Favorite found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

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  1. cultcross

    cultcross The truth is precisely the opposite Moderator

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    This one is the same idea, although without the topless. Kinda ruins it, really.
     
  2. Holdfast

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    :guffaw: :techman:
     
  3. Captain Craig

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    That is the one I thought of when I read it. I thought the poster just was confused about the topless part.
     
  4. trekkiedane

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    So, an astronaut burning up in the atmosphere saying some weird thing about commies and monkeys is funny!!!?!????!?!??

    Why don't I get this?

    Am I lacking? -Is there some show that never made it to mainland Europe I haven't watched? - Is there some ancient cultural meme I've missed?

    What is it? -why is that funny?

    Pleeze tell me!
     
  5. Holdfast

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    You know the usual rule with jokes - if you have to explain them to someone, they're not going to find it funny.

    But to answer the question - the Fantastic Four are pretty damn awesome anyway, throw in super-apes & communists & a race-against-time journey to the moon, add it the sheer cheese factor of the grandiose declaration... and well, yeah, I lol'ed.
     
  6. MarianLH

    MarianLH Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!


    He's not an astronaut, he's a superhero whose power is setting himself on fire.


    Marian
     
  7. Hermiod

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    He's Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch of the Fantastic Four, one of the world's most famous and popular superhero teams that arguably changed comic books forever.
     
  8. Squiggy

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    Its another version of this
    [​IMG]
     
  9. trekkiedane

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    Yeah, I know, and I don't, but, maybe next time when the same meme is in play I might understand! (and I might even understand 'the funny')
    My first thought was something like this: there are some group known as the fantastic four, three of them are monkeys and one of them is left over from the USSR... Then I noticed your capitalization and googled those words -and found a rather extensive article on wikipediA… I might get it the next time (if it isn't that in-universe though).

    The point, I think, is that I as a kid found 'Superman' to be "Awesome" -but that is as far into the universes of "superheroes" as I have ever been


    Apparently I am missing something. - But thanx for giving me something that is googleable!!! -really helped :)


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    Well, Squiggy, a 'dinosaur in a spaceship' is ALWAYS awesome! -even if you draw them in math class!!!!!!!!

    Plus thanx for trying (while I was googleling stuff from Holdy's post) MarianLH and Hermiod! -it is much appreciated! -I h8e having things fly by me!!!!
     
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  10. Hermiod

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    ^There's a reason why their own title is called "The World's Greatest Comics Magazine".
     
  11. T'Grinch

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    Don't feel bad. I didn't get it originally either.

    Of course I'm a chick and the only comic books I ever liked were Archie and Betty ones...
     
  12. Trippy

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    [​IMG]
     
  13. Captain Craig

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    A found one. Tis the political season after all.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. trekkiedane

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    Shait! -More stuff to google!

    It's a cultural thing; I'm from a time where the only thing, US-Americans call 'comics', in Europe was 'Superman' - We had Asterix, Tintin and that sort of stuff…
    To this day the only US-American 'comics' I have in my collection is stuff like Spirit and The Furry Freak Brothers. What I fell in love with is stuff like Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese, Jean-Claude Mézières' Valérian (I am into SciFi!) and a lot of other French/Belgian stuff like whatever Enki Bilal, Jean Giraud (which is where we might find our first common ground), Comès, Luc & François Schuiten made back in those days.
     
  15. T'Grinch

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    ^
    :lol:

    I never liked to read about superheroes and "good vs. evil" and fighting. That always bored me. I like comedy.
     
  16. ITL

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    Exactly! The sheer stupidity of the premise is the whole point. That particular image is from the early 60's - when such daftness was all over Marvel comics - Stan Lee, I thank you, sir!

    This is also true. :D
     
  17. Spaceman Spiff

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    Then why did you read Archie and Betty comics?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. trekkiedane

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    It could be argued, however, that ALL stories are about 'good v/s evil.

    To get back to the topic of the thread though:

    Most "mindfuck" posters I've seen are of the lazy kind (where there is no mindfuck going on) but this one isn't:

    [​IMG]

    I hadda censor it for posting on the Trek BBS, so it might not be as big a mindfuck as it was before I did my stuff to it…
     
  19. ManOnTheWave

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    Topless girl reading Unix?
     
  20. Guartho

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    Re: Favortie found or made MOTIVATIONAL rip-off poster!!!

    Yeah, I totally don't get the mindfuck..


    re: ManOnTheWave..

    Ohhhh... I did notice the Unix but I guess I'm just too dense to make the connection.