Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Thank you, Wikipedia

As someone doing their best to eke out a life without the benefit of (a) cable, or (b) a game system, I am at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to keeping up with the zeitgeist. I've been catching up lately, though, with the benefit of Wikipedia and also these other funny sites that I won't link to. But anyway one of the funnier pop culture references I've learned about recently is this meme: "I'm in UR base killing ur d00dz." Apparently, the phrase was originally coined in some online game where one guy was pwning some other guy who asks where are you? And he responds "I am in ur base, killing ur d00dz." That cracked me up, reading that. Dunno why. It's just . . funny. What's also somewhat funny is how I don't game but avidly read all the articles about gaming technology on Slate or in the NYT and laugh at gamer jokes. Poseur gamer.

And I just can't stop listening to this new Liars record. It's completely killing my d00dz right now. It's got some Velvet Underground & Nico going on in there and almost some Animal Collective too. I always avoided them because their name made me think they were just another Strokes-like something, but they're not.

10 comments:

letsgothrow said...

The big craze was "all your base are belong to us". A horribly bad translation that became a pop hit - check that out on wikipedia and try to fit the companion video - it's hilarious!

Anonymous said...

I have been eagerly awaiting for a blog entry like this from you, Mr. Hill. Quite frankly, this is worth talking to the classroom about.

Mr. Hill said...

I got mainly blank stares from my students today when I asked them about killing ur doodz, but a few were in the know.

Mainly, they thought it was weird that I prefer to read about video games rather than playing them.

Mindstroller said...

haha, i think that is one of the coolest things about you Mr. Hill; You aren't always in the know about certain things, and when you fail, you fail with such grace and style! You're totally killin my d00dz with it.

oh, and as an avid gamer, i knew what you were talking about.

Anonymous said...

Actually, in regards to games, I too read a lot about them more so than I actually "play" them. The only video game I really play is this football game I've had for awhile. I actually took a chance on buying this Jaws video game that is actually quite terrible. Then again, I should have maybe read more on it...

T-Seabs said...

Don't get my started on fads on YTMND.com Well, that website itself is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with the internet, but at the same time a hilarious and disgusting celebration of it.

LOLz INTERNETS OMFGWFTBBQ!!!!1one.

0h noes!! j00 r pwning m3 w/ yr 1337 hax!!!
!ch w!11 p-b4n j00 0n |\/|y s34ver! n00b.

Mindstroller said...

The above travesty of the english language brought to you by Leet Speak!

I'm not a big fan of it myself

Mr. Hill said...

Okay, I got pwning, m3, pwning and leet speak, but the rest lost me. I can't stand that.

T-Seabs said...

Hilarious! The Internet! Chaotic confusion of absurdity!

Egads! You are prodigiously defeating me with your skillfully crafted illegal operations in the programming! I will permanently remove you from my host computer's access lists for you are an inexperienced and ignorant player of low social standing.

Alex said...

Strange coincidence:

This morning I really wanted to listen to Drumz not dead. Then I decided to find the origin of "I'm in ur base.." only to find this post that talks about BOTH!

CRAZY!