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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.

Aiden


Also, Resemblance?
Blues Brothers

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    -1, not enough StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™. How will people know this movie is genuine™?
    – badp
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:06
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    I can't see the pictures... Tell me, is the movie set in Toronto?
    – Welbog
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:16
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    The Answering of Questions Network: A Michael Bay Film
    – jrg
    Commented Jul 11, 2014 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.

Scene

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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 ! " Commented Oct 8, 2010 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! Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 18:19
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Kevin Smith as Jeff Atwood

Kevin Smith
(source: examiner.com)
Jeff

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    I thought Jeff could talk, though.... Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 14:29
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    @Michael: obviously, you haven't been listening to the podcast...
    – Shog9
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 14:47
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    @Shog9, what podcast?
    – Pops
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:10
  • @Popular Demand blog.stackoverflow.com/category/podcasts Commented Oct 8, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 16:36
  • @jjnguy maybe.. I don't mind Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 16:43
  • @Henrik, yeah, I was referring to the fact that those have been discontinued.
    – Pops
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 11, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 5:00
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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
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:09
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    That was great!
    – JD Isaacks
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 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. Commented Oct 8, 2010 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? Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 1:43
  • Everyone needs a nemesis...
    – gWaldo
    Commented Oct 11, 2010 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? Commented Oct 12, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 21, 2010 at 4:24
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The GEICO gecko as Bill the Lizard
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    +1 - It will be like a twisted alice in wonderland
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 14:35
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    @Aiden, I thought they already made that; it was called Alice in Wonderland.
    – Pops
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 14:40
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    It's true... they always do get someone more handsome to play you in the film. Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 14:49
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Mike Myers as mmyers.

Mike Myers mmyers

This one should be obvious.

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    +1 Ah, I see the resemblance!
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:12
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    Mike Myers as himself. FTFY. Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:14
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    NOT FUNNY.​​​​​
    – mmyers
    Commented Nov 8, 2010 at 18:01
  • @Michael, is this the first time you have seen this?
    – jjnguy
    Commented Nov 8, 2010 at 18:42
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    @jjn, yes
    – Pops
    Commented Nov 8, 2010 at 19:51
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    For the record, I refuse to answer to "Mike" unless it's someone I know well.
    – mmyers
    Commented Nov 8, 2010 at 20:27
  • @Michael, good to know.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Nov 8, 2010 at 20:36
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    @Mic: If they know you well, don't they know you dislike it?
    – Gnome
    Commented Nov 9, 2010 at 20:45
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Scenes:

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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
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:37
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    Thanks for the lolz Pekka. I'm gonna get back to work now...
    – jjnguy
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:42
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Gary Busey as the Evil Unicorn Overlord.

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(Credits: image 1, image 2.)

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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

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    I don't think Marc Gravell appreciates where you put his head. Commented Oct 9, 2010 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. :) Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 0:51
  • +1 just for the effort involved :)
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 7:59
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An Oktoberfest "Maß" as Darin Dimitrov.

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    That's paradise! Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:18
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    +1 Good strategy for attracting ... votes.
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 15:18
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    Photographer: 'scuse me darling, could you move that beer away from your mouth a bit?
    – Benjol
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 23:03
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    The picture's from The Boston Globe's Big Picture blog - Octoberfest 2010 Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 1:42
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    @jinguy: Mmmm both. Commented Oct 9, 2010 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
    Commented Mar 6, 2011 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
    Commented Mar 6, 2011 at 17:39
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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

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  • +1 for Popular getting involved.
    – Aiden Bell
    Commented Oct 9, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 16:43
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    Power rangers :) Commented Nov 8, 2010 at 20:08
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Don't forget about waffles!

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I think Seth Rogen is perfect for the role.

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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
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 17:19
  • @Henrik, yeah, that's the weird expression I'm talking about.
    – Pops
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 10:53
  • What's the Taoiseach doing there?
    – TRiG
    Commented Feb 14, 2011 at 18:36
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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.

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  • We should call it "All That BLITters". Commented Mar 31, 2011 at 14:30
  • Haha.. this is lovely.
    – user226253
    Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 3:46
  • That is Priceless! Commented Sep 1, 2013 at 12:15
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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 :) Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 17:40
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    That's a pretty good match, but he isn't even an actor...
    – jjnguy
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 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. Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 18:08
  • I'm not sure if I can get on board that idea.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 18:11
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    Wait.... Scrappy underdog? What now? Must... Resist... Moderator-tools-of-death... Commented Oct 8, 2010 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 :)

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  • -2? I guess there must be a few Windows and Mac users here :P Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 17:57
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    My guess is that some people frown on self-promotion. Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 18:09
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    @gno: I bet if Jon Skeet posted an answer he would get upvotes. Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 20:48
  • @gno: And besides... this is Friday - it's all in good humor. Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 20:48
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    Jon Skeet just has to blink and he gets upvotes. Commented Oct 8, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 1:41
  • @Mark: Haha... that's so true. Commented Oct 9, 2010 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
    Commented Oct 9, 2010 at 3:31
  • @Aarobot don't you dare put the "Direct to DVD" stamp on poor Tux!
    – Pekka
    Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 16:00
  • @Pekka: I'm afraid I don't quite get that one. Commented Feb 13, 2011 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
    Commented Feb 13, 2011 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 :) Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 20:22
  • @George no real humour in it as such :) Just responding to Aarobot's claim that Tux is not Hollywood material.
    – Pekka
    Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 20:23
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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. Commented Nov 16, 2010 at 23:30

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