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Jabba The Hunt
01-08-2001, 03:26 PM
One douglas adams believes that the Ford Prefect joke was wasted on many americans and they just took it as a misspelling of perfect. I just thought I would ask is this is correct or not.

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Nute Gunray
01-08-2001, 06:09 PM
I speak for America when i say what the hell are you talking about?

JR2000Z
01-08-2001, 06:35 PM
Your speaking for the world.

milkshake
01-08-2001, 06:54 PM
No comment

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Admiral
01-08-2001, 10:57 PM
clarify.

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Assassin
01-09-2001, 12:36 AM
HUH>!?!?

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ummm....i was going to say something

Taarkin
01-09-2001, 02:20 AM
*Initializing decription mode*

Douglas Adams believes that the 'Ford Prefect' joke was wasted on many Americans because they just took it as a misspelling of 'perfect'. I just thought I would ask is this is correct or not.

Just afew minor modifications and it makes sense!



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rosencrantz
01-09-2001, 03:51 AM
i predict there will be mucho more clarifying needed before the poor pizzahut gets his answer. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Jabba The Hunt
01-09-2001, 09:34 AM
The name of the character from the hitch hikers gudie to the galaxy is called Ford Prefect - This was a saloon car when the book was writen however it never made it to america. You can now see that ford prefect misunderstood the dominate life form!

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Thrawn
01-09-2001, 11:46 AM
I speak for myself when i say
England Sucks! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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milkshake
01-09-2001, 02:26 PM
You'll be suprised to hear me say that you are dead right, this place SUCKS!

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Nute Gunray
01-09-2001, 03:02 PM
I still have NO CLUE what he's talking about...

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Zargon
01-09-2001, 04:47 PM
me either..........

JR2000Z
01-09-2001, 06:43 PM
Im confused now.

Darth Sceltor
01-09-2001, 09:41 PM
My head hurts.

Taarkin
01-09-2001, 10:06 PM
Apparently none of us have ever read a Douglass Adams book.

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JR2000Z
01-10-2001, 12:57 AM
Apparently.

Kai
01-10-2001, 01:09 AM
(read sig)

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Poor Bastard
01-10-2001, 03:40 AM
I'm sure Kai's sig enlightened us all. All bow down to Kai, because he/she/it shall save us all with the power of "47".

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Zargon
01-10-2001, 06:00 AM
well obviously!!!!!!!!

Jabba The Hunt
01-10-2001, 09:43 AM
A while ago my sig was "42?" you all said that you know what this meant e.g the answer to life the universe and everything. I thought that most people on this board knew what I was talking about I now see that I was wrong

p.s. my knew sig is the sloogon for the resuarant at the end of the universe!

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Coffeebean_uk
01-10-2001, 09:49 AM
Personaly I think that American humor has no place in british culture. (Sorry all you yanks.) But all of the amarican writers etc. are ruining our industry.



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Zoom Rabbit
01-10-2001, 10:08 AM
Well, America still hasn't recovered from Monty Python being aired on PBS in the seventies. This 'pollution' thing works both ways, yunnow...

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Nute Gunray
01-10-2001, 06:30 PM
It takes a VERY special type of American to make heads or tales of "English" comedy.

And none of you POSER Rowan Atkinson fans counted.... http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif I was watching Mr. Bean on PBS three years before they were going to make a movie...

And I don't see HOW American comedy could possibly drag British Comedy down...i've seen a lot of BOTH. British comedy, like their food, sucks.

[This message has been edited by Nute Gunray (edited January 10, 2001).]

Plasmo
01-10-2001, 06:54 PM
I think that people are reading way too much into the whole name thing. I think that Douglas Adams was a genius, but you have to have a very dry sense of humor to get his books. By the way, I happen to like some of Monty Python's stuff, although it can get pretty dumb!! Some american humor is pretty stupid too though. Ex. Southpark. Need I say more?? Canadian humor is where it's at. (The Royal Canadian Air Farce!!) http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/tongue.gif

Taarkin
01-10-2001, 07:00 PM
Heaven is French cooks, English comedians, and German technitians. Hell is English cooks, German comedians, and French technitians.

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Poor Bastard
01-10-2001, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Nute Gunray:
I was watching Mr. Bean on PBS three years before they were going to make a movie...

Me too http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif I actually never actually watched actually the actual movie actually...

Originally posted by Plasmo:
Some american humor is pretty stupid too though. Ex. Southpark. Need I say more

You shall burn in hell for insulting South Park.

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Darth Sceltor
01-10-2001, 09:48 PM
haha

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Zoom Rabbit
01-10-2001, 10:15 PM
[Cartman voice]'I'm gonna kick you right in the nuts.'[/Cartman voice]

[This message has been edited by Zoom Rabbit (edited January 11, 2001).]

Thrawn
01-11-2001, 12:44 AM
British comedy is like everything else we've done in America.
Stolen it and made it 100% better.
Example: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

You're food does suck, seriously.

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chewie's hairbrush
01-12-2001, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by Thrawn:
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You're food does suck, seriously.
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This from the country that gave us the McGrot burger.

Some American comedy is good, Sienfeld, MASH, taxi and it good be great if there were more jokes in it, too much soap. The problem being 24 epsidodes to a season rather than the six we get. Comapare the laughs per episode of Black Adder to MASH. The only exception I can think of is SOAP that was really funny, however it doesn't excuse what you did to the Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (you called it Reggie I believe and it sucked harder than a nuclear powered hoover)

Zoom Rabbit
01-13-2001, 09:28 AM
At least we (yanks & brits) both agree that Jerry Lewis is silly.

Any comment from France? None? I thought not!

Plasmo
01-15-2001, 03:42 AM
I'll give you that!! I liked MASH! It's still one of my favorite shows!! Now I only really watch a couple of shows regularly! I love the little kid's show Blues Clues!! It's one of my favorites. I also like Sesame Street!

Thrawn
01-15-2001, 03:42 PM
MASH rules
It had the highest ratings ever of any show in America. Still does today.

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Darth Sceltor
01-15-2001, 08:45 PM
MASH is l33t.