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random dudes department:

Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story: ok so basicyl there were/are these companies that would take out ads in the back of magazines like "we want your lyrics! send em in! we'll turn them into a song!" regular non-musician people would then send their lyrics in, the company would go "these are great! we'll put it on a record for you if you pay us," and then the lyrics writers would go "ok." the lyrics could be bad, bizarre, or boring, and the musicians were basically just trying to please the customer, not make a star songwriter out of them. anyway it's a good doc because the filmmakers talk both to some song-poem writers (usually people who are compelled to make music but can't play a lick) and to some of the mysterious session musicians who (dubiously) make dreams come true

forum moderator scooby doo gang vs. single random dude department:

Resurrect Dead: 2011 documentary that mostly gets to the bottom of the Toynbee tiles, which were these guerilla linoleum tiles that said "TOYNBEE IDEA IN MOVIE '2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER" that would be randomly embedded in streets and crosswalks. they were mostly in the northeastern US but were also scattered as far afield as their creator could manage. I dunno if I can adequately express the experience of seeing a Toynbee tile in a crosswalk, without any context, and thinking "wtf does this mean and how did they embed it in the street like that," and just... not having any of the answers for years. the website linked from Wikipedia is associated with the filmmakers, so you could also browse that and learn a lot of what's revealed in the doc, but it's the kind of doc that strived to have a camera rolling while pieces fell into place live, so there's that

celebrity doc department:

The Eyes of Tammy Faye: the documentary (2000) not the biopic based on the documentary (2021). if you don't know who tammy faye bakker is, she's the former wife of jim bakker, a scummy big-money tv preacher who was a punchline in the 80s and famously fell from grace for sleeping with a playboy model. and probably some other stuff i forget i wasn't alive then. anyway Tammy Faye wears a shitton of mascara and at the time she was absolutely on this prosperity gospel TV conservative Christian commercial gravy train, and i dunno that might make you assume she's just a terrible person by default, but the documentary actually kind of makes her out to be a sympathetic character (who wears a shitton of mascara) and I thought it was interesting for that reason
accidentally FUCKING middle clicked the new posts button and opened it in another fucking tab

accidentally fucking middle clicked the new tab and it closed

i still hate these middle click functions i never asked for, but this time it took care of itself
so are we talking the twenty-first night of september, assuming that the first time it is night in september is the stroke of midnight 9/1? cuz yeah I remember last night
Quote from: RobClock on September 21, 2023, 04:25:24 PMI sold five (5) stickers  :25kbeer:

Not bad! Especially if you didn't have to pay any of the tabling fee. Especially if you didn't go to a print shop and order 1000 stickers.

I'm doing a small press event soon (just a few days left to finish the other half of my master copy, do final layout changes, hit the self-serve copy machine, fold and staple...) and I won't be surprised if I don't make back the modest half-table fee. But isn't it nice when someone wants to take something you made home with them?
I got to this uh, theme, starting out thinking I'd be too clever by far and come up with categories where three members would obviously seem to fit together and the fourth one would be a red herring for another category.

so I started out with spoiler because I could make them seem like spoiler, and I was about to try and make spoiler the red herring of that group, next creating the category on which my entire puzzle is based, but then realizing that it wouldn't work because spoiler.
hi all i;m waitig for laudrny perfec ttime

Quote from: zl on September 18, 2023, 11:53:40 AMI made one for dummies like myself:

started with this one because i'm pretty sure i'm a dummy
figured out 2 categories during the countdown and one more at the end

Quote from: Slurpee on September 17, 2023, 03:46:57 PMplay my PUZZGRID©™

0 during the countdown, got 2 at the end but the computer was very lenient with me on one of them
clever though
the "for dummies" series was helpful when I was a beginner, but I've since moved on to Microsoft Visual BASIC Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About!
if you're a bit of a linguistics nerd like me, J.R.R. Tolkien's run in the Legend of Zelda novelization series is a real treat
Mrs. McGruder's House / Re: advanced haiku thread
August 18, 2023, 07:35:56 PM
one two three four five,
one two three four five six eight,
one two three four five
Quote from: Slurpee on July 31, 2023, 08:33:27 PMjust a tip in case any of you are communists being questioned by joseph mccarthy

