Monday, 29 December 2014

IT'S A HOOT AT CHRISTMAS...


Images copyright D.C. THOMSON & Co., Ltd

As it's still the Festive period and because I may have been just a
tad remiss this year in showering you with Christmas Comic images,
here's a few pages from HOOT #10, from December1985.  This is the
third of three issues of this D.C. THOMSON weekly that I bought at
the time (the other two being #s 1&2), but I've since acquired a few
more (#s 3-6), as related in previous posts a few months back.

Anyway, hope you all had a great Christmas.  Have a chuckle or
three at the following comic capers while we await  the rapidly ad-
vancing New Year.  I'll be glad when everything's back to normal,
if I'm honest with you.  (And when have I ever not been?)







12 comments:

TwoHeadedBoy said...

Hope you had a good one, Kid - or at least some semblance of order after "the work".

As for Hoot - I love that comic, I really do. The Hoot Squad in itself is a masterpiece, worth collecting the comics for that alone. The rest is mostly great too.

Kid said...

I've got the livingroom sorted, THB - the rest of the house is still in disarray. Had a quiet Christmas (as usual), which is my definition of good, so thanks, did indeed have a good one. Hope you did, too.

I love that visual gag in the first panel of Spotted Dick - 'British Bobsleigh team' - brilliant!

Colin Jones said...

I don't want to get "back to normal" thanks very much - the best thing about the Christmas period is that it's NOT normal.

Kid said...

Some of the best things may be, but not all of them. (And if it stayed that way all year round, it would be 'normal' then, wouldn't it, CJ?) Too much eating, drinking, partying, carousing; too much noise, arguments and incidents at A&E - no thanks, I'll be glad to see the back of all the excess behaviour (even if I don't participate in it myself).

Colin Jones said...

Well, I agree with that - I don't participate in that behaviour either. Actually it's probably just this time of year that I like - the midwinter period with coloured lights and candles shining in the darkness, even if there was no Christmas I'd still like this time of year. The excessive behaviour you dislike goes on all the time though - every Friday night and the ridiculous overspending and consumerism goes on all year round - it's called "aspiration".

Kid said...

I like this period myself, CJ, what with the lights, etc. However, although, as you say, the excesses occur all year round, they get even worse at Christmas and New Year as more people participate (and to a greater degree) than normal.

John Pitt said...

Glad to see you're still keeping Christmas going, Kid. As Col previously said, " There are TWELVE days!"
Whenever the missus switches the telly on, she goes through the listimgs looking for a Christmas film.

Kid said...

And we're not even halfway through the twelve, JP. (And you should take your missus out to the pictures more, you ol' skinflint.)

John Pitt said...

Nowadays the flicks are far too rowdy for us old timers! All that surround sound and explosions! - What a racket! No thanks!

Kid said...

I don't mind the (on screen) racket - it's the glow from the screens of those bloody mobile 'phones distracting my attention that I hate, JP. And those idiots that come in five or ten minutes after the picture has started.

Colin Jones said...

The last time I went to the movies was in 1991 - the film was 'Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves". I've never been a great fan of the movie experience to be honest, even long before mobile phone pests you had kids kicking the back of your seat or people trying to get past to go to the loo etc - I'd much rather sit in my own armchair and watch a DVD. Even as a kid I only saw a handful of films - the moment I really remember was in Star Wars when Luke and Leia kissed and there was a big "wooooo" noise from the audience - of course George Lucas later decided for some bizarre reason that Luke and Leia had to be brother and sister so that kissing moment had to be digitally removed from the 1997 Special Edition. But it happened !!!

Kid said...

I always used to sit in the back row in the middle seat to avoid those little annoyances, CJ - still do. Some movie experiences are good 'though; I remember when I first saw Superman (in January '79 at the ABC in Glasgow) and the audience all stood up and cheered when Supes saved Lois and the helicopter. Bloody brilliant!

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