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Re: Amusing Wikipedia Stuff [split topic]
« Reply #900 on: January 21, 2019, 03:08:46 PM »
The last page of the final Buster is a tour-de-force.



Thank you. this is the first time I've seen a good quality scan of this. I like the darkness of the ending to Melvyn's Mirror in particular. Brutally Twilight Zone esque!

Crazy cartooning genius J Edward Oliver (who knew NoSleep of this forum) going above and beyond the call of duty on no pay to give all the Buster characters a decent send off in a final issue that otherwise consisted of soulless reprinted material. Amazing guy, his website is well worth spending a day on.

http://www.jeoliver.co.uk/

Re: Amusing Wikipedia Stuff [split topic]
« Reply #901 on: January 21, 2019, 03:37:56 PM »
What does rhyme with oblige? Or is that the joke?

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« Reply #902 on: January 21, 2019, 03:48:03 PM »
What does rhyme with oblige? Or is that the joke?

That's the joke. Watford Gapp ('He's King Of The Rap') was the Buster's early 90s attempt at creating an urban character who narrated his adventures entirely in hip hoppin rhyme*. The gag in the final appearance there is that he was finally stumped for a way to end one of his couplets as there is (for the purposes of the joke anyway, I'm sure someone will be able to find one) no rhyme for oblige.

*despite how Poochie esque and 'hello fellow kids' I've made this sound, the strip was actually pretty good as far as I recall. The raps had genuine wit and the whole thing was drawn in a very bold and funky style by cartoonin genius Tom Paterson (who works for Viz these days).

Re: Amusing Wikipedia Stuff [split topic]
« Reply #903 on: January 21, 2019, 04:39:49 PM »
That's the joke. Watford Gapp ('He's King Of The Rap') was the Buster's early 90s attempt at creating an urban character who narrated his adventures entirely in hip hoppin rhyme*. The gag in the final appearance there is that he was finally stumped for a way to end one of his couplets as there is (for the purposes of the joke anyway, I'm sure someone will be able to find one) no rhyme for oblige.


I thought it might be that, or a rude word and I couldn't think of one of those

Re: Amusing Wikipedia Stuff [split topic]
« Reply #904 on: February 02, 2019, 12:39:42 PM »
Wikipedia explains corroborating evidence:

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If one person says, “this is what I intended by the action I took,” and his friend agrees that his actions could have looked like what their friend intended. Then it can be generally agreed that is what happened.

If one person says, “this is what I meant by what I said,” and his friend agrees that was their understanding of what was meant by their friend. Then it can be generally agreed that is what was meant.

Think of this like backing up your mate in the playground no matter what they did or said.

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« Reply #905 on: February 02, 2019, 10:32:27 PM »
From the entry for 'Miscellaneous T' (a They Might Be Giants compilation from 1991).

"'The World's Address (Joshua Fried Remix)' appears to contain a sample of 'Convoy' by C.W. McCall, but doesn't."

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« Reply #906 on: February 04, 2019, 02:24:41 PM »
From the article on he Michael Jackson album Bad:

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The lyrics to "Speed Demon" are about driving fast.

"Driving fast" helpfully links to the article on speeding.

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« Reply #907 on: February 06, 2019, 04:15:23 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mr._Bean_(animated_TV_series)_episodes#Season_5_(2019)

The state of these episode synopses.

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Mr. Bean eat cake (Mr. Bean of Eye Hypnosis Young Bean away). Teddy and Young Bean to wardrobe take a Bra Mrs. Wicket it up stair only be door.

They get more bizarre as they go on, appearing to turn into Dragonball Z, while several episodes have dozens of writers.

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« Reply #908 on: February 15, 2019, 02:22:38 AM »
From the article on Abu Hamza

”In U.S. confinement, his hook devices were confiscated and replaced with a prosthetic spork.”

Grim, but funny.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Hamza_al-Masri

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Re: Amusing Wikipedia Stuff [split topic]
« Reply #909 on: Yesterday at 11:24:37 PM »
Just stumbled across the biggest "style of play" section for a footballer I've ever seen.  Unlikely candidate.