Lolgrues
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What's happening!?
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 1:21 PM on April 11, 2008


What's happening!?

If you have to ask...
posted by Burhanistan at 1:21 PM on April 11, 2008


Very funny, Basement Cat.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:22 PM on April 11, 2008


Also, needs "likely" tag.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:22 PM on April 11, 2008


IS NOTHING SACRED?
posted by enn at 1:24 PM on April 11, 2008


xyzzy
posted by joe lisboa at 1:25 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


A hollow voice says, "Fool!"
posted by joe lisboa at 1:25 PM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


> OM NOM NOM NOM
posted by louche mustachio at 1:26 PM on April 11, 2008


Anyone have a sack with some garlic in it? I'm feeling noshy.
posted by Stewriffic at 1:31 PM on April 11, 2008


The problem of grues is, of course, their recursive nature. To wit:

A) Grues are found wherever it is very dark.
B) There are no light sources on the inside of a grue.

Therefore, being eaten by a grue is a fate which entails being eaten by an infinite number of progressively smaller grues, presumably nested in a geometrically complicated and interesting way.

The proper way to unify quantum mechanics with this theory, that of grueitvity, is to date unresolved, and an active field of research among professional zorkologists.
posted by Arturus at 1:32 PM on April 11, 2008 [26 favorites]


HELLO SAILOR
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:38 PM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


And why the blackface?
posted by three blind mice at 1:41 PM on April 11, 2008


Nothing happens here.
posted by joe lisboa at 1:41 PM on April 11, 2008


(dammit tbm!)
posted by joe lisboa at 1:42 PM on April 11, 2008


What's happening!?

For those "in the dark:"
> what is a grue?

The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale.
posted by ericb at 1:48 PM on April 11, 2008


Groo!
posted by Mblue at 1:48 PM on April 11, 2008


INVIZIBLE LANTURN
posted by PlusDistance at 1:50 PM on April 11, 2008 [4 favorites]


ok, LOLinjokes are annoying.

i had to google "grue."

me=too old for teh innerwebz.

le sigh.
posted by CitizenD at 1:54 PM on April 11, 2008


I don't see that here!
posted by joe lisboa at 1:55 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


write everichon was here
posted by everichon at 2:00 PM on April 11, 2008


I'm against this kind of thing.
posted by psmealey at 2:00 PM on April 11, 2008


Grues in photos one and four are brought to you specially by our Mutated Grue Breeder subsidiary company (magical). Apply to our Borphee headquarters for price lists and ordering information.
posted by frobozz at 2:01 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Artw sits down and sings a song about gold.
posted by Artw at 2:01 PM on April 11, 2008


throw torch
posted by everichon at 2:09 PM on April 11, 2008


These weren't partickly funny, but they get a pass due to giving me a) nostalgia glow and b) text-games insider smug, which I desperately need now that I don't play games much.
posted by everichon at 2:11 PM on April 11, 2008


Get Lamp motherfuckers!!
posted by Mister_A at 2:12 PM on April 11, 2008


> delete post

this post cannot be deleted

> open meta

i do not see a meta here
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:25 PM on April 11, 2008 [6 favorites]


1) in a similar Zorky vein, I recommend Lost Pig, a sort of Zork-inspired Interactive short story.

2) I was discussing this game with my friend (my friend, mind you, not my housemate's young niece, or something) and mentioned Zork. She'd never heard of it. I thought about it a bit, asked her how old she was, and realized that I had first played Zork the year before she was born! <shrug>

I guess I'll get more used to this, the older I get?
posted by Squid Voltaire at 2:29 PM on April 11, 2008


"...realized that I had first played Zork the year before she was born!"

Should've used protection.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:33 PM on April 11, 2008


i can haz inviziclue?
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:38 PM on April 11, 2008


You are in a maze of twisty little injokes, all alike...
posted by aihal at 2:53 PM on April 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


All your base are belong to...er...

I can haz...uhm...er...

LEROY JENKE....uh...

Oh, fuck. I'm out of wit.
posted by Pecinpah at 2:56 PM on April 11, 2008


> Click Back-Button
posted by blue_beetle at 3:02 PM on April 11, 2008


GET LAME JOKE
> I SEE NOT LAME JOKE HERE
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:07 PM on April 11, 2008


>EAT ME
Autocannibalism is not the answer.
posted by eriko at 3:09 PM on April 11, 2008


>Enter simulation mode

PRISM, you are entering the town of Rockvil, 40 years hence...

(still gives me chills)
posted by johngoren at 3:26 PM on April 11, 2008


Ok, I will move out of your lawn.
Slowly.
posted by darkripper at 3:31 PM on April 11, 2008


> format c:

...opens a whole new world of adventure!
posted by Artw at 3:32 PM on April 11, 2008


I LOL'D.
posted by GuyZero at 4:11 PM on April 11, 2008


Johngoren, you're not the only mind who has voyaged for an unspecified but extended amount of time.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:28 PM on April 11, 2008




Plugh.
posted by davejay at 4:37 PM on April 11, 2008


The Frontalot video is fun for a bit, but man that goes on far too long.
posted by davejay at 4:40 PM on April 11, 2008


Squid Voltaire: in a similar Zorky vein, I recommend Lost Pig, a sort of Zork-inspired Interactive short story.

That game's awesome. It was the winner of the most recent IF competition -- well-deserved, too. Try eating your pants and things like that.
posted by flatluigi at 4:55 PM on April 11, 2008


Gruesome.
posted by wendell at 5:00 PM on April 11, 2008


Nothing my nasty knife and sandwich couldn't take care of.
posted by Balisong at 7:35 PM on April 11, 2008


It is pitch black in the watergate hotel. you are likely to be eaten by agnew.
posted by Hat Maui at 1:59 AM on January 18 [+] [!]

posted by Malor at 10:37 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


This may have been the only LOL[X] site that I actually LOL'ed at a wee bit.
posted by the_bone at 9:47 AM on April 12, 2008


When playing Ancient Domains of Mystery, if a pc has both the "doomed" and "cursed" intrinsics, there is roughly a 1 in 1000 chance that they will be eaten by a grue on any unlit space. Grues blow.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:18 AM on April 12, 2008


The Frontalot video is fun for a bit, but man that goes on far too long.

I did my best!
posted by jscott at 3:20 AM on April 13, 2008


It is dark. You are likely to run a joke into the ground.
posted by Eideteker at 7:23 PM on April 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Just so y'all know, those (surprisingly unfunny, unidiomatic) LOLGrues are by the best contemporary writer of interactive fiction, Andrew Plotkin (the man responsible for Capture The Flag With Stuff). If you like IF at all, you need to play his games.
posted by waxbanks at 12:10 PM on April 16, 2008


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