1648: "Famous Duos"

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1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Linux0s » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:49 am UTC

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Title Text: The Romeo and Butt-Head film actually got two thumbs up from Siskel and Oates.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby golden.number » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:53 am UTC

I recently rewatched the Bill and Ted movies and found my old Calvin and Hobbes books (after 20+ years). Bill and Ted - not as good as I remembered. Calvin and Hobbes - even better than I remembered (though strangely, I now identify more with the Dad and Hobbes than I do with Calvin ;-)

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby rhomboidal » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:19 am UTC

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby CharlieP » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:42 am UTC

Did anybody else cross off all the actual pairs to check for completeness? I'm assuming that the two I was left with (Timon and Pumbaa) go together, although I've only heard of the first as an obscure Shakespeare title character...
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Mikeski » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:54 am UTC

CharlieP wrote:Did anybody else cross off all the actual pairs to check for completeness? I'm assuming that the two I was left with (Timon and Pumbaa) go together, although I've only heard of the first as an obscure Shakespeare title character...

Yes.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby eviloatmeal » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:25 am UTC

Went to see the magic show of Ornstein & Teller the other day. The magic was flawless, but the part where he leaps out and impales a live member of the audience with his spear is absolutely terrifying!
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby golden.number » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:36 am UTC

CharlieP wrote:Did anybody else cross off all the actual pairs to check for completeness? I'm assuming that the two I was left with (Timon and Pumbaa) go together, although I've only heard of the first as an obscure Shakespeare title character...


There is a Disney movie called The Lion King that features two characters named Timon and Pumbaa.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby StClair » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:42 am UTC

*checks current time vs. posting*

So, I'm assuming that someone out there has already coded up a page that randomly pairs this list every time you click?

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby lordatog » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:44 am UTC

Everything matches up except the extraneous Bill & Ted movie title. It's actually really bugging me.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby The Moomin » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:51 am UTC

You know what's actually really good? Burke and Hardy.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:31 am UTC

Wait, we live in a world in which there's people on the internet who don't know The Lion King? I suddenly feel old. This isn't right.

Also I'm strongly tempted to implement this in Python. BRB...
Edit: results of first test:
['Butch Cassidy and the Brain', 'Batman and Louise', 'Sherlock Holmes and Robin', 'When Abbot met Bullwinkle', 'Mario and Cleopatra', 'Bill and Delilah', 'David and the Beast', 'Jay and Silent Bob', 'Anna and the King', 'Romeo and Mr. Hyde', 'Dr. Jekyll and Ashley Olsen', 'Beavis and Clyde', 'Calvin and Ted', 'Rocky and the Sundance Kid', 'Pinky and Goliath', 'Antony and Garfunkel', 'Simon and Sally', 'Bonnie and Dr. Watson', 'Beauty and Costello', 'Harry and Hobbes', 'Thelma and Pumbaa', "Timon and Luigi's Bogus Journey", "Mary-Kate and Juliet's Excellent Adventure", 'Samson and Butthead']
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby CharlieP » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:03 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:Wait, we live in a world in which there's people on the internet who don't know The Lion King? I suddenly feel old. This isn't right.


Oh, I definitely know of it (and know some/most of the songs). I've just never seen it.
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:16 am UTC

And done!
http://timelessriver.net/hyperwaitforce/xkcd1648/

Spoiler:
Dr. Jekyll and Pumbaa
Sherlock Holmes and Ted
Harry and Clyde's Excellent Adventure
Simon and Goliath
Mario and Robin
Timon and Luigi
Bill and the Beast
Beavis and Costello
Bonnie and Butthead
Calvin and Silent Bob
Anna and Louise
When Romeo met the Sundance Kid
Pinky and Mr. Hyde
Butch Cassidy and Delilah
David and Cleopatra
Antony and Garfunkel
Abbot and Ashley Olsen's Bogus Journey
Rocky and Juliet
Batman and Hobbes
Beauty and the Brain
Samson and the King
Jay and Sally
Mary-Kate and Bullwinkle
Thelma and Dr. Watson


