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PointyHairedJedi 03-30-2008 09:32 AM

Toot toot toot toot!

That is to say, at last the universe makes sense. Now who would like a slice of emmental?

Nate the Great 03-30-2008 11:32 PM

Star Trek Alumni in the DCAU

Whoa! I didn't know that so many Trek actors voiced characters in the Batman cartoon and all of its spinoffs. Be amazed, ladies and gentlemen!

Nate the Great 03-31-2008 02:46 AM

So I'm wandering around the Nitcentral archives, and find a page of MSTed Stargate scenes. My favorite is:

(Teal'c is telling Ishta of SG-1's exploits)
Teal'c: And then there was a solar flare and we travelled back through time-
Ishta: Time travel is impossible!

Just in case a few of you missed that particular episode, Ishta is a sort of Jaffa Amazon who was also Teal'c's love interest. She's played by Jolene Blalock, also known as T'Pol of Star Trek: Enterprise fame. And we ALL know how much 22nd-century Vulcans hate time travel, don't we? :)

Nate the Great 03-31-2008 05:51 AM


By the standards of this comic, I'm a weirdo (huge shock, I know). By the way, I own that omnibus book. Great read!

mudshark 03-31-2008 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 76254)
The Zelda Dance!

I can't find the words to describe this. Just watch and you'll understand.

Good God, it looks like one of those ridiculous Benny Lava videos.


Originally Posted by PointyHairedJedi (Post 76256)
Toot toot toot toot!

That is to say, at last the universe makes sense. Now who would like a slice of emmental?

Emmenthal? Any time, really. Wonderful stuff.

Have we had this one yet?

PointyHairedJedi 03-31-2008 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by mudshark (Post 76262)
Emmenthal? Any time, really. Wonderful stuff.

Good stuff. You just run out and buy some, and then we can all have a piece. ;)

Nate the Great 03-31-2008 11:12 PM

That Netdisaster one is quite a cute idea.

PointyHairedJedi 04-02-2008 04:42 PM

Menuhin playing Bach.

If he's so talented, then how come he's dead?

Chancellor Valium 04-02-2008 09:40 PM

On a similar theme: Widor's Toccata - but played at closer to the speed Widor himself considered 'correct', which is fairly unusual.

PointyHairedJedi 04-02-2008 09:54 PM

Talented gits, the lot of them.

mudshark 04-07-2008 09:13 PM

We pause now for a message from

the Leonard Nimoy Should Eat More Salsa Foundation.

Chancellor Valium 04-07-2008 09:43 PM

Is that like The Save The Spiral Foundation?

Nate the Great 04-07-2008 11:12 PM

PNQ: Where do you people FIND these things? ;)

Chancellor Valium 04-08-2008 02:09 AM

ZOMBO COM, where the only yourself!

mudshark 04-08-2008 02:33 AM

ZOMBO COM! Celeste's favorite.

Zombo came to mind as soon as I saw the savethespiral page.


Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 76332)
PNQ: Where do you people FIND these things? ;)

On the Internet -- you may have heard of it.

Nate the Great 04-08-2008 04:13 AM

Ah, Cliched Internet Joke #24. Can't get too many of those.

PNQ: How far can I push the Cliched Internet Joke #X gag before you guys lynch me?

mudshark 04-09-2008 06:02 AM

What time is it?

PointyHairedJedi 04-09-2008 08:56 AM

Half-past lynching o'clock, I believe. ;)

Chancellor Valium 04-09-2008 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 76335)
Ah, Cliched Internet Joke #24. Can't get too many of those.

PNQ: How far can I push the Cliched Internet Joke #X gag before you guys lynch me?

PNQ: What makes you think that making Cliched Internet Joke #X references in the first instance wasn't a lynching offence?


Nate the Great 04-09-2008 07:04 PM

You may have a point, there. Too bad points are zero-dimensional objects and thus only exist theoretically. :)

PointyHairedJedi 04-10-2008 07:10 PM

My hair respectfully disagrees with you.

Nate the Great 04-10-2008 08:53 PM

That's random...

Nate the Great 04-12-2008 07:04 AM

What I Won't Do When Directing Shakespeare

Think of it as the Shakespeare version of the Evil Overlord List. Here are a few of my favorite exerpts (there are 359 rules, and some of you may not want to bother):

5. I will not make actors in battle scenes wear knitted chainmail of a color that makes them resemble not so much a medieval warrior as Winnie-the-Pooh.

36. Keanu Reeves will not be allowed near the production.
Nate: Actually this one confuses me. I liked him in Much Ado About Nothing, really!

50. The "to be" speech should not end with the line "from henceforth shall all my thoughts be bloody."
Nate: Apparently Derek isn't the only one with the dirty mind. :)

296. I will never tell my actors that they don't need to understand the text, they just need to say it.
Nate: Very important. This one isn't even humorous, it's really good advice.

303. I will not present Macbeth with Klingon characterization (no matter how many Trekkies are in the cast).
Nate: You can't appreciate Shakespeare until you've read him in the original Klingon.

321. Any actors should be forbidden from calling anyone "Dude". This also applies to minor characters.
Nate: Aw, dude, that's harsh! ;)

326. I will not costume Henry V in Star Trek uniforms.
Nate: Why Henry V, particularly? (PNQ!)

Nate the Great 04-14-2008 09:06 AM

The following is from a thread over at Nitpicker Central:

I wonder if, in the holosuite, Garak & Bashir hear the same musical score that we the audience hear?
Garak: The music has changed.
Bashir: Yes. That means trouble is approaching.

