Funniest Discworld book

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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:09 pm

Yes, Thief of Time is right up there for me too.
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:21 pm

Making Money, when the dog finds the "adult" toy and is jiggering all round the room whilst they're having a meeting. :lol:
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Ghost » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:04 pm

the last continent for me
the thought of he luggage wearing dozens of high heels cracks me up
and the way it parodies Crocodile Dundee and Mad Max not to mention the savage drop koalas
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby chris.ph » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:00 pm

zombie koalas now, bloody hell del is there anything on your bloody continent that wont kill you :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Ghost » Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:05 pm

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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby chris.ph » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:53 pm

this is why im going to watch the british lions in NZ and not south africa or australia :lol: :lol:
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby SimonAtford » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:22 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Simon, I love you. :lol: ;)

I adore Pyramids, but you'll find that you, me, and a former poster named Pooh are about the only ones who do!

Love it in the beginning when he's putting on all his Assassin's stuff, and then falls over from the weight of it all. :clap:


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Tonyblack wrote:Indeed! I like Pyramids as well. :)


Anyone want to own up to not liking Pyramids :lol:
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:40 pm

I liked it, it's in my top 10. :mrgreen:
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Irony » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:30 pm

Personally I think Maskerade is hilarious. And I giggle every time I read The Sea and Little Fishes (but that's a short story technically). And Unseen Academicals, of course, that was a treat )))
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby hazel8252 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:39 pm

Maskerade cracks me up too - Nanny serving the pudding! But TFE is right up there for me, Igor having to take all them heads off the wall in the middle of the night and Vimes' continuing anger all the way through
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby AgProv » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:05 pm

The single funniest Discworld? Well, the first one I ever read was Wyrd Sisters. Discovering it on the bookstall in the sort of tiny seaside village in Norfolk where nothing ever happens and I was dying of cabin fever.... oh, this was joy. I still think of it more fondly than the rest even now, 23 years on....
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby raisindot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:42 pm

SimonAtford wrote:Anyone want to own up to not liking Pyramids :lol:


Sure. I hate Pyramids. But most veterans here know that. :D
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Penfold » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:46 am

raisindot wrote:
SimonAtford wrote:Anyone want to own up to not liking Pyramids :lol:


Sure. I hate Pyramids. But most veterans here know that. :D

Pooh's not around these days, so you can stop pretending now. ;)

For sheer number of laugh out loud moments I would have to go with 'Moving Pictures' (playing a game of 'spot the reference' was quite amusing as well). :D
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby n4nny0gg » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:33 am

lords and ladies for me :), Nanny Ogg and Casanunda going out on a date, I love her as a character shes fantastic :)
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby anaid » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:46 pm

I'm sure I miss most of the references and jokes, being non-native English speaker and not having seen that many movies... So by far my favourite moment in Discworld Novels is, in my opinion, a timeless classic..

It's when Otto Chriek first complains about Ankh Morpork lightning and thunderstorms not knowing when to be dramatic and end his sentences with a flash of light and rumble and then sometime later:

'Right, lads,' said the dwarf, 'here's how it works. Every man who goes home early tonight 'cos of a headache gets a hundred dollars, all right? It's an old Klatchian custom.'

'And what happens if we don't go?' said the foreman, picking up a mallet.

'Vell,' said a voice by his ear, 'that's ven you get a... headache,'

There was a flash of lightning and a roll of thunder. Otto punched the air triumphantly.

'Yes!' he shouted, as the printers ran madly towards the doors. 'Ven you really, really need it, zere it is! Let's try vunce more... Castle!' The thunder rolled again. The vampire jumped up and down excitedly, vest tails flying. 'Vow! Now ve are cooking! Vunce more mit feelink! Vot a big... castle...' The thunder was even louder this time.

Otto did a little jig, beside himself with joy, tears running down his grey face.

'Music viz Rocks In!' he yelled.
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