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#41 mario

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:02 PM

yeah i caught it during the super bowl,.played it during the halftime show on sunday.I think that rapper who gave the finger during it spoke the lyrics.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

"In the nick of time, I can say a sicker rhyme
Cause it's time for change, like a nickel or a dime
I'm Roman, I'm a barbarian, I'm Conan
You were sleeping on me, you were dosin"

Nicki Minaj is truly a master wordsmith...

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Musically, most Conan references I've seen come from heavy metal or it's various sub genres. I'm not talking about Manowar, but of bands who have actually bothered reading Howard. Bands like Ironsword ('Cimmeria', 'Dark Shadows of Stygia'), Gates of Slumber and Battleroar (who have a song all about 'The Tower of the Elephant') etc. There's even a stoner/doom metal band called 'Conan'.
Beyond these types of bands, I haven't seen any real references to Conan that I can recall. Most mainstream mentions I've seen just pop in the name or exploit the dumb muscleman stereotype.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:40 PM

"I'm Roman, I'm a barbarian, I'm Conan".

Uh-oh. Don't let Taranaich read that . . . ;)
"It is more than a mortal sea. Your hands are red with blood and you follow a red sea-path, yet the fault is not wholly with you. Almighty God, when will the reign of blood cease?"

Turlogh shook his head. "Not so long as the race lasts."


--- The Dark Man, by Robert E. Howard

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:44 PM

I suspect the wordsmith didn't do his homework, mostly grabbing something tough that would rhyme. ;)

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:55 PM

The band Bal-Sagoth, starting with its name, is full of references to Howard's work, but not just Conan. At least in the early albums.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 12:18 AM

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:43 AM

If it counts the band "Austrian Death Machine" have a song called what's best in life also professional wrestler Triple H gimmick/character is based on Conan

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:35 AM

"I'm Roman, I'm a barbarian, I'm Conan".

Uh-oh. Don't let Taranaich read that . . . ;)


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Posted 09 March 2012 - 05:16 AM

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"Get off my lawn, by Crom!"
"It is more than a mortal sea. Your hands are red with blood and you follow a red sea-path, yet the fault is not wholly with you. Almighty God, when will the reign of blood cease?"

Turlogh shook his head. "Not so long as the race lasts."


--- The Dark Man, by Robert E. Howard

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

" The man was obviously born with a sword in his hand.
He probably performed his own caesarean. "
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That silly fun quote made me immediately think of 'Conan' because of the silly 'born cutting scene' in the recent Momoa-conaaan-garbage film.

They could do a silly-fun scene in an S&S comedy spoof film:

...the big ugly barbarian mother is hit on the head by a big rock on the edge of a crazy battle.
she is pregnant and dying fast.
her shaggy hulking husband only carries a huge Club, so he runs off to find a knife.
a small sword blade stabs up from inside her big belly and cuts a neat round big hole [ complete with silly sawing sound ]...
[ very little blood is shown, except on the blade, and they use a low camera angle so you cannot see inside the hole.
> the little sword is very like the famous 'atlantean sword' used in CTB film ! ]

...a little 18" tall muscular barbarian baby climbs out.
he is dripping covered in fluid, wearing a soggy furry brown diaper/nappy, and a full head of black hair over his tough arnie-like face and big chin.
he stands and poses on her belly, with his sword in both hands, and he snarls defiantly up at the dark thunder clouds above...

...his Mum is horrified and shouts " Cromb ! "
then she knocks him off her and he splats head first into deep mud.
then she dies.
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> The quote is from Frasier tv series on dvd
series 2
disc 4
'an affair to forget'
with Niles fencing with the big German.
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Sorry it is not directly about Conan, but this is the only topic i could think to post it.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:13 AM

Stumbled across this extensive list of Howard-inspired heavy metal today. Hope it gives the metal heads more to explore http://echoesofcromr...tal_Music_.html
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

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Jeebus..... I hope I'm that jacked when I'm in my 80's.....

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:47 AM


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Jeebus..... I hope I'm that jacked when I'm in my 80's.....


Iggy and Joe Perry are working on it. ;)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:50 AM

Stumbled across this extensive list of Howard-inspired heavy metal today. Hope it gives the metal heads more to explore http://echoesofcromr...tal_Music_.html


I love that the author of this article starts it off by quoting himself and then going on about how his obscure band's obscure album "is, to this day, a landmark in epic heavy metal."

No ego whatsoever. :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:31 AM

In the video game Two Worlds II - worst voice acting evah, btw - there is a wizard tower where you can go into a chamber where you can get side quests from...Konan the Librarian.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:16 AM

In the video game Two Worlds II - worst voice acting evah, btw - there is a wizard tower where you can go into a chamber where you can get side quests from...Konan the Librarian.


Any relation?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:50 AM

I can't remember the specific book, but I know Jim Butcher has mentioned Conan in his novels the Dresden Files. I also want to to note that when Dresden roleplayed he wanted to be a barbarian. Hah!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:07 AM

Courtesy of Dave the Rage:

"Bought Dark Horse El CID Eerie Presents and the foreword by Dan Braun mentions good old Howard stories and his contribution to comics successes in the past.

'...hardly a daring risk considering the highly successful run that Conan the Barbarian was enjoying over at Marvel.'

He goes on to mention Kull and compares El Cid and Conan, 'While El Cid was driven by spiritual devotion and loyalty to country , Conan was only loyal to his animal instincts and his desires of the moment'.

Very good to see the father of S&S mentioned."

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:19 AM

In R. M. Meluch's latest Tour of the Merrimack novel, The Ninth Circle, a planet inhabited by sapient alien "foxes" is discovered. One of the scientists studying the foxes dubs an alpha male fox "Conan".
"It is more than a mortal sea. Your hands are red with blood and you follow a red sea-path, yet the fault is not wholly with you. Almighty God, when will the reign of blood cease?"

Turlogh shook his head. "Not so long as the race lasts."


--- The Dark Man, by Robert E. Howard