1025:"Rock Tumbler"

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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby KShrike » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:27 am UTC

Weeks wrote:
KShrike wrote:So what's creepier, guys?
That you brought this up

>implying that I support it
Fellow brony, I absolutely hate it. I'm just mentioning it. The bronies definitely have complete control over Tumblr, just... not in the way I'd like it.
Seriously, the porn is the one thing I absolutely hate about our fandom.
On 10/10/10, My Little Pony started to appeal to adult males. Ya rly!
Forget the /b/ memes, and go watch the show and see what I mean. After all, the /b/ memes exist because the show itself is so cleverly written. Check it out!

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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby addams » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:15 pm UTC

Djehutynakht wrote:Okay, regardless of web semantics, that would be a frightening thing to find in your attic.

I wonder how that went...


I had that once. Raccoons in the attic and possums in the crawl space. It was a weird year.
The Raccoons were scary. They made the light figures move.
The possums were scary, too. One died and Oh me yarm! It was a powerful smell.

Maybe the house was, just, haunted. Mice. The neighbor guy kept a yard full of trash that bread mice. When the weather turned cold they came to my house to warm up, breed and make summer plans. So, cute.

Yet, they were on my kill list. So many ways to kill a mouse. Choices; Choices.

Conventional Warfare or Chemical Warfare or Bio Warfare?
After some experimentation, I learned that I like to know where the bodies are.
Chemical or Bio Warfare will leave stinky little bodies in difficult places.
Conventional is best. It is a three step program.
1. Check the trap.
2. Dispose of trap and contents
3. Reset trap.

Do not look at their sweet little faces.
I did 'catch and release' for a while.
Where to release?
Oh. xkcd could do some creative catch and release of mice.
I drove 10 miles out into the country to find a 'proper' place for a mouse a few times.

That is, just, not practical when the neighbor is breeding mice.

I miss that house and all of its weirdnesses.

Oh! Oh! One time I was chasing one with my hands. It ran into the sink and down the disposer. eww.
Mouse. On my kill list. I did it. I switched on the power.
It took me days to recover. I walked around saying, "It was instant. It was instant."

Fast and merciful is the best we can do sometimes.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby SpringLoaded12 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:36 pm UTC

neoliminal wrote:When I showed this to my wife she said "I bet there is a themostrandomthing.tumblr.com." Oddly, there wasn't.

However I now have my stop watch out and will report how long it takes for one to appear.


I can't find it now, but there was also a great bit about the worlds hardest email addresses to spell, for example:
nodot.athotmail@gmail.com


Found it.

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/e-ma ... -the-phone

Excellent find! I laughed out loud at the "That's Six A's" one, which is the first time I've done that in a long time.
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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby Tyrannosaur » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:11 pm UTC

Drooling Iguana wrote:It exists.

But only since three hours ago.


Oh wow that picture is one of the weirdest things I have ever seen
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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby Game_boy » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:39 pm UTC

SpringLoaded12 wrote:Excellent find! I laughed out loud at the "That's Six A's" one, which is the first time I've done that in a long time.


Wow, the fact that it's the first time YOU have done that in "a long time" really brings out the significance. After all, you don't just laugh at loud at anything right? It's really something if someone like you, who rarely laughs out loud at internet things, does so at this. Now we really know how good it is thanks to your qualifying statement. I shall pass on your recommendation without reserve.
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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby whateveries » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:26 pm UTC

addams wrote:I had that once. Raccoons in the attic and possums in the crawl space. It was a weird year.
...


Addams, I am not sure exactly what it is, perhaps it is the seemly 'not quite' disjointed process of recording your thoughts,perhaps it is the personal and evocative content you include, but, for me, your posts are an experience unusual in forums, It feels like reading poetry, it feels like walking through an old pine forest with an old dog, listening to the odd wierd knocks and creaks, and muffled ambience. it almost feels like a Cormac Mcarthy post. whatever it is, it's a highlight of this forum. Thank you.
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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby jpers36 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:46 pm UTC

whateveries wrote:
addams wrote:I had that once. Raccoons in the attic and possums in the crawl space. It was a weird year.
...


