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Offline Dung Beadle

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Emerging from Hibernation ...
« on: March 25, 2016, 01:20:43 AM »
I'm hoping to track down two specific and memorable but elusive cartoon strips.
 
The first is a Beau Peep strip featuring the Nomad (which I've described in the relevant forum).

The second cartoon strip I'm after features "The Bear" in "A Man Called Horace". After months of inactivity, the Bear has finally emerged from hibernation and is contemplating what to do outdoors in the Spring sunshine, he opts for lying down and scratching his bottom.

Any assistance in helping me track down this specific strip would be much appreciated.

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Emerging from Hibernation ...
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 09:16:30 AM »
I probably wrote about a dozen of those! Maybe Rob Baker can help narrow it down.

Offline Rob Baker

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Re: Emerging from Hibernation ...
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2016, 03:40:19 PM »
Take your pick Dung :)

April 1998


August 2000


May 2001


July 2002


April 2003


September 2003


August 2004


October 2004


March 2005


April 2009


October 2010


August 2011


May 2013


May 2014

Offline Tarquin Thunderthighs lll

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Re: Emerging from Hibernation ...
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 03:54:57 PM »
When you see them all together like that, you have to admire Mr Kettle's stunning ability to stretch an idea beyond breaking point.  ;D

Thank you, Rob, for being such a sad, sad anorak! Really enjoyed that.  :D ;D :D
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Emerging from Hibernation ...
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 04:43:38 PM »
When you see them all together like that, you have to admire Mr Kettle's stunning ability to stretch an idea beyond breaking point.  ;D

I read them all and even the last two made me laugh. Bravo!

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Emerging from Hibernation ...
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 07:58:38 PM »
Rob, many thanks, as always, for the remarkable amount of work you put into stuff like this. It really is appreciated. Not financially, of course, but, you know, from the bottom of my heart. The scratched bottom of my heart.

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Re: Emerging from Hibernation ...
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 09:52:57 PM »
Can I just add, in my defence, that the sequence of near-identical jokes above are what's known as a "running gag" in the comedy business. And definitely not "lazy crap when you can't think of anything else and there's a deadline coming up and your cat's just died."

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Re: Emerging from Hibernation ...
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 10:34:42 PM »
Can I just add, in my defence, that the sequence of near-identical jokes above are what's known as a "running gag" in the comedy business. And definitely not "lazy crap when you can't think of anything else and there's a deadline coming up and your cat's just died."

Perhaps its being known as a... "marathon running gag" might be more appropriate...
Dear life, would you at least consider the idea of using a lubricant?

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Re: Emerging from Hibernation ...
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2016, 11:13:27 PM »
And definitely not "lazy crap when you can't think of anything else and there's a deadline coming up and your cat's just died."

Your cat had fifteen lives?

Offline Rob Baker

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Re: Emerging from Hibernation ...
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2016, 01:41:36 PM »
Note, there may be a few more -- I didn't include those which were only published in the Daily Record    ;D