Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Thad » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:56 am

I know I've read interviews with Stephen King's son where he discussed using a pen name to make it less immediately obvious whose son he was...and apparently it worked, because I didn't remember that pen name was Joe Hill. He wrote Locke & Key (with artist Gabriel Rodriguez), and it's one of the best horror comics I've ever read.

BTW I'm pretty sure I've still got extra digital copies of the first two trades that I got in a bundle; if anybody wants them, hit me up.

(ETA: Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure the "interview" I remember reading was actually Hill's introduction to Sandman vol 8: Worlds' End, which also features a foreword by King. There was probably a good 8 or 9 years between when I finished Sandman and when I started Locke & Key, so plenty of time for me to forget where I'd seen Hill's name before.)

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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Thad » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:42 pm

Obviously I noticed Sean Astin had a similar name to John Astin, but I never realized he was his son. (And Sean's mother was Patty Duke.) I guess "I didn't know this guy was this other guy's son" is becoming a theme for my posts in this thread.

I also didn't realize John Astin was still alive, which is somewhat more understandable as he's 89 years old.

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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Büge » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:58 pm



That's what "stan" means???
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Newbie » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:21 pm

From the Eminem song of the same name, yeah
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby beatbandito » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:17 pm

I mean, he killed them because he's a big fan.

Pretty sure this one originated from the same teenage girls that wanted to fuck Ted Bundy for a while.
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby mharr » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:50 pm

Is there a reason this is suddenly a meme twenty years on?

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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Grath » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:50 pm

mharr wrote:Is there a reason this is suddenly a meme twenty years on?

The internets work in strange and mysterious ways.

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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:57 pm

This is literally the first I've even heard of this being a thing.
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Joxam » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:01 pm

It doesn't hurt that a lot of people who're too young to even know the song jusf figure its a compound of the words 'stalker' and 'fan'.
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Mongrel » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:18 am

Denim

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"Serge de Nîmes"
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby nosimpleway » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:27 pm

At first I figured you were singing the underground theme from Super Mario Bros

"denim denim denim"

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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Büge » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:54 am

Christopher Guest, a.k.a. Nigel Tufnel, a.k.a. Count Tyrone Rugen, has a hereditary peerage in Britain. He is formally known as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, of Great Saling, in the County of Essex.
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Thad » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:48 pm

Does that make Jamie Lee Curtis a baroness?

ETA: Yes. Yes it does.

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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Mongrel » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:08 pm

In conversation, she spoke just like a baroness.
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:39 pm

The MS in "MSNBC" is Microsoft. Because... it was co-founded by Microsoft (even if they're no longer involved).

I DIDN'T KNOW THIS, OKAY?!
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:34 pm

I was reading the news and while scanning past headlines, I passed story about Bank of America.

A few seconds later I couldn't help giggling uncontrollably at "BofA".
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Thad » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:52 am

I didn't realize until I listened to the Aladdin episode of Retronauts that Dave Perry was in charge of the Genesis game, but...of course he was. That game is proto-Earthworm Jim all the way; it's got absolutely gorgeous animation, one level's worth of decent stage design, and then a whole lot of sprawling levels that are punishingly difficult and not very much fun.

Jim is the better game, partly because it's funnier, partly because movement and combat are more fun, and partly because it's bursting with ideas -- yeah, they're a bunch of half-baked ideas that often add up to a frustrating experience (looking at you, Tube Race and Snot a Problem), but whatever EWJ's failures, lack of ambition ain't one of 'em.

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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Brentai » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:22 pm

Back when EWG wasn't it's own thing it was largely described as "a new game by the guy who made Genesis Aladdin."
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Friday » Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:55 pm

Great now this Nintengal really wants to play Genesis Aladdin
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Re: Shocking Revelations and Epiphanies

Postby Thad » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:06 pm

Brentai wrote:Back when EWG wasn't it's own thing it was largely described as "a new game by the guy who made Genesis Aladdin."

look most of what I remember from video game magazines of the era involves Gazuga and the Box.

Friday wrote:Great now this Nintengal really wants to play Genesis Aladdin

It got a rerelease for PC and consoles in October, so it's not tough to come by.

It's a very pretty game, though I think with the benefit of hindsight the consensus is that the SNES version was better. (I never played but a few minutes of that one so I can't vouch for that personally, but "this licensed Disney game by Capcom is pretty good" is not a difficult thing for me to believe.)

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