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November 24, 2010 6:11 AM   Subscribe

Angry Birds, the Peace Treaty
posted by CunningLinguist (59 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Whaaaaaa??

Nice.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:18 AM on November 24, 2010


This kind of made me actually dislike the birds a bit, which is odd, considering I previously absolutely hated the pigs.
posted by menschlich at 6:22 AM on November 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


it's all good
posted by PenDevil at 6:24 AM on November 24, 2010


This kind of made me actually dislike the birds a bit, which is odd, considering I previously absolutely hated the pigs.

Say Whaaat!? Fuck off! Whooooooaaaaaaa! Ah! It's all good.
posted by mrzer0 at 6:30 AM on November 24, 2010


Yes, what to think of the birds. Flying into buildings like that.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:30 AM on November 24, 2010


That is pretty sweet.
posted by Kitteh at 6:37 AM on November 24, 2010


You can blame the birds R. Mutt, but I've seen evidence that there was TNT planted around level 7.
posted by condour75 at 6:39 AM on November 24, 2010 [5 favorites]


Can we all agree the boomerang birds are the real problem?
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:41 AM on November 24, 2010 [9 favorites]


Why is this here? MetaFilter does not do Angry Birds well. Where's the flag for Good God, the little sounds the birds make as they launch, then fail, then launch, then fail -- it's like aural crack ...
posted by maudlin at 6:42 AM on November 24, 2010


Can we all agree the boomerang birds are the real problem?

Absolutely. I hate those damn boomerang birds--I usually just find ways to launch them head first into things rather than boomeranging them.

The arrival of the big fat birds after dealing with the boomerangs is such a welcome relief.

whatthafuck!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:47 AM on November 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


it's like aural crack ...

And the Android Market is a pusher. I have steadfastly refused to download this, but it's always sitting there at the top of the apps list, taunting me with it's "FREE" label. Sure, sure...it won't cost me a thing, monetarily.
posted by JaredSeth at 6:47 AM on November 24, 2010


I had to look up 'Angry Birds' and now understand that it "is a puzzle video game developed by Rovio, a developer based in Finland. Since its release for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices, over 10 million copies of the game have been purchased, and versions have appeared for other touchscreen-based smartphones." Birds vs. Pigs.
posted by ericb at 6:50 AM on November 24, 2010


Is the moderator's accent real? It sounds very....Clouseau to me.
posted by schmod at 6:51 AM on November 24, 2010


Angry Birds Cinematic Trailer. "Angry Birds is the #1 app in 60 countries!"
posted by ericb at 6:53 AM on November 24, 2010


Why is this here? MetaFilter does not do Angry Birds well.

What? The last thread went well. In fact, lots of people ended up downloading it and becoming addicted.
posted by morganannie at 6:58 AM on November 24, 2010


Morganannie, it is an analogy.
posted by boo_radley at 7:04 AM on November 24, 2010


boo_radley it is not set up like an analogy so I must be missing something.

Analogy
posted by morganannie at 7:14 AM on November 24, 2010


The peace negotiator didn't realize that the pigs are Swedes -- there are several levels where they sport little triangle Swedish flags. It's impossible for the righteous to make peace with Swedes...
posted by zeikka at 7:14 AM on November 24, 2010


Love this. And yes, boomerang birds are pigsymps.
posted by Splunge at 7:16 AM on November 24, 2010


Morganannie, yes, what boo_radley made was more of an allusion, but the video itself is an analogy to a particular geo-political conflict that is not one of metafilter's more successful conversation topics.
posted by thusspakeparanoia at 7:20 AM on November 24, 2010


The peace negotiator didn't realize that the pigs are Swedes -- there are several levels where they sport little triangle Swedish flags. It's impossible for the righteous to make peace with Swedes...

Especially when they're upset about not having any decent clothes to wear to London.
posted by menschlich at 7:21 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


This was actually funnier than I expected it to be. I also was surprised at how the birds came off kind of asshole-ish but I guess that makes sense because dude, they are ANGRY.
posted by like_neon at 7:21 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Actually, maudlin made the comment.

I have no problem with it. All I am saying is that a lot of mefites like Angry Birds. No big deal.
posted by morganannie at 7:25 AM on November 24, 2010


morganannie, I was making a joke. So let me clarify.

Why did I say that? maudlin does not do jokes well.
posted by maudlin at 7:27 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm sorry for the oversight maudlin, you do jokes just fine, but we may need to re-negotiate the borders of good taste.
posted by thusspakeparanoia at 7:33 AM on November 24, 2010


Well, morganannie linked to the earlier AB thread, which I missed as I was still in my pre-phone, reasonably productive phase of my life in mid-October, so that was very cool.
posted by maudlin at 7:35 AM on November 24, 2010


The Angry Birds are a totally outrageous paradigm.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 7:44 AM on November 24, 2010


Why is this here? MetaFilter does not do Angry Birds well.

Holy shit, I am SO tired of mefi arguing over whether or not the Angry Birds or the pigs are to blame for the mess they're in. You know what you people need to do? Step back, take a look at some articles about the issue, and think it through. There are no easy answers here. Yes, the birds want their eggs back. But the pigs require (yes, REQUIRE) eggs to live. And to be honest, if some eggs get eaten before they hatch, who's going to be worse off? Are we really going to mourn the loss of a few extra Boomerang Birds, those inconsistent vascillators who might spin off at any damn angle depending on which point in their arc they're at? Some of you people need to EDUCATE YOURSELVES and stop being ruled by your LIBERAL BIAS.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:46 AM on November 24, 2010 [22 favorites]


Angry Birds Fan Art.

