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stripysox 03-31-2005 02:38 PM

The Quote Linking Game!
One person gives a quote and the next person has to find a quote that is linked to it in some way. The link can be anything from them actually having the same word to some obscure and complicated refrence. It's nice if people say where the quotes are from and maybe explain the connection if it's not obvios.

I'll start with:

"Things involving the computer fill me with a childlike terror. Now, if it were a nice ogre or some such, I'd be more in my element." -- Giles in some episode that I don't remember.

PointyHairedJedi 03-31-2005 04:42 PM

"Ah. A keyboard. How quaint."

I shouldn't need to say where that comes from.

stripysox 03-31-2005 10:03 PM

"Quaint, when used to describe the occasional village through which they passed, meant fever-ridden and tumbledown" - The Colour of Magic

Chancellor Valium 04-01-2005 02:30 AM

"...You're country village of cruddy Cottingden" - Lady Cynthia FitzMilton, Fit the First, The HitchHiker's Guide To The Galaxy Radio Series 1.

stripysox 04-04-2005 11:27 AM

"what would it be like to cross 23rd Street and take a field trip up there where we never hardly were before." - from the book called Cruddy.

Zeke 04-04-2005 03:30 PM

Linus: "We had a good time at school today. Our teacher took us on a field trip. We went out and we saw this great big field. It was a real field, and we saw it! We stood right there and we saw that field!"
Charlie Brown: "Do you think you'll be going on any more field trips?"
Linus: "I doubt it. When you've seen one field, you've seen them all."

evay 04-04-2005 05:00 PM

{echoey whisper} "If you build it, they will come."

"It's okay, honey. I... I was just talking to the cornfield. "

Chancellor Valium 04-04-2005 07:49 PM

"You cannot resist the power of the Star Forge! Bwahaha!" - Darth Malak, KotOR.

KillerGodMan 04-06-2005 12:18 AM

"You underestimate the power of the Dark Side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny. " - You SHOULD know who said that

Chancellor Valium 04-06-2005 11:40 AM

"Join me - it is your DESTINY!" - again, you should know who said that....

evay 04-06-2005 12:55 PM

"There is NO FATE but what we make." (T2)

Zeke 04-06-2005 01:49 PM

"But I never liked Fate. Predestination goes against the grain. Besides, he cheats at cards."
- Chaos (voiced by Matt Frewer) from the Aladdin episode "When Chaos Comes Calling"

evay 04-06-2005 04:18 PM

"So. Five-card stud, nothing wild. The sky's the limit."
-- Picard, the last lines of "All Good Things..."

Chancellor Valium 04-07-2005 12:17 AM

"No, not the Mind Probe!" - the Castellan, the Five Doctors
(= cardboard acting.......)

Zeke 04-07-2005 08:53 PM

Pretty tenuous, Valium.

"Riddle me this, Fred... What's everything to someone and nothing to everyone else? Your MIND, baby!"
- The Riddler, about to kill a guy in Batman Forever

admiral sab 04-07-2005 09:57 PM

"my mind to your mind, my thoughts to your thoughts"


stripysox 04-07-2005 10:20 PM

"Mind the gap." - Something that souvenir merchents in London like to put on t-shirts, magnets, umberellas and anything else you could possibly think of.

Zeke 04-08-2005 12:51 AM

"Once again I teeter at the precipice of the generation gap."
- Giles

NeoMatrix 04-08-2005 04:28 AM

"The Gap between your ears is called a brain. Use it" - Unknown source

evay 04-08-2005 01:33 PM

"Brain and brain! What is brain?!" (surely nobody needs a source for that...)

