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exper
I love tracking down the name references in Harvestman modules.

Here's what I've got so far:

Bionic Lester - Character in the old Nintendo Skate or Die games.
Double Andore - Character from Final Fight / Street Fighter games.
Evin 209 - Iranian prison, particually a section known to house political prisoners.
Hertz Donut - As far as I know, a children's prank.
Kuzminorgel - Polivoks creator Kuzmin. Orgel?
Malgorithm - I assume portmanteau for Mal (Bad) Algorithm
Piston Honda - Character in Mike Tyson's Punch Out
Qotile Ultimatum - From Atari 2600 game Yar's Revenge
Stillson Hammer - ??? (I know there's a tool company named Stillson...)
Stilton Adapter - ???
Tyme Sefari - From Ray Bradbury's short story A Sound of Thunder
Zorlon Cannon - Again, from Yar's Revenge
A Sound of Thunder - A short story By Ray Bradbury.
English Tear - Storefront on the Double Dragon arcade game.

Not out yet or old items:
Volkmire's Inferno - A level from Battletoads
Homicide Censor - Contra game
Nuclear Football - Attache case accompanying the President, supposedly carrying emergency items in case of attack. Launch codes and whatnot.
Governor Blacksnake - Native American Chief.



Did I miss any? Any idea of Stilton, Stillson or Kuzminorgel?

(Disclaimer. I'm home from work due to Hurricane Sandy. I'm cross eyed and deaf from messing with my modular for hours... needed a mind numbing break!)
Ted
All I can take away from Kuzminorgel is that it uses Vladimir Kuzmin's name. Not sure what orgel implies.
Ted
Oh, and you missed A Sound of Thunder.
Kent
Kuzmin's Organ

Stilton is a type of cheese. The device adapts the higher voltage of modular levels to the cheesy specs of stompboxes.
Ted
Amazing. hihi
exper
Ted wrote:
Oh, and you missed A Sound of Thunder.


Aha:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Sound_of_Thunder

Also reveals the origin of Tyme Sefari as well. Thanks!
exper
Kent wrote:
Kuzmin's Organ

Stilton is a type of cheese. The device adapts the higher voltage of modular levels to the cheesy specs of stompboxes.



Hahaha!
xart
thumbs up
Starrefision
exper wrote:

Kuzminorgel - Polivoks creator Kuzmin. Orgel?


Kuzminorgel = Katyusha rocket launcher
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katyusha_rocket_launcher
aka "Stalinorgel"

"troops coined the sobriquet Stalin's organ (German: Stalinorgel),
after Soviet leader Joseph Stalin for its visual resemblance to a church musical organ and alluding to the sound of the weapon's rockets."

Kakihara
But double andore is not street fighter... more Final Fight if i'm not wrong
exper
Kakihara wrote:
But double andore is not street fighter... more Final Fight if i'm not wrong


I think you're right. I'm not familiar with that game. Turns up in Final Fight and Street Fighter 3 as Hugo Andore. I'll modify it...
Ted
I'm curious about the model numbers, too. Any ideas?

I assumed they were dates, but my assumption seems off when I try to picture a Bionic Lester in 1873. hmmm.....
A Dingleberry Monstrosity
if you didn't know what "piston honda" referenced, you can't be friends with me!!!!
robotopsy
Tyme sefary inspired by Back to the future's logo
stk
exper wrote:
Stillson Hammer - ??? (I know there's a tool company named Stillson...)


Yeah this is all I've turned up:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipe_wrench
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Chapman_Stillson
..or just maybe: http://www.stillsonirishdance.com/
robotopsy
There's a Kid Icarus secret code on the Hertz Donut
danger !!!!!!
terror horror

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kernelslacker/3942334078/
exper
BTW, English Tear is a shopfront from Double Dragon. haha

VortexRanger
Hertz Donut? Well clearly it also refers to oscillation, and probably Hertz's experiment to prove electromagnetic waves in radio transmissions? Here's the Wikipedia version:

Wikipedia wrote:
To prove there really was radiation emitted, it had to be detected. Hertz used a piece of copper wire, 1 mm thick, bent into a circle of a diameter of 7.5 cm, with a small brass sphere on one end, and the other end of the wire was pointed, with the point near the sphere. He bought a screw mechanism so that the point could be moved very close to the sphere in a controlled fashion. This "receiver" was designed so that current oscillating back and forth in the wire would have a natural period close to that of the "transmitter" described above. The presence of oscillating charge in the receiver would be signaled by sparks across the (tiny) gap between the point and the sphere (typically, this gap was hundredths of a millimeter).
richc90
Argos Bleak - Character in Captain Planet.
robotopsy
Kermit = Baseketball player
King Slender = Pro Wrestling NEs game
Hertz Donut =





richc90 wrote:
Argos Bleak - Character in Captain Planet.
richc90
that hertz donut find is amazing Robotopsy!
Kujo
robotopsy wrote:
Kermit = Baseketball player
King Slender = Pro Wrestling NEs game
Hertz Donut =





richc90 wrote:
Argos Bleak - Character in Captain Planet.



Great find. now I need a Hertz Donut...
Happiness Forever
I was just looking through this thread, was gonna post the Hertz Donut joke.
It is from the movie the American Astronaut, by Corey McAbee and the Billy Nayer Show: it is one of my all-time favorite movies.

here is the immediately following scene:




this is the scene before the Hertz Donut joke:





I recommend to check out all their other films and videos, highly worth the time spent.

Bluebox
Recently re-watched The Dead Zone starring Christopher Walken and Martin Sheen...

Sheen's character is Presidential candidate Greg Stillson... If I had to guess, this is where the name for the Stillson Hammer comes from (given the pistol-barrel graphics).

Cheers,
-ian
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