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12:39:02 PM Oct 28th 2013
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Could a page be created for Joe's Garage? I think there are some tropes that could be applied; here's what I can come up with off the top of my head:

  • Arc Words: "The White Zone is for loading and unloading only. If you got to load, go to the white zone. You'll love it. It's a way of life."
  • Bald of Evil: Bald-Headed John, natch.
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: Bald-Headed John. Inverted, as he rapes Joe and the whole point of Dong Work For Yuda is that it will hurt.
  • Black Comedy Rape: See Prison Rape
  • Church Of Appliantology: Joe visits it and ends up paying L. Ron Hoover 50 dollars.
  • Concept Album
  • Downer Ending: Joe gives up at the end, playing one last guitar solo in "Watermelon In Easter Hay" and then pawning his imaginary guitar so he can get a job at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen.
  • Epic Rocking: "Packard Goose" (11:34) is the longest example, but much of the album counts, including Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up (7:17), Sy Borg (8:56), Keep It Greasey (8:22), He Used to Cut the Grass (8:35), Watermelon In Easter Hay (9:09), and A Little Green Rosetta (8:15).
  • Medium Awareness: Exhibited in "Sy Borg" when Joe mentions that his visit to L. Ron Hoover happened "two songs ago".
  • My Girl Is a Slut: Mary turns out to be one by the end of "Catholic Girls" and Lucille is one.
  • My Girl Is Not a Slut: Joe believes this about Mary.
  • Prison Rape: "Dong Work for Yuda" and "Keep It Greasey" are all over this.
12:54:38 PM Oct 28th 2013
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02:30:06 PM Oct 28th 2013
More tropes:

  • Intercourse with You: "Crew Slut", "Stick It Out", and (in a much creepier variant) "Keep It Greasey".
    • "Wet T-Shirt Nite" is a borderline example.
  • Robosexual: The entire Church of Appliantology seems to be constructed around that trope, and Joe becomes one on advice from L. Ron Hoover. It ends up getting him thrown in jail.
  • Start of Darkness: The Central Scrutinizer presents the title track as such.
  • STD Immunity: Averted hard in "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?" (He gets the STD from Lucille.)
  • Wet T-Shirt Contest: "Wet T-Shirt Nite", of course!
10:37:06 AM Dec 10th 2013
Since apparently I'm allowed to create pages, I'm going to create one for JoesGarage. I'll need some help with getting the name correct, but I'm just gonna go ahead and do it.
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