Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Submit 100 character stories for the weekly contest
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Do you like twit-fic?

Yes
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No
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We'll see
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Total votes: 55

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Re: Announcing the Weekly Tw(itter)-(Dr)abble Contest!

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:50 am

tbaker2500 wrote:
eric_marsh wrote:The problem with infinite parallel universes is that every possibility must occur, Ed mused on his billionth birthday.
Good one. I love the imagery of Ed sitting at the table, cake in front of him, chin resting on both hands as everybody around him shouts "Happy birthday!"
If you're doing the math (and, hey, who isn't?), then the cake must be at least a 1000 foot square, just to hold the candles. The candles will put out at least 25 GigaWatts -- which is, uh, a lot. Poor Ed might just get sucked into a swirling vortex of flame! (Baker's Dresden, baby!)

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:10 am

Urban Planning:
Gridlock, folks going North and South. If they just swapped homes, they'd all be there.
No matter, he calls in the nukes.

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:13 am

Simon had an epiphany... He knew that some ideas are just too big for one hundred characters. His brilliant solution was

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Post by strawman » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:18 am

tbaker2500 wrote:
eric_marsh wrote:The problem with infinite parallel universes is that every possibility must occur, Ed mused on his billionth birthday.
Good one. I love the imagery of Ed sitting at the table, cake in front of him, chin resting on both hands as everybody around him shouts "Happy birthday!"
Has the flavor of a Far Side cartoon
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Post by tbaker2500 » Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:51 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:If you're doing the math (and, hey, who isn't?), then the cake must be at least a 1000 foot square, just to hold the candles. The candles will put out at least 25 GigaWatts -- which is, uh, a lot. Poor Ed might just get sucked into a swirling vortex of flame! (Baker's Dresden, baby!)
That would be serial universes, not parallel universes. And if we follow THAT line of reasoning, the story is well and truly broken, so we won't go there.
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Post by eric_marsh » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:57 am

Here's an early treat for Halloween

The policebots' new programming to shoot armed and masked persons on sight made this Halloween far deadlier than usual.
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:07 am

The policebots were vulnerable to an SMS exploit. Discovered and patched by 13 year old Ned Fert, new ruler of the world.

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Post by guitardel » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:53 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Simon had an epiphany... He knew that some ideas are just too big for one hundred characters. His brilliant solution was

Part 2?
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:02 am

guitardel wrote:
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Simon had an epiphany... He knew that some ideas are just too big for one hundred characters. His brilliant solution was
Part 2?
No, It's meta.

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Post by eric_marsh » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:42 am

Eric's ambition is to be a writer, but his ADD makes it hard to focus for more than a sentence. Two sentences is about his...
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:02 am

eric_marsh wrote:Eric's ambition is to be a writer... Two sentences... (cut)
Hey, that looks familiar...

"It's derivative; It's been done!" They cried. But Eric chuckled -- knowing he had the MGM deal and Adam Sandler as lead.

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Post by eric_marsh » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:07 am

:)
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Post by mrgoldenbrown » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:26 am

Vindication:
As news of the global apocalypse spread, I smiled smugly.
“See Mom, procrastination was the right strategy after all.”

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:41 am

Good one! Nice to know I've also got the 'right' approach. Or do I? ...

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Post by eric_marsh » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:42 am

printf("I'll be damned if a 100 char limit can stop me from spewing crap!\n");

for (;;)
putc( (char) (rand()%94) + ' ');
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Post by mrgoldenbrown » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:44 am

The Dream
I’m falling! Crash! I sit up. Just a dream. I’m in bed, my wife beside me.
I twine my tentacles in hers and fall back asleep.

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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:49 am

eric_marsh wrote:printf("I'll be damned... ...
I only get 99 chars for that (spaces don't count, no matter where). Maybe use %101??

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Post by eric_marsh » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:54 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
eric_marsh wrote:printf("I'll be damned... ...
I only get 99 chars for that (spaces don't count, no matter where). Maybe use %101??
The esoteric question is whether or not the quoted whitespace acts as a character in this context.
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Post by eric_marsh » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:56 am

Ron Jeremey found it hard to play the straight man in the comedy film One Eyed Monster but he was up for the task in the end.

Ok - I know this is getting silly but when I heard that there really is such a film I couldn't help myself.
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Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:01 am

eric_marsh wrote:The esoteric question is whether or not the quoted whitespace acts as a character in this context.
Nah, the questions are:
(1) How did you get my company's proprietary coding style? :P
and
(2) Does it count, since it won't compile as is? ("I got your stinkin, stdio right here, pal!" :lol: )

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