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Anders 07-26-2013 05:14 AM

Re: Real-Life Weirdness
 
feral feline gang attacks woman in France

Do you hear the felines sing
singing the song of angry cats
it is the music of a species
who are tired of hunting rats

Flyndaran 07-26-2013 12:04 PM

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Unprovoked... sure... in the woods where no one else can confirm her unheard of story. I've met some insane cats, but never a gang of them.

Anaraxes 07-26-2013 03:54 PM

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Everybody loves to hate Monsanto, so you'll have no trouble selling this as your adventure seed (so to speak):

Quote:

Almost 80 teenagers were expected to be sent home from an eastern Illinois hospital Thursday after being accidentally sprayed with fungicide from a crop-dusting plane as they worked in a corn field, officials said.

The teenagers were detasseling corn when the chemical drifted over them from a plane that was crop-dusting an adjacent field, said Tom Helscher, a spokesman for Monsanto, the St. Louis-based company using the field to produce seed corn.

It wasn't immediately clear what the chemical was or who flew the plane.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/25...ll-corn-field/
Gene-engineered teen mutants from the heartland of America. Clark Kent the X-man.

Or perhaps it's megacorp skullduggery, a rival company hiring the mystery plane to destroy their rival's newest breakthrough. Could be the world's first Green Acres/cyberpunk crossover. Those streetwise Chiba City lowlifes are strangers in a strange land.

Flyndaran 07-26-2013 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Anaraxes (Post 1619322)
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Gene-engineered teen mutants from the heartland of America. Clark Kent the X-man.

Or perhaps it's megacorp skullduggery, a rival company hiring the mystery plane to destroy their rival's newest breakthrough. Could be the world's first Green Acres/cyberpunk crossover. Those streetwise Chiba City lowlifes are strangers in a strange land.

X men / Green Acres. That must be why the smartest citizen of that town was the pig.

William 07-27-2013 11:53 AM

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Stealing every Porsche in the world

Not exactly "weird," but certainly rare and game-hook-worthy:

A scientist has cracked the key codes for a number of high end luxury cars, including Porsches and Bentleys.

Possession of his algorithm would permit a criminal to start and unlock one of these cars. The equipment needed is specialized, but if you're aiming at a haul of dozens or more luxury cars, the investment is trivial for a criminal gang.

So what we have here is a scientist with potential illicit access to a mind-boggling quantity of expensive stealable, tradeable goods, and probably a decaying window of opportunity for high-tech thieves to seize the lockpick and make use of it as owners of the goods gradually update their security systems. The game could be caper (steal the algorithm from his home or office computer without him knowing; if he has it password protected, you may need to social-engineer something), or bodyguard or witness-protection (it's easy to imagine a more straightforward bunch simply roughing him up to get the data).

Change the target from luxury cars to military bases or alien conspiracies to suit flavor of game.

vicky_molokh 08-02-2013 04:01 AM

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Russian with a stool and a knife stopped the criminals who beat up several police officers in front of the military. Sounds like one of those stories about a 250-point PC solving a dubious made-up situation with almost bare hands, and which is then called out as being too cinematic / over-the-top.

dcarson 08-02-2013 03:59 PM

Re: Real-Life Weirdness
 
Bear steals dumpster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2xTHvkK250 . Not rummages through it, stands up and wheels the whole thing away. I agree with it's taste, Edelweiss is a good german restaurant, we eat there most times we go out to Colorado Springs to visit family.

vicky_molokh 08-05-2013 03:48 AM

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A an elevator in a certain house of Kyiv's bad neighbourhood stops on a level that got pulled into the dreamworld.

(Zoom in to get a clear view, then scroll down to see all of it.)

RevBob 08-05-2013 05:08 AM

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Perhaps frighteningly, that seems vaguely familiar somehow...

vicky_molokh 08-05-2013 05:54 AM

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Originally Posted by RevBob (Post 1623925)
Perhaps frighteningly, that seems vaguely familiar somehow...

KULT? Max Schreck's Gomorrah?


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