bluejester wrote:Find me a teenager or grade school child who will even think of the Beatles movie, and maybe I'd agree with you. ;)
The movie? When I hear "Yellow Submarine," the movie is not what comes to mind.
By kindergarten, I could hum every tune on the B side. I still prefer the B side to the A side, but I probably had the A side memorized by first grade.
Just this afternoon, I entertained my pups (who were barking at a tree housing a squirrel) with a spontaneous Yellow Submarine parody: "In the town where I reside/lived a dog who climbed a tree/And she told us of her life/In the sky, with pesky squirrels/So we moved around this town/'Til we found the tree of doom/And we barked beneath its leaves/Near our brown clapboard house/We all live in a..." (Hey, I made it up as I went; of course it's not very good!)
(Sadly, as it is, I work with some people who would have a problem getting a reference on a Teefury shirt.)
Of the fifteen most recent designs over at Teefury, I recognize the reference to "Where the Wild Things Are," but the description says something about a mash-up and I have no idea what Where the Wild Things Are is mixed with.
Based on what Narfcake has said about Teefury, I'm guessing that I'm missing a bunch of "pop" culture references. Honestly, I don't know what's "sad" about that; there's no inherent value in any particular set of knowledge. I know plenty of stuff and I know that I can't know everything, and I'm okay with that. I'm also okay with others not knowing everything. I admit to being slightly less tolerant of anyone who thinks he/she knows everything.
(Oh, but if anyone wants to laugh at me, I found out this weekend that "Big Bang Theory" (which this references, yes?) is apparently a scripted show. What?!? I assumed it was a geeky sciencey show! I'm genuinely disappointed!)