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Old 11-06-2019, 03:30 PM
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It was all a lie to make it his wife's fault that he was going to break his promise to Laser Wolf "The Butcher".
I'm possibly being whooshed, but it's "Lazar."

Still a badass name, though.

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Old 11-06-2019, 04:53 PM
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Lady GaGa's been getting away with swearing on the radio for years now. I just learnt that the lyrics are:

"Pa pa pa poker face
Pa pa fuck her face"
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:18 PM
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Lady GaGa's been getting away with swearing on the radio for years now. I just learnt that the lyrics are:

"Pa pa pa poker face
Pa pa fuck her face"
So has Britney Spears, if you count spelling out swear words

"All of the boys and all of the girls
Are begging to if you seek Amy"
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:23 PM
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Lady GaGa's been getting away with swearing on the radio for years now. I just learnt that the lyrics are:

"Pa pa pa poker face
Pa pa fuck her face"





https://www.google.com/search?q=poke...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:47 PM
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I looked it up again and it seems the only source is a fan wiki, so I guess I can't confirm it's true.

Still, listen to the song again. It definitely sounds like it.
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:02 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=iQlNXpPvfh4

This is the video where she "confirms it". The way she says it makes me think it's a joke, though. Seems a little too deadpan, if that makes sense. Possibly just making fun of the radio station for censoring it needlessly. But that could just be how she talks normally (I don't follow her closely enough to know for sure).
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Old 11-06-2019, 10:43 PM
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I looked it up again and it seems the only source is a fan wiki, so I guess I can't confirm it's true.

Still, listen to the song again. It definitely sounds like it.
I have to admit it does, more than a little!
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:20 AM
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It always seemed clear to me that she was saying "Fu Fu Fuck her face"

Nobody else ever said anything, so I thought I was just hearing things.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:47 AM
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If nothing else, it's undeniable that "poker face" and "poke her face" are essentially homophones.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:48 PM
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SUDDEN REALIZATION: Taylor Swift is her generation's Olivia Newton John:

1. Started country
2. Switched to pop
3. Starring in movie based on massive Broadway sensation
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Old 11-10-2019, 12:48 AM
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(This doesn't fit the strict definition of this thread at all, but the, neither do 99% of the things posted here, so...)

30+ years ago, when I was a preteen, I saw an ad for a movie about John Belushi with the tagline (something like) "For John Belushi, every night was Saturday night". And I remember not understanding what that meant, but for some reason it stuck in my head, and then a few years later, when I understood how adults work during the week but then go out partying on the weekend, with Saturday Night presumably being Maximum Party Night, it suddenly clicked that that's what it was getting at.

And then today, decades later, that whole thing popped into my head again, and the other shoe suddenly dropped. John Belushi's fame came from being on _SATURDAY NIGHT Live_.


It's actually quite a clever tagline, now that I think about it. Maybe there's yet another meaning that I'll suddenly realize when I'm in my 70s.
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:03 AM
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Taglines, as you admit, are a creative work and... gotta tell you... that one is pretty f-in obvious, so it fits!
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Old 11-10-2019, 02:04 AM
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SUDDEN REALIZATION: Taylor Swift is her generation's Olivia Newton John:

1. Started country
2. Switched to pop
3. Starring in movie based on massive Broadway sensation
There's even a passing physical resemblance. All she needs now is breast cancer, and that will be truly freaky.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:46 AM
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And then today, decades later, that whole thing popped into my head again, and the other shoe suddenly dropped. John Belushi's fame came from being on _SATURDAY NIGHT Live_.
I think it was also alluding to the fact that Belushi was facing the pressures of being a celebrity. Even when he wasn't actually performing on the show, he was always famous because of Saturday Night Live. The show was always a presence in his life so "every night was Saturday Night".
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:30 AM
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While typing the title of Billy Joel's A New York State of Mind, I just realized it could be interpreted two different ways:

A New York
State of Mind
referencing NY City

OR

A New York State
of mind
referring New York State

Does state go with New York or Of Mind?
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:33 AM
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Or, a new York state of mind. Someone never thought about York (North Yorkshire, England), but now does.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:53 AM
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That one never occurred to me, mostly because Billy Joel is about as New York as one can be.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:47 PM
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While typing the title of Billy Joel's A New York State of Mind, I just realized it could be interpreted two different ways:

A New York
State of Mind
referencing NY City

OR

A New York State
of mind
referring New York State

Does state go with New York or Of Mind?

As you observe, Billy Joel is pretty New York City. I can't imagine that he was thinking of Rochester or Buffalo or Schenectady when he wrote this. But there is arguably a bit of wordplay in "New York State" and "State of Mind".
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:56 AM
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Nowhere near a million times, but I've gotten about 2 dozen runs in on Monster Prom, and it only just occurred to me that Miranda the mermaid princess's obsession with silverware is a reference to Ariel's dinglehopper from The Little Mermaid. (Miranda being partially a parody of Ariel, herself, is pretty obvious, but that part didn't click. It really should have since Miranda doesn't eat, and thus the silverware obsession is otherwise completely nonsensical, even by the standards of a game where you can romance an eldritch abomination weeaboo.)
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Old 11-12-2019, 02:26 PM
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I never watched The Big Bang Theory once, much less a million times. But I haven't been living under a rock so I have been aware that the two lead characters are named Sheldon and Leonard. However it was only today that I realized their names must be a reference to sitcom maker Sheldon Leonard.
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Old 11-12-2019, 11:49 PM
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I never watched The Big Bang Theory once, much less a million times. But I haven't been living under a rock so I have been aware that the two lead characters are named Sheldon and Leonard. However it was only today that I realized their names must be a reference to sitcom maker Sheldon Leonard.
Yes, it is. The show's creator says he did that intentionally.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:22 AM
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The lead characters were initially called Penny, Lenny & Kenny. But creator Chuck Lorne decided that was too cute, changed Lenny to Leonard, and realized changing Kenny to Sheldon would be a great tribute.
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Old 11-14-2019, 09:18 AM
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The lead characters were initially called Penny, Lenny & Kenny. But creator Chuck Lorne decided that was too cute, changed Lenny to Leonard, and realized changing Kenny to Sheldon would be a great tribute.
The original unaired pilot had characters named Katie, Leonard and Sheldon. Plus a Gilda who Sheldon had previously slept with. No Raj or Howard. Vernee Watson as the sperm bank nurse and Brian Patrick Wade as Kurt are the only people besides Galecki and Parsons to return for the new pilot (and for several other episodes as well).

So "Penny" was named after Sheldon/Leonard were. Which makes the Penny/Lenny/Kenny tale unlikely.
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I love method soap, and was opening a box at work, whereupon I had the following exchange with a co-worker

Me; Oh, look. Holly Berry
Her: I think it's pronounced Hal-lee.
Me: No, it says "Holly."
Her: It's Hal-lee. Halle Berry
Me: Oh.

Well, it's a cute play on words, and the soap smells really good.
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