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  • #280274

    Yeah, floppies sounds about right for Red Dwarf.

    #280277
    cwickham
    Participant

    The CD was scratched and is skipping, and “the tape got twisted” is a colloquialism.

    #280279
    RunawayTrain
    Participant

    Ooh, floppy disks could warp, not quite the thorough definition of ‘twisted’ but close enough.

    My own personal imagining was of a reel of slim tape, slim enough to fit in the case.  I guess there’s no reason a futuristic cassette would have to have the bump at the bottom though, so a redesigned cassette which happens to fit into what we see as a CD case could also explain it.

    #280280
    Hamish
    Participant

    Of course we do actually see them using Microcassettes in Bodyswap and they look exactly like they do today. Or rather, exactly as they did in 1989.


    #280286
    Unrumble
    Participant

    The CD was scratched and is skipping, and “the tape got twisted” is a colloquialism.

    #280287
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Computer slug is tape too.

    #280288
    Warbodog
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    #280289
    Dave
    Participant

    #280294
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    haha, holy fuck

    #280319
    clem
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    #280362
    si
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    #281894
    RunawayTrain
    Participant

    1422 was not “somewhere nice and safe and dull”, it was in the middle of the Hundred Years’ War (and not during one of the truces either).

    My history education clearly was not much better than Lister’s!

    #281895

    Imagine them getting back to Earth in 1421, there’s a “five minutes later” caption, and they’re all running for their lives from King Henry’s army.

    #281896
    Formica
    Participant

    Imagine them getting back to Earth in 1421, then there’s a “nine years later” caption and they’re all back on Red Dwarf like nothing ever happened.

    #281897
    Ridley
    Participant

    Imagine them getting back to Earth in 1421, orbiting the planet from a safe distance for a bit.

    #281902
    Formica
    Participant

    Imagine them gettirg back to earth in 1421 but the gigabots have turned it into a massive fucking Red Dwarf

    #281907

    Imagine making love to a woman.

    #281909
    Dave
    Participant

    Imagine there’s no heaven, no hell, and the only purpose of existence is to lead a worthwhile life.

    #281926
    Starbugger
    Participant

    It’s easy if you try.

    #281927

    Imagine we’re all characters in a television series and we’re all about to be killed off in a final episode but it’s actually a fake-out and we were dreaming all along.

    #281928
    Moonlight
    Participant

    Imagine if one day we actually heard a sexy detail.

    #281931
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    It’s easy if you try

    #281932
    Dave
    Participant

    #281933
    Formica
    Participant

    #282679
    Moonlight
    Participant

    The fuck does this mean?

    #282681
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    “NO DUELS”

    #282683
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    I’m not very good with languages, but I’m pretty sure it means “delicious pineapple”.

    #282686
    Dave
    Participant

    The fuck does this mean?

    #282689
    Frank Smeghammer
    Participant

    Not so much a joke but a bit that always seemed complete nonsense. Maybe you could just put it down to Series VIII madness

    Implying he will go far and achieve good things. But then goes on to say

    #282690
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Maybe Hollister is saying, sarcastically, one of *his* ambitions is to have someone like Rimmer looking up to him in that way.

    Or, he’s saying that Rimmer has become like him, because of the attempts to blackmail his way up the ranks with the confidential files, like he did in his donut boy days.

    #282691
    cwickham
    Participant

    Is it meant to be a call-back to Dennis the Doughnut Boy, or would that have not been possible given the timeline of the various VIII reshoots?

    #282692

    The fuck does this mean?

    pg slot เปิดใหม่

    #282708
    Frank Smeghammer
    Participant

    I refuse to believe that its a callback to Dennis the Doughnut Boy on the grounds that I don’t want to believe he would do it twice. I prefer to think of that joke as a one off, lost in time like tears in rain

    #283321
    Moonlight
    Participant

    I looked this up and I still don’t get it.

    #283322

    There’s supposed to be a lot of old people in Eastbourne? Doesn’t seem there’s much to get.

    #283324
    Rudolph
    Participant

    Eastbourne is, or was, a popular location for the elderly to either retire to or go on holiday. Colloquially known as God’s Waiting Room.

    #283327

    Yeah, it was sort of considered the retirement capital of the UK (or England, at least). I think that’s a lot less of a thing these days, with that whole area of the Sussex coast turning into a Brighton overspill, but at the time it was pretty much the only thing Eastbourne was known for.

    #283328
    RunawayTrain
    Participant

    I remember a PSE teacher telling us an anecdote about when he drove the school minibus in Eastbourne and sat at a zebra crossing waiting for an interminably long line of old people to finish crossing.  20years later I have no idea why and cannot recall any of the details (it must have been the way he told it) but I found it absolutely hilarious and couldn’t stop laughing for the rest of the lesson.

    Anyway, that’s why I got the joke (and every time I hear that line, I enjoy the memory too).

    #283329
    Moonlight
    Participant

    Oh, so the American version would be “no word for Florida.”

    #283332
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    See also: Eastbourne Zimmer frame relay team

    #283338

    Oh, so the American version would be “no word for Florida.”

    Why, is Florida the old people capital?

    #283345

    A lot of people retire to Florida, yeah. I don’t think it would quite work in the same way, partially because it’s a state rather than a town, and it’s also known for holidays, Disney etc. 

    #283350
    Moonlight
    Participant

    I still think you could make the same joke with “Florida” and it would instantly scan to any American.

    #283353

    Wouldn’t scan so well elsewhere though.

    Maybe that’d be the US version of the joke.

    #283356
    Dave
    Participant

    Maybe that’d be the US version of the joke.

    #283357
    Ridley
    Participant

    Wouldn’t scan so well elsewhere though.
    Maybe that’d be the US version of the joke.

    It gets mentioned in American shows plenty.

    #283358

    I guess I haven’t seen enough American TV.

    #283360
    Stabbim
    Participant

    Imagine there’s no heaven, no hell, and the only purpose of existence is to lead a worthwhile life.

    #283368
    Moonlight
    Participant

    Wouldn’t scan so well elsewhere though.
    Maybe that’d be the US version of the joke.

    Oh, so the American version would be “no word for Florida.”

    You mean maybe it would the be the very thing I explicitly said it was?

    #283410
    Ridley
    Participant

    It gets mentioned in American shows plenty.

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