Duke Nukem Forever Metalist

Now that the Duke Nukem Forever project is dead (until it’s sold off and picked up by someone else), there’s a lot of renewed interest in the hilarious list of things that took less time than the Duke Nukem Forever development process.  It lists things such as the Beatles’ entire music career and World War II plus the Manhattan Project.

What struck me was that the list itself has been around a long time.  I was laughing at it years ago, and though it was updated just today, most of the items on it still date back to the original list (circa late 2005/early 2006, I think).

So I present to you — and read this carefully; it’s not a mistake — a list of things that happened since the List of Things That Have Happened Since Duke Nukem Forever Was Announced was written.

  • Barack Obama announced his candidacy, slogged through the longest Presidential campaign in American history, and was elected.
  • Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans and wiped out much of the Gulf Coast.
  • Ehud Olmert came to power in Israel, pursued a war against Lebanon, and was succeeded by Netanyahu.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito have had their entire Supreme Court careers since the list was written.
  • The world panicked over bird flu, calmed down, panicked over swine flu, and apparently dodged a bullet.
  • The iPhone was announced, released, and developed to the point where it could make fart noises.
  • Windows Vista was released, sputtered a bit, and is now reaching the end of its life cycle.

Additionally, the List of Things That Took Less Time Than the Duke Nukem Forever Development has been circulating for longer than each of these things took:

  • The release of all three Lord of the Rings movies
  • The painting of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel (or, will be true in a few months)
  • World War I (nearly; age of list is uncertain)
  • The development of Windows 95 from Windows 3.1
  • The construction of the Empire State Building
  • The entire run of the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers show plus the first movie.
  • The premier of Firefly, its cancellation, its growth into a geek classic, and the subsequent greenlighting, filming and release of Serenity.

218 thoughts on “Duke Nukem Forever Metalist

  1. They actually included a joke about it taking longer than painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the game. In Duke’s place the ceiling has The Creation of Adam reworked with Duke as Adam :P

  2. Has anyone made a list of things that happened between the time that the list of things that happened since the List of Things That Have Happened Since Duke Nukem Forever Was Announced was written was written and the release of the game?

  3. I am using it as an adjunct. The second month I was ecstatic because for the first time since I was probably 14 years old I got EWCM, and lots of it!!! (For those who don’t know that acronym, I didn’t want to be too graphic, but you can Google it to find out). It completely agrees with the scale at the gym, so I know it’s right. Yes, it sure did relieve me of my cough very fast. If this is true, then it most definitely justifies the roughly $0.35 cost of each pill. We experimented with a few ideas (Yes, I AM BRAGGING!) and found that a very moderate amount produces a very nice effect. I unfortunately need a higher dose that I’m not able to get with this cream. Good idea, but use caution! and don’t use them often. If I start getting them, I drink a glass of Isopure the next morning, and they stay away for at least a week. I love the NOW products and this is no exception.

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