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Title: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Hollanda on March 25, 2012, 03:28:04 PM
In the original thread, I was reminded of Red Dwarf. I love, love, LOVE that series! All of them!!! Anyway, the best brain-hurting convo (IMO) was between Lister and Holly, when Lister had just come out of stasis:

Lister: Where is everybody, Hol?
 Holly: They're dead, Dave.
 Lister: Who is?
 Holly: Everybody, Dave.
 Lister: What, Captain Hollister?
 Holly: Everybody's dead, Dave.
 Lister: What, Todhunter?
 Holly: Everybody's dead, Dave.
 Lister: What, Selby?
 Holly: They're all dead. Everybody's dead, Dave.
 Lister: Petersen isn't, is he?
 Holly: Everybody is dead, Dave.
 Lister: Not Chen?
 Holly: Gordon Bennett! Yes! Chen, everybody. Everybody's dead, Dave.
 Lister: Rimmer?
 Holly: He's dead, Dave. Everybody's dead. Everybody is dead, Dave!
 Lister: Wait. Are you trying to tell me everybody's dead?
 Holly: [Beat] I should've never let him out in the first place...

Classic lol!!

Anyone got any more??
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Amava on March 25, 2012, 03:45:47 PM
I love that series!

This is a good brain-hurter too, I can't type it out so I'll just link to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLc5mvOGgxc (slow thinking on the Cat's part).

And of course, the ever brain-hurting Toaster.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRq_SAuQDec
Try to explain to a toaster that you don't want any bread products...  :o

On a different note, in the series "Blackadder", people often get their brains hurt by trying to hold a conversation with the gloriously dense Baldric.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unCswsfb46g
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Bijou on March 25, 2012, 07:59:22 PM
Anything from Married...with Children

I have a low tolerance for that show, although individually I like the performers.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Thipu1 on March 26, 2012, 09:18:59 AM
Because of rhe warm weather things are blooming early and the street trees are gorgeous. 

This was remarked on during a morning news program and a shot of a beautiful white tree was shown.  These are cally (not sure of the spelling) pears and are super common street trees.  It was asked if the tree was a magnolia.  A mind-numbing discussion among the news staff ensued.  Was it a magnolia?  Did magnolias even exist in NYC? 

Yes, they do!  We have one in our courtyard and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is known for having bred a yellow variety. 

That's the problem with a slow news day.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on March 26, 2012, 01:44:09 PM
The X-Files used to drive me crazy. Whenever Mulder got close to "answers", he'd always drop the ball by not asking the right questions. Like in the episode where he meets his "sister" in a diner and she says the CSM is her father.

Does Mulder ask his name? No
Does Mulder ask where he lives? No.
Does Mulder ask anything at all of importance? Heck no!

I know the plot required Mulder to be a complete idiot, but honestly, if you set up your character to have "connections in Congress" and be an "Oxford-educated psychologist" - then have him act like it. Not like some random person they picked up off the street and gave a gun to.  :o
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Nora on March 26, 2012, 02:15:30 PM
Mulder was supposed to be a psychologist?! How did I not know that, I've watched SO MUCH x-files! Now I respect his dumb behind even less.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: violinp on March 26, 2012, 02:35:53 PM
Mulder was supposed to be a psychologist?! How did I not know that, I've watched SO MUCH x-files! Now I respect his dumb behind even less.

Agreed! And now my brain hurts!  :P

My brain - hurty moment came from watching last week's Supernatural. SPOILERS for people who haven't seen.



How exactly can a freaking angel take on a human's mental illness? I'm not even sure that angels can experience hallucinations and psychosis, considering they probably don't have a body that works like ours (yes, technically, Castiel is using a [dead] human body, but he himself is not human). And, unless I'm misremembering, the reason Sam was hallucinating is because his soul was tortured for more than a year by Lucifer himself. So, basically Kripke and Co. is expecting me to swallow the idea that Castiel somehow took Sam's torture out of his soul and put it in his? I think my brain just permanently broke.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: KimChi on March 26, 2012, 02:42:39 PM
Any conversation Lori Grimes has with anyone on the Walking Dead.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: baglady on March 26, 2012, 07:16:36 PM
Mulder was supposed to be a psychologist?! How did I not know that, I've watched SO MUCH x-files! Now I respect his dumb behind even less.

Agreed! And now my brain hurts!  :P

My brain - hurty moment came from watching last week's Supernatural. SPOILERS for people who haven't seen.



How exactly can a freaking angel take on a human's mental illness? I'm not even sure that angels can experience hallucinations and psychosis, considering they probably don't have a body that works like ours (yes, technically, Castiel is using a [dead] human body, but he himself is not human). And, unless I'm misremembering, the reason Sam was hallucinating is because his soul was tortured for more than a year by Lucifer himself. So, basically Kripke and Co. is expecting me to swallow the idea that Castiel somehow took Sam's torture out of his soul and put it in his? I think my brain just permanently broke.

Tess on Touched by an Angel developed Alzheimer's. I think it's a limitation of the human bodies they inhabit.

