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* Failing their own song in VideoGame/RockBand on ''Series/TheColbertReport''.

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* Failing their own song in VideoGame/RockBand ''VideoGame/RockBand'' on ''Series/TheColbertReport''.


* According to Neil, when his wife Jacqueline was dying from cancer, Alex was one of the few people who could make her laugh. When she lost a ton of weight from chemotherapy and straight-up refused to eat, Alex said "[[CrossesTheLineTwice Well, you can start a new career as a supermodel]]."

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* According to Neil, when his wife Jacqueline was dying from cancer, Alex was [[ActuallyPrettyFunny one of the few people who could make her laugh.laugh]]. When she lost a ton of weight from chemotherapy and straight-up refused to eat, Alex said "[[CrossesTheLineTwice Well, you can start a new career as a supermodel]]."


* The videos that introduced the two halves of the Time Machine shows. In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0U_09XcJRI first video]], Rush appear Gershon, Slobovich, and O'Malley, a Polish-Jewish sausage maker, a fat Eastern European "musical scientist", and an Irish cop. Actors make up the polka band ''Rash'' that plays at Gershon's Haus of Sausage. They're a younger Rush that only get it right through the use of Slobovich's 'Gefilter' which changes them from polka to disco to country to prog rock. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qTS4VmUVas&feature=related second video]] (which begins at about 50 seconds in and ends at four minutes and 12 seconds in) is even better. Rush appear in their 1980 incarnation, attempting to film a video for Tom Sawyer. Geddy appears as Cecil, a snooty British filmmaker, Alex as Ray Danniels, Rush's manager, who is also fat like Slobovich and possesses an implacable (vaguely Russian) accent. One of the barmaids that is [[JustForPun moving pitchers]] pushes the time machine button on the Gefilter (but only after Danniels does it first), transporting Rush through time as they try to film the video. Behold, baby Rush, little kid Rush, caveman Rush, wizard Rush, current-day-but-the-instruments-are-all-mixed-up Rush, and possibly the best, [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys chimpanzee Rush]].

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* The videos that introduced the two halves of the Time Machine shows. In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0U_09XcJRI first video]], Rush appear as Gershon, Slobovich, and O'Malley, a Polish-Jewish sausage maker, a fat Eastern European "musical scientist", and an Irish cop. Actors make up the polka band ''Rash'' that plays at Gershon's Haus of Sausage. They're a younger Rush that only get it right through the use of Slobovich's 'Gefilter' which changes them from polka to disco to country to prog rock. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qTS4VmUVas&feature=related second video]] (which begins at about 50 seconds in and ends at four minutes and 12 seconds in) is even better. Rush appear in their 1980 incarnation, attempting to film a video for Tom Sawyer. Geddy appears as Cecil, a snooty British filmmaker, Alex as Ray Danniels, Rush's manager, who is also fat like Slobovich and possesses an implacable (vaguely Russian) accent. One of the barmaids that is [[JustForPun moving pitchers]] pushes the time machine button on the Gefilter (but only after Danniels does it first), transporting Rush through time as they try to film the video. Behold, baby Rush, little kid Rush, caveman Rush, wizard Rush, current-day-but-the-instruments-are-all-mixed-up Rush, and possibly the best, [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys chimpanzee Rush]].


* Neil's Yosemite Sam mustache from the '70s.

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* Neil's Yosemite Sam mustache from the '70s.'70s is a wonder to behold.


* When Dan Rather interviewed him, Geddy gave a fairly standard interview. Until he mentioned that for the first few years of his life, he thought his middle name was ''Lorne'' instead of ''Lee'' and so did his ''mother''! It was only when they looked at a copy of his birth certificate that they realized what his middle name was.

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* When Dan Rather interviewed him, Geddy gave a fairly standard interview. Until he mentioned that for the first few years of his life, he thought his middle name was ''Lorne'' instead of ''Lee'' and so did his ''mother''! It was only when they looked at a copy of his birth certificate that they realized what his middle name was.was.
* Neil's Yosemite Sam mustache from the '70s.


** Geddy later stated that the entire time Alex was talking, he and Neil were contemplating ways to make him stop. Watching them in the background, one can see Geddy mouth "I'm gonna [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] kill you" and Neil lift up his trophy as if to whack Alex on the head with it.

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** Geddy later stated that the entire time Alex was talking, he and Neil were contemplating ways to make him stop. Watching them in the background, one can see Geddy mouth "I'm gonna [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] kill you" you", and he and Neil lift up his trophy their trophies as if to whack Alex on the head with it.them.


