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How The Grinch Captured The Flag 23

Deathlizard writes: "Sure. You heard about the Grinch Stealing Christmas, but you probably never heard about the Other Thing he Stole." This is very wrong.
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How the Grinch Captured the Flag

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  • Spending the time it takes to view the whole thing on my P's modem. And having to explain why it's funny. I'm so far away from the T1s . . . woe is me. Happy 25th.
  • Sure, everyone's seen how the grinch stole x-mas, but who here has seen issue 6 of toy fair, in which they have a mock up called "How Dr Doom Stole X-mas". You really can't beat mocked up toys photod to form a comic strip in which they obviously and intentionally butcher every part. Especially the part at the end where he's about to return the toys and has a snowmobile collision with spiderman, crushes fonzie, and destroys the whole town. If the grinch capturing the flag is wrong, this is plain evil.
  • this is almost as good as the Tick model
  • Nothing personal, but if that's the funniest thing you've ever read, you might want to lay off the "eggnog" for a little bit.
  • by mnmn ( 145599 )
    i loved this
  • And I'm actually supposed to know "the Grinch", I've never heard of him.

    It does look like the Gobblin in the Spiderman series though.

  • The only thing worse then your posting on Christmas is that someone modded you insightful. Should been +1(Pity Karma)...

    now wheres that post anonymously button :P
    "Me Ted"
  • Happy Kwanzaa!
    Merry Boxing Day!
    have a Ramadan

    and especially......
    Have a Merry Christmas []

  • the grinch is a story by dr. seuss, it's basically an anti-commercial message (were seuss alive today, he never would let that ironical abomination of a movie be made..instead his dumb widow wife more or less got talked into it).

    Anyways, the grinch goes around stealing presents and ruining xmas and eventually gives them back after being taught the spirit of it all..or something. i havent read the book since i was little.

  • *blows you up, kicks and bans you* =)
    Merry Christmas

    "The good thing about Alzheimer's is that you can hide your own Easter eggs."

  • He represents the Grinch's dog Max.
    Maybe Snoopy was the only dog skin they could find.

    "The good thing about Alzheimer's is that you can hide your own Easter eggs."

  • Why not just make this into a downloadable movie? It'd make a much better presentation.

    -Julius X
  • Quite possibly the funniest thing I've read. Ever.
  • Due to moderator abuse, here's a repost at my normal _2_ (yep, I moderate too);

    Octothorp recieved a Redundant? Moderators, isn't that a bit harsh?

    I guess I'll get a -1 Troll for posting a few links, including an image of a nerd, though it seems to me both posts are on topic; [] []

  • Reposted; I thought this was interesting, and not off-topic.

    From the American Heritage Dictionary:

    1. The word nerd, undefined but illustrated, first appeared in 1950 in Dr. Seuss's If I Ran the Zoo: "And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo And Bring Back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo A Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too!" (The nerd is a small humanoid creature looking comically angry, like a thin, cross Chester A. Arthur.) Nerd next appears, with a gloss, in the February 10, 1957, issue of the Glasgow, Scotland, Sunday Mail in a regular column entitled "ABC for SQUARES": "Nerd-a square, any explanation needed?" Many of the terms defined in this "ABC" are unmistakable Americanisms, such as hep, ick, and jazzy, as is the gloss "square," the current meaning of nerd. The third appearance of nerd in print is back in the United States in 1970 in Current Slang: "Nurd [sic], someone with objectionable habits or traits An uninteresting person, a `dud.'"
    2. Authorities disagree on whether the two nerds-Dr. Seuss's small creature and the teenage slang term in the Glasgow Sunday Mail-are the same word. Some experts claim there is no semantic connection and the identity of the words is fortuitous. Others maintain that Dr. Seuss is the true originator of nerd and that the word nerd ("comically unpleasant creature") was picked up by the five- and six-year-olds of 1950 and passed on to their older siblings, who by 1957, as teenagers, had restricted and specified the meaning to the most comically obnoxious creature of their own class, a "square."


  • And I'm actually supposed to know "the Grinch", I've never heard of him.

