Thenkyew, thenkyew, I'll be here all week. I don't want to bragg, it was a commanding stretch at times, almost worked myself wrongway into a corner with some poetic license, but was fun working it out. Shoulda squeezed a few more in!Dave wrote:And that, my friends, is probably the best set of referential allusions I've read this year. I count a dozen and may have missed some. Bravo!Hansontoons wrote:I'd stake a steak dinner on the bet that it would take more than a stake to fracture the tale of his fairly contagious J. Warditus. It'd be good enough, might be even fatal, snidely doing right in the face of a soppy tale, but a hazardous rocky road that would require a Crusader rabbit-punching or Sherman tank to bull through a jungle of winkles, by George.
(And, of course, kids these days won't have any idea what you're talking about. So it has been since our ancestors first chased the dinosaurs out of the caves and into extinction.)
For those a bit befused, it's all about Jay Ward cartoons- a major influence on Dave (a fearless leader, a Mr. Know-It-All), myself, and a few others around here.
...fracture the tale of his fairly... = Fractured Fairy Tales
...J. Warditus... = Jay Ward
...good enough... = a play on Badenov, as in Boris
...fatal... = Fatale, as in Natasha (my son-in-law's mother is named Natasha, if only her husband was named Boris!)
...snidely... = Snidely Whiplash
...doing right... = Dudley Do-right
...a soppy tale... = Aesop & Son
...rocky... = Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel
...Crusader rabbit... = Crusader Rabbit
...Sherman... = Sherman from "Peabody's Improbable History"
...bull through a jungle of winkles, by George. = mashup of Bullwinkle and George of the Jungle