[PLUG-TALK] Firefox 3 easter egg

Aaron ke7ezt at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 17:33:17 PDT 2008


Wasn't "klaatu barada nikto" the line that Bruce Campbell had to say to not
awaken the forces of evil in Army of Darkness?

A

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On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 16:57, John Jason Jordan <johnxj at comcast.net> wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 16:03:33 -0700 (PDT)
> Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com> dijo:
>
> > On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, Alan wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, 2008-06-19 at 15:48 -0700, Paul Heinlein wrote:
> > >> On Thu, 19 Jun 2008, Alan wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> Type "about:robots" into the url on Firefox 3.
> > >>
> > >> The page title is "Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!"
> > >>
> > >> Is that meant to be jibberish, or is there some l33t reference I'm
> > >> not getting?
> > >
> > > Watch "The Day the Earth Stood Still".  Classic Science Fiction
> > > movie from the 1950s.  (And one of the few good ones from that era.)
> > > It is a line from the film.
>
> Sadly, the story is full of so many holes that no one found it
> worthwhile, even at the time.
>
> First, the dude from the saucer comes from a gazillion parsecs out in
> the universe, yet his appearance is totally human. Analogs do occur in
> evolution, but that is just not possible.
>
> Second, the line "gort! klaatu barada nikto," as pronounced by the
> space dude, uses 100% American English phonemes. Explain how that
> happened.
>
> And I could go on for pages.
>
> Cool special effects though, at least considering the eopch.
>
> And totally cool easter egg.
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