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Lolcrab[edit]

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I can haz crabburger? --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 20:18, 22 February 2009 (EST)

I can has HOW MANY FREAKIN' TIMES HAVE YOU MADE THIS JOKE TODAY, ANYWAY? --Kels 20:25, 22 February 2009 (EST)
The same number as the 'I can haz cheezburger' one has been made. Don't you like lolcrabs? --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 20:27, 22 February 2009 (EST)
No, I'm just getting sick of you repeating the same stupid thing over and over. --Kels 20:28, 22 February 2009 (EST)
Then I won't. --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 20:29, 22 February 2009 (EST)
So you say--Nate River 20:53, 22 February 2009 (EST)Bunny.gif

Why would a crab say "I can haz crabburger?". Maybe if there were another crab and a bun laying there. Otherwise it doesn't make sense. Teabag 21:03, 22 February 2009 (EST)

So maybe, 'I can haz mudburger?' --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 21:10, 22 February 2009 (EST)
Only if there was anything remotely funny about it. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:24, 23 February 2009 (EST)
CUR = failed humour robot. Funeral on sunday. New model up and running! User:Mei 06:22, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Phail!-- 侍  13:15, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Request[edit]

I've been looking for a way to toggle between my main account and my bot account. Could someone create a javascript, er, thingy to let me do this? Ideally, it would allow me to switch from one account on RationalWiki to another with one click, without having to leave the page I'm in the middle of editing (or at least return me to the page without losing any changes I just made). Is this possible, and if so, could some please, please write it up? I would greatly appreciate it. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 15:40, 23 February 2009 (EST)

It should be possible, api.php supports scripting login and logout (our version doesn't have logout), and the password could be saved in a cookie. -- Nx talk 16:01, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Is it possible to get localsettings.php through that? Evil time Hoover! 16:06, 23 February 2009 (EST)
What do you mean? Like this: http://www.rationalwiki.com/wiki/localsettings.php? That doesn't work.
RWW's MediaWiki version does have the logout action, e.g. you can click this link to log out. -- Nx talk 16:28, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Fortunately, sending an XMLHttpRequest to Special:Userlogout works, as you can see. -- Nx 89.134.223.11 16:36, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Use a two browsers with a different login on each. ToastToastand marmite 17:40, 23 February 2009 (EST)
That is what I am currently doing. Unfortunately, what happens is that in the middle of editing as a bot (when I often have about a dozen tabs open), I often see something I would like to change but wouldn't be appropriate to do as a bot. Using the separate browsers method, I have to go to the other browser, navigate to the article, and then make the edit, which is a cumbersome process that breaks my rhythm. Or I can just log out, and log back in under my other account, but that takes just as long, if not longer. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 20:54, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Awwww. . .[edit]

Don't you just want to stroke the cute little cat's ears? --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 19:05, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Quite honestly CUR, I wouldn't mind stroking yours with a baseball bat. ToastToastand marmite 19:10, 23 February 2009 (EST)
What did I do this time? --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 19:14, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Breathed? ToastToastand marmite 19:16, 23 February 2009 (EST)
In other words nothing. That's good. I think. --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 19:20, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Don't you just want to stroke the cute little cat's ears? No. "Cute" is lame--and, I think, ultimately disrespectful to the animals that you claim to love so much. And "What A Wonderful World?" Please, if you're going to play something by Louis Armstrong, get something from the RCA years, the hot Fives or Hot Sevens, not that overplayed bit of saccharine. TheoryOfPractice 20:02, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Oh, the cat doesn't mind. I have cats. I love cats. They do NOT mind being called cute. And that was what the video had. It was done by a recently deceased photographer who often photographed such work, and I thought it would be nice to just show some of her excellent work here. --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 20:08, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Lame, lame, dear god, unbelievably fucking LAME! CUR if you pulled this sort of shit in any bars I frequent then you'd bounced right out into the back alley and be set upon by vicious meatcleaver waving street urchins. Ace McWickedRevolt 20:15, 23 February 2009 (EST)
And this isn't a real bar, thank goodness. So instead how about this: --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 20:20, 23 February 2009 (EST)


