Monday, September 25, 2006

pirates vs. ninjas

"Arrr. Where be the logo cartoons?"

I dunno. Been busy with other stuff. Guess I haven't been "inspired", maybe I need a muse or something.

"Yarr! But today be a special day. It shouldn't be harrrrrrrrd."

Stop talking like that, Steve... Wait a tick... What's this on the reddit front page? "No Pirate-themed Reddit Alien? ARRRRRGH!"

Curses! I forgot!

(Yes, some of you longtime redditors probably noticed that I reused last year's halloween logo, I was in a bit of a hurry, but I did add a hook, which should count for something.)
After it was online, Steve reminded me that we had to appease the ninja-supporters, so as to not appear to be pirate-biased. A lot of consideration goes into these special logos.

Once a ninja got into the act, though, it was going to be difficult explaining how a pirate could conceivably emerge victorious. After all, the purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.

I imagine Thursday was a day of great mourning within the pirate community.

However, as any devoted Pastafarian knows, pirates are favored by the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and we cannot begin to comprehend the effect of being touched by His noodly appendage.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

redditors in bangkok, reporting live on military coup

Sure, today is talk like a pirate day, but this really deserves precedence. Yarrrrrr.

A few of our users happen to be in Bangkok at the moment and one of them, Alpha_Binary, has been giving the reddit community live updates regarding the situation as it's unfolded. Watching this thread grow throughout the day has really been remarkable.

Never thought I'd be reading such an account on a reddit comment page...

Sure enough, there's a whole slew of flickr photos to complement his reporting. Hopefully this coup will remain bloodless (at the time of this writing, as far as I know, it still is).

Despite everything, he's even managed to find some good in all this:

On an unrelated note, looks like my chemistry exam tomorrow is going to be canceled; making the first good news in several hours.