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Nintendo Seeks To Trademark Ice Cube Lyrics

This is automatically today's weirdest story, I don't care what else happens today.

CNN is reporting that Nintendo has filed a request with the Patent and Trademark office to protect the phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong."

This also happens to be the first line in the Ice Cube track, "Now I Gotta Wet 'Cha." The request seems pretty well-timed to be used in ads supporting the upcoming release of Donkey Kong Country Returns, and at this point I'll only be satisfied if the song is used in the ads or if Cube appears in the advertising for the game. Anything less is a missed opportunity on the grandest scale!
  
  
While I'm making demands, Call of Duty: Black Ops players are now encouraged to force the following exchange whenever shooting another player. 

"You won, G!"

"Won what?"

"The wet T-shirt contest, motherfucker!"

*BLAT BLAT BLAT BLAT*

Please act accordingly (and feel free to occasionally shout "don't go to court in Torrance" while playing any Phoenix Wright game). Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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CNN is reporting that Nintendo has filed a request with the Patent and Trademark office to protect the phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong."

This also happens to be the first line in the Ice Cube track, "Now I Gotta Wet 'Cha." The request seems pretty well-timed to be used in ads supporting the upcoming release of Donkey Kong Country Returns, and at this point I'll only be satisfied if the song is used in the ads or if Cube appears in the advertising for the game. Anything less is a missed opportunity on the grandest scale!
  
  
While I'm making demands, Call of Duty: Black Ops players are now encouraged to force the following exchange whenever shooting another player. 

"You won, G!"

"Won what?"

"The wet T-shirt contest, motherfucker!"

*BLAT BLAT BLAT BLAT*

Please act accordingly (and feel free to occasionally shout "don't go to court in Torrance" while playing any Phoenix Wright game).
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Posted by DaManGB

lol wow this could be great

Edited by rawdanger

Cool
 
edit - so close...

Posted by TheJuda

what the. I don't even.

Posted by drumpsycho89

haha wut!!

Posted by amir90

god damn, so close to being first :P

Edited by Raakill

Ya threw ya set up now ya gotta get wet up.

Posted by ch13696

Ice Cube sucks ass. All rap sucks ass. 

Posted by Pinworm45

That's cold, Nintendo. 
 
Get it? Because ice is cold? get it?

Posted by Gamer_152

Funniest news article I've seen in a long time.

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Posted by solidlife

Do a remix to the DK64 rap.

Posted by litrock

So they're going to get Ice Cube to re-record the DK Rap?  
 
"D.K. Motherfuckin' Donkey Kong."

Posted by MadeinFinland
@Pinworm45 said:
" That's cold, Nintendo.  Get it? Because ice is cold? get it? "
... 
Edit: Aha! I get it now. 
Edit 2: I knew it all only. 
Edit 3: Don't judge me.
Posted by Romination

What if the phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong" is IN DKC RETURNS?! First thing you see on the first level.  
 
"It's on like Donkey Kong" 
 
Then he explodes onto the screen, punches someone and beats his chest. Then you get to control it.

Posted by Simulacrum

Wut.

Posted by Astroknot

you can trademark and patent thing that are (what i believe) copyrighted by other people?

Posted by Tesla

Classic Ice Cube related news is always welcome.

Posted by ImBigInJapan
@ch13696 said:
" Ice Cube sucks ass. All rap sucks ass.  "

I'd usually agree with you but that backing track kicks ass.
Posted by stinky

Anything less than the best is a felony. Love it or leave it    

Posted by Robbie_Has_You
@ch13696:  You, sir, suck ass.
Posted by AllanIceman

now I know where that line comes from. Thanks Jeff!

Posted by TheLastNeo

WTF... super weird.

Posted by zudthespud
@ch13696 said:
" Ice Cube sucks ass. All rap sucks ass.  "
It's all relative. Sitting here in my room by myself it sucks, in a club somewhere when pretty drunk I would be way into this.
Posted by ch13696
@Robbie_Has_You said:
" @ch13696:  You, sir, suck ass. "
Only on Wednesday's. Damn it... that's today huh?
Posted by PoppaKyle

Wet Tshirt contest ha ha
Posted by gakon

One of the theatrical trailers for the Scott Pilgrim movie used that exact same phrase.

