$60.00
$20.00
Recommend
 
 Thumb up
 Hide
5 Posts

The Dingo Ate The Baby» Forums » General

Subject: What inspired the theme of this game? rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Tim K
Australia
Colonel Light Gardens
SA
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
Is the theme of this due to the death of Azaria Chamberlain? This is a famous court case in Australia about the death of a baby that was apparently taken and killed by a dingo in 1980.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Azaria_Chamberlain
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Mark Shaunessy

California
msg tools
mbmbmb
This game's theme has nothing to do with any real life event. It is a play on Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Babies scare Elephants
Elephants stomp Lions
Lions stalk Dingos
Dingos eat Babies
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Tim K
Australia
Colonel Light Gardens
SA
flag msg tools
designer
mbmbmbmbmb
Mark UD OP wrote:
This game's theme has nothing to do with any real life event. It is a play on Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Babies scare Elephants
Elephants stomp Lions
Lions stalk Dingos
Dingos eat Babies


But is "Dingos eat Babies" a common saying, or is the 1980 event the origin of this?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Andrew Turpin
Canada
Falmouth
Nova Scotia
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
The incident created the saying world-wide. The game is in bad taste even now. Azaria would be 35 years old had she not been eaten.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Bill Craig
msg tools
new user
Kerbster76 wrote:


But is "Dingos eat Babies" a common saying, or is the 1980 event the origin of this?


Correct, the real life event eventually spawned a movie with Tom Selleck and Laura San Giacomo called, "Quigley Down Under". In the movie, where she plays an apparent crazy person for a while, there is the dingo scene. After that scene, the two meet back up and she starts frantically screaming, "The dino ate my baby".

After that, many people who liked to quote movies latched on to the words (and way she said it) and it became a popular saying.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.