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(Cracked)   For those of you that think comics are ridiculous and nothing could possibly derive from them, here are 6 important things that came from them   (cracked.com) divider line 35
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2013-01-05 02:05:37 PM  

therepublika.files.wordpress.com

Important?
 
2013-01-05 05:00:47 PM  
I didn't see anything important in that list.
 
2013-01-05 06:08:32 PM  

Bob Falfa: I didn't see anything important in that list.


I had no luck either. Might be the wrong link.
 
2013-01-05 06:09:47 PM  
I see I'm not the only one failing to see where the "important" comes in.
 
2013-01-05 06:10:27 PM  
So ... nothing important, then.
 
2013-01-05 06:14:58 PM  
And don't even get me started on Carrot Top. I mean, come on! What? Never mind...
 
2013-01-05 06:19:37 PM  
Whar important? WHAR?!?
 
2013-01-05 06:27:15 PM  
SInce no else has done it yet, I'll list these "important" things so you don't have to click on Cracked.com article:

#6: The words "Goon" and "Jeep" come from Popeye comics
#5: "Yellow Journalism" Was Named After the Yellow Kid
#4: One Cartoonist Came Up With the Phrases "For Crying Out Loud," "You Tell 'Em" and More
#3: "Are We Having Fun Yet?" Was First Said by Zippy the Pinhead
#2: Sadie Hawkins Day Was a Fake Holiday from Lil' Abner
#1: "Back to the Drawing Board" Comes from a New Yorker Cartoon
 
2013-01-05 06:29:25 PM  
We all know that the entertainment world is a bunch of useless slackers.
So then why do the rest of us seem to turn to them at the end of a long day?
Perhaps they keep us all more productive by helping everyone else relieve stress.
 
2013-01-05 06:36:56 PM  

Dracolich: We all know that the entertainment world is a bunch of useless slackers.
So then why do the rest of us seem to turn to them at the end of a long day?
Perhaps they keep us all more productive by helping everyone else relieve stress.


Jesters, jongleurs, and bards were always fun, but in most societies they were near the bottom rung of the social ladder. Heck, try being a puppeteer in China...

Why did we flip that? When did we deify entertainers?
 
2013-01-05 06:37:37 PM  

mat catastrophe: [therepublika.files.wordpress.com image 320x240]

Important?


Usually not a fan of that meme as I think it is used too liberally. However, this is the first time I've come in to comments searching for it.

/leaves satisfied
 
2013-01-05 06:41:26 PM  
For crying out loud, what a load of malarkey. The writer of this bit of yellow journalism better go back to the drawing board before I send a couple of goons in a jeep to pound him all the way to Sadie Hawkins Day. Then he'll be asking himself, "Are we having fun yet?"
 
2013-01-05 06:41:31 PM  
The headline was probably written by someone other than the author of this fluff.
 
2013-01-05 07:06:46 PM  
I don't buy the malarkey bit. The strip where it supposedly came from says "Malachy", which is an Irish saint. That may have mutated into "malarkey" by people repeating it, but to give credit to the cartoonist is stretching things.

/still says "cat's pajamas"
//"For crying out loud" and "Oh for Pete's sake" are two of my favorite curses
 
2013-01-05 07:38:50 PM  
Holy Shiat, Batman!
 
2013-01-05 07:48:09 PM  
swahnhennessy:
//"For crying out loud" and "Oh for Pete's sake" are two of my favorite curses

Colonel O'Neill?
 
2013-01-05 08:05:37 PM  
Too much cracked, fark.

Too much.
 
2013-01-05 08:59:21 PM  
So hours of enjoyment wasn't on the list?
 
2013-01-05 09:36:43 PM  
What a Thing that came from a comic may look like (when transferred to TV format):

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-05 11:30:50 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: What a Thing that came from a comic may look like (when transferred to TV format):

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 519x332]


This too:

i.crackedcdn.com
 
2013-01-06 01:36:31 AM  
It must be astounding to live in your world, subby, if those things are important to you.
 
2013-01-06 02:34:30 AM  
One of the important things I learned from comics?

