We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first Bionic pimp-talk destroyer. Marvin Sedate will be that pimp-talk destroyer. Better than he was before. Better . . . stronger . . . faster.
Ladies and Gents, I would like to present to you--
Marvin Sedate XP.
As to my hatred of Voodoo Extreme - doesn't everyone in your time despise these idiots? They adequately perform the menial cut and paste labor too distasteful and mundane for the rest of us, but then have the gall to pollute the appropriated content with their dimwitted pimp talk. Generally, I accept your world's stupidity with superior indifference. Occasionally, I will stoop to calling one of you a fruit. Unfortunately for Billy 'Stupid' Wilson, one of his "crack!" ctrl-c/ctrl-v "monkeys!" (dumbo codename: 'Octane') sent one of our readers the following critique of erik's Roberta Williams retrospective:
We wouldn't post that article because its nothing but a bunch of flaming shit. The whole article sounds like some dumb 13 year old kid venting because his mommy wouldn't let him stay out past bedtime or something...
I'm sure erik's piece wasn't as clever as most of Octane's contributions to Voodoo Extreme - pasting the middle two paragraphs of the readme.txt packaged with the most recent Drakan patch for instance. But erik is a special guy and it's my job to defend him. So as a vengeful act of community service, I've created an intelligent agent that monitors Voodoo Extreme in real time and reports on each of its updates - but strips out the cruddy, embarrassing, michael-jackson-jacket-wearing pimp talk! You get only the straight facts that VE creatively yanked from someplace else. No need to thank me. I didn't do it for you, fruity. Go knock yourself out.
Jeff "wumpus" Atwood
By Mark Asher on Monday, March 12, 2001 - 12:05 am:
Heh -- that's pretty good. I always like Marvin Sedate. I think VE got kind of pissed about it, though, so expect an email if they find out about it.
Was the original Marvin Sedate a real-time utility?
By Dave Long on Monday, March 12, 2001 - 12:27 am:
I think the original Marvin Sedate had like a 2 hour delay, but it was close to real-time. I commended Erik on it back then. It's a great dig at the obnoxious VE style.
--Dave (but not the one named above :)
By Mark Asher on Monday, March 12, 2001 - 12:39 am:
I don't know what the traffic figures are, but I think VE kind of dwarfs Blues in traffic, which I don't understand since Blues seems to do a much better job of organizing their links, as well as having a more adult tone and even offering a bit of intrepretation at times.
By wumpus on Monday, March 12, 2001 - 05:30 am:
I'm having trouble getting the local server to update (keeps looking at cached HTML for some reason). In the meantime use this URL for Marvin Sedate XP:
That one updates dynamically just fine.
Man, it sure is pleasant to read the news without a six-pack of vaseline, leaf blower, and circus midget attached to it all. Ahhhhhhhh.
By Xaroc on Monday, March 12, 2001 - 11:29 am:
Maybe I am in the minority but I like VE. At least when Billy is around to post. They cover a lot of things and are at least somewhat entertaining to me. I usually hit Blues then VE right after. Blue's is almost only useful for the link of the day anymore or maybe for a summary of what you will find on VE.
By wumpus on Monday, March 12, 2001 - 08:05 pm:
Okay, well, "Marvin" mentioned this in his latest update:
I believe the version of Marvin Sedate XP I have now is more or less final, so use this URL:
It's refreshed every 15 minutes, or on demand if load is light.