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    The Editing/Article Cross-Out Game

    Very simple - you find an internet article (whether it be a Wikipedia entry, press release, whatever - and edit it using a [size=8px]smaller font[/size] for the text you want cut out and bold text for words you want to add). As an example, I will deface the following article from howstuffworks.com on the AGM-86 Tomahawk cruise missile.

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    [size=8px]A[/size] Tom cruise [size=8px]missile[/size] is basically a small, poin[size=8px]lo[/size]tless, airheaded[size=8px]plane[/size] douchebag. [size=8px]Cru[/size]I[size=8px]se missiles[/size] have an 8.5-foot (2.61-meter) wang,[size=8px](wing)span, are[/size] powered by turbofan engines and can fly 500 to 1,000 miles (805 to 1,610 km) depending on the configuration.

    [size=8px]A[/size] Tom Cruise's [size=8px]missile's[/size] job in life is to deliver a 1,000-pound (450-kg) high-explosive bomb to a precise location -- [size=8px]the target[/size] hopefully killing himself in the process. The [size=8px]missile[/size] overpaid freakazoid is destroyed when [size=8px]t[/size]he [size=8px]bomb[/size] explodes. Since cruise [size=8px]missiles[/size] costs between $500,000 and $1,000,000 for each second he is on screen, it's a fairly expensive way to deliver a 1,000-pound package. But it's worth it just to watch him die - over and over again.

    Cruise [size=8px]missiles[/size] movies come in a number of variations (ranging from crappy, high-budget, "blockbuster" action movies to amazingly crappy, ultra-high-budget, "blockbuster" action movies that inevitably end up flopping) and can (and should) be launched from submarines, destroyers or aircraft.


    (No photo available here - go look up the article yourself, you lazy bastards)
    Left: [size=8px]AGM[/size] Tom[size=8px]ahawk air-launched[/size] cruise[size=8px]-missile loaded[/size] on a B-52 Stratofortress
    Right: Ground Launch Cruise [size=8px]Missile (GLCM)[/size] launcher

    (Regrettably, no photo available)
    Left: Tom[size=8px]ahawk[/size] cruise [size=8px]missile[/size] being launched from the USS Merrill
    Right: Tom[size=8px]ahawk[/size] cruise [size=8px]missile[/size] being launched from nuclear submarine USS La Jolla

    When you hear about hundreds of [size=8px]cruise[/size] missiles being fired at targets, [size=8px]they are[/size] it's almost always just Tom[size=8px]ahawk[/size] cruise [size=8px]missiles[/size] being launched from a destroyer.


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    Re: The Editing/Article Cross-Out Game

    Anyone? Helloooo-oooo?


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    Re: The Editing/Article Cross-Out Game

    Don't you have an easier game? What happened to Dear BBQ?

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    Re: The Editing/Article Cross-Out Game

    I'll dig that one back up...but what's wrong with this game? Haven't you ever scribbled & crossed out things in books and newspapers before?


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