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TK-42-1
Oct 30, 2013

looks like we have a bad transmitter


Pillbug

Can I just say that Shore Leave and Mile High are great names for promiscuous stereotypes? If nothing else Jackson and Doc have a gift for pseudonyms.

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Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009



It's one of the few archetypes where GI Joe didn't get there first.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

I think it's implied that they were lovers as Shore Leave and Mile High in the OSI, went undercover as Holy Diver and Sky Pilot, and when they joined up properly with SPHINX, Shore Leave resumed his old identity while Sky Pilot actually liked his new one.

Vicissitude
Jan 26, 2004

You ever do the chicken dance at a wake? That really bothers people.

Yeah, he used to go by Mile High and took on the name Sky Pilot when Shore Leave became Holy Diver. For whatever reason, he didn't change back. I guess it's either he thinks it's a better name or he actually did convert

shades of eternity
Nov 9, 2013

Where kitties raise dragons in the world's largest mall.

I was watching freakizoid, episode 2 and they did a johnny quest parody.

and cripse their dad scientist looks suspiciously similar to rusty.

Data Graham
Dec 28, 2009



Perhaps but that's uhh because Rusty is designed to look like a wastoid version of Dr. Quest

X_Toad
Apr 2, 2011


Just rewatched season 6. I forgot how good it was, I think I like it better watching all the episodes in a row rather than weekly. Really hoping that Sirena comes back next season, she was fun and her relationship with Hank was really sweet. And I guess now the Monarch will go after the last big fish standing between him and Rusty, a.k.a Wide Wale? And we may have the confirmation that, yes, Wide Wale specifically took away Rusty from the Monarch just to make him miserable, in revenge for his brother's death.

JethroMcB
Jan 23, 2004

We're normal now.
We love your family.


X_Toad posted:

And we may have the confirmation that, yes, Wide Wale specifically took away Rusty from the Monarch just to make him miserable, in revenge for his brother's death.

But seriously, "Secrets of love and caring?"

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

Can't wait to see Wide Wale's reaction to realising that he maybe shouldn't have antagonised a supervillain with an on-record body count of heroes, especially if/when he realises the Blue Morpho the Guild is terrified of is the Monarch and his mentally unstable nerd sidekick committing semi-accidental massacres.

Megillah Gorilla
Sep 22, 2003

One Potato to rule them all,
One Potato to find them,
One Potato to bring them all
And in the darkness bind them.




Bread Liar

Jeffrey of YOSPOS posted:

"Loin-girded codpiece of truth" is just a brilliant turn of phrase, the fact that a codpiece literally girds(surrounds) one's loins and also that "gird your loins" is an idiom from the bible used to mean "prepare for attack" makes it the perfect accessory for a bible-themed superhero, well, preparing for attack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxyIQTy3hn0

PostNouveau
Sep 3, 2011

VY till I die

Grimey Drawer

Watching the one with the boy adventurers' therapy group, and I just got that they're the Hale brothers because of the phrase "hale and hearty" and hearty is real close to hardy.

TK-42-1
Oct 30, 2013

looks like we have a bad transmitter


Pillbug

PostNouveau posted:

Watching the one with the boy adventurers' therapy group, and I just got that they're the Hale brothers because of the phrase "hale and hearty" and hearty is real close to hardy.

Jesus christ

Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Jan 1, 1970

I WILL MEDITATE AND THEN DESTROY YOU


Cybernetic Crumb

lol awesome, had no idea

Eela6
May 25, 2007


Shredded Hen

PostNouveau posted:

Watching the one with the boy adventurers' therapy group, and I just got that they're the Hale brothers because of the phrase "hale and hearty" and hearty is real close to hardy.

Pope Guilty
Nov 6, 2006

The human animal is a beautiful and terrible creature, capable of limitless compassion and unfathomable cruelty.

Hardy also means the same as hale.

PostNouveau
Sep 3, 2011

VY till I die

Grimey Drawer

Pope Guilty posted:

Hardy also means the same as hale.

Oh, you know what, that's a much simpler way to get there I guess.

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005





I've watched this show a dozen times. How do I keep finding new poo poo!? How deep does Jackson and Doc's pop culture reference well go!? What does it all loving mean!?

Sataere
Jul 20, 2005


Step 1: Start fight
Step 2: Attack straw man
Step 3: REPEAT

Do not engage with me



Jeffrey of YOSPOS posted:

lol awesome, had no idea

Holy poo poo, I can't believe that is real.

RandallODim
Dec 30, 2010

Another 1? Aww man...


How have y'all never heard of Bibleman. Buncha heathens ITT.

Sgt. Politeness
Sep 29, 2003

I've seen shit you people wouldn't believe. Cop cars on fire off the shoulder of I-94. I watched search lights glitter in the dark near the Ambassador Bridge. All those moments will be lost in time, like piss in the drain. Time to retch.

Y'all done slept on Bibleman, you can grab tapes on tapes on tapes of that poo poo at your local Salvation Army. Willie motherfuckin Aames back at it again with them Shoes of Peace.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?


Wow, he looks like such a dork before hand.

I recently got a bunch of people mad on facebook by posting an article laying out exactly why Ready Player One is a bad book and will probably be a bad movie, and one said "You love the Venture Bros, how is that any different?" and I had to just shake my head and reply "RP1 is just Cline listing poo poo he likes, there's nothing more than "I got in my Deloren and slamed in the most extreme hard core rock of Rush's Moving Pictures while I blasted out of the Firefly's cargo bay with Alf in my passenger seat to do battle with Mum-Ra, Sark head jock from Revenge of the Nerds who was Jefferson on Married with children" while Venture Bros, well, does this. It's so much more than 'member dis? The referances can stand on their own. There's no gatekeeping, there's no need to know who the gently caress Bibleman or Klaus Nomi is get the joke.

