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Decrypt
09-01-2006, 11:11 AM
I hate to be a link monkey, but I find this (http://marriedtothesea.com/083106/CIRCUS-TENT.gif) 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! :( :( :(

SlyMaelstrom
09-01-2006, 11:13 AM
I get it... it's just not that funny.

Decrypt
09-01-2006, 11:15 AM
I can live with that.

axon
09-01-2006, 11:24 AM
yeah it really isn't very funny. But yeah, we get it.

twomers
09-01-2006, 11:26 AM
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 :)

major_small
09-01-2006, 11:33 AM
I once saw a picture simulated MuD screen that said:
You come across an internet thread.
> Give Damn
You are unable to give a damn.

psychopath
09-01-2006, 11:36 AM
Not hilarious, but I still found it pretty funny.

Mario F.
09-01-2006, 11:47 AM
I could I ever forget A Mind Forever Voyaging, Amnesia or Curses

Decrypt
09-01-2006, 02:29 PM
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.

Quantum1024
09-01-2006, 04:03 PM
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.

joeprogrammer
09-01-2006, 04:07 PM
*Please add a warning about strong language for that link*
Some of us still resist profanity.

h_howee
09-01-2006, 07:30 PM
Oh, so its a game...
lol, took me a while to get it. it's funny

twomers
09-01-2006, 10:25 PM
*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.

quzah
09-01-2006, 10:53 PM
*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.


Quzah.

axon
09-02-2006, 01:31 AM
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.


Quzah.

:D :D :D

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

joeprogrammer
09-02-2006, 03:58 PM
Hey, I clicked on the link first, and then I read the post.

Blackroot
09-02-2006, 05:32 PM
Then how would you have seen text warning of profanity? :rolleyes:

Heh, its funny not hilarious though.

major_small
09-02-2006, 08:45 PM
Hey, I clicked on the link first, and then I read the post.
if you go blindly clicking links, you deserve to see all the things nobody wants to see.

joeprogrammer
09-02-2006, 10:12 PM
OK, this is what I read:

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.
And then I clicked on the link. That's not "blindly clicking".

major_small
09-02-2006, 10:57 PM
Hey, I clicked on the link first, and then I read the post.
did I read that wrong?