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5th Aug '17 5:30:06 PM Franco-America2018
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Kings became a gang of {{Elvis Impersonator}}s. After finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, they figured it must be a place of worship, and that they'd keep his memory alive. [[FromACertainPointOfView They're not wrong, per se...]]
** Without even knowing his ''name'' - in all that memorabilia, nothing readable or functional explicitly said what the name of the person being emulated was, just that he was 'The King' (thus "The King's School of Impersonation").
*** Could actually be because the estate of Elvis Presley owns copyright on the name; his general appearance and the name "the King" fall under fair use.
** Downplayed in that the Kings -- at least, the leaders -- figure that the King wasn't a ''god'' -- just someone who obviously must be worthy of emulating, since the ancients had an entire school that felt more like a place of worship dedicated to teaching people how to act like him.
* That's not the first time ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' has misconstrued pre-war information as some kind of religion. In the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' DLC "The Pitt", your reward for [[GuideDangIt finding all 100 ingots]] in the steelyard is [[AndYourRewardIsClothes a suit of power armor]]. While it resembles [[BigBad Ashur's]] own suit, Everett mentions that some of the local tribals fashioned this power armor to resemble their "gods". Although the colors are faded, the armor is clearly decked out in the black and yellow colors of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Pittsburgh Steelers]]. Ashur's own armor has an identical color scheme, so it's possible he's simply exploiting local superstitions to appear as a "god".
** Then there's also the fact that Abraham Lincoln (via the remnants of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Gettysburg Address is still legible) is seen as something of a deity to freed slaves.

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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Kings became a gang of {{Elvis Impersonator}}s. After finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, they figured it must be a place of worship, and that they'd keep his memory alive. [[FromACertainPointOfView They're not wrong, per se...]]
** Without even knowing his ''name'' - in all that memorabilia, nothing readable or functional explicitly said what the name of the person being emulated was, just that he was 'The King' (thus "The King's School of Impersonation").
*** Could actually be because the estate of Elvis Presley owns copyright on the name; his general appearance and the name "the King" fall under fair use.
** Downplayed in that the Kings -- at least, the leaders -- figure that the King wasn't a ''god'' -- just someone who obviously must be worthy of emulating, since the ancients had an entire school that felt more like a place of worship dedicated to teaching people how to act like him.
* That's not the first time the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' universe has misconstrued pre-war information as some kind of religion. religion.
**
In the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' DLC "The Pitt", your reward for [[GuideDangIt finding all 100 ingots]] in the steelyard is [[AndYourRewardIsClothes a suit of power armor]]. While it resembles [[BigBad Ashur's]] own suit, Everett mentions that some of the local tribals fashioned this power armor to resemble their "gods". Although the colors are faded, the armor is clearly decked out in the black and yellow colors of the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Pittsburgh Steelers]]. Ashur's own armor has an identical color scheme, so it's possible he's simply exploiting local superstitions to appear as a "god".
** *** Then there's also the fact that Abraham Lincoln (via the remnants of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Gettysburg Address is still legible) is seen as something of a deity to freed slaves.slaves.
** In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Kings became a gang of {{Elvis Impersonator}}s. After finding a school filled with memorabilia, instructions on how to act like him, and a metric ton of hair gel, they figured it must be a place of worship, and that they'd keep his memory alive. [[FromACertainPointOfView They're not wrong, per se...]]
*** Without even knowing his ''name'' - in all that memorabilia, nothing readable or functional explicitly said what the name of the person being emulated was, just that he was 'The King' (thus "The King's School of Impersonation").
*** Could actually be because the estate of Elvis Presley owns a copyright on the name; his general appearance and the name "the King" fall under fair use.
*** Downplayed in that the Kings -- at least, the leaders -- figure that the King wasn't a ''god'' -- just someone who obviously must be worthy of emulating since the ancients had an entire school that felt more like a place of worship dedicated to teaching people how to act like him.
5th Aug '17 5:20:58 PM Franco-America2018
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** In another episode, Cartman tells Butters that the government is watching everything they do, and Butters interprets that as the government being a benevolent god. He and a handful of converts start confessing their sins at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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** In another episode, Cartman tells Butters that the government is watching everything they do, and Butters interprets misinterprets that as the government being is a literal benevolent god. He and a handful of converts start confessing their sins at the Department of Motor Vehicles.Vehicles like actual church and this [[UnwantedFalseFaith piss off employee]].
27th Jul '17 1:29:31 AM Onlythrice
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** The Rail Nomads are a group of tribal Native Americans who live in train cars and worship John Henry as well as Choo Choo Charlie from old Good & Plenty candy commercials.
2nd May '17 8:40:00 PM CaptEquinox
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** There is a similar organization revolving around the Jedis of ''Franchise/StarWars''. It's almost popular enough to be an official religion.

