Friday Funday CXX

closePlease note: This post was published over a year ago, so please be aware that its content may not be quite so accurate anymore. Also, the format of the site has changed since it was published, so please excuse any formatting issues.

Friday Funday brings you some fun and interesting links from my travels around the internet.

Wow, I totally spaced this on Friday. Sorry for the delay!

Totem [del.icio.us]

This game is weird. It took me a little while to figure out what was going on and what I was supposed to do. I’ll let you enjoy that as well.

Katamari Damacy [del.icio.us]

This game, like Totem, is hard to play without a proper mouse. I played both of them on my laptop, which has a touchpad. Kinda tricky.

“Hello World” Programs [del.icio.us]

A funny look at how programmers of different skill levels would (hypothetically) write “Hello, World” programs. On a related note, the popular name “Hello World” is grammatically incorrect, and should actually be written, “Hello, World”.

Kiwi! [del.icio.us]

A funny, if somewhat sad, video about a kiwi who yearns for flight.

Knitemare: Cats [del.icio.us]

A gallery (sort of) of photos of cats that incorporate various internet memes, including one that I just learned existed. Why didn’t I know about this meme until just now?

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3 Comments

  1. Phoenix

    You know, I’ve had this page open in a tab for so long, intending to comment, that NOT ONLY did this page go away (due to the directory change from the update), but ALSO the Mac Hall page I was going to send you to is now down. They say it’s going to be back up…

    I only found this tab again because I hit 350, and FireFox is taking up over a gig of swap. So, it’s (long past) time to trim.

    Anyway, yeah, no. “I’m in your place, verbing your nouns” is from a Mac Hall strip, about an in-game WoW conversation. Encyclopedia Dramatica is sometimes (often? always?) intentionally wrong, and should never be used as an accurate reference for anything, ever. The ED article indirectly references the SA post about StarCraft, but that’s also wrong, for two reasons:

    1) The phrase is different. Yes, I see how “OMG I’M KILLING J00R DOODZ” is similar, but can you see how it’s different? Goons can convince themselves that all memes start at SA though.

    2) As anyone who has ever played any RTS can tell you, when you are attacked, the computer notifies you automatically. In most games (for example, StarCraft) you can simply hit spacebar to go directly to the attack. It’s fairly difficult to be attacked and not know about it.

    Why am I replying to a five-month-old post? Revisionist history pisses me off! Mac Hall started this popular internet meme, and yet they get no love, no love at all. WTF?

  2. Phoenix, I think you may need to seek professional help.

    I know about ED being less-than-reliable, but I do appreciate the correction. It’s been so long since I posted this that I can’t remember why I chose ED in the first place. I suspect it had something to do with the large gallery of images depicting the meme.

  3. Phoenix

    I think you may need to seek professional help.

    Oh, you sound just like the leprechaun that tells me to burn things!

    What?

    I wish I could find the MacHall image. I know I saved it somewhere, and if I could find it, I could upload it somewhere and you could see, it’s pretty clearly the origin of the meme. I thought it was a pretty good comic on its own, and when I saw the phrase popping up later I was delighted. ^_^ But the MacHall guys don’t seem to care at all that they don’t get the credit. Bully for them, but I’ll stick to my guns.

    Time for more coffee! (I went to bed at 5am this morning, and got up at 7:30, so less than two cycles, so more coffee is needed)

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