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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2006, 08:18:06 PM »
I bet Frodo failed out of Home Ec.  He couldn't pass his food handler's permit test when he couldn't get his head into the hair net.

Besides, Sam was a better cook.  Frodo's way was to have Gollum bring them raw fish.
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2006, 01:28:20 PM »
http://www.brandonsanderson.com/blog.php?date=1160463600

People are having trouble with this one.  Too obscure a photo, you think?  It was off of the soundtrack cover....
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2006, 01:34:44 PM »
OOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!  I know, I know!

!!!Spoiler!!!
The Thing and I!


Right!?  RIGHT?!
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2006, 03:08:01 PM »
I got it right away. I even found this one to be a little witty.
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2006, 04:15:09 PM »
I love that movie, particular that one song...

Once I was a man
Sent to outer space,
Past the stratosphere,
Hit by cosmic rays.
Now I am the Thing;
Have I changed a lot?
Some ways clearly so,
Others clearly not.
There are times I am the Thing
I am not sure of what I absolutely know.
Very often find confusion
In conclusion Reed concluded long ago.
I was born on Yancy Street,
Which, as a factoid, is not really worth a dime.
But you'll get a clobbering
Of which I never was more certain that it's time!

[Spoken]Is a clobberment...
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2006, 04:53:51 PM »
Eric, that's awesome.

I'm glad people got it around here.  Over on LJ I had a couple of posts of people not knowing which movie it was from--and since they were the first feedback I got on it, I worried that it was too obscure.  
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2006, 05:34:52 PM »
One of the first songs I ever sang for choir contest was "Getting to Know You." I love that movie.
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2006, 07:25:58 PM »
"Shall We Dance" is my personal favorite.  I'll bet Yul Brynner was a better dance partner than The Thing, though. Imagine that guy treading on your toes!

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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2006, 07:30:37 PM »
I like that one too. Much more danceable. But for a 7th-grader with a high voice, Getting to Know You was a lot of fun.
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2006, 07:30:53 PM »
Quote
http://www.brandonsanderson.com/blog.php?date=1160463600

People are having trouble with this one.  Too obscure a photo, you think?  It was off of the soundtrack cover....


You know what? I bet those young whipper snappers over on LJ are more familiar with the 1999 Jody Foster movie, which is titled Anna and the King, and so they don't get the pun.

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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2006, 10:34:52 PM »
And some of us very young whipper-snappers had to ghost over it, before remembering the cartoon and/or Anna and the King versions. I really love that Getting to Kow you song, however. :)
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2006, 02:06:51 AM »
Look of the separate Amphigory Eleven website.

Don't have it working completely in Firefox, there's always some CSS snippet I forget to get auto centering working in FF.  I'm sure I'll remember it soon.

My only concern is the size of the site, the background image is 190k 90k (bumped it from 16bit to 8bit) itself.  Guess if I set it to cache then at least that will one download once per visit.

It's supposed to be feature light until the site itself get's more popular, so I don't think there will be any other pages on this site, and yes this is just repeating what's on the blog.

http://www.brandonsanderson.com/amphigory/index.php

Can I get a browser check for Safari and IE 6 please?  Also let me know if there are any other concerns, not sure if I'll be able to address anything since this isn't a very important site in the scheme of things. Thanks.
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2006, 03:26:56 AM »
Hm, in Safari, the Amph 11 banner at the top is centered in the window, but the rest of the content isn't, and the background doesn't repeat at all--there's just a white strip to the right of where the background ends. Also, it's not meant to be functional yet, right? Since the buttons don't do anything. The rollovers work though.
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2006, 02:24:29 PM »
Thanks Ookla.  The center issue is the same for Safari and FF then, but I'm not sure what's causing the background not to repeat.

And no, it's not functional yet.
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Re: Bad Visual Pun Day
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2006, 08:00:22 PM »
The script is more or less working now
http://www.brandonsanderson.com/amphigory/index.php

need to finish a few things (like FF compatibility) but those should be done soon.
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