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Breakfast Topic: What outside things do you associate with WoW?

Mike Simone

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When I started playing WoW five years ago, my wife only consented because I could play in our room on my laptop so we could still be "together" in the evenings after work. As a result, there's almost always TV or radio playing when I'm in Azeroth, and I've found over the years that my brain has irrevocably associated certain in-game areas with whatever was blaring in the background at the time.

So to this day, whenever I hit the Grizzly Hills for any reason, I'm stuck with a certain Sirius radio show in my head. Icecrown Citadel is the domain of Bill Maher (and Professor Putricide). The inside of Nespirah is an episode of Boardwalk Empire and the Lord Rhyolith fight is The Car Show (I see Adam Carolla's face on Rhyo's body). Sometimes the associations make a little sense -- Survivor somehow became embedded with Stranglethorn Vale -- and other times, they're completely nonsensical, as with the disturbing Uldum/Real Housewives of New Jersey connection.

What's really odd about these connections is that it's not just visiting someplace in Azeroth that triggers a mental picture or sound of the associated show, but it goes the other way too. Any time I watch Nucky Thompson now, I'll always picture us inside a giant clam shell.

Do you have any weird sense memories associated with WoW?

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