Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Today's Chatter Post - June 8th, 2010

The chatter posts are back! We thought they would be a fun way to pass the hiatus.

Remember, only 2 rules

  • Keep it clean
  • No spoilers

So - today's question is:

What is the most bizarre way you’ve brought up Bones in daily conversation?

Let's hear your stories, everybody!

18 comments:

Kaitlynd said...

In my highschool data management class, somehow the teacher mentioned deepsea welders and my friend (who also watches Bones) and I burst out laughing because we both thought of one of Brennans "dates" in Man in the Outhouse (i.e "He can hold his breath for three minutes down there") that made for many confused looks.

Jeannie said...

For the record, I always thought that deepsea welder was a really cool job!

I work as a translator and I had to do some interpreting at a wedding two years ago, shortly after the episode where Booth calls Caroline "da bomb". I had never heard that phrase before but thought it was cute, so I used it at the reception while talking to the American guests. They complimented me on my use of contemporary English and asked me if I had been taught that at university. I felt a bit silly to admit I had learned it from a TV show, though. :-)

Anonymous said...

I am a DC tour guide.
I always refer to the Hoover, when we go by, as where Agent Seeley Booth works -- we wish. ;)
I am never surprised anymore when someone on the tour comes up as we're walking along somewhere else and is so excited to talk to someone who watches Bones.
We are legion, guys, from all over!

historynut

Anonymous said...

we were playing the game catchphrase at the end of the semester and it was my teacher's turn. she started pointing to her leg then said they are parts of your body and she also said it's a tv show. the word was bones! i was freaking out because Bones is amazing and she used the show to describe the word.

Anonymous said...

We were talking about plant biology in my bio lab this past fall and my group had to discuss pollen and fertilization in front of the class. Some of our reference material talked about how pollen from archeological sites can give important information about the climate of the time, etc. AND how it can also be used in forensics. I immediately geeked out and thought Hodgins and the numerous times he's used pollen as evidence (like in the Mummy in the Maze). When we were presenting, I brought Hodgins up, but nobody knew what I was talking about and gave me pretty blank looks, even after I explained myself a little. Needless to say that despite their lack of enthusiasm, I was extremely amused with myself. hahaha.

Aleia said...

A friend was giving another friend off on our way to a meeting. She tried to convince him to just let her out when we got there so she could walk the short way home, instead of him taking her all the way home and then circling back to go the meeting. He wasn't having any of it and insisted on taking her all the way to her door. The argument got pretty heated, and since she cared so much, I joined her side. As we drove by the center where the meeting was, I finally yelled, "If you drive one more block, she's screaming 'Kidnap!' out the window!" We both started laughing so hard we couldn't breath. He was mystified.

Deborah said...

My brother refuses to let me drive when he's around, and I always tell him: "I'm an excellent driver". Even though he has no idea why it always makes me smile when I say it, I enjoy my little inside joke.

kristin mac said...

I know they've touched on aliens for Hodgins' character and joked about zombies, but has "bones" ever done a nod to Boreanaz's role as Angel? (there's just too many seasons to read through them all!)
Something similar to Nathan Fillion's Halloween space cowboy costume on "Castle"? Just curious and this seems like the best place to find out!

(sorry it's off topic...)

Anonymous said...

@kristin mac

The closest thing I can think of to an Angel reference is when Booth says "Get a soul!" to Brennan in the 100th episode, but that's kind of a stretch.

Michele said...

once, after watching having a bones marathon in which we watched all of season 1 and 2, I sneezed really loudly and both my friend and I, with horrified looks on our faces said "valley fever!" we were laughing for about 5 minutes and we were getting really odd looks.

Mart said...

Once in biology, our teacher said phalanges, and I just wiggled my fingers and said really loud " PHALANGES, DANCING PHALANGES!" everybody looked weird at me, but my friend, with whom i always watch Bones, laughed so hard she nearly felt out of her chair.. we couldn't watch at eachother for the whole lesson without laughing...

cathmarchr said...

@ kristin mac:

In the Princess in the Pear, Mr. Fisher confesses that he watches -- and loves -- Buffy. Does that count?? I like to think of Fisher sitting on his sofa, watching the show and thinking, "Man, that vampire looks just like Booth. Only... younger and... thinner..."

Mindy said...

I have a friend that had knee problems. Following a surgery, there were still "floating fragments" that were causing her pain. I was going to ask her about it the next time I saw her, and all that I could think of with the alliteration was "fecal flotation!" So I had to explain Hodgins and his whole "don't get to say that everyday." Now, I just ask her, "How's the fecal flotation going?"

Jeannie and historynut--you made me laugh!!!

These are all great stories. Keep them coming!

Cheryl said...

I'm loving these stories guys...they're precious!

Just last night one of ma best friends was talking abt how risky it can be to enter into a r'ship with someone cuz u can get hurt in the end. I, a tad too enthusiastically, said "To quote Mz. Angela Montenegro (now Hodgins...how cool is that?:D) u just have to be glad the whole damn mess happened & move on with ur life."

Also I look for appropriate places to say "Fantabulisticulous!" and "I don't know what that means"

Vorpaks said...

After making my husband admire my newly waxed legs I told him "I am highly evolved."

He didn't buy it.

kristin mac said...

@ Anonymous and @ cathmarchr:
Thanks! i knew there had to be something, even just small...

On topic. I'm sure it's the most used one and just to prove it: A few years ago still in college I had a prof who loved hearing himself say big words. Most of us tended to tune him out but finally, so annoyed with his lecture style, I raised my hand after a particularly long piece and said "I don't know what that means."
A girl a few rows in front of me spun around and went "Oh my god! Did you SEE last nights episode?!" and we both started laughing. I think a few people woke up.

pinklemonade said...

i was joking around with my family and my sister said that i was fat! and my reply was "my body mass index is well within normal limits!" i got quite a few weird looks.

Anonymous said...

@ kristinmac
thats my favorite.
i love that bones fans are EVERYHWERE! (:(:

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