Quotes / Cargo Cult

Toll the Great Bell Once!
Pull the Lever forward to engage the
Piston and Pump...

Toll the Great Bell Twice!
With Push of Button fire the Engine
and spark Turbine into life...

Toll the Great Bell Thrice!
Sing Praise to the
God of All Machines!
Catechism of the Autoculus of Mars, Warhammer 40,000

Strike the first rune upon the engine's casing employing the chosen wrench. Its tip should be anointed with the oil of engineering using the proper incantation when the auspices are correct.

Strike the second rune upon the engine's casing employing the arc-tip of the power driver.

If the second rune is not good, a third rune may be struck in a manner like unto the first. This is done according to the true ritual laid down by Scotti the Engin-Seer.

A libation should be offered.

If this sequence is properly observed the engines may be brought to full activation by depressing the large panel marked 'ON'.
Runic Spaceflight - An Introduction, Naval Flight Manual W110E, Warhammer 40,000

Oh great Machine God, we beseech thee to deliver us from danger.
Oh great Machine God, we beseech thee to invest this metal carcass with your spirit.
Oh great Machine God, we beseech thee to bring life unto the inanimate.
Oh great Machine God, we beseech thee to summon forth the holy en-Djinn
Incantation of the Mechanicus, Warhammer 40,000

In ancient times, men built wonders, laid claim to the stars and sought to better themselves for the good of all. But we are much wiser now.
Archmagos Ultima Cryol - "Speculations On Pre-Imperial History", Warhammer 40,000

Omega Ten: Well, during the actual Pokemon fights, one of the options you can choose is using your item bag. And due to the format of the stream, people would often accidentally open that bag and choose most of the items. And, well, after the people watching along noted that they were picking the Helix Fossil the most, even if it was kinda...did nothing. Then they made a joke the fossil was, like, magic or something.
...Then people took that joke far enough to take it seriously and make a following based on it.
Caroline: ...is this some sort of sociological experiment? Because it certainly sounds like it should be one.

"By my deeds I honor him, V8."