Origin of the name "Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket"

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Origin of the name "Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket"

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3D Realms Site wrote:The "Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket" comes from a George Carlin routine about instead of deodorant, people could put bay leaves under each arm-doesn't stop the sweating, but you smell like soup. Someone smells a soup smell, and the other person goes, "No, I'm 'Bean-with-Bacon'." Obscure reference, to be sure.
I just bumped into this while browsing though the "A Look Back at Commander Keen" pages on 3drealms.com, and thought it was kinda funny. Now, I'm sure I'll get someone (=KeenRush) who'll say, "LOL, you didn't know this?!" but I thinks it's interesting/obscure enough to mention.

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Interesting. Translated bean with bacon is a Dutch proverb. It refers someone who joins something a group/competition for the fun if it. I always thought it had something to do with this but it must be coincidence.
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Hah, I've read that, but I didn't remember it anymore. :dopekeen

Seems like an interesting coincidence with Dutch.
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Djaser wrote:Interesting. Translated bean with bacon is a Dutch proverb. It refers someone who joins something a group/competition for the fun if it. I always thought it had something to do with this but it must be coincidence.
Well, more like joining a competition but "not for real", you're just an extra or something like that. At least, that's how I learnt it.

I thought this proverb existed in English too? At least, I assumed that once I saw the rocket's name in Keen.
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DaVince wrote:
Djaser wrote:Interesting. Translated bean with bacon is a Dutch proverb. It refers someone who joins something a group/competition for the fun if it. I always thought it had something to do with this but it must be coincidence.
Well, more like joining a competition but "not for real", you're just an extra or something like that. At least, that's how I learnt it.
The use of this proverb is not strictly related to a competition.

And no it doesn't exicst in English. Google it.
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Re: Origin of the name "Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket"

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CK Guy wrote:Now, I'm sure I'll get someone (=KeenRush) who'll say, "LOL, you didn't know this?!" but I thinks it's interesting/obscure enough to mention.
I'll do a variation of it:
Didn't you know this???
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His ship was built using "old soup cans," in the original story, right? One of the varieties of soup that exists is "Bean with Bacon." Whenever I buy a can of it, I make a big deal that I'm purchasing "Commaner Keen soup" and my girlfriend rolls her eyes at me. :)

Bean-with-Bacon Soup!

So far as I knew, "Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket" was just a clever name based on the soup-can origin of the ship... it could have been "Cream of Brocolli Megarocket" but that doesn't sound nearly as cool, does it?

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I didn't knew all that stuff either :).

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XkyRauh wrote:His ship was built using "old soup cans," in the original story, right? One of the varieties of soup that exists is "Bean with Bacon." Whenever I buy a can of it, I make a big deal that I'm purchasing "Commaner Keen soup" and my girlfriend rolls her eyes at me. :)
Nerd. :lol

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NERD?!

I always figured the same thing Xky did. That the "Bean with Bacon Megarocket" was simply the kinds of cans he used in the production of the ship.

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That's genius! :D I didn't even think of that, seriously! Now it all makes a lot more sense.
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Galaxieretter wrote:NERD?!
Clearly a joke. 8)

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That the "Bean with Bacon Megarocket" was simply the kinds of cans he used in the production of the ship.
I was also under that impression.

The Dutch proverb is an intriguing coincidence.

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Commander Spleen wrote:The Dutch proverb is an intriguing coincidence.
Clearly not. George Carlin knew all along. :old He knows everything.

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:) He does? We should contact him to get a script for TUIT, then...

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