Just a Face and a Caption: Occams Razor

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1 Spaztique18th May 2012 10:16:02 PM from Corpus Christi, TX
For Occam's Razor's current article, it's just a picture of Sweeny Todd holding a razor with dramatic text below.

Current image:

William of Ockham, preparing to murder yet another elaborate theory.

Edit: With the nature of the pic trying to be a visual pun, let me shift my focus on the caption: it doesn't have that visual pun punch like with What Happened to the Mouse? or Running Gag. What could help distinguish this from JAFAAC?

(Also, is there any way to change the reason for changing the image/caption to something else reflect the new purpose of this thread?)

edited 18th May '12 11:16:00 PM by Spaztique

It's a justforfun picture, so really the only question is whether or not you think it's funny.
3 Spaztique18th May 2012 11:02:04 PM from Corpus Christi, TX
Alrighty. I'm new here, so I just assumed it applied to all pages, but it still kind of a bugs me a bit.

Edit: Just got the message for posting, and visual puns are listed as safe to this kinda thing. I get the ones where it's more obviously a visual pun, but this one was subtle enough to fly right over me. Perhaps the caption needs to be changed?

edited 18th May '12 11:05:03 PM by Spaztique

Made the caption a pothole to Visual Pun. That good?
Becky: Who are you? The Mysterious Stranger: An angel.
Huck: What's your name? The Mysterious Stranger: Satan.
I think a better caption would be just "William of Ockham, holding his razor."

Of course, if someone can provide a picture that actually serves to illustrate the concept, that would be preferable.
Let's just say and leave it at that.
6 Willbyr19th May 2012 05:30:02 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
7 DragonQuestZ19th May 2012 11:13:34 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
The problem is it's a pun on what is already a metaphorical term of the trope. The actual point is the preference of the simpler explanation. That can still be done with some kind of pun, but it's not shown in the current picture or the suggestions.
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8 helterskelter19th May 2012 11:50:59 AM , Relationship Status: Drift compatible
[up][up] I much prefer that one. The current one could actively give you the wrong idea of the trope. That one is clearly Just for Fun and doesn't grant any suppositions about it either way.
In uffish thought
[up][up][up] Prefer to current, since it doesn't require a caption. Current is still good, though.
10 FinalStarman19th May 2012 04:36:28 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
Personally I prefer the current image but either one works. Here's how the suggestion looks at 350:

11 Spaztique19th May 2012 07:10:09 PM from Corpus Christi, TX
I actually like the two choices, now: the link to Visual Pun clears it up for stuffy peeps like me, and the alternative image works just as well.

Problem solved, I'd say.
12 Willbyr19th May 2012 07:29:40 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
[up][up] Definitely prefer that one to the Sweeney Todd pic.

Move to replace

It's clearly a visual pun, so it's not something gives a semblance of being a serious use of the trope/idea, which is a good thing.
Replace. The new pic has some relation to William of Ockham.
15 Willbyr27th Jun 2012 06:19:19 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Bump...anyone else?
16 GearLeader27th Jun 2012 09:56:32 AM from Dota Hell , Relationship Status: Married to the job
I agree with Willbyr on the new pic.

edited 27th Jun '12 9:56:42 AM by GearLeader

Yes, I like the Willbyr's pic.
18 Willbyr27th Jun 2012 01:36:57 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
That's enough of a consensus with the previous votes to make the switch; the razor pic is up, potholed, and tagged. No caption needed; add as you feel necessary. Locking up.
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