December 04, 2005

Stop the press

Well, this is just delightful. The author of the Daftman NM-156 Reciprocating Emu Press manual (which, longtime readers will recall, came prepackaged with every Qwert Iggle) has just e-mailed me with a link to a livejournal entry in which he reveals how that product manual came to be.

Posted by Francis at 10:27 AM

If you'd like to have more fun with Amazon, go there and from the home page search for "lego death star" (Do the search without quotes - I haven't tried it with quotes). Once you see it you'll know why I won't be letting my 11 year old son search for anything at Amazon.

Posted by: Jim at December 4, 2005 01:10 PM

But how else is he supposed to learn about Legos?

Posted by: Francis at December 4, 2005 01:19 PM

Meestagoat has been on my livejournal friends list for two years or so.

Just by way of trivia.

Posted by: bpd at December 4, 2005 04:28 PM

Wait wait, you two know each other?

Also, Francis, your book is awesome. Also you once commented on my best friend's blog ( after she posted about it. And now you have helped immortalize my other friend (of Emu Press fame).

Posted by: meestagoat at December 4, 2005 09:43 PM

Clearly we are the goddamn literati of the humor world. I, in particular, am awesome by association.

Speaking of literati, Francis, you should play some online Theme Scrabble with us sometime.

Posted by: Jess at December 4, 2005 10:48 PM

What's theme Scrabble? Can you only play a word if it's a breed of dog (or whatever the theme is)?

Posted by: Francis at December 4, 2005 10:59 PM

Did you see the "other customer images" posted for the book for the lego death star search? What's truly surprising is that nobody has opted to "share your own customer images" for Holy Tango of Literature. Where are Francis's naked women??

Posted by: Orange at December 5, 2005 12:31 PM

Yeah, you start playing Scrabble--the first person dictates a theme based on whatever word she played on the first move. So if you play "dada" on the first move, every following word must be somehow related to dada or to art movements or what have you. Part of the joy of this is explaining the connections--it's a bit like Apples to Apples that way.

Somewhere we have a screenshot of the dirtiest game of Scrabble we ever played. I'll try to find it and link.

Posted by: meestagoat at December 5, 2005 02:20 PM

Said dirty Scrabble screenshot is at

Posted by: Jess at December 5, 2005 05:48 PM

N.B. I think it was lesbian-themed Scrabble, actually, since Laura started it out by playing "dyke."

Posted by: Jess at December 5, 2005 05:49 PM

Oh, those lesbians, with their voting. (^_^)

Posted by: Francis at December 5, 2005 06:43 PM

They have to vote to get their homosexual agenda passed!

Also the sucky thing about using Literati is that it doesn't allow dirty words. We must have tried to play "cunt" half a dozen times with no luck.

Posted by: meestagoat at December 5, 2005 08:57 PM
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