Popcorn Philosophy

Alternate Title: How to Eat Popcorn and Alienate People
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Or be forced to look at Comic Sans


Probably the only comic you'll see today that's got a semicolon. Also I don't know if I used that semicolon properly so maybe it doesn't even count.


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User's Comments:

amiko_16, November 11th, 2009, 10:24 pm


and at least I'm not the only one that eats it one kernel at a time

Midnight_Luna, November 11th, 2009, 10:48 pm

I eat it one kernel at a time, don't share, and still manage to eat it all before the previews start. I guess I just eat fast.

Marfan (Guest), November 11th, 2009, 11:18 pm

Actually, you did misuse that semicolon. You're using it to connect two independent clauses, and that's the job of a coordinating conjunction (like "and" or "but") and a comma.

Jacob L, November 11th, 2009, 11:33 pm

when using a semicolon, you dont need a conjuction afterwards; just slap that second sentence on.

Orphie, November 12th, 2009, 6:42 am

What they said about semicolons.

tezzle, November 12th, 2009, 7:11 am

Conjunction-junction, that's a fine-ass BUT!

SuperCosta, November 12th, 2009, 11:42 am

I've got a friend who always wants to share popcorn. I hate this and he hates me when I hate sharing popcorn. Also, he puts pickle flavoring on his popcorn and that just makes me want to puke.

Ennokni, November 12th, 2009, 3:43 pm

Well I'm gonna leave it in there. The semicolon. It adds personality.

Also Orphie, that statement was very funny though I'm not sure why.

robybang, November 12th, 2009, 4:58 pm

Reminds me of the Tragedy of the Commons (look it up).

Then, there's the opposite that I've seen happen. I have a bunch of really nice friends and one buys a big tub of popcorn to share. My friends are too nice to take advantage of the other friend's generosity, and the one who bought it did it for the purpose of sharing. So she's constantly passing the tub down the row and everyone takes like one piece. By the end of the movie, there's a tub of cold popcorn barely touched. Friend wasted money, other friends didn't get their fill out of morbid politeness. Still, the lesson's the same: Get your own damn bag.

Smarmodon (Guest), November 14th, 2009, 9:16 am

FYI- I was on SecretZen and I saw one of your comics. Thought you would be happy about it. It's the daily life one.

Matt (Guest), November 16th, 2009, 10:28 pm

Matt's comment At my local theatre, you get free refills. This does not truly solve the problem, as someone has to leave during the movie to get more popcorn, missing a minute or 2 of the movie. (the importance\awesomeness of these 2 minutes is a complete gamble.

Tortus (Guest), December 16th, 2009, 7:08 am

WHOA! Holy crap! It IS the tragedy of the commons!!! I guess I learned something in Economics after all!!!

I eat popcorn by licking it out of the box. Seriously, it sticks to your tongue! It's great because you don't get buttery hands, you get the right amount at once and nobody wants to share your popcorn! It's win-win-win!

Also I hate how grabbing a handful of popcorn often pushes most of the pieces out of your hand and you end up with like two pieces anyway... And then you've handled all the popcorn which is unhygienic.

Phibrizoq (Guest), January 3rd, 2010, 2:49 pm

The whole popcorn issue has a lot to do with Game theory and the Nash equilibrium, which is easily one of the most interesting things that you learn when studying Economics.

hjgjjhkhhg (Guest), March 13th, 2010, 10:25 pm

VOTE: Sweet popcorn or salty?

Syne, March 30th, 2010, 10:50 pm

I am EXACTLY the same XD

cuzin, July 19th, 2010, 12:42 am

I know exactly what you mean!!!!! i promise!!! I have to confiscate the popcorn to make sure we still have some during the movie!!!! ^^

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