Via MKB's linkblog, I learn of a collection of jokes for gamers in the the form of motivational posters. Most of them aren't terribly good, and precious few of them really make sense as “motivational” posters (or even as de-motivational posters).
Still, they got under my skin. The medium turns out to be kind of interesting. A motivational poster has just three elements: image, title, and subtitle. Within this very tight space, you have to create a juxtaposition that is more than the sum of its very limited parts. A peculiar sort of rhythm emerges, as with other miniature formats like haiku or four-panel newspaper cartoons.
More importantly, though, I happened to see this when I was in just the right state for some very lazy entertainment, so for your convenience I can offer you links to my favourites. A few of them are even funny for folks who aren't geek gamers.
- Curiousity —also funny for movie lovers!
- Nuke and Lightsaber —not really a game jokes, but still geeky delights!
- Star Fleet Battles
- Geek cred —also funny for programmers!
- D&D movie
- Wizard —also funny for real occultists!
- Artwork —also funny for pornographers!
- Stephen Colbert
But my favourites of all, I think, were the surprisingly witty posters for the old D&D alignments.
|lawful good||neutral good||chaotic good|
|lawful neutral||true neutral||chaotic neutral (!)|
|lawful evil||neutral evil||chaotic evil|
Oh, and one more for everyone: Snakes on a Plane!