Veruc Assault rifle - How did I miss it?

Seriously. In all my years playing this, in the countless hours spent on the forum, and youtube. Not once have I made the connection.
Veruc Assault is a play on words for Veruca Salt. God damnit. It is so obvious. “I want that rifle, Daddy!” is the red flavour text. Geez I’m dumb.

This topic is just made for the off-chance that someone else missed this and I don’t have to wallow in my shame alone.

Edit: For thoose who don’t know who Veruca Salt is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Charlie_and_the_Chocolate_Factory_characters#Veruca_Salt

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I… never even made this connection either… Good catch :sunglasses:

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Add one more to the idiot club.
Ill take a years subscription please.

Makes me wonder what else I missed.

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Heck- it took me forever to figure out why the Good Touch was Moxxi’s favorite weapon…:wink:

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:smiley: I doubt that :stuck_out_tongue:

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Once you’re in it’s a lifetime membership. Welcome!

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Lifetime membership for free? I’d take that for anything :sunglasses:

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Other than reading about I’d still never know since I play KB+M! :smiley:

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I’ve tried for way to long now to figure out what this means. What does it mean?

~Sincerely, Fyx. Chairman and CEO of the idiot union.

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Keyboard and Mouse :wink:

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What @Vinterbris said :smiley:

I can’t play FPS games any other way!

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Neither can I, but I do it anyway.

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The Gen-X-ers here will also remember Veruca Salt as a band

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and you know Charlie & the Chocolate Factory was written by Roald Dahl, right?:wink:

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Mind = Blown :smiley:

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Oh. Damn. I never caught that either. lol! I knew “Veruc” was in reference to Willy Wonka but never caught the “Veruc Assault” thing. Ahhh geez! I was always like, “hmm they left the ‘a’ off the name for some reason… I guess so not to make it too obvious…” Derp!

(This part I caught at least! heh)

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Yeah… Totally didn’t connect untill right now though :stuck_out_tongue: Gearbox you cleaver bastards.

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I used to pack a Bad Touch just for those moments when a psycho is charging at me screaming “GET READY FOR BAD TOUCH!”…and I was.

EDIT - just now noticed how late this post is…

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You don’t have to wallow alone my friend, I am neck deep in shame as well. The red text makes perfect sense now. I’m not sure if any of the Wikis explain it properly? Better it be an Easter Egg. I love the BL Universe…

EDIT: Sorry for the Zombie Thread Reply… I got excited reading it… wanted in on the fun.:grimacing:

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