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Offline Rob Baker

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Another milestone.
« on: January 12, 2016, 07:12:05 PM »
The first Beau Peep strip was published in the launch issue of the Daily Star in November 1978:
 

Back in December 1997,  Beau and Dennis went AWOL (albeit from a different looking fort  ..0):


For the first time in 19 years (and some 6,000 strips later) they were no longer in the Daily Star.   

But their adventures returned to the Paper in March 1999 (with the strip serial numbers restarting again from number one):


And today the 5,000th strip was published: 


Congratulations, Roger and Andrew!

Offline Tarquin Thunderthighs lll

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 10:19:24 AM »
Adding that together with my calculator-like brain, that comes to ******* ****loads!!!

A truly remarkable achievement, chaps. Keep 'em coming and supremely well done (and thanks, Rob, for the heads up)!
I apologise, in advance.

Offline Sandy Buttcheeks

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 08:34:54 PM »
I think I've said it before, but to be able to consistently come up with genuinely funny strips after all this time, is pure genius.

As Tarks said, keep em coming!

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2016, 08:49:28 PM »
I think I've said it before, but to be able to consistently come up with genuinely funny strips after all this time, is pure genius.

The comma after "time" shouldn't be there.


As Tarks said, keep em coming!

But he used an apostrophe.

1/10  Try harder.  ;D

Offline Sandy Buttcheeks

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2016, 11:31:12 PM »
Funnily enough, I tried it with and without the comma. I also considered going back to amend the "'em".

Then I realised I had a life and thought "bollocks"...and promptly logged off !


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Offline Diamond Lil

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 10:04:00 AM »
 ;D

Offline Tarquin Thunderthighs lll

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 10:24:11 AM »
...and promptly logged off !

Have you no pity, Sandy? The stress being caused to Mince by your exclamation mark being a full space away from your final word is almost palpable.
I apologise, in advance.

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 11:07:08 AM »
Then I realised I had a life

Don't give me that! You live in Scotland.

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2016, 01:23:07 PM »
Just noticed this thread-----thank you!

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2016, 01:42:53 PM »
I'm glad you don't drive.

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2016, 09:40:15 PM »
...and promptly logged off !

Have you no pity, Sandy? The stress being caused to Mince by your exclamation mark being a full space away from your final word is almost palpable.

I know!

But its the unpredictability of the spacing that makes it so much fun         !

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 09:42:31 PM »
Then I realised I had a life

Don't give me that! You live in Scotland.

Sorry, that was a typo. It should have read "loaf"...I should have made myself more plain.

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2016, 09:58:17 PM »
You realised you had a loaf and thought "bollocks"? What do they make the bread out of in Scotland?

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Re: Another milestone.
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2016, 10:36:16 PM »
You realised you had a loaf and thought "bollocks"? What do they make the bread out of in Scotland?

Ground-up Englishmen.   ;D