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posted by not_on_display (29 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nothing is loading for me. I am definitely reminded of those 2400 bps days.
posted by grouse at 10:20 AM on February 14, 2010



posted by The Whelk at 10:21 AM on February 14, 2010


remember the <tt> tag; also &nbsp; sometimes helps!
posted by not_on_display at 10:23 AM on February 14, 2010


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posted by The Whelk at 10:26 AM on February 14, 2010 [11 favorites]


It's pretty funny that they didn't even <pre> any of that stuff up, so that a lot of the hearts look more like poos.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on February 14, 2010


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posted by Sys Rq at 10:35 AM on February 14, 2010 [4 favorites]


ROMANCE FUCK YAH!
posted by The Whelk at 10:38 AM on February 14, 2010



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Happy Valentine's Day, Batman.
posted by Vectorcon Systems at 10:53 AM on February 14, 2010


-Love,
The Joker.
posted by The Whelk at 10:56 AM on February 14, 2010


I choo choo choose you!
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posted by inigo2 at 11:06 AM on February 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


...to look right on preview only for me to go back and then hit post and it to look stupid.
posted by inigo2 at 11:07 AM on February 14, 2010


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LETS BEE FRIENDS!
posted by The Whelk at 11:18 AM on February 14, 2010


1. Replace every < with &lt;
2. Enclose everything in <pre> not <tt>, that way you don't have to mess about with changing spaces into &nbsp
3. Put everything in one or two levels of <small> as this increases the perceived resolution and causes your thing not to overwhelm the whole screen
posted by Rhomboid at 11:33 AM on February 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


My first valentines day where I'm not single and I'm stuck at home with a cold. Irony at it's finest, surely.
posted by hellojed at 12:15 PM on February 14, 2010


Oh, that's right. I'm alone and nobody loves me. Thanks for the reminder, Madison Avenue!
posted by planet at 12:25 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ok Whelk that flower looks reallllllly happy to see that bee.
posted by msbutah at 12:48 PM on February 14, 2010


This is a good source for ACII art valentines. Sensitive and tasteful.
posted by clarknova at 12:53 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Somewhere in my mom's house, there's a family portrait from 1979 that was digitized in 1980 and printed out by a dot-matrix printer using ASCII characters (and I suppose multiple passes on each line to get the shading right). If you look at it from across the room your brain can fool you into thinking you're looking at a photograph.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:54 PM on February 14, 2010


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posted by killdevil at 1:53 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wow, I didn't follow my own directions.
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posted by killdevil at 1:55 PM on February 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


@Vectorcon: don't you mean:

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posted by en forme de poire at 1:57 PM on February 14, 2010 [2 favorites]


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      .--.     ___/     \   |   YOU MAKE MY TUMMY    |
     /    `.-""   `-,    ;  |       FEEL FUNNY.      |
    ;     /     O O  \  /   | HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! |
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h/t krrrlson
posted by Rhaomi at 2:19 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


This post is for me, isn't it?

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posted by jessamyn at 3:46 PM on February 14, 2010 [3 favorites]


To explore strange new threads....
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posted by The Whelk at 3:59 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]



 	

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posted by not_on_display at 4:23 PM on February 14, 2010


planet, I wuv u!
posted by IAmBroom at 4:24 PM on February 14, 2010


WE HAVE MEME CRITICAL MASS REPORT WE HAVE MEMEMASS PLEASE ADVISE!
posted by The Whelk at 5:08 PM on February 14, 2010


 
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posted by The Whelk at 5:17 PM on February 14, 2010 [1 favorite]


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