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** There is a similar organization revolving around the Jedis Jedi of ''Franchise/StarWars''. It's almost popular enough to be an official religion.religion.
*** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jediism#Legal_recognition And it's not for lack of trying]]...
2nd May '17 8:30:53 PM CaptEquinox
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* From 1939 to 1941, Nelson S. Bond wrote a series of science fiction shorts about Meg, a priestess of a LadyLand who rebels against her tribe, partly by taking a man as an equal partner. A typical story, "Magic City", describes the journey from the land of Jinnia (in the country of Tizathy: at one point Meg actually recites an ancient magical incantation that begins with the line, "My country, Tizathy") to the far-off city of Noork, to slay Death who dwells in a temple called Slukes. When Meg's companion points out that the temple is clearly marked '''STLUKES''', she assures him that the "t" is silent. Later on, Meg stops a band of marauders by standing in their way, raising an arm and yelling "HOLD!"; she's got a big book in her other hand, and is mistaken for a familiar New York landmark which everyone has naturally assumed to be the image of a goddess.

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* From 1939 to 1941, Nelson S. Bond wrote a series of science fiction shorts about Meg, a priestess of a LadyLand who rebels against her tribe, partly by taking a man as an equal partner. A typical story, "Magic City", describes the journey from the land of Jinnia (in the country of Tizathy: at one point Meg actually recites an ancient magical incantation that begins with the line, "My country, Tizathy") to the far-off city of Noork, to slay Death who dwells in a temple called Slukes. When Meg's companion points out that the temple is clearly marked '''STLUKES''', she assures reminds him that the "t" is silent. ancients often wrote carelessly and misspelled things. Later on, Meg stops a band of marauders by standing in their way, raising an arm and yelling "HOLD!"; she's got a big book in her other hand, and is mistaken for a familiar New York landmark which everyone has she hasn't seen yet but which the locals have naturally assumed to be the image of a goddess.
7th Apr '17 3:42:21 AM Ccook1956
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-->There is an answer, dear friends. A glowing beacon of "Slack" amidst all the turmoil and darkness. It's J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, the living Slack master and his church of the [=SubGenius=]. "Bob" brings a new destiny for the abnormal, for "Bob" comes to ''justify'' our sins, to unmask the Conspiracy, and to get us back the "Slack" they stole away.

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-->There is an a simple answer, dear friends. A glowing beacon of "Slack" amidst all the turmoil and darkness. It's J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, the living Slack master and his church of the [=SubGenius=]. "Bob" brings a new destiny for the abnormal, for "Bob" comes to ''justify'' our sins, to unmask the Conspiracy, and to get us back the "Slack" they stole away.
6th Apr '17 10:31:09 AM Ccook1956
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There is an answer, dear friends. A glowing beacon of "Slack" amidst all the turmoil and darkness. It's J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, the living Slack master and his church of the [=SubGenius=]. "Bob" brings a new destiny for the abnormal, for "Bob" comes to ''justify'' our sins, to unmask the Conspiracy, and to get us back the "Slack" they stole away.

It's us versus them. Are you gonna fry in hell on Earth alongside the pink boys, or will you pull the wool over your own eyes and accept "Bob" into your minds?

Repent! Quit your job! Slack off! And ''PRAISE "BOB"!!''

'''Voiceover:''' The Church of the [=SubGenius=]. Eternal salvation or triple your money back.

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There -->There is an answer, dear friends. A glowing beacon of "Slack" amidst all the turmoil and darkness. It's J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, the living Slack master and his church of the [=SubGenius=]. "Bob" brings a new destiny for the abnormal, for "Bob" comes to ''justify'' our sins, to unmask the Conspiracy, and to get us back the "Slack" they stole away.

