In The Rubber Chicken’s Burning Question series, we have successfully solved some of life’s greatest mysteries by asking every celebrity or inappropriate party we could find. What is The Grimace? What do the birds and the bees do? How do you get to Sesame Street? Why does the sun shine? (The answers, in order: 1. Cloned Mutant Beetroot / 2. They Make Toast / 3. A Global Network of Mario-Style Warp Pipes / 4. It’s Complicated.)
Isn’t it about time we applied this research technique to the Greater Good? What if, instead of drawing upon pop-culture or lightweight philosophy, we turned to cold, hard science?
In my daily search for risqué Last Starfighter fan fiction, I accidentally stumbled upon an astronomy blog and learned a startling fact:
90% of the universe’s mass remains unaccounted for.
Today, we pitch the following question to our guests:
Where is the universe’s missing mass?
Well, Television’s Michelle Rodriguez?
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This edition is dedicated to The Other Guy From “Wham!“
Still doing a wonderful job of not being George Michael.
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In the early 21st century, the letters page of videogame developer Rare Ltd festered into a bizarre online culture. Rareware.com mascot “Mr. Pants” became the face of this great social movement (an unfortuante side-effect of which being this very website).
But this badly-drawn survey man inspired far better things than the occasional dubious animated GIF. Loyal fan Chris Allcock crafted a fiercely addictive series of games, singlehandedly rejuvenating the fledgling stick-man-dodging-falling-items-to-stolen-music genre. He now works at Rare himself, so clearly he did something right.
The Rubber Chicken is delighted to host these two national treasures for you, the bright-eyed hopefuls of tomorrow. Enjoy.
Mr. Pants 2000
Mr. Pants 2001
Both games are freeware, and may only be distributed with the author’s permission. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them on this page and we’ll gladly relay them to Chris. Will he reply? No idea!
View ThatChickenSite.com’s full Mr. Pants archive.
If you enjoyed the Mister Pants games, why not try The Rubber Chicken Podcast? It has many things in common, chiefly the letters R, O, P, N, T, A and S.