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2013-10-20 06:48:38 PM
List would be better if it mentioned Scrooge McDuck.

Carl Barks, biatches.
 
2013-10-20 06:52:57 PM
You mean that there are people who don't know about Charles Addams' cartoons?
Must be targeted at the younger readers.
 
2013-10-20 07:05:57 PM

Tillmaster: You mean that there are people who don't know about Charles Addams' cartoons?
Must be targeted at the younger readers.


Yeah, this. And Aliens Vs. Predator? There are people who didn't know that was a comic first?

Still think they should have used the comic plot for AvP. Same is true for the 3rd Alien movie. "Wilks and Billie"? F*ck you.
 
2013-10-20 07:19:18 PM

fusillade762: Tillmaster: You mean that there are people who don't know about Charles Addams' cartoons?
Must be targeted at the younger readers.

Yeah, this. And Aliens Vs. Predator? There are people who didn't know that was a comic first?

Still think they should have used the comic plot for AvP. Same is true for the 3rd Alien movie. "Wilks and Billie"? F*ck you.


The only one on that list I wasn't familiar with already was Weird Science.

And Tales from the Crypt? How could you not know that one? Didn't most of the episodes start off with a comic book cover shortly after the Crypt Keeper announced the episode name?
 
2013-10-20 07:25:39 PM
Don't bother with the pointless two-page article. You can get all the content you need from their friggin' tags.

Aliens vs. Predator
The Addams Family
Democrats and Republicans as donkeys & elephants, respectively
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Tales From the Crypt
Weird Science

Y'know, I get tired of Cracked's "I've got a cool list - sure, it has only five items on it, but we can squeak two pageviews out of it if we split it up & add filler" schtick, but to see other folks do it and do an even worse job at it, well...
 
2013-10-20 07:30:35 PM

Dingleberry Dickwad: fusillade762: Tillmaster: You mean that there are people who don't know about Charles Addams' cartoons?
Must be targeted at the younger readers.

Yeah, this. And Aliens Vs. Predator? There are people who didn't know that was a comic first?

Still think they should have used the comic plot for AvP. Same is true for the 3rd Alien movie. "Wilks and Billie"? F*ck you.

The only one on that list I wasn't familiar with already was Weird Science.

And Tales from the Crypt? How could you not know that one? Didn't most of the episodes start off with a comic book cover shortly after the Crypt Keeper announced the episode name?


Yeah. Next up on unnecessary lists! Spider-man, Superman and Batman all originated in comic books!
 
2013-10-20 07:41:30 PM
Carbene first appeared in a Donald Duck comic, and the best these people can do is The Addams Family?
 
2013-10-20 07:53:48 PM

FormlessOne: Don't bother with the pointless two-page article. You can get all the content you need from their friggin' tags.


Thank you. I have sworn off clicking on lists, period. If somebody doesn't have enough of interest to say to work up a narrative thread, I'm not going there.

And also: dumbest list ever. I am so tired of kids who think that because *they* just learned something, it must be really obscure.
 
2013-10-20 07:56:48 PM

czetie: FormlessOne: Don't bother with the pointless two-page article. You can get all the content you need from their friggin' tags.

Thank you. I have sworn off clicking on lists, period. If somebody doesn't have enough of interest to say to work up a narrative thread, I'm not going there.

And also: dumbest list ever. I am so tired of kids who think that because *they* just learned something, it must be really obscure.


It's always "new" to the next generation, even as they laugh at the previous generation for trying to tell them about it.
 
2013-10-20 08:04:53 PM
 
2013-10-20 08:20:52 PM

poorjon: Carbene first appeared in a Donald Duck comic, and the best these people can do is The Addams Family?


Yeah, I was hoping it would be stuff like this.  What other 5 things can we come up with to beat their list?
 
2013-10-20 08:22:57 PM
They've got a fuzzy definition of "comics".
 
2013-10-20 08:29:04 PM
www.ourwhitehouse.org
 
2013-10-20 08:31:52 PM
List fails without putting women in refrigerators... There has to be a better way to phrase that.
 
2013-10-20 08:41:12 PM
Six things Movies/TV showsyou may not know originated in comics

FTFY subby
Here I was expecting a list of cool stuff, like the Dick Tracy wrist/cell phone.
 
2013-10-20 08:44:31 PM

Tillmaster: You mean that there are people who don't know about Charles Addams' cartoons?
Must be targeted at the younger readers.


And I'm pretty sure Addams' cartoons were circulation in book form before the TV show aired.

/The basis for the Addams Family's Victorian mansion is generally given as College Hall on the university of Pennsylvania's campus (Addams was a Penn grad) but there were several houses even closer in design a couple blocks away on Woodlawn Ave, facing a cemetery.  Sadly, most have been demolished
 
2013-10-20 08:57:33 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Tillmaster: You mean that there are people who don't know about Charles Addams' cartoons?
Must be targeted at the younger readers.

And I'm pretty sure Addams' cartoons were circulation in book form before the TV show aired.

