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Discworld Characters with Roundworld Jobs

Postby poohbcarrot » Wed May 06, 2009 7:52 pm

It's silly o'clock in the moring here, half time in the footy and I just had a thought. What jobs would Discworld characters have in the real world?

1. Rincewind - Ronald McDonald
2. Vetinari - Driving instructor
3. Nobby Nobbes - Professional guinea pig for scientific experiments
4. Ptraci - Big Brother contestant
5. Carrot - Traffic warden
6. Constable Visit-the-ungodly-etc-etc - US Republican Presidential candidate
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Postby Tiffany » Wed May 06, 2009 9:22 pm

Well, I think the witches would still be themselves. You have got to have some magic in the world.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed May 06, 2009 9:42 pm

Nah! Granny'd be a top psychologist (or possibly a profiler like Cracker or Mulder in X Files perhaps) - and do a Zeigfried and Roy type animal magic act as a hobby (without the mirrors) :lol:

Nanny - well she'd be like Zsa Zsa Gabor possibly - a great House Keeper anyway. Only with a sense of humour... and a better right hook :P

Magrat - not sure - possibly run a Crystal/New Age type shop near Tintagel and go midnight-surfing :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 06, 2009 11:00 pm

The thought of Vetinari as a driving examiner is positively scary. :shock:
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Postby WannabeAngua » Thu May 07, 2009 6:14 am

I think Nanny would be a pleasure house matrone :wink: :lol:
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Postby Perdita X » Thu May 07, 2009 9:15 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Magrat - not sure - possibly run a Crystal/New Age type shop near Tintagel and go midnight-surfing :wink:

Magrat would be Michelle Pfeiffer
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu May 07, 2009 10:18 am

Perdita X wrote:Magrat would be Michelle Pfeiffer


The thought of Magrat in a tight, figure-hugging cat woman suit leaves me somewhat cold! :?
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Postby Perdita X » Thu May 07, 2009 10:24 am

But what about as her incarnation as Queen Ynci in Lords and Ladies - where she totally gets her groove on with armour and axes and kills elves ! - very Pfeiffer -esque
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu May 07, 2009 11:43 am

True. Good point. I retract my last comment. :)
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Postby Trish » Thu May 07, 2009 11:44 am

Nah, Constable Visit (the ungodly with pamphlets and wear out door knockers) would never make a US Republican presidential candidate.

Visit's honest, soft-spoken (even when he won't shut the hell up about the pamphlets, already) and he doesn't have the fierce self-righteousness and determination (to get ahead by means of whatever torture's available) of Vorbis.

Now, Vorbis, yeah, a Republican down to his sandals.
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Postby poohbcarrot » Thu May 07, 2009 11:52 am

:lol: :lol:
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Postby Perdita X » Thu May 07, 2009 12:51 pm

Tonyblack wrote:The thought of Vetinari as a driving examiner is positively scary. :shock:

agreed "don't let me detain you!" - they'd widdle themsleves
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