I heard that there is a film being made. If so, please consider my poster:

Poster 1

Then people at the Tavern (Lasse V. Karlsen, Yi Jiang, Diago, Tim) had some suggestions:

Poster 2

Anyway, I hope people make some good suggestions for plot, etc. ... Good luck with filming and stuff.


Also, Resemblance?
Blues Brothers

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    -1, not enough StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™. How will people know this movie is genuine™? – badp Oct 8 '10 at 15:02
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    @radp that's material for a TV series spinoff. You don't want to use all your material in one movie – Pekka Oct 8 '10 at 15:06
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    I can't see the pictures... Tell me, is the movie set in Toronto? – Welbog Oct 8 '10 at 15:16
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    +42 - thanks I needed that. – Toon Krijthe Oct 8 '10 at 18:09
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    The Answering of Questions Network: A Michael Bay Film – jrg Jul 11 '14 at 23:42

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In scene 47, bobince finally loses it when the tenth person asks how to parse HTML with regular expressions.


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    This would make a great spin-off movie. I can hear the Don LaFontaine voice-over now... "In a world where foolish regex users are unknowingly bringing about the apocalypse, one blue monster must fight to protect our world, and our sanity , from Cthulhu's rampaging minions. This December, be sure to see bobince in HTM-Hell ! " – gnostradamus Oct 8 '10 at 18:14
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    Also, is that a tree pruner in the corner by the door? I think bobince is gonna go on a head-choppin spree! – gnostradamus Oct 8 '10 at 18:19

Kevin Smith as Jeff Atwood

Kevin Smith
(source: examiner.com)

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    I thought Jeff could talk, though.... – Michael Todd Oct 8 '10 at 14:29
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    @Michael: obviously, you haven't been listening to the podcast... – Shog9 Oct 8 '10 at 14:47
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    @Shog9, what podcast? – Pops Oct 8 '10 at 15:10
  • @Popular Demand blog.stackoverflow.com/category/podcasts – Henrik P. Hessel Oct 8 '10 at 16:31
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    @Henrik, I'm guessing that Popular was making a sarcastic comment with the intention of pointing out that there hasn't been a new podcast since April. – jjnguy Oct 8 '10 at 16:36
  • @jjnguy maybe.. I don't mind – Henrik P. Hessel Oct 8 '10 at 16:43
  • @Henrik, yeah, I was referring to the fact that those have been discontinued. – Pops Oct 8 '10 at 17:18
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    @Michael Todd Just like Silent Bob, when he does speak it's of huge relevance and importance! – gWaldo Oct 11 '10 at 12:10
  • @AidenB @MichaelT I took way too long to decide whether to do this or not, so @Popular helped me to forget about it. However, here's a short summary: I discovered Philip Seymour Hoffman would make a good Jeff, and that Tom Hanks would make a passable Joel (with dark contacts). Alternatively, Salvatore Inzerillo has the dark complexion necessary. – Mark C Oct 21 '10 at 5:00

They've already opted for a sequel I heard

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Excuse the poor quality. I'm on Ubuntu right now and GIMP hates me. Or is it the other way round?

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    Meh. Lots of people are fans of Jon Skeet, and lots of people are in the "can we please not treat this guy like a god" camp, but I can't really think of any actual enemies Jon's made. – Pops Oct 8 '10 at 15:09
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    That was great! – JD Isaacks Oct 8 '10 at 18:21
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    @popular demand, I guess if you wanted to make it more accurate you could say "without making a few envy" – JD Isaacks Oct 8 '10 at 18:43
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    I'll be his enemy! :D I can't think of a reason why yet, but I'm sure if I go read enough of his answers I can figure out something to hate him for. – Peter Boughton Oct 8 '10 at 23:01
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    @Yi Jiang: I hope it's just a coincidence that you're using the same font (Aller) and setting the title so similarly to how I laid out one side of my special needs card! Also, where did you get that hi-res Jon Skeet photo? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Oct 9 '10 at 1:43
  • Everyone needs a nemesis... – gWaldo Oct 11 '10 at 12:12
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    It just occurred to me that this is based off an actual real-life movie poster. That means I'm a real computer programmer now, right? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Oct 12 '10 at 14:46
  • @BoltClock: I thought this was a play on some phrase, and then yesterday I actually saw a poster just like it in the parking lot. – Mark C Oct 21 '10 at 4:24

The GEICO gecko as Bill the Lizard
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    +1 - It will be like a twisted alice in wonderland – Aiden Bell Oct 8 '10 at 14:35
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    @Aiden, I thought they already made that; it was called Alice in Wonderland. – Pops Oct 8 '10 at 14:40
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    It's true... they always do get someone more handsome to play you in the film. – Bill the Lizard Oct 8 '10 at 14:49

Mike Myers as mmyers.