Chancellor Valium 04-08-2005 01:56 PM

"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow......" Macbeth, Macbeth

evay 04-08-2005 03:05 PM

"...after all, tomorrow is another day!" -- GWTW

Zeke 04-08-2005 03:24 PM

You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store

- Tennessee Ernie Ford, "Sixteen Tons"

stripysox 04-08-2005 04:55 PM

Nobody seemed to know where John called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone
He didn't say much, kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all, you just said "Hi" to Big John

- I don't know who wrote this song but I used to have it on the same tape as Sixteen Tons.

evay 04-08-2005 07:52 PM

Well way down yonder in Louisville
Lived a cat named Big Bad Bill
I wants ta tell ya,
Oh the cat was rough and tough, he could strut his stuff
Had the whole town scared to death
When he walked by they all held their breath
He's a fightin' man, sho' enough
But then Bill got himself a wife,
Now he leads a different life...
Big Bad Bill is Sweet William now
Married life done changed him somehow
He's the man the town used to fear,
Now they all call 'im Sweet Poppa Willy dear
Stronger than Samson, I declare,
'Till a brown-skinned woman's bobbed his hair
Big Bad Bill don't fight any more (no he don't)
He's doin' the dishes, and moppin' up that floor (yes he is)
Well he used to go out drinkin', lookin' for a fight,
Now he's gotta see that sweet woman ev'ry night
Big Bad Bill is Sweet William now

(Van Halen cover of someone else's song, on the album "Diver Down," Jan Van Halen on clarinet)

tlhInganHom 04-10-2005 06:36 PM

"At that point, looking remarkable healthy, the skunk gave me the finger (I swear!) and casually strolled back into the woods." --William Shatner

(it involves a cat-like animal and William.)

NAHTMMM 04-12-2005 03:20 AM

"He took a sort of a disgusted look at hisself, 'n' then he looked at us--an' it was just exactly the same as if he had said--'Gents, maybe you think it's smart to take advantage of a cat that ain't had no experience of quartz-minin', but I think different'--an' then he turned on his heel 'n' marched off home without ever saying another word."

--Dick Baker in Mark Twain's "Tom Quartz"

evay 04-12-2005 03:27 PM

Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust. ~Don Herold

KillerGodMan 04-14-2005 02:50 AM

"Dammit Jim! I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!" ~McCoy (no duh)

Zeke 04-14-2005 03:22 AM

"Brick, brick, brick, brick, brick, brick, brick, brick, brick, brick, brick, brick..." (over 100 times)
- Carl André's counterargument in a debate on the merits of his "art," which typically consisted of thousands of bricks laid out either regularly or at random

NAHTMMM 04-14-2005 03:56 AM

"And if she should tell you, 'Come closer'
And if she tempts you with her charms
Tell her no, no no, no, no no no no no, no, no, no, no no no no no, no no, no no
Don't hurt me now for her love belongs to me"

--The Zombies

Scooter 04-14-2005 04:23 AM


- Marcel Marceau, "Silent Movie"

Zeke 04-14-2005 08:00 AM

- The entire text of the letter a vacationing Victor Hugo sent his publisher to ask how Les Miserables was selling

- The publisher's entire response

evay 04-14-2005 10:27 AM

Too many teardrops for one heart to be cryin
Too many teardrops for one heart to carry on
Youre gonna cry ninety-six tears
Youre gonna cry ninety-six tears
Youre gonna cry, cry cry cry now
Youre gonna cry, cry, cry, cry
Ninety-six tears

-- ? and the Mysterians

(didn't think you could get a link for sheer punctuation, didja?)

Chancellor Valium 04-14-2005 11:50 AM

- The Mysterons, Captain Scarlet

Scooter 04-16-2005 12:35 AM

In keeping with the musical theme the thread is taking:

"Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?"

-- David Bowie, "Space Oddity"

KillerGodMan 04-16-2005 03:55 AM

"And I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah I'm free, free fallin'"

~Tom Petty

Zeke 04-16-2005 05:09 AM

"...creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
to the last syllable of recorded time,
and all our yesterdays have lighted fools
the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
that struts and frets his hour upon the stage
and then is heard no more: it is a tale
told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
signifying nothing."

See one of Valium's posts for first line and source. :mrgreen:

evay 04-16-2005 12:04 PM

::dreamy sigh:: I love the Bard.

"Do not go quietly into that good night!
Rage, rage against the dying of the light!"

catalina_marina 04-20-2005 11:51 AM

"I live my life in shadow" - Tara, Buffy musical.

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