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Postby broberds on Wed May 17, 2000 4:26 am

Sometimes (OK, usually), I'll make a joke that I think is a laugh riot but which nobody gets because it relies on something really obscure and random that nobody in their right mind can be expected to know. Last fall I committed possibly the worse example:
<A HREF="http://www.soaprope.com/d/19991101.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.soaprope.com/d/19991101.html</A> <P>Did anyone recognize the reference? <P>------------------
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Postby ThomasKDye on Thu May 18, 2000 1:10 am

Besides the "Ringworld" characters? I'm missing it. :/<P>
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Postby broberds on Thu May 18, 2000 1:47 am

Aw, I was afraid nobody'd got it. It's inspired by Peter Fonda's semi-famous rant in "The Wild Angels" (see <A HREF="http://us.imdb.com/Title?0061189" TARGET=_blank>http://us.imdb.com/Title?0061189</A> and also <A HREF="http://www.motorworld.com/features97/wheels_reels/Welcome.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.motorworld.com/features97/wheels_reels/Welcome.html</A> ):
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Postby ThomasKDye on Thu May 18, 2000 2:29 am

Aw shoot. To paraphrase Peter Fonda in *another* movie, "I blew it." <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P><P>------------------
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Postby superjrtypedude on Thu May 18, 2000 2:58 am

I never saw that movie. Luckily it was still funny without knowing the reference.<P>well how about a new slogan - <P>SOAR - not just funny its obscurely funny !!<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Thu May 18, 2000 3:20 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by superjrtypedude:
<B>I never saw that movie. Luckily it was still funny without knowing the reference.
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<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I'm not sure anybody <B>has</B> seen that movie...it's one of those films with a classic scene that many people know, but nobody knows anything about the rest of it. Another example would be "Five Easy Pieces"; we all know that bit where Jack Nicholson tells the waitress to hold the chicken between her knees, but that's about it. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
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SOAR - not just funny its obscurely funny !!
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Postby superjrtypedude on Thu May 18, 2000 8:32 am

Maybe I didn't ? The 3rd panel sorta sounds like Star Trek and the 4th panel "Plus we wanna get loaded" I thought was just funny for its own sake. Sorta like if Captain Kirk was being honest his little monologue on Star Trek would have ended "Plus I'm really looking forward to scoring with the alien hotties"<P>------------------
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Postby BoxJam on Fri May 19, 2000 8:40 am

>>And only pennies a serving!<P>I get that reference!<P>------------------
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Postby affreca on Sun May 28, 2000 8:16 am

Hey, I was just really happy with the Ringworld references. I laughed really hard about that. And then couldn't explain it to my friend that originally got me reading the strip.
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Postby broberds on Mon May 29, 2000 3:28 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by affreca:
<B>Hey, I was just really happy with the Ringworld references. I laughed really hard about that. And then couldn't explain it to my friend that originally got me reading the strip.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Cool. I tried to make it so people didn't <I>have</I> to get the Ringworld stuff.<P>------------------
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