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My choice of updates to include in last Thursday’s round-up of controversial posts turned out to be somewhat, ah…well, you know: Starts at “c” and gets to “l” by way of “ontroversia?” In the interest of shameless click-baiting fairness, here’s a few that didn’t make my initial cut, as well as a couple that escaped my attention altogether. And—what the heck—I’ll arbitrarily format it as a Top 10 list.

#10

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“See how it’s made of all flowery fabrics? Perhaps you need an irony supplement.” — Plush AK-47

#9

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“Worst. Blogger. Evar” — Worst. Costume. Evar.

#8

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“The only time I would find an alligator eating a baby humorous is when an alligator is not ACTUALLY EATING A BABY.” — Bloody Plush Toys

#7

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“What mean-spirited little people have dropped by.” — Light-up sidewalk brick

#6

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“Should include a geotagging function so we can track the artists and arrest them.” — Build a GML tag recorder

#5

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“You lost me at ‘Need Windows.’” — Netduino, a .NET-powered open source electronics platform

#4

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“How about this gets tested on any televisions that happen to be showing MAKE TV?” — TV-B-Gone Hoodie

#3

“You need to decide if you want to be an activist or an entrepreneur.” — My DIY Pedicab Saga

#2

“This is tampering with an aircraft, and you can be arrested for it.” — Prevent airplane seats from reclining

#1

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“Passing the wind.” — Downwind faster than the wind: Blackbird sets a record

Did I miss a particularly good/bad one? Let me know, below!

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. Charlie Foxtrott says:

    Since when did this become a soapbox for, “what I find morally objectionable.”

  2. John Baichtal says:

    Numero tres is busted.

    1. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      Fanks!

  3. vrandy.myopenid.com says:

    The pedicab story had at least two parts, the second is here :
    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/09/my_diy_pedicab_saga_just.html

    A quick Google search shows me that he actually got this thing approved, complete with its corrugated steal tubing and that deadly-looking S-curve. From the photos it looks like he managed to address the city’s concerns just by adding padding!

  4. docpop.myopenid.com says:

    In many ways this list makes more sense than the first one. I think the aircraft seat story had some good conversation behind it. Even though I was annoyed that something like that was posted, in the end it led to some good conversation.

  5. craig says:

    I think Mr.Starkey makes an EXCELLENT George Lucas.