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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby This_is_a_username » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:44 am UTC

ummm... im not sure if this counts but i once ran screaming through a shopping mall once
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby RedWolf » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:49 am UTC

I just realized I make the world a weird place with my pumpkin carvings each year.

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Living inside a Walmart

Postby rubber314chicken » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:17 am UTC

someone here has to do this, and put it on the internet.

I saw it on kind of the hill, and I though, that we had to do this. We need to plan.
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Re: Living inside a Walmart

Postby Rippy » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:26 am UTC

I think that would actually be possible, considering a lot of Walmarts are open 24 hours now. It'd be a huge pain in the ass though, because you'd have to spend most of your day pretending to browse the store. Food and clothing you can buy from the store (I'm thinking clothing so that you can change outfits every day or two so people are less likely to recognize you over multiple days), but sleep would be the hard part because you'd actually need to hide in the store. Camping displays mb?

It would actually be pretty hilarious if someone did this and videoblogged it though. I wonder if you can get charged with anything criminal if they catch you, or if the worst that could happen is you're banned from the store.

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby Gallus » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:43 am UTC

The best way I can conceive to pull this off would be to have the help of an inside agent to let you into the bowels of the corporate behemoth. Then you can not only live in the store, you can haunt it, Phantom style.

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:51 am UTC

You might be able to sleep in the bathroom, if you don't mind sleeping in the bathroom. :P But the custodians might notice.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby kinigget » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:20 am UTC

not much, but I just spent about twenty minutes at a bus stop dancing along to my mp3 player, and I know I got at least one person to smile at my antics.

this is actually quite interesting, little more than a month ago I would never have had the courage to do something like this, I would have been entirely too shy/scared. I can only hope that this means I will be able to do things such as actually talk to people I don't know and inflict more of the weirdness that resides in my head onto the world at large.

p.s. while I was at the bus stop, a guy walking across the crosswalk said "hi" to the car stopped at the light.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby TaintedDeity » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:15 am UTC

On the subject of living in a big shop, I swear I read a news story about a man who had found a gap between shelves nobody knew existed, levered open a door type thing and lived in a sort of back room.
He was charged with trespassing.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby M.qrius » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:24 am UTC

A friend and I once built a pyramid of tables, 7 layers high, in the middle of a 2-story high lecture room. They never knew who did it.

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby BoomFrog » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:25 am UTC

I went to work (in shanghai) wearing this hat and a suit. I wish I'd brought a camera to take pictures of people's reactions. :D

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Chinese businessmen are too stuck up, all the good reactions were from lower class workers like crossing guards, maids, and food stand operators.

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby Mo0man » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:04 pm UTC

I walked along the avenue.
It wasn't as fun as I thought
So I ran
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby TaintedDeity » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:06 pm UTC

No image!
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I really would like to see the outfit.

Also, that table pyramid looks awesome, if a little unstable.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby rubber314chicken » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:10 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:On the subject of living in a big shop, I swear I read a news story about a man who had found a gap between shelves nobody knew existed, levered open a door type thing and lived in a sort of back room.
He was charged with trespassing.
:(


we must find that story. It can be like the clubhouse in employee of the month.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby Liet Kynes » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:14 pm UTC

The other day, I was sitting in gym and heard someone say "thats not true," and I immeiatley jumped up and yelled "THATS IMPOSSIBLE!"

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby M.qrius » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:28 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:Also, that table pyramid looks awesome, if a little unstable.
Indeed it was awesome, and actually rather stable :D I mean, it stood for a week with no problems at all (We broke it down afterwards, with a select group of people. No one besides them knew who did it until we showed the video to the newest group of freshmen, 3 months after that :D)

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby TaintedDeity » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:35 pm UTC

M.qrius wrote:
TaintedDeity wrote:Also, that table pyramid looks awesome, if a little unstable.
Indeed it was awesome, and actually rather stable :D I mean, it stood for a week with no problems at all (We broke it down afterwards, with a select group of people. No one besides them knew who did it until we showed the video to the newest group of freshmen, 3 months after that :D)

That's fantastic, I like secret operations.
:)

Also, minimal diggin has not found the news story I read about the man living in a shop, but it has found a man living in Ikea while his house is fumigated.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby M.qrius » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:13 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:
M.qrius wrote:
TaintedDeity wrote:Also, that table pyramid looks awesome, if a little unstable.
Indeed it was awesome, and actually rather stable :D I mean, it stood for a week with no problems at all (We broke it down afterwards, with a select group of people. No one besides them knew who did it until we showed the video to the newest group of freshmen, 3 months after that :D)

That's fantastic, I like secret operations.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby TaintedDeity » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:15 pm UTC

Hehe, like it.
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Re: Living inside a Walmart

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:38 pm UTC

Rippy wrote:I think that would actually be possible, considering a lot of Walmarts are open 24 hours now.


