Monthly Archives: February 2012

Community Chase

In an episode of Community, Chevy Chase’s character tells his (dead) father: “You’re dead and I’m not”, a possible reference to his SNL news days (“I’m Chevy Chase, and you’re not”).

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Words with Enemies

I’ve noticed there are a lot of words which differ trivially in spelling, but have vastly different meanings. Ones I found so far: If you vote for something, you won’t veto it. If there is a casual relationship between two … Continue reading

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Kinect Tennis Announcer

I’m trying to compile a list of things the Kinect Tennis announcer says (often pointlessly). So far, I have: “Fluid rally. almost hypnotic” “Still going, it’s like the ball’s magnetized” “This player likes the topspin” “The back and forth of … Continue reading

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What about “What about Naomi”?

In an episode of Star Trek:Voyager, Neelix expresses concern over Naomi Wildman (a child) by asking “What about Naomi”? The other crew look at him oddly and don’t answer. This is probably a reference to the Electric Company’s Love of … Continue reading

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Quiet about Coitus

In an episode of Big Bang Theory, Penny asks Sheldon to never say the word ‘coitus’, even to other people, so that Penny and Sheldon can remain friends (this is immediately following Penny and Leonard’s breakup, and Sheldon expresses a … Continue reading

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Sinusodial sunset

To within 2 minutes of accuracy, Albuquerque sunset for 2012 is given by: where x is the day of the year (1 = January 1st, 366 = December 31st, since this is a leap year), and the result is the … Continue reading

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Word analogy

STATISTICS::MATHEMATICS = ASTROLOGY::ASTRONOMY

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Sheldon’s Bedroom

In an episode of Big Bang Theory, Sheldon tells his “date” (a double date with Leonard) “time for bed”, leaving the disappointed girl in the living room. When the date asks to sleep in Sheldon’s room, he agrees, and, again … Continue reading

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Big 42 Theory

On an episode of Big Bang Theory, Leonard’s date says she knows many ways to rip a guys nuts off, and then kiddingly says “number 42”, a Douglas Adams reference. Surprisingly, Leonard doesn’t pick up on this, possibly because he’s … Continue reading

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Big Cat Theory

In one episode of Big Bang Theory, Sheldon notes the roommate agreement says “no pets”. In another, however, he obtains a bunch (“clouder”/”glaring”) of cats.

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