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For those unaware, YDKJ.com is back, with a DisOrDat question every weekday.

Now to dig out the old CDs...
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A brief-yet-brilliant summary of the fanwank that's been going on since Friday.
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You know what's pathetic?

I had a brilliant Chinese New Year. Lunch with someone I haven't seen in a while, dinner with family friends, a bunch of DDR...

And yet, I can't get the latest Something Positive strip out of my mind. (I'm deliberately not linking to the strip in question, for those who haven't seen the rest of this story arc--Fred is trying to break the news to Faye that he has Alzheimer's disease.)

Milholland's a right bastard for tugging on our heartstrings like this.
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Oh, and I just spent most of my first day back at work reading the entirety of the Questionable Content archives. If you don't read it already, best start now.
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I was originally gonna blab on about how I worked until 10PM today as an indirect result of something we did about a month ago in which the IT staff pulled some serious overtime, and how I spent a bunch of the wait time tagging a bunch of entries between now and most of last year (going backward), but all that's unimportant at the time being. Instead, I bring the following news:

Steve Purcell is doing a Sam and Max webcomic.

This is a joyous time, indeed.
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This post seriously, seriously brings out the sentimentalist in me. Granted, that's not incredibly hard, but still, I think it's a good thing for people to read.


May. 2nd, 2004 10:32 am
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The RIAA Radar may very well be the best site EVAR. Its database tells you whether or not the album in question was released by an RIAA company. The implications are fairly self-evident, methinks.
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...now THAT'S what I call playing DDR with a handicap. o_O
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Taken from an e-mail sent to me by Kim...

Be sure to read before viewing. Click the link when you're done reading!!

A new Honda commercial in the UK:
It's very important that you understand there are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film. Everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it.

The film took 606 takes. On the first 605 takes, something, usually very minor, didn't work. They would then have to set the whole thing up again. The crew spent weeks shooting night and day. By the time it was over, they were ready to change professions. The film cost six million dollars (holy ----!) and took three months to complete. In addition, it's two minutes long, so every time Honda airs the film on British television, they're shelling out enough dough to keep any one of us in clover for a lifetime. However, it is fast becoming the most downloaded advertisement in Internet history. Honda executives figure the ad will soon pay for itself simply in "free" viewings (Honda isn't paying a dime to have you watch this commercial!). When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it immediately without any hesitation -- including the costs.

There are six and only six hand-made Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make the film. Everything you see in the film (aside from the walls, floor, ramp, and complete Honda Accord) are parts from those two cars.

The voiceover is Garrison Keillor.

When the ad was shown to Honda executives, they liked it and commented on how amazing computer graphics have gotten. They fell off their chairs when they found out it was for real. Oh. And about those funky windshield wipers. On the new Accords, the windshield wipers have water sensors and are designed to start doing their thing automatically as soon as they become wet. It looks a bit weird in the commercial.

As amazing as this is, it's actually based on an earlier film from the seventies called "How Things Move" by two Swiss self-destructing artifacts artists (say that ten times fast). In that film, a similar set-up with household objects goes on for thirty (three-zero!) minutes with air jets and fire and chemical reactions.

Watch it!


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