"I AM DAVE! (EXCLAMATION MARK) YOGNAUT AND I HAVE THE BALLS!"
"I am Dave! Yognau(gh)t" comes from the end of YoGPoD 8: Dave Yogpod. Lewis Brindley and Simon Lane decided that "if you're in a crowded place and you want to see if there are any fellow listenings of the Yogpod around you" you need a way of notifying them. Simon quickly devised a series of steps one must follow. If this is heard by another fellow Yognau(gh)t then he/she must mirror your actions. Thus the Yognau(gh)t salute was born.
"I have the balls!"Edit
"I have the balls!" is a phrase often used in combination with "Dave! Yognau(gh)t", i.e. "I am Dave! Yognau(gh)t and I have the balls!" This phrase comes from episode 33 of the YoGPoD, where Simon reads a letter from Nick Fuckface in which he explains his attempt to complete a challenge previously put out on the YoGPoD (see YoGPoD Challenge 1 -Shaking a can!). Nick explains that, as his sister was filming him, he stated: "I am Dave! Yognau(gh)t and I have the balls!" The new, latter part of this statement caused Simon and Lewis to burst out in laughter, and it has been the official Yognau(gh)t salute ever since.
Steps to SaluteEdit
- Stand up.
- Salute (In the style of Rimmer from Red Dwarf)
- Say "I am Dave (exclamation mark) Yognau(gh)t"
- Optional: "and I have the balls!"
An optional female version of the salute is identical in steps 1 & 2, however, in step three, the fan in question must say "I am Davina! Yogette" Then in step four she must say "...and I need the balls!" Although this hasn't been officially confirmed by any member of the Yogscast, Simon has said it on many occasions.
There has been much fan mail sent in by people describing their encounters when doing the Yognau(gh)t salute. In these encounters, they all have a laugh and then one of them sends a fan mail, sometimes read out on the YoGPoD.
Dave! Yognau(gh)t was featured in Simon and Lewis's Minecraft series "The Shadow of Israphel" in Mistral City's graveyard. A sign read: 'Dave! Yognau(gh)t, He had the balls'