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Saturday, October 15, 2005

A challenge: create taglines for the new Sir Humphreys

OK I've got a tagline/quote randomizer successfully installed on sirhumphreys.com (link will only work correctly on Firefox). Look at the area just below the masthead - it should have a text tagline. If you refresh it should change to different text.

The challenge: produce witty and/or factual one-liners for inclusion in our tagline database. This may be biased towards Adolf and Zen.

Here's the remaining TODO list for sirhumphreys.com, in order of priority:
1. fix IE CSS layout problem (tips welcome, please, anyone)
2. add a spam protection plugin for comments (already identified)
3. add threaded comments (already identified)
4. add some sort of comment rating system to filter out idiots like johnnie (think Slashdot-style)
5. automatically filter out blogs from blogroll which haven't been updated for 2 weeks (Ashley has provided code - needs to be installed)
5. add user avatar pictures (easy to do)
6. import posts and comments from Blogger.com (not so easy)
7. import Percy's posts from Propaganda News Network (awaiting RWDB)
8. add a voting plugin
9. add a WYSIWYG plugin for the comments

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 10/15/2005 06:13:00 PM

17 Comments:

Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

Are you using a flatfile or a database table for your randomiser?

10/15/2005 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

er... its a WordPress plugin called "Randomize". Quite handy really. It will randomly insert anything in its database (a table within the WordPress database), including links, image URL's, etc.

You can add categories, and only extract random text from that category.

10/15/2005 08:46:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

adolf? hello? where are the witticisms? people people people

10/15/2005 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

AL - ah, okay.

10/15/2005 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

* All Nasty All The Time
* The Dept of Un-Spin
* Because some things need to be said
* You know we make sense
* Sorry if we don't match your preconceptions
* A market response to left wing propaganda

10/16/2005 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger JamesP said...

Some ideas:

* Caution: Political incorrectness inside
* Fact checking Labour PR since 2005
* Karl Rove's evil minions
* We're right. Are you?
* Kafir and proud
* Psst El Jefe! Know any web designers?

* Stealing LGF's ideas since 2005
J/K but I love their rotating titles.

10/16/2005 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger RightWingDeathBeast said...

My old blog posts will be sorted in just a few mins AL.

Now for a few slogans:

-Political incorrectness gone mad
-The role of Sir Humphrey's is whatever Sir Humphrey's defines it to be
-New Zealand's most popular and competent bloggers
-Has links (and hyperlinks) to sinister right wing groups
-Neo-liberals, neo-cons, neo-media
-Peddling privatisation, tax minimisation, low inflation, military retaliation
-A zit on the face of the MSM
-Probably not on Michael Cullen's Christmas card list

10/16/2005 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Hey: "Stealing LGF's ideas since 2005" !!!!

10/16/2005 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

"If Government is the answer, which idiot asked the question?"

If you don't use that I'll encourage Gaz to use it for Ihatesocialism. ;-)

10/16/2005 01:29:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

* By definition, we cannot leak
* Why the left are not right
* What you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
* You are entitled to our opinion. So here it is.
* Awaiting funding by the VRWC

10/16/2005 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why the right are not right..

we froth ..therefor we are..

come with us..to the heart of darkness...

we hate..(fill in blank space)...

a guaranteed bias..just for you..

we threw balance ..out the window..

we will brook no dissent..

we yell..therefor we are right..

smack the child..exercise your right

disagree and we will shout you down..

the three r's..right/reactionary/racist..

work will set you free..

and of course to sum up the tone and tenor of the piece..

ad hominems-r-us...

phil(whoar.co.nz)

10/16/2005 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off subject i know..but nobody over here seems that excited about the possibility of a nat/mp/un/act/nzfirst govt..?

c'mon..it'd be fun...

phil(whoar.co.nz)

10/16/2005 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*crickets*

10/16/2005 08:49:00 PM  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

Phil, are you secretly yearning to be a lemming?

10/16/2005 09:07:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Phil, projection isn't a positive personality characteristic.

10/16/2005 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

These things could rapidly escalate our bandwidth usage.

10/16/2005 09:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ashley Clarkson said...

I'll stop refreshing the page and save you some cash then :-p

10/16/2005 09:23:00 PM  

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