OH GOD NO CUR!. Try this. Ace McWickedRevolt 20:25, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Cripes, I've seen that. I doubt it's "banned", but it's not something that sees a lot of airplay, the old claymated Mark Twain thing. Pretty adventurous stuff. --Kels 20:30, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Yeah it aint banned, pretty cool though. Kinda heavy for kids. Ace McWickedRevolt 20:33, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Personally love that clip. Although most kids probably wouldn't get it or see the humanity in the clay, still a shame they took it out of the movie when they showed it on TV (I think they kept it in the theatrical release). User:Ttony21/sig2 20:57, 23 February 2009 (EST)

In other words, you do not like badly done Japanese commericials. --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 20:28, 23 February 2009 (EST)

From the reactions above about the word "cute" and such, overreactions really, I'm beginning to wonder if it's the fact that they're posted by CUR that makes them objectionable, rather than the pieces themselves. --Kels 20:55, 23 February 2009 (EST)
really? you wonder? ToastToastand marmite 20:59, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Ah lay off the poor fuck. The Goldberg machine thing was actually pretty cool. The stupid ditties at the end were annoying, though. DickTurpis 21:19, 23 February 2009 (EST)
I hated the ditties as well, though I did think that they were slightly amusing. --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 21:42, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Well, I was trying to be nice. Sounded more diplomatic than "CUR can be annoying, but being a jerk doesn't help", but I dunno. The clip (I assume?) that started all this seems to be missing, so maybe it actually was bad. The Goldberg stuff was cool, though I've seen it before. --Kels 21:23, 23 February 2009 (EST)
We have an article. --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, exercising driptray. 17:35, 28 February 2009 (EST)
I wasn't referring to you, just the overly negative comments in general. CUR can be annoying, no question, but there's no need to pounce on him every time he does anything. DickTurpis 21:30, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Actually, I intended that as a response to Toast, but an EC may have added a bit of confusion. --Kels 21:34, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Oh......I'm confused....DickTurpis 21:37, 23 February 2009 (EST)
"...if you pulled this sort of shit in any bars I frequent then you'd bounced right out into the back alley and be set upon by vicious meatcleaver waving street urchins." —Ace McWicked. I am struck by three things about that statement. (1) That sounds like a threat of violence. (2) I think you just failed the internet with that statement (see #7 on that page). (3) The bars a cop in New Zealand frequent are phenomenally irrelevant to anything on the internet (save discussions about the favorite bars of New Zealand cops). If any of us did half of the things we do here anyplace in Real Life, we would be getting a very negative treatment. That's what the internet is for—doing things you can't do in real life. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:19, 23 February 2009 (EST)
VERY unhappy RA. So what, I make a violent sound on the internet and what do you go and do...YES! I fucking know, give away some personal information about me on the internet. Nice fucking work you dick. I am not a cop, I do project management for the police. REPEAT - I am not a sworn member of the NZ Police. I work in an office fixing PC's etc. Nevermind, screw you RA. Ace McWickedRevolt 22:34, 23 February 2009 (EST)
I apologize—I thought it was public knowledge. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 01:35, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Hmmm never have seen that before. I apologise to you also. Ace McWickedRevolt 02:05, 24 February 2009 (EST)
"Meatcleaver waving street urchins"? What's the matter, CHUDs too good for you Kiwis? --Kels 21:28, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Wait, what? Ace is a COP?!?!?! TheoryOfPractice 21:28, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Fucking Hell!!! That motherfucker's 5-0!!!! **pulls his glock** DickTurpis 21:32, 23 February 2009 (EST)


I was thinking more like "Help, help, I'm being repressed!!!Now we see the violence inherent in the system!!!!" TheoryOfPractice 21:38, 23 February 2009 (EST)

OMG I love that clip! --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 21:43, 23 February 2009 (EST)
If you know anyone who doesn't love that clip, you win the chance not to be kicked in the shin love, lots of love.
Leave CUR alone. Had anyone else said that, you wouldn't care, but since it appears that CUR is now our official whipping boy, it is an excuse for threats of violence. You're all a bunch of immature children. Evil time Hoover! 12:56, 24 February 2009 (EST)
"You're all a bunch of immature children." = no just me. Very sorry if that sounded like a "threat of violence", it was only meant to be a regular internet hyperbole. I've replaced it. User:Mei 04:06, 25 February 2009 (EST)
(OMG, you found PythagoraSuwichi !!!!! FYI, it's not a commercial, but a children's TV show. I've got like 50 of them. I know, i'm a geek.)--Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with! V.Nabokov» 01:14, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Pitagorasuicchi is one of the best japanese TV shows ever made. -- 侍  13:18, 25 February 2009 (EST)

