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Old 04-04-2008, 09:08 AM
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Ha ha ha ha HA HA HA HA HA! Welcome back to meddling in God's domain! Last year, as some of you will remember, I created Zombie FiveMinute.net. (Check the news page if you've forgotten the premise.) It didn't really get off the ground, it just shambled a bit and then fell over. So this year I decided to bring it back to life... as a zombie!

Then I remembered it was already a zombie. Did that stop me? Pfft. Welcome to Zombie Zombie FiveMinute.net!

Those of you who took a look on April 1 (the bold, unheralded beginning of this new site, not that you should read anything into that) will have noticed the link to our first feature, Zombie Five-Minute 4chan Memes. Zombies are, of course, slow, so I've had trouble getting the site to produce anything further. But it will, so help me! And in the meantime, I've updated the Statement of BRAINS and such.

So come up to the lab, and see what's on the slab. I see you shiver with antici...

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Old 04-04-2008, 12:02 PM
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... the link to our first feature, Zombie Five-Minute 4chan Memes.

Aaaaargh! (Again!)
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So I'm all, like, hey, it's late at night, fiveminute.net didn't do an April Fool's Joke, so let's just go read some old--what the frak! In fact, Zeke has taught me an important lesson about April Fool's jokes: they are far more effective and surprising when pulled on days other than April Fool's Day. I did, in fact, jump in my chair. Nicely done, sir.

I'll spare you all the bragging about the April Fool I pulled and cut to the chase, which is: Come now! Half-a-million "brain" jokes and not once does the math PhD or whatever you are manage to make a joke about branes? I'm disappointed.

Amused, yes. Very amused, in fact. But disappointed all the same.
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So I'm all, like, hey, it's late at night, fiveminute.net didn't do an April Fool's Joke, so let's just go read some old--what the frak! In fact, Zeke has taught me an important lesson about April Fool's jokes: they are far more effective and surprising when pulled on days other than April Fool's Day. I did, in fact, jump in my chair. Nicely done, sir.
I'd like to take that praise, but as I just noted in Misc, I wasn't lying in the newspost. I did do the ZZ5M.net thing on April 1 (albeit just barely). The newspost was a couple of days late for reasons that are not entirely unzombielike: I kept falling asleep at inappropriate times.

As for branes, I'm all braned out after reading the entire comment thread on xkcd's Zombie Fenyman strip (to see if anyone else had been annoyed about Fenyman's "unscientific darkness" line).* But I must admit I'd never heard of the things before that.

* Nobody had, of course. They really drink the Kool-Aid over there.
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* Nobody had, of course. They really drink the Kool-Aid over there.
All the more reason for you to start your own.

Just sayin'.

I went back and looked up the Zombie Feynman cartoon, and am forced to admit that I have no idea what you're talking about. I thought the punchline of that was brilliant, though, because it had both the string theorist snipe and the brane/brain pun. What do you have against Mythbusters?
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All the more reason for you to start your own.

Just sayin'.
Flattering as that is, I would have the minor problem that any xkcd-like comic I created now would be seen, with some justice, as a ripoff. At least with fivers I'm in the opposite position. (grumble grumble movies in fifteen minutes grumble)

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Not a thing. I have something against the idea that we're in the "unscientific darkness" (though it's not out of character for Fenyman to say it).
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Z, two questions:

1. Why, if you started a webcomic, would it need to be similar to XKCD?
2. Even if it were a ripoff, why would that matter?
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Internet Cliche Joke #425: I say thee NAY!

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