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Things that went over your head...
« on: 09 January, 2012, 11:00:01 am »
I'm thinking of stuff like Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein (Rogers & Hammerstein), the Slavers of Drule and all those other puns and references that drifted gracefully over my head as a kid...  (Some of 'em still do.)

Anyway, I just spotted a 1949 Schlitz advert in a Grauniad New York photo gallery (http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/jan/06/new-york-photography-in-pictures#/?picture=384053709&index=4) sporting the slogan: "The beer that made Milwaukee famous"...

I guess that's where the Dredd classic "The Fear that made Milwaukee famous" came from.  I live and learn!


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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1 on: 09 January, 2012, 11:09:54 am »
Had one happen to me just yesterday. I was at work, working. And I got thinking about the Prog 2012 Sinister Dexter story. I started wondering what kind of pun 'Ms. Deeds' was suppose to be because I know Abnett loves his Sin-Dex puns.



There wasn't a face slap hard enough when it finally clicked.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #2 on: 09 January, 2012, 11:26:16 am »
Speaking of Sinister Dexter, my son has been learning about Rome at school recently and has been marching around the house pretending to be a Centurion, chanting "Sinister, dexter, sinister, dexter..."

Apparently it means 'Left, right' in Latin.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #3 on: 09 January, 2012, 11:37:34 am »
"He ain't heavy, he's my brother!" in Return of Rico seemed to me a really odd thing for Dredd to say. It was many years later when the song was used in a beer advert that I realised it came from a Hollies song.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #4 on: 09 January, 2012, 11:47:57 am »
We had a thread about this a few years ago, but it's always nice to see if any new ones pop up. I'm duty bound to mention "Mach Zero" ("Macho") again, and to wonder if this time we'll get a conclusion to the "say Tharg's name five times rapidly" question...

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #5 on: 09 January, 2012, 11:51:54 am »
The big one for me was not realising that almost all the Nu-Earth locations were puns on regular-Earth places. Examples:  the Ox-Arks, Dix-I and the Gasbah.  I think the penny finally dropped during a re-read of 'The Phrisco Phog'*.  Sigh.



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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #6 on: 09 January, 2012, 12:19:35 pm »
I'm thinking of stuff like Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein (Rogers & Hammerstein), the Slavers of Drule and all those other puns and references that drifted gracefully over my head as a kid...  (Some of 'em still do.)

Anyway, I just spotted a 1949 Schlitz advert in a Grauniad New York photo gallery (http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/jan/06/new-york-photography-in-pictures#/?picture=384053709&index=4) sporting the slogan: "The beer that made Milwaukee famous"...

I guess that's where the Dredd classic "The Fear that made Milwaukee famous" came from.  I live and learn!

I think I have only just realised the slavers of Drule one  ::)

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #7 on: 09 January, 2012, 12:44:20 pm »
i give up - what's the pun in Slavers of Drule?

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #8 on: 09 January, 2012, 12:55:37 pm »
Drule = Drool, slaver.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #9 on: 09 January, 2012, 01:22:01 pm »
I would never have guessed that!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #10 on: 09 January, 2012, 05:51:38 pm »
I recently got some goldfish and named one of them Finnigan as I wanted a fish with a 2000AD name and Mrs Albion wasn't keen on naming one Judge Fish.
Anyway...... this got me thinking it was also appropriate as fish have fins. Then I realised sharks have fins too and FINNY is a gunSHARK! Clever name I never noticed before or just coincidence?
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #11 on: 10 January, 2012, 10:30:25 am »
Speaking of Sinister Dexter, my son has been learning about Rome at school recently and has been marching around the house pretending to be a Centurion, chanting "Sinister, dexter, sinister, dexter..."

Apparently it means 'Left, right' in Latin.

Yes, hence 'ambiDEXTERous' means "like having two right hands".  And I seem to remember that 'sinister' got it's 'evil' connotations this way - left-handers being considered unnatural.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #12 on: 10 January, 2012, 10:41:34 am »
And I seem to remember that 'sinister' got it's 'evil' connotations this way - left-handers being considered unnatural.

And rightly so.  Twisted freaks!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #13 on: 10 January, 2012, 11:06:50 am »
Out of curiosity, I just browsed Barney's collection of SinDex covers, and Finny might be left-handed (which would be fitting).  Depends who's on art duties, but at least three Simon Davis covers give that impression, which is good enough for me.




(Sure there are probably more covers there where he's using his right, or both hands, but without resorting to further research I'm sticking to him being a lefty.  Facts be damned!)

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #14 on: 10 January, 2012, 11:49:09 am »
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