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== Mission ==
 
== Mission ==
  
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help this Junkie effort to find all of the 30+ hidden Easter eggs of 1980s (and other) pop-culture references that Scott included in his 2012 rewrite of Nocturnal. Those approved by Scott will be added to the [[Pop Culture References]] page later.
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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help this Junkie effort to find all of the 30+ hidden easter eggs of 1980s (and other) pop-culture references that Scott included in his 2012 rewrite of Nocturnal. Those approved by Scott will be added to the [[Pop Culture References]] page later.
  
 
This challenge was first posted by John Vizcarra on October 17, 2017, on the Sigler Junkies Facebook group. He has charged Shannon Chavarria to lead the rest of us junkies to find these hidden treasures.
 
This challenge was first posted by John Vizcarra on October 17, 2017, on the Sigler Junkies Facebook group. He has charged Shannon Chavarria to lead the rest of us junkies to find these hidden treasures.
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'''Page #''': ?, Book I: Chapter 28: Black Mr. Burns<br />
 
'''Page #''': ?, Book I: Chapter 28: Black Mr. Burns<br />
 
'''Text''': "Kissing dudes is my business and business is good."<br />
 
'''Text''': "Kissing dudes is my business and business is good."<br />
'''Reference to''': It comes from "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!", the name of Megadeth's debut album in 1985. Also, in Book II: Chapter 92: Murder Was the Case, John says, “Computers are my business and business is good.” A double Easter egg?<br />
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'''Reference to''': It comes from "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!", the name of Megadeth's debut album in 1985.<br />
 
'''FDO confirmed''': pending<br /><br />
 
'''FDO confirmed''': pending<br /><br />
  
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'''Page #''': ?, Book I: Chapter 49: Mr. Biz-Nass<br />
 
'''Page #''': ?, Book I: Chapter 49: Mr. Biz-Nass<br />
 
'''Text''': “Maybe he’s like Elvis,” Pookie said. “As in, taking care of business."<br />
 
'''Text''': “Maybe he’s like Elvis,” Pookie said. “As in, taking care of business."<br />
'''Reference to''': Elvis Presley. During his last few years of life, Elvis Presley adopted "Taking Care of Business in a Flash" as a motto, abbreviated as TCB and associated with a lightning bolt. "Takin' Care of Business" is a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takin%27_Care_of_Business_(song)#Elvis_and_the_TCB_Band song] written by Randy Bachman and first recorded by Canadian rock group Bachman–Turner Overdrive.<ref>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takin%27_Care_of_Business_(song)#Elvis_and_the_TCB_Band</ref><br />
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'''Reference to''': Elvis Presley. During his last few years of life, Elvis Presley adopted "Taking Care of Business in a Flash" as a motto, abbreviated as TCB and associated with a lightning bolt. "Takin' Care of Business" is a [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takin%27_Care_of_Business_(song)#Elvis_and_the_TCB_Band song] written by Randy Bachman and first recorded by Canadian rock group Bachman–Turner Overdrive.<ref>Takin' Care of Business (Wikipedia)</ref><br />
'''FDO confirmed''': pending<br /><br />  
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'''FDO confirmed''': pending<br /><br />
  
 
'''Found by''': T Taylor<br />
 
'''Found by''': T Taylor<br />
 
'''Page #''': ?, Book I: Chapter 49: Mr. Biz-Nass<br />
 
'''Page #''': ?, Book I: Chapter 49: Mr. Biz-Nass<br />
'''Text''': “L-L-W-T-L. Look, man, if there’s a cover-up, and the chief of frickin’ police is involved, then you know we need to move carefully. Patience, Daniel-san.”<br />
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'''Text''': “L-L-W-T-L. Look, man, if there’s a cover-up, and the chief of frickin’ [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Affleck police] is involved, then you know we need to move carefully. Patience, Daniel-san.”<br />
 
'''Reference to''': The "Patience, Daniel-san.” phrase comes from The Karate Kid (1984). Master Kesuke Miyagi often uses this phrase when instructing student Daniel LaRusso.<br />
 
'''Reference to''': The "Patience, Daniel-san.” phrase comes from The Karate Kid (1984). Master Kesuke Miyagi often uses this phrase when instructing student Daniel LaRusso.<br />
 
'''FDO confirmed''': pending<br /><br />
 
'''FDO confirmed''': pending<br /><br />
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[[Category:Nocturnal]]
 

Revision as of 11:03, 28 October 2017

Welcome to the Nocturnal Egg Mission!

