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Gnome Chompski: The Game
March 30, 2011 12:16 PM   Subscribe

Gnome Chompski: The Game. I'm sure Noam is secretly a hardcore videogamer and he would approve.

(It's a dead giveaway though when he starts taunting you about your degenerative grammars.)
posted by kmz (24 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Manufacturing Consent would probably make for a much better game than Waiting For Godot did (although maybe not as good as The Great Gatsby). I'm picturing one of those King's Quest-style adventure games.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:25 PM on March 30, 2011


Counter-Revolutionary Violence: Bloodbaths in Fact and Propaganda (with Edward S. Herman), Andover: Warner Modular Publications, 1973
posted by Babblesort at 12:26 PM on March 30, 2011


Wow that really has absolutely nothing to do with linguistics. Is there any reason for the pun other than the fact that Dr. Chomsky's first name is homophonous with the word 'gnome'?
posted by tractorfeed at 12:26 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm still waiting for the Mortal Kombat-style fighting game that has Chomsky and William F. Buckley square off in a death match.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:27 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


ZOMG Zombski is an undead giveaway. Here: take it.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:29 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


The title reminds me of a failed Halloween cosutme idea once I had: big Foam jaws with teeth - I was gonna be Foam Chompsky! *is this thing on?*
posted by Asbestos McPinto at 12:38 PM on March 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Try the veal.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:39 PM on March 30, 2011


Is there any reason for the pun other than the fact that Dr. Chomsky's first name is homophonous with the word 'gnome'?

I am not sure I understand the question.
posted by TypographicalError at 12:40 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Some context, for non-gamers: Gnome Chompski is a joke prop from a couple of Valve games (Half-Life 2 Episode Two and Left 4 Dead 2). To get an achievement, the player has to carry him around for a ridiculous distance.
posted by neckro23 at 12:41 PM on March 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


The context, it does nothing.
posted by The Tensor at 12:45 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


As a side note, my Worgen feral druid in WoW is named NoamChompsky.

I tried GnomeChompsky, but I was one character over the name length.
posted by Tooty McTootsalot at 12:56 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


tractorfeed: " Is there any reason for the pun other than the fact that Dr. Chomsky's first name is homophonous with the word 'gnome'"

Well, there's also this.

I myself am wondering if Herb Terrace has it in him to teach that gnome to speak.
posted by lesli212 at 1:03 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


anyone got a mirror?
posted by mrgrimm at 2:46 PM on March 30, 2011


Next shelter kitten I adopt will be named "Nom Nomsky".
posted by triceryclops at 2:47 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pet Dog - Nom Chompski
posted by rough ashlar at 2:53 PM on March 30, 2011


Noam with a Gnome.
posted by Rashomon at 3:14 PM on March 30, 2011


Noam sayin'?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:13 PM on March 30, 2011




I am genuinely shocked that there is no tagline of "Say 'hello' to my little friend!'
posted by Capt. Renault at 5:09 PM on March 30, 2011


Noam, Noam, Chomsky, Chomsky, Chomsky, Chomsky, Noam, Noam, NOAM! (SYTL) Gratuitous Horsies video fun!
posted by pdxjmorris at 5:51 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you would like your very own Gnome Chomsky, you can buy one here. My friend actually makes these alone, with his own cement mixer at his house, which is just a very funny image in itself.
posted by Corduroy at 6:31 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Haters gonna hate.

This was delightful.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 6:45 PM on March 30, 2011


I was so hoping this would be like Pac-Man, except you'd be eating little gnomes instead of ghosts.
posted by Ms. Informed at 5:51 AM on March 31, 2011


I love HL2/L4D2. This almost make me choke because I was laughing so hard. Ah, gaming nerdery.

Gnome @ the L4D wiki

Winning him from the Peanut Gallery in L4D2 (YT)
posted by i feel possessed at 6:37 AM on March 31, 2011


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