March 15, 2005 5:18 AM   Subscribe

Bridge the gap
posted by Pretty_Generic (23 comments total)
Attempt 8, comedy fans.
posted by nthdegx at 5:29 AM on March 15, 2005

score, nthdegx!
posted by clockzero at 5:43 AM on March 15, 2005

It might be my mood, but I really got attached to this li'l guy. I was fully invested in the challenge by Attempt 15, and surprised it finished the way it did. I hope he gets it sorted out, I'm staying tuned. Thanks, P_G, sweet.
posted by thinkpiece at 6:05 AM on March 15, 2005

I can't believe I watched them all.
must find a job
posted by peacay at 6:09 AM on March 15, 2005

This was like my life. Thanks for the early morning reminder.

(Good post)
posted by OmieWise at 6:10 AM on March 15, 2005

Definitely 8.
posted by grrarrgh00 at 6:11 AM on March 15, 2005

Yeah, 8 was kind of amusing. The rest were quite lackluster.
posted by blacklite at 6:22 AM on March 15, 2005

I thought attempt 5 was hilarious.
posted by sour cream at 7:04 AM on March 15, 2005

Ah, that's funny!
posted by at 7:08 AM on March 15, 2005

I think this genre, the well-animated-stick-figure-getting-maimed cartoon, has exhausted itself. I think this because while I would've found this funny a couple years ago, it now leaves me dead inside. Dead.
posted by picea at 7:24 AM on March 15, 2005

This reminds me of Lewis Trondheim's comic book MisterO, which has the very same premise but which is much, much funnier.
posted by Dr. Wu at 7:27 AM on March 15, 2005

agreed, 8 was pretty good; but i also like 3 - the spurting blood is a nice added touch. i too was really rooting for the little grey man, but that's life i guess...
posted by venus in furs at 7:45 AM on March 15, 2005

what's this guy's problem?
as far as I can tell, the shade of green seems to be exactly the same on both sides...
posted by hellbient at 7:48 AM on March 15, 2005

hmm, Wylie E. Coyote must be his god
posted by scheptech at 7:58 AM on March 15, 2005

Well.. it appealed to MY juvenile sense of humor. Good find!
posted by defcom1 at 8:08 AM on March 15, 2005

Too slow!
posted by kenko at 8:13 AM on March 15, 2005

You keep trying, Grey Man!

He's got the heart of a champion!
posted by Tullius at 8:33 AM on March 15, 2005

hehe...this guy's been posting them on B3ta. I'm a big fan.
posted by es_de_bah at 9:09 AM on March 15, 2005

Beep! Beep! The post reminded of Wile E. Coyote. Some sound effects would really add to it.
posted by thomcatspike at 9:15 AM on March 15, 2005

I am greatly bothered by Attempt 6. How did he get the rope across to the otherside without getting over to the other side himself? Did he attempt something like Attempt 11 to get the rope across? If so if he tried that twice, why did he not try the jet pack once more but shut the engine off properly? Furthermore his choice of grappling hook seems ill thought out. If it did not work in Attempt 3, why did he use the same for 11? Did he think a rope would bring him a greater chance of success? I would assume he used the same brand as in 6, as he did in 11, simply a different color. As well, in Attempt 12: why did the helium tank explode? Was it infact, a methane or perhaps hydrogen tank? Due to the fact that balloons float yet the canister exploded in a most fiery way, I suspect it would be a hydrogen tank. A most flawed choice of gas for balloons. In addition, the weather conditions of Attempt 13 are highly suspect, and one would wonder why he did not give up for the day due to the winds, the storm that followed in Attempt 14 were not conducive to gap crossing.
But most importantly, I am perplexed by the mechanics in the catapult of Attempt 15. The skein winches seems completely missing. And the physics of the arc were most perplexing, perhaps the weather conditions were still as they were in Attempt 13.
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:59 AM on March 15, 2005

My cat's breath smells like cat food.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 2:12 PM on March 15, 2005

twelvetwo - there's this site called, you should check it out. I'd hyperlink it, but it seems as though you've got the time to type it in.
posted by hellbient at 4:48 PM on March 15, 2005

I liked this a lot. I hope he gets it eventually.
posted by mai at 5:09 PM on March 15, 2005

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