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#1 Posted by PCWV (111 posts) -

After many months of forgetting about it I typed in rivalvideogamewebsite.com and fell about laughing when it redirected. Well played Giant Bomb, well played.

I then went to tell someone and realised that no one would properly get it appart from the GB community, and it's a simmilar story with all the t-shirts.

Have you ever had to try to explain a GB thing to 'outsiders'? What is your favourite Whiskey/GB meme or joke or whatever?

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#2 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1728 posts) -

I've taken up the habit of saying "duder" a lot, and have had to explain where I picked it up a couple of times.

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#3 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

never explain an inside joke. ever. makes you look like a twat. just say "you had to be there" or "you wouldnt get it" or "its an inside joke" or something.

just remember, if you have to explain a joke, its not funny.

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#4 Posted by Humanity (16848 posts) -

@Clonedzero said:

never explain an inside joke. ever. makes you look like a twat. just say "you had to be there" or "you wouldnt get it" or "its an inside joke" or something.

just remember, if you have to explain a joke, its not funny.

I'm not sure if you're being serious or not and that scares me.

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#5 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

@Humanity said:

@Clonedzero said:

never explain an inside joke. ever. makes you look like a twat. just say "you had to be there" or "you wouldnt get it" or "its an inside joke" or something.

just remember, if you have to explain a joke, its not funny.

I'm not sure if you're being serious or not and that scares me.

what? i'm completely serious. have you never had a joke, or inside joke more specifically, explained to you? it pretty much kills it. the best you'll get is "ahhh, ok, i get it now", or maybe they'll be polite and pretend its funny to them.

an inside joke is a contextual joke. without the proper context, a contextual joke loses its meaning. often times the inside joke is playing off some emotional context of previous knowledge, thus that emotional investment is paid off with contextual jokes later on. explaining it simply gives the person the context to understand the joke, not ot actually find it funny since they are not invested in it.

so yes. explaining an inside joke almost never works. like ever.

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#6 Posted by Cheesebob (1308 posts) -

I do like to use duder quite a bit.

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#7 Edited by jking47 (1290 posts) -

I have used duder, cunt (that count?), I of course use NAKED CARTOON PUSSY all the time, and batman batman batman(.com specifically) is always funny. The rest of them take a little bit more inside info I guess.

I kind of throw things out there to see if anyone I hang out with visits giantbomb, but it has never worked...

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#8 Edited by Marokai (3595 posts) -

I tend to enjoy a majority of the Giant Bomb memes and inside jokes, but I have a preference toward the earlier stuff, and tend to actually really dislike it when it crosses the difficult-to-determine line into a Family Guy-esque sort of referential humor where it's not even really funny, it's just "a thing a guy said (on the internet), now on a T shirt." The memes these days seem more instantly monetized and it sort of loses something when it becomes a merchandise factory. The "I'm a Wizard" stuff is a good example of something really funny that was no longer funny the very next day.
 
I probably like the Never Girl bit the most. It stuck with me for some reason.

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#9 Posted by MattyFTM (14819 posts) -

@PCWV said:

Have you ever had to try to explain a GB thing to 'outsiders'?

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#10 Posted by Sweep (10220 posts) -
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#11 Posted by Benny (2009 posts) -

I guess I love it when a reference to heat is made though that's not really a GB joke per se.
How is ze multiplayer? Is jeff bridges in ze game? Tron soundtrack cd included?

That's definitely up there.

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#12 Posted by GS_Dan (1435 posts) -

@MattyFTM: I see what you did there.

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#13 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

NEVER. is probably my favorite.

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#14 Posted by chyler1397 (489 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

@PCWV said:

Have you ever had to try to explain a GB thing to 'outsiders'?

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most. appropriate. response. ever.

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#15 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

I've used the term 'Drill-bucket' to describe someone, if that's what you mean.

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#16 Posted by AlisterCat (7644 posts) -

Tried to describe hardcore dave. He's dave. He's hardcore.

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#17 Posted by Justin258 (14694 posts) -

I talk about naked cartoon pussy all the time.

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#18 Edited by JoeyRavn (5237 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

Tried to describe hardcore dave. He's dave. He's hardcore.

I really enjoy talking about things in the manner of "it's a [website]! About [video games]!" and "[Giant Bomb] is the new [Wikipedia]".

PS: 775 milion.

PSS: <>.

Edit: Stupid editor.

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#19 Posted by Humanity (16848 posts) -

@Clonedzero: I'd think telling someone "you had to be there" and refusing to explain it would make you look like a much bigger idiot than explaining a joke to someone. This isn't a life or death type of choice.

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#20 Posted by Grimluck343 (1382 posts) -

Cocaine mountain?

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#21 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

I usually don't mention any of them around real life people. It just creates confusion and I don't really find them funny enough to throw out there.

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#22 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -
@Sweep

The Know Your Meme: Giant Bomb edition thread houses a lot of them, but has been slacking so it hasn't been updated for a while :|

I updated it with new memes and a guide edition two months ago but hardly anyone seemed to care at all. It covers a lot of the basics too which should be the main thing.
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#23 Posted by Chummy8 (3471 posts) -

I have my 5 year old saying:

"Look at me. Stop talking. Eat your sandwich"

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#24 Posted by BabyChooChoo (6694 posts) -

I type/say "Good Luck, Have Batman" in nearly every multiplayer game I play these days. Some people get it, some people laugh regardless, and others are just thoroughly confused.

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#25 Posted by Daiphyer (1511 posts) -

I use Duder instead of dude pretty regularly.

I also sometimes use the various GB memes as they are quite funny.

