Friday, January 13, 2006


1: One who does not grasp the concept of caution.
2: One whose success is based purely off relentless aggression and
pure luck.
3: One who likes chicken.
4: One whose battle cry consists of their own name.

1: To destroy all hopes of success.
2: To rush headlong into danger without regard to consequences.
3: To satisfy one's own desires at the expense of all around oneself.

- I can't believe he just tried to headbutt that dragon. What a Leeroy.

- We were doing great until that idiot totally Leeroyed us.

- The party was really boring until Bob pulled a Leeroy.

Who is Leeroy Jenkins? Well he's made quite a name for himself via the internet as one of the viral videos that went around last year. He even made it into mainstream pop culture by being an answer in Jeopardy. I've been playing this game for a little over a year and the when playing there is lots of strategy and waiting about for other people to get themselves together to go do battle. When you are wathing the video, Leeroy is sitting to the left side highlighted by green while they are talking strategy. What sucks about what Leeroy did is that sometimes it can take about 45 minutes to prepare and get everything just right, when this happens you have to wait for the instance to reset and sometimes you could be 2-3 hours already into the battles inside the instance.

The irony of course is that while this is a video game, we do happen to work with these types of people, exist in our neighborhoods, or are even our friends.



At 1/13/2006 4:38 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Fascinating...kind of.

Not much I can say about this, being that I don't get most gaming altogether, let alone Worlds of Warcraft. Interesting that it made Jeopardy, though...

At 1/13/2006 6:55 PM, Blogger Michael said...

This smacks of a fake, or at least something that was orchestrated by people for comedic effect, but god I have never played Warcraft and even I was crying laughing when that guy loosed his heroic battle cry.

That is severely funny.

At 1/13/2006 7:09 PM, Blogger Michael said...

It is fake, wikipedia has the details. Still brilliant, best laugh I've had all day and I didn't even get the "inside humor" for WoW gamers (apparently the well thought out plan being discussed in the video is very stupid and would not work). People shouting their own name that way is more or less always funny, call it the Timmy! principle of comedy.


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