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August 18, 2018 2:24 PM   Subscribe

 
Since holes don't exist, this is impossible.
posted by thelonius at 2:29 PM on August 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


There's some excellent life advice at that link. Often when I don't know what to do next, I just start trying to combine each of my inventory items with each of my other inventory items. You'd be surprised how often that helps.

I mean, you really would be surprised since it rarely helps, but once in a while you'll put one item over another item and the little interaction icon will light up and you'll be like aha! and then it's off to the races again.
posted by Two unicycles and some duct tape at 2:41 PM on August 18, 2018 [7 favorites]


I like that he acknowledges Metafilter's leadership in discussing being stuck in holes despite not helping him come unstuck from a hole.
posted by ardgedee at 2:53 PM on August 18, 2018 [7 favorites]


And if that doesn't work you progress to the next step:
give NAIL CLIPPERS to TRAFFIC WARDEN
She doesn't seem to want that.
give PHONE BILL to TRAFFIC WARDEN
She doesn't seem to want that.
give NAIL CLIPPERS to SEAGULL
It's not food so the gull ignores it.
...

posted by traveler_ at 3:13 PM on August 18, 2018 [8 favorites]


He didn't just acknowledge MetaFilter, he acknowledged ME:
There's an Ask Metafilter thread about this too, and my favorite comment there was Oneswellfoop saying how much he liked my comic The Midas Flesh and how clever it was, and how could someone that clever not be able to find his way out of a hole?
Yes, I am a total fan and supporter of his and I'm surprised he hasn't used his hole experience in a storyline in his Squirrel Girl comics (SG could get out easily, less so KoiBoi or BrainDrain). He may have included it in his time writing Jughead comics (one of the few of his works I have not acquired due to an allergy to everything Archie) or be saving it for his upcoming book How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler and I wonder wistfully if my MeFi handle will appear in the book's acknowledgements.
BTW, I do recommend Midas Flesh for anyone who would appreciate mixing Greek Mythology with Lucasian Space Opera or just want to see a team up with a devout Muslim and a talking velociraptor as the GOOD guys.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:25 PM on August 18, 2018 [14 favorites]


The link at the previously is broken--does anyone have a link to the original tweet thread? I kinda don't totally understand how twitter threads work and tried clicking through the tweet at the top of the article but it didn't take me to the whole business, just that aspect of the conversation.
posted by zinful at 3:54 PM on August 18, 2018


It was definitely “chill or be chilled.” I can sees it.
posted by hjo3 at 4:18 PM on August 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


This is completely burying the lede, the guy's dog's name is Chompsky.
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:06 PM on August 18, 2018 [17 favorites]


He's a computational linguist. It was either gonna be that or Sapir-Woof.
posted by hyperbolic at 10:37 PM on August 18, 2018 [14 favorites]


zinful, storify is gone, but you can get the gist of it at archive.org.
posted by tavella at 1:02 AM on August 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


I haven't read it. Is he brave and honest and good?
posted by Baeria at 5:58 AM on August 19, 2018


What was the suggestion that finally worked? It belongs to a protected account now. :(
posted by tobascodagama at 7:50 AM on August 19, 2018


Polygon has a brief walkthrough (spoilers!)

https://www.polygon.com/2015/8/18/9173621/ryan-north-stuck-hole-twitter
posted by barkingpumpkin at 10:28 AM on August 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


[pours one out for Comics Alliance]

.
posted by EatTheWeak at 11:12 PM on August 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


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