Years ago, there was a local news anchor whose attempt at Happy Talk with the sports guy went into brain-hurt territory. He asked if the Red Sox would ever play the Yankees in the World Series. He just didn't get that the World Series is played between an American League and a National League team, and the Sox and Yankees are both AL. You could *see* the poor sports guy's brain twitching!
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: JonGirl on March 27, 2012, 02:26:04 AM


When the characters on shows refer to each other by their last names.
The Mentalist and Are you being served are famous for this.
You have worked together long enough, you should be over that by now.  Hurts my head all the time.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: bigozzy on March 27, 2012, 04:56:43 AM
All of my favorite scifi/fantasy/supernatural type shows all show the main characters meeting brain sucking aliens or mutants or both on a regular basis yet every single time they seem to act surprised or disbelieving.

"Look a brain sucking alien mutant."

"Nahhhh, no such thing, lets invite it into the space ship for tea."

Makes my brain throb and I welcome brain sucking alien/mutants as a result.

Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Thipu1 on March 27, 2012, 10:56:48 AM
In the original 'Star Gate' movie, there was an attempt to carbon date a rock.  :o
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on March 27, 2012, 01:40:10 PM
In the original 'Star Gate' movie, there was an attempt to carbon date a rock.  :o

They did it on the TV show too, at least once, in "The Curse".

At least they're consistent.  :D
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Moray on March 27, 2012, 01:46:05 PM


When the characters on shows refer to each other by their last names.
The Mentalist and Are you being served are famous for this.
You have worked together long enough, you should be over that by now.  Hurts my head all the time.

My best work friend and I do this. It's not that we haven't worked together long enough, it's that that's legitimately how we think of each other.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: KimChi on March 27, 2012, 04:31:38 PM
There's a clip floating around from the show CSI (not sure which CSI) where they were trying to stop a hacker. The woman starts typing on her keyboard and another male character jumps into help her... typing on the same  keyboard. So, she's on one of it, he's on the other. Yeah, don't think it works that way.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Kaymyth on March 28, 2012, 07:03:03 PM
Mulder was supposed to be a psychologist?! How did I not know that, I've watched SO MUCH x-files! Now I respect his dumb behind even less.

Agreed! And now my brain hurts!  :P

My brain - hurty moment came from watching last week's Supernatural. SPOILERS for people who haven't seen.



How exactly can a freaking angel take on a human's mental illness? I'm not even sure that angels can experience hallucinations and psychosis, considering they probably don't have a body that works like ours (yes, technically, Castiel is using a [dead] human body, but he himself is not human). And, unless I'm misremembering, the reason Sam was hallucinating is because his soul was tortured for more than a year by Lucifer himself. So, basically Kripke and Co. is expecting me to swallow the idea that Castiel somehow took Sam's torture out of his soul and put it in his? I think my brain just permanently broke.

Assuming, of course, that it's actually a mental illness.  My suspicion is that a combination of trauma and a bond from Sam hosting Lucifer actually formed a mindlink between the two.  The wall wasn't just keeping Sam from remembering, it was keeping Lucy out of his consciousness.  The mindlink has simply now been shifted.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Nikko-chan on March 28, 2012, 10:31:24 PM


When the characters on shows refer to each other by their last names.
The Mentalist and Are you being served are famous for this.
You have worked together long enough, you should be over that by now.  Hurts my head all the time.

Oh you mean like on NCIS?  :D
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: JonGirl on March 29, 2012, 02:52:21 AM


Don't watch NCIS. They do it there too do they?
 ;D
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: violinp on March 30, 2012, 04:28:53 PM


When the characters on shows refer to each other by their last names.
The Mentalist and Are you being served are famous for this.
You have worked together long enough, you should be over that by now.  Hurts my head all the time.

Oh you mean like on NCIS?  :D

This is what I was thinking! Almost all the men go by their surnames on NCIS.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: MommyPenguin on March 30, 2012, 05:12:48 PM
I don't know, my brother and his friends refer to each other by last name.  :)
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: kherbert05 on March 30, 2012, 06:07:01 PM
I don't know, my brother and his friends refer to each other by last name.  :)

Are they athletes? I've noticed coaches refer to players by last name and so do other teammates.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Gwywnnydd on March 30, 2012, 06:13:49 PM


When the characters on shows refer to each other by their last names.
The Mentalist and Are you being served are famous for this.
You have worked together long enough, you should be over that by now.  Hurts my head all the time.

Oh you mean like on NCIS?  :D

This is what I was thinking! Almost all the men go by their surnames on NCIS.

It is really, REALLY common in the military for people to be called by their last names only. I see a lot of the same thing among my friends in law enforcement.
Since the NCIS team is both military and law enforcement, I find it not at all surprising that they do so ;).

Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: MommyPenguin on March 31, 2012, 07:14:36 AM
Yes, my brother and his friends are athletes, although just for fun, nothing professional.  Funnily enough, my husband is military, but maybe because he's not in combat (he's an engineer) I think his friends mostly use first names.
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 31, 2012, 09:02:38 AM
Yeah I've seen that in the military (When DH was AD Marine).  There were times he'd throw me off and refer to someone by their first name and I'd say "Who's Joe??" "Oh you know, Smith!" How'm I supposed to know when you only ever refer to him as Smith?

As for brain hurts, this is one of my favorites: Dead Parrot sketch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIrBMt4eiRk

And it's not kid or work safe, but the scene with Sir Galahad in "Monty Python Holy Grail" is another brain hurt.  Actually I guess it could be said the whole movie is full of brain hurting conversations! LOL!!

A Witch! A witch! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g&feature=related

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4_9kDO3q0w&feature=related

Who me? A Python fan? Naaaah! ;)
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Hollanda on March 31, 2012, 04:12:32 PM
Yeah I've seen that in the military (When DH was AD Marine).  There were times he'd throw me off and refer to someone by their first name and I'd say "Who's Joe??" "Oh you know, Smith!" How'm I supposed to know when you only ever refer to him as Smith?

As for brain hurts, this is one of my favorites: Dead Parrot sketch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIrBMt4eiRk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIrBMt4eiRk)

And it's not kid or work safe, but the scene with Sir Galahad in "Monty Python Holy Grail" is another brain hurt.  Actually I guess it could be said the whole movie is full of brain hurting conversations! LOL!!

A Witch! A witch! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g&feature=related)

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4_9kDO3q0w&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4_9kDO3q0w&feature=related)

Who me? A Python fan? Naaaah! ;)

Oh to me it is the Knights who say Ni thing. "Why are you saying 'ni' to that old lady?"

Once I've heard that I cannot, cannot, cannot stop saying it.  >:D
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Two Ravens on March 31, 2012, 04:49:45 PM
There's a clip floating around from the show CSI (not sure which CSI) where they were trying to stop a hacker. The woman starts typing on her keyboard and another male character jumps into help her... typing on the same  keyboard. So, she's on one of it, he's on the other. Yeah, don't think it works that way.

That was NCIS. Here you can watch it again: http://www.snotr.com/video/8096/NCIS__2_Idiots_1_Keyboard  :D

It was also mentioned in this Cracked article, which contains a number of doozies, http://www.cracked.com/article_19160_8-scenes-that-prove-hollywood-doesnt-get-technology.html
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Sirius on April 01, 2012, 12:01:42 PM


When the characters on shows refer to each other by their last names.
The Mentalist and Are you being served are famous for this.
You have worked together long enough, you should be over that by now.  Hurts my head all the time.

Oh you mean like on NCIS?  :D

This is what I was thinking! Almost all the men go by their surnames on NCIS.

This sort of thing doesn't bother me.  I put in 22 years of working with the military, and you hear a lot of last names.  Or, referring to someone merely by their rank, although military people wear name tags.  (However, I did encounter people with names that I couldn't pronounce, like the sergeant with a last name that was at least 25 letters long.  She said, "Call me Nickname.")
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Giraffe, Esq on April 02, 2012, 10:49:19 AM
The last name thing isn't just military or sports, actually.  I think it's often just a guy thing.

My brother was LastName in high school, so I (a year behind) became "LastName's Sister" to a lot of the drama kids we hung out with, until I earned a nickname of my own (DeadBethy, from croaking on stage as Beth in Little Women).  Then our younger sister made it to high school, so she became "Little LastName" (which was amusing as she was taller than me).

Now I work with corporate attorneys.  We're all nerds.  About as far from a sports or military setting as you can get.  And they call each other by last names. 

I think part of it stems from the fact that there tends to be a smaller variety among the male names.  So we have several guys named "Joe" and it's just easier to refer to them as "Johnson" and "Smith" -- even though they're partners and basically our boss.

Whereas I am the only Giraffe they're likely to run into.  I do love having a relatively rare name.  :-)  But I'm still LastName and GLastName and GL about 50% of the time. 
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: ShanghaiJill on April 02, 2012, 07:56:24 PM
Because of rhe warm weather things are blooming early and the street trees are gorgeous. 

This was remarked on during a morning news program and a shot of a beautiful white tree was shown.  These are cally (not sure of the spelling) pears and are super common street trees.  It was asked if the tree was a magnolia.  A mind-numbing discussion among the news staff ensued.  Was it a magnolia?  Did magnolias even exist in NYC? 

Yes, they do!  We have one in our courtyard and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is known for having bred a yellow variety. 

That's the problem with a slow news day.

Is that the tree which grows in Brooklyn that everyone talks about? 8)
Title: Re: S/O Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt: From TV shows/films etc
Post by: Thipu1 on April 03, 2012, 08:55:06 AM
Thanks for the quip.  :)

I wish it was because these trees are beautiful with gorgeous white flowers in the spring, lush dark green foliage in the summer and golden leaves in the autumn. 

As I understand it, the tree in the book is the alacanthus.  It isn't technically a tree at all.  It's a huge, woody weed that quickly takes over vacant lots.