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Weird News Thread

Postby tak197 » 19 Sep 2011, 13:33

Let's consolidate all the odd news stories into one thread!

I'll start with this one:

How did the Irish stop Zombies? Fill the corpse's mouth with rocks before burial.
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Postby Phailhammer » 19 Sep 2011, 17:09

I already posted these in the General Chat thread, but I think it belongs here as well.
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Postby goat » 19 Sep 2011, 19:00

The best story of all time: http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2 ... badger-set

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Postby Vigafre » 20 Sep 2011, 11:21

goat wrote:The best story of all time: http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2 ... badger-set

Submitted to Feed Dump, we'll see if it shows up.

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/09/rep ... xaggerated

I can't take this as fact, but yeah.
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Postby JackSlack » 20 Sep 2011, 15:04

Oh, hey. Can't believe I didn't think to post this one. Kathleen, this story is for you.

Graeme the Cat Waits for Owner at Train Station Every Day.

And the fun fact is? Nicole Weinrich, the owner of Graeme, is the fiancée of a friend of mine. :)
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Postby goat » 20 Sep 2011, 16:11

Vigafre wrote:
goat wrote:The best story of all time: http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2 ... badger-set

Submitted to Feed Dump, we'll see if it shows up.

http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/09/rep ... xaggerated

I can't take this as fact, but yeah.


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Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 20 Sep 2011, 16:18

JackSlack wrote:Oh, hey. Can't believe I didn't think to post this one. Kathleen, this story is for you.

Graeme the Cat Waits for Owner at Train Station Every Day.

And the fun fact is? Nicole Weinrich, the owner of Graeme, is the fiancée of a friend of mine. :)


The sentance in the article;
Many of the locals at the station, which the Herald Sun has chosen not to name at the request of Graeme's owners, agree.
made me lol. THEY NAME THEM ANYWAY. It's as though the newspaper went "fuck you and your request".
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Postby JackSlack » 20 Sep 2011, 16:26

They're asking not to name the station, not the people.
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Postby ElementalAlchemist » 20 Sep 2011, 16:38

They made that horribly unclear, then, because the sentence as stated indicates that the locals at the station were not named by request. :P

That or the sentence is horribly ambiguous, but I read what I said before the other way around.
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Postby JackSlack » 20 Sep 2011, 16:41

Yeah, it's poorly worded. It should be, "At the station, which has been left unnamed at Graeme's owners' request, many of the locals agree." But then THAT is horribly clunky as well. I see why it was done how it was done.
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Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 20 Sep 2011, 16:53

Further proof as a language, English is very shit. It's as consistant as Valve's release schedule.

But yeah I find it retarded the Newspaper would ever consider naming the station. Knowing humanity some prickhats would think it would be amusing to go there and severly maim the poor thing.
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Postby JackSlack » 20 Sep 2011, 17:17

That is, in fact, I'm pretty sure the general fear.
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Postby AlexanderDitto » 20 Sep 2011, 17:33



Keanu Reeves is also immortal, apparently. (http://www.keanuisimmortal.com/) Doesn't explain why their acting is so bad.

JackSlack wrote:Oh, hey. Can't believe I didn't think to post this one. Kathleen, this story is for you.

Graeme the Cat Waits for Owner at Train Station Every Day.

And the fun fact is? Nicole Weinrich, the owner of Graeme, is the fiancée of a friend of mine. :)


I love stories like this, of animals who travel independently or wait at stations for people. Just... animals that show keen awareness. I love it. Reminds me of this one from 2007.
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Postby Arius » 20 Sep 2011, 18:41


Meh, so is Keanu:

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Postby Duckay » 20 Sep 2011, 18:44

I think I prefer immortal Keanu to immortal Nicolas Cage.
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Postby JustAName » 20 Sep 2011, 19:13

Arius wrote:

Meh, so is Keanu:

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Postby Arius » 20 Sep 2011, 21:04

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Keanu in 1989, when he was "25" and he looks exactly the same.

He's totally chopping off the heads of his brethren and absorbing their souls.
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Postby JustAName » 20 Sep 2011, 21:23

O.O He's as old as my parents!
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Postby Vigafre » 20 Sep 2011, 21:33

He's young enough to be my dad's son without it being all weird.
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Re: Weird News Thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 21 Sep 2011, 02:39

I suppose the people who are claiming that Nicky is immortal are from the iscolated parts of America who are narrow minded and thus are ignorant to the facinating world of genetics? (sorry to stereotype)

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Postby Geoff_B » 21 Sep 2011, 04:20

Probably one more suited to Checkpoint:

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/09/21/blizz ... %E2%80%9D/

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Postby Geoff_B » 27 Sep 2011, 07:13

Bump! Just found this gem on PC Gamer

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/09/27/itv-d ... -ira-film/
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Postby Vigafre » 27 Sep 2011, 08:18

Geoff_B wrote:Yes Blizzard. That's why you're trying it out with a non-PC controller.

Not sure if sarcasm...
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Postby Geoff_B » 27 Sep 2011, 08:58

Sorry. Hang on.

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