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0464: "RBA"

Postby niteice » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:02 am UTC

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Alt: This is a story all about how I started drinking.


If I was ever dumped that way I'd probably die of laughter instead of depression.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby markkat » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:02 am UTC

Oof!

So harsh, I had to read it twice to make sure.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby glasnt » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:02 am UTC

I'd rather be rickrolled in my wedding vows.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby sje46 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:03 am UTC

What is RBA?

Reverse Bel-air, of course (I just realized)
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby TheHand » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:03 am UTC

It was only a matter of time... The Fresh Prince....
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby MoD » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:03 am UTC

I have no idea what the non-reverse Bel-air is. I've heard of the show, but never seen it.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Aradae » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:03 am UTC

Brilliant!
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby mothrsuperior » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:03 am UTC

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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Ioden » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:04 am UTC

Ouch. My soul hurts just thinking about getting RBA'd. :cry:
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Megums » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:04 am UTC

Best way to get dumped ever?
Unless I'm fogetting a previous being-dumped comic.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:05 am UTC

I love awesome ways to break up with people and this one made me really happy.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby sje46 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:06 am UTC

Anyone here go to Assetbar?

NOTICE: may take a while to load (it does for me).

http://m.assetbar.com/achewood/uuacMt6D5#comment_111
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Aradae » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:07 am UTC

MoD wrote:I have no idea what the non-reverse Bel-air is. I've heard of the show, but never seen it.


A bel-air is when one appears to be talking about something very serious. One I remember seeing is a guy who claims his life was ruined by World of Warcraft and that he's considering suicide, etcetera. Then towards the end they have the Prince of Bel-air lyrics to show tell the reader that they were just trolling. Think of it like a Rick-roll but with more involvement on the part of the trollee.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby pocketfulofgold » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:07 am UTC

Aradae wrote:Brilliant!


I would like to second the "Brilliant!"
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby ConMan » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:08 am UTC

Scarily enough, there are pre-existing Google results for "reverse Bel-Air" - apparently 17 unique, or about 50 non-unique.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Steve the Pocket » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:08 am UTC

OK, so... clearly I've been reading this comic too long. Because at first glance I thought that:
  1. The "Reverse Bel-Air" is a sex move, possibly made up for the purposes of this comic;
  2. The guy in the strip is using it on the girl in the last panel to try to change her mind.

Let the laughing at what a dork I am commence.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby lastscattering » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:10 am UTC

I think that the worst part about being RBA'd would have to be the fact that you're being dumped by somebody awesome enough to RBA someone. Just pile on the burn a little bit more. :)
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby sje46 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:11 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:OK, so... clearly I've been reading this comic too long. Because at first glance I thought that:
  1. The "Reverse Bel-Air" is a sex move, possibly made up for the purposes of this comic;
  2. The guy in the strip is using it on the girl in the last panel to try to change her mind.

Let the laughing at what a dork I am commence.

That makes the comic so much better!
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Master Gunner » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:12 am UTC

I read it. I was able to maintain my composure as I usually am. 5 seconds later I lost it, and still not recovered from it.

Epic.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby panicbxmb » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:14 am UTC

haha, that was perfect. i wish i would get dumped like that.

all i ever get is "stop fucking my sister!" 8)
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby phantom » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:20 am UTC

First think I thought of was this Cyanide & Happiness... http://www.explosm.net/comics/1232/
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby mordacil » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:27 am UTC

A comic well done
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby madhollywood » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:39 am UTC

I whistled for a cab and when it came near / The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror / If anything I can say this cab is rare / But I thought 'Now forget it' - Yo homes to Bel Air!

I couldn't help but read the first half of the comic in the rhythm of the intro song to the Fresh Prince then I was thrown for a loop when the whole thing went in a totally different direction.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby sje46 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:47 am UTC

panicbxmb wrote:haha, that was perfect. i wish i would get dumped like that.

all i ever get is "stop fucking my sister!" 8)

Yeah. That's a real cool thing to share. That's awesome. Good first post. Really.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby the beeno » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:51 am UTC

I was actually dumped in more or less a very similar fashion, where the gal started a funny conversation that we rehearsed to do in front of people to mess with them, and halfway through changed the topic to "I think that we'd be better off without each other." I can honestly say that it was decidely not awesome.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Sober » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:58 am UTC

I am tempted to do another song. My studio machine fried though, and I don't know if my poker/porn machine can handle it.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby panicbxmb » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:59 am UTC

sje46 wrote:
panicbxmb wrote:haha, that was perfect. i wish i would get dumped like that.

all i ever get is "stop fucking my sister!" 8)

Yeah. That's a real cool thing to share. That's awesome. Good first post. Really.


