# Bottleneck Whirl Toss.October 28, 2008 6:02 PM   Subscribe

Hey! That's not the color I ordered!
posted by Solon and Thanks at 6:12 PM on October 28, 2008

Letters with blocks on.
posted by moonmilk at 6:28 PM on October 28, 2008

This seems to be a demonstration of the power of the OP's google-fu. Is there any other point to it?
posted by Class Goat at 7:48 PM on October 28, 2008

Class Goat, there is a flash game linked from the middle sentence.

The pics of letter blocks serve as embroidering.
posted by Sitegeist at 7:58 PM on October 28, 2008

Sitegeist, it would have been nice if you had featured the feature link instead of burying it in cruft.
posted by Class Goat at 8:23 PM on October 28, 2008

By the process of elimination I have determine that the word Clemens is staring at intently is "germ."
posted by Citizen Premier at 11:15 PM on October 28, 2008

the middle link happens to be a great game. I am on level 25 and going full speed ahead. really well thought out.
posted by milestogo at 11:39 PM on October 28, 2008

Second the great game. The structure makes for some truly devious puzzles, combining logic puzzles and anagrams in a beautiful way.

Being no good at anagrams, I cheated.
posted by alexei at 1:48 AM on October 29, 2008

The controls are awkward, but it's a great hybrid-game idea, yessir. Good find.
posted by rokusan at 2:35 AM on October 29, 2008

The game is great! (but yeah - I almost missed it; I'm glad I read the comments!)
posted by taz at 4:01 AM on October 29, 2008 [1 favorite]

I, for one, wholeheartedly object to systems wherein strict adherence to the sequential or spatial arrangement of letter forms is paramount in the conveyance of semantic intentionality. BullSh@t, I say!

All letter forms are equally valid, whatever their sequential arrangement. This is as obvious as the fact that ELEVEN PLUS TWO is the same as TWELVE PLUS ONE. As obvious as DEBIT CARD means BAD CREDIT. As obvious as ALBERT EINSTEIN equals TEN ELITE BRAINS.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:55 AM on October 29, 2008

Help me with my blocks?

[NOT BLOCK-IST]
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:14 AM on October 29, 2008

My apologies to mefites and the creator of the game for not featuring the link more clearly. Usually I also dislike the unlabeled links kind of post but went for it this time trying to match the spirit of the game which is clever but also (charmingly) adolescent. It seems I failed.

I still like the extra links to the pics of letter blocks but with hindsight I would now include them under the fold (with labeling). At least Citizen Premier seems to have found the Mark Twain pic of interest.

I'm happy for those who did find the main link and are enjoying the game as much as I. I've a fondness for anagrams and I think this aspect of the game is clever, especially when you get to the levels where the permutations set opens up due to the ability to change letters... Oh, and twoleftfeet, AUCTION can also mean CAUTION.

p.s. I was unaware of the AskMefi thread on the unsatisfactory letter blocks purchase. Thanks for the heads-up Spiffy. What a long Meta thread!
posted by Sitegeist at 4:28 PM on October 29, 2008

Excellent game Sitegeist - thanks! Fiendish, indeed :)
posted by goo at 6:17 PM on October 30, 2008

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