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(22 Words)   So the person you're sending to pick up groceries is illiterate, and you're Michelangelo. How to make up the list?   (twentytwowords.com) divider line 32
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2014-02-07 06:20:37 PM
Hit him with my nun-chucks.
 
2014-02-07 06:38:02 PM
Later at the shop....

Hmm, first off Mickey would like me to get him um, er well it looks like he wants an infinite amount of pitcherfish.  Gee whiz, I hope you deliver and that his credit is good.

This could take FOREVER.
 
2014-02-07 06:42:57 PM
Shoot the hostage?
 
2014-02-07 06:45:03 PM
You would think he would want more pizza.
 
2014-02-07 07:55:47 PM
Wonderful.
 
2014-02-07 08:04:56 PM
Looks like eggs, wine,  something in a bowl, and fish
 
2014-02-07 08:06:44 PM
Not illiterate, He just didn't own a mirror.
 
2014-02-07 08:07:10 PM
Tell him to go on Foot.
 
2014-02-07 08:25:03 PM

Fano: Tell him to go on Foot.


It's dangerous, take this.
 
2014-02-07 08:48:47 PM
Fortunately the app I use for ordering groceries has pictures of most of the items.
 
2014-02-07 09:04:40 PM
I could sort of see this as some regular habit. The servant could be read through on the shopping list while pointing to the symbols, and after a couple of times it could be learned. Although if the servant could count I could probably teach him to remember the shopping list through mnemonics rather than waste paper.
 
2014-02-07 09:43:48 PM
 
2014-02-07 09:46:10 PM
Raphael would just keep stabbing his servants until they got it right.
Guy was a bit of a douchebag, even by renaissance standards.
 
2014-02-07 10:49:10 PM

CodeMonkey4Life: Raphael would just keep stabbing his servants until they got it right.
Guy was a bit of a douchebag, even by renaissance standards.


Weren't all the Renaissance masters a little bit strange?.
 
2014-02-07 10:58:32 PM
A bird with teeth?
 
2014-02-07 11:11:05 PM
Well, as long as he doesn't have to pick up any women, he's alright.


/he wouldn't want to pick up women anyway, because he was gay
//but seriously, he couldn't draw women
///he just drew men with breasts.
 
2014-02-07 11:37:21 PM
In countries with low literacy rates people shop based on the picture on the jar or tin. Which created a bit of a problem when American baby food manufacturers sent products there to be put on shelves with a picture of a smiling baby on the label.
 
2014-02-07 11:40:42 PM

CodeMonkey4Life: Raphael would just keep stabbing his servants until they got it right.
Guy was a bit of a douchebag, even by renaissance standards.


To be fair, Michaelangelo didn't have that option.  Nunchaku are not stabbing weapons.

/but Raph was always the hothead of the team
 
2014-02-08 12:15:43 AM
WTF is with that comment over in TFA???
 
2014-02-08 01:38:50 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: WTF is with that comment over in TFA???


Haha seriously. I just envision the guy writing this, thinking he nailed it. That's what it feels like to be wrong, right there. Feeling wrong is feeling right; you have to realize you're wrong to feel stupid. Anyway that thing was off the chain, or streets ahead, or anyway I lol'd.
 
2014-02-08 01:41:20 AM

DrowningLessons: The My Little Pony Killer: WTF is with that comment over in TFA???

Haha seriously. I just envision the guy writing this, thinking he nailed it. That's what it feels like to be wrong, right there. Feeling wrong is feeling right; you have to realize you're wrong to feel stupid. Anyway that thing was off the chain, or streets ahead, or anyway I lol'd.


Pretty sure it's some copy/pasted screed, the same exact text is floating around elsewhere
 
2014-02-08 01:56:42 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: WTF is with that comment over in TFA???


Bummer; if he's white, he can't stay in a red country and I'm pretty sure Europe doesn't want his kind either. Then again, I hear Antarctica is pretty much all white, so he's got that.
 
