They Might Be Giants

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  1. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    This has probably been covered in the last couple of months but I thought it was funny. I played as the Ottomans for the first time this morning and was pleased to discover that my 20th or so city was named "Not Constantinople"! An obvious reference to the song "Constantinople" on the They Might Be Giants album "Flood".
    It's nice to know that Sid & company enjoy quality music. Again, sorry if this has been covered but I thought I'd bring this easter egg to your attention.
     
  2. china444

    china444 Ain't no thang

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    Wow, i was just listening to that song.
    it is a good song.
    I thought i was the only one who knew the reference from that song. Cool :goodjob:
    I thought NOONE would mention this!
    im excited
     
  3. Hygro

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    You areright, there was big talks about this. It might have been a SOTD or just a pic posted on the front page.

    When the game first came out the forums were on an Easter egg craze finding out these kinds of things.

    But hey, who cares if it's been covered or not. At least you aren't mentioning some unnamed bronze age phalanx defeating desiel powered armor with nukes flying both ways.
     
  4. YNCS

    YNCS Ex-bubblehead

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    Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
    by They Might Be Giants

    Istanbul was Constantinople
    Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Now it's Turkish delight on a moonlit night

    Every gal in Constantinople
    Lives in Istanbul, not Constantinople
    So if you've a date in Constantinople
    She'll be waiting in Istanbul

    Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
    Why they changed it I can't say
    People just liked it better that way

    So take me back to Constantinople
    No, you can't go back to Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Why did Constantinople get the works
    That's nobody's business but the Turks

    Istanbul (Istanbul)
    Istanbul (Istanbul)

    Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
    Why they changed it I can't say
    People just liked it better that way

    Istanbul was Constantinople
    Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Why did Constantinople get the works
    That's nobody's business but the Turks

    So take me back to Constantinople
    No, you can't go back to Constantinople
    Been a long time gone, Constantinople
    Why did Constantinople get the works
    That's nobody's business but the Turks

    Istanbul
     
  5. Immortal

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    I remember that from Tiny Toons :)
     
  6. Bismarck

    Bismarck The Iron Chancellor

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    Turns out it's actually a much older song than that. It was originally written by the Four Lads in 1953. The TMBG version is a remake.
     
  7. sumthinelse

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    This is a remake of a 1950s song, performed, but not written by They Might be Giants!

    -Artists: The Four Lads

    -peak Billboard position # 10 in 1953

    -Words by Jimmy Kennedy and Music by Nat Simon
     
  8. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    Wow, I didn't realize it was a remake. Thanks for the enlightenment. It's a great song.
     
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    I was the Ottomans once and i thought it was some sort of mistake. Like a brother had renamed it.
     
  10. WickedWombat

    WickedWombat Rodent Without A Clue

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    No doubt! :) I would have never guessed.
     
  11. steviejay

    steviejay Now in Black and White!!

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    I was once playing as the Carthagians and I got a city called "lol". I thought that was a joke or something
     
  12. De Lorimier

    De Lorimier North American Scum

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    Great song! :lol:
    It was a "screenshot of the day" a while ago and the guy who sent it wrote about the song. That's when I discovered the band (except for the "Malcom in the Middle" song) and I have to say that I am really happy with them. Quite good!
     
  13. Hurricane

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    That's Iol, steviejay, not lol.
     
  14. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    You should check out their earlier albums like "Lincoln", "Flood" and "Apollo 18". Although I've yet to find an album of theirs that I don't like.
     
  15. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    This ought to be moved to off topic :rolleyes:
     
  16. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    so report it to a moderator. who asked you? don't harsh my TMBG buzz, man!
     
  17. SanPellegrino

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    I think you'll need a crane to do it ;)
     
  18. Buecephalus

    Buecephalus Bolo Mark XXV

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    Minimum Waaaage! Heeyaah!:lol:
     

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