i recently read the wikipedia article on Harvey Matsuow and i guess i haven't read many wikipedia articles about FBI informants where the person in question wasn't also like a gangster or something else cool

the idea of anyone calling themselves a Communist actually going anywhere in US politics has been laughable for my entire life, including now, so it's hard to feel as though Matsuow snitching for HUAC actually mattered for any reason at all. but dude's article reads like: decides to be a snitch, gets 30 pieces of silver or whatever, writes a book about it, goes to jail for a couple years because of the book. spends entire rest of life (circa 1960 onward) and "around a dozen" marriages trying to be something other than the snitch guy; Wikipedia article still basically about being the snitch guy

QuoteAfter leaving prison Matusow sought, through a variety of artistic and cultural projects, to put the past behind him. However, having alienated people across the political spectrum (some hated him for his McCarthyite activities, some for his subsequent recantation), he found it impossible to move on. The breaking point came when, having painstakingly compiled a record of more than 200,000 works of art created under the Federal Art Project, he was told by a charitable trust that publishing funds would be made available only if he would withdraw from the project. Matusow responded by dumping all his research material in the Hudson River.

this in particular is such a bonehead move. the options were:
(1) get it published, but he can't have his name on it (or make any money probably) because it's tough to sell a book when nobody respects the author and there's no hatepurchase appeal either
(2) get pissy about it and destroy his work because he's too proud to join the legion of people who put sweat into something and then discover there's no money (or character rehabilitation) in releasing it

option 2 forgoes "eventually being known for uncredited contribution to book" and "people having no idea he contributed to a book" in favor of "being remembered for choosing pissy option." Wikipedia doesn't say if he regrets it, but if I were mostly famous for being an informer, and my later life involved creating a clown persona, I would probably regret having previously dumped a research project into the Hudson River
sherlock, but it's AI Sherlock and instead of Watson, Arthur Conan Doyle follows him around trying to stop the brilliant detective from suddenly turning the conversation horny
Mrs. McGruder's House / Re: celebrity death thread
July 26, 2023, 06:19:25 PM
wait ogm nobody say anything i'll be there in ONE SECOND hold on

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I was gonna make a reply about how I heard on the Internet that redheads need more anesthesia to produce the same effect, but then I Googled it and there were people saying that was a myth so I forgot about making the post

I have paid for yet another year of clockcrew hosting, thank you francisco, long live jambi
Quote from: PhantomCatClock on June 13, 2023, 05:14:50 PMif you're ever playing old-school runescape wordle,, and wish to share that shit on discord, and you're also not afraid to paste random stuff into your F12 console, i haFUCK I FORGOT TO PUT A COPY TO CLIPBOARD BUTTON okay nevermind

board = document.querySelector("div[id=game-board"); guesses = 0; output = ""; outputHolder = document.createElement("center"); outputTarget = document.querySelector("h3"); function tryme(a, b){ guesses = 0; output = ""; for (i = a; i < b; i++){ if (board.childNodes[i].childNodes[0].outerHTML.includes("filled-box")) guesses++; else break; for (j = 0; j < 5; j++){ if (board.childNodes[i].childNodes[j].outerHTML.includes("color: grey")) output += "⬜"; else if (board.childNodes[i].childNodes[j].outerHTML.includes("color: green")) output += "🟩"; else output += "🟨"; } output += "<br>"; } } try{ tryme(1,7); } catch (error){ tryme(0,6); } answerLink = document.querySelector("a[target=_blank][rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"]"); answer = answerLink.innerHTML.slice(-5); outputTarget.innerHTML += "<br><br>"; outputHolder.innerHTML = "Runerdle<br>" + guesses + "/6<br>" + output + "<br>My answer was ||" + answer + "||!"; outputTarget.appendChild(outputHolder); button = document.querySelector(" div.modal-dialog div.modal-content div.modal-footer button.btn.btn-link"); button.innerText = "Copy to clipboard & close!"; button.onclick = function(){ navigator.clipboard.writeText(document.querySelector("center").innerText)}

look i'm so cool i edit spam code


My answer was elite!
SMF 2.1.4 dropped 😍😍😍
i need a moderator to respond to a couple of membergroup join requests