Truce?
posted by morganannie at 7:48 AM on November 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


OMG! Wallpaper! Thanks!
posted by maudlin at 7:49 AM on November 24, 2010


Say what? Say what? Fuck off!
posted by Omnomnom at 7:54 AM on November 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Oh, there's a Blackberry version.
posted by maudlin at 7:59 AM on November 24, 2010


So...the birds are Israel, right? Or maybe Pakistan?
posted by maryr at 8:02 AM on November 24, 2010


Oh Fuck You Greg Nog. Fuck you and your imperialist Pig driven agenda.

While your crazy fucking government continues to fund the pigs, these birds are losing their eggs at a greater and greater rate. Yeah - Pigs need eggs. Nobody denies that. But they don't need ALL THE EGGS.! They don't need to continue building higher and higher Walls to deprive the Birds of eggs which used to be theirs theirs. And don't give me that "Pigs were deprived eggs in the '40s and need to stockpile eggs' bullshit. Truth of the matter is that the pigs are the oppressors now.

Seriously, It's enough to make me want to strap myself into a slingshot and start taking out a few glasshouses myself. And that's from someone who remembers level 9-11.
posted by seanyboy at 8:03 AM on November 24, 2010 [8 favorites]


thusspakeparanoia: "what boo_radley made was more of an allusion"

This is ridiculous, my comment is still there why are you telling people it's not real.
posted by boo_radley at 8:10 AM on November 24, 2010


fuckin' pigs always pullin' the emergency cord on the subway....fuckin' hipster birds....
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:12 AM on November 24, 2010


Angry Birds to hit games consoles - Gaming phenomenon that has attracted 36m downloads on smartphones to launch on XBox 360, PS3 and Wii
posted by Artw at 8:16 AM on November 24, 2010


Okay, I've got a gripe here. (Contains spoilers)

˙ʇıɥsןןnq sɐıq-bıd ןןɐɔ ı ˙punoɹ ɹɐʇs-ǝǝɹɥʇ ɐ uǝǝq ǝʌɐɥ pןnoɥs ʇı - ʇɟǝן spɹıq ǝɹǝʍ ǝɹǝɥʇ 'sbıd ǝɥʇ ʇob ǝɥ ¿ʇɐɥʍ ¿pǝןıɐɟ ןǝʌǝן
posted by ardgedee at 8:20 AM on November 24, 2010


why are you telling people it's not real.
This sort of willful misunderstanding is exactly why we can't have silly live action video homages to addictive phone games with funny bird sounds here. For shame, boo_radley.

Also, seanyboy, I doubt the pigs are the Isrealis, definitely not kosher.
posted by thusspakeparanoia at 8:20 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Salman Rushdie is apparently "a whiz at Angry Birds." So we can add that to the mix.
posted by bibliowench at 8:35 AM on November 24, 2010


ardgedee: I think it's because the pǝlıɐɟ lɐǝp ǝɔɐǝd
posted by i_cola at 8:36 AM on November 24, 2010


> I doubt the pigs are the Isrealis, definitely not kosher.

Pigs aren't halal either, for whatever that's worth.
posted by ardgedee at 8:55 AM on November 24, 2010


Too bad about the cussing, my kids would have liked this.
posted by Scoo at 9:01 AM on November 24, 2010


Israel and the Palestinians? I found it hard not to read the game as Al Qaeda and the US.
posted by jiawen at 9:02 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Anyone making an Angry Birds cake for the holidays?
posted by jbickers at 9:14 AM on November 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


haha israel rooks

Pretty sure those aren't rooks.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:30 AM on November 24, 2010


I enjoyed getting all the stars in Cut The Rope. I will never get all the damn stars in Angry Birds. Life is just too short.
posted by fungible at 9:40 AM on November 24, 2010


Obama administration vs the teabaggers... THE SOCIALISTS ARE STEALING OUR EGGS!
posted by R. Mutt at 9:45 AM on November 24, 2010


I love the little candy muncher guy in Cut the Rope, but I don't like that you have to time your moves. I like that Angry Birds lets you take as much time as you like to set up your shot.
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:01 AM on November 24, 2010


I predict a rash of arguments on MeFi that start with someone going "Say what? Say what? FUCK OFF!"

I'm looking forward to that.
posted by Decani at 11:59 AM on November 24, 2010


If only our problems could be solved by violence, Decani.
posted by maryr at 12:15 PM on November 24, 2010


Is this something I would need an iphone to understand?

God damnit I want an iphone.
posted by tehloki at 12:16 PM on November 24, 2010


Is the moderator's accent real? It sounds very....Clouseau to me.

Some Israelis I know have an accent that sounds very "French". Maybe he's one of those. Or maybe he's actually a native French speaker.
posted by falameufilho at 2:15 PM on November 24, 2010


I don't like the vibe those birds are bringing to the party.
posted by fuq at 2:41 PM on November 24, 2010


Is this something I would need an iphone to understand?

Android, WebOS, Symbian. Coming to consoles (and probably Windows Phone) next year.
posted by JaredSeth at 5:57 AM on November 29, 2010


Angry Birds 'Seasons' now available.

If you bought the Halloween Edition, the update is available for free in the app store.

See ya'll in a few days!
posted by morganannie at 10:43 AM on December 2, 2010


I three-starred all levels in Angry Birds Halloween HD on Tuesday. The timing of this is impeccable.

Three-starring the original Angry Birds game is beyond my capacity for abuse.
posted by ardgedee at 10:53 AM on December 2, 2010


Plushies!
posted by morganannie at 11:36 AM on December 22, 2010


I wish I had the energy and handiness to make these awesome tree ornaments.
posted by CunningLinguist at 12:14 PM on December 22, 2010


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