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2012-12-13 01:58:23 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-13 02:17:43 PM  

ITGreen: [i.imgur.com image 187x188]


mycotopia.net
 
2012-12-13 02:41:29 PM  

walkerhound: ITGreen: [i.imgur.com image 187x188]

[mycotopia.net image 366x270]


I laughed.
 
2012-12-13 04:56:46 PM  
damn you subby, for a second there I thought that Bill the Cat had died (again).

don't scare me like that.
 
2012-12-13 05:23:05 PM  
Came here to give a link vote, but now I have to scan the boobies barcode.
 
2012-12-13 05:24:25 PM  

ITGreen: [i.imgur.com image 187x188]


Nice...
 
2012-12-13 05:25:57 PM  

ITGreen: [i.imgur.com image 187x188]

 
 
clever
 
2012-12-13 05:31:36 PM  
Uhh.....SKU check?
 
2012-12-13 05:33:43 PM  
Damn good headline, subby!
 
2012-12-13 05:48:11 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: Came here to give a link vote, but now I have to scan the boobies barcode.



Don't tell me they started bar-coding them.
 
2012-12-13 06:08:08 PM  

FriarReb98: Uhh.....SKU check?


fark a certain inventory company deeply. Colon-cleansingly deep.
 
2012-12-13 06:08:37 PM  

calbert: damn you subby, for a second there I thought that Bill the Cat had died (again).

don't scare me like that.


This was my first thought
 
2012-12-13 06:13:36 PM  
magculture.com
 
2012-12-13 06:13:50 PM  
Worst. Headline. Evar.
 
2012-12-13 06:15:37 PM  
Well, he looks exactly how the inventor of the bar code should look.
 
2012-12-13 06:17:10 PM  
I hate when these threads don't scan.
 
2012-12-13 06:20:04 PM  
Jesus i thought Berke Breathed had died. Good.

I mean not good for bar code guy.

blogs.mcall.com
 
2012-12-13 06:20:53 PM  
The first item ever bar coded? Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum, 1974.
 
2012-12-13 06:23:57 PM  
Hey subby make your goddamn barcode work. ITGreen's worked just fine. If you're going to talk code about dead bar code people, then make sure your code isn't dead.
 
2012-12-13 06:24:23 PM  

ITGreen: [i.imgur.com image 187x188]


Came for the QR pron link. Left disappointed.

/QR on all my biz cards. People like it.
 
2012-12-13 06:24:29 PM  
I remember when barcodes first came out some of the christian groups were claiming it was the "mark of the beast". I nearly got a barcode tat on the back of my neck, just so I could scare the hell out of them. Or would that be scare the hell into them? Yeah, I know it's supposed to be on the hand or the forehead, but I've worn an A-line cut for so many years, a barcode tat on the back of my neck christian groups (some) considered the mark of the beast would be clearly visible. Warped sense of humor = easily amused.

/extreme baptists are extremely paranoid
//wasn't always a Nordic type Heathen until I grew up and wised up, so I know the dealie-o with them baptist types 
///RIP, awesome dude
 
2012-12-13 06:26:38 PM  

IWood: Jesus i thought Berke Breathed had died. Good.

I mean not good for bar code guy.

[blogs.mcall.com image 465x500]


My first thought as well
 
2012-12-13 06:31:05 PM  
Something weird I noticed as a cashier; all Heinz products have a bar code that starts with 57000 (seriously, go check your fridge). There is also an embossed 57 on the neck of the bottle, it says "57 varieties" on the label, and the company's mailing address starts with PO Box 57.
 
2012-12-13 06:31:30 PM  

jj325: IWood: Jesus i thought Berke Breathed had died. Good.

I mean not good for bar code guy.

[blogs.mcall.com image 465x500]

My first thought as well


ditto
 
2012-12-13 06:31:58 PM  

Silly Jesus: Worst. Headline. Evar.


Complete with inappropriate SAD tag. Dunno where subby is from, but making it to 91 is a win to be celebrated in my book.
 
2012-12-13 06:32:59 PM  
I like
fuav.com

/Oblig
 
2012-12-13 06:34:54 PM  
I hope he had the decency to have a bar code tat, so the coroner don't mix up the bodies.

He'll probably have the first headstone bar coded so special scanners can be used to get the bio info instead of carving the stone.
 