ETA
and now I've got 'Sherlock Holmes and Ashley Olsen' in my head to the tune of TMNT. :shock: Thanks, Randall!
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby CharlieP » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:23 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:And done!
http://timelessriver.net/hyperwaitforce/xkcd1648/

Spoiler:
Dr. Jekyll and Pumbaa
Sherlock Holmes and Ted
Harry and Clyde's Excellent Adventure
Simon and Goliath
Mario and Robin
Timon and Luigi
Bill and the Beast
Beavis and Costello
Bonnie and Butthead
Calvin and Silent Bob
Anna and Louise
When Romeo met the Sundance Kid
Pinky and Mr. Hyde
Butch Cassidy and Delilah
David and Cleopatra
Antony and Garfunkel
Abbot and Ashley Olsen's Bogus Journey
Rocky and Juliet
Batman and Hobbes
Beauty and the Brain
Samson and the King
Jay and Sally
Mary-Kate and Bullwinkle
Thelma and Dr. Watson


ETA
and now I've got 'Sherlock Holmes and Ashley Olsen' in my head to the tune of TMNT. :shock: Thanks, Randall!


Awesome! Although in Randall's version he's kept the connections "When Harry Met...", "...and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill and ... 's Bogus Journey", presumably deliberately...?
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:08 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:And done!
http://timelessriver.net/hyperwaitforce/xkcd1648/

Spoiler:
Dr. Jekyll and Pumbaa
Sherlock Holmes and Ted
Harry and Clyde's Excellent Adventure
Simon and Goliath
Mario and Robin
Timon and Luigi
Bill and the Beast
Beavis and Costello
Bonnie and Butthead
Calvin and Silent Bob
Anna and Louise
When Romeo met the Sundance Kid
Pinky and Mr. Hyde
Butch Cassidy and Delilah
David and Cleopatra
Antony and Garfunkel
Abbot and Ashley Olsen's Bogus Journey
Rocky and Juliet
Batman and Hobbes
Beauty and the Brain
Samson and the King
Jay and Sally
Mary-Kate and Bullwinkle
Thelma and Dr. Watson


ETA
and now I've got 'Sherlock Holmes and Ashley Olsen' in my head to the tune of TMNT. :shock: Thanks, Randall!


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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Eshru » Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:38 pm UTC

I'd watch the hell out of Batman and Hobbes and I don't even like Batman.

Too bad Hobbes and Silent Bob are on the same side of the matchmaking, or else we'd have the makings of a film with one line of dialogue.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby da Doctah » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:09 pm UTC

I used to do this with TV shows at a time when there seemed to be a lot of them with that format: Scarecrow and Allie, Dempsey and the Fat Man, Rizzoli and Stimpy....

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby cellocgw » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:26 pm UTC

All music version:

Question Mark and the Union Gap
Echo and the Holding Company
Dr. Teeth and Garfunkel
Paul Revere and the Fish
Frank Zappa and the Family Stone
Bruce Springsteen and Dawn
Sly and the Chipmunks
Alvin and Cher
Big Brother and the Raiders
Country Joe and the Mysterians
Gary Puckett and the Mothers of Invention
Simon and the E-Street Band
Tony Orlando and the Electric Mayhem
Sonny and the Bunnymen
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby eviloatmeal » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:30 pm UTC

da Doctah wrote:I used to do this with TV shows at a time when there seemed to be a lot of them with that format: Scarecrow and Allie, Dempsey and the Fat Man, Rizzoli and Stimpy....

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby dp2 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:44 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:Wait, we live in a world in which there's people on the internet who don't know The Lion King? I suddenly feel old. This isn't right.

I took the more optimistic view that everyone else here is old.

My favorite bit of Lion King lore: the movie is based loosely on "Hamlet", and they later did a DTV movie, "The Lion King 1-1/2" which retold the movie from Timon and Pumbaa's POV, much like "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead" did with "Hamlet".

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby AdmiralJota » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:36 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:Wait, we live in a world in which there's people on the internet who don't know The Lion King? I suddenly feel old. This isn't right.


The fact that you automatically assume that anyone who hasn't seen The Lion King is too young to have watched it makes me feel really old.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby AdmiralJota » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:39 pm UTC

Linux0s wrote:Title Text: The Romeo and Butt-Head film actually got two thumbs up from Siskel and Oates.


