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'My new column in Viz!' blog discussion

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This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.

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  • 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
  • JimmyTheWigJimmyTheWig Forumite
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    Clearly not written by you, Martin. They've put the "s" on the end of "Lewis's"!
  • What’s quite interesting is someone at Viz is obviously a MoneySaver. Whoever wrote it (yes – shock horror – it wasn’t 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 :)

  • MikeoneMikeone Forumite
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    pete_v wrote: »
    Viz actually seem to be quite good at that.


    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.
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  • ashleyriotashleyriot Forumite
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    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.
  • BeateBeate Forumite
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    Ha ha - they might be financially savvy but they didn't research their soaps very well - Pat Butcher is dead!
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  • wrongplanetwrongplanet Forumite
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    Clearly not written by you, Martin. They've put the "s" on the end of "Lewis's"!
    And there's not one instance of your anoyingly wrong 'honing in'. It's 'homing in', Martin!
  • Viz is still going then?!
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
  • mehermeher
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    cute :snow_grin 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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