I thought the words "like" and "hang out" were references to facebook's "like" and google's "hang out". What do the native speakers think? -- 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:56, 5 December 2012 (UTC) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
- Not in this case- here they're just being used as the everyday terms that facebook and google co-opted. -- 22.214.171.124 (talk) 08:12, 5 December 2012 (UTC) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
- Native speaker here: there doesn't seem to be anything distinctive about the use of 'like' and 'hang out' in this comic to indicate they might be references. -- 126.96.36.199 (talk) 10:33, 5 December 2012 (UTC) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
- The words aren't out of place otherwise, so it just might be a (big) coincidence. I still find it likely to be true. 188.8.131.52 11:18, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
- It's really not a "big" coincidence at all. 'Like' and 'hang out' are the most obvious word choices in their context in the comic. The same words are used in social network apps because they are common social phrases. It doesn't even warrant the word "coincidence", let alone a "big" coincidence. 184.108.40.206 22:55, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
- Another native speaker here. You typically would not "hang out" – in real life – with people you don't "like" – as in you like your friends. There's nothing in the comic to make me think there's any connection with Facebook or Google+. 220.127.116.11 11:44, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
- This native speaker agrees. The dialog is ordinary informal American English. That's why facebook and Google hijacked the words. Facebook and Google want to be seen as informal and idiomatic institutions. -- 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:25, 5 December 2012 (UTC) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
- They'll be very disappointed when they discover that he just decorated the bushes around his house with green LED lights for Christmas. --Geoff 22.214.171.124 19:22, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
- The game literally makes space noises. Like... whooosshhshhhssshhoooooshhh. Things like that. 126.96.36.199 22:30, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
- But "space noises" is an oxymoron. In space, you can't hear noise. (Oh... you mean bad-sci-fi-movie noises...) 188.8.131.52 19:16, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
- Another Google closed beta – you get to play by invite only. Meh 184.108.40.206 23:53, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
I'm trying to find a game that I played on the computer about 2 years ago. I remember that you could see the entire play area the entire time. It was timed. The object was to get to a hole (maybe blue in color) to end the level. There were blocks that often blocked your path, which you needed to push out of your way or more often use them to make bridges to cross water. Some of the levels were very much a timing game where you needed to quickly move a block through a winding path(up, down, left, right only)to avoid being caught by, I believe, moving blocks.The closest screen shot that I've found is Chips Challenge, which is not the game that I played previously. I remember there were many levels, probably between 50 and 100. Ideas?Shine (talk) 15:33, 6 December 2012 (UTC) RESOLVED : game was called SilversphereShine (talk) 21:24, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
- RE: Shine. The game was called Rodent's Revenge. Phenomenal Times, Shine, Phenomenal Times. Glad you reminded me about it!
- OK got it. It was called Silversphere. Shine (talk) 21:24, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
I was absolutely certain that the bright green "fountains" were supposed to illustrate some radioactive material and them being "excited" was somehow a particle physics joke I couldnt nail down.
- My assumption was that his house was just in a good location to watch some space phenomenon. The Aurora, or a meteor shower.220.127.116.11 12:27, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
You should really try Ingress now. It's great. However, I don't understand what he lives beside that's so portal-worthy. --18.104.22.168 00:54, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
By my house, across the Mississippi from St,l there is a Catholic Church with a portal on two idols and a bell tower. Unfortunately it is just out of reach from my bedroom. 22.214.171.124 20:00, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
- Please do some research before the next time you associate the Catholic Church with idolatry. If you would like, I may be able to refer you to some sources at some later time.
- —CsBlastoise, a Catholic (talk) 15:29, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
- It's not nice to assume malice. In this context he's probably using the definition of "idol" that simply means "statue" ("an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship" via Google) 126.96.36.199 22:37, 5 January 2017 (UTC)
- Yes, they released version 2.0 (called "Ingress Prime") a few month ago. --SlashMe (talk) 14:21, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
The Ingress reference went way over my head. I thought the joke was people wanting to visit the house because it had a sweet wifi spot nearby. 188.8.131.52 03:54, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
College campuses are also pretty good places to play Ingress. Noteworthy that the old app for ingress is hitting EoL in a few days, and Prime that User:SlashMe mentioned is going to be the only way to play. 184.108.40.206 03:48, 20 September 2019 (UTC)