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    • Mikeone
    • By Mikeone 27th Nov 12, 11:48 AM
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    • 27th Nov 12, 11:48 AM
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    • 27th Nov 12, 11:48 AM
    I'm a long time reader of both MSE and Viz, so this really tickled me when I read it.
    I'm a...I'm a real traditionalist of course
  • JimmyTheWig
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    • 27th Nov 12, 11:52 AM
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    • 27th Nov 12, 11:52 AM
    Clearly not written by you, Martin. They've put the "s" on the end of "Lewis's"!
  • pete_v
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    • 27th Nov 12, 11:53 AM
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    • 27th Nov 12, 11:53 AM
    Whats quite interesting is someone at Viz is obviously a MoneySaver. Whoever wrote it (yes shock horror it wasnt really me) actually has a pretty decent grasp on personal finance issues.
    Viz actually seem to be quite good at that. They did a strip for a while about Real Ale aficionados (complete with all the bellies, beards and woolly jumpers stereotypes) and they absolutely nailed all the little mockable details of that world. It's something I used to be quite involved with (used to organise large beer festivals, brewery trips, etc) and I think whoever wrote the strip must have been an "insider" too, taking the !!!! out of something they knew well.

    Nothing wrong with being able to laugh at yourself

    Pete
    • Mikeone
    • By Mikeone 27th Nov 12, 12:07 PM
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    • 27th Nov 12, 12:07 PM
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    • 27th Nov 12, 12:07 PM
    Viz actually seem to be quite good at that.

    Pete
    Originally posted by pete_v
    Very true. A few years ago they gave away a supplement with the Christmas issue. Called 'Enrazzlement' it was supposed to be a Victorian version of a top shelf magazine. I've got an MA in Victorian Studies, and I have to say the historical detail, from the language used to the references made, were historically flawless. It made it even funnier.
    I'm a...I'm a real traditionalist of course
    • ashleyriot
    • By ashleyriot 27th Nov 12, 12:25 PM
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    • 27th Nov 12, 12:25 PM
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    • 27th Nov 12, 12:25 PM
    That was a really well written piece by Viz and interweaves MSE well against the background of crappy Christmas television.

    A genuine laugh at the double ISA opening, lol.
  • Beate
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    • 27th Nov 12, 8:44 PM
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    • 27th Nov 12, 8:44 PM
    Ha ha - they might be financially savvy but they didn't research their soaps very well - Pat Butcher is dead!
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  • wrongplanet
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    • 29th Nov 12, 1:57 PM
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    • 29th Nov 12, 1:57 PM
    Clearly not written by you, Martin. They've put the "s" on the end of "Lewis's"!
    Originally posted by JimmyTheWig
    And there's not one instance of your anoyingly wrong 'honing in'. It's 'homing in', Martin!
  • bylromarha
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    • 29th Nov 12, 9:32 PM
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    • 29th Nov 12, 9:32 PM
    Viz is still going then?!
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
  • meher
    cute I mean both the person who has imitated you and you telling all of us us about it in good humor
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