Mike Myers mmyers

This one should be obvious.

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    +1 Ah, I see the resemblance! – Aiden Bell Oct 8 '10 at 15:12
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    Mike Myers as himself. FTFY. – Bill the Lizard Oct 8 '10 at 15:14
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    NOT FUNNY.​​​​​ – mmyers Nov 8 '10 at 18:01
  • @Michael, is this the first time you have seen this? – jjnguy Nov 8 '10 at 18:42
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    @jjn, yes – Pops Nov 8 '10 at 19:51
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    For the record, I refuse to answer to "Mike" unless it's someone I know well. – mmyers Nov 8 '10 at 20:27
  • @Michael, good to know. – jjnguy Nov 8 '10 at 20:36
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    @Mic: If they know you well, don't they know you dislike it? – Gnome Nov 9 '10 at 20:45


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Meta users protest the decision to withdraw per-site domain names

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A data dump on its way to the clearbits data center

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Stackheads trailing the Truck transferring Meta.SO from Corvallis, Oregon, to New York City. It is said sixteen great new API tools were conceived during the journey

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    Hahahaha, that IS what data dumps look like :D – Aiden Bell Oct 8 '10 at 15:37
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    Thanks for the lolz Pekka. I'm gonna get back to work now... – jjnguy Oct 8 '10 at 15:42

Gary Busey as the Evil Unicorn Overlord.

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(Credits: image 1, image 2.)


Ok, so it's recycling an old image, and I think we've got a different top seven now, but what the hell...

Jon Skeet and the League of Justice

  • +1K For the lulz!!! – BrunoLM Oct 8 '10 at 23:47
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    I don't think Marc Gravell appreciates where you put his head. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 9 '10 at 0:28
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    Well all he has to do is get another 60k rep and I'll swap him and Jon over. :) – Peter Boughton Oct 9 '10 at 0:51
  • +1 just for the effort involved :) – Aiden Bell Oct 9 '10 at 7:59

An Oktoberfest "Maß" as Darin Dimitrov.

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    That's paradise! – Andrejs Cainikovs Oct 8 '10 at 15:18
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    +1 Good strategy for attracting ... votes. – Aiden Bell Oct 8 '10 at 15:18
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    1/4 of these mass contain knock out drops – Henrik P. Hessel Oct 8 '10 at 16:10
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    Photographer: 'scuse me darling, could you move that beer away from your mouth a bit? – Benjol Oct 8 '10 at 23:03
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    The picture's from The Boston Globe's Big Picture blog - Octoberfest 2010 – Jared Harley Oct 9 '10 at 1:42
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    @jinguy: Mmmm both. – Lawrence Dol Oct 9 '10 at 4:17
  • @Pekka: I'm floored. That is the same picture I used as a humorous intro for a presentation I had to do in grad school. And BTW, I'm told those are the demitasse mugs favored by the ladies in Germany — the men, of course, wouldn't be caught dead drinking from anything so petite. Nicht wahr? – Robusto Mar 6 '11 at 17:25
  • @Robusto ahahaha! Yeah, the picture seems to have some notoriety (although I think it's not that old yet). I can't comment on the Maß size issue - where I live, we drink beer from slim tiny Kölsch glasses :) – Pekka Mar 6 '11 at 17:39

I was going to leave well enough alone. I really was. But then I heard that the film will feature a special guest appearance by Shog9... as himself!

shog9 and his regeneration tube whatsit

  • +1 for Popular getting involved. – Aiden Bell Oct 9 '10 at 7:59
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    Nice try, but that looks more like a shaved Welbog. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH WELBOG, POPS? – Shog9 Oct 9 '10 at 16:43
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    Power rangers :) – Joe Phillips Nov 8 '10 at 20:08

Don't forget about waffles!

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I think Seth Rogen is perfect for the role.


The role of Joel seems to be hard to fill

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    I was thinking Brad Garrett, but I couldn't find a photo of Garrett where he wasn't either laughing crazily or doing this weird half-smile/half-frown thing. – Pops Oct 8 '10 at 16:59
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  • Did you make those percentages up, or is there some sort of program that computes face similar-ness? – Pops Oct 8 '10 at 17:19
  • @Henrik, yeah, that's the weird expression I'm talking about. – Pops Oct 8 '10 at 17:20
  • I think Bertie - the former Prime Minister of Ireland - will be busy doing ads and writing columns for a local tabloid. (It's ridiculous, really) – DaveDev Oct 9 '10 at 10:53
  • What's the Taoiseach doing there? – TRiG Feb 14 '11 at 18:36

It was a quiet day on Stack Overflow. The trolls haven't left their puny grotto's and the Spammers focused on other parts of the Internet. A seasoned user with 9970 rep was looking for an easy question to get the three upvotes needed to access the wild secrets of the moderator tools. And then it happened.

