News Briefs 27-09-2012

I've never seen Princess Bride.

So sue me.

Thanks to Rick, catherwood & Robbie Graham.

Quote of the Day:

Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can *fuss*.

Fezzik: Fuss, fuss... I think he like to scream at *us*.

Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no *harm*.

Fezzik: He's really very short on *charm*.

Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.

Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.

Vizzini: Enough of that.

Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?

Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.

Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.

Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?

Vizzini: DYEEAAHHHHHH.

~Excerpt from The Princess Bride.

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Rick MG's picture
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Inconceivable!

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Rick MG wrote:

Inconceivable!

Had to be said really... :D

Kind regards,
Greg
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You should have replied with, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means, what you think it means." :D

25 years... now *that* is inconceivable!

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@levitatingcat

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I don't think it was ever released down here, all right?

And I've never seen it on TV either.

I guess I'll have to buy it on Amazon, to see what the fuzz is all about.

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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It's also a kazillion times better than Prometheus.

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@levitatingcat

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Well, the giants in Princess Bride sure are more friendly.

And they can rhyme!

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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i will have to listen to the podcast when i'm not at work ;)
but great sketches RPJ

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Just trying to reclaim my drawing chops, which have been neglected for far too long ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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i'd so love to see your minds-eye sketches of the DG regulars...emlong as a Science Hero...epogrondine riding a bolide...Greg as a koala talking to Charles Fort...and so on

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If I had more talent and free time, I'd definitely consider making some sort of TDG comics supplement ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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In a dark bedroom in future Southern California, a flurry of keystrokes reaches a crescendo. Thirty miles away in a commuter parking lot, the motor of a beige robot Toyota turns over and the transmission slips into gear.

The teenage hacker utters an exclamation of self-satisfaction and grabs his game controller. The Toyota squeals its tires and takes off for the freeway onramp.

After twenty minutes of careening through light traffic, the robo-Toyota takes to the surface streets, leaving dozens of enraged drivers in its wake. The driverless car screeches to a halt in front of a drive-up bank ATM. The truant once again takes up his keyboard. The car's mobile wi-fi accesses the ATM. The driver's side power window quietly lowers. The compromised ATM starts spitting its contents through the open window of the robot car.

A bored bank employee glances out the window. In shock, he blurts out, "WTF?!"

Only it is too late. As his fellow employees scramble, the Toyota peels out and races down the street with its cargo of ill-gotten bills, music now booming from the stereo. The elated hacker chortles with glee, punches in the robot car's final destination, and runs out the door to take possession of his haul.

That evening, as a cop calls in a burning beige Toyota and a tired commuter stares confused at an empty parking space, a pimple-faced felon drops exhausted onto his bed with a Mountain Dew, an armload of new video games, and a smirk.

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So you have this fantastic teenage black-hat hacker, able to control both a robot car and an ATM —yet he's still in pursuit of paper money??

Or maybe stealing credit funds online would be too easy and boring for him ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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...sadly, robot cars have neither middle fingers with which to communicate, nor sensibilities that can be offended (something that will lead to plenty of property damage, I am sure).

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The sorrow of the business mogul, who replaced all his workers for robots, but now feels quite unhappy —because you can't humiliate a robot ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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Obviously you've forgotten Tony Stark's interaction with 'his oldest friend', Dummy (2:05 - 3:40 -- or to 5:27, if you also want to see Dummy douse Tony).

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I stand corrected ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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