Am I the only one?

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    Am I the only one?

    I hate to be a link monkey, but I find this webcomic hilarious, and no one I know gets it. I knew I was the nerdly-nerd at work and home, but the wonderful thing about the internet is that it's full of nerds.

    I can't be the only one who played those text-based adventure games.

    I can't be the only one who, when the game didn't quite understand what I wanted of it, typed in "........ off" or "go to hell" or "eat ........" or "........ on you, you worthless computer, throw the goddamn rock at the goddamn bird! I'm not afraid to power your non-understanding ass down! Don't make me do it!"

    Am I? Please validate my sense of humor!
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    I get it... it's just not that funny.
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    I can live with that.
    There is a difference between tedious and difficult.

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    yeah it really isn't very funny. But yeah, we get it.

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    I get it.But I didn't really play many of those games. But when I did, I tried to make my commands be as interesting as possible, to humour myself I guess.


    >> "........ off" or "go to hell" or "eat ........" or "........ on you, you worthless computer, throw the goddamn rock at the goddamn bird! I'm not afraid to power your non-understanding ass down! Don't make me do it!"

    The latter being a regular for me

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    Not hilarious, but I still found it pretty funny.
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    OK, hilarious was probably going too far, I admit.
    I think it's funnier for me, too, because last week I installed Slackware on my laptop, and one of the optional packages was a bunch of old BSD text-based games. There are a few adventure games like that in there, so I had a very similar exchange with one of them just a few days ago.
    There is a difference between tedious and difficult.

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    I remember finding a copy of hitchkider's guide to the galaxy on my school's apple mac and being amazed at how it seemed to understand everything I typed. But then I was always more logical then creative.

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    *Please add a warning about strong language for that link*
    Some of us still resist profanity.

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    Oh, so its a game...
    lol, took me a while to get it. it's funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeprogrammer
    *Please add a warning about strong language for that link*
    Some of us still resist profanity.
    Good on ya. I don't see the point in swearing normally, so I tend to avoid it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeprogrammer
    *Please add a warning about strong language for that link*
    Some of us still resist profanity.
    Give me a break. You couldn't tell from his post where he said "go to hell" "eat ...." ".... off" that he was swearing, and that the link he was talking about was talking about the same thing?

    Ok, here's without the swearing: Man you're stupid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quzah
    Give me a break. You couldn't tell from his post where he said "go to hell" "eat ...." ".... off" that he was swearing, and that the link he was talking about was talking about the same thing?

    Ok, here's without the swearing: Man you're stupid.


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    this post is at least 710 times better than the op's.

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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