Hehe. Oh yeah, another plug for Nitpicker Central. :)

Nate the Great 04-16-2008 12:07 PM

Watch out, it's another PNQ/Link crossover!

The Buttered Cat Paradox!

So, if a cat always lands on its feet, and toast always lands butter-side down, will you get an antigravity effect by strapping a piece of buttered toast to a cat's back and dropping it?

PointyHairedJedi 04-19-2008 11:26 AM

If only I had a cat to test that out.

*Stares speculatively into the distance*

Nate the Great 04-20-2008 12:53 AM

*The distance stares back, nodding toward a cat suit in the corner*


PointyHairedJedi 04-25-2008 09:13 AM


The Magic Pen game. It uses a basic Newtonian physics engine (apparently), and bearing that in mind you have to draw various shapes in order to get a ball from one area to another. Mostly that involves using gravity, but some of them requite some inventive thinking (there are hinges to play with too).

Nate the Great 04-30-2008 03:52 PM

The Play

Uh, yeah. This is yet another reason why I don't follow collegiate or professional sports.

PointyHairedJedi 05-01-2008 07:25 AM

And there are so many to begin with. :D

Nate the Great 05-01-2008 03:08 PM

Totally not going there. Sports guys can be fanatics, and if I start a ruckus you may as well start outlining my body in chalk right now. ;)

Nate the Great 05-02-2008 03:45 AM

The Hyrulean Bride

A wonderful fanfic that transposes the plot of The Princess Bride to Hyrule. I should note that this one isn't Link/Zelda shipping, it's Link/Malon. Both are okay with me, as noted in my Ocarina of Time fiver:

Malon: Hi Link! When you grow up you can have Epona! By the way, I'm another female character, so of course, I need to flirt with you.
Link: Sounds good to me. Hey, didn't I marry you in a previous game?
Malon: Shhhh! This is the first game chronologically, remember?
Link: Oh, right, sorry.

Nate the Great 05-02-2008 04:24 AM

Oh, a few provisos to the preceding scene. I've had the niggling desire to set the record straight about this stuff for awhile, so I suppose the fanfic gave me an opening.

1. The idea that Malon is based on Marin from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is merely a fan theory held by some that I'd picked up online.
2. I've never beaten LA, much less met Marin, so I wouldn't know.
3. The "prior game marriage" thing was a mistake on my part based on circumstantial and extremely flimsy research into the subject material.
4. I still think that the OOT fiver doesn't reflect my best work. Yes, I'm still beating that dead horse.
5. At the time, OOT (as far as I know) was supposed to be the first game chronologically. Now that it's ten years later, the chronology (official or not) seems to put other games before OOT. The Minish Cap, in particular.

Nate the Great 05-14-2008 06:11 AM

The Wizard of Hyrule

Just a quick screenshot that I thought was cute.

Nate the Great 05-16-2008 10:01 PM

Best Geek Quotes

The second example is the reason why I had to post this link:

"Microsoft: 'You've got questions. We've got dancing paperclips.'"

The ninth is something I never saw before, but I immediately thought "that is totally an engineer's response!"

"The glass is neither half-full nor half-empty: it's twice as big as it needs to be."

The twenty-second seems a little harsh, but I know how much some geeks hate Windows:

"Failure is not an option -- it comes bundled with Windows."

The forty-ninth is something I've seen many times, but that doesn't make it any less clever:

"Alcohol & calculus don't mix. Never drink & derive."

The sixty-ninth is another old one that you can't read too often:

"Someone once said a million monkeys using a million keyboards could reproduce the complete works of William Shakespeare. Thanks to MySpace, we now know that to be entirely false."

And of course, people who've taken chemistry can appreciate the hundred-and-first:

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

JVTruman 05-17-2008 03:37 PM


Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 76442)
The sixty-ninth is another old one that you can't read too often:

"Someone once said a million monkeys using a million keyboards could reproduce the complete works of William Shakespeare. Thanks to MySpace, we now know that to be entirely false."

Wasn't that one originally done with Usenet?

Nate the Great 05-17-2008 05:24 PM

Beats me. You see, I really didn't get into the Internet until 2000 or so. We were fully World Wide Web by that time. In fact, it wasn't until I got into online gaming that I fully understood the barriers that text-only surfing poses, both technical and interactive. That one's an interesting story, having to use IP addresses to connect specifically with one other person in this modern age of instant messengers. Besides, I have no doubt that the joke will be altered and updated every time the major Net interaction method changes.

Nate the Great 05-22-2008 01:49 AM


A riff on the classic James Bond line "Do you expect me to talk?" using a bit of geek humor. Trust me, it's better than it sounds.

Nate the Great 05-27-2008 05:13 AM


Well, it IS the Internet Movie Database, so when they say that Patrick Stewart was an early contender for the part of Jafar, but he had to turn it down, much to his regret, I believe it. I try to imagine him as Jafar, and it seems so twisted and yet so right at the same time.

PNQ: Anyone seen him as the villain in the movie Masterminds? Great movie, absolutely brilliant. One line of his that's absolutely great is something like "You know, I'm not a violent man, but I really do think I'm going to have to kill someone."

Zeke 05-28-2008 01:44 PM

The IMDb isn't an unimpeachable source (though this information sounds plausible). There have been some pretty big mistakes on it in the past. It's a problem mostly with articles for upcoming movies, which tend to consist of whatever rumour is submitted to them.

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