IP check[edit]

Is there a tool where you can you check what region of the world an IP is from? It would come in useful for explaining why my socks are located in, say, Cambodia. The EmperorKneel before Zod! 20:40, 23 February 2009 (EST)

We don't check each other's IPs at RationalWiki. I'm inferring you might mean checking your own IP address when you're using a proxy, in which case just put "IP check" into Google & it'll bring up a bunch of sites that'll let you do that. WēāŝēīōīďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 20:44, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Yeah, that's what I meant. Thanks. The EmperorKneel before Zod! 20:46, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Ed Wood[edit]

Worst. Movie. Director. Evah. Plan 9 from Outer Space. So bad it's good. --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 21:02, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Thank you, Captain Obvious. Now, Ed Wood the film is, however, about the only worthwhile thing Tim Burton ever did. DickTurpis 21:18, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Don't forget Nightmare Before Christmas. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:21, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Very disappointing movie, that. DickTurpis 21:28, 23 February 2009 (EST)
What? Blasphemy! Nightmare is a classic Christmas movie. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:41, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Oddly, I am an Ed Wood fan. I love all his movies. --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 21:23, 23 February 2009 (EST)
I never understood the "so bad it's good" shtick. I watched Plan 9, and it was... dull. Just... dull. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:54, 23 February 2009 (EST)
I fell asleep during Plan 9. But then again, I had mono at the time. DickTurpis 22:04, 23 February 2009 (EST)
I honestly doubt whether a "so bad it's good" movie really exists. Many movies aren't very good, but they're at least somewhat watchable, while the sad truth about really awful movies is that they are merely boring—when the effects, acting, and editing are bad, a movie simply fails to inspire interest in the viewer. I even tried to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000—I once managed to get about three-quarters of the way through one of their movies—but the sad truth I discovered is that no amount of mildly amusing commentary can make up for the fact that the "so bad it's good" movies they cover are painfully boring. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 21:54, 23 February 2009 (EST)
I partially agree, I do like when it's obvious something went horribly wrong at the studio and ridiculous phrases end up in the final cut, but it's still a few scenes spread through hours of an otherwise uninteresting movie. The trick I think is to read a summary of the plot then head to your favourite video streaming site and watching clips of the "good" scenes.
And Edward Scissorhands was good. NightFlare 22:14, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Just my opinion, of course, but I never got into Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, or just about anything else he ever did (except Ed Wood). I liked Batman enough at the time, but it hasn't aged well. Someone said Coraline was good. I'll have to wait for further testimonies. DickTurpis 22:18, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Coraline was good, but it was more of a kids movie than I would have liked, though I wouldn't take little kids. On a side note, Tim Burton didn't produce Coraline, it was the director from Nightmare before Christmas, who was not Tim Burton. Z3rotalk 09:33, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I'm just waiting for Astroboy. The rest is secondary. --Kels 23:05, 23 February 2009 (EST)
There's nothing like a really bad movie, a cold twelvepack, and your best girl (or boy) to fill the night with fun and mockery.--Tom Moorefiat justitia ruat coelum 06:26, 24 February 2009 (EST)

TV Tropes[edit]

The above discussion reminded me of this site, to quote them: This wiki is a catalog of the tricks of the trade for writing fiction. We dip into the cauldron of story, whistle up a hearty spoonful and splosh it in front of you to devour to your heart's content.

