History Fridge / EpicRapBattlesOfHistory

1st Aug '16 11:47:19 PM JadeEyes1
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* Why does Tarantino specifically mention stubbing his toe in the shower? It's well established that Tarantino has a [[FootFocus foot fetish]].
24th Jul '16 1:02:06 PM Iamabrawler
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** The best part about all this? For an ERB battle that seems at first to toy with the ld formula by having one participant kill the others, aside from the ambiguous situation with Alexander (in which Ivan may or may not be responsible), Ivan hasn't actually killed anyone, despite being the villain; yet Catherine The Great did kill Pompey on-camera.

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** The best part about all this? For an ERB battle that seems at first to toy with the ld formula by having one participant kill the others, aside from the ambiguous situation with Alexander (in which Ivan may or may not be responsible), Ivan hasn't actually killed anyone, despite being the villain; yet Catherine The Great did kill Pompey on-camera. Even better, many historical figures who showed up on ERB seemed to know how their opponent died, as it's often the point of a diis (similarly to how both Alexander and Catherine refer to Ivan dying in the middle of a chess game). Ivan is the first one to act on this knowledge to, if not directly kill them, provoke the historical cause of death of two of his opponents.
22nd Jul '16 7:23:16 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Even [[Literature/JamesBond Ian Fleming's novels]], which are quite politically incorrect, made most Bond girls strong and independent characters. Honey Ryder, for example, was a brilliant naturalist and skilled sailor in [[Literature/DrNo the novel]], but [[Film/DrNo the film]] turned her into an airhead who didn't do much. And while Fleming's Bond himself was far more violent, cold and ruthless than the movie Bond, he could sometimes be ''less'' misogynistic than Connery's Bond. For example, ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' has Bond politely flirting with Patricia Fearing and then doing it consensually later on. The film has Bond blackmailing Fearing into having sex with him, then advancing on her and stripping her in the sauna while she protests. Even ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' is less aggressive than the film in "seducing" Pussy, as it's made repeatedly clear that Pussy finds Bond very attractive. However, the film simply has Bond do it without warning.

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** Even [[Literature/JamesBond Ian Fleming's novels]], which are quite politically incorrect, [[FairForItsDay made most Bond girls strong and independent characters.characters]]. Honey Ryder, for example, was a brilliant naturalist and skilled sailor in [[Literature/DrNo the novel]], but [[Film/DrNo the film]] turned her into an airhead who didn't do much. And while Fleming's Bond himself was far more violent, cold and ruthless than the movie Bond, he could sometimes be ''less'' misogynistic than Connery's Bond. For example, ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' has Bond politely flirting with Patricia Fearing and then doing it consensually later on. The film has Bond blackmailing Fearing into having sex with him, then advancing on her and stripping her in the sauna while she protests. Even ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' is less aggressive than the film in "seducing" Pussy, as it's made repeatedly clear that Pussy finds Bond very attractive. However, the film simply has Bond do it without warning.
22nd Jul '16 7:08:19 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** There's also reason to believe that Ivan was bisexual, so Frederick's line about his "troll face" may have been a preemptive rejection.
18th Jul '16 10:52:56 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Even [[Literature/JamesBond Ian Fleming's novels]], which are quite politically incorrect, made most Bond girls strong and independent characters. Honey Ryder, for example, was a brilliant naturalist and skilled sailor in [[Literature/DrNo the novel]], but [[Film/DrNo the film]] turned her into an airhead who didn't do much. And while Fleming's Bond himself was far more violent, cold and ruthless than the movie Bond, he could sometimes be ''less'' misogynistic than Connery's Bond. For example, ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' has Bond politely flirting with Patricia Fearing and then doing it consensually later on. The film has Bond blackmailing Fearing into having sex with him, then advancing on her and stripping her in the sauna while she protests.

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** Even [[Literature/JamesBond Ian Fleming's novels]], which are quite politically incorrect, made most Bond girls strong and independent characters. Honey Ryder, for example, was a brilliant naturalist and skilled sailor in [[Literature/DrNo the novel]], but [[Film/DrNo the film]] turned her into an airhead who didn't do much. And while Fleming's Bond himself was far more violent, cold and ruthless than the movie Bond, he could sometimes be ''less'' misogynistic than Connery's Bond. For example, ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' has Bond politely flirting with Patricia Fearing and then doing it consensually later on. The film has Bond blackmailing Fearing into having sex with him, then advancing on her and stripping her in the sauna while she protests. Even ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' is less aggressive than the film in "seducing" Pussy, as it's made repeatedly clear that Pussy finds Bond very attractive. However, the film simply has Bond do it without warning.
15th Jul '16 9:10:37 PM Arruruerie
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* Similar to [[NotHelpingYourCase Mozart's retorts to Skrillex]], after Ivan calls him an alcoholic, Alex tells Ivan to grab him a drink and makes a vodka-themed crack.
15th Jul '16 8:56:31 PM Arruruerie
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* Frederick's mention of his battle tactics not being exactly straight is both a reference to his preferred strategy of flanking his enemies and his [[{{AmbiguouslyGay}} alleged homosexuality]].

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* Ivan's second line is "Try to serve Ivan, no survivin'". Turns out he's not being hyperbolic.
* Frederick's mention of his battle tactics not being exactly straight is both a reference to his preferred strategy of flanking his enemies and his [[{{AmbiguouslyGay}} alleged homosexuality]]. The latter also seems like a component of the "...if I had to look at your troll face every night!" line.
15th Jul '16 10:32:09 AM Iamabrawler
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** The best part about all this? For an ERB battle that seems at first to toy with the ld formula by having one participant kill the others, aside from the ambiguous situation with Alexander (in which Ivan may or may not be responsible), Ivan hasn't actually killed anyone, despite being the villain; yet Catherine The Great did kill Pompey on-camera.




