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It suggests to me a reference to The Jackson 5.. The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five — and The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon. Michael would join one year later...


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I watched the first two seasons. I enjoyed the reality that they spoke three languages just like many in those countries would. The Danes speak Danish and the Swedes speak Swedish. Also, when they are on the phone to someone in a country other than Denmark or Sweden, they drop to English just as many would in real life. This really added to the show and ...


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German: "Halt das Tor!" whereas Tor is better translates to gate than to door. This actually works well for "Hodor". French: As pradyot commented "Qu'ils n'aillent pas au-dehors!" becomes "Pas au-dehors!" and then "Hodor". Russian: "затвори ход" ("close the passage") which transitions to "hodor" in quite a strange and unusual way. Word "ход" here closer to ...


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I haven't seen the movie, so I can't be sure of the context (I might learn a lot from seeing their facial expressions, for instance), and although the other answers may be right when they say that it's a reference to the longstanding Brooklyn/Queens rivalry, as a native New Yorker, I think it might be simpler than that. In the geography of New York City, ...


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In Captain America: The First Avenger Steve Rogers asks the doctor where he was from and he said Queens. Then the doctor asked Steve where he was from and he said Brooklyn. Maybe it was a reference to the first movie.


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actually its a bible reference: THe Ephesian Christians(specifically,husbands and wives in this passage) are commanded to "not let the Sun go down" on their anger.


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I don't think anyone gets it. "Chinatown" is a secret a person will never tell. A complicated, dark mystery filled with lies and guilt, so ugly that the truth can never be spoken aloud to anyone. Its something youll never understand, because its too complicated and too much of a secret.


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You got to be from New York City to understand that reference. I'm from New York and that's my favorite line in the film; in fact in the entire MCU. It's a very local thing, specially if you were born or raised in New York City. For example if you grew up in Brooklyn, you never hung out in Queens, etc.


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The quote comes out of a long-standing prejudice amongst 'Caucasians' that 'Orientals are inscrutable'. The cop says this to Jake because he blindly assumes that, because whatever happened, happened in Chinatown, it is bound to make no sense, so Jake shouldn't try to make sense of it. I'm not saying that it is right to think that way, of course; I am ...


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Imagine 3 pieces of paper. As a 3d being, you can see all three pieces and write on any of them at will, then stack them up. Imagine a stick figure drawn on one of the outer pages (the equivalent of our world). You (the aliens) put the piece where the stick figure is to the side and begin drawing on the middle page (the space between spaces). The stick ...


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He's basically telling them to kiss and make up after their fight, which of course takes on another meaning in this context. It's an old saying, usually applying to couples, that recommends they settle their arguments before going to bed rather than letting the animosity fester overnight. It actually originated from the bible: Do not let the sun go down ...


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In Tolkien's texts, Sauron flees Dol Guldur just prior to the arrival of the White Council's force. Galadriel is the Lady of Lothlorien, granddaughter of Finwe the High King of the Noldor and one of the last elves (perhaps the last) in Middle Earth to have seen the light of the Two Trees. She survived through incredibly dangerous and destructive periods of ...


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TL;DR: In-Universe: Because Eugene is socially awkward, didn't have many friends for most of his life, and may have Asperger's Syndrome Out-of-Universe: Because Josh McDermitt is imitating his little brother, Zach. It is pretty clear that he's trying to impress people, and he's incredibly socially awkward. Josh McDermitt confirms this: I think ...


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It is reasonable to assume that the Flash and his team are communicating by radio in their earpieces. Radio waves travel at the speed of light. Transmission and reception are virtually instantaneous, regardless of the speed at which the Flash is moving. This is true for all radio transceivers, such as between a dispatch center and police officers, or ...


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In NYC it's always a battle between the five boroughs. Each Borough thinks they're the best. ( lived in queens my entire life)


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Lived all my life in Queens. There's a bit of rivalry/respect between Queens and Brooklyn. Kevin Smith pointed out in his podcast that Cap most likely recognized Spidey's New York/Queens accent even amidst fighting all the way in Germany. I saw the movie in Astoria, Queens. It was definitely a crowd-pleaser moment.


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A few things. Most of the time, even at supersonic speeds, Barry is talking at a normal pace. There are very few times Barry talks really fast (the one time with Iris in his police lab). In the comics and cartoons, he and other speedsters can have conversations at super speed, including the high pitch change that results from it. ...


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It's just to show us that Steve and Peter have a natural rapport, even when fighting on opposite sides. This is likely just intended to be set-up for a later film when they will be required to work together; establishing a common ground (such as the fact that they both comes from New York) early on helps that relationship build naturally. It also plays into ...


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I believe this scene goes hand in hand with the theory of Manipulated living and Monnitoff and Karen might know some things about what is going on. The fact that these two people make significant contributions in how the plot unfolds can be read together with this. Actions by Karen Seating Gretchen next to Donnie, so they will end up together Writing ...


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The problem with Adam is that he’s struggling through deep depression. Adam refers to modern humans as “zombies”. He is disgusted by them because they have infected their blood with drug use and unhealthy diets. Most human beings are so unhealthy and infected, that for a vampire to drink their blood is to risk becoming terribly sick. Adam is also too ...


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Might be the 1993 Simpsons episode "Marge vs. the Monorail" where conman Lyle Lanley contends that A town with money's a little like the mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it! See e.g. this pirated clip on Youtube.



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