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Dan Dan: (dan-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-09-16 23:16:22

Just in Case...

For those of you who don't know who Luc Basson is, he's the writer/director who brought us such awesome action films as Leon (The Professional), The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, and Banditas (writer only).

For those of you who don't know who Frank Lloyd Wright is... read a book.

Dee (David Yun) Dee (David Yun): (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2007-09-17 06:56:19


That's Luc Besson. With an 'e'. You philistine.

And here's a review of Bioshock written by Dave. It's at the bottom of the page.

Not bad Dave. The review's heartfelt nature is driven by a genuineness that could only issue forth from a true enthusiast. However, you aren't permitted to make observations about "the ideals of Objectivism" if you've never picked up The Fountainhead.

For those of you who don't know who Ayn Rand is... read a book.

(Wewt! I claim victory in the snootiness competition!)

Mike Mike: (mike-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-09-17 13:10:50

Oh.. my... god

video game reference????

There will soon be a Guitar Hero invasion... be prepared.... sluts.

Mike Mike: (mike-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-09-17 16:09:47


So like... can somebody give me a rundown of Frank Lloyd Wright?
I didn't realize I was an idiot who doesn't read until today.

I'm not one to play up the fact that I'm a college grad as a good thing (that's why Degree-less Dave makes more than me, thanks College!)... but I at least had some faith I had a decent base of knowledge in a few different disciplines. I know that still limits me (Dee.. you still scare me when you shitfuck my historical knowledge in the face)... but if I get to feel stupid over the fact that I don't know anything about a guy (except hearing his name a couple times) I'd at least like to be TRULY condescended and have somebody explain why I should feel inadequate for not knowing the might of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Anyone, anyone? Bueller, Bueller? (Sorry to all you kids that don't understand the second part of that... I highly recommend Ferris Bueller's Day off. (And if you haven't seen it... Go watch a movie, Jesus. (but hey, at least you know which one it is!)

Lastly... The Professional rocks.

Steve Steve: (steve-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-09-17 18:27:11

in the spirit of things...

look, who reads a book anymore? that was when people went to libraries and nudey bars before the internet (now kids go to the library to use the internet there). if they remade Married with Children today, Al Bundy would leave the shoe store straight to his computer and booze in his garage.

this is age of information and it's at high speeds for only $14.95 a month or less, a price even Al could afford. I love wikipedia and google, between those two i can find just about anything i need to know from the millions of posts of practical and informational knowledge, even though you may have to sift through the billions (cuz some fools don't understand the difference between facts and opinions).

Lloyd Frank (Lincoln) Wright was an architect, so i can only imagine that you used him as a reference to the city and home design of Rapture. Or since Dee brought up Ms. Rand too, it may have nothing to do with architecture but architects dealing with the presence of fascism and building the will to occupy, endure and in the end overcome. ok, i'm talking out of my ass at this point because i wanted to jump in and talk about what i learned from two minutes of google'ing the names thrown about. ;)

P.S. in the strip when i saw simile my brain registered it as smilies. i was like, i can't make smilies either. aranthos, tell how to make the exploding head smilie again please!

P.S.S. should this have been in the forum? ^_^

P.S.S.S. we need smilies for posting on here!

James James: (james-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-09-17 18:37:13

This makes my brain hurted... :(

Honestly, this Frank Lloyd Wright guy I was mixing him up with Andrew Lloyd Webber... Had to wiki this one.

And books... aren't those the things we use to level out the broken tables. :P

P.S.S.S.S.S. Steve, yes, this should have been in the forum.

Joel Joel: (zeke-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-09-17 21:09:35

So what?

I don't have any fucking clue who either one of those guys are...big fucking deal.

Mike Mike: (mike-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-09-17 21:11:07

I love these quiet little moments before the storm... they remind me of Beethoven.

No, it doesn't belong in the forums. I don't wanna go forum searching when I have no idea what a reference is. Front page is fine for explanations of strips that aren't known by everybody... but that's just my thoughts as merely a reader/commentator.

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Joel Joel: (zeke-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-09-17 21:28:47

Picking up a book?

Yeah I'm very likely to pick up a random fucking book, read it and know who the fuck you're talking about in todays strip. I'm certain that every fucking book out there will shed some light on this reference right? Sarcasm? Nah I don't think sarcasm will cover this. And yes if the strip contains a reference that people aren't likely to understand you need to give more information than "read a fucking book"...

Dan Dan: (dan-deleteme[at]-deleteme-squishycomics [dot] com) 2007-09-17 22:14:35


Didn't think I'd be stirring up such a hornet's nest there.
Originally the line was going to be "Ayn Rand and Luc Besson", I choose Frank Lloyd Wright instead because, a. his style fit with the design of BioShock, b, he's thought by some to have been the basis of the protagonist of the Fountainhead, and c. I seriously thought that everyone knew who he was and Ayn Rand was too obscure. The "read a book" comment was meant to be humorous, not actually condescending.

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