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Tijs
08-18-2008, 06:56 PM
Ok, so it's almost 3AM here and I'm rendering some video projects. Meaning: I have a lot of time to wait and surf the internet. While going through some Wikipedia pages I thought to myself: "How many clicks away from the Offspring's wiki am I?". And a game was born.

So the game is:
- Go to this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
- Find the Offspring's wiki page, you may only click links in the article.
- You may not click countries or years.
- Post here how you got there.

My first try:
- Start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Bentley
- I clicked the number "2000 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000)".
- I clicked "The Four Seasons" all the way at the bottom.
- I clicked "rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_music)" at the top of the page.
- And there was the Offspring mentioned under "Pop Punk"

Now you.

edit: Ok this game gets boring really fast.

jacknife737
08-18-2008, 07:15 PM
Started off with Jenney Grist Mill ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenney_Grist_Mill)

Plymouth Massachusetts ( "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth,_Massachusetts ")

United States ( "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States#Popular_media)

Music of the United States States ("http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_the_United_States#Rock.2C_metal_and_punk)

Joesf Fritzl, truly the greatest Australian of the decade (" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritzl_case)

Ryder1234
08-18-2008, 07:27 PM
I'm gonna try and get to them from 9/11, without clicking on years
(woah, clicking on wiki, the featured article is Flea from RHCP, one of my top bands. That's kinda cool)

start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11
click "Mass murder" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_murder)
click "going postal" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_postal)
click "United States" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States)
click "rock n roll" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_and_roll)
click "electric guitar" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_guitar)
click "Ibanez JEM" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibanez_Jem)
click "Ibanez" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibanez)
click "Noodles" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Wasserman)
click "The Offspring" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring)

OMG i actually did it :eek: I knew they were associated with it somehow :rolleyes:.

Tijs
08-18-2008, 07:32 PM
Yeah maybe that should be a rule too then: Don't click on years.

RonWelty
08-18-2008, 07:52 PM
sorry Tijs, but this is, maybe, your worst thread EVER...

Jojan
08-18-2008, 08:03 PM
Random page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grow_Season

Category:2007 albums
Category:2008 albums
Go to R
Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
The Offspring


Random page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magwe,_Burma

Magway Division
Chili pepper
United States
Music of the United States
Punk rock
The Offspring


Random page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWZN

Progressive rock
Punk rock
The Offspring


Random page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaltern

Military
United States Military Academy
United States
Music of the United States
Punk rock
The Offspring

Tijs
08-18-2008, 09:43 PM
sorry Tijs, but this is, maybe, your worst thread EVER...Quite possibly, yeah...

5.45AM now. I should be getting to bed now. I could think of another game...

Ryder1234
08-18-2008, 09:45 PM
Doing Jojan's version, I had to give up after 333 clicks. Then I found out that thread was now closed, so I'm posting it here.

SK8rocka
08-19-2008, 01:01 AM
WWHaoa this game is cool.
Freaky thought i went to world war 1 and clicked Genocide and then genocide came onto my playlist on my ipod. Wierd huh?.

Ok...lets get started

1.world war 1

2.united states

3.popular culture

4.rock n roll

5.electric guitars

6.Guitar manufacturing companies

7.Ibanez (HELL YES)

8.NDM2 - Noodles Signature guitar

9.Noodles (almost there)

10.The Offspring


Oh and good news, i looked in the New Guitars for 2008 section and the ndm1is gonna be back on the market.YYEESS!!!!!!!!

Ryder1234
08-19-2008, 01:22 AM
NDM1? On the market?
Oh fuck yes. Time to start saving.

Tijs
08-19-2008, 04:20 AM
Doing Jojan's version, I had to give up after 333 clicks. Then I found out that thread was now closed, so I'm posting it here.

Oh shit, that very well might've been my mistake. It's open now.

holland25
08-19-2008, 07:09 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaţa_de_Jos
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Americans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States (hooray!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_the_United_States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_the_United_States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock

Punk revival:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

Tonza
08-19-2008, 09:18 AM
wow, nice game :D
I like wikipedia-surfing

My route went like this:
Pendergrass, Georgia
United States
American popular music
Pop Punk
The Offspring

Splinter[PI]
08-19-2008, 09:32 AM
Start: Sami Shah.
Pakistan.
Folk Music
Rock And Roll
Electric Guitars
Ibanez
Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman
finally, The Offspring.

wow. never tought the offspring were related to pakistan.

Amiralanal
08-19-2008, 10:59 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Lee_Hartman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Hartman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_musicians
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:American_musicians&from=Clayton
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:American_musicians&from=Gilbert%2C+Jeffrey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Hetson
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

Jojan
08-19-2008, 11:19 AM
Without numbers.
Random page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Victoria_Cross_recipients_by_name_-_C

Victoria Cross
United Kingdom
Punk rock
The Offspring

Stylie
08-19-2008, 01:12 PM
Seriously, I'm too lazy to do this now. :P

Tijs
08-19-2008, 03:26 PM
Without clicking years or countries:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Ortiz
- Composer
- Record label
- Sony Music
- Columbia Records
- Columbia Records artists
- The Offspring

lost_nvrfound
08-19-2008, 03:54 PM
here we go:

