29 January 2012 - Santa, cough up

posted 29th Jan 2012, 12:51 PM

29 January 2012 - Santa, cough up
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29th Jan 2012, 12:51 PM

Lich_Barrister

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Obviously, the nemesis should get a chance to speak again prior to the big throwdown. Unsurprisingly, Macduff is jonesin' for revenge in a total and focused manner.

Pick any appropriate action-film quip to explain why Macduff's going for the sword instead of the greataxe. My money's on the whole line Schwartzenegger had in "Commando" about how good knife-fighting would be.

Also - just think how much easier exits/entrances and stagecraft would be with teleportation technology.

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29th Jan 2012, 2:05 PM

Capt. Redstorm

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It's no time for ruminating about kerning, Macduff. You gotta close the gap between your sword and Macbeth. Ok, admittedly that joke explained the definition and wasn't very funny. Probably.

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29th Jan 2012, 6:02 PM

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It would be funny if we were getting our kerns on again (what are they again... Old Saxon with two nouns forming a poetic sense for another? Sky candle = sun, right?), but the Kerns are mercenaries. Irish, I believe. At the beginning of the play the rebel thane has hired Kerns for his battle, and it's a mark of disdain for the fellow. Once-"brave" Macbeth, as the reports in Act One, scene two had him, is now reduced to a similar level in Scottish society at the end of the play. Clearly, the tragic hero has faded and fallen. Let's see how much further down he can go, shall we?

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29th Jan 2012, 9:41 PM

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Kern, according to an online source, dictionary.reference.com, is also a noun, archaic, that means the following: a band of lightly armed foot soldiers of ancient Ireland.

I wonder if italic and bold HTML work in the comments box?

As for the comic itself, those Bionicle parts make great axes! :D

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30th Jan 2012, 1:45 AM

Capt. Redstorm

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Oh, cool, didn't know about the Irish mercenaries. Didn't find anything on Wiki about two nouns forming a poetic sense though.

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30th Jan 2012, 5:45 AM

Lich_Barrister

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My bad; the term is "kennings," and it's Old Norse. Well, there goes my credibility. ;)

To further damage it: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_kennings

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