Addams, I am not sure exactly what it is, perhaps it is the seemly 'not quite' disjointed process of recording your thoughts,perhaps it is the personal and evocative content you include, but, for me, your posts are an experience unusual in forums, It feels like reading poetry, it feels like walking through an old pine forest with an old dog, listening to the odd wierd knocks and creaks, and muffled ambience. it almost feels like a Cormac Mcarthy post. whatever it is, it's a highlight of this forum. Thank you.


Sometimes I wonder whether addams is a Turing Test for all of us. Especially considering its signature...

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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby webdude » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:35 am UTC

addams wrote:Oh. xkcd could do some creative catch and release of mice.
I drove 10 miles out into the country to find a 'proper' place for a mouse a few times.

That is, just, not practical when the neighbor is breeding mice....

Oh! Oh! One time I was chasing one with my hands. It ran into the sink and down the disposer. eww.
Mouse. On my kill list. I did it. I switched on the power.
It took me days to recover. I walked around saying, "It was instant. It was instant."

Fast and merciful is the best we can do sometimes.


Days to recover? You should watch "Never Cry Wolf" and pay special attention to how he uses the blender.

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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby Pfhorrest » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:09 am UTC

Wow, T-Rex's raccoon-and-cephalopod problem suddenly takes on a whole new tone in light of the concept of a raccoon sex dungeon.

I'll bet there are plenty of people in Japan who'd pay good money to see that show.
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Re: 1025:"Tumblr"

Postby addams » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:38 pm UTC

webdude wrote:
addams wrote:Oh. xkcd could do some creative catch and release of mice.
I drove 10 miles out into the country to find a 'proper' place for a mouse a few times.

That is, just, not practical when the neighbor is breeding mice....

Oh! Oh! One time I was chasing one with my hands. It ran into the sink and down the disposer. eww.
Mouse. On my kill list. I did it. I switched on the power.
It took me days to recover. I walked around saying, "It was instant. It was instant."

Fast and merciful is the best we can do sometimes.


Days to recover? You should watch "Never Cry Wolf" and pay special attention to how he uses the blender.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Izb0ScZS ... re=related

That was beautiful and strange.
North America is that way.
Well; Away from the cities.
The Photography is amazing.

Did that guy die up there?

That is far north. Really far north. It is like that high up in some of the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Been there. So, many times. I lived in the Owens Valley or near to it.
Magical. Now that I am city bound, I think that I understand a little better.

It is magical to think that they are waiting at home. Red Housing. I was equally at home in the Indian houses as I was in my mother, sister, and brother's house.

In the summer house, up on the mountain, they painted a room Red for me. It was the most amazing thing anyone ever did.
It was an over powering color. I Loved it. It was like one of those cheesy game shows. They painted the room during the week. When I came on the week-end, they made me close my eyes until I was in the room. I was all screaming and jumping up and down. I touched it. The walls were thick in that house. It was made of stone.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Nevada_%28U.S.%29

Do the Indians still have summer house up on the Mountain?
The last time I was there the road ended. Union Carbide shut down the mine and closed the road. (Shrug.) They might take 4 wheelers in, now.
Indians. Paiute. Nice kind of Indian. Not every one, but, most. Right?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paiute_people

There is a lot of variation in Indians.
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We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: 1025:"Rock Tumbler"

Postby aselchis » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:11 pm UTC

Super-duper-ultra-necro-bump, I know, but in honor of this strip I've written a [terribly coded] bash script that generates names of tumblrs that actually exist given a suitable dictionary:

Code: Select all

#!/bin/bash

file=dict.txt;
let lines=`cat $file | awk 'END {print NR}'`;
status=404;
while [ 1 ]
do
   let random=$RANDOM%$lines+1;
   word1=`cat $file | head -$random| tail -1 | awk '{print $2}';`
   let random=$RANDOM%$lines+1;
   word2=`cat $file | head -$random| tail -1 | awk '{print $2}';`
   url=`echo $word1$word2.tumblr.com`
   status=`curl --write-out "%{http_code}\n" --silent --output /dev/null "$url"`;
   if [ $status -eq 200 ]
      then
         echo $url
   fi
done


And here's sample output after it ran overnight, cleaned up a bit:

