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Just a Fort / Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Last post by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on Yesterday at 09:20:13 AM »
 ;D No, no - genuine forgery, that one.
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Just a Fort / Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Last post by Roger Kettle on Yesterday at 09:13:46 AM »
The one you sold me was fake?
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Just a Fort / Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Last post by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on February 17, 2019, 10:47:57 PM »
My theory, for what it's worth, Roger, is that the 'artwork' was probably drawn long ago, shortly after this strip appeared in the paper, by an aspiring cartoonist and fan, then framed by his/her Mum/Dad. Decades later, to land in the hands of an eBay dealer, who assumed it was original, and estimated its value accordingly. I doubt if this was in any way a devious attempt to con anyone, and the lack of response to my message was probably down to embarrassment rather than guilt.

Were it to be more sinister, a lightbox would have been involved and the linework traced far more accurately, with much greater attention to the lettering. Like the fake Beau Peeps I've been selling for years.
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Just a Fort / Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 17, 2019, 08:26:48 PM »
Thanks again, Steve, for taking the time to follow this up. A very strange business.
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Just a Fort / Re: Question for Roger - No.386
« Last post by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on February 17, 2019, 05:23:19 PM »
Sadly, I never did get a reply or acknowledgement, but the listing did disappear from ebay within 24 hours. Hopefully, it won't return.
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Outpourings / Re: Haggis
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 14, 2019, 08:58:28 PM »
Consider your words marked!
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Outpourings / Re: Haggis
« Last post by Tarquin Thunderthighs lll on February 14, 2019, 06:26:32 PM »
I just don't see the logic in vegetarians/vegans naming their dishes after the original versions that they clearly find abhorrent.

That’ll be because you eat meat, Roger. It dulls your logic. The idea is to lure we carnivores over to the vegan alternative by highlighting that you can have all of the foods you currently cherish, but made from cauliflower. Once we successfully develop a steak that tastes and looks just like cauliflower, the tables will be turned. Mark my words!
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Outpourings / Re: Haggis
« Last post by Mince on February 14, 2019, 03:20:15 PM »
A cheese board without cheese is not a cheese board

I think you'll find it's a Gary board.
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Outpourings / Re: Haggis
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 14, 2019, 10:01:04 AM »
That was weird! When I posted my response last night, a great big FORBIDDEN filled my screen! Anyway...
Mince, your assumption about my sausage-eating habits is wrong. I don't eat them but you do make them sound rather tempting.

As for Cullen Skink, you obviously know that "haddie" is exactly the same as "haddock". You appear to be questioning my use of "smoked" rather than "Finnan". Well, okay, sorry about that. My only point about this is that, as I said earlier, I simply don't understand why vegetarians and vegans insist on aping traditional dishes. Cullen Skink without haddock is not Cullen Skink. A cheese board without cheese is not a cheese board and a "vegan haggis" is just ridiculous. If you remove the offensive ingredients from the latter, you're left with something like oats and onions. Why not just call it an "oats and onion parcel" or something like that? The other day I saw a recipe for a cauliflower steak! I honestly don't care what people choose to eat and I wouldn't dream of being critical. I just don't see the logic in vegetarians/vegans naming their dishes after the original versions that they clearly find abhorrent.
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Outpourings / Re: Haggis
« Last post by Roger Kettle on February 13, 2019, 10:55:50 PM »
I replied to this eloquently and was told my access was FORBIDDEN. I have no idea if this will get through. I will try again tomorrow.
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