Silly Putty is really hard to get out of pubic hair.
 
2013-01-06 04:01:48 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: So hours of enjoyment wasn't on the list?


If ~30 pages of minimal text and maximum art depicting a very short story provide you with hours of enjoyment, power to you.

JK Rowling pretty much proved that kids crave the opposite these days.
 
2013-01-06 06:53:55 AM  
Gargield validates my hate for Mondays; love for lasagna.
 
2013-01-06 07:12:38 AM  

starsrift: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So hours of enjoyment wasn't on the list?

If ~30 pages of minimal text and maximum art depicting a very short story provide you with hours of enjoyment, power to you.

JK Rowling pretty much proved that kids crave the opposite these days.


Riiight, because the Harry Potter books are mostly being bought by kids...
 
2013-01-06 07:40:25 AM  
No subby, the people who read them are ridiculous.
 
2013-01-06 09:28:32 AM  

xenovalent: SInce no else has done it yet, I'll list these "important" things so you don't have to click on Cracked.com article:

#6: The words "Goon" and "Jeep" come from Popeye comics
#5: "Yellow Journalism" Was Named After the Yellow Kid
#4: One Cartoonist Came Up With the Phrases "For Crying Out Loud," "You Tell 'Em" and More
#3: "Are We Having Fun Yet?" Was First Said by Zippy the Pinhead
#2: Sadie Hawkins Day Was a Fake Holiday from Lil' Abner
#1: "Back to the Drawing Board" Comes from a New Yorker Cartoon


I thought the article was going to justify comic books - you knowing saying things like Superman, Archie, etc weren't entirely worthless in the sense similar to Science Fiction occasionally introducing concepts that became real. However the list is mostly ancient newspaper comics (from the days that they were cutting edge and read by people who weren't brain-dead). Zippy did appear in an underground comic book which is hardly the same as a standard comic book.

Also most of the examples involve new words or catch phrases. Saying this justifies comics would be equivalent to saying some old mindless TV shows were justified because they introduced catch phases, like "up your nose with a rubber hose", thankfully most of which have died out.
 
2013-01-06 09:48:22 AM  

Mayhem_2006: starsrift: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So hours of enjoyment wasn't on the list?

If ~30 pages of minimal text and maximum art depicting a very short story provide you with hours of enjoyment, power to you.

JK Rowling pretty much proved that kids crave the opposite these days.

Riiight, because the Harry Potter books are mostly being bought by kids...


I suppose they're mostly not kids anymore, fifteen years later.
 
2013-01-06 12:03:52 PM  

starsrift: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So hours of enjoyment wasn't on the list?

If ~30 pages of minimal text and maximum art depicting a very short story provide you with hours of enjoyment, power to you.

JK Rowling pretty much proved that kids crave the opposite these days.


No, she proved that kids love reading rehashes of rehashes of older stories.
 
2013-01-06 12:46:36 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: No, she proved that kids love reading rehashes of rehashes of older stories.


Everything is a rehash of older things.

i560.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-06 01:07:16 PM  
I LOVE comics and comic art history but... none of those phrases are "important" at all.
 
2013-01-06 02:44:36 PM  
Dick Tracey's 2-way wrist radio
Cell phones.
 
2013-01-06 03:36:02 PM  

vudukungfu: Dick Tracey's 2-way wrist radio - Cell phones.


The walkie-talkie was invented in the 1930s and saw use in WWII as the
SCR-300-A "walkie talkie"
upload.wikimedia.org

and SCR-536 "handie talkie".
upload.wikimedia.org

Chester Gould didn't introduce his wrist radio until 1946, and it wasn't really a new invention, just a further step in miniaturization that has not realty appeared in the real world.
 
2013-01-06 08:21:12 PM  
terribleanalogies.com

Methinks subby was being sarcastic. It's one of  the average Farker's least favorite things that happens to them - sarcasm.
 
2013-01-08 12:06:37 AM  
An almost verbatim copy of the headline is probably just a plug.

Either way...."WRITERS MAKE WORDS, GAIZ!"
 
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