** A bit of backstory on that: As of 1996, Geddy Lee prefers to plug his bass into the venue's direct sound output, therefore only requiring one amp as opposed to a stack of them like Alex Lifeson. However, Geddy felt uncomfortable with such a big empty space behind him, so he put a fridge behind him. In 2002 he used drying machines, which would be miked. On the 2004 R30 tour, he replaced one of the dryers with a fully operational vending machine, and in 2007-2008, a row of rotisserie ovens would be behind him, actually cooking chickens (at some points, a chicken suit dressed roadie would come out to baste the chickens). In 2010-2011 he used a sausage maker.
*** And on the Clockwork Angels tour, he uses... something manufactured by a fake company called [[PunnyName Gedison]]. It's a large horn, a brain in a jar, an array of smaller horns... and a popcorn maker. Along the bottom, words light up like the sausage maker's "real time, half time, bass time, sausage time": bassy, brainy, horny, corny. An alternate, rarely-seen Gedison had "basstime, brainiac, horntime, have a snack."
*** And now taken further on the 2015 R40 tour: They start with the Gedison, but then gradually replace the stage equipment with the dryers and chicken roasters. They end up with tiny amps on chairs like the band would have had to make do with in the early 1970s at the end of the show, wherein a disco ball descends from the ceiling and the big screen displays a screen simulating a high school gymnasium, as a ShoutOut to the band's early life playing school dances.

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** A bit of backstory on that: As of 1996, From 1996 on, Geddy Lee prefers preferred to plug his bass into the venue's direct sound output, therefore only requiring one amp as opposed to a stack of them like Alex Lifeson. However, Geddy felt uncomfortable with such a big empty space behind him, so he put a fridge behind him. In 2002 he used drying machines, a row of clothes dryers, which would were miked and filled with T-shirts to be miked.thrown out to the audience. On the 2004 R30 tour, he replaced one of the dryers with a fully operational vending machine, and in 2007-2008, a row of rotisserie ovens would be behind him, actually cooking chickens (at some points, a chicken suit dressed roadie would come out to baste the chickens). In 2010-2011 he used a sausage maker.
*** And on the Clockwork Angels tour, he uses... something manufactured by a fake company called [[PunnyName Gedison]].Geddison]]. It's a large horn, a brain in a jar, an array of smaller horns... and a popcorn maker. Along the bottom, words light up like the sausage maker's "real time, half time, bass time, sausage time": bassy, brainy, horny, corny. An alternate, rarely-seen Gedison Geddison had "basstime, brainiac, horntime, have a snack."
*** And now taken further on the 2015 R40 tour: They start started with the Gedison, Geddison, but then gradually replace replaced the stage equipment with the dryers and chicken roasters. They end up with roasters and kept working their way through simpler equipment/props as the show went on. By the time they got to the encore, they just had a couple of tiny amps on chairs like the band would have had to make do with in the early 1970s at the end of the show, wherein a 1970s. A disco ball descends descended from the ceiling and the big screen displays displayed a screen graphic simulating a high school gymnasium, as a ShoutOut to the band's early life playing school dances.


--> '''Alex:''' This is nuts. [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck]] you, puppet!

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--> '''Alex:''' This is nuts. [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck]] you, puppet!puppet!
* When Dan Rather interviewed him, Geddy gave a fairly standard interview. Until he mentioned that for the first few years of his life, he thought his middle name was ''Lorne'' instead of ''Lee'' and so did his ''mother''! It was only when they looked at a copy of his birth certificate that they realized what his middle name was.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_mbYzM8axo The improvised song "No Guitar"]] when Alex's guitar malfunctioned at Boston's TD Garden. Even better, when Rush returned a year later fans held up signs saying [[BrickJoke "Play 'No Guitar'!"]]

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* According to Neil, when his wife Jacqueline was dying from cancer, Alex was one of the few people who could make her laugh. When she lost a ton of weight from chemotherapy and straight-up refused to eat, Alex said "[[CrossesTheLineTwice Well, you can start a new career as a supermodel]]."


--> "I have to say, this is a little overwhelming for a nice Jewish boy from Toronto."

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--> "I have to say, this is a little overwhelming for a nice Jewish boy NiceJewishBoy from Toronto."


* Failing their own song in RockBand on ''Series/TheColbertReport''.

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* Failing their own song in RockBand VideoGame/RockBand on ''Series/TheColbertReport''.


* The outro video for the R40 tour shows the band going back to their dressing room, only to be denied entry by the puppet from the cover of ''A Farewell to Kings'' denying them entry, and their dressing room being filled with other characters from their previous album covers. Alex's line surprised most of the crowd:

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* The outro video for the R40 tour shows the band going back to their dressing room, only to be denied entry by the puppet from the cover of ''A Farewell to Kings'' denying them entry, Kings'', and their dressing room being filled with other characters from their previous album covers. Alex's line surprised most of the crowd:


* On the R30 tour, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPD7DfXIcM Darn That Dragon]] Intermission video. It features ''bobblehead versions'' of the band trying to fight a dragon. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensues]].

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* On the R30 tour, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHPD7DfXIcM Darn That Dragon]] Intermission video. It features ''bobblehead versions'' of the band trying to fight a dragon. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Ensues]].Ensues]].
* The outro video for the R40 tour shows the band going back to their dressing room, only to be denied entry by the puppet from the cover of ''A Farewell to Kings'' denying them entry, and their dressing room being filled with other characters from their previous album covers. Alex's line surprised most of the crowd:
--> '''Alex:''' This is nuts. [[PrecisionFStrike Fuck]] you, puppet!

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*** Watching Alex's hands, one can tell he's trying to ''actually play the song'' as he would onstage instead of pressing the buttons according to color. Just a reminder that [[IDontKnowMortalKombat being good at guitar does not make you good at Guitar Hero and vice versa.]]

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