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Reenacting wars - why some and not others?

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Post by annis » Wed November 3rd, 2010, 6:19 pm

Slightly off-topic, but when my oldest son learnt to drive he was notoriously accident-prone, and the panelbeaters got to rubbing their hands when they saw us coming. We were quite tickled when he found us a card with a typically quirky Far Side cartoon showing a group of gormless young guys surrounding a horse crumpled into a tree. "Gee, Allen", says one to the erstwhile rider, "What are you going to tell your Dad?"

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Post by Margaret » Fri November 5th, 2010, 5:56 am

Great cartoon - Gary Larson is hilarious, and I've read most of his - don't know how I missed that one. Made me LOL even without the picture.
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Post by Michy » Fri November 5th, 2010, 11:27 am

I miss The Far Side, it was one of my favorites.

What is a "panelbeater?" :confused:

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Post by Ash » Fri November 5th, 2010, 12:58 pm

I suspect body repair shop. And if you need a Far Side fix, go get the two volume all inclusive set. Its gotten a lot cheaper than when it first came out - think I got mine second hand for $60. Absolutely love it!

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Far-Side ... 0740721135

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Post by Michy » Fri November 5th, 2010, 2:30 pm

One of my college math instructors looked just like a typical Gary Larson male Far Side character. I mean just like one! And it didn't help that he was so nerdily-excited about math! :p He was the nicest man, but I always wanted to crack up just from watching him!

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Post by annis » Fri November 12th, 2010, 10:59 pm

Yes, a panelbeater's shop is what is known in the US as a body repair shop (which makes me think of dodgy organ transplants :) ) - another one of those differences between Brit English and US English.

I have the Gary Larson complete Far Side set, which is a constant source of entertainment- pretty pricy, though. GL is notoriously touchy about unauthorised posting of FS images, or I would have scanned the cartoon to add here.

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