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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1350 on: 02 May, 2020, 11:58:08 PM »
Wait - Etrigan is an anagram of “granite”?


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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1351 on: 03 May, 2020, 12:16:53 PM »
Wait - Etrigan is an anagram of “granite”?
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1352 on: 08 May, 2020, 12:25:41 PM »
Ooh, well played, sir.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1353 on: 08 May, 2020, 12:32:57 PM »
Wait - Etrigan is an anagram of “granite”?
Tangier, you tearing ingrate!

Ha! Missed this first time - well played sir, well played.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1354 on: 21 May, 2020, 08:22:04 PM »
Ace Trucking Co was the name of a prominent US 1970s improv comedy group.

Courtesy of the WTF podcast interview of Fred Willard
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1355 on: 21 May, 2020, 09:01:28 PM »
For years I have been wondering what in Absalom 'the Mills' were as we lead up to the final story and why they were named thus, rather fascinated by it all (a truly great story all round)

Ironically I have been storing some of these progs next to the mighty tome of William Blake poetry...

"And was Jerusalem builded here, Among these dark Satanic Mills?" - Jerusalem

Even singing this at the Cricket before the start of play.

The penny has finally dropped... Apologies to Gordon Rennie and of course Mr Blake...   :)

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1356 on: 24 May, 2020, 12:09:21 AM »
Noam Chimpsky - Noam Chomsky.

Actually I had never heard of him and was just listening to a song by one of my favourite bands and they use his name in the lyrics.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1357 on: 24 May, 2020, 11:28:28 AM »
There was a famous chimpanzee subject of a study called Noam or Nim Chimpsky. The documentary film Project Nim covers his life. It makes very heavy viewing, as I remember.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1814836/

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1358 on: 24 May, 2020, 11:36:58 AM »
The latter also named after the former, of course.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1359 on: 24 May, 2020, 12:34:35 PM »

Both Noam and Nim feature in the film of Manufacturing Consent.

https://youtu.be/EuwmWnphqII?t=461

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1360 on: 21 June, 2020, 05:53:35 PM »
I'm in the middle of Eamonn's latest podcast about Nemesis, featuring Sheridan, and something has just struck me:  The Time Wastes.  Blindingly obvious to most of you, no doubt, but I've just this minute noticed the Millsian double meaning.   
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1361 on: 22 June, 2020, 12:01:55 AM »
I'm in the middle of Eamonn's latest podcast about Nemesis, featuring Sheridan, and something has just struck me:  The Time Wastes.  Blindingly obvious to most of you, no doubt, but I've just this minute noticed the Millsian double meaning.   

Good catch!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1362 on: 24 June, 2020, 02:56:12 PM »
Not at all "a thing that went over my head", more of a "that's interesting, I'd not noticed that before". But we don't have a thread for that.

'Sunburn'- a Future Shock by Alan Moore and Jesus Rwdondo, from prog 282 (September 1982) has a protagonist named Rorschach- four years before Watchmen.

Are there perhaps any other preferred names used by famous and currently highly-regarded 2000AD writers, in much the same way that tv comedy writer and creator of the daleks Terry Nation couldnt write a shopping list without putting "Tarrant" in there somewhere?

SBT

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1363 on: 24 June, 2020, 04:43:04 PM »
Not at all "a thing that went over my head", more of a "that's interesting, I'd not noticed that before". But we don't have a thread for that.

'Sunburn'- a Future Shock by Alan Moore and Jesus Rwdondo, from prog 282 (September 1982) has a protagonist named Rorschach- four years before Watchmen.

Are there perhaps any other preferred names used by famous and currently highly-regarded 2000AD writers, in much the same way that tv comedy writer and creator of the daleks Terry Nation couldnt write a shopping list without putting "Tarrant" in there somewhere?

SBT

There was a Judge Custer in an old Garth Ennis Dredd, possibly that grudawful one about the Irish gang who fled to MC1.  On a different note, he also had a Judge Gaylord, reflecting the younger Garth's methinks-he-doth-protest-too-much obsession with jokes about homosexuality.

John Smith reuses names too, there's been a couple of Laarsens and even a different kind of Leatherjack in Devlin Waugh. There were two different Lokkk'hs in two different stories.

There was a Lisa Marsh in an old Dave Stone Dredd text story before she became a regular character in Armitage : definitely a different person though; the first one was black.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1364 on: 24 June, 2020, 05:51:34 PM »
Dandontdare's Bolland Dredd t-shirt went over his head, but not much further.