I, for one, welcome our X overlords

“I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.”

From the episode “Deep Space Homer ” on the TV show, The Simpsons, 1994. (Originally broadcast Feb. 24, 1994.)

On The Simpsons Archive.

Introduced on Language Log here.

5 responses to “I, for one, welcome our X overlords

  1. Here’s a link to an overlord quotation just found:

  2. Excellent, thanks! (I’ve seen several instances of them in subject lines of posts on Jamie Zawinski’s livejournal.)

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  4. I dunno if you guys read Slashdot. But this particular snowclone gets used almost EVERY time in the comments, every time it can be.

    For example, an article about “robots powered by organic digestion” will of course have a comment “I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.” This has actually gotten so overused on that one site that it is now vilified.

    I hope I’m not being Captain Obvious. (is THAT a snowclone? Captain ” ___ ” meaning a joke superhero relating to ___ … ? If it is not one in general, it is one in MY personal lexicon 😀 )

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