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Discussion in 'Platypus Comix' started by Peter Paltridge, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. rockmonster

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    Today, I learned that Mike Tyson is voice acting as himself in the Adult Swim series Mike Tyson Mysteries.
     
  2. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    "Kathleen Sullivan..in Spandex..in a hot tub..filled with warm Jell-o!"

    This is one of the references that the Bloom County Collection doesn't explain.

    It turns out Kathleen Sullivan was a news anchor (because we all know of Berke's passion for news anchors). And there's a story around the strip:

    Why wasn't this story in the liner notes? WHY?
     
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    Today, I learned that more than half of California's milk production is made by Portuguese immigrants living in the state.
     
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    Chris I am a DuMont production.

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    Milk those Portuguese immigrants!
     
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    I learned that some Marvel Studios characters who made their big-screen debuts during the end credits of Captain America: The Winter Soldier almost had to wait until after the end titles of Guardians of the Galaxy to make them, instead.
     
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    TenPoundHammer Wanna be on Wheel of Fortune

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    So our furnace wasn't working. We hired someone to repair it, and he said it was a total death trap that needed replacement. Thankfully, it wasn't getting any power, or it would've killed us by kicking exhaust back into the house.
     
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    Kitschensyngk Always never quite right

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    I recently learned that there is a song on The Police's Ghost in the Machine album titled "Demolition Man" - the same name as the 1993 Sylvester Stallone futuristic cop movie - and that Sting actually performed the song during the end credits of the same movie.
     
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    Yes, there was an annoying phase during the '80s and '90s where lots of movies were named after songs. Demolition Man was one of the better ones. I didn't appreciate its satirical edge until the second viewing.
     
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    I recently confirmed that among all of the people I consider Disney's big-name songwriters-the Sherman Brothers, Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice, and the Lopezes-only Robert Lopez has won a Tony, an Emmy, a Grammy, and an Oscar.
     
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    Today, I learned that the domain extensions .ooo, .moe, .kim, and .bar exist.
     
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    I learned that the Riverdale High comic Peter shared the cover of in his article about weird Archie comics underwent a re-release a few years ago, with a whole new cover.
    I actually vaguely remember reading a reprint of it in one of the first Archie digests we ever bought.
     
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    I learned today that the BBC made a show named Clarence in 1988, unrelated to the Clarence on Cartoon Network. This show was about Clarence Sale, a myopic removal man who cleans the house of an upper-class woman that was going abroad. He meets her maid, Jane Travers. The show was set in 1937 and six episodes were made.
     
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    I learned Polybius was originally in the opening time lapse sequence from Wreck-It Ralph. It was in the trailer.

    [​IMG]

    Maybe it's still there, I don't know. I've never looked at it one frame at a time. But Polybius disappearing would be totally in character for it.
     
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    Why is the word "Space" in "Space Invaders" in the last post blurred?
     
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    According to Disney Screencaps, the final movie has Frogger instead:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Wow. You know that infamous Punky Brewster episode where a kid gets locked in an abandoned fridge? That was an idea that, literally, a child came up with. It was the winning entry in a contest for children to have their story turned into a Punky episode. The writers didn't come up with something that dumb; it was some kid.
     
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    Today, I learned on Cracked.com (in their article on great movies turned into awful TV shows), that the short-lived, live-action Bill and Ted TV show that aired on FOX in the early '90s got green-lighted because of a contract clause that said a series would be made if Bill &Ted's Bogus Journey earned enough at the box office (they didn't say how much, just that if it met or exceeded a certain level a series would be made, and apparently it did).

    I thought that was interesting, because there's been worse reasons a TV series got made, right?
     
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