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The latest EP Duality episode reminds me of one I don't know: pronouncing the word "claws" like "clauws". Is it some Street Fighter thing?
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The latest EP Duality episode reminds me of one I don't know: pronouncing the word "claws" like "clauws". Is it some Street Fighter thing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gtu2Yb0nk4
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So............dragon syphilis?
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So............dragon syphilis?

And Vorpal Gangrene. I remember those coming for Oregon Trail the RPG.

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So............dragon syphilis?

And Vorpal Gangrene. I remember those coming for Oregon Trail the RPG.

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Oh, man, it goes WAY back. Somehow I'd never actually watched that video.
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #220 on: December 10, 2015, 09:54:38 PM »
I'm certainly not a gay communist. Love those skits.

A couple I've been thinking about / forgot to ask; the group has taken to calling Aaron "A-a-ron", and I remember at the beginning of Masks of Nyarlothatep characters referring to "Staring off into the middle distance."
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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #221 on: December 11, 2015, 05:59:02 AM »
Pretty sure the A-a-ron thing is from the Key & Peele sketch Substitute Teacher. Staring off into the middle distance...sounds more like a general thing than a specific reference to me. Meaning brooding OR PTSD.

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #222 on: December 15, 2015, 07:18:23 PM »
"Staring off into the middle distance" is just a thing Humans tend to do. When ever somebody gets caught up in a thought or memory and just stares blankly at no particular object, often letting their eyes go out of focus. It's usually used when somebody is having a flashback or remembering some sort of trauma, similar to the Thousand-Yard-Stare, but can simply be deep thought or absent-mindedness.

And yes A-A-Ron is from Key & Peele.

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #223 on: December 15, 2015, 08:39:50 PM »
If you google the specific phrase "Staring off into the middle distance" you get a lot of results - it seems that wording has spread over the last few years - no idea what the origin is though. There is an urban dictionary for the term, added this year http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=middle+distance

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Re: The RPPR Catchphrase, In-joke, and Obscure Reference Appreciation Station
« Reply #224 on: January 08, 2016, 05:24:07 PM »
Thanks all!

Another one that I keep hearing but never ask:

Whoa!
Whoa!
Whoa there Black Falcon!

Whenever something edgy is said.
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