Time wasting chaos is fun!
April 22, 2005 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Sometimes Friday Fun doesn't have to involve Flash. Take, for example, the Random Vin Diesel Fact Page, or other existing ones, some serious, some not so serious. There's also random news generators and even random band name generators. Plenty of reloading, time-wasting fun for your Friday.
posted by twiggy (21 comments total)

 
This Vin Diesel, it rotates?
posted by orthogonality at 8:45 AM on April 22, 2005


Yes, I know some of these links may be old, but I didn't find the Vin Diesel one, which had me busting a gut laughing, so I thought it'd be an amusing time waster for fridays.
posted by twiggy at 8:46 AM on April 22, 2005


oops. Metafilter ate my link. Some not so serious.. Sorry :(
posted by twiggy at 8:47 AM on April 22, 2005


some not so serious

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I don't know - that seems pretty serious to me...
posted by bitmage at 8:47 AM on April 22, 2005


And twiggy got in the fix between my preview and post. Fast on the keyboard, that lad...
posted by bitmage at 8:48 AM on April 22, 2005


"Once thought deadly, rubber cement met its match with Vin Diesel. "

who knew?
posted by j.p. Hung at 8:54 AM on April 22, 2005


Random PG Wodehouse quotes
posted by Wolfdog at 9:26 AM on April 22, 2005


Against popular belief, Vin Diesel did NOT star in "The Fast And The Furious". It was in fact his younger brother, Rim Diesel. When Vin found out about his brother using his name, he flew into a murderous rage and beat his brother to death with his own veins. Onlookers were quoted as saying "It would have been ironic if Vin had been Fast and Furious; however, he was actually rather slow and placid."
posted by drezdn at 9:28 AM on April 22, 2005


"Vin Diesel can cut 2" thick steel piping using only his rectum and Beatrice Arthur."

Handy...but probably won't fit in a tool belt.
posted by darksquirrel at 9:34 AM on April 22, 2005



posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:37 AM on April 22, 2005


That "serious" one is rather intriguing, as many of its facts are multi-line, but it only gives you the first, making you guess the rest.

That's a great picture, P_G. ...what's it doing here?
posted by Aknaton at 10:01 AM on April 22, 2005


Sadly, on the "serious" link, I just got "A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why". This is not a fact at all - but an urban legend proved untrue.
posted by twiggy at 10:19 AM on April 22, 2005


Serious fact #[1149]: John Gann.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:45 AM on April 22, 2005


The horoscopes on the random news generator link had me giggling the most. My recommended midnight snack (for Geminis): damp toast.
posted by WolfDaddy at 10:49 AM on April 22, 2005


The random news generator treated me to this sentence:

"Here in Sumeria, public opinion is divided over Tony Blair's beautiful attempts at futility."

I think that "beautiful attempts at futility" is now my favourite phrase.
posted by carmen at 2:11 PM on April 22, 2005


Wodehouse! The Master!

"Slice him where you like, a hellhound is always a hellhound."

"She was the first to speak. She was one of those women who are always the first to speak."

"It was the look which caused her to be known in native bearer and halfcaste circles as 'Mgobi-'Mgumbi, which may be loosely translated as She On Whom It Is Unsafe To Try Any Oompus-Boompus."

"It is no use telling me there are bad aunts and good aunts. At the core, they are all alike. Sooner or later, out pops the cloven hoof."

Sheer bliss.
posted by ancientgower at 2:17 PM on April 22, 2005


From the serious link, ( random facts ): [1847]: The bubbles in Guiness Beer sink to the bottom rather than float to top. This doesn't sound right...can anyone verify this?
posted by uni verse at 2:28 PM on April 22, 2005


Metafilter: Sooner or later, out pops the cloven hoof.
posted by uni verse at 2:29 PM on April 22, 2005


Ohhh this is spectacular:

"Rumsfeld beaten by peas" is the headline!

First paragraph:

A report commissioned by Donald Rumsfeld claims that he somewhat denied any involvement in the Kazaa minelaying scandal. “I cannot believe how dimly this situation has come to a head. It's just big,” commented Rumsfeld at a nutty press conference on Thursday. Rumsfeld appeared deservedly uncomfortable throughout the press conference, constantly revealing his cat.


And THEN -- side article:

"Birdies apparently made of meats
by Jesus H Christ in Los Angeles"


And THEN -- SPORTS!
Arab Obfuscation League sponsored by WorldCom®
Racing Pontiff 10
Racing Toilet 2


And under errata:
The Bastille is not made of tin, as stated in the current issue. It is in fact made of saveloys and bats.


I hereby declare the Random Times BEST NEWS EVER!
posted by twiggy at 3:14 PM on April 22, 2005


uni verse writes " From the serious link, ( random facts ): [1847]: The bubbles in Guiness Beer sink to the bottom rather than float to top. This doesn't sound right...can anyone verify this?

When you pour a glass of Guinness (or any heavy, hi-fizz beer) you'll see bubbles flowing downwards on the inside of the glass. This is because the carbonation is fizzing UPWARDS in the center of the glass, making kind of a fountain effect. So, the bubbles are getting pushed downward for awhile, but eventually they float back up like in any liquid.

Here's an article.
posted by BoringPostcards at 3:40 PM on April 22, 2005


MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm...falling bubbles.
posted by uni verse at 4:01 PM on April 24, 2005


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