Motivator

I was watching Resident Evil on Oxygen this weekend, and I kept hearing the word “Motivator” every few seconds.  It took me a few minutes to realize that the Movie Cuss Word Replacer Person had replaced the word “Motivator” with the Grandmother Of All Cuss Words.  You know which one.  The two-word cuss word.  The one that talks about your momma.  In a not nice way.  That one. 

 

And I was laughing my head off. 

“Motivator, please.”

“That motivator is shooting at us!”

“Get down, motivator!”

 

And on and on it went.  I suppose motivator is better than just silence.  Can you imagine watching the movie with a bunch of blank spots?  It would be like Mad Libs for Movies.

“_______________, please.”

“That __________________ is shooting at us!”

“Get down, _______________!”

 

I don’t think our brains could keep up. 

 

It also occurred to me that the word motivator isn’t a bad word, really.  I mean, if I’m in traffic, and someone cuts me off, would me shouting “Hey, motivator!!” really be that bad?  In fact, I might encourage said cutter offer from cutting off others.  It would be like Road Rage Encouragement.  If I can just keep my fingers from illustrating the point, and paste a smile on my face, I just might make a difference on these here roads.

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Update!  I found a clip on youtube that shows the crazy censoring of Resident Evil!

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Hey, “motivator” works!! What a great substitution. I, personally, find that Russian composers also work well. “Get outta my way, Tchaikovski.” Or, “Shostakovich, that’s a great sandwich.”

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    • Posted by soundsliketomatoes on May 26, 2009 at 3:47 pm

      Those definitely sound like cuss words, thanks! Always good to have a few “sounds like cuss words but really not” in my arsenal.

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  2. Someday you are going to get me fired… from laughing so hard.

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  3. That’s so funny. I never uttered the word motivator (the other motivator) until I watched 4 seasons of Weeds in one week. Since then it’s become a charming part of my vocabulary, mostly in my mind but it does slip out now and again. Motivator!

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  4. I’ll be watching bad movies on Oxygen just so I can hear that now.

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  5. Man, Arnold really missed his true soundbite, “I’ll be baaaaaaaaack, motivator!”

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  6. that resident evil is one bad motivator.

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  7. yeah. that’s the best i could come up with. so sad.

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  8. I’m so glad I’m back so that I can read your blogs! I missed them very much…now why aren’t you showing up in my Google Reader?! I thought you deleted your blog. My heart broke.

    Don’t do that again Motivator!

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    • Posted by soundsliketomatoes on June 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

      I like to be mysterious, that’s why I didn’t show up on your Google Reader. Also, I’m Technology Challenged, so I probably pushed a button that deleted myself from viewers, it might have been when I sneezed. I don’t know.

      What’s funny, Jenny, is that I JUST left a comment on your blog. Like, just now. When you were leaving me a comment on mine. So we are matchy matchy with the comments. And if you’re wearing a cranberry colored shirt then I might have to call Ripley’s. Or write a blog about our crazy matchy-matchiness.

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