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FROTHY PISS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21818840)

FROTHY PISS

You know what stays on my mind? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819714)



Windsong stays on my mind. God dammit! Would somebody answer that bloody phone!

Grafiti (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21818842)

So we're awarding grafiti now with slashdot headlines? WTG MODS!

Re:Grafiti (2, Insightful)

Adult film producer (866485) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819444)

huh? It's freaking chalk, get a clue.

Re:Grafiti (3, Informative)

knight24k (1115643) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821776)

huh? It's freaking chalk, get a clue.
Not only that, but considering they had permission, that removes it from the graffiti category and pushes it into the alternative art category. Then there's the fact that they had some pics showing them cleaning it up afterwards. Oh wait, that would require actually RTFA....nevermind I forgot where I was....again.

Not just any graffiti, (5, Insightful)

poor_boi (548340) | more than 6 years ago | (#21818862)

Not just any graffiti, 8-bit graffiti. Oh stop being such a grinch, it was a cool project.

Re:Not just any graffiti, (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21818882)

No it wasn't. It's lame graffiti. Certainly not News for Nerds.

Re:Not just any graffiti, (5, Insightful)

donaggie03 (769758) | more than 6 years ago | (#21818958)

The term graffiti has very negative connotations, because most people think this means that no permission was given for the project. The website says permission was given, and in fact this mural was done by a legitimate school club. As for your assertion that the project is lame, well it is a mural of very popular video game characters, isn't it? I think that satisfies the nerd requirement here. So what is the problem here? Are you simply against a few high schoolers having a little fun?

Not just any graffiti-Positional. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819758)

"Are you simply against a few high schoolers having a little fun?"

Isn't that what sex is for? :)

Re:Not just any graffiti-Positional. (2, Funny)

matt1553 (1010755) | more than 6 years ago | (#21820042)

They call them selves the "Solid State Society", make a video of a gaming related mural, and post on /. Good luck with the sex.

Re:Not just any graffiti, (1)

symbolic (11752) | more than 6 years ago | (#21827098)

People who say it was lame are clueless. It was a perfect medium - the ragged edges of bricks lent themselves perfectly to the representation of an 8-bit, low-res video image. It was creative, and it was definitely a part of our geek heritage. So if you want to complain about it, feel free to STUFF IT!

Re:Not just any graffiti, (3, Funny)

rock217 (802738) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819030)

No it wasn't. It's lame graffiti. Certainly not News for Nerds.

Shocking you would post this AC, or should I say, ES?

Bah humbug!

Re:Not just any graffiti, (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819132)

Or perhaps I just didn't want to have to delete a hundred replies by fanboys.

Re:Not just any graffiti, (4, Insightful)

virgil_disgr4ce (909068) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819002)

Seriously-- I can't help but think that the people who tag this as "wasteoftime" are the same people who sit in their basements consuming instead of creating, who convince themselves that any activity beyond console games and doritos are a waste of time. Sigh.

Re:Not just any graffiti, (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819360)

we also like to sit around [xrl.us] and do this

Re:Not just any graffiti, (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819330)

Liberals Who Voted For Nader Because There Was No Difference Between Bush and Gore

The Sham:Admit it: you fucked up. Big time. There was a huge difference between Bush and Gore. Voting for Nader was a vote for Bush. You just didn't have the courage to accept the ugly reality of politics in 2000 because as an over-read liberal, you wanted your candidate and your party to be more authentic than the plastic show that made you gag. You were too pampered and vain to lower yourself to vote for Gore, and you're the reason why America is in the shit-hole it's in today.

Re:Not just any graffiti, (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819588)

>Not just any graffiti, 8-bit graffiti.

Yeah, and any money they make of it is going to a charitous cause!

More are out on the web (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21818886)

I wonder how many of these are around the world under the 8-bit graffity tag on flickr.com. Too laz to see his out, as I have to go to work tomorrow morning and don't feel like looking it up in detail

the colors.... (1)

neo8750 (566137) | more than 6 years ago | (#21818922)

why those colors?? i mean i didn't read to find out why but they could of done different colors just so it was less strain on the eyes and could be seen better from a distance.... at first i was like wtf is that pastel blob..

Re:the colors.... (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#21818992)

You obviously never had a NES...

Re:the colors.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819022)

yeah looks like it was drawn on a cga monitor

Good administration (4, Interesting)

emkman (467368) | more than 6 years ago | (#21818974)

Besides the cool art, I think its very cool that they can do this and not get suspended, washable chalk or not. It takes a certain kind of advanced learning on the administration's part, that you might not expect from a TX high school, or anywhere else for that matter.

Re:Good administration (3, Interesting)

bladesjester (774793) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819066)

It is indeed impressive that the administration agreed to allow this.

Our annual end-of-year fun project in high school was painting the freshman English teacher's truck.

Yes, it was with his permission. He was a decent guy with an interesting sense of humor. I did a double take on the first day of classes when he got in the room without walking past me as I was sitting next to the door. He used the window to come in the room in the morning.

I think the most impressive one we did was zebra stripes and a tail one year.

Re:Good administration (4, Funny)

grommit (97148) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819094)

How many times have you taken freshman level English?

Re:Good administration (2, Funny)

bladesjester (774793) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819128)

twice - once in high school and once in college :P

He was a favorite teacher of the students at my high school even long after we were out of his class. The painting of the truck was done by students in all the grades, not just the freshman class.

