Proving the Point
By Dwip August 4, 2005, 11:07 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

We’re going to abuse some context fairly hard here, but bear with us.

*talking about American Pie*

[17:35] starflier06: That title is a desecration of a good song, btw.
[17:36] TontoMarius: Yes, but since I desecrate a whole lot of songs daily, I can’t really complain.

Now, just to prove a point to Regina, here, let us snag the contents of various random ICQs to Whir about the status of my latest game of Civ.

Though I can claim with some confidence that this latest round is Whir’s fault:

*Talking about me beating up some Vikings*
Whir: Despite all the Vikings’ rage, they are still just going to die.
(Smashing Pumpkins, Bullet With Butterfly Wings)

*Talking about me about to run over the Maya*
Whir: Doublecross the vacant and Maya. They’re not sure just what you have in store.
(Smashing Pumpkins, 1979)

*Talking about blowing up the Viking fleet*
Me: We all fight in a purple frigate, a purple frigate, a purple frigate.
(The Beatles, Yellow Submarine)

*Utterly random*
Whir: Soul power.
Me: Sea power.
(Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Power [James Brown])

*Also utterly random*
Whir: You say I’m lucky, we all know it’s in the artillery.
(Smashing Pumpkins, Dross)

*Taking down the city of Vadso*
Whir: Twilight fades through blistered… Vadso-lon?
Me: Wait’ll I get nukes. Then you’ll see some blistered Babylon.
(Smashing Pumpkins, To Shiela)

*Random Voltron Gets Served Flash Video Reference #1:*
Me: And thus Ragnar was like “We just got totally served, team!”

*Utterly random*
Whir: Thru the Eyes of World Domination?
Whir: The war has come to hold us young?
(Smashing Pumpkins, Thru the Eyes of Ruby)

*Yeah, we’re finally invading the Maya now*
Me: This whole “Dude, where’s my horse?” thing is totally going to kick the Mayans’ ass.
(Dude, Where’s My Car?)

*Fighting us some Babylonians*
Me: Come a little bit closer, you’re my kind of stack, so big and so strong, come a little bit closer, I want to blow you up, and the night is so young, oh.
La la lala, la la lala…

Super sounds of the 60s and 70s, as it were.
(Jay and the Americans, Come A Little Bit Closer)

*Utterly random*
Me: As the words to the old childrens’ song go…
This land is my land, this land ain’t your land
I’ve got a shotgun, you ain’t got one
I’ll blow your head off, you can’t stop me
This land was made for me not you
Me: We used to sing that back in, you know, 7th grade.
(Woodie Guthrie, This Land Is Your Land)

Me: Meanwhile, grinding through the last of the Maya.
Whir: The last of the Mayahicans.
(The Last of the Mohicans)

*Dropping lots of bombs on Babylon*
Me: We will we will bomb you.
Whir: I don’t live, I impale. I don’t give, I will hail (bombs)?
Me: The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Bombs Right)
(Queen, We Will Rock You)
(Smashing Pumpkins, Siva)
(Smashing Pumpkins, The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right))

Whir: I’ve been afraid of bombing ’cause I built my cities around you?
Me: Took my bomb and I took it down
climbed in my airplane and I looked around
and I saw Babylonians in the snow covered hills
’till bombers brought ’em down
(Smashing Pumpkins, Landslide [Fleetwood Mac])

Whir: Despite all Babylon’s rage, they’ll still be bombed back to stone age?
(Smashing Pumpkins, Bullet With Butterfly Wings)

Whir: You know I’m, you know I’m not Babylon.
(Smashing Pumpkins, The Everlasting Gaze)

Whir: Who wouldn’t bomb the one you love? Who wouldn’t stand beside your guns?
(Smashing Pumpkins, Stand Inside Your Love)

*On random Viking cities*
Me: Aarhus, in the middle of the war, Aarhus.
(Madness, Our House)

*Totally random*
Me: Now playing in homes across America, the new crossover movie: SuperBabylon vs. Three Mech Inf and a Worker.
(Assorted Superman Meets X comics. Also Three Men And A Baby)

*Also utterly random*
Me: You know, Spain, I’d be a bit more worried if Conquistadors could actually hurt me.
Whir: Oh, but they can. Don’t turn your back on a conquistador. They might be Zorro in disguise.
Me: I wonder if Zorro can dodge nuclear weapons.
Whir: Yes. Actually, in the instant before they land, he can disable the warhead with his rapier.
Me: But by how much, we ask. What if I set them to air burst?
Whir: He’ll use his whip.
Me: Which grows to like, a mile?
Whir: It’s Zorro.
Me: And what if I attack him with the Quik Bunny?
Whir: Close call.

*Fighting us some guys in Scandanavia*
Me: Aaaaaaaaa!
Aaaaaaaaa!
We come to the land of the ice and snow, etc, etc.
(Led Zeppelin, Immigrant Song)

*Still fighting Babylon*
Me: Babylon says
have you seen my infantry around?
I feel naked without it
He knows they all want him to go
but that’s ok man, they can’t kill him anyway
Babylon says
I’m going away to Scandanavia
when I get my army saved
gonna start tomorrow
I’m gonna invade tomorrow
I’m gonna invade tomorrow
(Jane’s Addiction, Jane Says)

*Bombing, Babylon, you know the drill)
Me: Hey Abe, where you going with that bomb in your plane?
Hey Abe, I said where you going with that bomb in your plane?
I’m going down to bomb Babylon
You know I caught him warring ’round on every civ in town
(Hendrix, Hey Joe)

Me: And I’d love you to notice, I’m devoted
to destroy Babylonians…
(Smashing Pumpkins, Marquis In Spades)

Me: The bombs of love disastrous?
(Smashing Pumpkins, The Guns of Love Disastrous)

Me: I need two RoPs. Now who’s with me?
Hittites/Mongols: We’re with you Billy the Kid!
(Bill And Ted’s Excellent Adventure)

Spain: *menace*
Me: Look! It’s the Goodyear Blimp!
Spain: Huh?
Me: *jacks Spain*
Hittites: I can’t believe they fell for that!
(Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure)

Me: Dun dun, the tanks are back in town…
(Bad Company, The Boys Are Back In Town)

Me: You gotta understand
you gotta understand
it’s just a fact that you must attack
you gotta bomb ’em while you can
(Smashing Pumpkins, Cash Car Star)

Me: Hammurabbi says
I’m done with Abe Lincoln
he treat me like a rag doll
he hides his infantry
says I don’t owe him nothing
but if he come back again
tell him to wait here for my infantry
or try again tomorrow
I’m gonna win tomorrow
I’m gonna win tomorrow
Hammurabbi says
have you seen my city around?
I feel naked without it
he knows they all want him to go
but that’s ok man he don’t like them anyway
Hammurabbi says
I’m going to invade America
when I get my units saved
gonna start tomorrow
I’m gonna win tomorrow
I’m gonna win tomorrow
(Jane’s Addiction, Jane Says)

Me: Babylon is falling down
falling down, falling down
Babylon is falling down
my fair army
(London Bridge Is Falling Down)


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avatar Comment by Whir #1
August 4, 2005 at 11:12 pm

Whir: Sometimes when I read the shit we say, I think we’re on drugs.