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  1. It says in the caption that it is a “Nom Sequitur“: in other words, “It Does Mot Follow“. The assertion is therefore plainly false.

  2. P.S. Perhaps the best course of action would be a scientific taste test: they should cook that insufferable squirrel and find out whether it “tastes like chicken”.

  3. Only a birdbrain would think chickens are mammals. Y’all certainly pecked an interesting CIDU this morning. Shell we move on to the next one now?

  4. Yeah, despite that being a leg, I think Daniel (hey there!) is on the right track as to how the character went astray about chickens being mammals: confusion over the term breast.

  5. I think it is probably a brain fart. (Akin to the “No, Brad is not your uncle” brain fart.) Although to my mind its a fundamentally stupid one– so much so as to be nearly inconceivable.

  6. Okay … but when you hear someone say num-nums for snacks it’s pretty much verbalized, wouldn’t you think? “Keep your hands off those num-nums on my desk!”

  7. He’s telling his friend Mammals that chickens are “Mmm!” (as in tasty).

    Unfortunately, the writer forgot the Vocative Comma. The word bubble should have read:

    “Chickens are mmm, Mammals!”

    Now it’s clear why Mammals doesn’t understand why his friend would say that.

    (No, I don’t really believe this is what is meant. But it doesn’t make any less sense than anything else!)

  8. I call fowl if you state a falsehood and call in a non sequitur; pullet out of your hat. Just a cheep joke.

  9. The Party is a really hilarious movie. Too bad it depends so much on ethnic / national portrayals.

  10. Did I miss the day when nom replaced num? And while I did catch it, I didn’t really like it when num replaced yum.

    “Nom” is an instance of eating sound, not an indicator of quality or appreciation.

  11. Mark in Boston: Does that “SUBSCRIBE” button mean people are expected ton pay money for that drivel?

    Anyhow, deety, I’m with you. Good food or drink merits a “yum.” I only learned what “nom” now means via crossword puzzles. I’m certainly not converting to saying that.

  12. Nom originally comes from Cookie Monster, who says “Om nom nom” while devouring things. I think LOLcats had a strong influence on its abbreviation and spread.

    @Ed: Subscribe on YouTube just means you are a regular follower of a channel (and can opt for notifications when a new video goes up). No money involved. For the viewer anyway. YouTube uses subscriber numbers as a metric for popularity and monetization.

  13. Addendum to DX’s notes on YouTube.

    Because “subscribe” feeds into ratings and monetization, some YouTubers make a big effort to sign you up. Sometimes they assume that you are watching from a YouTube browser page, and make gestures towards where the Subscribe button would be in that context. Also try to point out and get you to press the Notifications bell at top of screen. Also make reference to “More info is down there [points] in the Notes”. Also say they will welcome suggestions posted to comments “Below [point down again]”. And so on.

    This becomes amusing (or maybe sometimes frustrating) when you are viewing on an embedded video, or some other type of device, and all of those gestures and verbal directions are heading off into a vacuum!

  14. Though there is a thing about being signed in to your Google account when watching YouTube, which in some contexts they try pretty hard to get you to do. But it is YouTube doing that, not the particular presenter.
    Furthermore, there is a Premium membership to YouTube, not free at all, which they will at some point try to sell you.

  15. Brian in STL: So is it any different than watching YouTube on Chrome, and using the free AdBlock extension?

  16. @Winter: Brian in STL: So is it any different than watching YouTube on Chrome, and using the free AdBlock extension?

    I think it’s not about web and pop-up ads coming from the YT web pages (which an ad blocker might handle), but the video ads embedded before and sometimes during the video you’re actually meaning to watch.

  17. Danny Boy – That mostly makes sense, except by “embedded” do you mean the ads that are just part of the natural course of the video? If so, does Google require you to tell them where those ads start and stop when you post your video? (I don’t see how they could remove them, otherwise.)

  18. YT puts them there, so they can choose not to.

    @woozy: “num num” popped up new to me and surprising in… 1996 or so? I can’t find any of the taglines I remember from then in google though.

  19. I have not use either adblock or Premium on YouTube. You should note that the only way content creators are paid are through ads that play a certain portion of the way through or a cut of Premium. For creators that I support I let the ads play for the most part.

  20. Content creators can place the ad positions or let YouTube do it. Some video creators do not want ads during the videos (called mid-roll) so they explicitly place the ads, usually at the start.

  21. To clarify, most ads are run by YouTube. Some videos will product sponsorship as part of the video and that is not removed by Premium. However, the creator gets no ad revenue for a sponsored video.

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