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Friday, December 01, 2006

A "Gee Whiz, I'm Dumb" moment!

I like to think I'm an intelligent and reasonably observant person. But sometimes? I miss the flipping obvious. When I realize this, it's usually beyond a Random Ridiculous Realization. It becomes a "Holy crap, I am DUMB" moment.

Seriously. It wasn't until this post that I realized the "Y" in "Y, the last man" could be a reference to the Y Chromosome.

Completely never occurred to me! :-)

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  • At December 01, 2006 11:23 AM, Blogger Mallet said…

    Even I figured that out.

    And I'm the guy who holds the record for most headbutts to a steel door.

  • At December 01, 2006 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well,for a long time,I thought the word PARADIGM was pronounced PAIR-O-DIG-EM....

  • At December 01, 2006 1:20 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    There, there, dear. (pats on the back) We all have these senior moments. *snicker*

  • At December 01, 2006 4:54 PM, Anonymous david brothers said…

    Did you know that a number of the Y the Last Man covers feature a Y somewhere in the composition? So do a lot of the title/final pages.

  • At December 01, 2006 4:56 PM, Anonymous Michael Rawdon said…

    That's okay. It took me ten years of watching Doctor Who to realized that K9 was a pun. And I'm the king of puns!

  • At December 01, 2006 5:25 PM, Anonymous Loren said…

    I didn't get that either until I read Nick's compilation of LGBT content. I remember reading it and saying, "Oh, I get it now." So, we're in the same boat speeding off to Dumbopolis. Good to have the company! :)

  • At December 02, 2006 12:40 AM, Anonymous chuck said…

    Subtlety is lost on me; I've had to have 'obvious' things shown/explained to me in comics because I'm not looking for any deep meaning.

    There's NO way I would have picked up on the things you did with stop being hard on yourself...:-)

    BTW how did you end up doing with NaNoWriMo? Last update you had 18K words...did you get close? Will we ever see an excerpt?

  • At December 02, 2006 2:15 AM, Anonymous Seamus Gentz said…

    Not only that, but the name of the main character, Yorick, also begins with a Y!

    (I kid because I care)

  • At December 02, 2006 8:20 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    mallet: Maybe the scar tissue actually helped.

    anon: :-) Perils of learning words from books instead of tv. Pronunciation guides suck. :-)

    sallyp: Hee. Give me forty years, I'll show you a senior moment.

    david: :-)

    michael: Heheh. I'd make fun, but "y"

    loren: Yay. Good company!

    chuck: Aww. Thanks. And I posted a NaNoWriMo update (such as it is). Short answer: Not really. But that's life.

    seamus: Gasp!

  • At December 02, 2006 10:04 PM, Blogger Erich said…

    It kind of reminds me of the moments when I suddenly realized that a character I'd known for years had a name that was a pun: The Juggernaut = Cain Marko = Mark of Cain.

    (Not to mention how long it took me to realize that Steve Gerber's villainous land developer F.A. Schist translated into "fascist"...)


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