Mission

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help this Junkie effort to find all of the 30+ hidden easter eggs of 1980s (and other) pop-culture references that Scott included in his 2012 rewrite of Nocturnal. Those approved by Scott will be added to the Pop Culture References page later.

This challenge was first posted by John Vizcarra on October 17, 2017, on the Sigler Junkies Facebook group. He has charged Shannon Chavarria to lead the rest of us junkies to find these hidden treasures.

Since comments are easily lost in the Facebook posts, I thought it might be easier to gather all of the findings here in one easily viewable page so that we can see what has, or hasn't, been found so far. Please keep posting your findings in the Sigler Junkies group, or the more brave can try to add them here as well.

Sources

The sources that we know of:

  • The Last Dragon (1985 Martial Arts film)
  • This is Spinal Tap (1984 Rocu-mocku-mentary film)
  • Motley Crue (Metal band)
  • Star Wars (The Original Trilogy)
  • Dirty Harry (1971 film)
  • Terminator (1984 film) Found?
  • George Carlin standup
  • Mortal Kombat (not sure if this is the game from 1992, or the movie from 1995)
  • Predator (1987 film) Found?
  • Megadeth (Metal band) Found?
  • Adam-12 "See the man, see the man" (1960s-70s TV show) Found!
  • South Park (1997-current TV show) Found?
  • Romancing the Stone (1984 film) Found?
  • Eddie Murphy - RAW (1987 standup concert film - could possibly include Delirious, his 1983 album)
  • Aliens (Sigler's favorite film, from 1986) Found?
  • Pulp Fiction (1994 film)
  • Snatch (2000 film) Found?
  • Airplane (1980 film) Found?
  • Slap Shot (1977 film)

Findings

What has been "found" so far (sorted by page number, when specified):

Found by: L Tryon
Page #: 3, Book I: Chapter 1: Penance
Text: Esteban said. “Hell has a special place for people like you. Leave, now."
Reference to: It's more of a 90's reference, but it feels like a nod to Firefly.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Jourabchi
Page #: 7, Book I: Chapter 2: Good Morning, Sunshine
Text: "What an asshole." Bryan thinks about Pookie for his annoying car horn honking.
Reference to: A line from Gunderson in Airplane.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Jourabchi
Page #: 8, Book I: Chapter 2: Good Morning, Sunshine
Text: Pookie says, "And I’m not fat. I’m big-boned."
Reference to: South Park. The character Eric Cartman often says this because he is sensitive and in denial about his obesity.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Hare
Page #: 13, Book I: Chapter 2: Good Morning, Sunshine
Text: Bryan says, "Everyone has to have goals, Pooks."
Reference to: maybe a Die Hard reference? I'm not really sure that this is anything, it just sounded familiar.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Percival
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 2: Good Morning, Sunshine
Text: Bryan sees Pookie's "shit-brown Buick" double parked outside his apartment building. "Right out front was Pookie’s shit-brown Buick — double-parked, completely blocking a lane."
Reference to: Tom Waits intro to the song On a Foggy Night 1975 "You climb into the helm of a 1958 monkey shit brown Buick Super."
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Percival
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 2: Good Morning, Sunshine
Text: Title is Good Morning Sunshine
Reference to: Good morning sunshine Is a song by Aqua from their debut album Aquarium 1997.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Percival
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 2: Good Morning, Sunshine
Text: Bryan is on the roof talking to Pookie over the 2 way and pookie says "it puts on the clothes or it gets the horn again."
Reference to: Silence of the lambs 1991 "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again"
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Hare
Page #: 22, Book I: Chapter 4: All in the Family
Text: Francesco "Frank" Lanza, Tony "Four balls" Gillum, Paulie "Hatchet" Caprise, Little Tommy Cosimo, Pete "The Fucking Jew" Goldblum. Snatch characters: Frankie "Four fingers," Boris "The Blade," Tommy, and the jewerly shop people were Jewish.
Reference to: Many of the gangsters have some very similar names/nicknames that could be mashups to some of the Snatch characters.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Jourabchi, T Percival
Page #: 24, Book I: Chapter 4: All in the Family
Text: Pookie says, "Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K, Bri-Bri."
Reference to: A quote from "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989).
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: J Vizcarra
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 22: Bryan Clauser: Morning Person, and possible other references elsewhere
Text: “Roger, Adam-12,” Pookie said. “See the man, see the man at Post and Meacham.”
Reference to: Adam-12
FDO confirmed: yes

