My dad is JC. Keep that in mind as you read the longest (and in my opinion, best) email.
OK, its "Holy What the Frak Batman" day.
yep, Holy What The Frak
Well frakin' thanks for the heads up!
[commiseration regarding the rant]
"Frakin" really? That is so new-version-Battlestar-Galactica. :)
Well all I can say is, "isn't that special!"
All I can say is, "Gorrammit!" (Firefly).
Firefly For The WIN!
Okay this has got to stop!
You have to keep the geek references to the standard material that has already been approved for use in emails - Star Wars and Star Trek with an occasional exception for Battlestar Galactia - but no more... otherwise where will it end?
What's next? References to Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory?
Was that sarcasm? Oh dang, I'm 8 of 24 for the month.
Klaatu barada nikto
Whatch you talkin' bout Willis??
All your base are belong to us
*knock knock* Kirk *Knock Knock* Kirk *KNOCK KNOCK* KIRK
Is it just me, or are circles pointless?
Here is the list of approved sources for geekly quotes and references:
Star Trek (all except Enterprise)
Star Wars (IV, V, & VI); you must be granted preapproval by all involved to use I, II, or III
Battlestar Galactica (all)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (all five books in the 'trilogy' as well as the BBS TV series; the movie and the original radio dramas are not included)
Dr. Who (all seasons)
With consent from the parties involved in the conversation:
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Fifth Element
The Lost Room
No one is expected to know all reference material from all sources, but if a reference is heard that is not recognized by a party that others recognize, that individual is expected to chuckle and nod knowingly anyway.
If material is repeatedly used from unapproved sources to such an extent as to cause blank stares from others (or the electronic equivalent of same), the individual may be asked to turn in their geek badge, which will be replaced with a nerd medallion. After a suitable amount of time, the person may ask to be reinstated into geek society.
Note: there are separate lists maintained for other genres (horror, pop culture, daytime TV, etc. To gain access to those lists, you will need to apply for membership to the specific organization. Most have reciprocal membership agreements, but membership in the daytime TV group is reason for exclusion from all other groups.
Since there is a reciprocal agreement between pop culture and geek culture, the "Whatchya talkin' 'bout Willis?" reference is acceptable. There were some that should have been pre-approved, but they will be overlooked this time.
OK, that was a trick set of guidelines. Enterprise had no memorable quotes.
That's why it is on the exclude list.
Another trick guide gottcha,
If Hitchhikers' Guide is on the approved list, yet "all five books in the 'trilogy' as well as the BBS TV series; the movie and the original radio dramas are NOT included" what, if anything from hitchhikers is actually admissible?
As Marvin the Paranoid Android (and Eeyore) might say, 'This won't end well'
You have to pay attention to the semicolon. That means each phrase can stand alone. Therefore, the books and the TV series are included. The movie and radio dramas are excluded.
But to call oneself a geek, you are expected to know these things. So people be prepared to hand in that Geek Card.
"I've seen the future. It's rubbish." (guess who?)
I'm invoking executive privilege, and unequivocally vetoing Supernatural. Any series whose writers reference the use of "Pure brass" (Brass being an ALLOY) cannot in good conscience be given a second glance by any self-respecting geek, or organization thereof.
Supernatural is an epic fail. The writing is bad, and you should feel bad. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
So..... No 50 Shades of Grey references? What about Twilight?
Oh I have a very bad feeling about this...
Will these be monitored by LightSpeed? ed.(our content filter)
Anyone found guilty of making a Twilight reference will be sent back to Junior High School where they belong.
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
I think I just threw up a little bit in the back of my throat.
I believe the appropriate metaphor here involves a river of excrement and a Native American water vessel without any means of propulsion.
TH, don't give me that crap. I've seen you dress up as Mr. Incredible, so I'm free to reference my "inner junior high girl" phase at any time.
Sorry GH, that falls in the Star Wars non-inclusive section, No Soup For You! Come Back One Year!
I hate to be the one to correct you but they say that in all the Star Wars episodes
Do literary work quotes count?
"Damn it all, this is a monstrous piece of defiance!" Homer's Odyssey
It's just super fun to say.
I don't recall the Simpson's being noted in the 'Approved References'.
Sorry JH, it is fun to say though.
Or in Homer's original -
Να πάρει όλα, αυτό είναι ένα τερατώδες κομμάτι της περιφρόνησης!
But it's all Greek to me.
Indeed, wow the Greek looks incredible.
More to the point JC, "it's all Geek to you"
But is it as super fun to say in the original Greek?
You're right, thats no moon....
Due to the IP sharing, and cross licensing agreements with other memes like pop culture, I'm gonna have to allow the Simpsons.
Don't know about any of you, but I'm kind of glad RP had to put up with the stuff from [redacted]. The resulting conversation has made this a most enjoyable Friday. Enjoy your weekend!
You too JC (and everyone else)
Live long and prosper
Never give up, never surrender.
Hey, Is that some of those Chinese swears that Firefly is famous for?
Am I the only one who speaks any Klingon here? Come on guys.
Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam
A few stray observations of my own:
1. I really like my dad
2. IT professionals have abismal grammar
3. Not one mention of Lord of the Rings? Come on!
4. AM has obviously not watched seasons four and five of Supernatural