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The following are references for use in articles that have not yet been created. I intend to eventually use them in an article either here, on Wikipedia, or on TV Tropes. Links may be bare at first, especially when pasted in using a tablet, and some of the writing is inherently "sloppy".


For Stilt-bottom: Poli worldview courtesy of one of the artists of Cyanide and Happiness: arms are nothing more than legs attached at the shoulder.[1]

No, Two and a Half Men is not about a poli living with two baseline humans.

Why I have a strange feeling when cosplaying as a poli[1]

Tent for kids with no legs: Photoshop fail or poli acceptance?[2]

Compare Natalie Dee's "Chesterball" and Jake Barlow's Puddin' Don't. What is stealing?

Super deformity

Does the existence of Sad Sam and Honey mean that Precious Moments Inc. has no monopoly on PMI style teardrop eyes?

To an extent, a big brain helps a species avoid extinction. (Nature, via Slashdot) But there is a limit to this. Babies are helpless because a newborn's brain has to fit through the hole in mommy's pelvis, which is as big as it can be without losing the ability to run. It's called the obstetric dilemma.[3]

Owl monkey skulls have huge eye sockets to hold their huge eyes to see YOU in the dark. [4]

Tarsier eyes are huge too, as are those of several other species.

Large eyes have one drawback: Neanderthal man may have died out because their eyes were 6 mm bigger to collect more light in higher latitudes. These eyes' signals needed more neurons to process, taking brain power away from social grooming and engineering. (Proceedings of the Royal Society B, via BBC, via Slashdot)

Try these homemade pastries similar to Pop-Tarts that don't make your head swell up.

DX Town and the rest of the game world

For Energy: Termites make hydrogen.[2]

At this point, given all the acai spam in the early days of Pin Eight wiki, figure out how to include blueberries and other similar plants that don't especially grow on trees. And work in "come" linking to these NAR posts: "Seedless, We Promise" and "Don't Make Me Clean Up This One".

Street frontage design for a small town[3]

Why do computer RPG item shops make the user order from a menu system like a restaurant or a vending machine? They're simulating pre-Piggly-Wiggly grocery stores, where all products were behind the counter.[5]

About character names: "Mortimer isn't a name for a children's cartoon, it's a name for an old British guy or his pet tortoise."[6] So the name Tortimer for the mayor in the first three Animal Crossing games seems especially apt.

This gecko is a walking advertisement for Tom Nook's store.[7]

In one trip to a city somewhere in Noen, a scout reports seeing a "road toboggan" motorcycle, a rowbike, a round 2-seat scooter looking like a bumper boat, and some other land transport contraptions that never took off in the real world.[8]

Slum professions

Dumpster diving is a living in Manshiyat Naser, a slum whose residents live off Cairo's garbage.[9]

The city of Austin, Texas, held a campaign to rename its city dump. Austin turned down a name involving Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and went with "Austin Resource Recovery". The name was said to sound like landfill mining.[10]


Team Fortress 2 has hats. Lots of them.

Pointy hats are cute,[13] but top hats are three times as good for carrying things.[14][15] πr2h (cylinder volume) > 1/3*πr2h (cone volume)

Pet raccoons (Here kitty!)[16]

Fu Go: Japan got balloon fever during WWII[17] (and I don't mean gay): bomb-carrying balloons. (This makes Thwaite unintentional truth in television.) But on the other hand, hot air balloons are "totally gay anyway".[18]

In RPG world they have flightless birds as big as bison. But that still doesn't make their fried wings "buffalo wings".[19]

Citation needed that will have jobs. (#2)

Did the Teal Deer[20] get that way by dyeing?[21]

A pixie's brain is so small it can't hold more than one emotion at once (source: Peter and Wendy). Chickens are the same way.[22]

Who is Rosetta Stone?[23] I know Rosetta is the Japanese name of Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy, but where's the link to language teaching?

Back in the early days of Nintendo DS flash cards, SD card adapters didn't support SDHC and were thus limited to 2 GB cards. So people aren't entirely unjustified in preferring 2 GB cards.[24]

Everybody poops, even iPhone.[25]

One Mario Limit: Averted.[26][27]

As others have said,[28] statistically nobody has an HTPC because non-geeks think they're for trailer trash.[29]

Things to dispute: wikipedia:Talk:AC#not_asserted_in_articles

Unity has its own synonym problem.[30]

The latency of cheap VoIP causes hesitation, which may be misinterpreted as being unsure of what to say,[31] and may cause the participants to interrupt each other.[11]

In real life, spiders have a hookshot, and they spin-dash.[12]

Sparlock the Warrior Wizard from episode 2 of Become Jehovah's Friend, published by Jehovah's Witnesses, has nothing to do with the interlocking concrete blocks of the Sparlock Building System. Yet one of Cracked's 5 Shockingly Advanced Ancient Buildings That Shouldn't Exist is almost as advanced as Sparlock.

Switching from one maximized window to another isn't the most efficient way to do things, and some users have yet to learn this.[13] So do the developers of popular tablet operating systems, which tend to have a window management policy of all maximized all the time, even when a 7" to 10" display is big enough to fit several phone applications. Applications for Android, for example, are allowed to assume that the screen size never changes after installation. [14] Canonical has learned, however: Ubuntu Touch for tablets incorporates Side Stage, a tiled window management policy that allows an application with a phone-style layout to take up part of a tablet's screen.


  1. Jeanna Bryner. "No Sex Required: Women Have Orgasms at the Gym". Discovery News, 2012-03-19. Accessed 2012-10-21.
  2. Steph. "Photoshop Fail: 15 Hilariously Botched Images". WebUrbanist, 2009-12-07. Accessed 2012-10-28.
  3. Michael Balter. "Infants' Flexible Heads Stretch Back Millions of Years". ScienceNOW, 2012-05-07. Accessed 2012-10-21.
  4. Adam Wears, Mike Lamb. "8 Terrifying Skeletons of Adorable Animals". Cracked, 2011-04-12. Accessed 2012-10-21.
  5. Eric Yosomono. "5 Simple Things You Won't Believe Are Recent Inventions". Cracked, 2010-10-06. Accessed 2012-10-21.
  6. Evan V. Symon. "5 Iconic Pop Culture Moments Improvised at the Last Second". Cracked, 2012-05-21. Accessed 2012-10-21.
  7. Monte Richard, E. Reid Ross. "The 8 Most Mind Blowing Disguises in Nature". Cracked, 2012-04-05. Accessed 2012-10-21.
  8. Jesse Clark, R. Jason Benson. "The 12 Most Ridiculous Old-Timey Transportation Innovations". Cracked, 2012-10-14. Accessed 2012-10-21.
  9. Kenny Thompson. "The 6 Weirdest Cities People Actually Live In". Cracked, 2011-12-29. Accessed 2012-12-30.
  10. Catherine Toast. "6 Hilarious Cases of Online Voting Contests Gone Awry". Cracked, 2013-03-06. Accessed 2013-03-06.
  11. "Can’t Get A Number In Edgewise". Not Always Right, 2012-09. Accessed 2012-10-23.
  12. Monte Richard. "The 6 Real and Terrifying Spider Superpowers". Cracked, 2012-09-22. Accessed 2012-11-12.
  13. "Never A Dual Moment". Not Always Working, 2013-02. Accessed 2013-03-08.
  14. Slashdot comment by Andy Dodd, citing a comment by Dianne Hackborn