Could the Bernanke in question be Ben Bernanke, American economist and currently chairman of the Federal Reserve (i.e. "The Fed")? I assume the crossbows are a reference to something topical, but have no idea what. Might it be a video game of some kind? --MisterSpike (talk) 09:04, 28 June 2013 (UTC)
- Indeed. As for the crossbow and "uncontaminated" thing, and tying it all together, there was some big video game set in a post-apocalyptic Washington DC, but I can't for the life of me remember what its name was.
--220.127.116.11 12:41, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
- This was the original Deus Ex, if I remember correctly. This would fit oddly well, actually. There's a huge plague and everything. 18.104.22.168 21:03, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
I think the Fallout 3 reference is a bit far-fetched to be anything more than speculation, especially since there's no mention of Ben Bernanke, or any Bernanke, in said game. The "contamination" aspect of the title text is most likely used because it's a simple, commonly-used "disaster' plot that justifies the use of a crossbow and doesn't require much context or explanation, if any. Also, Fallout 3 does not have crossbows. Codefreak5 (talk) 20:15, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
- Sometimes my bus journeys go on for a while before I realise I went past my stop, replying to people shouting on the telephone.
I think that the Crossbow references might be a nod to xkcd 564 - a continuation along the same themes (this is my first time adding a comment or editing, so sorry if I do anything wrong) 22.214.171.124 19:58, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
- Wrong order. 564 might be a callback then? 126.96.36.199 17:56, 7 December 2015 (UTC)