Monday, December 1, 2008
Damn, what a score!
One of the crazy scambaiters at 419 Eater managed to convince a Nigerian 419 scammer to make several carvings, including a replica of a Commodore 64.
Well, crap. I ranted to literally everybody that would listen that when Apple released the SDK for the iPhone, I wanted to make a port of "Rogue" for the iPhone.
Well, someone else just did.
Gandreas Software just released a very faithful port for the iPhone, with some really innovative extra features, like the ability to pinch/zoom the graphics, switch from ASCII to graphics by tilting the iPhone, and including gesture-based commands as well.
It actually looks pretty cool.
-THIS SITE WILL BE DEDICATED TO DOCUMENTING WHAT FOOLS WE ALL MAKE OF OURSELVES WHEN WE ARE OFF OUR HEADS
-LAUNCHES JANUARY 2009
-SEND US PHOTOS AND VIDEO LINKS OF YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS COMPLETELY TRASHED NOW
How many times have we all made fools of ourselves drunken, drugged up or just generally off our faces? Luckily we seem to have a built-in sense of shame that helps us to block it out. Blackouts. Unaccounted gaps in the memories from the night before.
Things that we never quite remember until some fast-thinking smartass pulls out their camera or phone and drops you an email the next day with a photo of you puking outside the burger bar, asleep in the club, peeing in the gutter, or flashing your butt at a passing coach of grannies on their way home from a Cliff Richard concert.
Then, as you sit there blushing with the heat of embarrassment tingling across your whole body, you suddenly wish somebody had had the humanity to say ‘You should go home.’
Just send us the photos or video links to post up for the world to see:
I know I'm going to regret mentioning this website. It's just a matter of time until I wind up on it. Sigh.
I don't know about you, but I think that this probably counts as the death of the Rickroll. Once you've reached the status of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, there is no way you can claim to be an underground phenomenon.
Rick Astley seems like a good sport. But he looks just as confused as everyone else as to what exactly he's doing, or what it's supposed to mean.