Simpsons did it.

Or, a dude named Skyler. For 41 hours.

... which really isn't living in one so much as it is being in one for a really, really long time.
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Re: Living inside a Walmart

Postby Mr. Beck » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:33 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Rippy wrote:I think that would actually be possible, considering a lot of Walmarts are open 24 hours now.


Simpsons did it.

Or, a dude named Skyler. For 41 hours.

... which really isn't living in one so much as it is being in one for a really, really long time.

Yeah, a guy named Skyler Bartels did it over spring break.
I actually used this story to make the world a weirder place. You see, we had this assignment for computer class (lame) where we had to write a fake vacation plan and travel log. We had to do the research online, make a spreadsheet of the budget ($5K), and do a PowerPoint presentation.
Most people went to places like Australia, Paris, Etc. I went to Wal-Mart.
To spend some of the money, I decided to fly to thew 24-hour supercenter in Anchorage, Alaska. If I recall, I also spent about $3K on a bribe to stop me from getting throw out.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:36 pm UTC

I currently have my facebook status in a mockery of those using it to put about advertising for Obama, with a fake the Ronpaul advert.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby BoomFrog » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:56 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:No image!
:o
I really would like to see the outfit.


Hopefully fixed now.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:46 pm UTC

Oooh yes, a very nice hat.
Strange hats always make people's days weirder.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby Random832 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:12 pm UTC

bigglesworth wrote:I currently have my facebook status in a mockery of those using it to put about advertising for Obama, with a fake Tron Paul advert.


Fix'd

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:22 pm UTC

I thought about doing that, but I wasn't sure that enough people would get it. You have to play it to the audience.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:20 pm UTC

BoomFrog wrote:
TaintedDeity wrote:No image!
:o
I really would like to see the outfit.


Hopefully fixed now.
Nope.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby TaintedDeity » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:40 pm UTC

There's a link in the edit, the image is still broken.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby Mother Superior » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:02 pm UTC

1492: Christopher Columbus discovers America

July 20th, 1969: Man walks on the Moon.

November 6th, 2008: Mother Superior and EE play the xkcd forum in "Dual mode". Or is that "Duel mode"?

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby TaintedDeity » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:13 pm UTC

Hehe, nice one.
At least, it would be a nice one if you weren't using that abomination of a skin.

EDIT: This was my 333rd post. That's awesome. 8)
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:15 pm UTC

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby Mother Superior » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:25 pm UTC


...are you implying EE and I had sex?
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby existential_elevator » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:27 pm UTC

Mother Superior wrote:

...are you implying EE and I had sex?

I think he's suggesting we're related.

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby Noc » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:28 pm UTC

Mother Superior wrote:...are you implying EE and I had sex?

Is that what they're calling it now? You crazy kids and your lingo.
Have you given up?

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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby wst » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:28 pm UTC

Ooh, when selling a used SD card, zero the data off of it, then store goatse on it, then format the card. That'll teach people to use image recover on your old stuff! :P
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby Mother Superior » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:29 pm UTC

existential_elevator wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:

...are you implying EE and I had sex?

I think he's suggesting we're related.

Does the one exclude the other?
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby bigglesworth » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:39 pm UTC

Siblings, like the Pope and CDs, are examples of things where reproduction is prohibited, but not impossible.
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Postby SecondTalon » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:46 pm UTC

Mother Superior wrote:
existential_elevator wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
...are you implying EE and I had sex?
I think he's suggesting we're related.
Does the one exclude the other?
I am from Kentucky....


So no. No it does not.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby wst » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:49 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
existential_elevator wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
...are you implying EE and I had sex?
I think he's suggesting we're related.
Does the one exclude the other?
I am from Kentucky....So no. No it does not.
The banjo dude was inbred anyway, kinda proves it by example.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby rubber314chicken » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:04 pm UTC

does Walmart have firstact instruments set up to play with in the store?

If so then my band is gonna practice there sometime.
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Re: Making the world a weirder place

Postby benjhuey » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:51 am UTC

Spoiler:
wst wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
existential_elevator wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:
...are you implying EE and I had sex?
I think he's suggesting we're related.
Does the one exclude the other?
I am from Kentucky....So no. No it does not.
The banjo dude was inbred anyway, kinda proves it by example.

If there's going to be such a fuss over that analogy, then may I ask who was Master Chief and who was Arbiter?
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