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What is WRONG with you people????

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by EugeneR, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. EugeneR

    EugeneR Well-Known Member

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    "Bloom County" is back starting Nov. 23, and no one says a word about it on this forum?? Are you too concerned with such trifles as the state of the world?? Or more serious subjects, like the state of silica packets? Plain out of touch? Or is it simply that no one cares that one of the greatest cartoon strips of all time is going to be back after a ten-year absence?

    Wake up world!! Opus is back!!
     
  2. Eric Kahn

    Eric Kahn Guest

    I saw somthing in our local excuse for a paper about Opus being back on sundays starting soon, are the rest of you getting more than sundays?
     
  3. Eric_L

    Eric_L Well-Known Member

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    Bloom County was a splendid strip. I stil have my 'Billy and the boingers' record.

    After it was pulled they came out with another strip - I think it was called 'outland' by the same author. I never really thought it was any good, though it included many of the same characters.

    BC had some splendid strips, the anxiety closet, the star trek wheelchair and Bill the Cat being some of my favorites.
     
  4. Julian Reville

    Julian Reville Well-Known Member

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    Ah, Bloom County, that brings back such fond memories of South Campus, Vet School, the Creamery for a quick lunch, and the only reason for reading The Red & Black.
     
  5. gregstaten

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    Actually, it isn't Bloom County. This is Berkeley Brethed's new strip called "Opus". It doesn't necessarily mean that the Bloom County crew will also be back. Remember that the strip he did after Bloom County called Outland only featured some of the BC characters.

    In any case, I'm definitely looking forward to the new strip! Hopefully it will be available online just as the classic Bloom County strips are.

    -greg
     
  6. Jay H

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    Did you say silica?

    [​IMG]

    Jay
     
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    A thousand pardons, did you say Opus is back? Yeeaaaaaaaaaa
     
  8. RafaelB

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    Yeah, Berke Breathed was at a book signing here recently and spoke about the new Opus strip and, funnily enough, said that, while OUTLAND started off with no resemblance to Bloom Co., it bascially ended up with pretty much the same characters towards the end, b/c they wouldn't leave him alone. [​IMG]

    He also said that OPUS begins with him and his mom in Antarctica and the first thing to do is to get him back 'here' from 'there'.

    Rafael
     
  9. Tony Whalen

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    YAY! Opus is back!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Grant B

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    I already have my "Bill the Cat" & Opus T shirts
    I get mucho grande compliments
     
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    Wow, Eric Kahn, that's a nasty Sig you got there! [​IMG]
     
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  13. RafaelB

    RafaelB Well-Known Member

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    Richard-

    No, in the final "Outland" strip, Opus is seen in a photograph with his mom. The new strip begins with him and his mother and the first call to action is to get him back 'here'. [​IMG]

    It's funny you also mentioned the thing about today's funny pages being full of bland crap, b/c that's pretty much exactly why Berke said he wanted to return.

    Rafael
     
  14. Matt Butler

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    Eric Khan,
    You have a problem with Progressive? I work for them!

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  15. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

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    this is amazing news. i love outland/bloom county.
    i paid ucomics .com 10 for a year sub just so i could read the old reprints of bloom county thaT HAve been running there for about 6 months or so now.
     
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    Hey I have "A Wish For Wings That Work" on LaserDisc.
     
  17. Philip Hamm

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    oops. double post.
     
  18. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?

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    I have that laser too.

    has anyone read his interview with the onion?

    i know onion is mostly tongue in cheek, but BB really gave no indication he ever wanted to have anything to do with strips again.
    the interview was about 2 years ago.
    http://avclub.theonion.com/avclub372...ture_3728.html

    i wonder if the reprinting of the origional bloom county had anything to do with his changed mind. or money.

    from that interview...

    O: Do you miss that daily public forum where you could address political and social topics that bothered you?

    BB: Oh, to hell with that, I miss the money. If I could have drawn a cat yelling for lasagna every day for 15 years and have them pay me $30 million to do so, I would have.
     
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    Randy Tennison Well-Known Member

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    I loved Bloom County. So much so, that my dog is named Binkley!

    "Pear Pimples for Hairy Fishnets?"

    I owned all the books. What a great series!
     

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