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    OT: My favorite diversion of the week.

    No, not watching clips of Janet Jackson's boob flash. I was talking about this nice link;

    http://home.tele2.fr/kcv/pinguin.swf

    See how far you can hit the penguin. My personal best after about 30 swings is 322.90. That may seem like a long way, but it's not all that unrealistic once you get the hang of it.

    Enjoy,

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    Thumbs up Best score I got:

    314.7 feet.

    (Oh, wait, nevermind, 319.5 feet! I rule!!)

    Poor penguins. ; P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    No, not watching clips of Janet Jackson's boob flash. I was talking about this nice link;

    http://home.tele2.fr/kcv/pinguin.swf

    See how far you can hit the penguin. My personal best after about 30 swings is 322.90. That may seem like a long way, but it's not all that unrealistic once you get the hang of it.

    Enjoy,

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    My Penguins keep landing on their heads.

    I guess I must swing like a girl.

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    Like similar stuff I've seen in the past, completely dumb but incredibly addictive if you catch in in the right (or wrong) mood. My tops was 320.3.

    I don't like others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tentoze
    588.70
    I figgered out that the trick is to NOT hit pop-ups that cause pengy to stick head-first in the snow like an arrow. If you hit line drives, he'll skid for a long way.

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    317.something. Yeah, I kept burying their heads in the snow, too, most of those were around 200. The shortest was like 50 ft.
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    323.5

    How the hell you get 588? That's nearly double most people's best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    323.5

    How the hell you get 588? That's nearly double most people's best.
    Got put on that game yesterday from another forum where the poster's best was 613. Like I said, the key is line drives to get the peng to skid. I haven't hit a pop-up longer than about 480. To time it right, I get struck out a lot, but when ya connect right, the peng will go like a straight shot in the air past the last sign, then bounce and skid for up to another 200-250. I spent 2 or 3 minutes at it 2nite, but didn't get any further than 503, and most a lot less, on average.
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    just can't get any backspin on that penguin.

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    I couldn't get past 317.5, I think I had bad snow or something.

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    503??? Come on now! How the heck did you do that?

    Quote Originally Posted by tentoze
    Got put on that game yesterday from another forum where the poster's best was 613. Like I said, the key is line drives to get the peng to skid. I haven't hit a pop-up longer than about 480. To time it right, I get struck out a lot, but when ya connect right, the peng will go like a straight shot in the air past the last sign, then bounce and skid for up to another 200-250. I spent 2 or 3 minutes at it 2nite, but didn't get any further than 503, and most a lot less, on average.
    I'm not saying I don't believe you, I just don't. I mean, all you do it click your mouse so the penguin jumps, then click it again to swing the bat. I've probably hit that sucker a few hundred times so far and have never gotten past the 322.90 mark that I mentioned, and most are in the 200-300 range. If you hit it too high, it just plugs in the ground. Hit it to straight and it skids to a quick stop. Is there something I'm missing here? I can't imagine 400 much less 500 or 600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    I'm not saying I don't believe you, I just don't. I mean, all you do it click your mouse so the penguin jumps, then click it again to swing the bat. I've probably hit that sucker a few hundred times so far and have never gotten past the 322.90 mark that I mentioned, and most are in the 200-300 range. If you hit it too high, it just plugs in the ground. Hit it to straight and it skids to a quick stop. Is there something I'm missing here? I can't imagine 400 much less 500 or 600.

    A bewildered Swish.
    It's all in the wrist, Swish, all in the wrist.........

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    Makes me wonder how you got such a strong wrist .

    Quote Originally Posted by tentoze
    It's all in the wrist, Swish, all in the wrist.........

    Doh!
    Last edited by Swish; 02-05-2004 at 04:27 AM.
    I call my bathroom Jim instead of John so I can tell people that I go to the Jim first thing every morning.

    If you say the word 'gullible' very slowly it sounds just like oranges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish


    Doh!
    Hehehe- I actually found out the discrepancy, and do hereby apologize to all the heavy hitting yetis here at RR. This link http://meph.eu.org/ is the one I've been playing, not the link you posted. Now, I mistakenly assumed that the thing was scattered all over the web, which it is (I've found at least 3 other url's running it) and that it would be the same thing- I was wrong. The one I was playing has obviously been juiced up. On yr link, I got a 320 best.

    I'll go put on my hair shirt and do some heavy penance.

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    Talking And I was about to call you a big POS liar!

    Quote Originally Posted by tentoze
    Hehehe- I actually found out the discrepancy, and do hereby apologize to all the heavy hitting yetis here at RR. This link http://meph.eu.org/ is the one I've been playing, not the link you posted. Now, I mistakenly assumed that the thing was scattered all over the web, which it is (I've found at least 3 other url's running it) and that it would be the same thing- I was wrong. The one I was playing has obviously been juiced up. On yr link, I got a 320 best.

    I'll go put on my hair shirt and do some heavy penance.

    Dude, thanks for that bit of information. I was making myself nutz trying to figure out how anyone could possibly do so much better. I went to your link and was able to get 553 after a few swings.

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    Huge difference between the two......

    ...on the hyped up one I got 566.9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson
    ...on the hyped up one I got 566.9!
    CRAP.

    459 ON THE FIRST SWING.

    HERE I WAS ALL DAY SMACKING THAT DAMN PENGUIN NO FURTHER THAN 320.

    THANKS.

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    I spent way too much time with this last night & ended up with a high of 323, which I think was a little higher than what I'd had earlier in the day-320, I think. Tried the new link & managed 593. There is something to putting a little 'english' into the swing. Granted, there's not all that much you can do with a mouse, as it's not a joystick, but you can hold down the button while the penguin is jumping & release it at various points & get various results. The key to getting the line drives instead of the pop-ups is of course not to swing too soon. Clicking a little differently than you normally would is helpful.

    I don't like others.

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    Alright Swish & tentoze, you guys owe me 20 minutes of my life back!

    I must have reached the upper limits on both versions because I got 323.5 and 593.5 about ten times each.

    NP: Enon - High Society (whatta great fvcking album )

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    Sheesh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh
    I must have reached the upper limits on both versions because I got 323.5 and 593.5 about ten times each.

    NP: Enon - High Society (whatta great fvcking album )
    What a board, nothin but a bunch of guys standing around all day smacking their penguins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh
    I must have reached the upper limits on both versions because I got 323.5 and 593.5 about ten times each.

    NP: Enon - High Society (whatta great fvcking album )
    Ya were probably close there, Slosh. Take 30 on me.
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    hehehe

    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson
    What a board, nothin but a bunch of guys standing around all day smacking their penguins.
    Well, I'd rather smack my penguin than talk about prog. Prog makes all other human endeavors appear to be interesting

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    Maybe the other one is metric.
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