I think I've been misinterpreted that joke for my whole life. Here was my interpretation: I assumed that "viking" was a figure of speech I'd never heard, that was synonymous with "pioneer" or "groundbreaker". So I always thought the joke was that Ralph was basically saying "Sleep is an area in which I excel". I never thought much of the joke, mostly because (I thought) it was based on a figure of speech I wasn't familiar with.
But I was just thinking about this joke, and I realized he probably meant that he has dreams about being a viking (in a literal sense), and he can't wait to go to sleep so he can be a viking again. That's way funnier. I am retarded.
I assumed that "viking" was a figure of speech I'd never heard, that was synonymous with "pioneer" or "groundbreaker". So I always thought the joke was that Ralph was basically saying "Sleep is an area in which I excel". I never thought much of the joke, mostly because (I thought) it was based on a figure of speech I wasn't familiar with.
Xander: "All I can--" (paces to the other side of the crypt) Can you believe this!? Like I'm some sort of useless lunk. It happens I'm good at a lot of things. I help out with all kinds of . . . stuff. I have skills . . . and . . . stratagems. I'm very . . . (looks to Anya) Help me out.
Anya: (nonchalant) He's a Viking in the sack.
Tim: "Look at that building over there!"
Bob: (thinking) "Hrm.. now... by 'building'... does he mean 'building' or 'building'... seriously how vague can he be. 'Building.' Oh crap. What if that was some sort of joke.? Oh god, should I be laughing? Shit, better laugh just in case." "Hahaha! Good one Tim!"
Tim: "...What the fuck is wrong with you?"
Me: I certainly am enjoying this refreshing alcoholic beverage in the convivial company of you fine people from MetaFilter.
Pod Person: How dare you say that about my mother!
So just to recap, the plan is to act like we truly, earnestly believe with all our hearts that Ralph is actually dreaming of being a literal Viking. Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT break character. If someone suggests that "viking" is just an expression or a metaphor, act like they're totally crazy. There is literally NO LIMIT to how far this can go.
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Up here on the ledge
I'm getting pushed to the edge
People line up behind me to step into my shoes,
Up here in the precipice
I'm getting close to my nemesis
People fighting each other to jump into my blues
There's a young kid inside me somewhere
He stays up all night, a vampire that never dies,
With the blood and the moon in his eyes
I hear his voice when I'm comin' down,
Sleep is for fools, whe never see the sunrise,
Who never get to live twice.
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