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November 07, 2006

Reference

Okay, so the temperature is up again by 10 degrees, which isn't helping the headache. At all. Fortunately there are TV series such as Gilmore Girls, which I suddenly felt I had to watch by all means, and so I stumbled over this scene in which Lorelai tells Rory about a conversation with her mother,

I talk, I think I'm being clear, and all she hears is "blah blah Ginger".

I was amazed. I was amazed because I know what "blah blah Ginger" refers to, have known it for quite a while (15 years?) in fact, but didn't know that so many other people would know it that you could put it in a comedy TV series and expect people to understand it.

And now I've become curious whether (a) this is is really common knowledge or (b) they just planted a perfectly obscure reference in the dialogue, even though only a few people understand it.

Posted by Horst on November 7, 2006 08:37 PM to books & bookkeeping | Tell-a-friend
Comments
Lucid said on November 7, 2006 09:51 PM:

Gary Larson is really common knowledge.
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/images/larson_what_dogs_hear.jpg

Horst said on November 7, 2006 10:03 PM:

Amazingly, I think that "What dogs hear" was the first Gary Larson cartoon I ever came across, or one of the first at least.

richard said on November 8, 2006 09:05 AM:

Haha, that reminds me of one of my favourite Larson Cartoons:
http://www.black-tower.com/images/FarSideDog2.jpg

mig said on November 8, 2006 04:01 PM:

Heh.

dieter said on November 21, 2006 10:22 AM:

I was so mesmerized that I forgot to ask: Do you really watch Gilmore Girls on a regular base???

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