Jurassic World movie references

jurrasic-worldNow that everyone has seen Jurassic World… You did see it, right? (It broke box office records so I’ll assume you did.) Let’s talk about the incredible number of movie references – some intentional, some perhaps not – in this movie.

Note: minor spoilers to follow.

Obviously the references to the original Jurassic Park were plentiful. Most are too obvious to point out, but a few worth mentioning:

  • A brief glimpse of a message – I can’t remember precisely what it said – on the rear-mounted video feed on the ball-pod that the brothers rode in was a reference to the view of the T-Rex in the side mirror with the message, “Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear.”
  • Claire using the flair to attract the T-Rex. Yes it’s obvious but worth mentioning.
  • A signpost pointing the way to the research center as a nod to the sign post that gets knocked down by Nedry when he’s trying to get away with the stolen eggs.

It would have been pure awesomeness if there were a scene with a half buried can of shaving cream in the ground. Who knows, maybe there was and someone will find it when the movie comes out of DVD.

As many references as there were to the original Jurassic Park there may have been more to random movies.

  • During the safety video by Jimmy Fallon he says, “For added protection each vehicle is surrounded by aluminum oxynitride glass, so tough it can stop a 50-caliber bullet.” Aluminum oxynitride is a real substance but such a specific mention in the movie must be a reference to Star Trek IV: The one with the Whales.
  • Remember the lab scene in Aliens where we see the face-huggers in those glass cylinders? The scene near the end of JW where Claire, Owen, and the brothers enter the research lab at the end of the movie is very similar with those vertebral columns in the glass cylinders and then they look at the reptiles under in the terrariums.
  • The scene where Claire’s assistant gets munched on by the birds, and then eaten by the Mosasauraus, is reminiscent of Jaws – I would wager this is just coincidental, but who knows since Spielberg directed Jurassic Park and Jaws.
  • The scene of the raptors chasing the vehicle driven by Claire near the end of the movie is quite similar to the scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when the nazis on motorcycles are chasing after the truck driven by Indy. Claire even sideswipes one of the raptors sending it crashing off the side of the road, just like Indy did to a motorcycle.

Did you notice any movie references that I missed?

Peetimes for THE APOCALYPSE

No one wants to get caught with their pants down in the middle of an apocalypse. Here is a region-by-region breakdown of the disaster you can expect and best times to take care of important biological necessities. For most of you it will be your last Peetime. Make it count!

New Zealand
If you live on the North Island you should RunPee between 6:00 and 6:30 PM, right before Smaug awakens. After that you should find the nearest deep dark hole and crawl in. The problem is that all the deep dark holes will be filled with orcs and balrogs. It’s going to be a long night. Or more likely a short one for most of you Kiwis.

If you’re on the South Island you have a few extra hours to enjoy life until Smaug makes his way to you.

United States – Los Angeles
The Space Shuttle Endeavor, now located at the California Science Center downtown, is scheduled to fly a select few celebrities to the International Space Station at 11:00 AM.  If you are one of the privileged few please be sure to run and pee before 10:00 AM, as peeing is its own “endeavor” in space. ( Reminder to Lindsay Lohan, you are NOT on the list, please stop insisting you are. )

Nearby, at the Staples Center, the Lakers, Clippers and Sparks can safely pee between noon and 3:00 PM, as zombies will be devouring numerous Dodger-dogs along with the actual Dodger players during this time. If you are being chased by Dwight Howard Zombie then you should seek shelter at the nearest free-throw line because even as a zombie DH12 will be too frightened to come near that area.

The zombie outbreak will begin at LAX in the early morning hours and proceed to spread up and down the coast. Those in the San Fernando Valley should be safe from the zombie outbreak because anyone from the coastal areas of LA who is turned into a zombie would consider it extremely poor taste to eat people in the Inland Empire.

The zombie hoard will be in full force by mid day. If you need to pee afterward you should wait until 4:00 – 6:00 PM as most zombies will be caught in traffic on the 405.

[ Special thanks to Shanee Edwards, freelance screenwriter and movie reviewer for SheKnows.com ]

Fox TV Studios, Century City, Los Angeles ( You have to be a *Firefly* fan to get this. )
All the CEOs at Fox TV Studios should barricade themselves in the executive restrooms. It won’t do any good but at least you’ll have a place to pee until the Reavers break through and rape you to death, eat your flesh, and sew your skins into their clothing. And if you’re very, very, lucky, they’ll do it in that order.

United States – Washington DC
At 2:15 PM Eastern Time every lobbyist will spontaneously shed their external human appearance and you will be able to see their true form: large slimy creatures oozing a fetid smelling green puss from every orifice. The good news is that the aliens will be recalled to their home planet immediately after revealing their true form. Every politician should make sure they run and pee before the reveal because once the lobbyist/aliens are gone you won’t be left with a pot to piss in.

United States – Middle America
The Yellowstone super-volcano will erupt at 9:19 AM local time. Everyone in middle America should seek shelter in a sturdy building and wait for the shock-wave to pass. Once that happens you’ll have plenty of time to run and pee before you’re under 20 feet of ash and unable to open the front door.

Australia
You know all those amazingly poisonous snakes and spiders in Australia? Sorry to be the one to tell you this but Friday afternoon around 4:30 PM ( Sydney time ) they will all suddenly mutate and become about 100-times bigger. You should make sure you run and pee before 4:30 because after that the running part won’t be a problem but stopping to pee will be.

