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David Finally Understands A Pop Culture Reference: Tales From The Slack

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Fe2 O3
Fe2 O3
10 months ago

Jfc Matt, ALL of those were good. Well done. And I’m sad that David didn’t like them.

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
1 year ago

Ya know there was a movie back in the 70s called SpinalTap. Well to reduce violence they trapped people in a chair who were violent and made them watch violent or non violent scenes. I Can’t remember. Then there was Charleston Heston in Soylent Green a post apocalyptic tale where people could suicide and got to see serene epics while being euthanized. I guess what i am saying is trap DT IN some chair or van for 72 hours and force him to watch all the iconic scenes.
Also Kurt Russell was an under rated action hero due to his great comedic skills and he banged Goldie Hawn a lot. MY HERO.

Peter d
Peter d
1 year ago

David – you need to watch Blues Brothers.

When you are done with that then watch Big Trouble in Little China. These are classics that you will enjoy.

Auto Guy
Auto Guy
1 year ago

David! No Disassemble!

Wordguy
Wordguy
1 year ago

Okay. You people sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… call the president.

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
1 year ago
Reply to  Wordguy

“If I’m not back by dawn, call the president” is a line I use ALL THE TIME.

Crank Shaft
Crank Shaft
1 year ago

I confess I missed it even though I’ve seen all the SC movies multiple times and experienced a crush on Ally upon seeing BC.

My excuse is that I grew up in the land of BC and was busy trying to be Bender. Smoke up Johnny!

CSRoad
CSRoad
1 year ago

The funny thing is David Tracy has become a pop culture reference himself. From multiple Holy Grails to rust he has become the popular measure, a cultural icon.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

“Isn’t it Iconiq” made me laugh out loud. Well done.

And all stand on this hill all by myself: Short Circuit sucked.

Mike Smith
Mike Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Boo this man!
(I’ll bet if you weren’t in the target demographic age bracket you would think it sucked… but I was squarely in the middle of it and I loved Short Circuit and will defend Johnny 5 to the end!)

Drew
Drew
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Smith

I will forever have a fondness for movies in which the machines that gain sentience are relatively wholesome and kind. Whether it’s Johnny 5 not wanting to be disassembled or let other beings be disassembled or a military computer discovering the only winning move is not to play, they’re great. But, like you, I was the right age in the era in which those movies were produced. If I were just introduced to them now, I don’t know if I’d feel the same.

I get tired of machines gaining sentience and killing people. I want escapism, not dire warnings of the dystopia to come, I guess.

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
1 year ago
Reply to  Drew

Still better than watching Sandler and Eddie Murphy play 12 unconvincincing characters in the same movie.

Ben
Ben
1 year ago

The fact that he knows the movie but thinks that is too obscure a reference is peak David-doesn’t-know-pop-culture. “Johnny 5 is alive!” is something people who haven’t even seen the movie know because it has transcended the movie it came from.

Drew
Drew
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

If you hear “More Than a Woman” in Johnny 5’s voice, though, you almost definitely watched the movie a few too many times.

But, yeah, if David gets a pop culture reference, it’s pretty safe to assume most of us know it. I guess you might be able to find a Mail Call reference that David gets and most people don’t, but that’s such an edge case that I think it would be fun to see the reference included anyway.

Drew
Drew
1 year ago

Short Circuit is a fantastic reference! I’m proud of you, David. Also, I wish you had gone with that for the story. But all of these are great.

Arrest-me Red
Arrest-me Red
1 year ago

You aren’t the only one. As a army brat who spent 8 years in Berlin, my references are mostly AFN reruns and British TV. 🙂 The video store next to the PX helped.

David Tracy
David Tracy
1 year ago
Reply to  Arrest-me Red

Ask me about Fraud, Waste and Abuse commercials and I’ll get your reference!

Arrest-me Red
Arrest-me Red
1 year ago
Reply to  David Tracy

I used to see how not act like a dick in public and security test ones.

Marc Miller
Marc Miller
1 year ago
Reply to  Arrest-me Red

I loved all the government thought control ads. “Doesn’t your child have a regular bedtime?” And when it was time for the news, all the commentators were in Class A uniforms. It was like living in Russia.

Last edited 1 year ago by Marc Miller
Eugene White
Eugene White
1 year ago

I feel like Torch has Johnnys 1-4 somewhere in his lair.

Outofstep
Outofstep
1 year ago

DT is our very own Steve Rogers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzZNWqUJuA4

Matt Mayotte
Matt Mayotte
1 year ago

I’m here for all things Johnny 5.

TXJeepGuy
TXJeepGuy
1 year ago

You know David, most people use Leavenworth as an excuse for being out of touch because they’re in prison, not outdoors.

A. Barth
A. Barth
1 year ago
Reply to  TXJeepGuy

Leavenworth: making big rocks into little rocks.

A. Barth
A. Barth
1 year ago

To be fair (to be faaaaaiirrr), DT does pick up on some things. I made a popular culture reference a month or so ago and included an explanatory note for him, but he was already familiar with it. So he had that going for him… which is nice.

InWayOverMyHead
InWayOverMyHead
1 year ago
Reply to  A. Barth

To be faaaaairrr….

Max Headbolts
Max Headbolts
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt Hardigree

Allegedly!

Mr. Asa
Mr. Asa
1 year ago

At work we’ve got two people like David. One of them is just young and the rest of us are old, and the young’un has told us “I haven’t seen any movie earlier than 2000” which is kinda acceptable.

The other is about the same age, but he just never watches anything.

One of the spare white boards has turned into “Movies that Adam and Barbara should watch” (they, in turn, made the other half of the board into a list of stuff we olds should watch)

What I’m saying is, we need to give David homework.
If he can tell you guys to read that grammar book, ya’ll can tell him to watch movies

Drew
Drew
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr. Asa

Had a coworker who played Fortnite. They released some sort of dinosaur costume skin and said that their programmers “were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.” He thought it was because they considered it a bad idea, but released it anyway. I had to point out the Jurassic Park reference because he was too young. I promptly shriveled up into a desiccated corpse. I’m okay now, but it gets tenuous when I’m around the youths.

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
1 year ago
Reply to  Drew

It is better to be quiet and thought the fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
Damn Millennials think being able to look stuff up is the same as knowing it. Give one of the little beeatches a landlines rotary phone and they look like the chimp in the zoo with a camera.

Mark Tucker
Mark Tucker
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr. Asa

I’ve been trying to get him to watch The Blues Brothers for a year now.

MATTinMKE
MATTinMKE
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

You’re doing the Lord’s Work, Mark. Stay the course!

Inthemikelane
Inthemikelane
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Tucker

You’re telling me that after a YEAR, he STILL hasn’t watched it?! There’s got to be an intervention. Let’s have a movie night at a meet up and tie him to a chair with a Jeep wiring harness (I’m sure several will be just lying around), and we ALL watch it together. Heck, I’ll bring the projector and a sheet to drape over the husk of whatever vehicle he has that isn’t running (I’m sure we’ll have our pick).

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