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New Have you been drinking again?
:-)

It was Wade who posted the [link|http://eatliver.com/i.php?n=2542|hard drive] link, not Meerkat. Are you talking about Meerkat's [link|http://z.iwethey.org/forums/render/content/show?contentid=295834|Atari Fame] post? There are no linkies there.

No, I don't see the link between the graffiti and the HD ad. You're being too obscure for me. Watchoo you talkin' 'bout, Willis?

Bring out the dissection tools!

Cheers,
Scott.
(Who wonders how long this thread can be drawn out. :-)
New The link is between Meerkat's "Atari" post and the graffiti.
New The 8th Graffiti picture?
New Yup.
Scroll down for answer.

























































An elevator button (Otis, I think -- our elevator has similar buttons) doing service as the spaceship in arcade game classic, "Atari Asteroids".

(Now it only remains to find out if the game used to go "chirp", or if Amy is thinking of something else altogether -- tweetybirds, crickets, other Critters...? :-)


   [link|mailto:MyUserId@MyISP.CountryCode|Christian R. Conrad]
(I live in Finland, and my e-mail in-box is at the Saunalahti company.)
Ah, the Germans: Masters of Convoluted Simplification. — [link|http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1603|Jehovah]
New Now I get to be snarky with you, Christian :0)
And give you a big, fat WHOOSH!

The sound of crickets chirping is a diss. Like when a stand-up comic is bombing big time.

But you know I only diss with love :-)
Smile,
Amy
New Is it? Interesting, I didn't know that. Wonder why?
As in,
  1. Why does it mean that?, and
  2. Why would you do that?


   [link|mailto:MyUserId@MyISP.CountryCode|Christian R. Conrad]
(I live in Finland, and my e-mail in-box is at the Saunalahti company.)
Ah, the Germans: Masters of Convoluted Simplification. — [link|http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1603|Jehovah]
New Answer # 2: It. was. a. joke.
/methinks I hear crickets now :-(

Oh well, sometimes they stick to the wall, sometimes they don't. :-)


Answer to question 1: In American pop-culture, the comic device of crickets chirping is used to show when a person performing on stage before an audience is "bombing"/"flopping"/ failing miserably. It means that there is no laughter, no response, the audience is dead, the allusion is that the person is in an empty parking lot, usually at night. If memory serves me, (which it usually spills soup in my lap, and shall get no tip...) this device is/was used in cartoons.


Google-fu to the rescue!
Daffy Duck's trained pigeon act and complicated tap dance number is answered by nothing but crickets chirping in the audience, while Bugs' simple song-and-dance numbers brings wild applause.
[link|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daffy_Duck"|(See paragraph entitled Jones' Daffy)]


Anyway, after that whole "spoof" thread debacle and the "whoosh", I kinda figgered turnabout was fair play.

<shrug>

Takes all the fun out of it.

Still....












neener, neener, neeeeeeeener! :-)
Smile,
Amy
New Ah, OK, now I get it. Great, thanks!
New And here's your hint, over there (in red). HTH! -->
New NT? <blank look> <Whoosh!>
New Yup - it's the only graffito without any text.


   [link|mailto:MyUserId@MyISP.CountryCode|Christian R. Conrad]
(I live in Finland, and my e-mail in-box is at the Saunalahti company.)
Ah, the Germans: Masters of Convoluted Simplification. — [link|http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1603|Jehovah]
New D'Oh! :-)
     Happy birthday, Darrell! (SpiceWare) - (a6l6e6x) - (33)
         Happy birthday! -NT - (Steve Lowe)
         Come and get your birthday spankings like a man, Spice :-) -NT - (imqwerky) - (2)
             Come and give me mine ! -NT - (bepatient) - (1)
                 ;-) -NT - (imqwerky)
         HBTUT! -NT - (Another Scott)
         Happy birthday -NT - (Silverlock)
         HB2Spice! -NT - (Yendor)
         Congratulations! - (CRConrad)
         Sending Birthday Wishes, Darrell! Have a Great day! -NT - (Nightowl)
         All that Atari fame means he's now a major celebrity :) - (Meerkat) - (17)
             Heh... Who linked this site? (Our other Aussie, right?) - (CRConrad) - (16)
                 Ah... now the other post makes sense. :-) - (static)
                 What, no takers? Are you all that blind? - (CRConrad) - (14)
                     <chirp...chirp...chirp> -NT - (imqwerky) - (1)
                         Is that the sound they made? Sorry, I can't remember. -NT - (CRConrad)
                     Have you been drinking again? - (Another Scott) - (11)
                         The link is between Meerkat's "Atari" post and the graffiti. -NT - (CRConrad) - (6)
                             The 8th Graffiti picture? -NT - (Another Scott) - (5)
                                 Yup. - (CRConrad) - (4)
                                     Now I get to be snarky with you, Christian :0) - (imqwerky) - (3)
                                         Is it? Interesting, I didn't know that. Wonder why? - (CRConrad) - (2)
                                             Answer # 2: It. was. a. joke. - (imqwerky) - (1)
                                                 Ah, OK, now I get it. Great, thanks! -NT - (CRConrad)
                         And here's your hint, over there (in red). HTH! --> -NT - (CRConrad) - (3)
                             NT? <blank look> <Whoosh!> -NT - (Another Scott) - (2)
                                 Yup - it's the only graffito without any text. -NT - (CRConrad) - (1)
                                     D'Oh! :-) -NT - (Another Scott)
         Timing is all - - - (Ashton)
         Happy belated birthday! -NT - (hnick) - (4)
             And happy anniversary to you! :) -NT - (a6l6e6x) - (3)
                 Thank you kindly. Number 23... -NT - (hnick) - (2)
                     HATY-HATY-HAHN-HATY! AMM! -NT - (Another Scott)
                     Happy Anniversary! -NT - (imqwerky)

I KNOW I shouldn’t think about it, I’ll scare myself to death but after seventeen hours in the air, I can’t get the worst case scenario out of my head.

No, not a plane crash. I’m convinced that I am breathing more farts than air.
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