PDA

View Full Version : "Teemings" back online


Eutychus
07-02-2009, 03:25 PM
For a variety of reasons :

1 : Request from some posters to link to certain articles

2 : Needing work to show prospective web design clients

3 : Boredom

"Teemings : The e-zine of the Straight Dope Community" is back online at http://www.disneyshorts.org/teemings/index.html.

The "Lord of the Rings" section is up at http://www.disneyshorts.org/teemings/lotr/index.html

I'll probably be updating the site(s) in the next few months to reflect updated web standards and readjusting the LOTR pages which I never got the chance to finish.

And the crowd goes mild.

Questions? Comments? Pirate jokes?

carnivorousplant
07-02-2009, 03:49 PM
Thanks!

Yllaria
07-02-2009, 04:52 PM
Is this an archive, or will you be looking for new material?

Eutychus
07-02-2009, 06:04 PM
Is this an archive, or will you be looking for new material?

There's a chance ... just a chance ... that I could be talked into reviving it if there's enough popular clamor for it.

shantih
07-02-2009, 07:23 PM
Pirate jokes?

Why are pirates so darned cool?















They just arrrrrrrrr.



So are you.

CalMeacham
07-02-2009, 07:56 PM
Yay!


Thanks -- I've wanted to direct people to some of my older stuff.

carnivorousplant
07-02-2009, 07:58 PM
There's a chance ... just a chance ... that I could be talked into reviving it if there's enough popular clamor for it.

Oh PLEASE SIR!
You are the smartest guy ever to work for the dope, as I remarked just the other day to Skald.

shut up, Skald

Skald the Rhymer
07-02-2009, 08:05 PM
Oh PLEASE SIR!
You are the smartest guy ever to work for the dope, as I remarked just the other day to Skald.

shut up, Skald

You're still not getting the antidote until I get my blowjob.

Chef Troy
07-02-2009, 09:55 PM
what about Steamings?

mobo85
07-03-2009, 03:03 AM
I'm glad it's back- there was some good stuff in that. However, there was some poor stuff as well, in particular an article with a good premise that was rather poorly written called "Jesus goes to the movies" by...well, me. If possible, I'd like a disclaimer to appear on that article explaining why it's so bad, something along the lines of:

I wrote this article in my early days on the Straight Dope Message Board, when I was both younger (17 to be exact) and still new to stuff like "good article writing" and "outside research." So, if you think this article reads like it was written by a dumb teenager: it was.

I have no idea why I wrote I was a "devout Roman Catholic," as I was not by any means back then nor am I now. Someday, I hope to write a better article that's better-researched (not on this subject, a different one). For now, you're stuck with this.

-mobo85, July 2009

tavalla
07-03-2009, 06:08 AM
This brings something back.

A long time ago, Euty, you ran a competition to see if people could identify the sources of the different issue titles - I think it was only up to about edition 10 at that stage though. I worked out most of them (like No Alarms and No Surprises being the Radiohead thing, and the one about not selling the bike shop referring to the Wright brothers), but I never could get the background to 'The Damned and the Pubescent'.

Want to put me out of my misery?

jackdavinci
07-03-2009, 07:07 AM
what is the teemings?

Le Ministre de l'au-delà
07-03-2009, 07:39 AM
What joy! I have fond memories of the original - it was the first thing I ever bookmarked on the internet.

Why, yes, I am old and nerdy; why do you ask?

Eutychus
07-03-2009, 09:00 AM
what is the teemings?

"Teemings" was an e-zine that we started way back to showcase the literary and artistic talents of the members of the SDMB. It folded a while back because of lack of interest and the fact that I just didn't have the time to do it anymore.

This brings something back.

A long time ago, Euty, you ran a competition to see if people could identify the sources of the different issue titles - I think it was only up to about edition 10 at that stage though. I worked out most of them (like No Alarms and No Surprises being the Radiohead thing, and the one about not selling the bike shop referring to the Wright brothers), but I never could get the background to 'The Damned and the Pubescent'.

Want to put me out of my misery?

see here (http://www.disneyshorts.org/teemings/issue02/conan.html)... almost all the way to the bottom.

And actually the "Don't Sell the Bike Shop, Orville" was not referring to the Wright Brothers, but was from a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon.

Here's the complete list:

Issue 1 : "This Slim Volume ..." : from my own editorial introduction

Issue 2 : "The Damned and the Pubescent" : see above

Issue 3 : "Wretched Entertainment at the Sign of the Trap" : "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville

Issue 4 : "More Fool Me" : song by Genesis from the album "Selling England by the Pound"

Issue 5 : "The Weird Sisters in the Year of the Big Wind" : "Ulysses" by James Joyce

Issue 6 : "Cage 3 - Free Show" : "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace

Issue 7 : "No Alarms, No Surprises" : song by Radio head from the album "OK Computer"

Issue 8 : "All Things in Moderation" : chosen because it was an all-moderator issue

Issue 9 : "It's a Complex World" : song by The Young Adults from the album "Helping Others"

Issue 10 : "Don't Sell the Bike Shop, Orville" : see above

Issue 11 : "Sunstroked and Soggy" : from the movie "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou"

Issue 12 : "Root Beer Rimshot" : I seriously don't recall where I got this from

Issue 13 : "Crouching Tigger, Hidden Pooh" : parody of the movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"

Issue 14 : "Dry Bones" : chosen because I hadn't gotten the graphics for the site in time and had to put together a "bare bones" edition

Issue 15 : "Once More, With Feeling" : old Broadway chestnut.

Issue 16 : "In Search of Historic Dolomite" : I didn't really expect anyone to get this. There used to be a show called "In Search of..." hosted by Leonard Nimoy which investigated various mysteries like the Bermuda Triangle. When I was working at Toys R Us, we were unloading one of the trucks and once unloaded we saw that someone had spray painted on the inside "In Search of Historic Dolomite." We never did figure how who did it or what it meant.

Issue 17 : "All Full of Tears and Flapdoodle" : "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain

Issue 18 : "Just Keep Swimming" : from the movie "Finding Nemo"

carnivorousplant
07-03-2009, 09:57 AM
but I never could get the background to 'The Damned and the Pubescent'.


I thought it was from the literary marvel of satire, Conan Hornblower that was the center piece of that volume.

tavalla
07-04-2009, 02:25 AM
Thanks, Euty :)

Eutychus
07-17-2009, 01:46 PM
Small correction ... the archives are now up at http://www.teemings.net

We got our old domain back!

Almost.

Yay. Go me.

koeeoaddi
07-17-2009, 05:17 PM
There's a chance ... just a chance ... that I could be talked into reviving it if there's enough popular clamor for it.
Never learned how to clamor effectively, but please add my noodge to the upswell.

Yllaria
07-17-2009, 05:23 PM
CLAMOR

CLAMOR

Also, clap - clap - clap for Euty.

I haven't checked yet, does Teemings have a link on the front page?

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright © 2018 STM Reader, LLC.