5k 2001 contest winners
May 10, 2001 2:42 PM   Subscribe

5k 2001 contest winners Winners now listed. It was a great crop, and - as is usual on the Web - porn rules.
posted by kokogiak (17 comments total)
venn diagrams are cool
posted by ewwgene at 3:12 PM on May 10, 2001

As I'm at uni I'm unable to look at the winner (they don't like Pr()n). Could anyone possibly describe, if that's possible what it looks like/does/is good about it?
posted by nedrichards at 3:15 PM on May 10, 2001

I saw the winner's entry and I'm just as confused as you are.
posted by perplexed at 3:17 PM on May 10, 2001

The winning entry, while not my overall favorite, was the most clever.

It's a pretty good representation of a porn site, circa 1997. You enter it, click on things to view (like nude celebrities), then enter a password (I think it's pixel - it's on the entry page) and you see pixelated "nudes", complete with ultra slow downloads (I assume it was clipping in CSS/js on the layers).

It was clever like last year's winning entry was. Someone took the concept of the contest to a literal end, but they accomplished it in a very novel way.
posted by mathowie at 3:26 PM on May 10, 2001

The winner isn't porn-porn. It's a hoot. Check it out.
posted by Mrmuhnrmuh at 3:26 PM on May 10, 2001

Oh man, this winner reminds me of those old "adult" Atari games.... You know the ones, if you're around 30 or so... A buddy and I found some of them in his Dad's closet once ...I think I was around 9 years old. All I remember about the games was that the graphics were so bad, you would spend hours trying to figure out what the hell you were looking at, and if you were supposed to be excited or not. The company that made the cartridges, I believe, was called Playaround.
posted by bradth27 at 3:50 PM on May 10, 2001

Here are some screen shots of those adult 2600 games I was referring to, in case some of you never got the chance to play them.
posted by bradth27 at 3:54 PM on May 10, 2001


Stella is a great Atari 2600 emulator, for those that threw out the old system and would like to experience the magic of 1 bit again...
posted by modofo at 4:57 PM on May 10, 2001

Uh, 1 bit can't do much. Try 8.
posted by dhartung at 7:40 PM on May 10, 2001

Actually, Atari 2600 was 4-bit. The NES was an 8-bit system.

.. Just to clarify
posted by antispork at 8:07 PM on May 10, 2001

And from what I remember, TurboGrafx-16 was really 2 8-bit processors, while the Genesis was the first real 16-bitter...
posted by owillis at 9:14 PM on May 10, 2001

I am a bit confused!
posted by kramer_101 at 4:38 AM on May 11, 2001

From what I could tell, there really is no password (I didn't put anything in and it worked for me), and the pictures are .gifs. And damn, that's funny.
posted by starvingartist at 6:21 AM on May 11, 2001

No, it is different if you put in "pixel" as the password. It gives you a few thumbnails to choose from. My favorite, of course, was the hot girl on girl lesbian movie action!
posted by donkeymon at 6:37 AM on May 11, 2001

The IDEO ASCII typesetter was done by one of the guys I worked with in Tech Support at IDEO. I liked it because it reminded me of the ancient days of PCs, when my high school friends and I would stare in amazement at being able to print out ASCII banners with a TRS-80.
posted by briank at 6:38 AM on May 11, 2001

My favorite comment (on the 3d.js entry):

This entry... Wow.. The cream flys through the air like white doves been set free from 30,000 years cooped up in a grandma's hand bag filled with fart gas.
posted by rodii at 7:17 AM on May 11, 2001

Um...anyone got any tips for the third puzzle in the Adventures of Bartleby one? I can't figure it out...
posted by dnash at 10:29 AM on May 11, 2001

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