Cultural References

Carrie (Literature, Movies)

"I think she's one of those SAAC girls."
"Yeah, that's gonna need a little further explanation."
"Uh, Students Against Animal Cruelty. They threw the bucket of blood on the homecoming queen a couple of years ago for wearing fur."
"Bucket of blood. Have we learned nothing from Carrie?"

Carrie, the Stephen King novel and 1976 Brian DePalma film, tells the story of a teenage girl with telekinetic powers. As a malicious joke, a group of students rig the election to get Carrie voted prom queen and then pour a bucket of pig's blood on her during the coronation. As a result of this humiliation, Carrie uses her powers to massacre everyone at the prom. Apparently the SAAC girls did not heed the moral of that story. A bucket of blood + one pretty dress = one revengeful dance queen. Starting in the 1990s, militant animal rights activist resorted to throwing buckets of red paint onto fur coats to protest the fur industry. Apparently the SAAC girls VM writers got their signals crossed when they decided to throw blood, not red paint, onto the fur-coat-wearing homecoming queen. A bucket of blood + one fur coat = one mixed-signal protest.

1.16 "Betty and Veronica"

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