0875: "2009 Called"

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby vodka.cobra » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:11 am UTC

FireDragons wrote:
Fixblor wrote:And most importantly, did they ever release 'Duke Nukem Forever'?


Maybe you missed the memo. After May 3, that meme can never be used again.

And in the end, someone will claim "creative viral marketing" and sell books to gullible people on the subject. And profit greatly from it all. Hand over fist.
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby connrs » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:54 pm UTC

"2017 called, but I couldn't understand what they were saying over all the screams."


First thing that popped in to my over-imaginative head when I read the tooltip:

Summer Glau falls over in shock and whispers, 'reavers!'

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby Meliz » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:50 pm UTC

registered especially to post this... but i can't use IMG tags yet. dangit.

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby rcox1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:14 pm UTC

sab39 wrote:I'll just go with what's been mentioned several times already and send "Evacuate buildings now!" over the World Trade Center PA system at about 8:15am on Sept 11 2001...

(half an hour should be enough time to evacuate both towers, right?)


This makes me think about people heeding warning. We can warn, but will people listen? If we went to Pompei and gave the population a week to move, would they listen? If we were able to somehow able to pull the fire alarm on the world trade center a half hour before the planes hit, would the workers leave the office,or would the pressures of business cause them to take a chance? Would people stay out, or word they sneak back in after having a twenty minute break?

This is of course why schools have fire drills. To get kids used to leaving a building without question. Kids we want to keep safe, adults have a choice. Even with older kids it is hard to get them to walk in the grass. They would rather take the chance on being blown up than getting their shoes dirty.

Which means that one could probably go back to Columbine at 11:00 April 20, 1999 and pull the fire alarm and everyone would evacuate, and maybe the shooters might give up, or maybe they would have gone bowling again the next day, and the sheer lameness of that game might have once again turned them into indiscriminate murderers.

So I guess the best thing to do is just to live with the hand we are dealt and try to improve the lives of the future. We can either spend out live complaining we live on the side of a volcano, or we can simply be thankful for the rich farm land, and have a contingency plan if we feel an eruption.

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby Fixblor » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:47 pm UTC

vodka.cobra wrote:
FireDragons wrote:
Fixblor wrote:And most importantly, did they ever release 'Duke Nukem Forever'?

Maybe you missed the memo. After May 3, that meme can never be used again.

And in the end, someone will claim "creative viral marketing" and sell books to gullible people on the subject. And profit greatly from it all. Hand over fist.


They should call the "creative viral marketing" book ... Get some. ... people will buy it cause they think it's about sex, but it's really about getting some.

Regarding May 3: I saw the memo, and I'm not buying it (pun). But I was trying to contact the Future in which they either HAD released the game, or had stopped talking about it altogether.

Now please, the signal's still transmitting, or however we're pretending these time-travel phone calls operate. Will the real Future please respond?
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby BioTube » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:34 pm UTC

FireDragons wrote:
Fixblor wrote:And most importantly, did they ever release 'Duke Nukem Forever'?


Maybe you missed the memo. After May 3, that meme can never be used again.
You seem to be forgetting the fact that a last-minute delay is what started this whole mess - there's still plenty of time for 3D Realms to find a new engine that catches their eye.
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby Afrael » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:08 pm UTC

Hello, this is the Future talking. To anybody who may read that message: DO NOT BUY THE LAWNMOWER. It is very important that's you don't buy the lawnmower when it arrives. Do not trust the cuckmandoo. He will tell you that you need the lawnmower, but he is lying. The lawnmower will NOT grant you an infinite supply of viagra and the cuckmandoo is NOT the rightful heir of Nigeria.

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby tesseraktik » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:26 pm UTC

connrs wrote:
"2017 called, but I couldn't understand what they were saying over all the screams."


First thing that popped in to my over-imaginative head when I read the tooltip:

Summer Glau falls over in shock and whispers, 'reavers!'
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"NO, WAI..."
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby hujackus » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:39 pm UTC

I saw this
glasnt wrote:Also, 3MW tees are still cool. Retro is cool, and old is retro, therefore, anything old is still ok, right guys? :(

and this
glasnt wrote:You know 3MW is/was popular, because they had a college humour video based on it: http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1924837


I agree, 3mw > 3wm.
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby glasnt » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:35 pm UTC

Sorry, this one beats them all, hujackus
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby philip1201 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:40 pm UTC

Diadem wrote:So imagine you could transmit 3 words into the past. You can transmit them to anyone of your chosing, at any time in the past, but no more than 3 words.
What would they be?


"Cowpox-pus prevents smallpox" (possibly, due to Greek grammar, the entire sentence "Injecting the pus of cowpox prevents smallpox" might fit into three words) to Galen of Pergamon (or a similarly famous ancient physician).
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby 3lemental » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:52 pm UTC

Oh, cos Christchurch didn't lose half the city and a couple hundred people... You asshole.
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby dumuzi » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:20 am UTC

When 1999 called me I warned them about the Y2K bug. Notice how it didn't happen?

