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May 05, 2004

Ministry of Silly Links

The Eighties Movie Alphabet Game

Like the old Movie Alphabet Game, except this time exclusively with 80's movies. The alphabet is made up of the distinctive typefaces used in movie promotions (posters, etc.) for specific movies; you have to figure out what movie each letter comes from.

Fun, but frustrating. Some are easy, some are ridiculously hard.

Do Not Be Too Pleased With This Technological Terror You've Constructed

When you were a kid, did you yearn for a properly-scaled Imperial Star Destroyer which would dwarf your TIE Fighters and X-Wings?

Well, this still seems a bit small in relation to the TIE, but hey, it's four feet long and hand-made.


If you've got a hanking for a .gif (with sound) of Kirk yelling "Khaahhhhhn!", you're in luck, my friend.

Calculating the Speed of Light With Marshmallow and Microwave Oven

We figured this must be a joke, but it turns out it's actually not. A sixteen-year-old kid figured out how to calculate the speed of light using marshmallows, a microwave oven, and the old speed = wavelength x frequency formula.

They say this gives you the speed of light within 5% of the accepted value.

Thanks to the shiftless layabouts at the Perfect World for those.

Scare the Living Hell Out of Your Children

For some reason, giant colorful humanoid birds really freak us out. We look at this thing at get the same feeling of cold, clammy terror as a McRib sandwich seeing Oliver Willis' outstretched meatpaw.

Thanks to The American Digest.

The Thirty-Second The Shining, Performed by Adorable Bunnies

The title says it all.

Ninjas Are Totally, Totally Sweet

You've probably seen this before, but it's still funny. This guy is named Robert and he really likes Ninjas. We mean, like, you probably like Ninjas too (who wouldn't?), but this guy really likes them.

He explains:

Hi, this site is all about ninjas, REAL NINJAS. This site is awesome. My name is Robert and I can't stop thinking about ninjas. These guys are cool; and by cool, I mean totally sweet.


1. Ninjas are mammals.

2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.

3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.

He proves pretty conclusively that Ninjas possess what he believes consitutes "REAL Ultimate Power." But if you're unpersuaded:

If you don't believe that ninjas have REAL Ultimate Power you better get a life right now or they will chop your head off!!! It's an easy choice, if you ask me.


Answers to Movie Trivia Game: The answers are in white font. Highlight them by running your mouse over them while holding the left-button down to see them:

A - Starman; B - batteries not included; C - The Dark Crystal; D - Revenge of the Nerds; E - Escape from New York; F - Back to the Future; G - Goonies; H - Howard the Duck; I - Time Bandits; J - Beetlejuice; K - The Karate Kid; L - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure; M - Mask; N - Annie; O - Platoon; P - Beverly Hills Cop; Q - Mannequin; R - Who Framed Roger Rabbit?; S - Splash; T - Dead Poets Society; U - Short Circuit; V - Adventures in Babysittying; W - Willow; X - Explorers; Y - Child's Play; Z - Return to Oz.

Thanks to poster Marq for hipping us to the last remaining answers.

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