It's -->It's us versus them. Are you gonna fry in hell on Earth alongside the pink boys, or will you pull the wool over your own eyes and accept "Bob" into your minds?

Repent! -->Repent! Quit your job! Slack off! And ''PRAISE "BOB"!!''

'''Voiceover:''' -->'''Voiceover:''' The Church of the [=SubGenius=]. Eternal salvation or triple your money back.
6th Apr '17 10:30:18 AM Ccook1956
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-->What the hell do you think you're doing? Dragging your butt through the day selling body and soul to a bunch of bland normals? Acting stupid so they'll think you're one of them? Tired of getting all the guilt...but none of the sex?\\
There is an answer, dear friends. A glowing beacon of "Slack" amidst all the turmoil and darkness. It's J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, the living Slack master and his church of the [=SubGenius=]. "Bob" brings a new destiny for the abnormal, for "Bob" comes to ''justify'' our sins, to unmask the Conspiracy, and to get us back the "Slack" they stole away.\\
It's us versus them. Are you gonna fry in hell on Earth alongside the pink boys, or will you pull the wool over your own eyes and acceopt "Bob" into your minds?\\
Repent! Quit your job! Slack off! And ''PRAISE "BOB"!!''\\

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-->What the hell do you think you're doing? Dragging your butt through the day selling body and soul to a bunch of bland normals? Acting stupid so they'll think you're one of them? Tired of getting all the guilt...but none of the sex?\\
sex?

There is an answer, dear friends. A glowing beacon of "Slack" amidst all the turmoil and darkness. It's J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, the living Slack master and his church of the [=SubGenius=]. "Bob" brings a new destiny for the abnormal, for "Bob" comes to ''justify'' our sins, to unmask the Conspiracy, and to get us back the "Slack" they stole away.\\
away.

It's us versus them. Are you gonna fry in hell on Earth alongside the pink boys, or will you pull the wool over your own eyes and acceopt accept "Bob" into your minds?\\
minds?

Repent! Quit your job! Slack off! And ''PRAISE "BOB"!!''\\"BOB"!!''
6th Apr '17 10:27:32 AM Ccook1956
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* The Church of the [=SubGenius=] is a send-up of fundamental religions from Dallas, Texas that worships J.R. "Bob" Dobbs. It's a figurehead of the face of a smiling, pipe-smoking man that teaches us how to get back our "slack," which the Conspiracy has been taking from us since birth. It also explains how those who have accepted Bob into their minds will be taken to their financial rewards when the spaceships from Planet X take them away from Earth before destroying it. $25 for eternal salvation. If you don't get salvation, you get triple your money back.

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* The Church of the [=SubGenius=] is a send-up of fundamental religions from Dallas, Texas that worships J.R. "Bob" Dobbs. It's a figurehead of the face of a smiling, pipe-smoking man that teaches us how man. From one of their radio promos, the words of its founder, the Rev. Ivan Stang:
-->What the hell do you think you're doing? Dragging your butt through the day selling body and soul to a bunch of bland normals? Acting stupid so they'll think you're one of them? Tired of getting all the guilt...but none of the sex?\\
There is an answer, dear friends. A glowing beacon of "Slack" amidst all the turmoil and darkness. It's J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, the living Slack master and his church of the [=SubGenius=]. "Bob" brings a new destiny for the abnormal, for "Bob" comes to ''justify'' our sins, to unmask the Conspiracy, and
to get us back our "slack," which the Conspiracy has been taking from "Slack" they stole away.\\
It's
us since birth. It also explains how those who have accepted Bob into their minds will be taken to their financial rewards when the spaceships from Planet X take them away from versus them. Are you gonna fry in hell on Earth before destroying it. $25 for eternal salvation. If alongside the pink boys, or will you don't get salvation, you get pull the wool over your own eyes and acceopt "Bob" into your minds?\\
Repent! Quit your job! Slack off! And ''PRAISE "BOB"!!''\\
'''Voiceover:''' The Church of the [=SubGenius=]. Eternal salvation or
triple your money back.
5th Apr '17 5:20:27 AM Doug86
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** There is a similar organization revolving around the Jedis of StarWars. It's almost popular enough to be an official religion.

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** There is a similar organization revolving around the Jedis of StarWars.''Franchise/StarWars''. It's almost popular enough to be an official religion.
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