So, I’ve run into the thread that spawned the whole death ray thing, but as relatively recent arrival, can anyone direct me towards the origins of the whole “Hi, Opal!” and “I burning your dog” jokes that show up so often? Oh, and “When come back, bring pie.”
Or just, you know, relate the stories if you can’t find the original threads.
Our dear OpalCat is one of the pioneers of the SDMB. She also has a very impressive website. Webcams, t-shirts, BBQ gatherings, lacemaking, the whole twenty-seven feet.
Once upon a time, I’m told, somebody made a list with only two items. Opal, I’m told, indignately pointed out that a list must have at least three items. Soon after, every short list had, as item #3, “Hi, Opal!” The most charming traditions have the strangest origins.
It stems from the fact that the 1960s style “Batman” didn’t have any super powers, but with a little preparation, he would always be able to beat his foe. So, of course, in any face off one could conceive, Batman will always win, if prepared.