Edited by Blair

It's too bad Eazy's estate wanted so much for "Police on my draws, I have to pause, forty-ounce on my lap and it's freezin' my balls.", that would have made for a hell of a 'Tired? Take a break.' screen.

Posted by Warchief

what the fuck Warchief says what the fuck?

Posted by paulunga
@zudthespud said:
" @ch13696 said:
" Ice Cube sucks ass. All rap sucks ass.  "
It's all relative. Sitting here in my room by myself it sucks, in a club somewhere when pretty drunk I would be way into this. "
So basically, we all know how chsomenumber spends all of his free time.
Posted by YukoAsho

I imagine Nintendo'll have as much luck as that guy who wanted to trademark "The Situation."

Edited by oatz

YOU BETTER HOPE I DON'T CATCH YA

Posted by sledge89

I hope Jeff realises that this TNT for COD will now be filled with everyone yelling, "You won the Wet T shirt Contest"

Posted by HubrisRanger

This is why I love Giant Bomb, covering all of today's most important video game news. Doing God's work as usual, Jeff.

Posted by Loafroaster

Wasn't it the tagline for Scott Pilgrim?

Posted by gla55jAw

I say BLAT BLAT BLAT BLAT at the end of every kill already.

Posted by Bucketdeth

I like the way Nintendo is rolling, Ice Cube is one of the only rappers I can listen to.

Posted by Thumbrunner

I'm sure most of the folks saying they don't like rap all just wanted nintendo to trademark Slipknot so they could buy themselves a licensed noose so that they could all go emo and commit ritualistic suicide, or they just like hearing folks scream at them and not understand a word they are saying.
 
Poetry is cool over music, screaming is never cool over anything.
 
Should be an awesome commercial song for nintendo.
 
Weirdest news so far today.

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Posted by AgentMOO

Cube has also said he collects bitches like Pokemon... Are they going to trademark that one too?

Posted by scarace360

WORLD EXCLUSIVE ICE CUBE IS THE LAST BOSS.

Posted by ch13696
@paulunga said:
" @zudthespud said:
" @ch13696 said:
" Ice Cube sucks ass. All rap sucks ass.  "
It's all relative. Sitting here in my room by myself it sucks, in a club somewhere when pretty drunk I would be way into this. "
So basically, we all know how chsomenumber spends all of his free time. "
Soooooo... how do I spend my free time?
Posted by TinyGallon

Young Donkey got it bad cause he's brown

Posted by MegaGoat

McDonald's has trademarked 'World's Best Fries', or whatever the fuck it is, so you can practically register anything

Posted by Brackynews

"UAV online, bitch!"

Posted by MildMolasses
@Loafroaster said:
"Wasn't it the tagline for Scott Pilgrim? "

It could be, but that Ice Cube song is from 1992. Do the math
Posted by Jimbo
@Pinworm45 said:
" That's cold, Nintendo.  Get it? Because ice is cold? get it? "
You mean as in GameCube, right?  Because cube?
Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro
 Bash their Heads In this holiday season!
Posted by Little_Socrates

Why have I never actually listened to Ice Cube, this song is pretty sweet. That backing track is AWESOME... 
 
This is just odd. XD

Posted by ExitMusic

Ice Cube is the man. I don't really see how Nintendo is going to pull this one off, but we'll see.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

JEFF 
 
HOW DID YOU EMBED THAT VIDEO WITH THE OLD YOUTUBE PLAYER? 
 
I'LL SUCK YO DICK IF U HELP ME TURN THE YOUTUBE PLAYER TO THE OLD FORMAT AGAIN, GUYS ! 
 
seeing that old seeker bar was sooooooooooooooooo awesome.. 

Posted by MarkWahlberg

Didn't they use that phrase in the Scott Pilgrim ads? Is there an ex post facto thing on copyright?  
 
And more importantly, does this mean it's no longer cool to say that? Cuz we used to say it all the time...

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