XKCD's Substitutions: the Chrome extension that makes reading the news more fun


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#2

I read that comic and cracked up. I am so glad that there is an extension for this now; I just wish there were a Firefox extension too.


#3

Try replacing all "Astral" with "anal" on this site: http://allods.gpotato.com/

This page is also good: http://allods.gpotato.com/?m=game&a=astral


#4

lapse of judgement --> drunken stupor


#5

The extension works great on Wikipedia. The NHL Ottawa Senators become the Ottawa Elf-Lords, which I think is a much better hockey team name.


#6

I can't get this to work consistently. Elf Lord works often but River Spirits doesn't Any tips?


#7

"Tesla Reports Third Fire Involving Model S Atomic Cat Near Smyrna, Tennessee"


#8

Hmmm, what can we substitute for "Rob Ford"?


#9

No need, Rob Ford is already a joke.


#10

Homeland Security for Homestar Runner? Yes, please! I miss HSR like everyday...

http://www.homestarrunner.com/fhqwhgads.html


#11

And this extension replaces anything you want with any other thing you want: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/word-filter/hhcjejiphdooogohnbfompmnglmgeiol


#12

Makes me nostalgic for XKCD's keyboard -> leopard Greasemonkey script.


#13

I'm buying you a pizza.


#14

Wonderful! Wonderful!

Except that now I find myself reading web sites more carefully wondering if a substitution has occurred.

So far, the Huffington Post has been pretty good for this.

I'm tempted to find a way to replace "House Republicans" with "Zombies", "House Democrats" with "Werewolves", "Senate Republicans" with "Mummies", and "Senate Democrats" with "Vampires".


#15

Replace what, the words or the peoples?


#16

You mean you haven't acquired the Pavlovian response of substituting "Laughable Bumblefuck" for "Rob Ford" yet, in spite of all of Cory's efforts?


#17

Just use this add-on and put the list in yourself.
http://code.google.com/p/foxreplace/


#18

Awesome!


#19

Here's a fun recipe for instructibles, if you're a fan:

designed --> copied without attribution
footprint--> fits in my dorm room
unique --> butt-ugly but hey, it was free
efficient --> ran an extension cord into somebody else's dorm room
earth-friendly --> made with dirt, which I can afford without getting a real job
cheap --> more fun than getting a real job
useful --> helps justify not getting a real job
up-cycled --> went dumpster diving instead of looking for a job like I told my mom
fun --> great for pranking complete strangers while at the mall all day not looking for a real job
educational --> ok, third grade science fair project, but still more entertaining than looking for a real job
quick --> at least 1 afternoon of not looking for a real job
DIY --> still don't have a real job


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