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Fundamental Joeyism, Humor

Les Aventures de Tintin

I quite like Tintin. I own the physical books AND I have the Tintin app with all the digital versions. That’s serious commitment to the cause. The… eh… white savior… racially insensitive… Belgian cause.

I mean I would obviously prefer it if Snowy was a German Shepherd (or even a Malinois). And maybe they could have toned down the theme of rampant alcoholism a tad… the fact that there isn’t some sort of attempted intervention to save Captain Haddock and that they continue to let him spiral downwards towards Alcoholic hepatitis is a little… dark.

I have however recently discovered satirical Tintin covers. Some of which are really clever.

I love satire. Potentially even more than I like bread. Although you can’t eat satire. So maybe there is some parity in terms of the joy they bring me.

If only we really had plucky Belgian journalists interjecting themselves into the worlds trouble spots, finding ancient treasures and toppling (fascist) dictators…

Or you you know… maybe not…

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13 Comments

  1. jim-

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    I never knew Tintin. I need to catch up on the real life I’m missing

    1. Jo

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      Really? You’re missing out. Well… maybe you are. I’d recommend it over… lets say… Leviticus. Less people getting stoned to death for infidelity and eating prawns.

      1. jim-

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        Since you are a cartoon aficionado, I suppose you know Mazinger Z?

      2. Jo

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        I know of it. It was before my time. So things had moved on since then… in the Japanese Robot genre. Was more into Robotech. Gundam Wing and Evangelion.

    2. The Pink Agendist

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      What??????????????????

      1. Jo

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        I know right? Hopefully your estimation of Jim has come down a few notches. I mean… its probably already quite low. Ha ha.

  2. SnapDragon X.

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    I’ve never read them, but will perhaps give ‘em a whirl! 🕊

    1. Jo

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      YES! You should. You will not be disappointed.

      Escapism from the 1930’s and 40’s. And maybe 50’s too. And I think as long as you keep in my the context of the era…. I think they are (mostly) fine.

      1. SnapDragon X.

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        Awesome! I love historical stuff.

      2. Jo

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        They usually have them in the library… although you may have to go to the kids section. ha ha.

  3. crustytuna

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    Loved TinTin. Was actually pretty impressed with the movie too!

    1. Jo

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      I also didn’t mind the movie. I am not a big Spielberg fan… (I know, what heresy I speak)… and usually very hard on movies that are book or comic book adaptations. But the animation was brilliant!

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