December 28th, 2019

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I got attracted to the Mandalorian with baby Yoda and a high IMDB rating (hovered over 9 there for a while). I thought it was going to have a story. Not in the slightest. It's wooden, it's predictable, it has no extra layers of complexity for viewers older than... oh, I don't know, twelve. It's embarrassing.

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In the latest episode of Dead Ringers, in a sketch parodying the Line of Duty, the Queen says (at about 1:50):

One is here to shoot grouse and kick ass, and one is all out of grouse.

The only reference familiar to me is the beginning of Duke Nukem 3D, where Duke says:

It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I am all out of gum.

I wonder whether there’s an earlier famous precedent of this phrase, or whether we can safely say that quotes from computer games have now established themselves in the public culture?

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Cultural references...

I only learnt about this image (and how it's said to be iconic) several years ago. I don't think I've seen it anywhere since. But apparently it’s still recognizable enough to be used as a source for a cartoon (that was back when Trump held talks with Kim):

P.S.: And another good one from several months back: