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Antidistinctlyminty
April 27, 2005 at 4:52 am

Hey, Bernie…
Great comic today… it was online really early, which as an English reader/viewer, I really appreciate.

I’ve donated some cash so your twins can crap on some nice expensive diapers when they’re hatched. Erm, born.

hobo
April 27, 2005 at 7:29 am

WOOOOOOOO!!!!! KUNG FU HUSTLE!!!!!
i’ve actually seen that movie, its damn hilarious, although the subtitles ticked me off just a little. it’s kinda hard to conentrate on the bottom AND the middle of the screen at once.
bernie ur comics are great and ur “today’s comic/post” hyperlink aint working.
i dont own any money so u cant hav any

hobo
April 27, 2005 at 7:30 am

i take that back it’s working agen

Quincyzee
April 27, 2005 at 8:19 am

Man do I want to see Kung Fu Hustle!

UK always gets shit late.

Any Bernie I stuck some money your way, I would do more but I spend mad bucks on tickets to the StarWars Marathon in London!

Q

Treach
April 27, 2005 at 1:36 pm

Kung FU Hustle was some sweet-ass shit! Though I kind of preferred the simplicity of Shaolin Soccer.

Are we taking bets on which strip number Preston’s gonna make it with the hot glasses chick in?

It’s awesome you take credit cards, B. I dropped some green in your jar. Now where’s my membership perks?

imrumpf
April 27, 2005 at 3:11 pm

Awww I haven’t seen that movie yet…I guess it gives me a good excuse to get out of the house this weekend! :D It better be good or else….

Anyways awesome comic. Can’t wait until next week when (hopefully) we get to see what the doctor has to say about this…maybe a Dr. Phil action figure to do that strip??

P.S. Sorry dude…im DEAD broke..I had trouble buying a damn $6 hat last weekend! :?

Crippled
April 27, 2005 at 3:31 pm

wow, rent a negro, thats hilarious… and wrong

Holly Resurrected
April 27, 2005 at 6:16 pm

Kung Fu Hustle is awesome. “Why don’t you speak Chinese??” I didn’t mind the subs at all, I prefer subtitles to bad english dubbing. But let’s not get into a subs vs. dubs war here. *subtly initiates war*

*edit* Oh yeah, great new comic! ‘Bout time Pres got a girlfriend.

Alderic
April 27, 2005 at 6:44 pm

Ok, this comic was awesome.
I have no money to my name atm for the lacking of the Job.
Congrats on the twins I guess, sorry about the soon to be loss of your wife, I mean what a way to go Bebbies bursting out your chest.
As for the rent a negro thing that was funny.

SUB TITLES OWN!

Digitaaliklosetti
April 28, 2005 at 12:42 am

Rent-a-negro….where? I yam lost.

hobo
April 28, 2005 at 5:00 am

Quote:
Holly
PostPosted: Wednesday 27th of April 2005 Post subject:
Kung Fu Hustle is awesome. “Why don’t you speak Chinese??” I didn’t mind the subs at all, I prefer subtitles to bad english dubbing. But let’s not get into a subs vs. dubs war here. *subtly initiates war*

*edit* Oh yeah, great new comic! ‘Bout time Pres got a girlfriend.

too tru. every1 hates crappy dubbing. remember i sed CRAPPY dubbing. the english version of spirited away was actually dubbed, wih the english words carefully chosen to fit the rhythm of the japanese words. i kno this because i had to do a #@%#&##@$@$^@$ing 1000 word analysis on that movie for school. in ENGLISH. i couldn’t write it without going over 2k :D

hobo
April 28, 2005 at 5:01 am

i mean the subject english. obviously i wouldn’t write my review in albainian or sumfing

Blaster
April 28, 2005 at 5:11 am

Hey, who can explain to me what the hell is up with that flaming pumpkin anyway? :?

Alderic
April 28, 2005 at 7:39 am

To tell you the truth I didn’t get the pupkin either. Is it a strange New York joke?

Xeno.Morph
April 28, 2005 at 11:25 am

The flaming pumpkin is a metaphor for Preston pissed at the fact that he’s not able to see how hot the girl is. There.

