Funniest Discworld book

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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:33 pm

The Wee Free Men makes me laugh the most, especially the Stephen Briggs narration of it. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Alanz » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:55 am

I've just bought a brand new copy in Hardback, which i don't normally go for but it was only £1, so i couldn't resist, But i really enjoyed it when i read it from the Libriary.. :D
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby barrie » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:02 pm

my fav funniest is Moving Pictures, just because I got most of the quotes and movie references.

but the first laugh out loud was from Mort, ok not the funniest book but I dare anyone to read the section when Death arrives in the town square without a chuckle. I was on the central line and I caused havoc when I laughed my head off. It's also one of the best constructed literary paragraphs I've come across.

And here it is in quotes
"The air took on a thick, greasy feel, and the deep shadows around Mort became edged with blue and purple rainbows. The rider strode towards him, black cloak billowing and feet making little clicking sounds on the cobbles. They were the only noises, silence clamped down on the square. like great drifts of cotton wool.
The impressive effect was rather spoilt by a patch of ice.

OH BUGGER."

see what I mean, great buildup just for those two little words. and of course the one saying that goes without saying during a weekend in Wincanton.

"I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU, he said, BUT I COULD MURDER A CURRY"

used by people who are in desperate need of something and part of that saying comes from SPG in the Young Ones 1982
something I'm bloody certain Terry must have watched.
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Alanz » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:11 am

I'm in the middle of Moving Pictures, there a few lines that made me chuckle When Victor thought that a good name for a Rabbit would be Flopsy and the rabbit said Look Pal!, that was funny and when the dwarfs started to sing the Hi Ho song and couldn't understand why :?: there are lot of quips it's a good read :D
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby =Tamar » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:24 pm

The more you know about old movies and movie theaters, the funnier Moving Pictures is.
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Alanz » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:00 pm

I'm not that old???? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby =Tamar » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:54 pm

It all depends on your individual experience. The theater I went to when I was a kid still had a real stage and a heavy velvet curtain that was pulled back to show the screen. There were special boxes near the stage where (theoretically) people could sit if they paid extra (nobody was ever allowed to use them, I think for safety reasons). There were guide ropes of red velvet with brass trim. If there was a big crowd, they would open the balcony. The ceiling was painted with Greek gods and goddesses and had little Cupid-cherubs molded in low relief, so we had something to look at while waiting for the show to start (this was long before they ran ads). Ushers and ticket takers wore special uniforms. There were two movies for a single price, and sometimes cartoons or special "short subjects" between them. Once in a while the owner would show movies from the 1920s and 1930s - I saw Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, W. C. Fields, King Kong - I even saw some WWII cartoons and newsreels on the big screen. We didn't have a television; the movies was the only place where I saw cartoons, and they were the ones that were made on film and intended to be seen in the theater. Moving Pictures is a total nostalgia trip for me. Young theater buffs may see all the films, but there is an aspect to the total experience that is very hard to find now.
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Re: Funniest Discworld book

Postby Alanz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:21 pm

Those Theatres are few and far between nowerdays, But the ones that are left are well worth visiting, if you can just for the experience, Would love to go to the Opera, just to experience the buzz :D
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