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** Adding to this, Ivan has a dark color scheme, while Catherine is all dressed in white and pale colors, pushing the chess theme a little further.
15th Jul '16 5:45:49 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* Austin Powers calling [[spoiler: Sean Connery's Bond]] "rapey" is an understatement. Possibly the least enjoyable aspect of Connery's Bond films is that they are pretty misogynistic, with the Bond girls treated as disposable sex objects or undergoing {{Chickification}}, as well as Bond making some anti-feminist statements. Case in point, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pUXH1Bye88 Goldfinger]] actually does attempt to glorify a blatant act of rape. Also ironic in that Austin's obsession with sex was directly mocking and exaggerating this aspect of Bond, and the women in his films were ''still'' represented better.
** Of course Craig's Bond would despise the misogyny of Connery's earlier films. One of the easiest ways to look at how the Bond franchise has changed is to examine the representations of women across different incarnations. While Connery's films are blatantly misogynistic, more recent incarnations of Bond (especially Daniel Craig) have made a concerted effort to treat the Bond girls as actual human beings and to give the female characters a more active role.
** Even [[Literature/JamesBond Ian Fleming's novels]], which are quite politically incorrect, made most Bond girls strong and independent characters. Honey Ryder, for example, was a brilliant naturalist and skilled sailor in [[Literature/DrNo the novel]], but [[Film/DrNo the film]] turned her into an airhead who didn't do much. And while Fleming's Bond himself was far more violent and ruthless than the movie Bond, he could sometimes be ''less'' misogynistic than Connery's Bond. For example, ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' has Bond politely flirting with Patricia Fearing and then doing it consensually later on. The film has Bond blackmailing Fearing into having sex with him, then advancing on her and stripping her in the sauna while she protests.

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* Austin Powers calling [[spoiler: Sean Connery's Bond]] "rapey" is an understatement. Possibly the least enjoyable aspect of Connery's Bond films is that they are pretty misogynistic, with the Bond girls treated as disposable sex objects or undergoing {{Chickification}}, as well as Bond making some anti-feminist statements. Case in point, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pUXH1Bye88 Goldfinger]] actually does attempt to glorify a blatant act of rape.sexual assault. Also ironic in that Austin's obsession with sex was directly mocking and exaggerating this aspect of Bond, and the women in his films were ''still'' represented better.
** Of course Craig's Bond would despise the misogyny of Connery's earlier films. One of the easiest ways to look at how the Bond franchise has changed is to examine the representations of women across different incarnations. While Connery's films are blatantly misogynistic, the most misogynistic of the bunch, more recent incarnations of Bond (especially Daniel Craig) have made a concerted effort to treat the Bond girls as actual human beings and to give the female characters a more active role.
** Even [[Literature/JamesBond Ian Fleming's novels]], which are quite politically incorrect, made most Bond girls strong and independent characters. Honey Ryder, for example, was a brilliant naturalist and skilled sailor in [[Literature/DrNo the novel]], but [[Film/DrNo the film]] turned her into an airhead who didn't do much. And while Fleming's Bond himself was far more violent violent, cold and ruthless than the movie Bond, he could sometimes be ''less'' misogynistic than Connery's Bond. For example, ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' has Bond politely flirting with Patricia Fearing and then doing it consensually later on. The film has Bond blackmailing Fearing into having sex with him, then advancing on her and stripping her in the sauna while she protests.



* Out of all the insults [[spoiler: Connery's Bond]] could have used against Craig, he chooses to call him "Pussy." Considering that was also [[spoiler: the name of the woman he basically raped in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'']], it amounts to indicating that he pretty much views Craig's Bond the same way he views women: inferior and expendable.
* Notice how [[spoiler: Connery's Bond]] immediately shrugs off Austin Powers' remark that he's "rapey," and basically denies it while stubbornly claiming to be "distinguished." That's basically what happens when you attempt to explain the misogyny of Connery's Bond films to a hardcore fan of that era.

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* Out of all the insults [[spoiler: Connery's Bond]] could have used against Craig, he chooses to call him "Pussy." Considering that was also [[spoiler: the name of the woman he basically practically raped in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'']], it amounts to indicating that he pretty much views Craig's Bond the same way he views women: nearly all the women he encounters: inferior and expendable.
* Notice how [[spoiler: Connery's Bond]] immediately shrugs off Austin Powers' remark that he's "rapey," and basically denies it while stubbornly claiming to be "distinguished." That's basically what happens when you attempt to explain the misogyny of Connery's Bond films to a hardcore die-hard fan of that era.



* When Catherine announces "checkmate", why does she topple a fool piece rather than a king ? Because Ivan was insane, and she doesn't consider him her equal as ruler of Russia.

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* When Catherine announces "checkmate", why does she topple a fool piece rather than a king ? Because Ivan was ''was'' insane, and she doesn't consider him her equal as ruler of Russia.
14th Jul '16 8:41:55 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Putting Muhammad Ali in a rap battle is very fitting, considering his use of rhyme schemes and spoken word poetry were a major influence on rap as a genre.

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* Putting Muhammad Ali in a rap battle is very fitting, considering his use of rhyme schemes and spoken word poetry were ended up being a major influence on rap as a genre.



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