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Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 09:43
by GoogaMooga
Viz reaches milestone 200th issue, read more here: http://www.seriejournalen.dk/blogs.asp? ... artikel742

Congratulations to Buster Gonad, Johnny Fartpants, and all the rest! :D

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 11:20
by Copehead
Not for a while

But I was an early adopter in the 80s due to Edinburgh's proximity to Newcastle and my proximity to a Geordie PhD student who used to bring it in when it wasn't much more than a load of stapled together sheets.

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:lol:

But not as good as my all time favourite character Paul Whicker Tall Vicar.

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Which to my mind even beats this Rude Kid's "Piss up a rope, fuck stick"

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 12:00
by Django
From the 200th issue's letter page:

Every time I see the numbers 9:11 on my bedside clock radio, I get a shiver down my spine. Not because it brings back memories of the New York terrorist atrocity, but because I'm over ten minutes late for work.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 12:06
by Bungo the Mungo
Django wrote:From the 200th issue's letter page:

Every time I see the numbers 9:11 on my bedside clock radio, I get a shiver down my spine. Not because it brings back memories of the New York terrorist atrocity, but because I'm over ten minutes late for work.


:lol: :lol:

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 16:17
by Billybob Dylan
One of my favorite one-off cartoons was a picture of a camera with the caption "the camera never lies" and a speech bubble coming out of the camera which said "John Wayne was Yugoslavian."

If I could draw, I would have submitted a cartoon to Viz showing two middle aged couples hiking in the Lake District. One of the women is talking non-stop bollocks and her husband turns to his male companion and says "You'll have to excuse my wife - she's rambling."

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 17:15
by Snarfyguy
When I visited London a few years ago, I bought a stack of old ones for cheap in a district of bookshops. They were absolutely hilarious - like Whizzer & Chips gone bad.

Recently I got hold of a new issue and I thought it stunk.

Still, good for them.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 17:40
by GoogaMooga
Snarfyguy wrote:When I visited London a few years ago, I bought a stack of old ones for cheap in a district of bookshops. They were absolutely hilarious - like Whizzer & Chips gone bad.

Recently I got hold of a new issue and I thought it stunk.

Still, good for them.


Perhaps they were new creators, I can't imagine they are all still there from the '80s?

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 18:16
by Johnny Fartpants
I went to college in Newcastle from '83 to '87. I think the first edition I bought was probably around number 7 or 8, I can't remember exactly. I remember one of the first ones I bought had a "free balloon" ... which was stapled to the front page!! :lol:

I still read it now. The Letters, Top Tips and Rogers Profanisaurus still have me laughing out loud.

An important part of my youth.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 18:45
by GoogaMooga
Johnny Fartpants wrote:I went to college in Newcastle from '83 to '87. I think the first edition I bought was probably around number 7 or 8, I can't remember exactly. I remember one of the first ones I bought had a "free balloon" ... which was stapled to the front page!! :lol:

I still read it now. The Letters, Top Tips and Rogers Profanisaurus still have me laughing out loud.

An important part of my youth.


Excellent, hang on to those rare early issues, JFP! I was thinking of you when I started this thread. I've never been to Newcastle, but have drunk the brown ale and I know my Animals.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 02:43
by trans-chigley express
I bought it when I was a student and for a few years beyond but don't think I've ever read a copy since 1993. Reading vulgar versions of traditional cartoon strips is funny to begin with - especially when you're a student - but wears thin eventually. Reading stuff from the letters page that people post here still makes me laugh though.

The poll needs a "used to" option.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 12:46
by BlueMeanie
I started reading it almost from the start. Flatmate of mine used to visit his girlfriend in Newcastle regularly, and he'd bring it back with him. I remember the Fat Slags and Finbar Saunders, and someone who used to carry his bollocks around in a wheelbarrow.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 12:59
by Django
BlueMeanie wrote: someone who used to carry his bollocks around in a wheelbarrow.


Buster Gonad and his Unfeasibly Large Testicles.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 13:29
by Goat Boy
At its best it's some kind of genius.

The letters pages are still hilarious sometimes.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 13:29
by Goat Boy
Dave Entertainment wrote:
Django wrote:From the 200th issue's letter page:

Every time I see the numbers 9:11 on my bedside clock radio, I get a shiver down my spine. Not because it brings back memories of the New York terrorist atrocity, but because I'm over ten minutes late for work.


:lol: :lol:


Magnificent.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 13:32
by BlueMeanie
Django wrote:
BlueMeanie wrote: someone who used to carry his bollocks around in a wheelbarrow.


Buster Gonad and his Unfeasibly Large Testicles.


The very man!

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 15:36
by Corporate whore
I've got issue 4 onwards somehwere - if I find them I'm going to eBay em.

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 15:48
by Penk!
Goat Boy wrote:The letters pages


http://www.uk-muscle.co.uk/general-conversation/30472-some-viz-letters-classics-british-humo-u-r.html

I'm beginning to think there may be something in this climate change after
all. Four months ago it was very cold and now it's quite warm.
Alan Heath

Re: Viz reaches milestone 200th issue

Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 16:01
by Django
penk wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:The letters pages


http://www.uk-muscle.co.uk/general-conversation/30472-some-viz-letters-classics-british-humo-u-r.html

I'm beginning to think there may be something in this climate change after
all. Four months ago it was very cold and now it's quite warm.
Alan Heath


I recently bought a fridge freezer from Currys, and after I had paid for
it they asked me for my address to arrange delivery. I told them that I
lived between Gateshead and Hexham, and if they rang me a week next
Tuesday between 8am and 7pm, I night be able to give them a six hour slot
when I would be able to take delivery. When they rang me, I told them that
my house was out of stock and they should ring back on
Saturday. The shoe's on the other foot now, isn't it, Currys?
DF Kant