"What is this? Spain?" - Spain has been portrayed as a pretty racist country in the international spotlight. They’ve jeered not only black footballers, but black F1 Drivers and their national men’s basketball team for the 2008 Summer Olympics took a photograph where they pulled their eyes to mock Asians.
"What is this? Spain? I mean, the 30s?" - When Pam says that "ritzy joints like this have keep their reservation numbers on the ‘qt’", she is using some slang that was very popular in that era. Especially the use of ‘qt’ which means quiet or in today’s vernacular "the down-low".
[Ref: “H. L. Mencken, in The American Language, 1921, comments on the American fondness for abbreviations. like OK, PDQ, COD, as well QT. He suggests they helped non-English speaking immigrants to communicate.”]
"What is this? Spain in the 30s?" - During Spain’s 1930’s Depression, much of their wine exports dwindled because the fields were not being used. Spain suffered a huge wine shortage because of the depression and the lack of wine production.
Thanks, Sam L, I really couldn’t find more anything more specific on it, so your info is super helpful! Thanks for the submissions! :3
Lana: Speaking of secret agent: At some point before the restaurant is full of diplomats I would love to go over- Archer: The menu, I know. Lana: The plan- Archer: On going over the menu. Yes. Get child murderer, Gilles de Rais in here and I’ll walk you through it.
The More You Know: Gilles de Rais
You may have guessed that Mr. de Rais was indeed a child-murderer, and not murderer who is a child. He was a 15th century French baron and knight who fought along side to Joan of Arc. Then he retired and took up killing kids in a psycho-sexual murder spree that lasted 8 years. His victims are estimated at about 80, but have been speculated to be well within the hundreds. Obviously when France found out they promptly hung him, though there is a theory that he was not guilty of these crimes, but a victim of the upcoming Inquisition.
((Sorry I have been so inactive, I have been trying to work heavily on my art, but I will try to take time out every now and then for youse guys! As always if you have a question, request or whatever hit me up in the asks!! I ‘m gonna also try to take some time out this weekend to clean up my tags! Enjoy!))
Sorry I haven’t been up on posts from the new shows. I promise I will try to make it a priority to make it back to doing a couple of posts a week!!
But have you guys seen this Pam shirt?
Did you know that they are going to make a legit country album titled Cherlene coming out in February?
LaLaLaLaLa ~ I can’t hear you!
Sorry, not looking forward to it. But I did not know; Thanks for the heads-up! :3
What exactly did Malory mean by "put it back in the deck"? Did she mean that it wasn't good enough of a reason for Lana to say that she wasn't racist?
Well, “Put it back in the deck” is a catchphrase and therefore a logical comeback. But I think it has more to do with Malory than Lana. She is not only racist, but an self-recognized elitist and doesn’t have to acknowledge anyone else or their feelings. Also, being black doesn’t exempt you from racism. I would say a little of both with a motive of shutting up Lana up. Thanks for asking!
so were the last three or so minutes an actual preview for this season or was that just random stuff for laughs? either way i'm on board
It’s gotta be a “This season on Archer” teaser. I think they are a little worried about deviating from the whole spy thing. There has been a lot of coverage and warning that this season would be different; An understatement to say the least. For this first episode I thought it was striking they didn’t make so many references as much as plot work, including recapping past ISIS exploits. But I knew someone was going to die and they that were going into the cocaine business. I think it’s when I saw the whole “Cheryl-country-singer-thing”… I’ll have to wait for the episode before I pass judgement, but it’s pressing its luck.
Regardless, I totally agree with you: I’m on board, too; When I really love characters, like I do these lovable scamps, then I will follow them where ever they go. My fav preview moment: “Starting a Coup”
"He died doing what he loved. Getting shot."
By the way, it was Dr. Bunsen (freakin’) Honeydew.
How does everyone feel about the developments so far?
Thanks everyone for following me and loving Archer, especially for it’s smart quips. It’s been a great and busy year, I started the blog off strong, but it was a pace I was completely unable to keep up. I try to come back, clean up archives/tags, queue or post drafts, but there are a lot of references yet to be written or had pictures done for. *Sigh* But with my birthday being on the 11th, I get new Archer for a present. Hopefully, it will rekindle the magic and spur new posts of both new and old episodes!
So again, thanks and have a Happy New Year! And let’s try to be a little more responsible tonight than our favorite delinquent intelligence agent. ~\(>3<)/