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September 4, 2010 11:24 AM   Subscribe

CAPTCHA comics: for when typing two words just isn't enough.

Many many more in this thread, which is occasionally NSFW.

Also: how CAPTCHA is used to scan books.
posted by Rinku (45 comments total) 54 users marked this as a favorite

 
I loved the "cool wavy words" one, weird and fun.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:28 AM on September 4, 2010


What really separates humans from computers is that humans make comics out of Turing tests.
posted by Taft at 11:28 AM on September 4, 2010 [22 favorites]


Awesome.
posted by interrobang at 11:28 AM on September 4, 2010


This is great. I really love getting bizarre two-word captchas. My favorite so far: "nevertheless skulls."
posted by griphus at 11:29 AM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Tumblr here
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 11:30 AM on September 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


Man, these are fucking great. I never thought I'd want mefi to install captchas.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:32 AM on September 4, 2010


I think these started it.
posted by Obscure Reference at 11:32 AM on September 4, 2010


This is great.
One of my friends took a couple classes from the guy who invented these things. I hope he passes this along.
posted by phunniemee at 11:38 AM on September 4, 2010


Oh man, now my face muscles hurt from all the laughing.
posted by pyrex at 11:52 AM on September 4, 2010


I love these! They're like methadone for my Spamusement withdrawal pains.
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 12:01 PM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would also like to go for catboat venture.
posted by pemberkins at 12:05 PM on September 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


Thank you so much! I found these a few days ago through a click from a click from a click ... didn't bloody bookmark them, couldn't find them again. You have provided a great community service for this individual.
posted by Megami at 12:06 PM on September 4, 2010


Some of these are really funny... I like this one. Thank you!
posted by Zephyrial at 12:11 PM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I saw this on Reddit recently. I do like them and think a lot of them are quite clever, but [NOT THREADCRAPPIST] I really am sick of stick figure and MS Paint "comics." Of course, I know a lot of these came from 4chan and are just for a moment of fun and not some poor kid's serious, unironic attempt to be the next XKCD or MS Paint Adventures.
posted by Gator at 12:16 PM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


"I think you should stop browsing metafilter and get back to work!"
posted by boo_radley at 12:27 PM on September 4, 2010


These own and MSPaint comics own. Haters gonna hate.
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:27 PM on September 4, 2010 [5 favorites]


I love these! They're like methadone for my Spamusement withdrawal pains.

YES, a thousand times this.
posted by danb at 12:28 PM on September 4, 2010


this is my favorite CAPTCHA cartoon.
posted by sanko at 12:39 PM on September 4, 2010 [18 favorites]


These are hilarious. The best captcha I've come across read, "freakish that." I read it like a haughty Englishman.
posted by brundlefly at 12:41 PM on September 4, 2010


I want to be The Britisher.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 12:50 PM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was kinda, meh, meh, meh...

Than "finally leopard" gave me a real laugh.
posted by Splunge at 12:50 PM on September 4, 2010


Kudos for finding humor in the annoying captchas which I HATE HATE HATE. Especially the ones that are so ornate they can't be decoded.
posted by Cranberry at 1:01 PM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


These are awesome.
posted by spitefulcrow at 1:22 PM on September 4, 2010


Especially the ones that are so ornate they can't be decoded.

Fun fact is the bot only knows the first word -- if you don't mind messing with Google's book-decoder, you can write whatever you want for the second word.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:23 PM on September 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


They totally dropped the ball on "crook things." In panel two he's supposed to look to the left, then to the right on panel three, then back to the left on the final panel.
posted by sourwookie at 1:47 PM on September 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Haters gonna hate.

O...kay?
posted by Gator at 1:59 PM on September 4, 2010


wow, these are hysterical. The best ones are "rapist wasn't" and "DSM-IV hophat".
posted by vorfeed at 2:04 PM on September 4, 2010


I believe he meant "Gators gonna gate".

These are awesome.
posted by cortex at 2:04 PM on September 4, 2010


Haters gonna hate.

Odisse odientibus est esse, I think you mean.
posted by kenko at 2:07 PM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


funny stuff... lemons to lemonaid
posted by HuronBob at 2:15 PM on September 4, 2010


greatly amusating

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:34 PM on September 4, 2010 [11 favorites]


I lol'd
posted by delmoi at 3:23 PM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love this one ...

The rapist was here ...

Consent wasn't.

posted by jayder at 3:25 PM on September 4, 2010


Okay, I'm reading through the Captchart blog. I got a kick out of this one.
posted by Gordafarin at 3:27 PM on September 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


I approve of these.
posted by jquinby at 3:33 PM on September 4, 2010


Is there a name and/or KnowYourMeme page for the mispronouncing Asian guy that's in a bunch of these?
posted by Gordafarin at 4:24 PM on September 4, 2010


Fun fact is the bot only knows the first word -- if you don't mind messing with Google's book-decoder, you can write whatever you want for the second word.

Actually, it knows one of the two words, but it doesn't tell you which one. And reCAPTCHA has nothing to do with Google.
posted by teraflop at 5:42 PM on September 4, 2010


Whoops... it says right there that Google bought them last year. Never mind...
posted by teraflop at 5:48 PM on September 4, 2010


this is my favorite CAPTCHA cartoon.

This would be a lot funnier without the Clamps derail.
posted by DU at 6:46 PM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


jayeder The rapist was here...
Consent wasn't.

I especially enjoyed that he still had sunglasses on after he took off his sunglasses.
posted by tmacdonald at 6:49 PM on September 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


Gordafarin Is there a name and/or KnowYourMeme page for the mispronouncing Asian guy that's in a bunch of these?

Are you talking about the FFFFFUUUUUU guy? That is Rageguy
posted by netd at 8:01 PM on September 4, 2010


I especially enjoyed that he still had sunglasses on after he took off his sunglasses.

I think he's putting on a second pair. See, in the 2nd panel he's getting them out of his pocket.
posted by XMLicious at 9:20 PM on September 4, 2010


read this post last night, thought they were (for the most part) hilarious. went to log in today, had to enter a captcha and thinking back to these comics made that the slightest bit less annoying. Thanks!
posted by addelburgh at 2:31 PM on September 6, 2010


Are you talking about the FFFFFUUUUUU guy? That is Rageguy

If you look through several pages of the tumblr blog, you'll see the other guy pop up a lot. I'm not familiar with his memestory either.
posted by mreleganza at 8:36 AM on September 7, 2010


Cranberry: Kudos for finding humor in the annoying captchas which I HATE HATE HATE. Especially the ones that are so ornate they can't be decoded.

Agreed.
posted by joedan at 5:55 PM on September 7, 2010


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