Behind the scenes I’ve been trying to pull in the old kuproper story posts into this site—and I came across a post @Celiose started 15 years ago…
Here in Kupopolis, we Kupopolitans can be a little selfish and lazy at times. Actually, most of us are like that all the time. We are struck with this dilemma of having to write in a made-up world, while at the same time creating things that relate to readers who are very much in the real-world. So sometimes there are references to real-world things stuck into our made-up world that exhibit varying degrees of cleverness. And sometimes, there are references that are just silly. Like, painfully silly. SO HERE`S A LIST OF THE TEN MOST SILLY!!
10 - The Executor Well, this one isn’t really silly. I suppose. For those who don’t know, it’s also always been said that the Grand Army’s anthem is “The Imperial March.” I just thought it belonged here because it fit the theme, and I was working toward a complete 10.
9 - The West As a setting, the Republic of West has been really used well by Gabe, Jerry and Jay. … but what’s with the name? I can understand wanting a place in Kupopolis to have Spaghetti Western themes and settings and stories, but… West? West of what?
8 - SkyNet It’s a super computer in Ticondera that controls defense and spy satellites. … I’ll be back!!!
7 - Red Mog A random quote from someplace on the internet, circa October 2002:
“Dude, don’t tell me that they are phasing out red dog. it’s cheap and it’s good. i was a mick lite drinker but wanted something with taste. red dog has it!!
Have one in my hot little hand right now, can of course!!”
Could “K-drinker” be from Kupopolis?.. Hmm…
6 - Ted Tuna Okay. I’m sorry. It was funny at the time. I’m really sorry. Really. Someday I will redeem myself for this, I swear.
5 - Kuors Lite This one is really, really silly. I mean, come on. Isn
t it painful? Am I wrong?? Geez, you guys. And Im apologizing for Ted Tuna!?
4 - Jack Daneels Does it bother anyone else that liquor references, as a group, dominate this list? You bunch of lushes. :-p
3 - Damogun Damogun. Gundam. Goddamn.
2 - K-pop - groan It`s bad enough in the real world, guys. Why? WHY!?!?
And the number one most silly real-world reference in Kupopolis is…
1 - Bertha Javelins Of course, you knew she’d be getting the top spot. Britney? Bertha? Spears? Javelins? Get it?.. you know, I heard her javelins aren’t even real anyway…