290: Fucking Blue Shells

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Fucking Blue Shells
You can evade blue shells in Double Dash, but it is deep magic.
Title text: You can evade blue shells in Double Dash, but it is deep magic.

Explanation

Sometimes something goes wrong and you can only shout obscenities at it. For instance, when a bone breaks, or when something unexpected happens, or when a program breaks itself in a spectacular kind of way. There are a lot of things that necessitate this kind of response.

But, mainly the blue shells in Mario Kart. The blue shells, when fired, target the player currently in first place and stops them cold. In a close game, you can go from first to an unrecoverable last in one hit. 137: Dreams puts it best: Fuck. That. Shit.

The title text refers to the "Double Dash" edition of Mario Kart. This includes the technique to avoid being hit by the blue shell, but requires skillful timing to accomplish.

Transcript

My Profanity Usage By Cause:
[Pie chart is shown]
[Injury is about 5% of pie chart]
[Irony is about 5% of pie chart]
[Misc is about 5% of pie chart]
[Segfaults is about 10% of pie chart]
[Mario Kart is about 75% of pie chart]
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Discussion

I see Randall has yet to master the art of snaking. Davidy22 (talk) 00:23, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

As an aside, in my case at least, stubbed toes result in more swearing than broken bones. Having broken seven, I'm somewhat of an authority on the matter. 74.125.183.194 15:18, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
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