It looks like the Globe and Mail has fallen prey to the same internet prank that burned ESPN.com several months ago.
If you go to Globeandmail.com, wait for the site to finish loading, and then type in the famous Konami code from the Contra series, the background will be replaced with an animated image from Contra III.
Here's the code:
After you enter the code, you'll be prompted by a message that says, "w00t! Press Shift+Space for haXX0rz." Press enter to contiune, then shift-space, then type in "contra," and press enter again.
Although cool, this is hack isn't unique to the Globe. Here's a list of sites where the code also works.
Screenshot from the Globe and Mail. Spotted on Reddit.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
By Stephen M.