I was joking, geez. Lighten up :)
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Shakleton » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:00 am UTC

I love the comic. If I got dumped that way I would probably starve due to processor-overload because I totally would not know wether to laughe or cry!
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby sje46 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:07 am UTC

panicbxmb wrote:
sje46 wrote:
panicbxmb wrote:haha, that was perfect. i wish i would get dumped like that.

all i ever get is "stop fucking my sister!" 8)

Yeah. That's a real cool thing to share. That's awesome. Good first post. Really.


I was joking, geez. Lighten up :)

I know that you were kidding. I think it's awesome that you cheated on your girlfriend with her sister and you are bragging about it. That is grand.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby linguistic » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:19 am UTC

glasnt wrote:I'd rather be rickrolled in my wedding vows.


I don't think it's possible to rickroll someone within wedding vows -

Never gonna give you up!
Never gonna let you down!
Never run around and desert you!


- is more or less paraphrasing the content of wedding vows.

It'd be cheesy though. I'd never do it.


But I'd love to see it done (not at my wedding).

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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Borrowed Irony » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:28 am UTC

madhollywood wrote:I whistled for a cab and when it came near / The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror / If anything I can say this cab is rare / But I thought 'Now forget it' - Yo homes to Bel Air!

I couldn't help but read the first half of the comic in the rhythm of the intro song to the Fresh Prince then I was thrown for a loop when the whole thing went in a totally different direction.


I managed to read through to the last panel while keeping in time with the actual song, at which point I failed miserably.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby oblivimous » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:30 am UTC

glasnt wrote:I'd rather be rickrolled in my wedding vows.


I'm currently engaged and planning a wedding. I have been explicitly told that I am not to do that.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby D4U0 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:38 am UTC

although i understand what being BA actually means, i dont get the RBA, is it like countering the BA before they actually BA you?
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby Wes Janson » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:51 am UTC

I'm not quite getting this one, I'm afraid...particularly not the last panel. Anyone care to elucidate?
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby NathanielJ » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:55 am UTC

D4U0 wrote:although i understand what being BA actually means, i dont get the RBA, is it like countering the BA before they actually BA you?


The Bel-Air is when you tell a really serious story but then finish it unexpectedly with the last half of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. This is the "Reverse" Bel-Air because she *starts* with the *first half* of the Bel-Air theme song and then leads in unexpectedly to something serious.

Here is an example of the (regular, not reverse) Bel-Air, for people unfamiliar with it: http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com ... rPaper.jpg
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby iloveyoumegan » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:56 am UTC

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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby D4U0 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:58 am UTC

NathanielJ wrote:
D4U0 wrote:although i understand what being BA actually means, i dont get the RBA, is it like countering the BA before they actually BA you?


The Bel-Air is when you tell a really serious story but then finish it unexpectedly with the last half of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. This is the "Reverse" Bel-Air because she *starts* with the *first half* of the Bel-Air theme song and then leads in unexpectedly to something serious.

hey thanks for that piece of advice, now i get it completely :D
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:02 am UTC

NathanielJ wrote:
D4U0 wrote:although i understand what being BA actually means, i dont get the RBA, is it like countering the BA before they actually BA you?


The Bel-Air is when you tell a really serious story but then finish it unexpectedly with the last half of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. This is the "Reverse" Bel-Air because she *starts* with the *first half* of the Bel-Air theme song and then leads in unexpectedly to something serious.

Here is an example of the (regular, not reverse) Bel-Air, for people unfamiliar with it: http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com ... rPaper.jpg


I think I like the comic just a little bit less now that I know Bel-Airing is a thing that existed before this comic, but the comic is still very funny and so is Bel-Airing for that matter.
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby sje46 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:04 am UTC


OH my God, I never realized that.


Megan. Is that Randall's (ex?)girlfriend?

Do we have a recurring character here?
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Re: "RBA" discussion

Postby erpo41 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:15 am UTC

This comic was a real let-down because it broke me out of my freemanic paracusia. I had a good thing going, but reading the fresh prince song threw me for a loop.
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