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Mystery of the Pointy S


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#16    MistyW

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

I think it's just a little symbol that happens to get spread around, like Kilroy. And they can get addicting to draw sometimes.


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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

 _Only, on 19 November 2012 - 12:41 AM, said:

I was thinking the same thing about another early '90's thing. All us kids across the U.S. had our NES. And we all passed along the wisdom to each other that blowing in the cartridge would somehow get the game to work. I would visit cousins and friends, and be surprised that they knew the same technique.
yes it was common knowledge here too that when your connection was crappy you blew into the end of the cartridge. always worked

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:35 PM

 JGirl, on 20 November 2012 - 02:04 AM, said:

yes it was common knowledge here too that when your connection was crappy you blew into the end of the cartridge. always worked
And that has been shown to be an urban myth.  It turns out that the connection wasn't great between the cartridge and console wasn't great so simply removing and reattaching the cartridge sometimes would make a better connection.  Blowing into the cartridge actually made no difference.  It was the act of removing and reattaching the cartridge that worked.

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

 Archimedes, on 20 November 2012 - 05:35 PM, said:

And that has been shown to be an urban myth.  It turns out that the connection wasn't great between the cartridge and console wasn't great so simply removing and reattaching the cartridge sometimes would make a better connection.  Blowing into the cartridge actually made no difference.  It was the act of removing and reattaching the cartridge that worked.
yikes you have crushed my delusion omg!!


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:44 AM

I had found the real solution to getting the games to run, which was to insert the game in partially, and push it down with the force of a thousand Suns into the NES, waiting to hear a magic snap sound that would tell me I did it correctly. This I'm sure made the cartridge to system connection degrade immensely, but nevertheless, it got my Bart vs. The World playable. And that's all that mattered.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

I use to draw these all the time in high school I had a whole notebook full of graffiti stuff I drew and colored ( usually during math class )

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:13 PM

 R4z3rsPar4d0x, on 21 November 2012 - 07:05 PM, said:

I use to draw these all the time in high school I had a whole notebook full of graffiti stuff I drew and colored ( usually during math class )

But Why?  Why did you draw them?  What does it or what did it symbolize to you?  And who taught it to you?

That is the mystery!!!!


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

Me and my friends used to "do graffiti" in school and this was shown to us by a "cooler" kid. At the time we thought it was the best piece of lettering in the known universe.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

I always assumed it was the Suzuki symbol.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:26 AM

 tapirmusic, on 20 November 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:

But what exactly are the origins?  Researching this online, it seems like it is found on every continent in the world, always somewhere in middle-school or early high-school.  A few people claim to have seen these as far back as the 1950's.  It's kind of weird that so many different people in different times and places all seem to doodle the same thing with no knowledge of what is is or represents....

Is there a mystery here?  Or am I just looking too far into it?

It just means the Dutch railroads and trains are great:

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

 Abramelin, on 30 November 2012 - 05:26 AM, said:

It just means the Dutch railroads and trains are great:

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

I used to draw this too.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

 tapirmusic, on 23 November 2012 - 07:13 PM, said:

But Why?  Why did you draw them?  What does it or what did it symbolize to you?  And who taught it to you?

That is the mystery!!!!
I cant remember who taught it to me, I think one of my cousins.  It didnt mean anything to me I just loved to draw and I would spell out words with it.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:19 AM

Oh that's easy. At my middle school we use it to represent the MSU football team. Everybody uses it XD, not sure what it means elsewhere, but that's how I've always known it.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

My local skate store still carries stussy stuff. It's basically high end skate/surf wear. £50 for a hat, £100 for a hoodie that kind of ball park but I've never been that S on any of their gear. We drew it at school too. We always tried to design graffiti tags with an S in them so we could use it.

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