586: Mission to Culture

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Mission to Culture
It can't be very MUCH money... they apparently can't even afford a sampler. I mean, with a little remixing, some of this could be kinda good!
Title text: It can't be very MUCH money... they apparently can't even afford a sampler. I mean, with a little remixing, some of this could be kinda good!

[edit] Explanation

Cueball wants to take Megan out for his idea of a cultural experience. The inference is that Megan's culturally impoverished because 'all she ever listens to is techno'. After much griping on various levels, she starts to get into the experience — sort of. The big 'cultural lesson' she [mis-]gleans from the experience is similar to what a sporting aficionado would gain from watching a sports event.

Her observation regards the seating configuration of a typical modern orchestra, in which the violinists all sit audience-left, while the violists, cellists and bassists are on the right.

The title text basically just ices the cake. A sampler is an instrument frequently used in techno music that samples other sounds and plays them back, usually electronically altered. Remixing is a process, also often used in techno, of editing recorded music to get a different sound.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball is pulling Megan by the legs. She is holding onto the ground.]
Cueball: We're getting some culture in you if it kills you.
Megan: Don't wanna.
[Cueball is pushing Megan through a door.]
Cueball: All you listen to is techno.
Megan: But... the symphony?
[The couple stand in line between other people.]
Megan: I think we're the only people here under 60.
Cueball: Shhh.
[The couple sit in the audience just before the concert.]
Megan: The right side is definitely better.
Cueball: Better?
Megan: They've all got bigger instruments. I bet they make more money.
Cueball: *Sigh*

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If Megan's only got stick-figure arms with no hands or fingernails, how is she leaving multiple scratches on the floor in the first scene? ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think she's grabbing the rug. --Qwach (talk) 16:08, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
With...what, exactly? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
The implication of fingers. Sort of like how characters in old video games can grab things despite having blobs instead of hands. -Pennpenn 05:04, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Edited the explanation section on orchestra seating to make plurals of violist, cellist, and bassist consistent with violinist. 05:25, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
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