2014-02-08 06:34:19 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: WTF is with that comment over in TFA???


There's a whole lotta derpin' going on.
 
2014-02-08 07:28:05 AM
That comment was so full of awesome truth y'all are just running scared. Accept it, he just dropped a wisdom on your lawn and you can't handle it, so you just call him crazy, when in fact he's so crazy he's right.

Boom! Final soluted on your face.
 
2014-02-08 07:40:01 AM

Slaxl: That comment was so full of awesome truth y'all are just running scared. Accept it, he just dropped a wisdom on your lawn and you can't handle it, so you just call him crazy, when in fact he's so crazy he's right.

Boom! Final soluted on your face.


Wait Michelangelo was black?
 
2014-02-08 07:43:49 AM
I thought he was green.
 
2014-02-08 08:00:15 AM

EvilEgg: Slaxl: That comment was so full of awesome truth y'all are just running scared. Accept it, he just dropped a wisdom on your lawn and you can't handle it, so you just call him crazy, when in fact he's so crazy he's right.

Boom! Final soluted on your face.

Wait Michelangelo was black?


Black .. from the future!
 
2014-02-08 04:42:54 PM

Gordon Bennett: In countries with low literacy rates people shop based on the picture on the jar or tin. Which created a bit of a problem when American baby food manufacturers sent products there to be put on shelves with a picture of a smiling baby on the label.


Oh, really?
http://www.snopes.com/business/market/babyfood.asp
 
2014-02-08 07:42:33 PM
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2014-02-08 07:55:58 PM

suburbanguy: Gordon Bennett: In countries with low literacy rates people shop based on the picture on the jar or tin. Which created a bit of a problem when American baby food manufacturers sent products there to be put on shelves with a picture of a smiling baby on the label.

Oh, really?
http://www.snopes.com/business/market/babyfood.asp


Okay, maybe it is all nonsense but...

And ho-ho, isn't it funny to think of those cannibalistic primitives as actually being shocked at the thought of someone else's eating ground-up humans? What irony!

This tale is cultural prejudice at its worst;


No. Not at all. When I heard that illiterate people shopped by what was on the packaging I didn't think "haha, foolish Africans!". I didn't even think Africa at all. I certainly didn't think "Cannibals!!" No one then thought "haha, foolish Africans, used to be cannibals, probably, yet this bothers them."

I believe snopes when they say this isn't a thing, but wtf with their editorialising and adding racism on to the subject? The story has no racist overtones. There is nothing racist about being told illiterate people shop by whats on the packaging. Africa isn't even known for its cannibalism.
 
2014-02-08 09:38:27 PM
Well, not since Sgt Hartman shortdicked every cannibal on the Congo to motivate Private Pyle.
 
2014-02-09 02:40:39 AM
Servant: I got the angle worms you wanted.
Michelangelo: That wasn't worms, stupido! that was vermicelli!
Servant: Well, learn to draw!
Michelangelo: I am the greatest artist ever.
Servant: That's not what Leonardo says.
Michelangelo: Well, if you're so in love with Leonardo, take the worms over to him.

(later)
Michelangelo (sweetly): Did Leonardo enjoy his worms?
Servant: He sure did. He's still dissecting them now. Did you know that worms are hermaphrodites? I wonder how spaghetti reproduces.
Michelangelo: Spaghetti is not worms. It is pasta.
Servant: Ah, that explains why you see it growing on trees and bushes in the pasta district.
Michelangelo: They just hang it on bushes to dry, stupido! It's a paste, it's a pâté, it's a pasta. There's more nutrition in the twigs and leaves.
Servant: Oh, that reminds me. I got the Twiglets from England.
Michelangelo: You anachronism! Chocolate hasn't been invented.
Servant: That's probably why it took so long to find some.

And so it goes. Just one thing after another in Michelangelo, the comic book.

Next week: Donatelli discovers pizza.
 
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