They have loads and loads articles about phenomena present on media, the popular culture surrounding it as well as lots of examples to show the trope in question or just entertainment. Most of the pages are written rather coloquially (sp?) in its own lexicon that I personally find to be addictive. For example, here's their article about So Bad It's Good, if you're like me you'll have dozens of tabs with a wikilinked page on each. NightFlare 22:31, 23 February 2009 (EST)

I've been an addict for several months now, myself. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 22:36, 23 February 2009 (EST)
That site is EVIL. Every time I check it out for any reason, I end up spending three hours at it. And what's worse, it introduced me to a little video game called Eversion. --Gulik 01:36, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Listen. I have to kill you now. User:Mei 04:32, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Honestly, I have to limit my interaction with the site, due to the effect that they themselves handily categorize: TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life. Not only do you get enraptured by the wiki itself, but it makes you watch television differently. All of my friends and my family have gotten into the site as well, so whenever we're watching television, someone will say, "ah, Idiot Ball." and everyone knows what they mean. It's both awesome and terrifying, but definitely worth it. You know, maybe, I'll just spend a few minutes there now... just to look around a bit. I'm sure it won't suck me in this time... --Arcan ¡ollǝɥ 05:25, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Arrgh, after a few months of abstinence I spent five hours last night browsing the site, right after making this section. That was the night I told myself I wouldn't procrastinate. NightFlare 10:37, 24 February 2009 (EST)
How far did you get in Eversion, Mei? Sounds like at least World 3... --Gulik 14:55, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Was at world 4 when I wrote that. At the mo, I'm four crystals from the total in world 7. I looked at the comments. User:Mei 04:08, 25 February 2009 (EST)
The scariest part about TVTropes is that occasionnaly you run into other people who speak Troper. EVDebs 02:14, 4 March 2009 (EST)

This is AWESOME.[edit]

So I was looking at the discussion about the new proposed AOTW; I went to the site in question, and clicked this link at the bottom of the page. So much what-the-fuckery in one place; I don't know where to begin...(apologies if it's old hat: It's new to me) TheoryOfPractice 22:34, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Good find TOP. There are some interesting parallels to CP here as well. For instance, the obsession with which is the "correct" version of the bible, and the obsession with language in general. Following the King James Bible link is interesting. It contains a section on "The Honourable King James" consisting of links to eight short essays. Three focus on general background (who was King James anyway?), the other five focus on... wait for it... Was King James a homosexual?-- Antifly Now with 50% less retirement! 22:49, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Wow, that Jack Chick article on King James: so much concentrated bullshit within the opening paragraphs. Leaving aside the homosexuality issue, it tells us that James I (VI of Scotland) united "warring tribes" to form a unified Scotland, made the Bible available in English for the first time & is considered by many to be among the greatest British monarchs. Th unsure.gif WēāŝēīōīďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 07:25, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Busy, busy. I think I'm going to faint from all the purty colors. Sterilewalkie-talkie 22:52, 23 February 2009 (EST)
Too bad it's not a wiki... ħumanUser talk:Human 22:57, 23 February 2009 (EST)
A truly horrifying statistic. I don't know what -1 abortions are, but it must be scary...-- Antifly Now with 50% less retirement! 22:58, 23 February 2009 (EST)
WTF indeed. "The Counter above is the estimated average number of American abortions that have taken place since it became legal (1973)." That description doesn't even make sense! And the "counter", if we ignore the minus sign, is at roughly one and a half billion. Yeah, right. Pretty human spawn piccies though. ħumanUser talk:Human 01:59, 24 February 2009 (EST)
And if I'm not confused, it's actually counting down. Yup, each time the "decimal" reaches .90, it goes down by one. Abort script now it phails! ħumanUser talk:Human 02:01, 24 February 2009 (EST)
That explains the minus sign. Epic phail all round for the Jebub geeks. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 05:17, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Ha! In Firefox, yes it's minus one & a half billion & counting down. In Internet Explorer, it's 45.8 million & counting up. Not a trustworthy counter. WēāŝēīōīďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 07:16, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Rights.jpg

Well this is CP in a nutshell. Love how they are all "Hitler is bad" then adopt his methods. Whoops... was that a Godwin? --PsyGremlinWhut? 10:02, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Until Andy tries to annex Poland, yeah, it is. I prefer to compare them to the old Soviet Union, personally. Or possibly North Korea--total propagandizing, the Great Leader is the arbiter of all Truthiness, and they they have to pretend that everyone else on Earth is even worse-off then they are. --Gulik 19:00, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Forget the content - what I really find amusing is that all across the web, you'll come across sites this poorly designed. And they're all run by nutjobs. There seems to be something in the fruitbat/wingnut/nutjob mindset that preternaturally makes such types - whether they be far-left loony socialists, far-right nazis, or just plain old overzealous geeks - all utterly, utterly PHAIL at web design. It's like they have no comprehension of how to present an idea. I find that interesting, and wonder if that's a real, established connection? DogP 19:07, 24 February 2009 (EST)