Japan
Godzilla will emerge from Tokyo Bay around 3:15 PM local time. You probably already know the drill. Make sure you run and pee before he arrives in your area. Remember to avoid skyscrapers, power plants and especially elevated trains. Apparently a train full of people is like a cream filled Twinkie to Godzilla.

Western Europe
The Large Hadron Collider collapses into a singularity taking all of Western Europe with it at 9:41 AM. There’s no point in bothering to run and pee beforehand. You’re bladder is going to be infinitely small and infinitely dense either way.

Mexico
Rival drug gangs will ravish the cities and countryside. In other words it’s another average day. You should already know the typical schedule of gunfights in your area so make use of that knowledge to find your own best peetimes.

Africa
You’ve suffered enough. You don’t get the apocalypse.

There are no extra scenes at the end of the apocalypse.

A Conversation with RunPee Fans

You know what I love about RunPee fans? They are so nuts about my wacky app. I think everyone can agree that it’s about the most bizarre, some say genius, idea to come along in a long time. And some fans, some call them fanatics, just love to hoot and holler about it. And to you fans I am eternally grateful. The app is free and is basically a money losing business when you consider all of the money I spend on movie tickets. But it’s a labor of love to be able to give something to so many people. And who knows, maybe some day RunPee will earn its keep.

Speaking of fanatics. Here’s an example of a conversation I had with a couple of young ladies who discovered the RunPee app this weekend.

Molly Wood tweets about RunPee

This tweet is a keeper

I don’t deny it. I’m a huge Molly Wood fan. Smart, witty, funny, pretty. What’s not to love? She not even afraid to make fun of Apple and Steve Jobs which just endears me more to her.

But it’s tweets like this that make my month:

Molly Wood tweets about RunPee

Molly Wood tweets about RunPee

Fun Movie Ads

Funny RunPee ads

I have a vague idea for an ad involving Wolverine and trying to pee with his claws extended. I’ll get to that when I have a few extra minutes.

Do you have any suggestions for other ads. Just let me know. Or even create some yourself if you want and tell me about it in the comments below.

iPhone Soap

There may be an app for everything…but can you use your iPhone to slough off grime and dead skin cells? We think not. Well, not yet. But there’s an iPhone soap to the rescue! iphone soap

The iPhone soap actually looks like an iPhone. With little apps. If you can’t afford a real iPhone, you might even fool a few foolish people when you carry it around with you. Whip it out and tell your broker to sell! REALLY LOUDLY!

You know I want one of these soaps. I love batshit crazy things like this. I want to pretend to have important business calls in the shower with my iPhone. I want to pretend I will take your call while lounging in a bubble bath strewn with rose petals. Plus, the soap smells like vanilla, which is apparently what geeks smell like.

If the RunPee app was featured on the soap it would be durn near perfect.

Maybe we can special order these soaps with the RunPee app and give them away at blog functions? Who would like one?

RunPee on the Moon

RunPee doesn’t have much of an ad budget yet, but when we do, our first big campaign will be marketing our services from the side of the moon. We’d like to see the words RUNPEE writ in ancient moondust, large enough to be seen from the Earth.

How, you ask? Check out Moon Shadow Shaping Technology (short, cool video about moon dust advertising). Someone is going to do this. Probably soon. It would be nice to get there first, before…say, AT&T does.

We think this is a very modest method of letting everyone around the world know about our PeeTimes. It will be a constant night-time reminder to check your times before heading into the cinema.

Plus, we think anything to do with space is cool.
runpee on the moon

Did you mean Rupee?

RunPee has gotten huge props in the media. But the geek in me is really impressed with this: do a Google search for “runpee”

I just love it. Google asks, “Did you mean RunPee?

google: did you mean runpee
It was not that long ago that Google used to ask, “Did you mean Rupee?” As in money, Rupies. I used to tell my wife, “someday, we’re going to enter in Rupee and it will ask us, ‘Did you mean RunPee?’ …that will be something!”

Yeah, honey.

Why RunPee is Not a Trending Topic on Twitter

Well, I FINALLY figured out why – with all the Tweeting about RunPee – we’ve never made it as a Twitter “Trending Topic.”

Apparently, you have to be insane. For example, here is a series of Tweets over a three minute span, about the USA TV show Burn Notice:

  1. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn @BurnNotice_USA Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Noticeless than 20 seconds ago from web
  1. Madmen_normalquiinchan Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Noticehalf a minute ago from web
    1. Jill_normalHippyGeek I love Burn Notice myself, but am surprised it’s a trending topic. I thought only I knew about it!1 minute ago from web
    2. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn @BurnNotice_USA Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Notice1 minute ago from web

  1. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn Burn Notice2 minutes ago from web
  2. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn burn notice2 minutes ago from web
  3. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn @BurnNotice_USA Burn Notice2 minutes ago from web
  1. Asi5271_normalFleurDeLyn @BurnNotice_USA Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Notice3 minutes ago from web
  2. Madmen_normalquiinchan Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn NoticeBurn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice Burn Notice3 minutes ago from web



We’d like to say that you are free to imitate these persistent Tweet posts and say…

RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee RunPee

…using all 140 of your available characters repeatedly for several minutes…but honestly? It’s just a little bit creepy.