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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #15 on: 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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« Reply #16 on: 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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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #17 on: 12 October, 2020, 09:52:26 AM »
I always chuckle at the thought of:

"Inner Waldorf Hire and Dice!"

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« Reply #18 on: 12 October, 2020, 03:51:24 PM »
The "laurel, and hearty handshake" 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.

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #19 on: 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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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #20 on: 12 October, 2020, 04:42:26 PM »
There was once a German fella called Max Schnell, which made me cackle.

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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #21 on: 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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« Reply #22 on: 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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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #23 on: 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.

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I don't remember that one, but that's a belter of a name.
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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #24 on: 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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« Reply #25 on: 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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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #26 on: 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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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #27 on: 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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Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« Reply #28 on: 15 October, 2020, 01:09:34 AM »
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