-Web Operations
-performance management
-set
-relationship (mathematics)
-relation algebra
-charles peirce
-cambridge, massachusettes
-google
-the dalles, oregon
-us census bureau
-Los Angeles
-recorded music
-musicians
-guitarist
-electric guitars
-music
-rock music
-punk rock
-the offspring


geeze! I kept thinking "now i'm headed in the right direction" and BAM! nowhere close! under electric guitars, all that was mentioned was fender and les paul

Tijs
08-19-2008, 04:16 PM
I started where lost_nvrfound started, to see how many clicks it'd take me:

-Web Operations
-Adobe Flash
-MP3
-Napster
-Rancid
-The Offspring

I'm goooood and surprised that Offspring wasn't mentioned in the Napster article.

lost_nvrfound
08-19-2008, 08:03 PM
I started where lost_nvrfound started, to see how many clicks it'd take me:

-Web Operations
-Adobe Flash
-MP3
-Napster
-Rancid
-The Offspring

I'm goooood and surprised that Offspring wasn't mentioned in the Napster article.
hmm... i considered clicking it when i came across it, but i thought whatever I clicked on instead would have gotten me there... I'm not too good at finding things... But at least we now know that web operations are connected to the offspring... in more ways than one!... (thats the optimist in me)...

Marco
08-19-2008, 11:57 PM
random : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_Chords
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_album
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_ensemble
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Stripes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_alternative_rock_music_groups
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

lost_nvrfound
08-20-2008, 02:34 PM
okay, this time i did much better:

-Chris Hani
-Dave Matthews Band
-Dave Matthews
-Lead Vocalist
-The Offspring (was listed beside Dexter Holland)

Tijs
08-20-2008, 06:11 PM
Another go:

- Romsey Examiner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romsey_Examiner)
- Melbourne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne)
- Popular Culture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_culture)
- Music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music)
- Punk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock)
- The Offspring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring)

Apathy
08-20-2008, 06:35 PM
- Shinoda Toko
- Edit Page: enter "The Offspring"
- The Offspring

I may have cheated.

WebDudette
08-20-2008, 06:57 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine,_Marathon_County,_Wisconsin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_County,_California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

Ryder1234
08-20-2008, 07:09 PM
under electric guitars, all that was mentioned was fender and les paul

No, somewhere down near the bottom, there's a link for the Ibanez JEM. It's what I clicked.

lost_nvrfound
08-20-2008, 07:33 PM
ok... now i see ibanez mentioned in there

Jojan
08-21-2008, 08:31 AM
Start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khoy_County

Iran
United States
Music of the United States
Punk rock
The Offspring


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preliminary_injunction

United States
Music of the United States
Punk rock
The Offspring

lost_nvrfound
08-21-2008, 08:25 PM
Start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khoy_County

Iran
United States
Music of the United States
Punk rock
The Offspring


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preliminary_injunction

United States
Music of the United States
Punk rock
The Offspring


you are not supposed to click on countries. that made it too easy.

Jojan
01-03-2009, 04:04 PM
1. Ernie Kent
2. Rockford, Illinois
3. United States
4. Music of the United States
5. Punk rock
6. The Offspring

disclaimer_07
01-03-2009, 04:53 PM
1. The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Strange_Idols_Pattern_and_Other_Short_Stories)
2. Alternative rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_rock)
3. Punk rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock)
4. The Offspring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring)

Alex101
01-03-2009, 09:10 PM
Started at: Metal Blade Records (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Blade_Records)

Then Record label (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_label), then List of record labels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_record_labels), then List of record labels: A-H (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_record_labels:_A-H), then Epitaph Records (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epitaph_Records), and then finally... The Offspring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring)!

Marco
01-04-2009, 04:11 AM
Jason Rodgers. NO fucking links. I'll try with another one:

Bexhill Railway Station
Brighton Railway Station
Brighton
Night-life and popular music of Brighton and Hove
Popular Music
List Of Popular Music Performers
List Of Pop Punk Bands

then back to List Of Popular Music Performers because the Offspring weren't there :confused:

List Of Alternative Rock Artists
The Offspring. That was weird.

holland25
01-04-2009, 04:57 AM
1. Acquasparta
2. Italy
3. Multinational force in Iraq
4. United States
5. Music of the United States
6. American popular music
7. Green Day
8. The Offspring.

Oxygene
01-04-2009, 07:33 AM
I gave it a few whilrs.. although you get caught in patterns I think too much, otherwise it would be excruciating :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Spider-Man_3:_Invasion_of_the_Spider-Slayers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man_(2000_video_game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hawk%27s_Pro_Skater
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vandals
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borova
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternative_rock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_Allan_Pelton
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Grove,_California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_library_system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_family
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Redwoods_State_Parkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Grove,_California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoshina_Masatoshi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samurai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_rock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring

Jojan
11-11-2009, 11:13 AM
Helophilus affinis
Europe
United States
Punk rock
The Offspring

Ryder1234
11-11-2009, 11:53 AM
Antoni Gościński
World War II
Western Europe
Classical Music
Song
Popular Music
Musical Genre
Rock And Roll
Punk Rock
The Offspring

Berzerker92
11-11-2009, 10:52 PM
James Joseph Patterson
united states
Music In the united states
music of California
Punk rock in California
the offspring.
Total clicks on links 5

holland25
11-12-2009, 02:22 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_Township,_Lawrence_County,_Pennsylvania
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Census_Bureau
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown,_Los_Angeles,_California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Places_in_California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_County,_California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Grove,_California
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Offspring