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: Sinister Dexter puns
: JayzusB.Christ 10 October, 2020, 01:13:46 PM
Normally I hate puns as much as the next Earthlet, but the ones in SinDex are always a treat.  Rex Monday, for example.  Demi Octavo.  The lapdancing club called Straddle Various.  The fact-totem, which I only copped a year or two ago.  Rod and his Staff.  The Um Louts (I went to work in Germany the week after they were introduced and soon got the joke.) My favourite of all, the Hot Pot and News on the Square.  Genius!

It genuinely concerns me that I've probably missed loads of them.  I know a Tannenbaum is a Christmas tree, but I don't know if or how 'Moses' fits in.  Does Tracey Weld have any kind of double meaning?  Missy Solemnis?  Bronski Hammer?



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: The Legendary Shark 10 October, 2020, 02:35:38 PM

Bronski Hammer = Bronski Beat?

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: Jim_Campbell 10 October, 2020, 03:28:33 PM
My favourite of all, the Hot Pot and News on the Square.  Genius!

The sandwich bar called "Focaccia 'n' the Rye" remains peak Abnett-punning for me…
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: Woolly 10 October, 2020, 08:10:24 PM
I loved the 'Dead-Beats' myself - beat cops who'd died in duty, resurrected robocop style. Genius!
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: JayzusB.Christ 10 October, 2020, 10:16:17 PM

Bronski Hammer = Bronski Beat?

Possible.

And Death Shall Have No Dumb Minions was a pretty good story title too.  Less clever but funnier was In Plain Shite.
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: Funt Solo 11 October, 2020, 03:17:07 AM
Missy Solemnis?

Missa solemnis (Beethoven) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missa_solemnis_(Beethoven)) - a solemn mass.
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: Magnetica 11 October, 2020, 08:00:59 AM
Fact totem?
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: Colin YNWA 11 October, 2020, 08:20:53 AM
Fact totem?

I always thought it was based on Charles Bukowski's book Factotum. About someone who moves from bum job to job. Never read it but a friend told me about it...

...worried I'm wrong now!
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: Greg M. 11 October, 2020, 08:41:56 AM
A factotum is a servant. But yeah, with a range of jobs / duties.
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: Colin YNWA 11 October, 2020, 08:51:30 AM
A factotum is a servant. But yeah, with a range of jobs / duties.

Oh so its an actual word as well... from which the book takes its title I guess... I've been over thinking it for years! Which is odd for me!
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: Greg M. 11 October, 2020, 08:53:41 AM
Baldrick would be a factotum. A dogsbody.
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: Dandontdare 11 October, 2020, 09:47:29 AM
Rex Monday, for example. 

Oh FFS I've only just got that one
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: JayzusB.Christ 11 October, 2020, 11:16:46 AM
Missy Solemnis?

Missa solemnis (Beethoven) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missa_solemnis_(Beethoven)) - a solemn mass.

Ahaa! Thanks!
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 11 October, 2020, 12:58:50 PM
I am cleary a dunce, but I get none of these. None.
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: I, Cosh 11 October, 2020, 01:06:20 PM
I get Demi Octavo with her being a singer and all, but am I missing something with Billi?
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: JayzusB.Christ 11 October, 2020, 01:10:59 PM
I've just this minute discovered that what I thought Demi Octavo meant (a type of musical symbol) was completely wrong. Demy Octavo is a paper size used in the printing industry, it seems,but sheet music often uses this size.

Don't think Billi Octavo means anything but I'm preparing myself to be schooled by someone intelligenter.
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: Colin YNWA 11 October, 2020, 02:16:19 PM
I always assumed it was just she was Demi's sister so there was no specific gag there... I await nervous correction...
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: Bolt-01 12 October, 2020, 09:52:26 AM
I always chuckle at the thought of:

"Inner Waldorf Hire and Dice!"
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: Funt Solo 12 October, 2020, 03:51:24 PM
The "laurel, and hearty handshake" (https://youtu.be/kuHKWzWtBzM) gag from Blazing Saddles makes me laugh over and over again - sometimes when I'm just walking down the street. I don't know why it tickles me so much.

They thought it was so good, they told it twice (https://youtu.be/mRrsVua00Mw).

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: Southstreeter 12 October, 2020, 04:06:28 PM
Floppy Dick was an early associate of SinDex. For younger readers (are there any?) that references floppy discs, a data storage device.
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: Dark Jimbo 12 October, 2020, 04:42:26 PM
There was once a German fella called Max Schnell, which made me cackle.

An honourable mention for the carpet warehouse called Ariba, Ariba, Underlay!
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: JayzusB.Christ 12 October, 2020, 09:41:43 PM
Floppy Dick was an early associate of SinDex. For younger readers (are there any?) that references floppy discs, a data storage device.

Feck, I never even copped that.  I always assumed it was a c  k joke.
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: Funt Solo 12 October, 2020, 10:29:14 PM
Lots of dodgy nomenclature inside yer average computer: floppy drive, hard drive, RAM etc. They all get plugged into the motherboard. Oedipus alert!

You probably all know that 8 bits makes a byte (and that 1024 bytes makes a kilobyte). Less well known is that 4 bits makes a nibble. True.

The early story titles had some good ones:

 - Death & Taxis
 - Wish Upon a Czar

And some favorites:

 - The Man in the Ion Mask
 - Fear and Clothing
 - Sumo Chanted Evening
 - Glock Around the Clock
 - House of Whacks
 - Dunce Macabre

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: JayzusB.Christ 12 October, 2020, 10:42:10 PM
Lots of dodgy nomenclature inside yer average computer: floppy drive, hard drive, RAM etc. They all get plugged into the motherboard. Oedipus alert!

You probably all know that 8 bits makes a byte (and that 1024 bytes makes a kilobyte). Less well known is that 4 bits makes a nibble. True.

Being from the 48k Spectrum generation, I did indeed know that...  it was called a 'nybble' in my programming book though.

Sumo Chanted Evening

I don't remember that one, but that's a belter of a name.
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: sixmo 14 October, 2020, 03:34:44 PM
My favourite of all, the Hot Pot and News on the Square.  Genius!

Well, I've just spent too much time saying this out loud and I think I've arrived at "Square on the Hypotenuse"? I'm beginning to think I have not picked up every reference in Sin Dex down the years!

I did enjoy The Um Louts. Wendy Go too (a wendigo is a Native American mythical beastie).
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: JayzusB.Christ 14 October, 2020, 11:40:10 PM
My favourite of all, the Hot Pot and News on the Square.  Genius!

Well, I've just spent too much time saying this out loud and I think I've arrived at "Square on the Hypotenuse"?

That's the one.  I got Wendy Go too, having spent a lot of my childhood reading monster books.
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: Dandontdare 14 October, 2020, 11:46:27 PM
I always chuckle at the thought of:

"Inner Waldorf Hire and Dice!"

nope, still not getting this one
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: JayzusB.Christ 14 October, 2020, 11:55:43 PM
I always chuckle at the thought of:

"Inner Waldorf Hire and Dice!"

nope, still not getting this one

It's one of the few that's actually explained in the strip.  They're watching a trailer for a biopic of their lives that opens with the words 'In a world of fire and ice'.  The title of the strip is how Dexter mishears them.
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: Dandontdare 15 October, 2020, 01:09:34 AM
ahhhhh