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#26 Posted by RobotHamster (4267 posts) -

I think I've used some from time but can't think of any off the top of my head. But I was wearing my luchadeer shirt once and my friend actually called it luchadeer without knowing about Giantbomb which I though was funny.

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#27 Posted by PCWV (111 posts) -

@jking47: I tend to do this, or just wear the t-shirts and hope someone recognises them.

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#28 Posted by Sweep (10220 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba: ALL I'M HEARING IS EXCUSES, NEKU. It's just not good enough.

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#29 Posted by DarkShaper (1379 posts) -

I have a real life friend who uses GB and we tend to reference the site a bunch, sometimes without realizing it, we started using 'lo as a greeting and it took about four months for us to remember that we got that from the endurance run. Whenever someone asks about what we are talking about we just say that it's from Giant Bomb if they know what the site is or if they don't we say that it's from a website we use.

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#30 Posted by Cloudleet (198 posts) -

DJ Ungelvräl. I have to make a note of it every time I pass it in the store, and most of my friends has taken a liking to it.

Totally [blank], Totally Party

Never

GLHB

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#31 Posted by FinalDasa (3104 posts) -

@Captain_Felafel said:

I've taken up the habit of saying "duder" a lot, and have had to explain where I picked it up a couple of times.

Same here. It has become a very casual thing to say and I'm afraid those who don't know me well enough might assume I'm a "dude" and not a "duder".

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#32 Posted by CornBREDX (7233 posts) -

I just direct people to the site if they want to know what the hilarity is all about. Otherwise, they don't want to know and I don't need to explain it any further.

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#33 Posted by ShaggE (8558 posts) -

"Duder" and "zambie" get said quite a bit, as do variations on Jeff and Ryan's nonsensical "YOU'RE a/an X" retorts ("YOU'RE a bunch of apples!", YOU'RE every day at the office!", etc.).

People rarely inquire further, as I say ridiculous things constantly.

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#34 Posted by JoeyRavn (5237 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

"Duder" and "zambie" get said quite a bit, as do variations on Jeff and Ryan's nonsensical "YOU'RE a/an X" retorts ("YOU'RE a bunch of apples!", YOU'RE every day at the office!", etc.).

People rarely inquire further, as I say ridiculous things constantly.

I can't help but saying sWord all the time now...

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#35 Posted by BonOrbitz (2583 posts) -

I use "duder" and "biance" and my biance and I like to bust out Vinny/Peter Molyneux "Muh balls" to each other occasionally.

I never explain where they're from.

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#36 Posted by ShaggE (8558 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

@ShaggE said:

"Duder" and "zambie" get said quite a bit, as do variations on Jeff and Ryan's nonsensical "YOU'RE a/an X" retorts ("YOU'RE a bunch of apples!", YOU'RE every day at the office!", etc.).

People rarely inquire further, as I say ridiculous things constantly.

I can't help but saying sWord all the time now...

YOU'RE a sWord all the time now! *raspberry*

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#37 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

"YOU'RE a/an X" retorts ("YOU'RE a bunch of apples!", YOU'RE every day at the office!", etc.).

This is the pinnacle of comedy. Sadly, I'm the only one of my friends who thinks so.

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#38 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

nah

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#39 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

"Duder" and "zambie" get said quite a bit, as do variations on Jeff and Ryan's nonsensical "YOU'RE a/an X" retorts ("YOU'RE a bunch of apples!", YOU'RE every day at the office!", etc.).

People rarely inquire further, as I say ridiculous things constantly.

zambie isn't a giantbomb thing. people saying zambie has been around for ages, hell im pretty sure MST3K kept saying it throughout an entire movie.

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#40 Posted by ShaggE (8558 posts) -

@Clonedzero said:

@ShaggE said:

"Duder" and "zambie" get said quite a bit, as do variations on Jeff and Ryan's nonsensical "YOU'RE a/an X" retorts ("YOU'RE a bunch of apples!", YOU'RE every day at the office!", etc.).

People rarely inquire further, as I say ridiculous things constantly.

zambie isn't a giantbomb thing. people saying zambie has been around for ages, hell im pretty sure MST3K kept saying it throughout an entire movie.

And "duder" is a Big Lebowski thing, but I associate both with GB.

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#41 Posted by Grimmrobe (219 posts) -

Rider meet Horse, Horse meet Rider. Now with more myNotebook.

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#42 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

Epic PM

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#43 Posted by freakin9 (1226 posts) -

If I ever found myself talking about giantbomb in real life I'm pretty sure I would have to rethink my life.

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#44 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@Humanity: Sounds pretty serious to me.

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#45 Posted by Demoskinos (17359 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

@PCWV said:

Have you ever had to try to explain a GB thing to 'outsiders'?

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Well played sir.

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#46 Posted by pekoe212 (525 posts) -

@AlexanderSheen said:

NEVER. is probably my favorite.

Thank you for linking that one, it was hilarious. I totally did not know why I kept encountering that girl's photo on the site. lol Now i feel marginally cooler.

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#47 Posted by Keldrath (50 posts) -

I was following the tumblr blog that was tracking the countdown to Uzzi Punch when the Brono Trigger ER was live. I was one of maybe four followers.

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#48 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -

@Sweep said:

@NekuSakuraba: ALL I'M HEARING IS EXCUSES, NEKU. It's just not good enough.

I'm sorry. :(

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#49 Posted by RedRoach (1401 posts) -

@Sweep said:

The Know Your Meme: Giant Bomb edition thread houses a lot of them, but has been slacking so it hasn't been updated for a while :|

I don't know how I feel about the fact that I know every single one of those.

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#50 Posted by Monopolized (554 posts) -

All i can think of is 8.8