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby teelo » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:18 am UTC

3lemental wrote:Oh, cos Christchurch didn't lose half the city and a couple hundred people... You asshole.
:roll:
Fucking Japan stealing all our press :D (just joking, don't be offended)

You signed up just to post that, and didn't even quote the post you're responding to?

Oh btw, the one positive outcome for Chch, at least for me, was it created jobs :P

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby jpk » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:21 am UTC

philip1201 wrote:
Diadem wrote:So imagine you could transmit 3 words into the past. You can transmit them to anyone of your chosing, at any time in the past, but no more than 3 words.
What would they be?


"Cowpox-pus prevents smallpox" (possibly, due to Greek grammar, the entire sentence "Injecting the pus of cowpox prevents smallpox" might fit into three words) to Galen of Pergamon (or a similarly famous ancient physician).
A hundred million lives. Malthus wins.


FTFY

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby dp2 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:27 pm UTC

spats wrote:(Also, to the guy who said he didn't think there was any difference between "bitch" and "asshole", I'm curious: do you think there's any difference between "n****r" and "cracker"?)

Well, sure, those are different. But I don't think 'bitch' is on the level of repugnance that your analogy implies. Note, for example, that only one of the two is bad enough to be censored in your post. That aside, you make good points about the usage of the words.

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby BioTube » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:50 pm UTC

jpk wrote:
philip1201 wrote:
Diadem wrote:So imagine you could transmit 3 words into the past. You can transmit them to anyone of your chosing, at any time in the past, but no more than 3 words.
What would they be?


"Cowpox-pus prevents smallpox" (possibly, due to Greek grammar, the entire sentence "Injecting the pus of cowpox prevents smallpox" might fit into three words) to Galen of Pergamon (or a similarly famous ancient physician).
A hundred million lives. Malthus wins.


FTFY
Malthus was wrong even in his own time(and the people who continue to cry resource depletion are just as wrong now); the bigger concern for that period is Roman society's state-induced decline(although the increased population pressure might have caused the empire to fall before it did too much damage).
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby TheEngineer » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:05 pm UTC

glasnt wrote:Also, to retract my previous statement. My friend has 3MW. My boyfriend has a Three Keyboard Cat shirt.
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby Platypodes » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:03 am UTC

spats wrote:Regardless, "bitch" was the obvious choice here, and Randall certainly would have known that, so "asshole" was a conscious choice.

I'm not sure "bitch" would actually work here, though. "Asshole" is pretty much a stronger form of "jerk," whereas "bitch" suggests a certain type of female jerk--a spiteful, domineering, demanding, or complaining one. Not caring about people in Haiti and Japan is certainly asshole-ish, but it's not bitchy. So it's possible Mr. Munroe used "asshole" because it worked better in the comic rather than to make a statement about gender.

By the way, I'm in favor of using "asshole" as a gender-neutral term. Asshole-ness is a gender-neutral tendency, and everybody's got an asshole, so it works. For "asshole of the stereotypically feminine sort" and "asshole of the stereotypically masculine sort" we have "bitch" and "prick."
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby Fixblor » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:12 pm UTC

Afrael wrote:Hello, this is the Future talking. To anybody who may read that message: DO NOT BUY THE LAWNMOWER. It is very important that's you don't buy the lawnmower when it arrives. Do not trust the cuckmandoo. He will tell you that you need the lawnmower, but he is lying. The lawnmower will NOT grant you an infinite supply of viagra and the cuckmandoo is NOT the rightful heir of Nigeria.


Damnit Afrael, we can read your timestamp.
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:53 am UTC

Fixblor wrote:
Afrael wrote:Hello, this is the Future talking. To anybody who may read that message: DO NOT BUY THE LAWNMOWER. It is very important that's you don't buy the lawnmower when it arrives. Do not trust the cuckmandoo. He will tell you that you need the lawnmower, but he is lying. The lawnmower will NOT grant you an infinite supply of viagra and the cuckmandoo is NOT the rightful heir of Nigeria.


Damnit Afrael, we can read your timestamp.


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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby Fixblor » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:28 pm UTC

Lies. Afrael was implying the "future" ahead of the previous post, and giving satire towards the gullibility of those still repeating the contextualized meme by supplanting it with a revisited meme of the spam lords. Lies and bias. Time bias.

Since when did plans become so unimportant that the goal is left unattended? At what point in time will we decide to throw off the shackles of history and claim freedom in the name of our time to come?

The time is not now. Tomorrow is the future.

And if the Future were to contact us, it would be out of denial regarding what was yet unwritten.