It all comes under "failure to have a clue". Also these people usually have little to no self-awareness - how they look to other people just never crosses their... whoa, nearly said "mind"... Totnesmartin 19:24, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I remember my first web page, maybe 1998 or so -- all one color, all centered, maybe bold. one picture then some words, then a picture. We thought we were cool! Most wack job sites remind me of those days. RW linked to a hyper crazy guy who thought math was evil or something, that looked just like my early pages -- cept he must be color blind! The phelps page was that kind of obscene-to-the-eye-colorblind-clash-of-one-line-no-frame-bold-flashing-singlepic pages, too, the last time I checked. arrugh.--Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with! V.Nabokov» 11:32, 25 February 2009 (EST)

No Child Left Behind renaming contest.[edit]

This is funny for those who love NCLB. (A little off topic, but hey, it's funny... Sterilewalkie-talkie 22:54, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Anyone already submit "atrociously under-funded fail-a-mobile"?--Tom Moorefiat justitia ruat coelum 06:30, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Is it just me, or does no child left behind sound like the kid's version of the alpha course? --JeevesMkII The gentleman's gentleman at the other site 07:30, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I don't know what "alpha course" means - is that a reference to Brave New World?--Tom Moorefiat justitia ruat coelum 07:44, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I guess it's a very UK only thing, the wp:Alpha Course is a creepy evangelical movement that advertises heavily over here. --JeevesMkII The gentleman's gentleman at the other site 08:00, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I don't know much about it (the Alpha Course) but the WP article is totally uncritical. Also quote:
It became clear very early on that what Alpha was really about was high-pressure selling of a very narrow evangelical agenda, which dismisses and denies whole swathes of Christian teaching and tradition, ...
—Debbie Herring, a former Alpha course leader in Sheffield, before 2004
I recall that there was a stir (almost a scandal?) about it in Sheffield some years ago, brainwashing was hinted at. ToastToastand marmite 10:05, 24 February 2009 (EST)
That was Chris Brain and his nine o'clock service wasn't it? A young local preacher abusing his power over teh gurlz. Yours trulyDear Sir 11:22, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Totally unrelated to anything[edit]

New meme floating around Facebook (and this one is fun). So if you have 5 minutes to kill... make your own CD cover. 1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations" or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
And yes, I'm bored. --PsyGremlinWhut? 10:23, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Wanna hear The Thick of It? It's in the Demands from Life album, the one with a dumbfounded woman on the cover. NightFlare 10:41, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Valea Vijanului presents "Let it come in" ĴαʊΆʃÇä₰ Reticulating splines
I am apparently quite superficial as I want *my* image (assuming this is the thin, young, darkhaired version of me) on my album. Thus do i try to sell to you, "Almost three inches away" by WLTZ. (I wouldn't buy it on the cover art alone). --Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with! V.Nabokov» 15:39, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I must say that List of State Leaders in 1672 is a bit of a crap name, but "Each Man as He Really Is" is a good title. Totnesmartin 16:08, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I think I'm on to a winner with Responding To Your Need by Bryce Canyon. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 16:52, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Whispering Bob Harris would play that. Totnesmartin 16:54, 24 February 2009 (EST)
So have you all decided what Genera each of your albums fits into? Sabinus looks new age, I must say. --Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with! V.Nabokov» 17:20, 24 February 2009 (EST)
My album is Winnowed from deep nonsense by Gratification Disorder. How do you copy pics from Flickr, or is it unpossible? WēāŝēīōīďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 17:22, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Press copy, then paste it into Powerpoint, add the text in there. By the way, may I direct your attention to a quote I managed to find... [1] ĴαʊΆʃÇä₰ Reticulating splines
If you are lacking in rare and obscure music styles, check out any "main" style at all music.com to find things you've never managed to conceive of. http://www.allmusic.com/ i like "jazz: Early Creative" myself. not that i know what it is. The Punk styles are a riot. --Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with! V.Nabokov» 17:41, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I got a good image but a rather strange band name and quotation...any ideas as to what genre it could be? KlapauciusEsteemed Constructor 18:50, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I got "Lose Momentum to Finish the Race", by Coupe de France 2006-07. My best guess is that they're all former Stereolab members. Flickr is filtered through work here, so I'll have a go at the cover art when I get home. The Foxhole Atheist 13:00, 25 February 2009 (EST)
I love this game! I uploaded one I made a long time ago. It worked really well. Here's a website where you can automatically generate and save these. --Purple George!YossieSpring in Fialta 05:06, 27 February 2009 (EST) PS: Hmmm...on second thought, it might not have been one I made. It may have come from the SA forums, but whatever. I thought it was great.
Mine had a good title, but nothing else of interest, and not being a photoshopper I couldn't put it together anyway. A friend, however, had one I thought was brilliant:
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DickTurpis 23:20, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Darwin and lesbians[edit]