Re:Good administration (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819318)

I think a better wuestion would be: how many times have you passed freshman english?

Re:Good administration (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21821100)

A better wuestion, indeed.

Re:Good administration (1)

gotzero (1177159) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819302)

Agreed. It seems like all we hear about in high schools are information and fun lockdowns. Now all the poor kid needs is for nintendo to file suit, since the usual first line of fun-stopping gave him the okay...

Re:Good administration (1)

iocat (572367) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821828)

Nintendo seems surprisingly cool about non-commercial art applications of their characters.

Re:Good administration (1)

pak9rabid (1011935) | more than 6 years ago | (#21821150)

This was in TX? (I obviously didn't read TFA) Whoa, I'm amazed they permitted this sort of thing to happen in TX (I'm from Austin). Usually this sort of thing would get you a good old fashioned caning.

i was going to do this once (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819044)

about 10 years ago. but then i went and got laid instead. soon afterward i acquired the dubai world islands although i prefer my mansion on the coast of cyprus. my wife looks a good bit like gillian anderson but my girlfriend favors alia shawkat. i have a jetpack that runs on chinese people and i basically own it for bragging rights (infinite power source, sustainable energy). anyways i digress, kinda hyped up from being in my hyperbaric chamber. anyways yeah, let me know how that wall painting thing works out for you.

awesome? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819172)

i've blown better looking cumshots on the ass of a gay nigger

I Think It's Nice. (2, Insightful)

Pantero Blanco (792776) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819182)

This is the type of thing I like to see young people doing for fun.

I'd love to replace all the obscene graffiti painted or carved around the University campus with lighthearted cultural references drawn in chalk.

It may not be the most productive thing for them to do, but it has more benefits than a lot of things people waste time on (eg, porn, WoW). A group of friends enjoyed making it, and plenty of people will probably enjoy looking at it.

Next time you're in a public restroom and there's a crudely drawn penis on the wall, erase it and draw a Mudkip. The world will be a (slightly) better place.

Yoshi 8-bit (1)

religious freak (1005821) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819284)

Well, being completely picky in the /. fashion I feel I must mention that Yoshi was first introduced in the SNES, which was a 16-bit system. Am I correct on this?

So technically, you've got 8-bit characters and 16-bit characters. Still cool though.

Re:Yoshi 8-bit (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819374)

I'll give you Yoshi being introduced in the 16 bit world, but he still made an 8bit appearance with Yoshi's Cookie on the original NES during the time when Nintendo was still making games for the NES but switching their focus to the SNES. so, 8-bit is still accurate but slightly misleading.

Re:Yoshi 8-bit (2, Informative)

Khakionion (544166) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819740)

True, but he later appeared on the NES in Yoshi [wikipedia.org], so he's still a valid 8-bit character.

How's that for nit-picky? :)

shows how pathetic I am (1)

fishexe (168879) | more than 6 years ago | (#21826686)

You and the AC mentioned Yoshi and Yoshi's Cookie...I was about to point out he was in "Mario is Missing"...which shows my lameness, as that wasn't even a real game. It took me 2 hours to beat on my very first time playing.

How quaint (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819636)

Yet MORE pixelated childhood memories. Can we please move beyond this now? Speaking as a fully qualified of the x-gen (or whatever), I think that this fascination with 8-bit graphics of videogames of our youth has gotten stale and is no longer interesting or amusing.

Think of something else.

Re:How quaint (2, Insightful)

donaggie03 (769758) | more than 6 years ago | (#21819650)

Your argument would make sense if a 30 year old made this mural, but that is not the case. The people who did this are current high schoolers, and they did it for their own amusement, not for us old timers.

Re:How quaint (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819704)

I can see your logic.

But I still think that this cultural ... what ever, genere - has been fully explored and now it's just tiring to see it every where.

Re:How quaint (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21819808)

The people who did this are current high schoolers, and they did it for their own amusement, not for us old timers.

I think that's the problem, really. God damn kids these days. No respect.

Re:How quaint (1)

donaggie03 (769758) | more than 6 years ago | (#21820378)

I say enjoy it while it lasts, however long that may be. Can you just imagine some time in the future when these types of kids start making nostalgic murals of power rangers or pokemon or 64 bit mario?

Debbie Downer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21820448)

At Penn State you would get at least a $300 fine...

But that might only apply to you if you are a member of the anti-sweatshop coalition.

Merry Christmas

How much money are you making (metacafe vid)? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#21822150)

/.ing a video on metacafe must get you a pretty good number of views. How much money are you making from that?

Pastel blob solution. (1)

Zenne (1013871) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822332)

I thought 'pastel blob' when I first saw it, too - it's hard to tell what it is at certain distances. Perhaps next go-round, they can solve that problem by using the color of the brick itself as the 'dark' pixels, instead of chalk purple. And for the pixels on the edge, they can outline the brick to distinguish the wall from Mario. Here's a quick mock-up in Photoshop: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/alexandreazenne/mario.jpg [photobucket.com]

Wall Murals... (1)

digitaldaemon (515710) | more than 6 years ago | (#21822692)

I am not that creative, so just in case I use a solution that definitely uses 8 bits as well (actually a few more). There is this place called Internet where digital images are available all over the place, such as JO [stuffmagazine.com] All one has to do is slam it in YottaPrint [yottaprint.com] and print it on wall-mural, or billboard size...
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