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Infinity Minus OneInfinity Minus One __BANNED USERS regular
edited October 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
where did this term $texas originate from? I see a lot of people using it on the forums as a substitute for dollar or any currency. Is it a reference to the fact that in some parts of texas residents can buy 1 acre for 1 dollar?

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    It's from SNL celebrity Jeopardy if I'm not mistaken

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    Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    My assumption was that texas is large. $texas would be large amounts of money.

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    Xenocide GeekXenocide Geek Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
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    suck it, trebek

    yes, it's originally from the SNL skit Celebrity Jeopardy.

    "... and you wagered "texas" with a dollar sign."

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    GrundlestiltskinGrundlestiltskin Behind you!Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
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    suck it, trebek

    yes, it's originally from the SNL skit Celebrity Jeopardy.

    "... and you wagered "texas" with a dollar sign."

    Yep. It's now used a bit more generally to refer to incomprehensibly large or otherwise imaginary amounts of money. Like, a gajillion dollars.

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    DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    where did this term $texas originate from? I see a lot of people using it on the forums as a substitute for dollar or any currency. Is it a reference to the fact that in some parts of texas residents can buy 1 acre for 1 dollar?

    I live in Texas, where can I buy land for $1/acre?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Specifically, I think it's the amount that Keanu Reeves wagers in Final Jeopardy.

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    SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Djeet wrote: »
    where did this term $texas originate from? I see a lot of people using it on the forums as a substitute for dollar or any currency. Is it a reference to the fact that in some parts of texas residents can buy 1 acre for 1 dollar?

    I live in Texas, where can I buy land for $1/acre?


    In the land of ponies.

    It doesn't happen.

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    GrundlestiltskinGrundlestiltskin Behind you!Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Specifically, I think it's the amount that Keanu Reeves wagers in Final Jeopardy.


    I'm pretty sure it was French Stewart, who had been asked to write down "a number, any number at all and you win," to which he responded with "Threeve." His wager, of course, was texas with a dollar sign.

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    JeffHJeffH Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Specifically, I think it's the amount that Keanu Reeves wagers in Final Jeopardy.


    I'm pretty sure it was French Stewart, who had been asked to write down "a number, any number at all and you win," to which he responded with "Threeve." His wager, of course, was texas with a dollar sign.

    This is correct

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    JeffH wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Specifically, I think it's the amount that Keanu Reeves wagers in Final Jeopardy.


    I'm pretty sure it was French Stewart, who had been asked to write down "a number, any number at all and you win," to which he responded with "Threeve." His wager, of course, was texas with a dollar sign.

    This is correct

    hahahahahahahaha

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Man, where is French Stewart these days.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    D'oh.

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    RoundBoyRoundBoy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Old
    > New

    metric fuckton --- Eleventybillion----$texas

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    jotatejotate Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    An SNL from 8 years ago is the newest representation we have for a shit ton of fat cash?

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    OatsOats Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    RoundBoy wrote: »
    Old
    > New

    metric fuckton --- Eleventybillion----$texas
    $Alberta

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    SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    jotate wrote: »
    An SNL from 8 years ago is the newest representation we have for a shit ton of fat cash?

    Yes, and God knows why it took so long for that to take hold. I blame Youtube.

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    ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Specifically, I think it's the amount that Keanu Reeves wagers in Final Jeopardy.


    I'm pretty sure it was French Stewart, who had been asked to write down "a number, any number at all and you win," to which he responded with "Threeve." His wager, of course, was texas with a dollar sign.

    French Stewart was played by Jimmy Fallon who did a pretty good "3rd Rock from the Sun" French Stewart.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited October 2007
    I've used $lots for many a year. Which is also a geeky pun since that's how you declare variables in a bunch of programming languages.

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    SithDrummerSithDrummer Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Didn't eleventy billion also show up in a Celebrity Jeopardy bid once? I seem to recall Keanu making the bid.

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    RoundBoyRoundBoy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    No.. the letter 2.

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    ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    RoundBoy wrote: »
    No.. the letter 2.

    I think that was Jeff Goblum (played by David Duchovny) answer. "Ah ah ah...the letter 3. .... I...I can't read."

    But yeah...something like that.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Favorite quote from those skits is still Sean Connery saying something along the lines of "I'll take The Rapists for 400", when it was Therapists.

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    SentrySentry Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Favorite quote from those skits is still Sean Connery saying something along the lines of "I'll take The Rapists for 400", when it was Therapists.

    That was good, but it wasn't as good as "Famous Titties for 300, Alex"

    When it was famous titles.

    Honestly, every SNL Jepordey skit needs to be collected. I would buy that in a heartbeat.

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    GrundlestiltskinGrundlestiltskin Behind you!Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I was always a fan of when Burt Reynolds changed his name to "Turd Ferguson."

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    MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    I was always a fan of when Burt Reynolds changed his name to "Turd Ferguson."

    It's an oversized hat. 'S funny.

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    SithDrummerSithDrummer Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    "Burt Reynolds?"
    "Eh, that's not my name."
    "Fine, Turd Ferguson?"
    "Yeah, whaddya want?"
    "You buzzed in."
    "No I didn't."

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    GrundlestiltskinGrundlestiltskin Behind you!Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    "Burt Reynolds?"
    "Eh, that's not my name."
    "Fine, Turd Ferguson?"
    "Yeah, whaddya want?"
    "You buzzed in."
    "No I didn't."

    "Yes, you did."
    "Well that's your opinion."

    Gold.

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    meekermeeker Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Favorite quote from those skits is still Sean Connery saying something along the lines of "I'll take The Rapists for 400", when it was Therapists.


    I liked that episode, he also chose "Anal Bum Cover for 300," when it was An Album Cover, of course.

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    GrundlestiltskinGrundlestiltskin Behind you!Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    And who could forget "the penis mightier"

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    Infinity Minus OneInfinity Minus One __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2007
    And who could forget "the penis mightier"


    I can

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    BrynjBrynj Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Alex Trebek: Name this continent...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-vpHwlS7pA


    See 3:15 into the clip

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    CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    meeker wrote: »
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Favorite quote from those skits is still Sean Connery saying something along the lines of "I'll take The Rapists for 400", when it was Therapists.


    I liked that episode, he also chose "Anal Bum Cover for 300," when it was An Album Cover, of course.

    "I once tried to invent an Anal Bum Cover. Failing to do so is one of my only regrets"

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    NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    After those two, Swords ("S" Words) seems kind of a let down...

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    BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    "Sean Connery, the drummer for the Beatles?"

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    "Apparently you are."

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Jimmy King wrote: »
    My assumption was that texas is large. $texas would be large amounts of money.

    So if I'm poor does that mean I can use $Rhode Island.

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I was always a fan of when Burt Reynolds changed his name to "Turd Ferguson."
    It's a funny name.

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