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colpar.tumblr.com
stillsilhouette.tumblr.com
purpledrunk.tumblr.com
crazybot.tumblr.com
episodeswatch.tumblr.com
lawresearch.tumblr.com
sketchingdemon.tumblr.com
superroot.tumblr.com
organiccare.tumblr.com
runawaybreakaway.tumblr.com
spaceotter.tumblr.com
coasting.tumblr.com
charpi.tumblr.com
heartbrokenlollipop.tumblr.com
humanimpact.tumblr.com
cubeguy.tumblr.com
hotrose.tumblr.com
crazyvodka.tumblr.com
lingualmusic.tumblr.com
jazzsound.tumblr.com
parleyparley.tumblr.com
roseas.tumblr.com
prostick.tumblr.com
bridgeroll.tumblr.com
angelnothing.tumblr.com
mellowdrastic.tumblr.com
jumpbucket.tumblr.com
cabinetface.tumblr.com
cooperstock.tumblr.com
historywebmaster.tumblr.com
maskedshit.tumblr.com
ughawful.tumblr.com
seekinglight.tumblr.com
jumpfirst.tumblr.com
whammerino.tumblr.com
retroswell.tumblr.com
straightaway.tumblr.com
sketchdaily.tumblr.com
humprey.tumblr.com
hotcorn.tumblr.com
raise.tumblr.com
positiveoverview.tumblr.com
successshowcase.tumblr.com
pastore.tumblr.com
complexappeal.tumblr.com
writingvixen.tumblr.com
occultbehavior.tumblr.com
bubblebroom.tumblr.com
sparkevent.tumblr.com
everunderwater.tumblr.com
winterglow.tumblr.com
cupidbear.tumblr.com
humanspawn.tumblr.com
nothingimp.tumblr.com
moanbaby.tumblr.com
bottomlessmood.tumblr.com
sunshineviva.tumblr.com
betweenbetween.tumblr.com
jeansstar.tumblr.com
complexglow.tumblr.com
lilthang.tumblr.com
glittereffect.tumblr.com
likealone.tumblr.com
milkin.tumblr.com
simpleshit.tumblr.com
suppresseddeviance.tumblr.com
videotapearchive.tumblr.com
shimvane.tumblr.com
crystallizedbreath.tumblr.com
double.tumblr.com
skateranked.tumblr.com
jellyshit.tumblr.com
chicoexperience.tumblr.com
reverendfender.tumblr.com
alcoholdriving.tumblr.com
sinfulkarma.tumblr.com
orgasmicinterface.tumblr.com
lightdaily.tumblr.com
disorientation.tumblr.com
sheerangel.tumblr.com
tinselstar.tumblr.com
uproot.tumblr.com
likeseriously.tumblr.com
conblue.tumblr.com
funnyslut.tumblr.com
meaninglesstome.tumblr.com
capriciousbaby.tumblr.com
ripragged.tumblr.com
unencumbered.tumblr.com
skatesand.tumblr.com
chives.tumblr.com
amberseverance.tumblr.com
brownfinger.tumblr.com
maymilk.tumblr.com
superpowerproject.tumblr.com
capturingmagic.tumblr.com
solovely.tumblr.com
crowpecker.tumblr.com
rosestud.tumblr.com
garlicspot.tumblr.com
flyzip.tumblr.com
primetaco.tumblr.com
goatcraft.tumblr.com
puplunch.tumblr.com
purpletee.tumblr.com
lightbreath.tumblr.com
betweenher.tumblr.com
minion.tumblr.com
timelessness.tumblr.com
homemakermamma.tumblr.com
historyso.tumblr.com
dancemouth.tumblr.com
floatingendlessly.tumblr.com
bluesomebody.tumblr.com
sunshinemind.tumblr.com
retrofaith.tumblr.com
normallyalone.tumblr.com
demented.tumblr.com
wathog.tumblr.com
teein.tumblr.com
graffitifly.tumblr.com
clearlyclockwork.tumblr.com
prettymascara.tumblr.com
sacredsealed.tumblr.com
woo-hoo.tumblr.com
vodkabulb.tumblr.com
conway.tumblr.com
makeupsandwich.tumblr.com
