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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #45 on: 16 January, 2012, 03:13:51 pm »
Venus Bluegenes didn't go over my head but I can't help thinking of her when I listen to 'Dirty Blue Gene' by the late great Captain Beefheart:

"She's not bad
She's just genetically mean"

I allways thought Venus Bluegenes was an amalgam of Velvet Underground and David Bowie

Venus in Furs and Blue Jean/The Jean Genie

could be both then... Big Eyed Beans From Venus/Bluejeans & Moonbeams by Don Van Vliet seem more likely though imho.

*Ahem*

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #46 on: 17 January, 2012, 01:43:56 am »
When your mom squirted it went over my head.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #47 on: 17 January, 2012, 08:04:49 am »
That's what you get for being such a shortarse, Roger.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #48 on: 17 January, 2012, 12:02:23 pm »
Venus Bluegenes didn't go over my head but I can't help thinking of her when I listen to 'Dirty Blue Gene' by the late great Captain Beefheart:

"She's not bad
She's just genetically mean"

Neil Diamond?

I allways thought Venus Bluegenes was an amalgam of Velvet Underground and David Bowie

Venus in Furs and Blue Jean/The Jean Genie

could be both then... Big Eyed Beans From Venus/Bluejeans & Moonbeams by Don Van Vliet seem more likely though imho.

*Ahem*

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_in_Blue_Jeans
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #49 on: 17 January, 2012, 12:29:44 pm »
I didn't know that Harke & Burr was a play on Burke & Hare – because I'd never heard of the latter.

Oh, and it didn't click until I read it, that Frank Quitely is a play on "quite frankly".

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #50 on: 18 January, 2012, 12:06:07 am »
Back on topic, I suppose I would have realised that GI females were called 'dolls' because of "Guys [GI's] & Dolls" if I'd thought about it long enough at the time....

Yup, I missed that one.  :-[ I always thought it was just because they were artificial.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #51 on: 26 January, 2012, 10:14:29 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!

There is actually a Schlitz sign in a panel as well...


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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #52 on: 27 January, 2012, 08:52:54 am »
It always went over my head the mythological references in Nemesis. For example Brother Hades the Pandemonium player who was a Mandrake. At the time I had no idea that Pandemonium or Hades were both the same or indeed that mandrakes were a type of plant that was meant to grow under the trees used for hanging criminals.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #53 on: 27 January, 2012, 11:19:25 am »
Ace Garp - Ace Card.

Is it... if it is I'm letting myself off that one. Though looking at that logo...

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #54 on: 27 January, 2012, 11:20:22 am »
...and his head is pointy like the Spades symbol, hence "Ace" of Spades???

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #55 on: 27 January, 2012, 11:59:04 am »
I thought it was inspired by The World According to Garp. Or is that just too obvious
You ever notice that everyone who believes in creationism looks really unevolved? Eyes real close together, big furry hands and feet. "I believe God created me in one day." Yeah, looks like he rushed it.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #56 on: 27 January, 2012, 12:05:09 pm »
But why the ace?
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #57 on: 27 January, 2012, 12:32:51 pm »
Acc Garp
You ever notice that everyone who believes in creationism looks really unevolved? Eyes real close together, big furry hands and feet. "I believe God created me in one day." Yeah, looks like he rushed it.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #58 on: 04 February, 2012, 11:44:38 am »
Ro - Busters, when something is tough it's called ROBUST/...(ers)

and it was also the name of a comic (Ro)... BUSTER...http://www.wackycomics.com/2011/07/buster-comic-library-29.html

Also I've only just noticed Devlin Waugh -- Evelyn Waugh was the author of Brideshead Revisted.

And "The Simping Detective" ---The Singing Detective a drama for television by Dennis Potter.

I'm sure others will turn up.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #59 on: 04 February, 2012, 02:06:11 pm »
And "The Simping Detective" ---The Singing Detective a drama for television by Dennis Potter.

D'oh! How did I miss that? And why do these things always seem so obvious in retrospect?