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Uncle Scrooge does not fuck around when it comes to poetry.





Nobody expects a Monty Python reference in a Disney comic.



So yeah. Scrooge spouts poetry about attempted rape and knifings.

Date: 2010-07-09 05:35 pm (UTC)
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (lots: mordsith pounce)
From: [personal profile] swatkat
He should meet Cara. Clearly.

Date: 2010-07-10 11:50 am (UTC)
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (lots: mordsith pounce)
From: [personal profile] swatkat
The torture poetry would be epic, though. And universe-destroying.

Date: 2010-07-10 11:09 am (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
Who is Cara?

Date: 2010-07-10 11:48 am (UTC)
swatkat: knight - er, morgana - in shining underwear (Default)
From: [personal profile] swatkat
A character from the tv show Legend of the Seeker. She has been, ah, known to share Uncle Scrooge's taste in poetry.

Date: 2010-07-10 06:01 pm (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
From: [personal profile] janegray
Thanks :)

Date: 2010-07-09 05:46 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I'm actually having trouble trying to work out what the final word would be...

He might want to consider a career as a gonagle ("Battle poet") for the Nac Mac Feegle

Date: 2010-07-09 06:15 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
I imagine the last syllable is 'im. So look for a one syllable synonym for stab. Maybe "drove'im"?

Date: 2010-07-09 06:37 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
it's an "-ome" rather than "-im"

Perhaps "Then she picked up her knife and drove home", which has the advantage of a double meaning.

Date: 2010-07-09 06:39 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
Except it was the miner who wanted to go home, so drove'im (slurred into "drov'me") gives the double meaning of "drove him home" and "drove the knife into him."

Date: 2010-07-09 06:43 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
In that line though, the "drove to their home" meaning refers to the woman since she is the subject of the sentence.

If you miss out the final vowel sound it just becomes incoherent rather than double meaning, I mean maybe it depends on the accent it's said in, but as a Scot and knowing Scrooge's accent, "drove'me" wouldn't work.

Date: 2010-07-09 07:04 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
I wonder if the answer isn't in the last panel: "moved on."

Date: 2010-07-09 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
those guys weren't professionals. "Drove it home" said in it's entirety would work, I think

Date: 2010-07-09 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
The rhythm of the line implies two syllables. Three doesn't scan, and that's important in a limerick, plus it loses the ambiguity.

Date: 2010-07-10 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
I think we need a sample of McGonagall's poetry here:

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay!
Alas! I am very sorry to say
That ninety lives have been taken away
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.

'Twas about seven o'clock at night,
And the wind it blew with all its might,
And the rain came pouring down,
And the dark clouds seem'd to frown,
And the Demon of the air seem'd to say-
"I'll blow down the Bridge of Tay."

When the train left Edinburgh
The passengers' hearts were light and felt no sorrow,
But Boreas blew a terrific gale,
Which made their hearts for to quail,
And many of the passengers with fear did say-
"I hope God will send us safe across the Bridge of Tay."

But when the train came near to Wormit Bay,
Boreas he did loud and angry bray,
And shook the central girders of the Bridge of Tay
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.

So the train sped on with all its might,
And Bonnie Dundee soon hove in sight,
And the passengers' hearts felt light,
Thinking they would enjoy themselves on the New Year,
With their friends at home they lov'd most dear,
And wish them all a happy New Year.

So the train mov'd slowly along the Bridge of Tay,
Until it was about midway,
Then the central girders with a crash gave way,
And down went the train and passengers into the Tay!
The Storm Fiend did loudly bray,
Because ninety lives had been taken away,
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.

As soon as the catastrophe came to be known
The alarm from mouth to mouth was blown,
And the cry rang out all o'er the town,
Good Heavens! the Tay Bridge is blown down,
And a passenger train from Edinburgh,
Which fill'd all the peoples hearts with sorrow,
And made them for to turn pale,
Because none of the passengers were sav'd to tell the tale
How the disaster happen'd on the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember'd for a very long time.

It must have been an awful sight,
To witness in the dusky moonlight,
While the Storm Fiend did laugh, and angry did bray,
Along the Railway Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay,
Oh! ill-fated Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay,
I must now conclude my lay
By telling the world fearlessly without the least dismay,
That your central girders would not have given way,
At least many sensible men do say,
Had they been supported on each side with buttresses,
At least many sensible men confesses,
For the stronger we our houses do build,
The less chance we have of being killed.

Date: 2010-07-10 02:38 am (UTC)
cmdr_zoom: (zoom)
From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
"struck home", I'd say.

Date: 2010-07-09 06:11 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
Ever wonder if, in some strange, abstract universe, Scrooge McDuck and Robert Freeman are together terrorizing the deep south?

Date: 2010-07-10 05:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
Most epic crossover EVER.

Date: 2010-07-09 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Okay, there's getting crap past the radar and then there's really getting crap past the radar.

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