Nocturnal Egg Mission

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Welcome to the Nocturnal Egg Mission!

Mission

Your mission, should you accept, 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)
  • Megadeth (Metal band) Found?
  • Adam-12 "See the man, see the man" (1960s-70s TV show)
  • South Park (1997-current TV show) Found?
  • Romancing the Stone (1984 film)
  • Eddie Murphy - RAW (1987 standup concert film - could possibly include Delirious, his 1983 album)
  • Aliens (Sigler's favorite film, from 1986)
  • 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
Text: "Hell has a special place for people like you"
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
Text: "What an asshole" Bryan is thinking.
Reference to: a line from Gunderson in Airplane
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Jourabchi
Page #: 8
Text: Pookie says "I'm not fat, I'm big boned."
Reference to: South Park
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Hare
Page #: 13
Text: "Everyone has to have goals, Pooks."
Reference to: maybe a Die Hard reference?
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Hare
Page #: 22
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
Text: Pookie says "Strange things are afoot at the Circle K Bry Bry,"
Reference to: A quote from "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989)
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: S Jourabchi
Page #: 561
Text: "If I'm lyin, I'm dyin" says Pooks
Reference to: Dreamgirls
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Percival
Page #: Chapter 2
Text: Bryan sees Pookies "shit brown Buick" double parked outside his apartment building.
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 #: Chapter 2
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 #: Chapter 2
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 Burtenshaw
Page #: ?
Text: "Swapping spit"
Reference to: Full Metal Jacket
FDO confirmed: pending

Found by: T Taylor
Page #: ?
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: Many
Page #: Throughout book
Text: Bryan's nickname is Terminator
Reference to: Terminator
FDO confirmed: pending

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FDO confirmed: pending