I've just found a book called The Ladies of Llangollen, about two society ladies who eloped to Wales in the nineteenth century. the back cover blurb says "they were admired by such celebrities as... Charles Darwin" what are we to make of this? How soon before a gentleman at another website reads this and puts it in his theory of evolution article? Yours trulyDear Sir 11:19, 24 February 2009 (EST)

I have pictures! Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 13:15, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Hawt victorian lesbian action! Totnesmartin 13:32, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Uugh, I broked it.[edit]

Sheesh. Give me 10 seconds and I can mess up anything. I added a cat "diet woo", cause i didn't see anythign about diets, till I found "fad Diets". which are plural, so my "fad diet" didn't like either. *bangs head*. Never fear, underdog is here.--Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with! V.Nabokov» 15:28, 24 February 2009 (EST)

You mean you borked it. It must be awful for you, having all those glots ruining your spelling. Evil time Hoover! 15:35, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I must say, since LOLcats became popular, my spelling has def-iantly improved.  ;-) moar bad spullers. --Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with! V.Nabokov» 15:52, 24 February 2009 (EST)
You forgot about the LOLcrab. --"C, U Rthe Nobel prize-winning, passing driptray. 17:21, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Trust me, everyone's forgotten about the LOLcrab. DogP 19:39, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I remember a crab photo, but no lols were ever attached to it... ħumanUser talk:Human 20:13, 24 February 2009 (EST)
We didn't forget about it. We just didn't think it was very funny. --Gulik 16:03, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Newsweek[edit]

Did anyone else see the article in Newsweek about the vacine hysteria? It was well written and informative, and I could swear the author at least visited here. The EmperorKneel before Zod! 18:40, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Link ToastToastand marmite 18:44, 24 February 2009 (EST)

The right link :) ToastToastand marmite 18:46, 24 February 2009 (EST)
or probably this link? :) ToastToastand marmite 18:49, 24 February 2009 (EST)
(don't you just love/hate Google) ToastToastand marmite

The third link is correctThe EmperorKneel before Zod! 19:26, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Yeah, I gathered that - more haste, less speed. must learn to take my time in future. ToastToastand marmite 19:30, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Great article. And I thought NW had given up on real journalism years ago. We should link it from vaccine hysteria and the article about the court case in teh US (MMR omnibus trial, or something like that). ħumanUser talk:Human 20:20, 24 February 2009 (EST)
I believe TotnesMartin has linked from VH already. ToastToastand marmite 20:22, 24 February 2009 (EST)
Yup, he did. I think the other is autism omnibus trial, also we have thimerosal I think. ħumanUser talk:Human 21:02, 24 February 2009 (EST)

On a totally unrelated note, what do you think of my laws?(self promotion warning)

Jindal's Response[edit]

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Did anybody else think that at the beginning it sounded like Jindal was talking to a bunch of 5th graders? I don't know if this is how he normally talks but condescending would be one adjective I would use to describe it. Not to mention the absolutely creepy way he walked out to the camera. I have no beef with him other than him supporting the incorporation of ID into science classes but is this really the great brown hope for the Republicans in 2012? NetharianCubicles are prisons! 02:36, 25 February 2009 (EST)