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 28: Black Mr. Burns
Text: "Kissing dudes is my business and business is good."
Reference to: It comes from "Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!", the name of Megadeth's debut album in 1985.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Burtenshaw
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 28: Black Mr. Burns
Text: “Well, then stay away from me,” John said. “I know you guys were probably in the back of that Buick swapping spit and rubbing tummies.”
Reference to: The phrase "swapping spit" comes from the movie Full Metal Jacket (1987)
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: M Zaricor
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 48: The Rulebook
Text: “Guys,” Pookie said, “I know y’all have a bit of backstory to work out, but can we lay off the wistful gazing? This ain’t a Joan Wilder novel, if you dig what I’m saying.”
Reference to: Romancing the Stone (1984). Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) is a successful but lonely romance novelist.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 49: Mr. Biz-Nass
Text: “Maybe he’s like Elvis,” Pookie said. “As in, taking care of business."
Reference to: Elvis Presley. During his last few years of life, Elvis Presley adopted "Taking Care of Business in a Flash" as a motto, abbreviated as TCB and associated with a lightning bolt. "Takin' Care of Business" is a song written by Randy Bachman and first recorded by Canadian rock group Bachman–Turner Overdrive.[1]
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 49: Mr. Biz-Nass
Text: “L-L-W-T-L. Look, man, if there’s a cover-up, and the chief of frickin’ police is involved, then you know we need to move carefully. Patience, Daniel-san.”
Reference to: The "Patience, Daniel-san.” phrase comes from The Karate Kid (1984). Master Kesuke Miyagi often uses this phrase when instructing student Daniel LaRusso.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 61: Susie Panos
Text: Pookie says, "We’re done with the stiff down on the sidewalk. Shot through the heart, and who’s to blame, right?” Sammy’s head rocked back in a silent laugh.
Reference to: The song "You Give Love A Bad Name" from the 1986 Bon Jovi album Slippery When Wet. "Shot through the heart, and you're to blame. You give love a bad name."
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 65: Pay the Piper
Text: “But you want my gun,” Bryan said. “What am I supposed to use on the street, harsh language?”
Reference to: Aliens (1986). Frost says, "What the hell are we supposed to use, man? Harsh language?" when they find out they can't use any weapons in fear of rupturing the cooling system an setting off a thermonuclear explosion.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 75: The Delivery Boy
Text: Pookie thought, "Mutants, vigilantes and murderers. Oh my."
Reference to: The Wizard of Oz movie (1939) or book (1900). Dorothy says, "Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!"
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: ?, Book I: Chapter 75: The Delivery Boy
Text: Pookie tried to calm the surge of excitement — a gold medal for archery was one thing, a murder conviction was another. “I’ll take what is an arrow for two hundred, Alex.”
Reference to: The American television game show Jeopardy!, hosted by Alex Trebek. When a contestant selects a clue they usually say something like, "I’ll take Category for Some-Dollar-Amount, Alex” as in "I’ll take Scott Sigler Novels for two hundred, Alex.”
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: ?, Book II: Chapter 86: Late to the Party
Text: "You are one ugly motherfucker," he (Rich Verde) said to the corpse.
Reference to: Predator (1987). Maj. Alan "Dutch" Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) says to the alien, "You are one ugly motherfucker!"
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: M Langhorst
Page #: ?, Book II: Chapter 92: Murder Was the Case
Text: The chapter title "Murder Was the Case"
Reference to: The song "Murder Was the Case" on Snoop Dogg's 1993 album Doggystyle.
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Jourabchi
Page #: 561, Book II: Chapter 139: Big Pimpin’
Text: Pookie says, “If I’m lyin’, I’m dyin’.”
Reference to: Dreamgirls
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: many
Text: Besides the chapter title, the first usage is: “Black Mister Burns,” said Pookie Chang. “How’s life sniffing the silicon ass of the digital dog?” The Simpsons is mentioned three times and there is the line, “Excellent, Smithers,” John said. “Exxxxcellent.”
Reference to: The Simpsons (1989-Present). There are multiple uses of this character's nickname, which is a play on the name of the character in The Simpsons, Mister Burns. The nickname was given to him because of his physical resemblance to Mister Burns, except that he is black rather than white (or yellow).
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: Many
Page #: 23 instances throughout book
Text: Bryan's nickname is Terminator. The first time it appears: Some people in the department called Bryan the Terminator. “I’m half of Schwarzenegger’s size and I don’t look anything like him.”
Reference to: The Terminator (1984)
FDO confirmed: pending

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Found by:
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Reference to:
FDO confirmed: pending

References

  1. Takin' Care of Business (Wikipedia)