LashLightning
Feb 20, 2010

You know you didn't have to go post that, right?

But it's fine, I guess...


You just keep being you!


A lot of the time you'd wouldn't recognize the reference Venture Bros. is making, but it's still be funny as there is a joke in itself built around the reference.

For example, I have no clue as to the regulars of Andy Warhol's celebrity groupies, but the episode about the Doom Factory arching Venture was still hilarious.

RandallODim
Dec 30, 2010

Another 1? Aww man...


I will bet actual money a majority of fans don't know the double meaning of Brick Frog and still love that goober.

Tatsuta Age
Apr 21, 2005

so good at being in trouble


RandallODim posted:

I will bet actual money a majority of fans don't know the double meaning of Brick Frog and still love that goober.

Worse than useless

Jeffrey of YOSPOS
Jan 1, 1970

I WILL MEDITATE AND THEN DESTROY YOU


Cybernetic Crumb

LashLightning posted:

A lot of the time you'd wouldn't recognize the reference Venture Bros. is making, but it's still be funny as there is a joke in itself built around the reference.

For example, I have no clue as to the regulars of Andy Warhol's celebrity groupies, but the episode about the Doom Factory arching Venture was still hilarious.

Right, along with the name of what they're referencing, they also include (exaggerated versions of) the elements that made that thing joyful or funny in the first place.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

On a note of discussion, was pondering the nature of nephewism in cartoons, very relevant to Ducktales, and how so few adult-adventurer-and-kid-sidekick media actually has a parent-child team, at least in the old days, with Johnny Quest being the only exception I could think of. Then I realised, aside from uncles having way more leeway in how they can behave and have lives of their own outside the wholesome expectations of mid-20th century parents, there's an entire show about how insanely irresponsible and cruel a parent forcing their child into an 'adventurer' lifestyle actually would be.

Surprised there hasn't been some parody of such with parents leaving their children in the case of an 'uncle' who then goes to drag them on extremely inadvisable adventures. Hell, Col Gentleman and the Action Man are surprisingly decent babysitters.

Cojawfee
May 31, 2006
I think the US is dumb for not using Celsius

It's not an uncle, but Rick is a grandpa who drags his grandson morty around on adventures he sometimes doesn't want to go on.

Pope Guilty
Nov 6, 2006

The human animal is a beautiful and terrible creature, capable of limitless compassion and unfathomable cruelty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB1xGh1Gwcw

Ajaxify
May 5, 2009


RandallODim posted:

I will bet actual money a majority of fans don't know the double meaning of Brick Frog and still love that goober.

Can someone explain this again?

deong
Jun 13, 2001

I'll see you in heck!


Ajaxify posted:

Can someone explain this again?



I think there is more to it than that, but I don't remember for positive.

BexGu
Jan 9, 2004

This fucking day....

Ajaxify posted:

Can someone explain this again?

Its was stupid one off goober every one thought was ridiculously and funny (a dude in a frog suit that throws bricks trying out be a super villain) and then every one found out was one hell of a clever pun with frog actually being the name of apart of a brick.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?

LashLightning posted:

A lot of the time you'd wouldn't recognize the reference Venture Bros. is making, but it's still be funny as there is a joke in itself built around the reference.

For example, I have no clue as to the regulars of Andy Warhol's celebrity groupies, but the episode about the Doom Factory arching Venture was still hilarious.

Yea, I got their Legion of Doom parts, but not the Factory parts. Also all their jokes about the 80s NYC Goth/New Wave scene. I had to look up who Lydia Lunch was, and one of her more famous things was an arty porn video where she blows JG Thirwell.

boner confessor
Apr 25, 2013

by R. Guyovich


Inescapable Duck posted:

Hell, Col Gentleman and the Action Man are surprisingly decent babysitters.

now that they've chilled out some maybe but they gave rusty hell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTHVTcdp7Ps#t=28s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjDPRaD5w5g

SeanBeansShako
Nov 20, 2009


NOT TODAY, RUSTY.

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.

And I think when having dinner the Action Man goes into some more horrific abuse of Rusty. He was hopped up on Go-Juice all the time back then.

tarlibone
Aug 1, 2014

Am I a... bad person?
AM I??


Grimey Drawer

According to Nerdist, the return of the Venture Bros. is on the horizon! Wait... there will still be horizons in late 2018, right?

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What's a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?

Inescapable Duck posted:

And I think when having dinner the Action Man goes into some more horrific abuse of Rusty. He was hopped up on Go-Juice all the time back then.

I love his intro in the attack on Spider-Skull Island, where the henchmen are already pretty much defeated, he comes in and head shot and executes them all.

Accccctiooooooooooooooooooooooon!!!!!

Farmer Crack-Ass
Jan 2, 2001

ensign dwarf, set a course for getting blitzed the fuck out

warp factor nine

tarlibone posted:

According to Nerdist, the return of the Venture Bros. is on the horizon! Wait... there will still be horizons in late 2018, right?

That's okay it just means we're getting the most authentically artisanal handcrafted animation possible

Pick
Jul 19, 2009



Nap Ghost

tarlibone posted:

According to Nerdist, the return of the Venture Bros. is on the horizon! Wait... there will still be horizons in late 2018, right?

As long as it's coming...

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tarlibone
Aug 1, 2014

Am I a... bad person?
AM I??


Grimey Drawer

Pick posted:

As long as it's coming...

It's not even breathing hard yet.

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