His performance is getting some bad responses from even the conservative commentators, except for ultra-conservatives who loved the pretty standard "tax cuts good, public works bad" rhetoric. Yeah, how absurd we're spending money on volcano monitoring. And of course there's the 30Rock connection which is getting some laughs.--Tom Moorefiat justitia ruat coelum 02:50, 25 February 2009 (EST)
And I loved the whole "we are government, we are broke, you should just help yourself" line.--Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot"«Oh, my Lolita, I have only words to play with! V.Nabokov» 11:33, 25 February 2009 (EST)
I mentioned this somewhere... But I found his mocking of Volcano Monitoring rather ironic considering Alaska has been on high alert for like three weeks due to the activity of the Volcano right oustide Anchorage.... It inspired me to new heights in my creative process..... Actually, this came to me about thirty seconds after he started mocking the monitoring. SirChuckBEl...ipses are Cool... 13:37, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Amusing irony: (late) last night the History channel ran two shows about Krakatoa blowing up. A connection, perhaps, or just coinkydink? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:40, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Neither, librul conspiracy. User:Ttony21/sig2 20:42, 25 February 2009 (EST)

New WIGO ?[edit]

I have noticed that we have a WIGO for just about everything other than the normal Internet, for example, PhilipV has made his first edit to wikipedia, it is quite amusing, yet I don't know where to put it.-- 侍  13:27, 25 February 2009 (EST)

p.s. the link is here: [2]

Possibly on this page. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 13:30, 25 February 2009 (EST)
*cough*pimping*cough* I have reverted the article on RW to the redirect, but I don't like it. Evil time Hoover! 13:39, 25 February 2009 (EST)
I mean we don not have a WIGO for the Normal internet. I know we have a WIGO on the real world, but surely we need a wigo about the not-so-clogged-up fringes of teh internets?-- 侍  13:44, 25 February 2009 (EST)
WIGO:CLOG? -- Nx talk 13:45, 25 February 2009 (EST)
I don't see what contributions you're pointing to. Since it relates to a CP editor's activities at WP, it should be in WIGO:CP, but use a difflink rather than a page link. WIGO:world is for news stories, & I don't think this qualifies. WēāŝēīōīďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 13:46, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Fine.-- 侍  13:49, 25 February 2009 (EST)
You can always use Talk:WIGO?CP as well. That's the best place for somewhat CP related stuff.... SirChuckBEl...ipses are Cool... 13:55, 25 February 2009 (EST)
I agree, CP editors forays into the wider world are best covered in TWIGO:CP. Outside of CP they wouldn't be notable and as it is not directly about CP then shouldn't go on WIGO:CP. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 14:05, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Difflink ħumanUser talk:Human 20:43, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Firefox extensions[edit]

For those who use Firefox it was mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Screengrab was useful for capturing stuff from CP. I also find Cool Previews useful for reading WIGOs as you can see the diffs in a pop-up rather than having to click on the link and either open it in a new tab or visit it and backtrack to the page you are on. If anyone would like to start a (Ed Poor writing assignment) page on "must-have" or "useful" extensions for any browser the please feel free to go head and do it. Redchuck.gif ГенгисYou have the right to be offended; and I have the right to offend you. 13:59, 25 February 2009 (EST)

That's a good idea. RationalWiki:Useful extensions coming up! Totnesmartin 14:31, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Think we should add that to the help pages? ħumanUser talk:Human 20:45, 25 February 2009 (EST)
Yeah, go on. Totnesmartin 18:15, 26 February 2009 (EST)

No babysitter for the server[edit]

So I leave tomorrow for a conference and will not be back till Monday afternoon. That means that I will not have physical access to the server for about 5 days. Everything seems pretty stable so I predict no problems. If something does happen though I can still access the server remotely and fix it. If the worst happens and the server goes down completely or locks up in a state I can't even remotely access it then there is little that I can do other than promise as soon as I get back I will get things rolling again. Just an FYI and all that. tmtoulouse 15:28, 25 February 2009 (EST)

Yes! My plan can finally succeed! Mwahahahahahahahahaha etc. Evil time Hoover! 15:39, 25 February 2009 (EST)