Meandering around as a result of strange Facebook status messages

One of my friends twittered : Gort, Klaatu Barada Nikto :  a little while ago, and it showed up in his Facebook stream. That took me back a while. I had seen that phrase in so many contexts over the years that I began to wonder whether someone had bothered to write a Wikipedia entry for it, given its unusualness.

I wasn’t disappointed; here it is.

I’ve rarely seen a phrase like this, one that migrates into multiple and different cultural contexts. Any better offers? Even the Inigo Montoya quote (the part where he says : Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die). doesn’t quite make it into as many contexts.

5 thoughts on “Meandering around as a result of strange Facebook status messages”

  1. Hello Mr JP, i had contacted you for the national debate on urbanization, thanks for your help, we came first ie University of Bombay and i even got the best speaker award….thanks once again

  2. Here’s another one. When I “misspelled” it, Google kindly offered:

    “Did you mean: Nov schmoz kapop ?”

    more at:

    I learned this one from the same source in which I first found out about Gort & Klaatu, which is to say: ZAP Comix in the High ’60s. As to the semantics of the phrase, as Mr. Natural said in a slightly different context: “If you don’t know by now, don’t mess with it!”

  3. I was especially glad to see that wikipedia included the BEST reuse of K-B-N… Army of Darkness. If you’ve never seen Bruce Campbell failing to remember those magic words in the cemetery of Doom, you’re really missing something.

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