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    Maybo is offline Senior Member
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    nostalgic nod

    Unless itís a nostalgic nod to a time when puppets were more malleable and grateful to their imperial overlords.

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    Re: nostalgic nod

    a nod to something is a respectful recognition of something.

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    Re: nostalgic nod

    It's literally a reminder in a small and fond way of puppets of the past, though the context here suggests it is meant sarcastically.

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