inconvenient.tumblr.com
magicallight.tumblr.com
ruedarling.tumblr.com
spinrat.tumblr.com
rationalnonsense.tumblr.com
purplegarlic.tumblr.com
wearsome.tumblr.com
prettysandwich.tumblr.com
importantshit.tumblr.com
greyvet.tumblr.com
smallfinger.tumblr.com
mindecho.tumblr.com
moodmute.tumblr.com
lurkingturkey.tumblr.com
understandingperception.tumblr.com
misplacedcreativity.tumblr.com
trustyswitchblade.tumblr.com
amnesty.tumblr.com
chillgroup.tumblr.com
mayslut.tumblr.com
shortbrown.tumblr.com
cuberobot.tumblr.com
rosejail.tumblr.com
strayangel.tumblr.com
livehuman.tumblr.com
humram.tumblr.com
townsman.tumblr.com
nannyvital.tumblr.com
bluntcompany.tumblr.com
crazyvet.tumblr.com
stembow.tumblr.com
prone.tumblr.com
crystallizedrose.tumblr.com
spotlight.tumblr.com
red-hotfashion.tumblr.com
coverover.tumblr.com
shutterskate.tumblr.com
cookielike.tumblr.com
amberpearl.tumblr.com
gingermay.tumblr.com
mildam.tumblr.com
magictincture.tumblr.com
cozyhome.tumblr.com
prayfashion.tumblr.com
spudbear.tumblr.com
jargonfly.tumblr.com
mentalflush.tumblr.com
beardoff.tumblr.com
distanttea.tumblr.com
captureher.tumblr.com
lightbrown.tumblr.com
northernfrat.tumblr.com
resourcefulrunaway.tumblr.com
notvengeance.tumblr.com
fourfold.tumblr.com
margueritemasquerade.tumblr.com
heartlessgiant.tumblr.com
crazybass.tumblr.com
babymellow.tumblr.com
juswiz.tumblr.com
imagineequality.tumblr.com
cloudypine.tumblr.com
gingervampire.tumblr.com
ceruleanscum.tumblr.com
junkface.tumblr.com
spyboob.tumblr.com
pine.tumblr.com
foreverwalking.tumblr.com
lubeto.tumblr.com
crystallizedcub.tumblr.com
whitelumber.tumblr.com
gestaltenvy.tumblr.com
waystar.tumblr.com
neutering.tumblr.com
floatingstill.tumblr.com
anotheranathema.tumblr.com
propel.tumblr.com
amberhater.tumblr.com
poprom.tumblr.com
catastronaut.tumblr.com
pupup.tumblr.com
watrap.tumblr.com
circulatesound.tumblr.com
yellbear.tumblr.com
unknownminority.tumblr.com
tennispost.tumblr.com
lapmandatory.tumblr.com
conscientious.tumblr.com
yearningnostalgia.tumblr.com
rodeoforever.tumblr.com
egoistic.tumblr.com
doublecast.tumblr.com
voicemailing.tumblr.com
breathmore.tumblr.com
humanspike.tumblr.com
spaceboot.tumblr.com
anotherdimension.tumblr.com
polypurpose.tumblr.com
adventitious.tumblr.com
youtuberous.tumblr.com
lovelyambrosia.tumblr.com
saydemo.tumblr.com
greysplotch.tumblr.com
cautioncaution.tumblr.com
milkfawn.tumblr.com
pride.tumblr.com
farsit.tumblr.com
livelongparadise.tumblr.com
rootmovement.tumblr.com
chuckfar.tumblr.com
anchorpuncture.tumblr.com
unknownstoop.tumblr.com
epicmatchbook.tumblr.com
takespace.tumblr.com
schoolnews.tumblr.com
basslight.tumblr.com
teafail.tumblr.com
hotshit.tumblr.com
bootcamp.tumblr.com
constantfocus.tumblr.com
sonicbridge.tumblr.com
adnotch.tumblr.com
knowledgeable.tumblr.com
abrogation.tumblr.com
feelinginsignificant.tumblr.com
humblurb.tumblr.com
siliconelube.tumblr.com
tamonster.tumblr.com
tweedcanvas.tumblr.com



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