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*Betaflop-D is a reference to three data formats that have faded into obscurity. Two of them tried and failed to supplant VHS tapes; [[wikipedia:Betamax|Betamax]], a video format by Sony which is best known for failing to compete in the 1980s despite being technically superior, and [[wikipedia:D-VHS|D-VHS]], a last-ditch effort to put higher-quality digital video on a cassette in the face of the growing threat of DVD. Both were ultimately flops, and traditional VHS remained commonplace until the mid-2000s. Then there's the 5.25 inch floppy disk inside the cassette, the outdatedness of which had been alluded to previously.
*Betaflop-D is a reference to three data formats that have faded into obscurity. Two of them tried and failed to supplant VHS tapes; [[wikipedia:Betamax|Betamax]], a video format by Sony which is best known for failing to compete in the 1980s despite being technically superior, and [[wikipedia:D-VHS|D-VHS]], a last-ditch effort to put higher-quality digital video on a cassette in the face of the growing threat of DVD. Both were ultimately flops, and traditional VHS remained commonplace until the mid-2000s. Then there's the 5.25 inch floppy disk inside the cassette, the outdatedness of which had been alluded to previously.
**In addition, the name "Betaflop" also alludes to [[Wikipedia:FLOPS|floating point operations]], a measure of computer performance in sizes such as "teraflop".
**In addition, the name "Betaflop" also alludes to [[Wikipedia:FLOPS|floating point operations]], a measure of computer performance in sizes such as "teraflop".
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*Senor Cardgage's phrase "state-of-the-arp" is a reference to [[wikipedia:Jean Arp|Jean Arp]], a pioneer of the absurdist art movement [[wikipedia:Dada|Dada]].
*Cardgage's line to Coach Z is a mangled version of a line from the song "Centerfield" by [[wikipedia:John Fogerty|John Fogerty]]: "Put me in, coach, I'm ready to play!"
*Cardgage's line to Coach Z is a mangled version of a line from the song "Centerfield" by [[wikipedia:John Fogerty|John Fogerty]]: "Put me in, coach, I'm ready to play!"

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