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We have an answer!!! \o/ 
16th-Mar-2013 09:08 am
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The extra cookie goes to quickreaver for investigating this mystery and getting an answer from Perry Battista:

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That artwork is awesome. Hee...the place even has a hot tub!

What's the meaning do you think? I mean...there's gotta be a meaning right? Situations often have the boys over a barrel - so I suppose it could be a reference to that.

Woot! I am ridiculous happy about this. Fans rock. The crew of SPN rock!
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16th-Mar-2013 01:22 am (UTC)
Ah, so great! Nice work! Also, thanks for doing the motel room caps, I've already used them to find scenes for a video I'm making.
16th-Mar-2013 10:26 am (UTC)
Oh yay! That's great! When I hear things like that it keeps me motivated.

And yay vid! :D
16th-Mar-2013 01:26 am (UTC)
Now I can sleep at night!

I'm . . . not 100% sure that that name would make me want to stay at the motel.
16th-Mar-2013 10:29 am (UTC)
Ha! I know the feeling..;)

And it's a weird name but hearing the meaning for it (below) makes me understand it more. :)
16th-Mar-2013 01:29 am (UTC)
Never in my life would I have guessed the word to be Barrel.

So 4 for her detective work.
16th-Mar-2013 10:30 am (UTC)
I know! I even googled "Over the..." and nothing came up. Maybe if I put in "Over a" then that saying might have turned up. ;)
16th-Mar-2013 01:37 am (UTC)
that they had hot water sex in the tub?
16th-Mar-2013 10:30 am (UTC)
Yep! That's what I'm thinking...;)
16th-Mar-2013 02:02 am (UTC)
This right here? This is one of the reasons I love Show. They humor us. :D
16th-Mar-2013 03:08 am (UTC)
great work in getting this. I love our crew!
16th-Mar-2013 02:23 am (UTC)
Biggest, happiest smile....and a Snoopy dance. Never would have guessed barrel in a million years. We got part of it though. The Barrel is probably partly because of what you mentioned and also because the episode is set in Buffalo, New York, which is near Niagara Falls. It looks like there's a picture of the Canadian portion of the falls on the card. People have tried to go over the falls in barrels. The first one to survive going over them did it that way. Lots of people go to Niagara Falls for their honeymoons.

SPN has the best crew ever.

Now if somebody would just find out what the black and white show the first victim in Slice Girls is watching....
16th-Mar-2013 02:49 am (UTC)
Noooooo. You can't say these things because I get fixated on this sort of detective work!
16th-Mar-2013 05:01 am (UTC)
Yay! So glad you got an answer! :D
So it was "Barrel" and not "rainbow". Yeah, I never would've guessed barrel. LOL
16th-Mar-2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great! We're so lucky we can contact the crew and they help us out.

And I would never have guessed barrel either.
16th-Mar-2013 07:17 am (UTC)
No more sleepless nights over this! :D How cool to get an answer.
16th-Mar-2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
Yep! Sleeping like a baby now! :))
16th-Mar-2013 09:08 am (UTC)
Aw! The SPN crew are the BEST. And this is what I found...

Over a barrel
Meaning

Helpless, in someone's power.
Origin

over a barrelThis is an American phrase and first appeared in the mid-20th century. It is supposed that it alludes to the actual situation of being draped over a barrel, either to empty the lungs of someone who has been close to drowning, or to give a flogging. Either way, the position of helplessness and in being under someone else's control is what is being referred to.

The first reference to the phrase used with that meaning that I can find is rather later than might be expected - 1938. That's in a cartoon from the Pennsylvania newspaper The Clearfield Progress.

The cartoon writer's colloquial use of the phrase and the lack of any explanation of it implies that that the audience was expected to be familiar with it. Given that, we may yet find an earlier citation.

In the following year Raymond Chandler made what appears to be an punning reference to the phrase, in The Big Sleep - referring to a gun barrel:

Edited at 2013-03-16 09:10 am (UTC)
16th-Mar-2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
They are indeed the best!

And yeah - I think we can take a double meaning with this one. I'm pretty sure it refers to the American Falls and going over it in a wooden barrel (as rhymephile mentions above), but I can certainly believe the meaning of helplessness applies here. :)

Thanks hun.xx
16th-Mar-2013 10:46 am (UTC)
give me one day in that warehouse with those boxes......
our SPN crew is made of awesome!!!
16th-Mar-2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
It would be pretty amazing wouldn't it? :)

16th-Mar-2013 12:33 pm (UTC)
For some reason my mind went to S/M porn here - one boy over the barrel, the other one ...doin' things to him? OH MY GOD... *running for the hills* what is the internet doing to me? I am not into slash all that much, incest squicks me and I only read porn - so how did my brain go there straight away? All I can say is English is not my first language, so the expression does not mean that much to me (though I know what it means - I just read it very literally). *blush*
16th-Mar-2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
ha!!! See, now I need someone to write that for me!! Sam would have to be over the barrel though...(eeek...that probably squicked you even more! :D)

On man.. this motel - with its hot tubs and barrels...;D (a fangirls heaven).
xx
16th-Mar-2013 12:48 pm (UTC)
Wasted opportunity to get Sam in a hot tub. *shakes head sadly*
16th-Mar-2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
Exactly. How can they mention hot tubs and not put Sam in one... or Dean... or both of them. ;)
xx
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