User talk:Eighty5cacao/misc/Who's Cuter

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Active celebrity[edit]

In the hot column: Kim Kardashian. In the gonk column: Kim Cardassian. --Tepples (talk) 04:54, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Acknowledged. I'd prefer not to overemphasize the trend of "cute" meaning "sexy" in American English, though. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 05:09, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Which incidentally gives me an idea for "decorating" each pic with more than one bit. The first round would have the player assign "cute", "sexy", "meh", or "ugly" label to each pic with one of four Control Pad directions. This would provide more than one bit of data per pic to bias the sorting. --Tepples (talk) 20:26, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
So maybe I wasn't prompt enough to explain my general idea: As I understand, you've mainly been thinking near the two ends of the cute-vs.-ugly continuum, but I'd like to see some characters on the ugly cute border, as well as creepy cute.
The multi-bit voting is probably better suited for a separate sequel program with a different name. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 01:37, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

BuzzFeed's "a dog"[edit]

#4 in this is the great state of "a dog." --Tepples (talk) 20:10, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

I see what you're getting at, but realistically I'd still prefer a photo of an actual dog (which is why I suggested doge). --Eighty5cacao (talk) 01:39, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Dora Is Stalked by Omniscient and Omnipotent Strangers[edit]

I saw the same Cracked article and wrote a WMG that reinterprets Preston Xander's evidence in a far less horrifying manner: Dora the Explorer is Man vs. Wild for kids. In the Cracked article's comments section, h3llo41 and poorcolossus agree with me. --Tepples (talk) 21:22, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Ata the skeleton[edit]

For the creepy-cute section: #1 of 5 Sets of Ancient Remains That Have Baffled The Experts -

I posted this on talk because none of the Cracked commenters mentioned "cute" or obvious synonyms of the word in reference to that item, and the human(oid) would probably have looked creepier when alive.

The Cracked article cites a Science Magazine article, in which a commenter mentioned a resemblance to Beavis & Butt-head, who are already in the test.

(Most news reports on this skeleton appear to be referencing a LiveScience article.) --Eighty5cacao (talk) 21:00, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

A Cracked commenter mentioned hearing that the skeleton in question was found to be a hoax. It would have to have been a fairly elaborate hoax that involved the use of blood (and bone marrow?) from living humans in order to provide testable DNA.
A cursory look shows that if that were the case, coverage in reliable sources did not continue sufficiently long for any mention to reach the English Wikipedia (see e.g. Category:Hoaxes in science). If I do verify this, I will retain this section as food for thought about the Beavis and Butt-head connection. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 06:58, 16 May 2015 (UTC) (+ 06:08, 18 May 2015 (UTC))
As I understand, later studies have supported the miscarriage hypothesis and ruled out the "6 to 8 years old" hypothesis. Not so relevant here though... --Eighty5cacao (talk) 19:50, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
For the record, the Wikipedia article is Atacama skeleton. No further comment. --Eighty5cacao (talk) 04:45, 11 July 2020 (UTC)