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Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:23 am
by TazManiac
Dave wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:35 am
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Well played Sir.

I suggest we reference the film 'Roxanne' w/ Steve Martin. While he may not be anyone's given cup of tea, the film had a sequence where he challenges himself to a certain number of " I can insult myself better than You just did..." type one liners...

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:14 pm
by lake_wrangler
TazManiac wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:23 am
Dave wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:35 am
geo:52.493464,-3.734597
Well played Sir.

I suggest we reference the film 'Roxanne' w/ Steve Martin. While he may not be anyone's given cup of tea, the film had a sequence where he challenges himself to a certain number of " I can insult myself better than You just did..." type one liners...
I've yet to watch Roxanne, though I do have it on DVD... but I have watched a similar scene in Cyrano de Bergerac, with Gerard Depardieu (it comes with subtitles), and it was quite an impressive rant, which I appreciated even more, being able to listen to it in French directly.

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:33 am
by Dave
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Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:19 pm
by Dave
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Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:13 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
I get the sx.

what's the relevance of the bad doctor?

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Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:04 am
by TazManiac
'Phives'. (sic)

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Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:01 am
by Dave
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Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:56 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
TazManiac wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:04 am
'Phives'. (sic)
argh

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:44 pm
by Dave
AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:56 pm
TazManiac wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:04 am
'Phives'. (sic)
argh
You're welcome.

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:45 pm
by Atomic
Vincent Price's Dr Phibes series (two movies) were really slick romcom/horror at the time with some pretty good special effects. Worth the popcorn on a rainy day if you like that sort of thing. Haven't seen them in ages, but they were regulars on the Late Late Show tv back in the day, along with all the Martian Invader & monster movies of the day.

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:59 pm
by Dave
Atomic wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Vincent Price's Dr Phibes series (two movies) were really slick romcom/horror at the time with some pretty good special effects. Worth the popcorn on a rainy day if you like that sort of thing.
Quite so... some of his more memorable performances. I was also fond of "The Raven" with Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff which had just the right touch of tongue-in-cheek to it.

Wikipedia notes that there were several more Phibes sequels considered, but none of them were ever produced. I heard about one that they don't mention, in which the evil Dr. Phibes kidnaps a group of his enemies, carries them off into the Himalayas, and abandons them on a plateau to freeze to death.

He arranges their bodies in a semicircle, with a giant statue of himself in the center, creating a huge sun-dial. That way, every day that the sun shines, he (literally and symbolically) casts his shadow on those that he hates.

The working title of the story was "Dr. Phibes and the Abominable Gnomon". It's a shame it wasn't ever filmed; I'd have gone to see it.

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:09 am
by Dave
For today I thought I'd go back and reference a bit of Fan Art I did a few years ago... a Wapsi/Pooh mashup with Tigger (Monica), Pooh (Shelly) and Piglet (Bud).

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Today's special number is "treed", of course.

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:37 pm
by Hansontoons
Dave wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:44 pm
AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:56 pm
TazManiac wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:04 am
'Phives'. (sic)
argh
You're welcome.
I was hoping for continuation of musical instruments with a fife! :D

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:59 pm
by Dave
A bit late, I suppose, but here you are...
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Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:55 pm
by Dave
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(I was considering showing a bottle of Tullamore Dew, in honor of Spider Robinson, but decided to avoid commercial endorsements).

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Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:53 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
Dave wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:55 pm
(I was considering showing a bottle of Tullamore Dew, in honor of Spider Robinson, but decided to avoid commercial endorsements).
Why in honor of Spider?

Or am i missing something?

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:38 pm
by Dave
AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Dave wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:55 pm
(I was considering showing a bottle of Tullamore Dew, in honor of Spider Robinson, but decided to avoid commercial endorsements).
Why in honor of Spider?

Or am i missing something?
He is one of North America's current avatars of the ancient and awful deity of puns, wordplay, double meanings, and things of that sort.

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:05 pm
by AnotherFairportfan
I try to forget those things.

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Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:36 pm
by TazManiac
Dave wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:55 pm

(I was considering showing a bottle of Tullamore Dew, in honor of Spider Robinson, but decided to avoid commercial endorsements).
Now that you mention it, Beuna Vista in San Francisco, touts da Dew; they say they are the first instance of Irish Coffee on the North American Continent.

I have a habit of taking both in & out-of-towners there and the wait staff had a habit of stringing the phrase together; 'TillamordoitsLightandSmooth' ... I think we had her repeat that three or four times. :)

Re: {... cricket ... cricket ...}

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:04 am
by jwhouk
So.

Anyone think there’ll actually be a new strip on Monday?