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Jim McNelis [PersonRank 1]

Monday, June 9, 2008
11 years ago15,325 views

ninja!

cool trick. contra rocked.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Nice one, good find

Takuan Daikon [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

funny :)

Prakash G.R. [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Just a should do the trick.
or s for star. you can as well say left right up down s ;-)

Chouser [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

...with the side panel open.

Tsudohnimh [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

AWESOME!!! 99 lives baby

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It's funny!

Ina [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Don't forget "select" then "start"! Haha!

David [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I'm lost. What is this supposed to be/do?

Joe L. [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

David –
to fully understand, you must go find an original Nintendo Entertainment System and insert a game by Konami, most notably Contra

faizal [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

how to get back default one? i'm stuck now :P

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

>>how to get back default one?

Just refresh the page...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> Just refresh the page...

Or do it again.

Voyagerfan5761 [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

Saw this from @mihai on Twitter a couple months ago. Didn't think to tip off Google Blogoscoped...

Kyle Wegner [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I love it! Konami codes should work in every program ever built, hands down. I don't care what it does, as long as there is an easter egg.

Tim L. Walker [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

that's pretty funny...

Eugene Villar [PersonRank 5]

11 years ago #

Hmmm... I wonder how it looks like with the base style; I'm using Jon Hicks OS X-inspired Stylish theme. The Ninja! appeared in the search box, though and I see the ninja background in the sidebar. I'm not sure if I should be seeing anything else.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

twitter.com/mihai/statuses/783 ...

huh? [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

so where do I type it?

i tried pressing up up down down left right left right b a, and it just pops 'add a subscribtion' dialog.

NightOwl [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

huh? I have the exact same problem – hope someone comes back to help us! LOL

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

All you have to do is go to reader.google.com – Don't click anything – And type in the code...

anonymous [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Just wondering how to do the trick?

anonymous [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

It works for me now :) Just because I was typing "ab"

Asia [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Great Find!

PRND808 [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Nice Trick, good job

Satan [PersonRank 6]

11 years ago #

It's refreshing to see a big company like Google have a real sense of humor!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I believe that works for Digg as well, just go to a Digg story page, and do the same thing.

[Anonymous] [PersonRank 4]

11 years ago #

when i do it, it just says add a subscrption

Mark M [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

haha! awesome

[Anonymous] [PersonRank 4]

11 years ago #

Isn't working for me. WTF?

Freiddie [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

I just laugh right in front of the screen.

milivella [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Are the tags in this post a Blogoscoped Easter Egg? (You know, Philipp isn't exactly a tag lover...)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Milivella, I think it's just to give some context for those who don't understand the reasons behind the easter egg.

ren [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

UUDDLRLRBA is called 'Konami Command' in Japan.

Mary Specht [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Why can't I get this to work? I'm having the same problem as Anon.

Nomad [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

It took me a while. Make sure you are doing B and then A, and not A and then B. If you hit A first, it brings up the subscriptions box.

FYI, it worked on both Firefox (Camino) and Safari on MacOS X.

Shaunonymous [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

That was sweet! I work at a college and would love to add some Easter Eggs like this but don't know where to get the code... Is there a specific place I should look first?

CVOS [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

so you get a ninja theme. I'd like to see an easter egg on the iPhone.

[Link removed – Tony]

Wally [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

although it's not as cool as the g-reader ninja egg, there's a Contra code easter egg for Yahoo! Answers as well---circa 2006.

- answers.yahoo.com/question/?li ...

Mark [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

if you put this in address bar

javascript:vX=[38];void(0)

Ninja can turn on / off by UP key alone

cheers,
Mark

ML Harris [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

got it to work. Don't love the BG color. But still, fun.

ad srikanth [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I read about this on lifehacker and I was wondering on how to undo it. Thanx for the comments I refresh and i am out of the little trick . Anyways it was too good.

ninja sidebar [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #


google.com/reader/ui/146694735 ...

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