April 30, 2009

Dickens said, 'Read RacinePost every day!'

All of you without a sense of humor, leave the room. (We know who you are from your comments on the previous post!)

OK, now that we've gotten rid of the sourpusses -- here's a totally useless, but fun website.

First, click on this quote from Charles Dickens and then come back here when you're done:

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.

Now click this Dickens quote:

Repression is the only lasting philosophy.


And finally, this one:

If you could see my legs when I take my boots off, you'd form some idea of what unrequited affection is.

Actually, if you looked at the underlying code for each of those quotes/links, you'd see that the quote is the URL. Mostly.
http://dickensurl.com/7e17/If_there_were_no_bad_people_there_would_be_no_good_lawyers

http://dickensurl.com/7e28/Repression_is_the_only_lasting_philosophy

http://dickensurl.com/7ef7/If_you_could_see_my_legs_when_I_take_my_boots_off_youd_form_some_idea_of_what_unrequited_affection_is
Yep, those first two quotes, from The Old Curiosity Shop and Tale of Two Cities now, belong to us, assigned (randomly, we'll assume) by a cool new website -- sort of the antonym of www.tinyurl.com. And the third quote, from Dombey and Son -- damned if we want to contemplate it too closely, but we swear it was assigned randomly! -- belongs now and forever to the Journal Times. Guys, you can thank us later.

Want your own Dickens-quote URL? Curious to see what Dickens quote the computer will assign to your favorite website? Just go here and have some literary fun: http://dickensurl.com

1 comment:

  1. Dude. Go outside once in awhile.

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