Nintendo Seeks To Trademark Ice Cube Lyrics

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Posted by Jeff (3418 posts) -
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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#1 Posted by Jeff (3418 posts) -
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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#2 Posted by DaManGB (377 posts) -

lol wow this could be great

#3 Edited by rawdanger (41 posts) -

Cool
 
edit - so close...

#4 Posted by TheJuda (30 posts) -

what the. I don't even.

#5 Posted by drumpsycho89 (505 posts) -

haha wut!!

#6 Posted by amir90 (2154 posts) -

god damn, so close to being first :P

#7 Edited by Raakill (870 posts) -

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

#8 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Ice Cube sucks ass. All rap sucks ass. 

#9 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

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

#10 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

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

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#11 Posted by solidlife (877 posts) -

Do a remix to the DK64 rap.

#12 Posted by litrock (173 posts) -

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

#13 Posted by MadeinFinland (839 posts) -
@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.
#14 Posted by Romination (2775 posts) -

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.

#15 Posted by Simulacrum (462 posts) -

Wut.

#16 Posted by Astroknot (49 posts) -

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

#17 Posted by Tesla (1908 posts) -

Classic Ice Cube related news is always welcome.

#18 Posted by ImBigInJapan (255 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" Ice Cube sucks ass. All rap sucks ass.  "

I'd usually agree with you but that backing track kicks ass.
#19 Posted by stinky (1544 posts) -

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

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#20 Posted by Robbie_Has_You (24 posts) -
@ch13696:  You, sir, suck ass.
#21 Posted by AllanIceman (1322 posts) -

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

#22 Posted by TheLastNeo (438 posts) -

WTF... super weird.

#23 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -
@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.
#24 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@Robbie_Has_You said:
" @ch13696:  You, sir, suck ass. "
Only on Wednesday's. Damn it... that's today huh?
#25 Posted by PoppaKyle (219 posts) -

Wet Tshirt contest ha ha
#26 Posted by gakon (1945 posts) -

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

#27 Edited by Blair (2500 posts) -

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.

#28 Posted by Warchief (651 posts) -

what the fuck Warchief says what the fuck?

#29 Posted by paulunga (1930 posts) -
@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.
#30 Posted by YukoAsho (2001 posts) -

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

#31 Edited by oatz (1103 posts) -

YOU BETTER HOPE I DON'T CATCH YA

#32 Posted by sledge89 (5 posts) -

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

#33 Posted by HubrisRanger (479 posts) -

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

#34 Posted by Loafroaster (30 posts) -

Wasn't it the tagline for Scott Pilgrim?

#35 Posted by gla55jAw (2686 posts) -

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

#36 Posted by Bucketdeth (8004 posts) -

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

#37 Posted by Thumbrunner (129 posts) -

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.

#38 Posted by AgentMOO (186 posts) -

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

#39 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

WORLD EXCLUSIVE ICE CUBE IS THE LAST BOSS.

#40 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@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?
#41 Posted by TinyGallon (193 posts) -

Young Donkey got it bad cause he's brown

#42 Posted by MegaGoat (219 posts) -

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

#43 Posted by Brackynews (4045 posts) -

"UAV online, bitch!"

#44 Posted by MildMolasses (3213 posts) -
@Loafroaster said:
"Wasn't it the tagline for Scott Pilgrim? "

It could be, but that Ice Cube song is from 1992. Do the math
#45 Posted by Jimbo (9773 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:
" That's cold, Nintendo.  Get it? Because ice is cold? get it? "
You mean as in GameCube, right?  Because cube?
#46 Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro (945 posts) -
 Bash their Heads In this holiday season!
#47 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

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

#48 Posted by ExitMusic (8 posts) -

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

#49 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

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.. 

#50 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4578 posts) -

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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