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The Least Surprised in "UnboundMyth'd" #

by why in cult

Episode 3 of this cartoon set, which was shown at RailsConf 2006. You want to see the rest? The torrents were too up and down, so:

said on 09 Jul 2006 at 10:43

Double amazing.

said on 09 Jul 2006 at 11:00

That was awesome.

said on 09 Jul 2006 at 11:21


said on 09 Jul 2006 at 12:01

Let us sacrifice a YAMinaL uppon the symbol table!
MAD props to _why

said on 09 Jul 2006 at 16:40

gem install hilariousness

said on 09 Jul 2006 at 19:37

Bweheh. So The Least Surprised gaineth a villain. Of sorts.

said on 09 Jul 2006 at 21:00

Here are some quotes from _Why’s show at RailsConf2006, at least, as accurate as I could jot down during the hurricane of hilarity!


said on 10 Jul 2006 at 04:53

_why, you are the only ever who manages to get away with premultiplied alphas AND make them look nice props to ya

said on 10 Jul 2006 at 09:34

I would really like to see that flash movie again called something like “We are all here in the future.” Are you going to post that one? By the way, how long does it take to create these movies? What tools do you use? Do you automate any of it with programming?

said on 10 Jul 2006 at 10:07

Why, you forgot to mention the special installment of The Least Surprised on the opening page of a NASA Technical Paper.

said on 10 Jul 2006 at 10:49

Carl: of course it’s been automated with programming. Basically Mr. Malsky just emails _why saying something like, “Hey, me and the gang have this great skit that we think would be funny… Maybe the Redhanded readers would like it, or it could be good for a conference too.” And then _why just types ruby record_least_surprised.rb and we have one of these nifty vids.

said on 10 Jul 2006 at 11:22

No, see, Mr. Malsky doesn’t have to email _why anymore—he just runs a Ruby script to do it. Neither does does _why have to type ruby record_least_surprised.rb, there is a Ruby script which intercepts the email and automates that part of the process.

In fact, both _why and Mr. Malsky are large Ruby scripts. So is the Internet upon which they interact. And the so-called Universe?

It’s Ruby all the way down.

<<< Automatically posted by MenTaLguY.rb >>>

said on 10 Jul 2006 at 11:35

Hmmm… no sound in Linux, but I place the blame squarely on the suck-tacularness of Flash rather than on _why. Maybe if they rewrote it in Ruby, then Flash would be delightful rather than dreadful.

said on 10 Jul 2006 at 19:08

When can we get the torrents back? Or direct downloads? I must be ubertrendy and put them on my iPod!

said on 10 Jul 2006 at 19:32

Oh man, I totaly propose a Kernel.wtf! shirt. Or method. Either one. And Japanese Jesus! Greatness.

said on 11 Jul 2006 at 07:01

I’d love a bunch of t-shirts with some of these quotes:

  • “Every problem has been solved with Ruby”
  • “The professor’s pudding is not to be dismissed!”
  • “Pragmatic!”
  • “I think we’re going to confuse the ocean waves with all this typing / I think we’re going to confuse the tektonic plates with all this typing”
  • “Web 0.0!”
  • “[We use] Ruby to fight wars”
  • “Try?”
  • “methos … god of godlessness”
  • “gem install that!”

And any of the code fragments!


Those would be the coolest shirts ever.

said on 11 Jul 2006 at 11:21
said on 11 Jul 2006 at 20:25

Srsly, I would almost pay for a dl-able copy of all the Least Supprised videos. But _why is not that evil.
OR IS HE ??? queue dramatic music

said on 13 Jul 2006 at 23:39

Your concert was the highlight of RailsConf and much better than I anticipated. Sad that the sound quality in the conference room was not good enough to get all the jokes across, but I am glad it’s online for the world to see. What did you do with your “certificate of non-conformity”?

said on 14 Jul 2006 at 15:53

This shit is amazing yo!

(Seriously, those cartoons are hilarious).

said on 14 Jul 2006 at 15:59

lol @ “Ruby loves me like Japanese Jesus”

said on 25 Jul 2006 at 11:07

Where does the Lexicon Luther picture come from? I would love to know the guy’s real name.

11 Jul 2010 at 21:28

* do fancy stuff in your comment.