Obscure characters in TV shows

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  1. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    But, you keep missing what I'm saying....if you said go all Terminator...yada yada, then I know where it's from....from Terminator...no further explanation necessary. I never ASKED for an explanation of the reference (I've said that numerous times in this thread), just the SHOW/MOVIE/BOOK the reference is from. I don't want or need (a super-violent...whatever).
     
  2. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Wait, there's a movie called Terminator?
     
  3. JoBeth66

    JoBeth66 Temp

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    Seriously - do you do that for /every/ reference you make, on the off-chance that someone doesn't know what you're talking about?

    That's what you're asking people to do - and you seem surprised that we think it's not a reasonable request. I can't 'know' whether everyone gets every reference, so I should assume that someone reading my post won't, and put an explanation next to it?

    And why only for people? If someone says 'Inconceivable!', should they put <Princess Bride reference> next to it? If not, why not? Is it any different?
     
  4. David Platt

    David Platt Mouse Master TCF Club

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    Y'all are acting like a bunch of Sheldons.
     
  5. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    That response is as unreasonable as something Darth Vader would say.

    Do you think that above statement should say "Darth Vader from Star Wars" or is it ok how it is?
     
  6. Vendikarr

    Vendikarr New Member

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    That works just fine. I had no idea who George Costanza was, and now i know. I saw one episode of Seinfeld and hated it.
     
  7. aindik

    aindik Well-Known Member

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    How do you know that Terminator is a movie if somebody doesn't tell you?
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    :up:
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    If I have a choice between insulting people who know what I'm talking about by spelling out a reference therefore implying they're ignorant, or annoying the genuinely ignorant by not spelling it out, I think I'll just continue to annoy the genuinely ignorant. :D

    (Of whom, in many contexts, I am one. Then again, select text, right-click, "Search Google For" isn't a hardship for me.)
     
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    I give.....gonna go clean my bloody nose...carry on.
     
  11. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

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    I have a feeling you are gonna have it pointed out every time you make a reference to something without telling us what it's from.
     
  12. loubob57

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    What movie is that from? :p:D
     
  13. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    No. That wouldn't be fair to people who haven't seen this thread and wouldn't get the reference.
     
  14. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

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    Connersville...
    We could make a thread with pointers to all the references we make (like a wiki), then put a link to that thread in all our signatures and then just can post away!
     
  15. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    And now the references need references?
    That seems like an awful lot of trouble just to pacify some random outlier weirdo nitpicker :D.
     
  16. ihatecable

    ihatecable Crazy Collies

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    Herbert Herbert Herbert
     
  17. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

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    I thought we were just suppose to put the title? :confused:
    So "Don't make me go all Terminator (Terminator) on your ass" :D
     
  18. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Or, how about a link to google? :)
     
  19. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Ref: Spock: "Herbert was a minor official - notorious for his rigid and limited patterns of thought. "

    Star Trek: TOS 'The Way to Eden.'

    :D
     
  20. Church AV Guy

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    Star Trek: The Original Series, otherwise simply known as Star Trek. "The Way to Eden," episode #76 / season 3 episode 20. Original air date, 21 February, 1969. :D
     

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