/The basis for the Addams Family's Victorian mansion is generally given as College Hall on the university of Pennsylvania's campus (Addams was a Penn grad) but there were several houses even closer in design a couple blocks away on Woodlawn Ave, facing a cemetery.  Sadly, most have been demolished


They were, plus quite a few of the cartoons appeared in The New Yorker well before the TV show.

farm5.staticflickr.com
3.bp.blogspot.com
However, I did appreciate the nod that the first Addams Family movie gave to one of Chas Addams more famous cartoons.
 
2013-10-20 09:01:08 PM
Are we having fun, yet
 
2013-10-20 09:05:39 PM

Bathia_Mapes: They were, plus quite a few of the cartoons appeared in The New Yorker well before the TV show.


Right,  What I was trying to get at was the claim that the cartoon characters didn't get the name "The Addams Family" until the TV show.  Like all New Yorker cartoons, they originally ran without any name or title attached (unlike newspaper cartoons) but I'd bet money that the phrase "The Addams Family" was used for at least one of the books published before the TV show was produced.

Sorry if I wasn't clear in my earlier post.
 
2013-10-20 09:06:22 PM

Tillmaster: You mean that there are people who don't know about Charles Addams' cartoons?
Must be targeted at the younger readers.


Or Thomas Nast, for christ's sake.
 
2013-10-20 09:15:34 PM
And they may as well have mentioned Heavy Metal... though kids today probably don't know much about that.
 
2013-10-20 09:35:57 PM
Six things One thing you may not know originated in comics

FTFY


Seriously, Weird Science was the only one I didn't know... And I am in no way a Pop Culture expert...
 
2013-10-20 09:55:15 PM

Mrbogey: Are we having fun, yet


No worries.

Not sure if this counts. It was originally published in 1947.

ecx.images-amazon.com
Also, Chas Addams called them the Addams Family from the early years of drawing them (starting in 1938). However, none of them were given names until the 1960s TV show was being developed. Chas Addams wanted the son to be named Pubert, but that name was rejected because it was too close to the word "puberty", so the son became Pugsley.

If you've seen Addams Family Values you know they finally got to name one of the kids Pubert.
 
2013-10-20 10:22:12 PM

NotARocketScientist: Here I was expecting a list of cool stuff, like the Dick Tracy wrist/cell phone.


I was going to mention that as well, but everyone knows that that came from Dick Tracy.
 
2013-10-20 10:29:03 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Mrbogey: Are we having fun, yet

No worries.

Not sure if this counts. It was originally published in 1947.

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 215x322]
Also, Chas Addams called them the Addams Family from the early years of drawing them (starting in 1938). However, none of them were given names until the 1960s TV show was being developed. Chas Addams wanted the son to be named Pubert, but that name was rejected because it was too close to the word "puberty", so the son became Pugsley.

If you've seen Addams Family Values you know they finally got to name one of the kids Pubert.


www.zippythepinhead.com
 
2013-10-20 10:42:59 PM
how did this get green lit?
 
2013-10-20 11:18:12 PM

red5ish: how did this get green lit?


Alcohol and poor choices in sexual favors. Are you new here?!
 
2013-10-20 11:21:52 PM

red5ish: how did this get green lit?


Drew employees individuals with the job title of "moderator". They are also called modmins, admins, mod's and at times other colorful names.

They utilize a technology known as connectivity to access privilaged portions of the website fark.com and make administrative decisions based on guidelines imposed on fark.com employees. These "moderators" have the ability to review "link submissions". Upon the determination that a submitted link should be available for the general public to see they apply a predetermined set of business logic to the particular submission. Once the particular submission has this set of "rules" imposed on it, it is now viewable by the general public.

To boil it down to the utmost basics, a modmin approved it.

Hope this helps answer your question.
 
2013-10-21 12:07:12 AM

nyseattitude: red5ish: how did this get green lit?

Drew employees individuals with the job title of "moderator". They are also called modmins, admins, mod's and at times other colorful names.

They utilize a technology known as connectivity to access privilaged portions of the website fark.com and make administrative decisions based on guidelines imposed on fark.com employees. These "moderators" have the ability to review "link submissions". Upon the determination that a submitted link should be available for the general public to see they apply a predetermined set of business logic to the particular submission. Once the particular submission has this set of "rules" imposed on it, it is now viewable by the general public.

To boil it down to the utmost basics, a modmin approved it.

Hope this helps answer your question.


You failed to "read between the lines" of my post. You should have been able to hear he frustration and disgust, the anger and tired resignation. Should I have used emoticons?
A two page list of six well known things.
Maybe I should have asked "Who submitted this sorry excuse for an article? They should feel bad."
 
2013-10-21 12:13:32 AM

Makh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Men_in_Black_(comics)


This is one of those things better forgotten. Bleh.
 
2013-10-21 12:24:42 AM
Six things? I only see three.

/I don't "click here to go to the next page cuz we're web publishing morons".
 
2013-10-21 12:26:02 AM
I knew all of these, and I thought it was all common knowledge.

Has the average American become even more stupid than I gave it credit for?
 