I think that in the original version he was named "Mercutio".

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Postby miket » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:44 pm UTC

Parallel universe? This seems to want to be more of an orthogonal one.

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Postby Soupspoon » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:42 pm UTC

To add to the mix...

Captain Scarlet and Bob Too
Troilus and the Mysterions
Pride and Cressida
Infinite Game Design: Level Design, Terrain and Prejudice
Tree and Sound
Pearls, Girls and Leaf
The Amazing Maurice and Monty Bodkin
Harry Potter and His Amazing Rodents
Clear and Deathly Hallows
Rita, Sue and Present Danger

(Lazily redistributed...)

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Zak3056 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:45 pm UTC

I have to admit, "Mario and Juliet" really made me laugh.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby rmsgrey » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:30 pm UTC

eviloatmeal wrote:
da Doctah wrote:I used to do this with TV shows at a time when there seemed to be a lot of them with that format: Scarecrow and Allie, Dempsey and the Fat Man, Rizzoli and Stimpy....

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby drazen » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:53 pm UTC

I'd totally watch the Sherlock Holmes/Silent Bob movie.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby yakkoTDI » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:09 pm UTC

rhomboidal wrote:In a parallel universe, Pinky and Clyde eat pellets in Acme Labs while running from Pac-Man.


Pinky and Clyde was odd to me until I realised Randall wasn't talking about two PacMan ghosts.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby JimsMaher » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:39 pm UTC

It doesn't have to be "Top Billing and Second Banana"
e.g. Garfunkel and Oates.

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby pscottdv » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:53 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Doesn't count unless reloading the page generates a new pairlist.


It totally does. Check your cache settings.

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My favorite as well. I can totally picture Homes using Bob as a sounding board.
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Various Varieties » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:53 pm UTC

Comics!
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:53 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Doesn't count unless reloading the page generates a new pairlist.

What do you mean a new pairlist? How is that different from a new ordering?
CharlieP wrote:Awesome! Although in Randall's version he's kept the connections "When Harry Met...", "...and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill and ... 's Bogus Journey", presumably deliberately...?
Ah. Well it was much simpler do di it this way, because that way would require the three special cases to have less arguments, which doesn't fit a standard template format.
pscottdv wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Doesn't count unless reloading the page generates a new pairlist.


It totally does. Check your cache settings.

Maybe he meant completely new sets of people from a larger pool.
I could scrape various databases for strings containing a single ' and ' for instance...
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby rmsgrey » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:11 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:
CharlieP wrote:Awesome! Although in Randall's version he's kept the connections "When Harry Met...", "...and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill and ... 's Bogus Journey", presumably deliberately...?
Ah. Well it was much simpler do di it this way, because that way would require the three special cases to have less arguments, which doesn't fit a standard template format.

Or give the special cases a special treatment to allow them to decorate the string in additional ways.

Or make it a general template - which works for "When Harry Met ___" and "Bill and ___'s Bogus Journey" but not "___ and Ted's Excellent Adventure"

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:32 pm UTC

(Slightly ninjaed.)

Eternal Density wrote:
cellocgw wrote:Doesn't count unless reloading the page generates a new pairlist.

What do you mean a new pairlist? How is that different from a new ordering?
CharlieP wrote:Awesome! Although in Randall's version he's kept the connections "When Harry Met...", "...and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill and ... 's Bogus Journey", presumably deliberately...?
Ah. Well it was much simpler do di it this way, because that way would require the three special cases to have less arguments, which doesn't fit a standard template format.

Rewrite the source-store as the general format "Person 1 and (Person 2)", which would include "Bill and (Ted)'s Bogus Journey", "Bill and (Ted's Excellent Adventure)" and "When Harry Met (Sally)".

Then just swap out the "(...)" of one pair with the "..." (from within the ()s) of a different pair. Or choose another delimiter if it makes the s/\(.*?\)/$swap/ regex (or however you do it in PHP, as I forget), easier.

