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Offline Roger Kettle

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True story.
« on: May 15, 2013, 07:54:42 PM »
The cartoon editor of The Mirror sent me an email today. Apparently, a reader had phoned in to say how unhappy they were that the hippos no longer appeared in Horace.
I'm not even CLOSE to working that one out.

Offline Max

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Re: True story.
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 09:21:47 PM »
Not Hopis like the tribe? Put it down to the continually confused.  :\

Offline Jack

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Re: True story.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 09:34:00 PM »
You ARE going to work out a hilarious-yet-extremely-contrived reason to put some hippos into an upcoming Horace strip though, right?

Really, it's the only appropriate response.

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Re: True story.
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 09:55:03 AM »
I think I missed the hippos strips. Are you bringing them back?

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Re: True story.
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 02:10:35 PM »
I hope so. I even phoned the paper to say how unhappy I was that they no longer appeared.

I believe the last strip explained Pythagoras theorem using an indian lady on a hippo skin, plus two others on buffalo pelts: The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides.

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Re: True story.
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 03:58:55 PM »
The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides.

You know for a fact that that joke is going to be completely lost on Roger.

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Re: True story.
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 04:43:01 PM »
I suppose it was Big Chief Sohcahtoa doing the explaining?

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: True story.
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 06:12:39 PM »
The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides.

You know for a fact that that joke is going to be completely lost on Roger.
Why?

Offline Mince

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Re: True story.
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013, 06:22:12 PM »
I didn't think someone who had trouble opening laptop lids would have progressed to Pythagoras' theorem.

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: True story.
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 07:56:29 PM »
 I used Pythagoras' theorem to OPEN the laptop.

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Re: True story.
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2013, 08:23:26 PM »
I used Pythagoras' theorem to OPEN the laptop.

How did you feel when it didn't work?