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Steve Sunshine

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:05am
  • Dagenham, England
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I haven't bought it for a while, but I used to get it every month.
Is it a bit underrated, or overrated?

My favourites (apart from the letters) were probably Roger Mellie, Billy the Fish & the Fat Slags.

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Nil Putters

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:07am
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
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Overrated, but funny in spats.

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Oldrocker

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:10am
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
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OK, I know I'm going to get slagged off by the Illuminati on these forums but I buy it regularly and enjoy it ! Have done for many years.

Particular favourites are Mrs Brady Old Lady, Fat Slags, Top Tips etc.

:D

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zooo

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:11am
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: Nil Putters @ October 25 2009, 12:07 AM BST

but funny in spats.


Teehee.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:14am
  • Surreyish., England
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I love it but find it too distracting. It's like giving up something you really love but you know isn't doing you any good. So I haven't read it for about 3 years.

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Nil Putters

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:16am [Edited]
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Quote: zooo @ October 25 2009, 12:11 AM BST

Teehee.

Errr Not the shoes, you know what I mean! :P

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Kenneth

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:17am
  • Australia
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Quote: Steve Sunshine @ October 25 2009, 12:05 AM BST

I haven't bought it for a while, but I used to get it every month.
Is it a bit underrated, or overrated?

My favourites (apart from the letters) were probably Roger Mellie, Billy the Fish & the Fat Slags.


I have every issue from August 1985 to mid-1996, plus various albums. I stopped buying it regularly, partly because it has been filling up with ads for sex chat lines and stupid things to put on mobile phones. Terry F**kwit was a definite favourite of mine.

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T.W.

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:18am [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Steve Sunshine @ October 25 2009, 12:05 AM BST


Is it a bit underrated, or overrated?


Reminds me of one of the letters in there once...

'Dear Sir,

Can you settle a bet? I think 'Viz' has become a bit shit thesedays. However, my mate insists that 'Viz' has always been shit. Which of us is right?'

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Chappers

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:20am
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Tim Walker @ October 25 2009, 12:18 AM BST

Reminds me of one of the letters in there once...

'Dear Sir,

Can you settle a bet? I think 'Viz' has become a bit shit thesedays. However, my mate insists that 'Viz' has always been shit. Which of us is right?'


What was the answer?

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Steve Sunshine

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:22am
  • Dagenham, England
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Quote: Tim Walker @ October 25 2009, 12:18 AM BST

Reminds me of one of the letters in there once...

'Dear Sir,

Can you settle a bet? I think 'Viz' has become a bit shit thesedays. However, my mate insists that 'Viz' has always been shit. Which of us is right?'


Has it become a parody of itself these days?

Next time I'm on a long flight I'd definitely get the latest Viz.
I know that it would definitely make me laugh.

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Oldrocker

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:23am [Edited]
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
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ONE ARMED men. If your partner is thinking about getting breast implants, convince her to save money and only get one done.

YOUNG MOTHERS. Calm hysterically crying children in the supermarket by firmly slapping their legs and then tugging them along by the wrist.

:P

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Badge

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:24am
  • London, England
  • 9,490 posts

In its heyday it was the funniest thing in Britain - film, TV, radio, stand-up, publishing - but when Chris Donald left it lost its heart and soul. I don't read it very often but nowadays it has the occasional gem among a pile of slush that would have been more at home in Viz imitators of the late 80s/early 90s.

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T.W.

  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:27am
  • England
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'Letterbox' and 'Top Tips' are always the first things I look at, but the spoof articles and ads are usually pretty good. Not a huge fan of cartoon strips in general, so they're the last thing I'll look at.

For some reason, remember laughing like an idiot at a small ad they had for 'Broadband Milk - Pours Up To 10x Faster Than Ordinary Milk'. :P

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  • Sunday 25th October 2009, 3:30am
  • London, England
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My favourite strips include Billy the Fish, The Vibrating Bum-Faced Goats and, unforgettably, Tommy and his Magic Arse.