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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #180 on: August 14, 2014, 06:03:02 PM »
One of the episodes (I'm thinking Eclipse Phase) had a reference to the moon base bear problem.  Can only assume this is a WKUK reference:
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #181 on: August 18, 2014, 07:34:57 PM »
Moon bears! Heh heh! Nice.
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #182 on: August 19, 2014, 03:27:12 PM »
So Tom tends to repeat a certain quote:
"I opened up the box. INSIDE WAS PAIN."

What's the source there? Catchy quote.

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #183 on: August 19, 2014, 05:57:54 PM »
It's a twist on a line from Dune.

A character is told to put his hand inside of a box or he will be killed. When he asks what is inside of the box the answer he gets is "pain".

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #184 on: August 19, 2014, 11:17:51 PM »
Actually, this is what Tom remembers: "From ASDF on youtube.  I think it was the third one.  "There's something on your face."  (Punch)  "It was pain!"

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #185 on: August 20, 2014, 01:25:19 AM »
It's from this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY6tCnu-1Do

It starts at about 41 seconds in.
"The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes.  The middle class pays all of the taxes and does all of the work.  The poor are there just to scare the shit out of the middle class.  Keep them showing up at those 'jobs'."  George Carlin

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #186 on: August 20, 2014, 07:10:58 PM »
Wow, I was way off I guess. You've outsmarted me once again Tom.

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #187 on: August 20, 2014, 07:59:51 PM »
(rubs hands)

Good.  Goooooooood.
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #188 on: August 20, 2014, 08:23:51 PM »
So this one hasn't been mentioned yet and I'm kinda surprised.  "Does this smell like chloroform to you?"  I mean it does come up an awful lot. Does it have a specific origin? Or did it just form over time and use?
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #189 on: August 20, 2014, 08:53:32 PM »
This particular Patton Oswalt bit is more or less the origin of the 'chloroform rag' line:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA#t=0h6m1s
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #190 on: August 21, 2014, 02:30:26 PM »
This particular Patton Oswalt bit is more or less the origin of the 'chloroform rag' line:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA#t=0h6m1s

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #191 on: August 21, 2014, 05:13:01 PM »
I vaguely remember mentions of the puzzle basement, or at least things said in that jock-rock tone, though I couldn't tell you what episodes.

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #192 on: August 22, 2014, 02:48:01 PM »
Is there an origin story for that "scrape...SCRAPE...SCRAAAAAPE..." thing Tom does occasionally?

Anything in particular or just a general sound of some psychopath ominously sharpening a knife?

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #193 on: August 22, 2014, 06:48:18 PM »
Is there an origin story for that "scrape...SCRAPE...SCRAAAAAPE..." thing Tom does occasionally?

Anything in particular or just a general sound of some psychopath ominously sharpening a knife?

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El Disgusto: "I drag the whetstone across my katana. Scraaaape. Scraaaape. Scraaaaape."

from: http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?14851-Achy-Breaky-Mythos and http://slangdesign.com/rppr/2005/11/comedy/the-achy-breaky-mythos/

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #194 on: August 22, 2014, 11:05:18 PM »
This particular Patton Oswalt bit is more or less the origin of the 'chloroform rag' line:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgSC8Qle6nA#t=0h6m1s

Less, not more. Had not previously seen this Patton Oswalt bit, but I've been hearing the phrase since 2004 or so.

It's supposed to be a 'humorously' creepy pick-up line.