How do you do, fellow kids?
No, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk
. You don't say "affirmative," or some shit like that
. You say "no problemo." And if someone comes on to you with an attitude, you say "eat me." And if you want to shine them on it's "hasta la vista, baby.
: Something about that hedgehog rubs me the wrong way... Otacon
: ...? Oh, you mean Sonic the Hedgehog
? But everyone
loves Sonic. He's a big star. Do you have any idea how excited people are
that he's here in Brawl
: Yeah, I know, but there's something about him I just don't like. Otacon
: But...why? You must have some kind of reason. Snake
: ...Nope, I just don't like him.
The best part of getting older is gonna be intentionally misusing
slang around teenagers just to make them squirm.
(disguised as a Valley Girl
) It'll be a radical party! All of the most radical Pokémon trainers will be there! Ash Ketchum:
(to Misty) Do you know anyone who says "radical" anymore?
, "Battle Aboard the St. Anne"
It was a gnarly day for extreme-minded dropout Harry Stoner
when a totally brutal wipeout left his skin fused with the street. He then somehow got super-strength and became known as Cobblestone
What was wrong with last year's lingo? Marie:
It was last year's!!
Seriously, dad, who says 'dude' any more?
You are ripping up so many hellaceous shreds this fierceshitty biznasty is getting so deliriously rudebrazen it... Ok you lost the handle on that sentence.
Never use old slang. Slang, to be enjoyable, must be fresh.
— Ernest Hemingway, Kansas City (Mo.) Star Manual of Style
He'd give you the peace sign
and the Black Power sign
in one. And you'd go, 'Excuse me, Sammy, but those are like very different cultures and symbols.' But not in his mind. Because everybody was doing them, he figured, 'Okay, if I can combine the two, then I can satisfy everybody.'
Despite the many hours of literary labor, Nixon's style was seldom felicitous... 'to see it like it is, and to tell it like it is,' argot just slightly wrong for now
but to Nixon 'tell it like it is' must sound positively raunchy, the sort of thing that had he been classy Jack Kennedy
he might have heard at Vegas, sitting around with the Clan
and their back-scratchers.
— Gore Vidal
, "The Twenty-Ninth Republican Convention"
In a pre-taped scolding of Triple H
, Vince advised The Game without irony to 'take a chill pill,' a phrase he may have recently heard on Family Matters.
Our new jerseys look like we bought them from the XFL at their bankruptcy auction.
In Doritos' defense, the early aughts
were a terrible time for all of us. I tried to figure out when specifically this had happened, and I came to the perhaps not all that surprising conclusion that Doritos appears to have attempted to expunge all evidence
of the Cooler Ranchening
from the internet. The only place I could even find a mention of it happening was on Doritos' Wikipedia page — they appear to have disavowed all knowledge of the time they committed an unspeakable crime against grammar
in the name of edgy marketing. You can find images online, like the one I'm using here, but they're invariably grainy and outdated. They're basically the Zapruder Footage
of corn chips.
Ooh, I think I'm gonna hate Wheeler. The other characters are passable, but he is just obnoxious.
One of the categories on Monday night’s episode of Jeopardy
was called It’s A Rap
and all the questions-phrased-as-answers were song lyrics that Alex Trebek was forced to – quote unquote – rap. And I say forced, because he sounded like he had a gun held to his head; there was about as much rhythmic flow as a prisoner of war during the filming of a hostage video. I think the highlights are definitely towards the end, when Alex Trebek tries his hand at Dr. Dre’s
'Nuthin but a G Thang' (he pronounces nuthin’ as nuttin’, which could only be made funnier if he pronounced it nutting, but that’s a completely different song all together) and when he raps the lyrics to Public Enemy
’s 'Timebomb 'and drops the R from car.... Wait a second…the category was called It’s A Rap
? ‘It’s A Rap’ also happens to be the name of Robert Goulet’s rap album in the Will Ferrell SNL
sketch of the same name (actually, the full title is The Coconut Bangers’ Ball: It’s A Rap
). And Will Ferrell also used to play Alex Trebek in the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy sketches. FULL CIRCLE.
, “I’ll Take Straight Thuggin’ For $1000, Alex”
This sort of thing is what happens when a bunch of white shut-ins try to be hip. [Beat
] And do so with fish.
This film was the result of an avalanche of unfortunate decisions. We'll never see anything like Cool As Ice
again. It was based around such a rapidly fleeting concept of cool that by the time it hit theaters, it was less of a culture shock to walk in on a slave auction. After they finished this story of Vanilla Ice as himself the motorcycle crimefighter
, there was enough unintentional comedy
that they had to give irony a producer credit.
"Sick beat"? "Hella good hair"?? Who—who talks like that?! Who wrote this, my mom? Taylorrrrrrr
, you're embarrassing me in front of my friends!...Has Taylor Swift
been a 40-year-old pretending
to be a teenager the whole time? Is she an undercover reporter preparing an exposé on youth culture?
is in this movie. Suddenly, I have more street cred than Ice T.
Martin sounds exactly like a middle-aged white dude trying to write an authentic inner-city black kid and basing it entirely on cartoons from the ’90s
. He’s seriously one 'that’s wack!' away from just collapsing under the weight of it. David:
I had to stop the movie and cry in the bathroom
as soon as he quoted the chorus of “C.R.E.A.M.”
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Steel
Ugh, I know it's the '80s
, but something tells me this dialogue was dated in
It's arguably the case that nothing is more horrific than the title screen of The Great Waldo Search
, a memorable entry into the canon of 'the terrible things that happen when white people attempt to insert rap into things.' Bad chipset music with a bad synthesized voice shouting 'Where's Waldo' at frequent intervals. In that exact tone that evokes 'Oh God, white people hired a black guy to add a brief moment of rap to this in order to make it cool.' For other examples, try REM
's 'Radio Song' or, of course, Don't Copy That Floppy.
The main character of Sunset Overdrive
seems to be what a roomful of men in their thirties and forties think the kids are like these days: a snarky young punk who grinds through the town on an invisible skateboard, obviously
does graffiti, and might as well have a slingshot sticking out of their back pocket. I say 'punk'; I guess he could be a hipster
depending on how you dress them, because you can fully customize appearance. Sadly there's no option to customize their personality into one that doesn't sorely deserve to have their vocal cords gouged out with the length of their own frozen smug...Sunset Overdrive
uses the word 'awesome' like a legal document uses the word 'hereby'.
It's like one half of the game was written by fairly smart game writers who knew what they were doing, and the other half was written by out-of-touch 40-year-olds trying to appeal to the 19-years-olds on 4Chan.
There are only two emotions Zell
seems to be capable of: OHHHHH YEEEEEAAAHHH and AWWWWWW MAAANNNNNN.
what viol8s code? Reg:
The fact that you just spelled “violates” as “viol8s” causes me physical pain. Mom:
i txt liek the cool kids
‘See’ Jonas said to O’Neill. ‘There’s a passage over there which says Ra is a righteous dude and Anubis is bogus’ he declared, pointing to the far wall.
‘Now I know you’re making this up’ O’Neill responded disbelievingly.