Xeno.Morph
April 28, 2005 at 11:26 am

LOOK, I’M BACK! Don’t worry, I’ve been looking at the comics. Just got caught up in Gaia. And got kicked off the comp. Meh… Oh, and Alderic, my friend is mad that you’re using Leo’s face as your avatar thingy from VGCats. He’s part of a web-comic-nerds-cult-thing.

He just threatened to hurt me for posting that.

He threatened me again for typing that ^. I shall punch him if he does it again.

Dahaka
April 28, 2005 at 12:39 pm

Kung Fu Hustle was great, like these optometrist comics.
Anybody going to see Hitchhiker’s?

Holly Resurrected
April 28, 2005 at 1:00 pm

Yeah, although I’m a huge fan of the book series and I’ll be dissapointed if they change too much. The reviews are decent, though, so I’ll have to check it out. It’s coming out tomorrow, right?

Alderic
April 28, 2005 at 3:20 pm

Lets see HGtG has been a book and a movie and now their making another movie. Wtf.

Blaster
April 28, 2005 at 3:33 pm

But why a pumpkin? It’s not as if pumpkins are widely known for their angry tendencies.

Alderic
April 28, 2005 at 9:43 pm

ROAR I’m a hateful pumpkin.

BuzzJava
April 29, 2005 at 1:54 am

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by the way good strip to day

20xx
April 30, 2005 at 1:05 pm

the comic reminds me of this one time I was getting hit on by this chick in starbucks -_-

desert_drum
May 2, 2005 at 5:36 pm

Holly wrote:
But let’s not get into a subs vs. dubs war here. *subtly initiates war*

Aw, you know I can’t resist. :)

In order from “yes, please” to “die, motherfucker, die”:

Good dubbing
Good subtitles
(A few years ago, those would have been flip-flopped, but as my eyesight continues to decay….)
Bad subtitles
Bad dubbing

Another example of good dubbing – and good advance planning – would be Cowboy Bebop. It took me a couple of times through to realize that not only does word-to-lip-movement look good, but it was done so that’s rarely even an issue. It’s very subtle, but I eventually picked up on how rarely you’re looking directly at a character’s mouth while he or she is speaking dialogue of any length.

[huff]
Unfortunately, an example of bad subtitling can be found in Seven Samurai – and the Criterion version, no less. The grammar isn’t especially painful, but the spelling is. We’re talking the kinds of errors that even people who seem proud to announce that they can’t spell, and go into auto-whine mode the moment someone mentions spelling, still notice. You would think while they were rescuing an avowed classic, they could have taken a moment to have someone go through and say (for example) “Hey, it should be your there, not you’re, and bare doesn’t have two rs.”
[end huff]

Holly Resurrected
May 3, 2005 at 5:25 am

urbanshawoman wrote:
Another example of good dubbing – and good advance planning – would be Cowboy Bebop. It took me a couple of times through to realize that not only does word-to-lip-movement look good, but it was done so that’s rarely even an issue. It’s very subtle, but I eventually picked up on how rarely you’re looking directly at a character’s mouth while he or she is speaking dialogue of any length.

The Cowboy Bebop dub is very good. It’s probably one of the best. I also am fond of the Tenchi Muyo and the Gundam Wing dubs, as well as various movies like Twilight of the Dark Master and Ninja Scroll. I don’t really mind if the mouth movements don’t match the sounds, for me it’s all about acting ability. Regardless of whether it’s anime or western cartoons, if the voice acting sucks, it takes so much away from the whole thing. I understand anime dubs aren’t done with a huge budget and they basically pull from a pool of voice actors that get recycled over and over again, but it still bothers me that they use such sucky actors sometimes.

In general, I’d rather stick with a good foreign dub with subtitles than a lousy english dub.

desert_drum
May 3, 2005 at 6:37 am

Holly wrote:
they basically pull from a pool of voice actors that get recycled over and over again

The more Adult Swim I see, the more I’m aware of that. The big one is the guy who did the dub of Jet in CB. He has a very distinctive voice, and I hear it a lot. Pretty much if there’s a tough-but-fair cop who the rebel main character trusts, there he’ll be. Fortunately, he’s quite good. According to IMDb, he’s done a truckload of TV, too. He was also in Real Genius, so I’m going to have to go back and look for him.

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