June 26, 2011

"List of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition monsters."

#1 on the list of 100 Longest Entries on Wikipedia — a hilarious list that had me asking Who the hell is Larry Norman? and Fanny Crosby? And why all the fuss about Italian moths? And euphorbia?

(Via Instapundit.)

27 comments:

edutcher said...

Ribbentrop has a longer entry than Der Fuhrer?

Say it ain't so!

(do they mention his fling with the Duchess of Windsor?)

PS Fanny Crosby wrote Protestant hymns.

But should have worn Foster Grants.

Paddy O said...

Not much into Christian hymnody old or modern, eh?

Larry Norman, I know without clicking the link, is the guy who helped start contemporary Christian music. I think you'd like him. Total hippy guy.

Paddy O said...

You, a Constitution and Religion professor!

James said...

Who the hell is Larry Norman? and Fanny Crosby?

Obviously unchurched.

SteveR said...

Fanny Crosby was a remarkable person

edutcher said...

James said...

Who the hell is Larry Norman? and Fanny Crosby?

Obviously unchurched.


Maybe she's Catholic.

Or Jewish.
(Cedar would love that)

Or Buddhist.
(y'know, Maharishi and all that... (or is that Hindu?))

Synova said...

Euphorbia is spurge, isn't it? Ha! I'm right.

Mary Beth said...

#4 bothered me because they used the image of PBS for the entry listing public access stations. Not the same thing.

ET1492 said...

"You got gonorrhea on Valentine's Day." -- Larry Norman

Why Don't You Look into Jesus

That song is awesome. It would fit on a Dr. John album.

Jose_K said...

do they mention his fling with the Duchess of Windsor
Yes

Expat(ish) said...

My son has contributed to that D&D entry on wikipedia.

Very big deal in his crowd.

And, yes, he is just figuring out that girls really do exist, so I figure the dice will pass down to the younger brother shortly.

-XC

The Drill SGT said...

ADD 2ed was the last best version :)

The Monster Manual is a tome of epic proportions and might be critical to your survival when SHTF. What if you came up against a wight?

ironrailsironweights said...

And here's the shortest Wikipedia entry: the list of Dungeons and Dragons players who have ever had sex.

Peter

windbag said...

Am I strange if I know who Larry Norman and Fanny Crosby are without the aid of Google?

Rick67 said...

A few years ago we were setting up the main sanctuary for a concert that evening. I mentioned to the youth minister (with whom I serve) "my best friend told me Larry Norman died today".

He said "who's Larry Norman?"

Whereupon members of the group who were performing that evening responded with incredulity, "You don't know who Larry Norman is?!? He's the father of Christian rock!"

Recently preached a whole sermon that riffs on a Larry Norman lyric "and he will roll away your stone". Got majorly good feedback on that one.

My point being that even a 30 year old Baptist youth minister didn't know who Larry Norman is. But he jolly well should have.

Erik said...

Larry Norman. Wow. I haven't heard that name since attending church youth group in high school. Gah.

Roy Lofquist said...

World of Warcraft has dominated the online gaming industry for a number of years. It is based on D&D. It has 10 million subscribers at $15 a month. That's $150 million a month. You talk about your all time gross revenues for entertainment products!

caplight said...

Fanny Crosby-her songs and hymns written in the second half of the 19th century are still being sung in evangelical protestant churches today. A remarkable woman, a great Christian and an amazing talent. She holds a place in my heart and in my family's life.

ironrailsironweights said...

World of Warcraft has dominated the online gaming industry for a number of years. It is based on D&D. It has 10 million subscribers at $15 a month.

They can afford to pay the $15 a month because they sure aren't spending any money on condoms.

Peter

Kirk Parker said...

windbag,

No.

Revenant said...

ADD 2ed was the last best version :)

Bah! First edition or not at all!

JAL said...

Haha.

Can't believe I know Larry Norman and Fanny Crosby and the Professor doesn't.

But then, I can see how you missed Larry Norman. Outside your experience at that time of your life. But worte some cool songs and very innovastive at the time.

But not knowing Fanny ("Blessed Assurance" and 7,999+ others)Crosby -- that surprised me given that you know some things about Christianity that many of the more liberal flavor have missed.

I note several others have chided you gently ;-)

And yes, Fanny Crosby was a remarkable person.

Have to check the list and see who else is on it.

mythusmage said...

Bah! First edition or not at all!

Mythus was what D&D could've been.

(So I'm egging him on. :) )

Drew said...

Larry Norman's entry has 641 footnote citations!

Wow!

Methadras said...

The Drill SGT said...

ADD 2ed was the last best version :)

The Monster Manual is a tome of epic proportions and might be critical to your survival when SHTF. What if you came up against a wight?


We never got into the 2nd edition. Even though I own all the books from every edition. The group I play with still fondly uses the 1st edition books. When you know the secret to killing trolls in the 1st edition Monster Manual, you can use it to fight off anything. KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!

Methadras said...

Revenant said...

ADD 2ed was the last best version :)

Bah! First edition or not at all!


Here!!! Here!!!

Alan said...

A Bradley attacks your Prosser - roll a D20 to counter!