July 30, 2004
…which has nothing to do with the convention.
9 8 Queens of Death (Game)
[Edited: removed my typo]
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.
Middle East War Movies
DVD covers. The theme: Dubya
Send Back Your (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.
Get Your War On
There’s a new page of the often funny and always blunt anti-war comic strip.
Funny comics from airline safety information.
Posted by James at July 30, 2004 5:15 AM
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.
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.
BTW - Brian's "proof" of why nine queens is impossible is an application of the "Dirichlet principle" more popularly known as the "pigeonhole principle."
Wow. I have principles I've never even hear of. Cool!