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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1155 on: 09 June, 2019, 02:06:59 pm »
That said, I've just realised that the Great Beard, the nickname of a writer who is the best in his field, is a play on the Great Bard, the nickname of a writer who is the best in his field.

Would the Great Beard also be known as 'The Original Author' when his work is adapted for film?

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1156 on: 11 June, 2019, 10:20:28 am »
Random, I know, but the chipmunks Chip and Dale - Chip ‘n’ Dale - Chippendale! FFS!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1157 on: 23 June, 2019, 11:55:57 am »



Thanks to Bruce Gray and Alan Marshall of the 1977 Group.  Few strips have the benefit of the same writer for forty years.



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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1158 on: 04 July, 2019, 10:43:34 am »
'The Mills'

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1159 on: 04 July, 2019, 11:15:16 am »
'The Mills'
What part? I just read it as a direct reference to the Dark, Satanic ones from Jerusalem.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1160 on: 04 July, 2019, 11:58:21 am »
'The Mills'

Which story are you referring to?

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1161 on: 04 July, 2019, 02:59:23 pm »
The current Absalom chapter. I thought it might be a sly reference to another 'Mills'.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1162 on: 04 July, 2019, 05:31:05 pm »
The current Absalom chapter. I thought it might be a sly reference to another 'Mills'.




It's not a great likeness. The Rest Of The Board are probably right, and it's just an on-the-nose Blake reference, but the tenets of reader reception theory say we should all get a speedboat.

I've only read one previous chapter of Abslalom, and the same thing did occur to me then, so I think it's probably safe to say you and me are geniuses who can see the code of the Matrix.



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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1163 on: 09 July, 2019, 10:39:36 pm »
Not prog related, but...
"Open sesame". Open, says-a-me.
Never got that. Not until tonight when it was made obvious by an eleven year old actor in a school performance of 'Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits'. I feel like an idiot.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1164 on: 09 July, 2019, 11:49:56 pm »
Not prog related, but...
"Open sesame". Open, says-a-me.
Never got that. Not until tonight when it was made obvious by an eleven year old actor in a school performance of 'Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits'. I feel like an idiot.

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Probably helps if you saw Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves when you were eight or so, as I did!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1165 on: 10 July, 2019, 04:40:57 am »
I saw said Popeye cartoon too, (probably at an even earlier age), but a variation of "open sesame" seems to have first cropped up in an 18th Century French version of 1001 Nights, so I think the fact it sounds like "says-a-me" is merely a coinkydink.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1166 on: 18 July, 2019, 03:18:50 am »
Wait... Otto Sump is Donald Trump? I’m just re-reading Get Ugly and he lives in Sump Tower. Whaaaaaat

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1167 on: 18 July, 2019, 07:22:01 am »
...which was built in 1980, when that strip was published.   :o
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1168 on: 18 July, 2019, 07:56:32 am »
Trump Tower was completed in 1983.  I doubt anyone in the UK had really heard of just another New York property developer Donald Trump when that story appeared years earlier.

When I lived in NY in 1987, he was definitely becoming A Thing by then, at least in the US.  By 1990, he and Trump Tower were well enough known to be majorly lampooned in Gremlins 2
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1169 on: 19 July, 2019, 03:42:54 pm »
I'm sure I knew of Donald (and Ivana) Trump by the late 80s, and made the connection with Otto Sump around the same time. I definitely first heard of Ivana when she was still married to Donald, so that's pre-1991.

They were certainly both famous enough by the end of the 90s to warrant Ivana appearing as a guest on TFI Friday.