Chris Lilley is an Australian comedian, television producer, actor, musician and writer
, who got his major start as the drama teacher, Mr. G.
, in the sketch comedy series Big Bite
. The series ended after one season, and Lilley went on to create four subsequent mocumentary-style series, We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year
, Summer Heights High
, Angry Boys
, and most recently Ja'mie: Private School Girl
. Each show consists of primary characters all played by Lilley, ranging from a 47 year old woman with skeletal dysplasia
, a 13-year-old school boy with a Tongan accent
(NSFW language), a 24 year-old African American rap artist from Los Angeles
(NSFW language), and a 16 year old girl from a grammar school
, to name a few. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Mar 8, 2014 -
Homelessness is more and more common in the real world - and now it exists within The Sims.
Meet Alice and Kev
, a father and daughter just trying to get along without two Simoleons to rub together.
posted by mippy
on Jun 10, 2009 -
I'm My Own Grandpa ^
(embedded audio) is a funny and head-scratching song about, well, being your own grandpa (hint: dad's to blame). There's a video
using footage from The Sims, which includes a cover by Ray Stevens. Bonus points if you can figure it all out the first time you listen.
posted by zardoz
on Oct 2, 2006 -
Oh great merciful heavens!
Who, oh who, will protect the dear children from the rampant sexual content that lies buried in... The Sims 2? According to Miami attorney Jack Thompson, it's worse than the now-infamous Hot Coffee
mod for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that Hillary Clinton
has made such a fuss about.
His claim is that behind the pixellated screen placed by the game in front of nude characters is full, anatomically-correct, genital detail, and a cheat code can remove that easily. Electronic Arts maintains that behind the screen is only Ken-And-Barbie smoothness. (Should be easy enough to check out, anyone?)
posted by JHarris
on Jul 22, 2005 -
Don't like how your country is being run? Roll your own
! "Welcome to this exciting universe where you can start your own country, build its economy and trade with your neighbors. You preside over its resources, its army and [are] responsible for its relations with its neighbors. Depending on your experience level, you can control many functions that influence the development of your country.
" You can play for free on most of the available worlds.
posted by ewagoner
on Nov 1, 2004 -
Sim Gallery Project
is calling for entries, they want proposals for works or performances to exhibit in a gallery space constructed within Sims Online
posted by atom71
on Oct 13, 2003 -
"It could be a sitcom or something completely different"
What is it? A new show on Fox, based on the Sims video game by EA's Maxis studio. Will Wright, the creator of the Sim line of games, has signed on to help create the show, which is being described as "blending puppetry with animation" and "set in feudal Japan but dealing with modern-day suburban situations".
If that's not "orignial", then I don't what is.
posted by Hackworth
on Jun 3, 2003 -
Wall hangings for your peace loving sims.
I've only logged about three sim hours, but this inspires me to boot up my little sim family. When the Sims online comes out, can we have sim protests at the sim white house, or sim mefi protests at mathowie's sim house?
posted by djacobs
on Oct 18, 2002 -
Sims Survivor -
8 contestants left alone in a house. When the food runs out, who do you think will win? Follow it day by day. Great idea!
posted by Jubey
on Mar 19, 2002 -
"Hey there, sport! What's all the racket?" "It's The Stupid SIMulated Human Pet Tricks, Daddy!"
No really this is good. Stupid. But good. If anyone's ever wondered what some of the characters from The Sims
would look like in hokey live-action Not Ready For Television commercials, now's your chance!
This site requires the Quicktime and
Flash Player plug-ins. Be careful. This site crashed my computer once.
posted by ZachsMind
on Dec 11, 2000 -
SIMbabes ain't putting out...
I play The Sims
. You probably suspected that didn't you? Well, there's a Blogger
Powered weblog by the guy behind the upcoming Blueprint
program, and guess what? Copyright infringement once again rears its ugly head in cyberspace. A website called Simcorally
has downloaded objects others created and claimed them as his own. So now the SIMbabes
are on strike. The upshot of this is I'm still stuck with that obnoxious green couch. I want something better
. And that piano looks awful nice.
has more on the topic.
posted by ZachsMind
on Jun 25, 2000 -
Much in the spirit of the ASCII Star Wars
site, Neale over at wetlog
has unveiled an short ASCII version of American Beauty
(when is the academy going to finally recognize the brilliant work of ASCII illustrators everywhere?). He's also running a contest
for players of The Sims
. I've been thinking about getting this game since I first saw it, but Neale's contest is enough to push me over the edge and actually buy it. I'd like to try getting my Sims to perform either Magnolia
or The Ice Storm
posted by mathowie
on Mar 1, 2000 -