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Nate the Great 09-28-2007 12:04 PM

Oh. My assumption was that since Wikipedia (unlike is so persnickety about "notability" (whatever THAT is), simply creating a photo, blog, and an eBay sale is enough to base a wiki page on. After all, if you were allowed to create pages on anything at all, Wikipedia would quickly descend into chaos (if it's not already).

Nate the Great 10-01-2007 06:34 AM

This one just wowed me. Totally amazing.

I found this thing through I'm still goggling at it. A hundred-year-old lightbulb that's been lit (more or less) continuously for all this time? Yikes. You learn something new every day.

LtFielding 10-04-2007 12:57 AM

Hopefully you all have visited this website

The Dead Awaken

Nate the Great 10-04-2007 07:40 AM

Talk about circular reasoning. We've got a guy called LtFielding, and he's sending us a link to the site that we're already on (more or less). Suddenly it ties together jokes from two completely different Victorian authors. On the one hand, there is the inevitable "sick of cleverness" gag from The Importance of Being Earnest that Zeke and I have already driven into the ground. On the other hand, we've got the more obscure "Mr. F" gag from Sense and Sensibility. "Maybe he's a handsome lefftenant." "The elusive Mr. F." "He has no profession." Et cetera. Aud nauseum.

NAHTMMM 10-05-2007 02:40 AM

LtFielding, is that a field mouse in your avatar? Whatever it is, it's cute. :)

mudshark 10-05-2007 06:08 PM

I think it's a chinchilla, possibly Chilean.

Nate the Great 10-07-2007 04:43 AM

Legend to the Future

This is a wonderful fanfic that I just discovered, a crossover between the wonderful Richard Dean Anderson/John deLancie series Legend and the Back to the Future movies (specifically, background for BTTF III).

Wowbagger 10-11-2007 06:15 AM


Originally Posted by Zeke (Post 74045)
Oh, don't get me started on xkcd. That guy makes me SO MAD. I've said before that I could have been the Websnark guy -- well, I could have been the xkcd guy even more. But noooo, he's the one giving a speech at MIT on the strength of his stick figures.


Also, he's one of those smug Linux jerks who are all smug and jerky about their smug jerky Linuxness. And he can't stop pointing out all the sex he's apparently had. And -- look, I acknowledge that this is spite. I love his comics; he deserves his success. But he's yet another guy who came after me and got famous doing my kind of humour. I can't help being frustrated by that.

Keep fighting, Zeke. You've already made a breakthrough--sort of--with the unattributed quote stolen from one of your guest writers and ripped out of all surrounding context now circulating the war-torn streets of Baghdad to make a sordid political point.

xkcd is the next step. I guarantee it. I mean, you totally could have done River Tam Beats Up Everyone.

Of course, that means closing down this website and going mainstream. But it's not like there's been a Trek fiver yet this year. It would be hard to miss it any harder than we already do.

Although I freely admit I carried the Shran apology around for days afterwards. Days. Posted it in my locker. And, you know what? The Trekkies came. And they laughed.

Nate the Great 10-12-2007 01:56 AM

This link explains itself.

AKAArzosah 10-12-2007 04:32 AM

Not really....

Unless you're deliberately linking to a 'hotlink alert', in a round-about way?

But I found the relevant picture anyway.

Nate the Great 10-12-2007 12:13 PM

Okay, it did NOT look like that when I copied the link. It was a blown-up picture of a frame from First Contact. One of the art designers or something had inserted a tiny, blurry Millennium Falcon into the battle for Earth. Of course, no one would notice until the advent of frame-by-frame DVD players. It was just an in-joke that I thought was cute.

mudshark 10-12-2007 05:54 PM

I've seen that picture before, but you can't hotlink to images at EAS -- never could.

Wowbagger 10-12-2007 06:35 PM

Yeah, fool.

Let's berate Nate, because "Nate" and "berate" rhyme.

Nate the Great 10-12-2007 09:08 PM

Why can't you? We're talking about hyperlinks here, not copying.

mudshark 10-13-2007 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 74898)
Why can't you? We're talking about hyperlinks here, not copying.

Because they don't want you to do it. They're exercising control over their content.

What an idea, eh?

Nate the Great 10-13-2007 05:45 PM

Yeah, but still...

mudshark 10-13-2007 05:56 PM

Would you like some cheese to go with that whine?

Nate the Great 10-13-2007 10:32 PM

Velveeta, please!

Nate the Great 10-14-2007 12:00 AM

I hope you guys don't apply the moral of this comic to me.

PointyHairedJedi 10-14-2007 11:05 AM

...No, of course we don't.

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