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Old 07-10-2007, 12:44 PM
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Man, that stop-motion is so much better than the stupid Diet Coke stop-motion they've been showing in theaters recently....
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:18 PM
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http://www.wiihaveaproblem.com/image...es/p375/01.jpg

Behold the dedication of the Revolution bowler! A robot to automatically swing a Wiimote to get a strike every time! I find that to be either:

1. The coolest thing ever. Why not use every advantage (short of a Gameshark) that's available to to win a game.
2. THe most pathetic thing ever. After all, we're not talking about earning virtual gold on an MMORPG here, I'm pretty sure that all you get with Nintendo WiFi are bragging rights for winning the game.
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:39 PM
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I love that thing. There's gotta be a simpler way to cheat, but who needs one?

Anyway, it's well known around here that I am a master of Doom humour. But I'm not the master. Not by a long shot. No, the only people with any claim to that title are the makers of -- and I can't believe I didn't find out about this till now -- the 1996 promotional Doom comic.

Do not read while eating. What little you manage not to spit out won't go down well.

(Spot the Frank Miller reference on page one!)
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:05 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYduvEnJamM

Fantastic.

Battlestar opening meets DS9
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtWn1aKGWkI

If I had Homeworld 2 to hand, I would so be installing this mod now.
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:45 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulwer-...iction_Contest

As a fan of both Snoopy and Dixon Hill, the opener "it was a dark and stormy night" as long held a special place in my heart. Professor Rice has challenged people to come up with something even worse. You can enjoy the submitted entry at the Wikipedia page, but I have to relate the remarks of the latest winner:

Jim Guigli: My motivation for entering the contest was to find a constructive outlet for my dementia.

I think that most fivists will agree with me that this is one reason why we write fivers.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:16 PM
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Or in my case, insanity.



Hmm, this sounds familiar . . . .
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Anyway, it's well known around here that I am a master of Doom humour. But I'm not the master. Not by a long shot. No, the only people with any claim to that title are the makers of -- and I can't believe I didn't find out about this till now -- the 1996 promotional Doom comic.

Do not read while eating. What little you manage not to spit out won't go down well.
o_O Are we sure Mickey Spillane didn't have a hand in putting that together . . . ?
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:23 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_paperclip

Only in a crazy world like ours could a guy barter from a paperclip up to a farmhouse in Saskatchewan in thirteen steps. I find it inspiring, and even more clever than the Million Dollar Homepage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mil...ollar_Homepage
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:34 PM
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http://www.icechewing.com/

Finally! Proof that the world is doomed! An ice chewers forum? Who thought THAT up?

Hey, I'm a moderate ice chewing addict myself, but I'd never join a forum like that.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:42 PM
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...Wow.

The paperclip story is indeed a cool one, in a very Ferengi sort of way.
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...kfastStoneSoup

So I was wandering around TV Tropes and found this entry. The fact that it uses a Calvin and Hobbes strip immediately earns points, but the Dave Barry reference seals the deal, especially since I'd never heard that Barry joke before.

"Humorist Dave Barry once suggested that the commercial pitch should be, 'adjacent to this complete breakfast,' or, 'on the same table as this complete breakfast,' noting that the same claim could be made about 'a can of shaving cream, for instance, or a dead bat.'"
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Old 08-04-2007, 05:20 AM
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http://www.blogthings.com/quickanddirtyiqtest/

I found this Quick and Dirty IQ Test quite accurate, and NO, I won't reveal what I got.
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Bargearse.

Like Yu-Gi-Oh! TAS, but done long before that. LONG BEFORE, I mean there's a Christopher Skase reference.

And that IQ test made my non-American brain fail.
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You remind me of the introduction to Dave Barry's book Boogers Are My Beat. Here is an excerpt. Standard disclaimers of the frailty of human memory apply:

We went through some of my older columns to see if they were worth including. What we found, quite frankly, surprised us. They were full of people that were apparently at one time quite famous, but whose names no longer ring a bell. "Al Gore," for example?
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http://www.douglasadams.se/links/

This is officially the high point of my day. Douglas Adams was a fan of Dave Barry! Is that cool or what?
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...ustEatGilligan

I can't believe that this never occured to me. Just eat Gilligan! Read the page and you'll get it.
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http://www.technosphere.game-host.org/

A site I first stumbled across many moons ago that disappeared for a while, but now has return-ed. Basically, you create a creature, and it either eats other things or gets eaten itself, and perhaps even has offspring. I promise you, you'll not be able to stop with just one...
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:32 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y39gHihP74

Steam Trek! A great fanfilm shot in grainy black and white just like the old silent movies. It even uses those comical dialogue flashcards. The ship needs coal to keep going, so our intrepid crew must descend via ladder to a planet to get mixed up in various hijinks to save the day!
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That IQ test is US centred. How TF should I know about nickles and dimes?

However, I am apparently a verbal genius. Which fits - the last WAIS verbal score I got was 153.
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