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October 1, 2002 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Hold the button proves the best flash apps are the most simple (and pointlessly stupid). Try it once and you'll quickly understand how nuts the top scores are.
posted by mathowie (23 comments total)

 
Surely there's a catch or a hack involved...that top time's naerly two weeks! Or maybe I just underestimate some people's capacity for obtaining pointless records. Good link.
posted by ChrisTN at 9:06 AM on October 1, 2002


I'm sure that's the old "tape down the turbo button on the Nintendo controller" trick. Pointlessly stupid, indeed.
posted by starvingartist at 9:07 AM on October 1, 2002


Yeah, like anybody really held the button down for 13 days!

Now, if the button moved slowly...
posted by salmacis at 9:08 AM on October 1, 2002


38 seconds! (and already bored out of my mind.)
posted by mrhappy at 9:14 AM on October 1, 2002


0.01..How's my score?

I wouldn't suggest putting your email (or your friends) in this spam email harvester though.
posted by jeblis at 9:15 AM on October 1, 2002


I made it about nine seconds. Then my finger cramped up and I had to take myself out of the game and head to the locker room to ice it. I don't want to miss the first game of the playoffs, y'know.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:16 AM on October 1, 2002


I think you're on to something salmacis... a much better idea.
posted by Witty at 9:17 AM on October 1, 2002


Surely there's a catch or a hack involved

Hold down left mouse button. Then right. release.
(brings up menu while keeping button on screen depressed)
posted by jeblis at 9:18 AM on October 1, 2002


"Enter your friend's email addresses to send them a link" = "Give us more email addresses for SPAM"
posted by milnak at 9:25 AM on October 1, 2002


Twelve minutes. But only because I propped down the mouse button with my Hotsync cradle while I did the laundry.
posted by brownpau at 9:25 AM on October 1, 2002


resizes browser window, causes several popups, one of which causes a download to begin. it's not worth it.
posted by crunchland at 9:34 AM on October 1, 2002


9 days, 6 hours, 38 minutes and 22 seconds. Beat that!
posted by pemulis at 9:56 AM on October 1, 2002


Hold down left mouse button. Then right. release.
(brings up menu while keeping button on screen depressed)


...and turns it into a game of 'how long can I leave my PC like this'.

resizes browser window, causes several popups, one of which causes a download to begin. it's not worth it.

Hmm, that's new, it was fairly non-toxic when it did the rounds a couple of weeks ago...
posted by inpHilltr8r at 9:58 AM on October 1, 2002


...and turns it into a game of 'how long can I leave my PC like this'.

I think you mean a game of " how effin stupid am I to waste valuable moments of my existence doing this idiotic crap". But then I just wasted some of my own by typing all this.
posted by HTuttle at 10:17 AM on October 1, 2002


I don't want to brag, but I'm the Michael Jordan of the HoldTheButton. It just comes natural to me. I'm not sure when I first discovered my talent, but when I hold the button down, it's like I've come home--but to a home I've never known.
posted by jacknose at 11:49 AM on October 1, 2002


resizes browser window, causes several popups, one of which causes a download to begin. it's not worth it.

Ahem...

(You can disable unrequested popups. Along with Javascript window moving and resizing. And the raising/lowering of windows.)
posted by Danelope at 12:52 PM on October 1, 2002


Amen to that, Danelope :) I have practically forgotten how annoying popups are after switching to Mozilla. Plus IE did its asinine trick of forcing certain pages to jump to the foreground when they finish loading. God that was annoying. *hugs Mozilla.org*

As for the site at hand...I spent 3 minutes! Waiting for it to load, anyway o_O Then I gave up.
posted by cyrusdogstar at 1:06 PM on October 1, 2002


you did laundry in 12 minutes?!?!?!
-amazed-
I htried to hold the button down with a book and eraser and gave up pretty quick.
* sigh*, i have no life
posted by wuakeen at 3:45 PM on October 1, 2002


You're supposed to hold the button down? But it's on my screen!
posted by boardman at 4:04 PM on October 1, 2002


I tried to hold it down, but all I got was fingerprints on my monitor. No matter how hard I push, the button doesn't go down. Maybe someone else is using it and I need to wait my turn?
posted by dg at 6:03 PM on October 1, 2002


I tried to use The Power of My Mind to depress the button.

I failed, miserably.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:50 AM on October 2, 2002


They're very upfront about their email harvesting, have to give them that. Here's their "privacy" policy.
posted by iconomy at 5:04 AM on October 2, 2002


Meh. All that button holding takes too much effort. Looks like it's back to Progress Quest for me.
posted by Gary at 11:35 AM on October 2, 2002


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