June 3rd, 2006
|12:34 am - I'm Beginning to Suspect that the Internet is Run by Geeks ~or~ The Six Degrees of Optimus Prime|
Eleventy one points to anyone can spot the reference-by-association to Transformers: The Movie in the screenshot below.
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Eleventy two points to anyone who can explain how that reference, in turn, is also a reference-by-association to Monty Python.
seanorange, phil_bond and (possibly theenigma42), I'm looking at you.
** Bonus: ** Since we're talking about Stuff I Like, I'm willing to forfeit eleventy seven points to anyone who knows -- without looking it up -- which seminal They Might Be Giants song contained at one point an overt reference to Monty Python: Live at the Hollywood Bowl.
I fully expect no one to care about the awesome challenges I have set before y'all.
Current Mood: bored
Current Music: The Last Car -- Last Name T
|Date:||June 3rd, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)|| |
I'm probably stretching
Drat! I thought for sure I'd get this one but after pouring over the image for several minutes it still it eludes me. Do I get any points for actually caring about yer awesome challenges™?
[found mere seconds before posting] Wait............ "Battle of Chops"?? (a reference I only recognize because of Sean) And, um... Arthur chopping off the Black Knights limbs?
|Date:||June 3rd, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: I'm probably stretching
Of all the people who read my livejournal, I thought that you, at least, would recognize the sentence "Mashed Potatoes Can Be Your Friends".
just going for the eleventy one points
Red hot robot??????
if i'm wrong, i hope it doesn't cost me the eleventy one points, i can't afford it....
as far as the python reference, no clue...
|Date:||June 3rd, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: just going for the eleventy one points
No penalty for being wrong. You'd have to be pretty familiar with TF: The Movie to get it. Actually, you'd have to be pretty familiar with the soundtrack.
Wait, the orange, ovular "I want one" button!!!!! It's so obvious! ...that I don't get it. Well played
Doesn't "Mashed Potatoes Can Be Your Friends" ring a bell?
Its two thousand aught six. At least thats my go for the Transformers. As for the Monty Python one's I don't watch enough of it.
I'll take a shot in the dark for TMBG though. Well upon further thought maybe not. Sounding silly never suited me much.
But I totally would have said They Might Be Giants because it would be a trick question. Well not really trick but difficult as its also the name of the band. Though I wouldn't know the reference if it is in the song.
Wait, did you actually get the bonus question? The song I'm talking about is They Might Be Giants, but the lyric I'm referring to was changed before it ended up on the album. I wouldn't expect any of my friends to be familiar with it, except maybe Jonah.
You're right, no one gets it...and no one really cares that much.
Yeah. See that "Current Mood: Bored" at the bottom of the post? That's what that's all about.
"Mashed potatoes can be your friends" is a line from Weird Al's Dare to be Stupid, the song playing over the Junkion dance (dance? mosh pit? WTF?) for some oddball reason. Actually, it's more like they tried to kill the Autobots, but that's neither here nor there.
Second-ish reference? "It's two thousand aught six" is a lot like the first line in the movie, which goes "It is the year 2005. The Autobot's homeworld of Cybertron..." later replaced by "It is the year 2006" for Five Faces of Darkness and later.
GOD I'm good.
I have no idea about the other stuff, though. I should know the Monty Python connection, BUT... (perhaps it's too early in the morning for me?)
|Date:||June 4th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)|| |
well, if they'd picked a year to have the movie take place during and not switched it, they'd never have to switch it back... like for target 2006... or whatever.
and your discs have been passed along!
I saw that! I wasn't in this post the first time I read it.
I always fall asleep during that movie. Optimus Prime dies, I check out. I love most all genres of Transformers toys, particularly the originals, but as far as the fiction goes, I enjoy Beast Wars and anything that Beast Wars drew a direct relation to. Certain facets of G1 qualify, but I am by no means a G1 expert.
|Date:||June 4th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)|| |
blast punch primal waits for you... no, really, he does.
|Date:||June 5th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)|| |
eric idle as wreck-gar: operators are standing by!
it's the best i got.
I need a machine that can scramble an egg while it's still inside its shell. Help me, Wreck-Gar.