The expression huffy flounce
is a condensed form of the phrase "to flounce off in a huff" and is a bit more versatile because it can be used as a verb or as a noun. The first instance of it originates from the reaction by Cinematic Lounge
user Daltons chin dimple
to the dramatic exit of the user Space Tycoon
following a heated political debate.
Daltons chin dimple wrote:It was a bit of a flounce, probably accompanied with huffing, that had a touch of 'great big drama queen' about it. This leads me to think he might be joking.
As it became increasingly apparent that Space Tycoon
was indeed not joking when he began replacing his posts in the Cinematic Lounge
with punctuation marks (predominantly with periods) in an effort to erase his forum history, the phrase started becoming associated with overly dramatic reactions to interactions in the forum. It soon took on a form that more closely combined the words "flounce" and "huff":
Daltons chin dimple wrote:Just face it Adam, there are two threads attacking you directly. I think you should flounce off in a huff about it.
Other users picked it up, albeit with some initial difficulties:
I feel a huffy-flop coming on...
Ipsilon wrote:Oh, flounce.
I meant huffy-flounce.
Adam54 wrote:There's this Tea Party guy that I work with who once asked me to name one good socialist country. I said "You mean other than our closest ally England?" He was dumbfounded for a second and said "Uh, yeah. Besides them." I said "Okay, how about our second closest ally, Canada?"
He huffy-flounced away, quickly as he could.
Adam54 wrote:You're a peach, Hicksy. I'm sorry I stooped to your level.
Now if everyone will excuse me while I flounce off in a huff. Enjoy him, gang.
Alas, it was not the argument with Corporal_Hicks
that sent Adam54
over the edge, but it was instead an unrelated matter outside of the forum that made him the second huffy flouncer in Cinematic Lounge
history. Both users eventually returned to the boards.
First traceable appearance: week of June 12, 2011
Subsequent appearances: week of June 12, 2011
, week of June 12, 2011
, week of September 18, 2011
, week of September 18, 2011
, week of January 29, 2012
Notable variant: fluffy hounce
At some point, Goiter
decided that the forum member Ipsilon
was the epitome of laziness. He forced this fad to such a degree that expressions such as ipsitis
, and ipsed out
became synonymous with laziness among the other forum members.
Earliest traceable appearances: ~October 10, 2011
, October 12, 2011
, ~October 17, 2011
Ol' Beau Watkins
The original concept for the character of Ol' Beau Watkins was borrowed from SNL's "Bill Brasky" sketches, in which a group of drunken salesmen one-up each other in telling tales of their mutual acquaintance. The active forum members of the Cinematic Lounge at Corona Coming Attractions gradually built upon that foundation and created a mythology around the character similar to that surrounding Chuck Norris.
First appearance: week of March 1, 2010
Earliest expansion of the original concept: March 4, 2010
Out of Cruelty
Unlike the origins of some other in-jokes, the origin of the "out of cruelty" line is fairly easy to determine. The joke came out of a series of hyperboles that CCA users were inventing in their descriptions of he manliness of The Expendables
. In the spirit of this discussion, Goiter
came up with the following gem:
The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:The only macho way for a man to have sex on film is for him to ass-rape another man out of cruelty.
The expression found immediate approval with Quasar
, who not only perpetuated it in the same thread, but also in various other threads in the weeks to come (see Subsequent appearances
below). The repeated use of the phrase ensured its survival in the forum's repertoire of in-jokes.
First appearance: week of August 16, 2010
Subsequent appearances: week of August 16, 2010
, week of August 16, 2010
, week of September 20, 2010
, week of October 11, 2010
, week of November 1, 2010
, week of November 8, 2010
Notable variant: to be out of cruelty
Why not both? / Strider
was once a regular user of the Cinematic Lounge
, but for unknown reasons he withdrew from the Lounge and limited his posts to other parts of Corona Coming Attractions
. Also for unknown reasons, Goiter
retconned the Strider persona by making him out to be someone who preferred the response "Why not both?"
to questions that give two options. In fact, there is only one traceable instance of the actual Strider
's use of this phrase.
's use of the phrase: October 21, 2010
's appropriation of the phrase: May 31, 2012