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    Jump any kind of queue
    Do you want to make us mad? Really? Do you want to see a line of Bruce Banners all simultaneously turn green and start smashing things up? Are you sure? Have you thought this through? Do you really want to call Joe Pesci funny? Do you really want to say hello to Pacino’s ‘little friend’? Do you think it’s a good idea to cross Walter White or steal Tony Soprano’s gabagool? Yeah, we didn’t think so, now get to the back of the fucking queue.
    This article is about no-nos in London.

    Could you make some simple brief introduction of the four persons to explain why the author singled them out?

    I did some internet research and found them celebrities, and I am still in the dark, though I didn't hear about them before.

    Many thanks!
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    Re: about Jump any kind of queue (London)

    Bruce Banner is The Incredible Hulk. Normally a mild-mannered person, when he is angered he turns into a large green monster.

    Joe Pesci played a character in "Goodfellas," a movie about the mafia. In one scene, an underling says that he is "funny" and he famously takes great offense at the notion.

    Al Pacino played "Scarface," another organized crime character. His "little friend" is a machine gun, which he uses to put many holes in an adversary, after uttering the line "say hello to my little friend."

    Walter White was the humble high school chemistry teacher in the TV series "Breaking Bad," who grows into a meth kingpin.

    Tony Soprano was the titular character on "The Sopranos," an HBO series about, you guessed it, mafia gangsters. "Gabagool" is a type of lunchmeat, known in English as "capicola."

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    Re: about Jump any kind of queue (London)

    You are very helpful, Dave.

    Why is Tony Soprano associated with gabagool? I found the dish originated from Italy. So in the series, did Tony like gabogool very much?

    Thank you!

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    I never watched "the Sporanos," but would assume Tony liked it very much.

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    Re: about Jump any kind of queue (London)

    I am not a teacher.

    Presumably the article is intended for an American audience. Otherwise why, if it's to do with London, would all the references be about American TV and film characters.

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