Physics! Rainbows! Unicorns!
October 1, 2010 12:50 PM   Subscribe

Enter the Konami Code at the BYU Department of Physics and Astronomy page and unicorns will shoot out of your computer screen. No, really.
posted by superquail (31 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Aaand, it's broken.
posted by superquail at 12:51 PM on October 1, 2010


LOL
posted by unSane at 12:51 PM on October 1, 2010


This is why we can't have nice things.
posted by 2bucksplus at 12:51 PM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]




Yeah, but this one had a unicorn game with fairies and rainbows, all set to a Erasure soundtrack.
posted by superquail at 12:56 PM on October 1, 2010


Looks like it's back up....now that I've ruined the surprise.
posted by superquail at 12:56 PM on October 1, 2010


Does it play Erasure's "Always" as well? I can't have unicorns without that song anymore.
posted by griphus at 12:59 PM on October 1, 2010


Lordy, it's true! And... pink.
posted by L'Estrange Fruit at 12:59 PM on October 1, 2010


Make sure you disable FlashBlock.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:00 PM on October 1, 2010


Okay, that was awesome.
posted by charred husk at 1:00 PM on October 1, 2010


oh god no not robot unicorn attack I JUST DEFEATED THIS ADDICTION YOU BASTARDS
posted by elizardbits at 1:00 PM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


It was this game. Well worth a look if you haven't seen it.
posted by motty at 1:01 PM on October 1, 2010


GODDAMN YOU IT'S LIKE YOUR TRICKING ME INTO PLAYING THIS GAME AGAIN DAMN YOU!
posted by The Whelk at 1:01 PM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


playing this at the reference desk of a public library. people keep interrupting me to ask if we have a copy of Breaking Dawn.
posted by morganannie at 1:03 PM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


people keep interrupting me to ask if we have a copy of Breaking Dawn.

...Well?! Don't keep us in suspense!
posted by shakespeherian at 1:04 PM on October 1, 2010


Oh...apparently this is a really well-known game. Egg, and my face, are in alignment.
posted by superquail at 1:09 PM on October 1, 2010


Enter the Konami Code on this Metafilter page and a comment on the relationship between "BYU," "rainbows," and "Erasure" will magically appear

(BYU film alum here, yay Peluca)
posted by circular at 1:10 PM on October 1, 2010


first time I've seen this game, too, or heard this song! ahhh I love it.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 1:11 PM on October 1, 2010


It should be noted that BYU Astronomy doesn't actually believe in Robot Unicorn Planet. That would be silly.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 1:15 PM on October 1, 2010


My daughter makes me play this game on my iPhone before bed. Every night. While she watches.

If I make it to the triple dolphins, her squeals of delight often wake the baby.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 1:15 PM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


...Well?! Don't keep us in suspense!

Of course it we had a copy! What kind of children's librarian do you take me for?

if you say the kind that sits at the public service desk and plays unicorn games, you'd be right.
posted by morganannie at 1:16 PM on October 1, 2010 [2 favorites]


the relationship between "BYU," "rainbows," and "Erasure" will magically appear

Honestly, if someone asked me to complete a sequence of Rainbows, Erasure, ______, I would automatically say "BYU."
posted by The World Famous at 1:16 PM on October 1, 2010


Ok. I enjoyed that.
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:18 PM on October 1, 2010


↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWSOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEE
posted by BrotherCaine at 1:20 PM on October 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


I believe this joke was perpetrated by the guys from the Nonneutral Plasma Research Group. Just look at those faces.
posted by circular at 1:21 PM on October 1, 2010


If it works for you - what browser and OS do you use? It does not work for me; on Windows 7, I tried both Firefox 3.6 and Internet Explorer 8.
posted by LightStruk at 1:49 PM on October 1, 2010


I think they disabled it. Not working any more.
posted by charred husk at 1:54 PM on October 1, 2010


Nonneutral Plasma Research Group

We have a biased media, biased government, and biased companies, and now plasma researchers are also biased? And not only that, they advertise it in their name? *sigh* What is this world coming to?
posted by kmz at 2:32 PM on October 1, 2010


This is what it takes to make people pay attention to science: vidgame cheats and unicorns.
posted by spamguy at 3:56 PM on October 1, 2010


This is what it takes to make people pay attention to science: vidgame cheats and unicorns.

At least it's not strippers and coke.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:11 PM on October 1, 2010


They've commented it out, sadly.
posted by SteelyDuran at 11:45 PM on October 1, 2010


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