2012-12-13 06:36:52 PM  
cdn.walyou.com
 
2012-12-13 06:38:01 PM  
fc08.deviantart.net
 
2012-12-13 06:38:40 PM  
www.paulfrasercollectibles.com
 
2012-12-13 06:38:55 PM  
I remember the "bullseye" grocery codes. They were manually applied to items at certain "ahead of their time" groceries before the UPC was standardized.
 
2012-12-13 06:40:10 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-13 06:40:12 PM  

lack of warmth: I hope he had the decency to have a bar code tat, so the coroner don't mix up the bodies.

He'll probably have the first headstone bar coded so special scanners can be used to get the bio info instead of carving the stone.


I had that idea a long time ago. That and having an LCD monitor embedded and hardened in the headstone so that people could look at photos of the loved one below. Then, through the clever pushing of buttons, a gag could be played - be it a photo of some corpse and a recorded scream, or some note asking for water because it sure is hot. :-) Yeah, someone else is doing it these days, but not with the humor part.
 
2012-12-13 06:42:06 PM  
Back in NJ in the eighties they had bar codes all over, but state law made the stores put individual price stickers on everything. How long did that last?
 
2012-12-13 06:42:42 PM  
They still have bar codes in NJ.
 
2012-12-13 06:43:15 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I remember when barcodes first came out some of the christian groups were claiming it was the "mark of the beast". I nearly got a barcode tat on the back of my neck, just so I could scare the hell out of them. Or would that be scare the hell into them? Yeah, I know it's supposed to be on the hand or the forehead, but I've worn an A-line cut for so many years, a barcode tat on the back of my neck christian groups (some) considered the mark of the beast would be clearly visible. Warped sense of humor = easily amused.

/extreme baptists are extremely paranoid
//wasn't always a Nordic type Heathen until I grew up and wised up, so I know the dealie-o with them baptist types 
///RIP, awesome dude



They felt the same way about social security numbers.
 
2012-12-13 06:45:06 PM  

rooftop235: lack of warmth: I hope he had the decency to have a bar code tat, so the coroner don't mix up the bodies.

He'll probably have the first headstone bar coded so special scanners can be used to get the bio info instead of carving the stone.

I had that idea a long time ago. That and having an LCD monitor embedded and hardened in the headstone so that people could look at photos of the loved one below. Then, through the clever pushing of buttons, a gag could be played - be it a photo of some corpse and a recorded scream, or some note asking for water because it sure is hot. :-) Yeah, someone else is doing it these days, but not with the humor part.


Congrats, dude. You just made my sis, my mom and I all bust into laughter.

/doing whole body donation myself
//might have to purchase a fake plot and headstone, just so I can thieve your water idea
 
2012-12-13 06:59:03 PM  
Is anyone else here old enough to remember when the bar codes first became widespread and some people thought they were the number of the beast or something from Revelation? There's some line in there predicting no one could buy or sell without the number in their hand or on their forehead.
 
2012-12-13 07:02:08 PM  
Wait, so does this make it more cool or less cool to get a barcode tattoo?
 
2012-12-13 07:08:58 PM  
digitalethos.org

Already happening.
 
2012-12-13 07:09:56 PM  
Do I need to know morse code to get the headline?
 
2012-12-13 07:13:02 PM  

rnatalie: I remember the "bullseye" grocery codes. They were manually applied to items at certain "ahead of their time" groceries before the UPC was standardized.


You sound old
 
2012-12-13 07:14:23 PM  
Why was the mob in the elevator music racket?
 
2012-12-13 07:16:58 PM  
Ack?

I thought Ack was Cathy's thing. And that Cathy Guisewite ( I can't spell her last name) had died.

No one reads or read Cathy here?
 
2012-12-13 07:16:59 PM  

rooftop235: I like
[fuav.com image 330x244]

/Oblig


I lold
 
2012-12-13 07:17:51 PM  
Back on topic: Rest in peace to dude, and thoughts and prayers to his family.
 
2012-12-13 07:19:44 PM  

ITGreen: [i.imgur.com image 187x188]


good one
 
2012-12-13 07:23:37 PM  
I want to biatch about a very annoying trend in newspaper headlines. They all do it, in all English speaking countries.

N. Joseph Woodland, Inventor of the Bar Code, Dies at 91

Unless he is dying as we read it then it should be Died not Dies.
 
2012-12-13 07:23:44 PM  

wildcardjack: [digitalethos.org image 600x442]

Already happening.


I wonder what the significance of that code was to the deceased?
 
2012-12-13 07:26:34 PM  
Everyone should have a bar code

farm1.staticflickr.com
 
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