Tuesday, September 30, 2008


When Sheldon had to splain how he was able to pack so quickly on the season premiere of 'The Big Bang Theory', he told Leonard, "It's my pre-packed disaster evacuation bag. It’s recommended by the Department of Homeland Security and Sarah Connor." ("The Bad Fish Paradigm")

I love this kind of Zonk! The writer of the episode knew he didn't have to beat the audience over the head with who Sarah Connor was or what TV show/movie she's in, etc. This gives us plenty of leeway in disabling the Zonk.

Because the "Terminator" movies and the TV series 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" were not mentioned by Sheldon, we can make the assumption he was talking about the actual woman.

Sheldon probably spends a lot of time on the internet, and he's probably come across websites that deal in revolutionary themes - survivalist manifestos, the Anarchist's Cookbook, that sort of thing. I don't think Sarah Connor herself would have posted about the do's and don'ts of survivalist preparedness, but her advice to others while she was hiding out with those South American rebels might have been passed on via the web.

And that's how Sheldon would have stumbled across the information... information... information.....

Zonk terminated!

Toby O'B

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