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Puns of the Navarone by JJason Recognition

December 11th, 2008 8:15 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Create a real world version of a pun, word play, or bad joke.

So first I am going to tell you the story of my preparations for the creation of a real world pun. If you think that's boring, feel free to skip down to the actual pun. A fair warning though: it's pretty bad.

For this praxis I needed two things. The first was easily obtained from the Portland Public library. It was just a matter of looking it up on the catalog, finding it's catalog number,
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finding where in the library it was,
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and then just checking it out.
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Easily done.

The other component was a little bit harder to find. I knew that it was in Portland, having come across it one day while bicycling around, but I didn't remember exactly where it was. But I knew it was out there (if I didn't, I probably wouldn't've done this praxis), so I set off to find it. I knew it was in the Northwest quadrant of Portland, by the river
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and the highway.
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Once there, I was able to find the path I had taken last time
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And soon I had reached my goal
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Everything thing was in place. With all the parts gathered, I just had to

Put Descartes

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Before The Horse


And that, I'm sorry to say, is the end.

- smaller

Call numbers

Call numbers

For finding a book


Biography Section

Biography Section

Where my book awaits.


Books

Books

Books!


Books

Books

Here we are


My Book

My Book

This one looks like a good choice.


Check out

Check out

Taking out my book


NorthWest Portland

NorthWest Portland

Portland - divided into quarters for your convience.


River

River

In the background, one of Portland's many bridges


Highway

Highway

I really like the elevated highways in this area. It's almost enough to make me forgive them for being highways, my eternal foes. Almost.


River

River

This way!


Boardwalk

Boardwalk

By this point I was pretty sure I was on the right track.


Bridge

Bridge

Go under the bridge


Almost There

Almost There

We're close now


My Destination!

My Destination!

What I was looking for


Horsies!

Horsies!

The first time I went there there was only one horse, but this time there was four.


Brown Horse

Brown Horse

When I went up to the fence, all of the horses came over, presumably thinking I was there to feed them or take them out for a ride or something.


Descarte before the horse 1

Descarte before the horse 1

My camera (being a cell phone camera) sucks a lot, so I took a bunch of these pictures since they absolutely had to come out right for the praxis to work.


Descartes Horse 2

Descartes Horse 2


Descartes aprés le cheval

Descartes aprés le cheval

I dunno if that's actual french of just crazy talk.


Descartes + Horse

Descartes + Horse

There they are.


Mounted Patrol Unit

Mounted Patrol Unit

I wonder if this counts for Collaborate With the Police?



36 vote(s)


Terms

votelater, puns, portland, runofthemill, research

24 comment(s)

(no subject) +1
posted by JJason Recognition on December 11th, 2008 8:16 PM

I think this is the only Praxis I've done that I've felt legitimately bad about.

You should've paid more attention. ~Waldo
posted by Waldo Cheerio on December 11th, 2008 8:44 PM

The advice was precisely not to put Descarte before de horse. They knew you'd feel bad about it.

*groan* +1
posted by Lincøln on December 11th, 2008 8:50 PM

I feel bad for you.

The Big Red X -1
posted by SF0 Daemon on December 11th, 2008 10:24 PM

This proof has been flagged by 6 of your fellow players (for the benefit of all, flags are anonymous). As such, it has been automatically disapproved. Most likely, they've posted comments explaining why they're displeased. If you think you may be the victim of a bug, injustice, or a gang of Rubins, hit up the contact page.

(no subject)
posted by JJason Recognition on December 11th, 2008 10:34 PM

Hm... that doesn't seem right.

If you think you may be the victim of [...] injustice [...] +2
posted by Soren THREEdux on December 11th, 2008 11:06 PM

Injustice indeed. This praxis is genuinely lulz-worthy.

EDIT: And just plain old worthy, too. And vote worthy as well! THIS HAS WORTH!

WTF?!?
posted by Lincøln on December 11th, 2008 11:15 PM

Xed? Really? It deserves a groan for sure, but an X? Where was fault to be found here? I mean sure, it's no waist of paper, but it's certainly a legitimate completion.

Strange Goings On
posted by Waldo Cheerio on December 12th, 2008 1:24 AM

Something broke in the code methinks. I only had one point to vote, and somehow it now displays as a five-vote. I call shenanigans. Sean?

(no subject) +4
posted by JJason Recognition on December 12th, 2008 1:31 AM

Man, I knew the pun was bad but I didn't think it was break-the-site bad

(no subject)
posted by zer0gee on December 12th, 2008 4:13 AM

I liked that you went through the maximum amount of work to achieve what was a fairly simple completion.

(no subject) +1
posted by teucer on December 12th, 2008 7:24 AM

I'm in the same boat as Waldo.

Seriously, JJason, your pun is so bad it made the site software groan in agony. Nicely done.

(no subject) +1
posted by Sean Mahan on December 12th, 2008 11:41 AM

Anti-pun sockpuppets, broken vote math... Buh...

UPDATE: I'll get you yet, Mr "itisveryparanoid / Addiedo / Alouette / Redacted / Fontana / scienceguru / 76.195.11.99 (AT&T user)"!

(no subject)
posted by GYØ Ben on December 12th, 2008 4:24 PM

SHENANIGANS

something i've always wondered:
posted by praximity on December 12th, 2008 5:44 PM

can you really summon sean just by typing his name?

(no subject)
posted by JJason Recognition on December 12th, 2008 9:30 PM

Many thanks to Sean for fixing my praxis.

We are not worthy!
posted by Morte on December 12th, 2008 7:04 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

Oh

My

Gods.

Thank you, I think I just broke something.

This should absolutely *not* be flagged! I demand unflagging!

(no subject)
posted by Sola of Mars on December 12th, 2008 8:08 AM

Yep.

(no subject)
posted by rongo rongo on December 12th, 2008 10:50 AM

Yow, that's a bad pun. Good job!

(no subject)
posted by susy derkins on December 12th, 2008 11:24 AM

I join the angry mob that screams "mistake!" and demands unflagging.

(no subject) +1
posted by Mister Opinion on December 12th, 2008 6:31 PM

I endorse this product or service!

(no subject) +1
posted by Ink Tea on December 15th, 2008 8:03 PM

Haw haw. Descartes! I louvre it!

(no subject)
posted by Amoeba Man on December 20th, 2008 4:09 PM

D:

Not cool, Ink Tea.

...

Maybe a little.

Hilarious praxis, JJ.

Holy wow god.
posted by Kaleigh~Marie Fremouw on April 24th, 2009 7:42 AM

Okay, so this is obviously the best thing I think I've ever seen. Bravo, and major props. This took some thinking and some time.

Still delightful
posted by River Rock on June 6th, 2010 6:30 PM

after all these months.