Talk:Pistols for Pandas

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Lighter mention

Does the lighter that Crack Stuntman uses to burn the $1 bill count as an inside reference to the lighters that Strong Bad and The Cheat frequently use?

That's what I assumed. I'm surprised it's not mentioned!

Capitalization of title

I moved this page to Pistols for Pandas because that's how it's listed on the Toons menu. — It's dot com 17:40, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Finnaly....

We find out what happened to Crack after the incedent and learn more about Pistols For Pandas. User: MICGAGUH

That's forum talk, buddy. Flicky1991 18:24, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

South park reference

When the stick figure of crack is eating the cereal, the way his mouth/head moves reminds me of the canadians from south park. Not sure it's strong enough of a connection for a reference or not, but thought i'd bring it up. — Defender1031*Talk 21:21, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

It was on the page before, but it got removed.-170.223.0.54 22:01, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Swearing?

Does the context in which Crack uses "screwed" near the beginning strike anyone else as borderline not-family-friendly? If so, is this notable? -Ingiald21:34, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

He got screwed out of a job... how is that context not family-friendly? — Defender1031*Talk 21:58, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Okay, maybe "context" wasn't the right word, but usually when "screw" is used as a verb that way it has sexual connotations. I dunno, it's just not something I would use in mixed company and struck me as a little odd. -Ingiald 22:16, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
You are incorrect there. It's often used as a term simply implying "cheated" or "taken advantage of". — Defender1031*Talk 22:35, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
I get that that's what it meant, but in that sense it's being used metaphorically much in like as a certain four-letter word it's serving as a euphemism for that can be used in the same way and...you know what? I give up. At this point you either know what I'm trying to say or you don't, I don't think anything else I say is going to change things. -Ingiald 00:06, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
You are correct. Not that long ago, using "screwed" in a context other than the mechanical sense was considered vulgar. It has a sexual connotation at its roots, and it did in fact mean to be "taken advantage of," in the same sense that "taken advantage of" means that someone has taken sexual liberties without consent. It has become more acceptable of late.146.122.71.68 17:34, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it's usage in this cartoon, "to beset with unfortunate circumstances", dates back to the 1600's, nearly one hundred years before any record of it's usage with any sexual connotation. Etymologists believe this use of this word derives from thumbscrews, torture devices that were used in that time period. 64.198.255.1 18:33, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
This isn't the first time the word "screw" has been used on homestarrunner.com. The first time was sb email 22. In the context of that sbemail, it is considered to be a swear (Strong Bad says to the British "Screw all y'all."). Here, though, it's used in a less vulgar context, similar to Shopping for Danger (Gunhaver talks about weapons which can "screw with the weather"). Since the former is included on Swears but the latter is not, it would seem that Crack Stuntman isn't really swearing here, especially considering 64.198.255.1's contribution. – The Chort 18:49, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
In any case, as in many slang uses of the word screw, it's in a place where the f-bomb would also work. It's used in a sense that has historically been mildly vulgar and not family-friendly, but that is generally acceptable in many media. The thumbscrew reference is from a mostly archaic usage which referred to the use of coercion. This is a case where the modern meaning has drifted back toward a similar archaic meaning, while having no direct derivation therefrom.

Cause I'm don't get the reference

Other than the concept of employment and the unusual use of 'I'm', I don't see how this is clearly a reference to Temporari-o's. Can we get a consensus on this? Flashfight 00:06, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

"I'm" incorrectly used and the word "paid" make it clear enough in my mind to be a reference. — Defender1031*Talk 00:09, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Wiselike. It stays. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 00:32, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Disapearing Truck

Would the truck, going into a small building, be an example of hammerspace?

I don't think so, since it's an illustration. Not part of the "real world". Elcool (talk)(contribs) 08:27, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Not-Profit?

Okay, does it not sound like Crack says Pistols for Pandas is a "not-profit" organization, as opposed to non-profit? Thelongestpants

Nope. "non-profit" is an actual word and the second N sound is clearly audible. — Defender1031*Talk 01:04, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, yeah, I'm not an idiot. I know non-profit is a real word, but I hear "not-profit" every time. Oh well. Thelongestpants
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