Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: Things that went over your head...  (Read 73060 times)

Echidna

  • Member
  • Sentient Tea Bot
  • **
  • Posts: 287
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #975 on: 16 July, 2017, 03:21:46 pm »
Was Wagner's real name common knowledge at that point? That's one of a few in-jokes referencing his identity (e.g. Fly's Eyes Wagner, Cadet Wagner's entry on the Honour Roll in Mutie the Pig) which appeared when he and/or Alan Grant were going by John Howard, TB Grover etc. (or uncredited, in the case of MTP)

sheridan

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2882
    • View Profile
    • Wilde Wood
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #976 on: 17 July, 2017, 12:44:57 pm »
Was Wagner's real name common knowledge at that point? That's one of a few in-jokes referencing his identity (e.g. Fly's Eyes Wagner, Cadet Wagner's entry on the Honour Roll in Mutie the Pig) which appeared when he and/or Alan Grant were going by John Howard, TB Grover etc. (or uncredited, in the case of MTP)

The examples you've given are in the first three years (and I think two are in the first six months, before the Compu-73e credit cards had been introduced).  Fort Neuro was around Prog 300, and we were well used to credit cards by that point (they'd also spread to other IPC comics, though obviously without the sci-fi angle).

JayzusB.Christ

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 5915
  • Squealing meat.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #977 on: 27 July, 2017, 10:17:23 pm »
While watching Bone Tomahawk, it suddenly occurred to me where Tommy 'Hawk' Hill from Twin Peaks got his nickname.  I'm thick, I know, and it was probably explained in the original two series, but there you go
“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest”

Smith

  • Member
  • Posting Machine
  • ***
  • Posts: 1061
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #978 on: 08 August, 2017, 07:18:27 pm »
Here is a hilarious SinDex one-Dirty deeds done dirt cheap is a song/album title.
Yeah,that took me a while.:|

I, Cosh

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 8964
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #979 on: 27 November, 2017, 07:30:00 pm »
Is Mickey Challis the Knight of Cups?
We never really die.

JayzusB.Christ

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 5915
  • Squealing meat.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #980 on: 06 January, 2018, 09:53:45 pm »
I've just learned the word factotum, and realised I've missed a long-running Sin / Dex pun.
“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest”

The Legendary Shark

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 8273
  • Tip: Sharks only attack you if you're wet.
    • View Profile
    • the_sharkpool blog
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #981 on: 07 January, 2018, 06:17:58 am »
Speaking of, I only tumbled to their names' meaning when I spotted Roman soldiers marching to "sinister, dexter, sinister, dexter -halt!" in a rerun of Frankie Howerd's Up Pompei![/] tv series. Smut and education in one amusing package.



I, Cosh

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 8964
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #982 on: 07 January, 2018, 09:55:34 am »
I've just learned the word factotum, and realised I've missed a long-running Sin / Dex pun.
What shocks me about this is that you've never read any Bukowski!
We never really die.

JayzusB.Christ

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 5915
  • Squealing meat.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #983 on: 07 January, 2018, 11:09:11 am »
Fraid not, though I know quite a bit about him due to a Bukowski-obsessed friend.  Probably time to start reading him. 

I sussed the meaning of Sinister and Dexter's names from the start; but I have no recollection as to how, given that I never learned Latin.  The Um Louts were a mystery to me until I went to work in Germany a few weeks after they were introduced.
“Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest”

Dash Decent

  • Member
  • Evil Cyborg
  • ****
  • Posts: 2232
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #984 on: 08 January, 2018, 09:20:09 am »
Yep, left handed people are bad and sinister.

If you're ambi-dexter-ous, it's like you have two right (i.e. good/useful) hands.

TordelBack

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 23459
  • Thunder Chops is dragged off, gnashing...
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #985 on: 08 January, 2018, 09:30:43 am »
Yep, left handed people are bad and sinister.

Damn straight.  Almost as bad as frecks, in my experience.

Theblazeuk

  • Member
  • Evil Cyborg
  • ****
  • Posts: 2009
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #986 on: 08 January, 2018, 09:57:36 am »
I vaguely recall that one of the early SinDex strips actually has a little bubble explaining this very reference, as least it did in the DC-printed collections. Not going to dig them out to check mind.

The Legendary Shark

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 8273
  • Tip: Sharks only attack you if you're wet.
    • View Profile
    • the_sharkpool blog
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #987 on: 08 January, 2018, 12:27:06 pm »
Leaving my education to the likes of Frankie Howerd probably wasn't my most astute adjudicature, Missus.


Magnetica

  • Member
  • Posting Machine
  • ***
  • Posts: 1099
    • View Profile
Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #988 on: 08 January, 2018, 12:45:40 pm »
I vaguely recall that one of the early SinDex strips actually has a little bubble explaining this very reference, as least it did in the DC-printed collections. Not going to dig them out to check mind.

I don’t remember that being in the Prog.