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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #165 on: October 20, 2013, 01:34:34 PM »
A couple Eclipse Phase episode quotes from Tom:

"Hello, Me. Meet the real Me." - from the Megadeth song "Sweating Bullets", in reference to Feiyin(in a certain situation)

"Wash day tomorrow. Nothing clean, right?" - an early scene from the first Terminator movie. Sometimes accompanied by snapping of the fingers. (I quote this one all the time to my daughter and she hates and/or loves it)
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #166 on: December 31, 2013, 04:53:14 PM »
Still going through the forums for a full list of it but I definitely would vote for Obscure Appreciation for the revised book list done over the short break in the Bryson Springs game.
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2014, 12:44:52 AM »
"What I remember, I say.  What I don't remember I make up mid sentence."

I feel like this was mentioned in one of the Base Raiders sessions.

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #168 on: January 13, 2014, 01:18:32 PM »
"Are you a cop? You have to tell me if you're a cop."
I keep hearing this, but I have no idea where it's from.

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #169 on: January 13, 2014, 03:57:45 PM »
"Are you a cop? You have to tell me if you're a cop."
I keep hearing this, but I have no idea where it's from.

I'm pretty sure this is just from the urban legend that undercover police officers have to tell you if they're an officer if asked, which is complete bull shit. If they're intentionally referencing something specific then I'm not sure.

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #170 on: January 14, 2014, 06:37:17 PM »
Some internet reading I did at one point lead me to believe it actually started in the prostitution community as a way to see if potential Johns
were cops.

Fired up Ye Olde Google and tracked down this -
http://www.snopes.com/risque/hookers/cop.asp

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #171 on: January 15, 2014, 07:02:52 PM »
"Are you a cop? You have to tell me if you're a cop."
I keep hearing this, but I have no idea where it's from.

I'm pretty sure this is just from the urban legend that undercover police officers have to tell you if they're an officer if asked, which is complete bull shit. If they're intentionally referencing something specific then I'm not sure.

My group makes this joke often as well, as far as I know it's just a reference to the erroneous thought that an officer has to expose themselves when asked.

This lead to someone in my gaming group turning to an NPC and saying "Are you a Paladin? You have to tell me if you're a paladin."
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #172 on: January 16, 2014, 01:53:15 PM »
"Are you a cop? You have to tell me if you're a cop."
I keep hearing this, but I have no idea where it's from.

I'm pretty sure this is just from the urban legend that undercover police officers have to tell you if they're an officer if asked, which is complete bull shit. If they're intentionally referencing something specific then I'm not sure.

My group makes this joke often as well, as far as I know it's just a reference to the erroneous thought that an officer has to expose themselves when asked.

This lead to someone in my gaming group turning to an NPC and saying "Are you a Paladin? You have to tell me if you're a paladin."

The proper response to this is "what's a Paladin?"

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #173 on: February 23, 2014, 06:13:35 PM »
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In CoC: The White Stairs, I would have sworn that the inscription on the playground was a reference to Kurosawa's film Ikiru.

But the name Ross cites as the playground's benefactor does not sound like Kanji Watanabe.
Also Hiroshima ≠ Tokyo.

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Accidental double post.
« Reply #175 on: May 29, 2014, 01:53:24 AM »
Please ignore.
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(Sung in a low psychotic voice or through gritted teeth) "Tammy...  Tammy... Tammy's in love!"

From the tone it's usually spoken I figured Tammy was being filtered through a re-quote by an actor in another movie (Fear and Loathing maybe?).  But I can't find an exact reference.

It is indeed a requote.  :)

In a somewhat forgettable 1988 comedy called The Wrong Guys, John Goodman played an escaped convict/psychotic killer named Duke Earle.  I really wish my google-fu was strong enough to locate the scene, but he puts together a rifle while singing that song.  Sadly, we cannot begin to do justice to the scene through mere description; you have to see the descent into madness yourself.
Sadly not free anywhere I can find on Roku either.  Just through snail mail Netflix.

Might as well put it in the queue.  Oh, the lengths I'll go to.

Thanks for the insight.  :)
Finally got around to seeing this.

Unfortunately, John Goodman kind of throws away the line.

In all honesty I think Tom sells it better.
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In CoC: The White Stairs, I would have sworn that the inscription on the playground was a reference to Kurosawa's film Ikiru.

But the name Ross cites as the playground's benefactor does not sound like Kanji Watanabe.
Also Hiroshima ≠ Tokyo.

It was a reference to Ikiru, but I didn't remember the name of the guy.

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #178 on: August 01, 2014, 12:59:32 PM »
Okay, how about this one: "Hello? Billy?" -always said when alone and in danger
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #179 on: August 01, 2014, 01:53:15 PM »
Okay, how about this one: "Hello? Billy?" -always said when alone and in danger

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