Origins 2011, via Context-Free Quotes

Sitting here in the Milwaukee airport, waiting for the second leg of my flight home from Origins 2011 (on a related note: Seriously, Milwaukee Airport? Charging for wireless? I guess that old sign “Milwaukee Welcomes Visitors” sign from the opening credits of Laverne and Shirley was a LIE. A big, fat, bratwurst-munching, beer-swilling LIE. But I digress).

As is my tradition, I now present my impressions of the convention just ended, via the form of context-free quotes. Feel free to add your own in comments.


“When life gives you lemons, say ‘Fuck you — I want LIMES!”

“Hasn’t everybody bought it at this point? Every time ICONS pops back into the Top 10, we know that another African village was just connected to the Internet.”

“I dunno — you’ve gotta drill pretty deep to get past the GMS shale.”

“I’m being paid in Chocolate Tits and Temporary Tattoos?”

“Ah, me awful greedy.”

“Makin’ a bad t’ing good.”

“I deny your attempt to silver my back, sir.”

“How about a little ginny to help the chippies go down….”

“Posh people don’t say “yes”, they say “Ears.”…”

“Hi, I’m jailbait: Rocky penis?”

“Oh, Gareth’s always in a good mood about *something*….”

“UnderWorld is totally on my Hipster List.”

“That’s an Origins Award-winning shirt? — is there nothing you cannot turn into GOLD?”

“Rastathulu an’ de Elder Crew….”

“Damn that cheap Chinese labor!”

I may add more later via comments — I’m drawing a blank beyond the ones listed above, but I’m pretty sure there were more.

2 Replies to “Origins 2011, via Context-Free Quotes”

  1. You’re forgetting:”…you may not be aware of it, but that was originally a nautical term…”

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