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Message 842 of 882 (873916)
03-21-2020 10:34 AM
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03-21-2020 4:57 AM


Re: Kenny Rogers Dies At 81
"and sometime in the night
the gambler he broke even ..."


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Message 843 of 882 (874048)
03-24-2020 6:45 AM


Albert Uderzo, 92
Co-creator of Asterix the Gaul. He drew for the series from 1959 to 2011, and took over the writing when Goscinny died in 1977.

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Message 844 of 882 (874050)
03-24-2020 7:18 AM
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Re: Albert Uderzo, 92
Love the Asterix books. Gentle and affectionate fun-poking at various countries (and a little less gentle and affectionate when it came to poking fun at Parisians).

Also the only exposure that a lot of non-French get to French comic book culture, which is very different to the US/UK scene. Parting ways with Idéfix...

Thank you Albert.


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Message 845 of 882 (874065)
03-24-2020 11:56 AM
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Re: Albert Uderzo, 92
Also the only exposure that a lot of non-French get to French comic book culture, which is very different to the US/UK scene. Parting ways with Idéfix...

But you have to read it in french to get the puns.


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Message 846 of 882 (874066)
03-24-2020 12:14 PM
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Re: Albert Uderzo, 92
Very true - although the English translators had a good go with some of it. The English name for the Druid, Getafix, was sheer genius.

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Message 847 of 882 (874070)
03-24-2020 12:46 PM
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Re: Albert Uderzo, 92
Very true - although the English translators had a good go with some of it. The English name for the Druid, Getafix, was sheer genius.

I thought the "chez les Bretons" was pure gold ... with them going to England to help against the roman invasion, the english gauls described to be like the french but with some differences ... and then the scene with a breton leader standing on the cliffs of dover as the roman fleet sails spread to the horizon saying

"Je dis, c'etai un spectacle superb, quoi?"

They also stopped every day at 3 to have boiled water, until introduced to tea leave by the druid

https://www.asterix.com/en/portfolio/obelix/


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Message 848 of 882 (874073)
03-24-2020 1:38 PM
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Re: Albert Uderzo, 92
But you have to read it in french to get the puns.

I think they translated a lot of those, though I'm not familiar with the English version.

I discovered Asterix in Germany in 1973, so I had the German version. They even had some incidental characters speak in Dialekt.

The main problem I had were the popular culture references. Some characters were drawn meticulously (as opposed to cartoonish) so I had to assume they were French celebrities. An MC at a gladiator game was one such. I assumed he was drawn after a TV variety show host, kind of like an American cartoon using a character resembling Ed Sullivan.

I did also pick up a French copy at the airport on my way home.

Obelix' catch phrase (pardon my French):
French: "Ils sont fous, ces romaines."
English: "They're crazy, those Romans."
German: "Die spinnen die Römer."
Italian: "Sono Pazzi Questi Romani." (SPQR)

So then Italian added its own pun, though the Wikipedia page on SPQR ("Senātus Populusque Rōmānus", "The Roman Senate and People" -- that "que" postfix to "Poplulus" means "and" and hence the third letter of the acronym) says:

quote:
The Italians have long used a different and humorous expansion of this acronym, "Sono Pazzi Questi Romani" (literally: "They're crazy, these Romans"). In the Asterix and Obelix comics, Obelix often uses the French translation of this phrase, "Ils sont fous ces Romains", and in the Italian editions, the original phrase is used.

Edited by dwise1, : Dialekt, not dialect.

Edited by dwise1, : Latin grammar man-splaining about "-que"


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Message 849 of 882 (874224)
03-26-2020 10:41 PM


Curly Neal, Harlem Globetrotters, at 77
was amazingly fun to watch.

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Message 850 of 882 (874486)
04-03-2020 10:36 AM


Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers, March 30

Such a golden voice, such emotion.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

  
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Message 851 of 882 (874607)
04-06-2020 5:54 PM


Al Kaline, 85
boyhood hero of mine.

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Message 852 of 882 (874635)
04-07-2020 8:52 AM


Honor Blackman - (22 August 1925 – 5 April 2020)

Known for the Avengers series in the 60s and probably most famous for the best Bond Girl name ever: Pussy Galore.


  
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Message 853 of 882 (874673)
04-07-2020 10:43 PM


John Prine, 73
Coronavirus

sad


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Message 854 of 882 (874675)
04-08-2020 12:13 AM


Margaret Burbidge, 100
astrophysicist

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Message 855 of 882 (874960)
04-12-2020 8:33 AM


Tim Brooke-Taylor
Not many people outside the UK (and outside my age range, to be honest) will have known Tim Brooke-Taylor, but he was a wonderfully funny man, and part of the transformation that British comedy went through in the late 60s and 70s. John Cleese and the rest of the Monty Pythons are very strongly associated with that, but there was a much wider group of hugely talented and innovative comedians from that era, and Tim Brooke-Taylor was one of them.

In later years, he was a stalwart of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, a fabulous radio comedy show. They always say that if you see someone pissing themselves laughing in a car between 6.30 and 7.00, it’s because they’re listening to that.

RIP - and thank you for so many laughs.

Goodies star Brooke-Taylor dies with coronavirus

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Message 856 of 882 (874995)
04-12-2020 4:52 PM


Stirling Moss, 90
my driver ed instructor, Dennis Floden's hero.

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