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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #660 on: 17 October, 2016, 06:00:17 pm »
"Sh*t a brick," Shirley?
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #661 on: 17 October, 2016, 06:46:27 pm »
Possibly.  But don't call me Shirley!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #662 on: 18 October, 2016, 08:39:35 am »
Id've thought the standard response was "love a duck" which has been shifted to "lay a brick"

See, that's what I thought was so clever about it.  'Love a duck' would have been the obvious gag, given that's what Clarkie is doing, but Wagner and Grant neatly sidestep your expectations.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #663 on: 18 October, 2016, 09:22:19 am »
Ah, fair enough.

I have an embarrassing one which occurred to me while listening to rock radio in someone's car t'other week.

The repeated phrase "That ain't workin'" in the song Money for Nothing by the group Dire Straits does not, in fact, mean "This method is not producing the required outcome." but "No physical effort is required to make a living this way."

To be fair, the former never seemed to make a lot of sense but then neither do 98% of song lyrics. I actually admire the way so many singers are able to belt out a series of non sequiturs without cringing.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #664 on: 18 October, 2016, 07:01:04 pm »
I have an embarrassing one which occurred to me while listening to rock radio in someone's car t'other week.

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« Reply #665 on: 18 October, 2016, 11:04:28 pm »
Nearly 30 years after it was published, I have only just spotted what was special about the logo on Prog 502 (the Christmas Prog). '2000AD featuring Santa Dredd'

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #666 on: 18 October, 2016, 11:13:32 pm »
Nearly 30 years after it was published, I have only just spotted what was special about the logo on Prog 502 (the Christmas Prog). '2000AD featuring Santa Dredd'
I've never noticed that either.  Almost-teenage me must have been distracted by something else on the cover.

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« Reply #667 on: 18 October, 2016, 11:21:50 pm »
Nearly 30 years after it was published, I have only just spotted what was special about the logo on Prog 502 (the Christmas Prog). '2000AD featuring Santa Dredd'
I've never noticed that either.  Almost-teenage me must have been distracted by something else on the cover.

He was a darn sexy Fomorian alright.

Don't think I noticed the Santa Dredd bit either.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #668 on: 19 October, 2016, 12:28:39 am »
Nearly 30 years after it was published, I have only just spotted what was special about the logo on Prog 502 (the Christmas Prog). '2000AD featuring Santa Dredd'
I've never noticed that either.  Almost-teenage me must have been distracted by something else on the cover.

He was a darn sexy Fomorian alright.

Don't think I noticed the Santa Dredd bit either.

But like all fantasy beefcakes and cheesecakes, spends all his time wandering around really cold places wearing next-to-nothing :-)

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #669 on: 19 October, 2016, 12:36:01 am »
A lesser writer would have gone for the more obvious joke.  But Wagner and / or Grant add an extra layer.

I must be thick. What joke am I missing in that panel?

I didn't get it, either.  Had to look it up.  Apparently, in Coronation Street, the character Vera Duckworth made frequent claims that she was (allegedly) related to royalty.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #670 on: 19 October, 2016, 12:49:51 am »
It's not 2000 AD-related, but I only recently realised that The Island of Doctor Moreau's titular character name also reads as "Doc Tomorrow" -- highly appropriate for a science fiction novel commenting on nature vs. nurture, vivisection & evolutionary theory and the consequences of such.

Note: The use of "Doc" as a familiar form or abbreviation for "Doctor" was well-established by the late 1800s, when the book was written.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #671 on: 19 October, 2016, 08:10:15 am »
Ha! Never spotted Santa Dredd (the commericalisation of X-Mas is complete. My predictive text replaced Santa with Santander!) I check that when home.

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« Reply #672 on: 19 October, 2016, 08:08:13 pm »
Prog 1704, Dredd - The Skinning Room. Page where the Judges find Riggs. She's been stripped naked & strapped down. Either she's had an ... intimate tattoo or she trims her pubes into the shape of the Justice Dept Eagle.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #673 on: 23 October, 2016, 11:41:39 pm »
From watching today's episode of QI-XL, I found out that Lobsang Rampant block (from Rumble in the Jungle) was named after fake monk Lobsang Rampa.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #674 on: 23 October, 2016, 11:58:14 pm »
The notebook given away recently as a subscriber gift had tweaked art... it had Dredd reading the Law on copyright infringement.
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