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Today I am going to tell you about a toy, something that can provide endless hours of entertainment for fans of video games and fans of dumb jokes. That toy is called Death Generator (www.deathgenerator.com).
The generator, developed by Foone Turing, is a pretty simple device. It takes screenshots from old video games and lets users add their own text. It’s an incredibly complicated way to have a lot of stupid fun, with games being added at a near-constant basis. In some cases, such as Pilotwings, it has freedoms you don’t expect, like the ability to mix and match facial features for characters.
It’s a great way to make dumb jokes, whether you’re trying to reference the games on the site or just making a dumb joke in general. It’s just a really versatile toy, entirely devoted to making these silly jokes.
Plus, it’s also fun to see the absurd amount of work that goes into the toy, which you can by following Foone on twitter at www.twitter.com/foone. They pour a lot of effort into making this thing, doing a ton of work into getting the fonts right, the backgrounds right, and making the entire thing look like how people remember it, all to make their favorite silly jokes with the toy.
Plus, if you keep following them, you can learn all sorts of esoteric trivia about old computers, learning about laptops that integrate printers or tech pioneers who were not quite how you expected to be. You also get plenty of jokes and grousing about the frustrations of ADHD.
The combination of one of the best Twitter account going and the delightfully silly toy that Death Generator represents, I can’t help but think Foone is the best thing on the internet at the moment.
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