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Rood Eye

  • Sunday 10th March 2019, 11:43pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,565 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 10th March 2019, 11:37 PM

Yes, I see what you did there - printed verbatim from this link that I posted this morning.

You are, in fact, correct.

I've removed the content: if anybody's interested, they can click your link.

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beaky

  • Monday 11th March 2019, 1:40am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,565 posts

No, I've never heard of him until now.

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beaky

  • Monday 11th March 2019, 10:15am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,565 posts

Now, that's a crap cartoon in my opinion - neither the joke nor the drawing are much cop.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 11th March 2019, 10:48am
  • England
  • 16,078 posts

Agree. Doesn't have one endearing feature. The drawing is all wrong, for e.g. the two drink glasses do not make sense and the joke is poor. But that's how I view it.

So, beaky you seemed to be very knowledgeable and a fan of the early 20th century cartoonist, but given what you have said so far, I get the impression you are not too impressed with the immediate post war cartoonists?

Do you think that was a bad period or bad magazine artists in this case? And if it is the period, when do you think it became good? The 60s?

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 12th March 2019, 8:28am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,369 posts

Now that's more like it.

I was intrigued by the game 'Halma' I have never heard of it.
I found out it's a game of strategy invented in the late 19th century

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 12th March 2019, 9:29am
  • England
  • 16,078 posts

Yes, have heard of it but never played - looks intriguing though. The thinking person's ludo?

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 12th March 2019, 10:12am [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,565 posts

Halma?

A world comprising four differently-coloured communities, with each community living peacefully as far as possible from every other community?

I've never heard of this game but - don't tell me - as soon as anybody makes a move towards integration, all hell breaks loose - right!

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beaky

  • Tuesday 12th March 2019, 10:44am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,565 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 11th March 2019, 10:48 AM

Agree. Doesn't have one endearing feature. The drawing is all wrong, for e.g. the two drink glasses do not make sense and the joke is poor. But that's how I view it.

So, beaky you seemed to be very knowledgeable and a fan of the early 20th century cartoonist, but given what you have said so far, I get the impression you are not too impressed with the immediate post war cartoonists?

Do you think that was a bad period or bad magazine artists in this case? And if it is the period, when do you think it became good? The 60s?

On the contrary, Herc. I love lots of the post war cartoonists, led by the incomparable Ronald Searle. The beautiful Anton cartoon is another case in point. All eras have their good and bad cartoonists, as you've shown with the examples you've posted.

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Old Lady Leg

  • Tuesday 12th March 2019, 10:47am
  • Complete and utter Kent, United Kingdom
  • 449 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 12th March 2019, 8:28 AM

Now that's more like it.

I was intrigued by the game 'Halma' I have never heard of it.
I found out it's a game of strategy invented in the late 19th century

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My mum taught us all to play Halma, it was her absolute favourite, but ours was just the usual folded cardboard in a box...not a spectacular wooden one. Back then, when kids' TV only lasted until Zebedee sprang off somewhere for the evening, we played all those games, like Monopoly, Scrabble, Snakes and Ladders etc. Halma was a huge part of my childhood. If four people played, it was carnage once we all started approaching the middle of the board. Good memories, thanks...and I am very sure I still have it in a cupboard somewhere, along with the original Battling Tops and Haunted House (the one with the metal ball that could bounce down the stairs and knock you to the bottom again.