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Obviously, you're not a golfer. So let the WiigoBot do all the hard work.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I'm apparently not a golfer. I typically use clubs and a golf ball. That golf video game uses some kind of big black ball, white pins and an indoor lane.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:22 PM on April 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


The wii bowling playing robot is cool, but I dinna think it would work with golf...
posted by nomisxid at 4:25 PM on April 24, 2007


...THERE ARE RULES!!

MARK IT ZERO!
posted by knapah at 4:28 PM on April 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


When you're playing golf, don't forget the importance of springs.
posted by Effigy2000 at 4:29 PM on April 24, 2007


OVER THE LINE!
posted by brundlefly at 4:42 PM on April 24, 2007


Obviously, you're not a bowler.

I love Lego competitions, but why must they always occur in meatspace? I want to compete virtually!
posted by DU at 4:45 PM on April 24, 2007


Fuck it, dude. Let's go play with robots.
posted by carsonb at 4:48 PM on April 24, 2007


And let's not forget--let's not forget, Dude--that keeping wildlife...uh...an amphibious robot... for, uh, domestic, you know, within the city limits... That ain't legal either.
posted by jimmythefish at 4:55 PM on April 24, 2007


Also, dude. WiigoBot is not the, uh. Robotic-American, please.
posted by thecaddy at 5:03 PM on April 24, 2007


I bet the WiigoBot wouldn't take a Pomeranian bowling.
posted by peeedro at 5:22 PM on April 24, 2007


And let's not forget--let's not forget, Dude--that keeping wildlife...uh...an amphibious robot... for, uh, domestic, you know, within the city limits... That ain't legal either.

What are you, fucking Isaac Asimov now?
posted by brundlefly at 5:31 PM on April 24, 2007


And let's not forget--let's not forget, Dude--that keeping wildlife...uh...an amphibious robot... for, uh, domestic, you know, within the city limits... That ain't legal either.

What are you, fucking Isaac Asimov now?
posted by brundlefly at 5:32 PM on April 24, 2007


Oops.
posted by brundlefly at 5:33 PM on April 24, 2007


What if there were a bowling-related post, or a rug-related post, and not one commenter made a reference to "The Big Lebowski"? Would it count?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 6:03 PM on April 24, 2007


Nope.
posted by brundlefly at 6:31 PM on April 24, 2007


Okay then. Just checking.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 6:42 PM on April 24, 2007


Kraftmatic:

Look, the way I see it is this: We all know that Metafilter's going through some growing pains, what with the 50000 users and the favorites encouraging pithy one-liners over reasoned discussion and the derails (of which this post is probably going to be a fine example). And yet there's no place for users to just blow off steam in a "flame forum," which becomes sort of a necessity as discussion websites grow. Without one, you start getting more junk comments in regular threads, and nobody's happy.

But a flame forum is also antithetical to what metafilter is about. I don't want one, and I don't think anyone else wants one either.

So there's two ways that have spontaneously popped up to let people blow off steam, to give them a pass to post whatever dumb thing that comes into their heads, to not have to rationally think it through. The first of these is the thread that everyone knows is going to get deleted, which quickly devolves into a series of "last posts" and comments mocking the post, other comments and themselves. The second is rug-and-bowling related threads that let people quote the Big Lebowski.

The third method is to really, really overthink a throwaway comment.
posted by thecaddy at 7:19 PM on April 24, 2007


If a single-link post to a Wii-playing robot with 2 separate Big Lebowski references in the title contained any serious dialogue at all, I'd be disappointed in the MetaFilter community. No slight to the original post, which is fucking cool. What I like about posts like this is that everyone knows that a Wii playing robot is cool, and we don't need to dwell on that fact.

Social context matters.
posted by jimmythefish at 7:54 PM on April 24, 2007


You see what happens...
posted by Hicksu at 7:55 PM on April 24, 2007


Kraftmatic, you're out of your element.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:07 PM on April 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


interface feedback loop! nice.. who wants to become a robot to win?
posted by dnial at 8:30 PM on April 24, 2007


don't be fatuous, jimmythefish.
posted by dreamsign at 3:31 AM on April 25, 2007


Peedro, he didnt take it bowling. He didnt rent it shoes, he didnt buy it a fucking beer, its not taking your fucking turn, dude...
posted by subaruwrx at 12:13 AM on April 26, 2007


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