Or ()-surround/equivalent every name. As well as breaking up the strict pattern of "(Leader) and (Sidekick)", to produce Leader/Leader, Sidekick/Sidekick and Sidekick/Leader orderings, you can deal with single replacements such as "JFK Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" (bold being the replacement part from the theoretical source "(JFK)", terrible though that would be as a 'replace-into' selection) and far more complex ones. e.g. "(Rita), (Sue) and (Bob) Too" could be be populated as "Beauty, Dumberer and Man With The Golden Gun Too". (Deliberately random examples. Some more thought could actually come up with some way of making it better, while retaining underlying randomness. e.g. Procedural preference for favouring a simplified form of alliteration/rhyme or assonance/consonance; and enforced cross-genre mixes through tags (comedy, action, etc) appended to the source data that can rule out 'obvious' associations and ensure something unlikely and therefore likely to be amusing.)

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:51 pm UTC

Soupspoon wrote:would include "Bill and (Ted)'s Bogus Journey", "Bill and (Ted's Excellent Adventure)" and "When Harry Met (Sally)".

Then just swap out the "(...)" of one pair with the "..." (from within the ()s) of a different pair.

"Bill and (Ted's Excellent Adventure)'s Bogus Journey".

"When Harry Met (Ted's Excellent Adventure)".
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:53 pm UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:
Soupspoon wrote:would include "Bill and (Ted)'s Bogus Journey", "Bill and (Ted's Excellent Adventure)" and "When Harry Met (Sally)".

Then just swap out the "(...)" of one pair with the "..." (from within the ()s) of a different pair.

"Bill and (Ted's Excellent Adventure)'s Bogus Journey".

Why not..? It makes sense (FCVO...) to me!

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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby RogueCynic » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:23 am UTC

Eshru wrote:I'd watch the hell out of Batman and Hobbes and I don't even like Batman.

Too bad Hobbes and Silent Bob are on the same side of the matchmaking, or else we'd have the makings of a film with one line of dialogue.


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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Eternal Density » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:15 pm UTC

rmsgrey wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:
CharlieP wrote:Awesome! Although in Randall's version he's kept the connections "When Harry Met...", "...and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill and ... 's Bogus Journey", presumably deliberately...?
Ah. Well it was much simpler to do it this way, because that way would require the three special cases to have less arguments, which doesn't fit a standard template format.

Or give the special cases a special treatment to allow them to decorate the string in additional ways.

Or make it a general template - which works for "When Harry Met ___" and "Bill and ___'s Bogus Journey" but not "___ and Ted's Excellent Adventure"
Yeah that doesn't help since it doesn't solve the Excellent Adventure problem.
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Soupspoon wrote:would include "Bill and (Ted)'s Bogus Journey", "Bill and (Ted's Excellent Adventure)" and "When Harry Met (Sally)".

Then just swap out the "(...)" of one pair with the "..." (from within the ()s) of a different pair.

"Bill and (Ted's Excellent Adventure)'s Bogus Journey".

"When Harry Met (Ted's Excellent Adventure)".
Exactly the problem with going to a single randomised argument.
Soupspoon wrote:Rewrite the source-store as the general format "Person 1 and (Person 2)", which would include "Bill and (Ted)'s Bogus Journey", "Bill and (Ted's Excellent Adventure)" and "When Harry Met (Sally)".

Then just swap out the "(...)" of one pair with the "..." (from within the ()s) of a different pair. Or choose another delimiter if it makes the s/\(.*?\)/$swap/ regex (or however you do it in PHP, as I forget), easier.
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Re: 1648: "Famous Duos"

Postby Soupspoon » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:39 pm UTC

Eternal Density wrote:This is an xkcd project. I'm using Python. (Also I use Python for all my web programming and have never used PHP.)

Ah, my mistake. I thought it started with P but wasn't Perl, my own particular defult goto - including but totally not limited to whole dynamic web-backends.

(I was taught PHP, once, and used it a bit, but all I really remember is that I didn't really get on with it. Reminded me of Server Side Includes from the '90s.)

Could have been worse, though... I could have assumed Pascal or Prolog! (Hmmm, talking about Duos: "Pascal and Prolog! They fight crime! The old-fashioned way!")


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