Really Stimpy?! You think we can do that?
August 15, 2003 8:47 AM   Subscribe

Ren & Stimpy create a home page for the web, perform usability analysis on it, and analyze the results using multiple regression. "With the help of three hardworking, good looking, talented, and underpaid graduate students, we'll find a better way to make a home page!"
posted by ewagoner (27 comments total)
I see MS Paint still has a following.
posted by sharksandwich at 8:50 AM on August 15, 2003

For a website explaining a usability study, the image map doesn't work. Oh and it was last modified December 1995, which probably explains it's cute retro -- erm dated - look ;)
posted by lunadust at 9:05 AM on August 15, 2003

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posted by gimonca at 9:15 AM on August 15, 2003

*chirp chirp*


posted by will at 9:19 AM on August 15, 2003

That's 90 different kinds of lame.
posted by jonson at 9:30 AM on August 15, 2003

I'm curious, ewagoner - why did you post this? What were you hoping we'd see?
posted by JollyWanker at 9:41 AM on August 15, 2003

He's on a post-a-day program...
posted by i_cola at 9:45 AM on August 15, 2003

So I'm not missing something?

It really is a dung pile of poor and lame?
posted by Blue Stone at 9:56 AM on August 15, 2003

I thought the page had an interesting premise: use pop culture to help illustrate a more scholarly concept. And the topic is one that would appeal to many MeFi readers -- web page usability. And for the nerds like me, there's even a bit of higher math involved. So, lots of things going for it.

But then, the execution stunned me into disbelief. I was awed by how such potential ended up with this. And I thought it was worth sharing.

Granted, it's the weakest of my (small group of) links on the 'to-post' list. Sorry!
posted by ewagoner at 10:04 AM on August 15, 2003

the 'to-post' list.

: blink :

: blink :
posted by grabbingsand at 10:06 AM on August 15, 2003

[this is lame]

the 'to-post' list

There's your problem right there.
posted by jpoulos at 10:08 AM on August 15, 2003

I can't believe this post's been up for two hours and no one's said, "Yeeew, fat, bloated, eeediot!" yet.
posted by MrBaliHai at 10:25 AM on August 15, 2003

grabbingsand & jpoulos - what's lame about a "to post" list? Several people here surf very actively and run across a number of sites that they want to post, but are restricted to one a day, so they collect in a list. I'm not sure I see the problem with that.
posted by jonson at 10:40 AM on August 15, 2003

I have a "to bone" list.
posted by sharksandwich at 10:50 AM on August 15, 2003

Not many people remember a pre-1997 website like this.

I remember when they were ALL like this... funny stuff :)
posted by andryeevna at 10:51 AM on August 15, 2003

:::: GONG-ong-ong!!! ::::
(cane reaches out from curtain to nab link)
posted by Peter H at 11:00 AM on August 15, 2003

actually, i'll retract th' cane
my love of cable access is pretty tickled by this website

it kind of reminds me of hypercard stacks i made in nerd-camp back in the days of 4-bit black and white. odd for a mefi post tho!
posted by Peter H at 11:11 AM on August 15, 2003

Anybody else think that the first season and a half of R&S was absolutely amazing, and then instantly turned into a stupid, vile, disgusting, raunchy piece-o-crap?

Oh - and the FPP - s'allright - we've all seen much much worse, so cut ewagoner some slack.
posted by davidmsc at 11:53 AM on August 15, 2003

davidmc, for the long detailed inside story of why your observation is true, read The Completely Uncensored Unbelievably True Ren & Stimpy Story.
posted by ewagoner at 12:02 PM on August 15, 2003

Am I the only one who finds this mildly entertaining, and postworthy?
Thanks ewagoner!
posted by fvw at 12:09 PM on August 15, 2003

No, this is a fine link to post. For future reference, you are allowed to post things that are bad.
posted by Hildago at 12:17 PM on August 15, 2003

And we've created a more usable home page!
posted by pemulis at 12:30 PM on August 15, 2003

Ever wonder why there were so many repeats? It's because Nickelodeon threw out so many great stories that it took forever to make new ones!

The second part of the The Completely Uncensored Unbelievably True Ren & Stimpy Story is here (the link is broken on the original page).

... and you're the lemon merchant. Get it? And he knows it. That's why he's gonna kill us.
posted by eddydamascene at 12:48 PM on August 15, 2003

from ewagoner's link: "Despite breakthroughs like Roger Rabbit and The Simpsons (even though it sucked)..."

Did you hear that? That was the sound of my eyebrow going up.
posted by NortonDC at 12:57 PM on August 15, 2003

Has anyone seen the new Ren & Stimpy on Spike TNN?

It's awful. Apparently the writers have decided that Ren and Stimpy are lovers. It's also grosser than the original almost entirely without the weird sense of humor. (However, it was still better than "Stripperella.")
posted by nath at 5:21 PM on August 15, 2003

what's lame about a "to post" list?

I keep a list of "mefi-able" websites in a folder on my favorites list, for whatever that's worth. I'd guess that half of them never ultimately make the cut.
posted by crunchland at 5:32 PM on August 15, 2003

I don't see what's so lame about this post. It's mildly amusing at the least, which is more than can be said for the usual posts about someone's blog.
posted by valerie at 10:50 PM on August 16, 2003

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