July 30, 2004

Post-Convention Shotgun

…which has nothing to do with the convention.

  • 9 8 Queens of Death (Game) [Edited: removed my typo]
    • Place 9 8 queens on the chessboard so that they do not attack each other. Harder than it looks, but there are many solutions.
  • Journey:A Tribute To America (Flash)
    • Hokey Flash video for “Don’t Stop Believing.” It’s not especially messed up or anything. But the whole idea of listening to Journey on purpose is messed up.
  • Who Will Be Eaten First?
    • If you’re familiar with Jack T. Chick’s Christian tracts, you’ll love this parody.
  • Anti-Bush Bumper Stickers
  • Cyrkam Airtos (Game)
    • Throw the wadded paper into the basket. Not easy! Try to hit the plane as it goes by, too.
    • (Link via Mike )
  • Middle East War Movies
    • Parodies of DVD covers. The theme: Dubya
  • Send Back Your MP3s! (Satire)
    • Absolve yourself of guilt. Send any downloaded MP3s back to the record execs!
  • White House West — with Will Ferrell (Movie)
    • America Coming Together has produced this video with Will Ferrell to promote their goal of encouraging Democratic base voters to vote and swing voters to vote in favor of progressive causes. They boast the largest voter contact program in the country’s history. Aside from a good cause, their Will Ferrell video is quite funny.
    • (Link via Bil )
  • Get Your War On
    • There’s a new page of the often funny and always blunt anti-war comic strip.
  • Airtoons
    • Funny comics from airline safety information.
Posted by James at July 30, 2004 5:15 AM
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Actually, it's only eight queens. Nine WOULD be impossible. Since a chessboard is 8x8 and a queen attack every horizontal, vertical, and diagonal it can see, once the eighth queen is down, all the rows and columns are covered.

It was a neat puzzle, though. Took me a few minutes to get them all placed.

Posted by: briwei at July 31, 2004 1:45 PM

Dammit. That's what I get for doing this after 1 in the morning.

Thanks, Bri, for your powers of observation. I'll fix my mistake.

Posted by: James at July 31, 2004 2:36 PM

BTW - Brian's "proof" of why nine queens is impossible is an application of the "Dirichlet principle" more popularly known as the "pigeonhole principle."

Explanation here

Posted by: James at July 31, 2004 2:42 PM

Wow. I have principles I've never even hear of. Cool!

Posted by: briwei at August 1, 2004 4:00 PM

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