Talk:1412: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Looks like they renamed the Wikipedia article mentioned as "Maple Syrup Urine Syndrome" to Maple Syrup Urine Disease.Keavon (talk) 05:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

This rythmic sounding has to do with metrical foots feet, I think. Maybe someone more into it than I can explain... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot_%28prosody%29 108.162.229.164 05:21, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

It's just a 4-foot trochaic ("trochaic octameter"?) meter. ^- ^- ^- ^-. Also, I'm curious now, is "foots" the proper plural when discussing meter, or is that just a typo/misunderstanding? 199.27.128.150 06:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Oh, right, the plural must be "feet". I just had a brain fart. 108.162.229.164 10:23, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
It is a trochaic tetrameter. Tetra = 4, octa = 8.108.162.216.38 12:26, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Right, it's number of feet, not number of syllables. My mistake. 199.27.128.150 15:04, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
This one is definitely related: http://xkcd.com/856/ --141.101.104.68 08:08, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Unless "Gloucester" is two syllables, Randall made a mistake/wanted to see if we're awake.--108.162.246.224 06:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Depending on where you're from, it can be pronounced (quasi-phonetically) as "Glow-ster". Jarod997 (talk) 13:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Actually it is. Silly British accents. It's pronounced roughly "Gloss-ter". 199.27.128.150 06:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
In that case, I retract my previous statement and apologize.--108.162.246.224 07:20, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

With regards to the roll-over text, mention could be made of the long-running BBC radio show "I'm sorry I haven't a clue" ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Sorry_I_Haven%27t_A_Clue ). It is comedy panel game, and one of the regular rounds is 'One Song to the Tune of Another'. It may be coincidence, but one panellist of the show is Barry Cryer ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Cryer ) who happened to have recorded Purple People Eater... 141.101.98.184 08:26, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Why isn't Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the list? 103.22.201.120 11:41, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

There's a typo in "Quantuum vacuum plasma thruster". 141.101.98.184 12:08, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Dang someone beat me to writing in the transcript. Oh well, you did a much better job than I was doing anyway. =8o) Jarod997 (talk) 13:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Is it just me, or do these lyrics not REALLY match the TMNT title song? The first three lines are OK, but the following lines just repeats the pattern - the TMNT song has a different rhythm. 141.101.98.169 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Each title is meant to be sung only to the "TMNT" part of the song. They aren't meant to be sung one after another to match the whole song. 173.245.52.211 03:09, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

If you speak with a western US accent like me, museum is pronounced with 2 syllables (myoo zahm). I guess if you pronounce it correctly, its more like myoo-zee-uhm, which would make 'Edgar Allan Poe Museum' fit. 108.162.246.213 03:18, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Please check with your friends and relations about the pronunciation of museum. All dictionaries show /mjuˈzi.əm/ (myoo-ZEE-um). 108.162.238.144 19:49, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

It's a shame that "Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer" has a syllable too many, because that would've been perfect. 141.101.104.197 08:31, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

What's the extra syllable? I count In-fra Tur-bo Pig-cart Ra-cer. 108.162.238.144 19:50, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Is there any particular need to have a separate section for the wikilinks, rather than just embedding them in the transcript?--Marcus Hill (talk) 09:26, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

I wouldn't think so - that's how they were originally... Jarod997 (talk) 13:19, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

This makes me think of "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel. 108.162.216.150 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Damnit Monroe, for two reasons: 1. Now this all I can think about whenever I find a phrase that fits the syllable stress pattern, and 2. Why couldn't you have held off until 1413 for this - XKCD fourteen thirteen fits the stress pattern as well. 108.162.250.204 06:15, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

I still don't know what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme sounds like, but I can't look at more than one or two of these tetrametric trochees without immediately thinking of the Peter Gunn theme [1] (which then stays stuck in my head for hours...). —Scs (talk) 17:25, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Does anyone know how Randall compiled the list? 199.27.129.119 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Deleted pages

"Places named for Adolf Hitler" was deleted recently, which makes me wonder, how many other pages on Wikipedia that are linked here were also deleted? 108.162.237.135 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Missed articles

Is anyone compiling a list of articles that Randall missed, but that fit the rhythm? I can think of at least one: "Random number generator". Promethean (talk) 09:58, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

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