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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: boredbored
Current Music: The Last Car -- Last Name T

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From:evil_jim
Date:June 3rd, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)

I'm probably stretching

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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?
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 3rd, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm probably stretching

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Of all the people who read my livejournal, I thought that you, at least, would recognize the sentence "Mashed Potatoes Can Be Your Friends".
From:tempermemad
Date:June 3rd, 2006 07:21 am (UTC)

just going for the eleventy one points

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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...
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 3rd, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)

Re: just going for the eleventy one points

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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.
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From:theenigma42
Date:June 3rd, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
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Wait, the orange, ovular "I want one" button!!!!! It's so obvious! ...that I don't get it. Well played clerks Colin.
-KEiTH
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 3rd, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Doesn't "Mashed Potatoes Can Be Your Friends" ring a bell?
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From:koriandrkitten
Date:June 3rd, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 3rd, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:jinxedkisses
Date:June 3rd, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
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You're right, no one gets it...and no one really cares that much.
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From:sacredspud
Date:June 3rd, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Yeah. See that "Current Mood: Bored" at the bottom of the post? That's what that's all about.
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From:seanorange
Date:June 4th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
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"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?)

~Sean
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From:xoshua
Date:June 4th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
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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!
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From:phil_bond
Date:June 4th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:xoshua
Date:June 4th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
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blast punch primal waits for you... no, really, he does.
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From:xoshua
Date:June 5th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
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eric idle as wreck-gar: operators are standing by!

it's the best i got.
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From:phil_bond
Date:June 5th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
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I need a machine that can scramble an egg while it's still inside its shell. Help me, Wreck-Gar.
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