In fact, why am I still commenting here?! This is an old thread. A bygone story that should be left to the bigots (the Time Bigots) to re-tell in their own manner of bias.

Away, to the Present ever reaching towards a real Future that will never arrive; into the static embrace of a present that never relents ...
A present that never lets go to a future that's always just out of reach.

Blessed mystery, never seen. Have faith, Brethren! The future is just ahead!
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby Eternal Density » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:40 am UTC

Since I've been beaten to posting the Three Creeper Moon T, how about Three Muon Wolf? Yes, Muon.
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby scarletmanuka » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:02 am UTC

Gamer_2k4 wrote:
zukenft wrote:There's a japanese TV series in that year that tells the story of earthquake in tokyo in the year 2012. talk about prophetic...
Except not. Earthquakes happen all the time, and that's not even the right year.

How do you know it's not the right year?

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby philip1201 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:37 pm UTC

scarletmanuka wrote:
Gamer_2k4 wrote:
zukenft wrote:There's a japanese TV series in that year that tells the story of earthquake in tokyo in the year 2012. talk about prophetic...
Except not. Earthquakes happen all the time, and that's not even the right year.

How do you know it's not the right year?

It's not the right year for zukenft's claim (the TV series being prophetic for predicting the 2011 earthquake) to be correct.

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby ConMan » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:08 am UTC

I've been watching that series (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0) at the local anime club screenings, and I agree that it isn't prophetic, but it is somewhat jarring to watch it and realise that it has happened, even if most of the details are wrong (the series, as mentioned, is set in 2012, the earthquake is magnitude 8.0 rather than 8.8-9.0, and it happens in Tokyo rather than further north). Also, the series was made based on the premise that Japan was due for a large quake some time in the next few years anyway, so it's a bit like making a movie based around a big earthquake in California - everyone knows it'll happen sooner or later, it's just a case of whether your movie is unlucky enough to guess some of the details correctly.
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby scarletmanuka » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:29 am UTC

philip1201 wrote:
scarletmanuka wrote:
Gamer_2k4 wrote:
zukenft wrote:There's a japanese TV series in that year that tells the story of earthquake in tokyo in the year 2012. talk about prophetic...
Except not. Earthquakes happen all the time, and that's not even the right year.

How do you know it's not the right year?

It's not the right year for zukenft's claim (the TV series being prophetic for predicting the 2011 earthquake) to be correct.

How do you know zukenft wasn't referring to it predicting the even more massive earthquake of 2012? Maybe he just forgot that he was posting it in 2011; it's hard to keep track of the year when you time-travel often. Uh... so I've heard. Wait, no, I mean, um, "so I would imagine". 8)

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby SmoothBlade » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:33 pm UTC

scarletmanuka wrote:
philip1201 wrote:
scarletmanuka wrote:
Gamer_2k4 wrote:
zukenft wrote:There's a japanese TV series in that year that tells the story of earthquake in tokyo in the year 2012. talk about prophetic...
Except not. Earthquakes happen all the time, and that's not even the right year.

How do you know it's not the right year?

It's not the right year for zukenft's claim (the TV series being prophetic for predicting the 2011 earthquake) to be correct.

How do you know zukenft wasn't referring to it predicting the even more massive earthquake of 2012? Maybe he just forgot that he was posting it in 2011; it's hard to keep track of the year when you time-travel often. Uh... so I've heard. Wait, no, I mean, um, "so I would imagine". 8)

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby bass42 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:04 am UTC

Hi, 2017 here; you'll have to excuse the screaming, you'dn't believe me if I told you who's gonna be president..

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby mathmannix » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:16 pm UTC

bass42 wrote:Hi, 2017 here; you'll have to excuse the screaming, you'dn't believe me if I told you who's gonna be president..

to be fair (and without really wanting to drag a political debate into this), there was going to be a whole lot of screaming either way.
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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby Mikeski » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:59 pm UTC

mathmannix wrote:
bass42 wrote:Hi, 2017 here; you'll have to excuse the screaming, you'dn't believe me if I told you who's gonna be president..

to be fair (and without really wanting to drag a political debate into this), there was going to be a whole lot of screaming either way.

It's a lot louder when the side that controls almost all the loudspeakers loses, though.

alternately... In flyover country, no one can hear you scream.

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Re: 0875: "2009 Called"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:27 pm UTC

Mikeski wrote:
mathmannix wrote:
bass42 wrote:Hi, 2017 here; you'll have to excuse the screaming, you'dn't believe me if I told you who's gonna be president..

to be fair (and without really wanting to drag a political debate into this), there was going to be a whole lot of screaming either way.

It's a lot louder when the side that controls almost all the loudspeakers loses, though.

alternately... In flyover country, no one can hear you scream.

But is there still a scream when it goes unheard?


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