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The "Have You Ever Wondered..." Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Have you ever wondered why the color of cyan, green, and brown never print out the same as the colors of cyan, green, and brown on a computer monitor?
  2. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    That'd be because you haven't synced them.

    *pointedly refraining from Mac comment to mollify Sarge*

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  3. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You know what I've wondered? Why all of the characters on Green Acres wear the exact same clothes in every single episode, and even in that reunion movie? For a live action sitcom, Green Acres was THIS close to being a real life cartoon.
  4. Piggy The Frog Well-Known Member

    I've always wondered about the word "disgruntled". We've all been disgruntled at one point or another, but has anyone ever been gruntled?
  5. Mister Muppet Active Member

    I've been disgruntled a couple of times
  6. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm disgruntled more times then I can count. :p
  7. Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    For a while I had that I was a disgruntled bat demon in my sig :p
  8. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    And you still aren't a disgruntled bat demon? :p
  9. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    We should all strive for gruntledness!
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  10. Piggy The Frog Well-Known Member

    Yay for gruntledness! :D
  11. Hubert Well-Known Member

    You know, that is true, minus Lisa. Interesting thought.
  12. Piggy The Frog Well-Known Member

    To go along with that thought, have you noticed that the characters on Lost started wearing completely new clothes after a while? I'm not talking about their time off the island.
  13. dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I've always wondered if Wonder Woman eats Wonder Bread.
  14. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't know, but they found Alice in Wonder Bread once though.
  15. newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    :boo: Boooooooo.

    I now want some Alice Cooper in Wonderland Bread!
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  16. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Something I have wondered: If a writer writes a funny line or scene or character in a script, and the line/character/entire scene ends up not being filmed at all, but the writer really liked it, and it's not too speciffic to the production in question, is the writer free to reuse it for a different production, or does the production company hold a copyright?

    I also wonder if people can copyright single jokes or funny lines. I also wonder how professional stand-up comedy acts are done. How they transition from routine to routine, and if they write several unrelated jokes (I know that the "fish sticks" episode of South Park has Jimmy writing jokes on paper), do they actually title the joke page or even care if somebody who hears the joke steals it for their own performance later?

    I've only been to a comedy club once, and while I tried watching for it, I couldn't really notice any transitions from joke to joke or routine to routine. I'm sure many improvise a lot, but I'm sure there's still planning with the improve, and if they only improvise, do they continue telling the same improvised jokes/one-liners/routines? And should it really qualify as "improv" just because the comedian doesn't actually write or have anyone else write it but plans it ahead of time?
  17. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm not exactly sure a joke or a line can be copyrighted like that... not to mention, shows have a tendency to recycle jokes and lines occasionally.
  18. minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    What I've been wondering is why do they call it Apple Jacks if it doesn't taste like.... Okay, just kidding there.

    Actually, I wonder, do online advertisers feel financially secure? From what I understand when it comes to sponsoring online video content the advertisers have to pay every time a video they sponsor is viewed (actually I think I read in the thatguywiththeglasses forum that they only have to pay if the viewer watches the commercial portions, so if somebody starts watching a video but then decides to stop watching before all commercials are shown those companies don't have to pay). Do companies ever worry about what would happen if a video they sponsor get more views than the companies have money to pay for advertising? If it's advertising on television they only have to pay for each time the commercial is shown regardless of views, but online anybody can keep rewatching the same program more freely. And just because people see the commercials doesn't mean people will buy the products; I've seen many commercials for products that I have no interest in, regardless of what I think about the actual commercials.

    I've noticed that iTunes seems to have a number of exclusive compilation albums of various artists and such, but since people can choose between downloading full albums or just individual songs, what's the point of download-only compilations? I can see physical compilations being useful, but if you can download each song individually than what's to stop people from just downloading songs from the studio albums or compilations that exist in physical media?

    In an "Ask Al" entry at weirdal.com, Weird Al Yankovic once mentioned that he gets more money from physical album sales than digital, even though (from his point of view) it'd make more sense for him to make more money from the digital sales since there's less expenses (no packaging, no shipping, etc.). But that makes me wonder if everybody working on the albums get residuals from downloads, or if it's the main artist/songwriter/whatever. Considering individual songs seem to cost 99 cents to 1 dollar and something I can't quite figure out how they can divide such a small amount of money to everybody involved on individual tracks. But just because I don't know how it works doens't mean that it doesn't work.

    On the subject of iTunes, considering people can just download individual songs from each album, do album sales get counted if just a few tracks get downloaded? Or would each song from the album need to be downloaded a certain amount of times (whether by the same person or multiple individuals) in order to count as a full album sale and therefore bring the album to gold or platinum (or higher) status?
  19. D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Have you ever wondered if different animals can understand each other when they communicate (like can a dog understand a cat's meowing while it understands the dog's barking), or do you think each different species' form of communication is like different languages among humans?
  20. minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    I've wondered that about Louie, Reverend Jim, and Latka on Taxi.

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