Episode One Hundred And Thirteen – Never Go Full-Force On An Éclair, Son

Never Go Full-Force On An Eclair, Son

A rowdy bunch of biker mice, looking to make their bones pulling off a big score, are about to learn a lesson about hubris.

The mentor of an impetuous adventure attempts to tease out the story of how their student has most recently misapplied their patient instruction.

Further ruminations of why pillaging the people of the past for “good stock” is morally, and existentially, perilous.

Trapped in time-loop that resets upon death, formerly cautious chrononauts resort to more and more desperate strategies, trying to dodge their own previous iterations.




Film – Jean de Florette (1986)

 I can find no reliable connection between “idiot” and “speaking the one language”, though it original came from a Greek referring to a private citizen, but would reassure Ben that if you manage to screw up calling yourself an idiot that badly, you haven’t.   ~ T. Jones

Film – The Thing (1982)

The Mandela Effect

RPG – Heavy Metal Biker Mice

Film – The Secret of NIMH (1982) with “Mrs Brisby”

Book – Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Film – Turner and Hooch (1989)

Film – Van Wilder (2002)  AKA Van Wilder: Party Liaison

RPG – DragonQuest

TV movie – Chrome Soldiers (1992)

Film – Battlefield Earth (2000)

Captain Disillusion – a YouTube hoax video debunker and “The Mandaellah Effekt

Film – Wild Hogs (2007)

Film – Dirty Harry (1971)

Film – Death Wish (1974)

Children’s Books and TV  – Munch Bunch  ~ Fascinatingly, there were New Zealand specific characters?  ~ T. Jones

Comics – Strontium Dog

Poe’s Law

Rule 34

The First Rule of The Big Red Couch – “Always consider the minimum use case of any rule or attribute you add to a game.”

( If it’s vore, you’ve had a wrong turn somewhere.  Trust me.   ~ T. Jones )

Novel – Through the the Alimentary Canal With Gun and Camera by George S. Chappell

Film – Tropic Thunder (2008)

The Original Speight’s Advert

Eden Park

The Origins of the Phrase “OK”

RPG – Baron von Munchhausen

“The Game” ~ Memetic Stupidity. Perfect.   ~ T. Jones

RPG – Zombie Cinema

RPG – Grey Ranks

RPG – Steal Away Jordan

RPG – Misspent Youth

Episode One Hundred and Twelve – Volcano Day

TV- Travelers

Novel – The Great Train Robbery

Film – Westworld (1973)

Film – Runaway (1984)

Novel – Eaters of the Dead

Novel – The Terminal Man

(That is one fuggly cover.  Admittedly memorable, but not  in a good way. ~ T. Jones )

Film – Groundhog Day

RPG Accessory – Grimtooth’s Traps

SGU – Stargate Universe – S01E08 “Time”

Happy Death Day (2017)

2000AD Time Twister “Chronocops”  written by Alan Moore and drawn by Dave Gibbons (~ Also with characters inspired by Dragnet and a Mad magazine spoof from the 1950’s  ~ T. Jones)

RPG – Timewatch


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3 thoughts on “Episode One Hundred And Thirteen – Never Go Full-Force On An Éclair, Son

  1. Tim Soholt says:

    “Film – Death Wish (194)”

    This would be from the timeline where Charles Bronson fell through a time gate and became the greatest actor of Emperor Severus’ reign, no? 😉

    I first learned that “eclair” was French for “lightning” from watching the animated The Tick in the 90s. Who says the 80s killed educational kids’ television?

    I admit I was unaware of just how deeply Crichton was involved in film work. I knew he’d written Westworld and The Great Train Robbery, and I believe he was an executive producer or a story editor on the early seasons of ER, but I certainly didn’t know he was a director. Gonna have to see Runaway one of these days . . .

    Your description of Chronocops makes it sound like it might also be a riff on Heinlein’s “‘-All You Zombies-‘,” which definitely sounds like the sort of thing Alan Moore might have done, especially in the 80s.

    • Tim Soholt says:

      Gah. I meant “By His Bootstraps.” “‘-All You Zombies-‘” is a considerably weirder take on creating your own history. I still could see Moore being inspired by it, but I’m not sure 2000AD would have run the result.

    • Ben says:

      Thanks for the typo spotting. Though, I could definitely get behind a time travelling Charles Bronson caper. “Do you believe in Jupiter? You’re gonna to meet Him.”

      And yes, The Tick has taught us all so very, very much.

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