He refreshed for the next time and a new question was shown on top of the list. He opened the question and read it. His eyes widened while his brain tries to figure out an answer. This couldn't be that hard. But the question was gibberish. Well not exactly gibberish, it was incomprehensible, but on a different scale. First he thought about utter nonsense and his mouse moved to the close button. But then he started wondering. Is this real nonsense, or am I too stupid to understand this question. But I can't be stupid with 9970, almost 10k rep.

In the mean time the question started to collect votes. Upvotes, downvotes, close and reopen votes. A wild discussion started with comments. 10, 20, 100 comments. Respectable members where caught calling each other names. And the question collected the third gold badge for favorites.

He saw it all and couldn't understand. The question was too hard for his brain, but he still wanted to get those three upvotes. And while his brain worked hard to find an answer. He heard a loud bang. And then nothing. The question that kills was born, and he was just the first victim.

  • We should call it "All That BLITters". – Justin Morgan Mar 31 '11 at 14:30
  • Haha.. this is lovely. – user226253 Jul 28 '13 at 3:46
  • That is Priceless! – Dmitri Zaitsev Sep 1 '13 at 12:15

Every film needs a scrappy underdog fighting to be #1:

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Dougie Poynter as Marc Gravell.

This match was found courtesy of the MyHeritage.com face recognition tool. It gives a 62% match for the above, but interestingly enough gives a 59% match for Linus Torvalds!

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  • No, not Linus. See my answer for a Linux-like alternative :) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 8 '10 at 17:40
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    That's a pretty good match, but he isn't even an actor... – jjnguy Oct 8 '10 at 17:59
  • @jjnguy: Yeah, he's a musician, but he's pretty much the best match that site found. I think Marc kinda bears some resemblance to Edward Furlong too. – gnostradamus Oct 8 '10 at 18:08
  • I'm not sure if I can get on board that idea. – jjnguy Oct 8 '10 at 18:11
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    Wait.... Scrappy underdog? What now? Must... Resist... Moderator-tools-of-death... – Marc Gravell Oct 8 '10 at 18:42

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Some people don't think Tux and TV don't go together. To that I reply:

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^--- How's that for using the Gimp :)

  • -2? I guess there must be a few Windows and Mac users here :P – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 8 '10 at 17:57
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    My guess is that some people frown on self-promotion. – gnostradamus Oct 8 '10 at 18:09
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    @gno: I bet if Jon Skeet posted an answer he would get upvotes. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 8 '10 at 20:48
  • @gno: And besides... this is Friday - it's all in good humor. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 8 '10 at 20:48
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    Jon Skeet just has to blink and he gets upvotes. – Peter Boughton Oct 8 '10 at 23:02
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    Actually, he gets the same number of votes whether he blinks or not. He even gets votes for flicking his fingers (see the next strip, too). – Mark C Oct 9 '10 at 1:41
  • @Mark: Haha... that's so true. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Oct 9 '10 at 2:22
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    It's not the self-promotion I have a problem with, it's the fact that Tux doesn't exactly epitomize Hollywood, or even daytime television. – Aarobot Oct 9 '10 at 3:31
  • @Aarobot don't you dare put the "Direct to DVD" stamp on poor Tux! – Pekka Feb 13 '11 at 16:00
  • @Pekka: I'm afraid I don't quite get that one. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Feb 13 '11 at 20:14
  • @George "Direct to DVD" is a term from the Film industry when a production is targeted to go directly to DVD without being released in the cinema, or on TV first. (Not all Direct to DVD content is bad, but much of it is, which is why it has a reputation of low quality) – Pekka Feb 13 '11 at 20:18
  • @Pekka: Oh sorry. I meant that I knew what 'Direct-to-DVD' meant... I just didn't get the humor of it :) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Feb 13 '11 at 20:22
  • @George no real humour in it as such :) Just responding to Aarobot's claim that Tux is not Hollywood material. – Pekka Feb 13 '11 at 20:23

yes they are ... m. night shyamalan will be directing.

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    no way...he has been cranking out pieces of junk for years. – Michael Kniskern Nov 16 '10 at 23:30

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