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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Reference Game Recap

So, it has been a little over a month since I announced a revamping of the Reference Game. Here is the list of new Reference Game post titles:

1.) "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot."

2.) "Bob Loblaw"

3.) "Anonymity is your name"

Send your emails in with the correct description of where the reference is from!

Here, too, is the description of the past references (I should be giving credit to the solvers, but my record-keeping was not great in those early days of the blog and I don't have that information readily available. I apologize to anyone who feels slighted).

1.) "That's why I never kiss 'em on the mouth"
This is a line spoken by Jayne, played by Adam Baldwin, from the television show Firefly. He said this line in the episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds" after Simon, the doctor, explained that Mal, the captain, had been knocked unconscious by a poison spread over the lips of a girl he had accidentally been married to, and who turned out to be a sociopathic (but hilarious) villain intent on selling their spaceship.

2.) "Gonna live it up down old South America way"
This is a line spoken by Gob, played by Will Arnett, from the television show Arrested Development. He said this line in the episode "In God We Trust" after discovering a fake set of airline tickets which he assumes mean his brother Michael is fleeing the country (obviously, his geography is a little off). The airline tickets were actually printed out by his niece Maeby, who was trying to get her parent's attention.

3.) "All non-believers stand aside in fear"
This is the first line from the song "The Running Free" by the band Coheed and Cambria. I actually know who successfully identified this reference, actually, because Regan is a giant fan of Coheed and Cambria.

4.) From whence came the word "propulgate"
This post was actually explaining where propulgate came from (as I used it in the title of another post as well), so you can follow the link.

5.) "Kids say the darndest things"
This is the title of an American television show hosted by Art Linkletter and Bill Cosby. I realise now that I actually should have punctuated it differently, as it was a title rather than a quotation.

6.) "It's alive"
This actually references many things, but the phrase was primarily popularized (I believe) by the 1974 horror film with the same name.

7.) "In a garb of black we must pay respect to the colour we're born to mourn"
A line from the song "What's Left of the Flag" by the band Flogging Molly.

8.) "You, sir, are a mouthful"
Also an Arrested Development quotation, this was a line spoken by Tobias, played by David Cross. For reasons that will likely be obvious to some (and will become obvious to others), I will refrain from going into details for this one until the next set of references are explained.