    The Grinch is this character Jim Carrey plays in a movie. He was so popular, that this guy Dr. Seuss wrote a novelization of the movie, but in it he left out the really important things, like songs by Smashmouth and thinly veiled commercials for VISA and the US Postal Service. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's a nice read, but he gets pretty preachy about how Christmas shouldn't come from a store, and that you should hug and dance with people. He also took out the central theme of The Grinch movie, which happens when Little Cindy Lou Who sings her "Christmas is complicated" song, where she laments that Christmas was carefree and fun when she was 4, but, now that she's 5, Christmas is confusing and complicated, wrought with politics and commercialism. Anyway, now you know who the Grinch is. :)

  • by Jester998 ( 156179 ) on Monday December 25, 2000 @06:29AM (#540625) Homepage
    I'm not sure which is worse... this song/story or the fact that I'm actually posting on Christmas day... hmmm... Comments anyone?
  • by Fervent ( 178271 ) on Monday December 25, 2000 @09:26AM (#540626)
    Where's the UT story? :(
  • by Alien54 ( 180860 ) on Monday December 25, 2000 @06:29AM (#540627) Journal
    Something to be cherished by geeks, to be passed on with loving care to all of the future generations of geeks.

    wonderful stuff, simply wonderful.

  • by citizenc ( 60589 ) <cary@glidedesign . c a> on Monday December 25, 2000 @06:45AM (#540628) Journal
    'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the LAN
    Not a gamer was playing, 'cept the dude with the van.
    The cables were hung by the server with care,
    In the hopes that by morning the hubs would be there.

    Want more? =) Check it out at 3D Action Planet []!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 25, 2000 @06:43AM (#540629)
    'Twas The Night Before Christmas

    'Twas the Night Before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring except my Microsoft Intellimouse©.
    My emails were addressed in the outbox with care,
    In the hopes that a crash wouldn't dissipate them into virtual air.

    My eyes were weary all bloodshot and red,
    As visions of gigahertz ran through my head.
    Armed with caffeine in the chair where I sat
    I had just settled down for a long IM chat.

    When out from my hardrive there arose such a clatter
    That I wondered aloud what the hell was the matter.
    I rebooted windows as quick as a flash,
    Ran Scandisk and Defrag and emptied my trash.

    The light of my monitor on the CD's below
    Turned my room into a damn disco hall with walls all aglow.
    When what to my wandering eyes should arise,
    But a funny looking man with shrewd little eyes.

    With an eight dollar haircut as the most marked of his traits,
    I knew in a moment it must be Bill Gates.
    More rapid than broadband his bugs they came,
    And he whistled and shouted and called them by name.

    Now stack faults! Now, page faults! Now, memory leaks and bloated code!
    On security holes! On, viruses! On, worms and excess processor load!
    To the heart of his system you must corrupt and maul!
    Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!

    As unprocessed instructions in the systems queue,
    Are sent to the CPU for further review,
    So to the heart of my system went the bugs from hell
    With bags full of tainted cash and Mr. Gates as well.

    And as my computer began to slowly corrode,
    I cursed aloud at his malignant code.
    While I continued my tantrum and was turning about,
    From the monitor came Gates with a high pitched shout.

    He was dressed all in money from his head to his toes,
    And this suit was all tarnished from a recent battle with David Boies.
    A bag of buggy software he had flung on his back,
    And his resemblance to Quasimodo nearly gave me a heart attack.

    His eyes how they squinted! his business practices how scary!
    His cheeks were so pale, his nose rather hairy!
    From his thin little mouth came hardly a sound,
    And no trace of facial hair could ever be found.

    The software industry he held tight in his teeth,
    And a group of dirty politicians circled him like a wreath.
    He had a monopoly and billions in wealth,
    And much to everyone's dismay he also had his health.

    He was skinny and wispy, a right pathetic looking nerd,
    And I laughed when I saw him just to spite the bastard.
    A twitch of his eye and his software overpriced
    Soon led me to believe this man was the anti-Christ.

    Too busy to talk he said as he began to work,
    He promptly formatted my hardrive and called me a jerk.
    Then sticking his middle finger in front of my face,
    He promptly disappeared back into cyberspace.

    He gathered his bugs and his money as well
    Descending I assume, to rule over hell.
    But I heard him squeak as he slipped out of site,
    Merry Christmas to all and to all a corrupt byte!
  • by octothorpe ( 34673 ) <> on Monday December 25, 2000 @06:52AM (#540630) Homepage
    From Merriam-Websters Collegiate:
    Main Entry: nerd
    Pronunciation: 'n&rd
    Function: noun
    Etymology: perhaps from nerd, a creature in the children's book If I Ran the Zoo (1950) by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
    Date: 1951
    : an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially : one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits
    - nerdish /'n&r-dish/ adjective
    - nerdy /-dE/ adjective
  • by iomud ( 241310 ) on Monday December 25, 2000 @06:26AM (#540631) Homepage Journal
    The first occurance of the word "nerd" is in the writings of Dr. Seuss. News for "nerds" wouldn't be possible with out him!

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