2013-10-21 01:21:08 AM

TV's Vinnie: I knew all of these, and I thought it was all common knowledge.

Has the average American become even more stupid than I gave it credit for?


I like that you're calling average Americans "it".
 
2013-10-21 01:54:29 AM
I always thought pouches were invented in comics.
 
2013-10-21 02:13:23 AM

aaronx: List would be better if it mentioned Scrooge McDuck.

Carl Barks, biatches.


Invented raiders and other stuff, 'e did. Invented a chemical and a way of raising a ship, plus inception
 
2013-10-21 06:03:44 AM
I don't see anything at all.  Just what looks like some sort of template page
 
2013-10-21 06:56:04 AM
Lost In Space was a comic book Years before it's TV debut.
They kept Most of the concept in the translation.
 
2013-10-21 08:29:54 AM
"Six things you may not know originated in comics"

I guess "may not know" means "live on Mars"
 
2013-10-21 08:55:29 AM

Hollie Maea: Tillmaster: You mean that there are people who don't know about Charles Addams' cartoons?
Must be targeted at the younger readers.

Or Thomas Nast, for christ's sake.


Well, just a guess, but the approximately 6,700,000,000 people in the world who aren't American?
Or young Americans who just haven't come across this information before?

/Oh Papa Homer, you are so ler-ned.
 
2013-10-21 09:47:35 AM
Christ almighty. Yes, it was clickbait, but it was still interesting. Today, I was one of the lucky 10,000 who learned something new.

I knew the Addams family came from the cartoon, but seeing the parallel between one of the original strips and a scene from the movie was interesting and I didn't know that the scene was taken from there.
I didn't know about the Weird Science connection to comics at all. I also didn't know the connection between AvP and comics, or the Tales from the Crypt comic. On top of that, while I grew up on some of Ripley's books, I didn't know about the comics at all and had believed (falsely) that the books were first. Today I learned.
 
2013-10-21 09:53:04 AM
I heard that the Disneyland mascot originally came from a cartoon.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-21 11:55:09 AM

TV's Vinnie: I heard that the Disneyland mascot originally came from a cartoon.


The minutia of a 50's California theme park.  That's really obscure.
 
2013-10-21 12:23:12 PM

sambluesnark: Lost In Space was a comic book Years before it's TV debut.
They kept Most of the concept in the translation.


No it wasn't, and no they didn't.

A couple of years before Allen worked up his concept for Lost In Space, provisionally titled The Space Family Robinson, there was an unrelated comic book also called Space Family Robinson. There were obvious parallels because both were directly derived from Swiss Family Robinson, but one was not based on the other. In a vain attempt to avoid conflict, the TV show adopted the Lost In Space name, but got sued anyway. The confusing settlement that came out of all this included that the publisher of the comic agreed to let Allen use the name Robinson for his characters, and Allen allowed the publisher to change the name of the comic to Lost in Space to capitalize on the show, although the stories were completely unconnected.
 
2013-10-21 04:29:37 PM

czetie: sambluesnark: Lost In Space was a comic book Years before it's TV debut.
They kept Most of the concept in the translation.

No it wasn't, and no they didn't.

A couple of years before Allen worked up his concept for Lost In Space, provisionally titled The Space Family Robinson, there was an unrelated comic book also called Space Family Robinson. There were obvious parallels because both were directly derived from Swiss Family Robinson, but one was not based on the other. In a vain attempt to avoid conflict, the TV show adopted the Lost In Space name, but got sued anyway. The confusing settlement that came out of all this included that the publisher of the comic agreed to let Allen use the name Robinson for his characters, and Allen allowed the publisher to change the name of the comic to Lost in Space to capitalize on the show, although the stories were completely unconnected.


These days, the network would have bought the IP rights to the comic book, discontinued the series and sat on all the existing issues to prevent there being any sort of "conflict".

/though that reminds me of a really funny story about the Dukes of Hazzard movie which almost didn't get released over rights issues...
 
2013-10-21 06:28:49 PM

czetie: sambluesnark: Lost In Space was a comic book Years before it's TV debut.
They kept Most of the concept in the translation.

No it wasn't, and no they didn't.

A couple of years before Allen worked up his concept for Lost In Space, provisionally titled The Space Family Robinson, there was an unrelated comic book also called Space Family Robinson. There were obvious parallels because both were directly derived from Swiss Family Robinson, but one was not based on the other. In a vain attempt to avoid conflict, the TV show adopted the Lost In Space name, but got sued anyway. The confusing settlement that came out of all this included that the publisher of the comic agreed to let Allen use the name Robinson for his characters, and Allen allowed the publisher to change the name of the comic to Lost in Space to capitalize on the show, although the stories were completely unconnected.


Well, being as I suffer from CRS, I will sit corrected.
 
2013-10-21 10:20:26 PM
It's my belief that the concept of the Multiverse was first popularized via Flash comics.  The concept first appeared in the physics literature, of course; but comics were the first to bring it to the public, imho.  Can anyone corroborate or correct?
 
2013-10-22 12:42:28 AM
If I ever meet the author of this article, It's Clobberin' Time!!
 
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