FAQ  •  Search  •  Memberlist  •  Usergroups   •  Register  •  Profile  •  Log in to check your private messages  •  Log in

Your ad here, right now: as low as $0

Below are the TaBB Archives! The new forum is here. Even if you're already registered here, you'll need to create a new account there. CLEAN SLATE.

 [PBF] Les Douleurs de Mort View next topic
View previous topic
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.
Author Message
The Famous Mr. Klaw
Totally Klawsome


Joined: 04 Feb 2005
Posts: 15555
Location: Klawsylvania

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 2:14 am Reply with quoteBack to top

venndiagram wrote:
"du" is for when you combine "de" and "le". so, masculine singular nouns in the partitive.
but death is a lady! mort is a feminine noun! thus, de la
(say, that makes me wonder about sandman comics translated into french. the french word "delirium", "délire", is masculine. so does that seem odd to french readers of sandman? of course, with translation you lose the delicious alliteration.)


I think that the problem here is maybe that you don't understand that the gender of the noun doesn't necessarily have any relation to the gender of what the noun describes (if applicable).

_________________
A claw is a claw, and nobody has seen a talking claw unless that claw is the famous Mr. Klaw.
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's website
Boorishly P. Foundry
Alive in our hearts


Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 12417
Location: Halfway to Heaven

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

frozenpixie wrote:
Fancy Pants McBigwords wrote:
perambulator.


just wanted to point that out. also, to point out the images i am having of the green ambler from chronotrigger pushing a baby stroller during his race.


PeRAMbulator = PRAM

Happy now?

_________________
Believe in yourself... And be a little good to your friends!
View user's profileSend private message
Challox



Joined: 01 Aug 2005
Posts: 1181
Location: Adventure

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 2:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The Famous Mr. Klaw wrote:
venndiagram wrote:
"du" is for when you combine "de" and "le". so, masculine singular nouns in the partitive.
but death is a lady! mort is a feminine noun! thus, de la
(say, that makes me wonder about sandman comics translated into french. the french word "delirium", "délire", is masculine. so does that seem odd to french readers of sandman? of course, with translation you lose the delicious alliteration.)


I think that the problem here is maybe that you don't understand that the gender of the noun doesn't necessarily have any relation to the gender of what the noun describes (if applicable).
I'm pretty sure "Mort" is being used as a proper name, so no definite article is even needed.

_________________
Then again, maybe not.
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's websiteAIM Address
frozenpixie



Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Posts: 3741
Location: Cumming

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sir Mr. Mister, III wrote:

PeRAMbulator = PRAM

Happy now?

what's a PRAM?

_________________
"You are Fropi Zenxie in our I Wuv Woo's "
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's websiteAIM Address
Metaphoragizery
ILFTFIAPEA


Joined: 14 Feb 2006
Posts: 3292
Location: IN SPACE!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

A baby carriage.

_________________
"This might have been effective if some of the frogs had kidnapped some other frogs and held them ransom, but alas, the amphibians are only capable of eating each other (aha! Don't you get it? Frog's infroganity to Frog!)"
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's website
The Famous Mr. Klaw
Totally Klawsome


Joined: 04 Feb 2005
Posts: 15555
Location: Klawsylvania

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

A perambulator.

_________________
A claw is a claw, and nobody has seen a talking claw unless that claw is the famous Mr. Klaw.
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's website
venndiagram



Joined: 04 Feb 2006
Posts: 1942

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The Famous Mr. Klaw wrote:
I think that the problem here is maybe that you don't understand that the gender of the noun doesn't necessarily have any relation to the gender of what the noun describes (if applicable).

well, yes, this is true. i guess this is only confusing to me since gendered nouns aren't my norm, and when i hear "masculine" i think "male".

_________________
fitting the world into circles since 1992
View user's profileSend private message
Dezro



Joined: 08 Dec 2005
Posts: 9009
Location: SOMEWHERE EXTREME

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So when Apple told me to zap the PRAM they meant electrocute babies?

_________________
Image
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's website
venndiagram



Joined: 04 Feb 2006
Posts: 1942

PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

no, just their containers

_________________
fitting the world into circles since 1992
View user's profileSend private message
Boorishly P. Foundry
Alive in our hearts


Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 12417
Location: Halfway to Heaven

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

PRAM is an acronym that stands for Pushcart for Really Annoying Moppets.

And to head off the inevitable question from frozenpixie, MOPPETS is an acronym that stands for Most Other People Point Excitedly at these Tiny Stinkers.

_________________
Believe in yourself... And be a little good to your friends!
View user's profileSend private message
Dr. Mr. Vandertramps
KREEES!


Joined: 15 Oct 2005
Posts: 3107
Location: Fort MacMurray, AB

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

i got the impression that death pushes baby away to die, as baby hurtles toward oblivion he/she stretches out arms to be cuddled, Death experiences an all-time low in job satisfaction.
View user's profileSend private message
Hides-His-Eyes



Joined: 08 Aug 2006
Posts: 3300

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dr. Mr. Vandertramps wrote:
i got the impression that death pushes baby away to die, as baby hurtles toward oblivion he/she stretches out arms to be cuddled, Death experiences an all-time low in job satisfaction.


"My heart's just not in it anymore, the stork."

"I know what you mean.....








CACAW"

_________________
Don't question the logic of broken machines
View user's profileSend private message
frozenpixie



Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Posts: 3741
Location: Cumming

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Boorishly P. Foundry wrote:
PRAM is an acronym that stands for Pushcart for Really Annoying Moppets.

And to head off the inevitable question from frozenpixie, MOPPETS is an acronym that stands for Most Other People Point Excitedly at these Tiny Stinkers.


thank you Very Happy

_________________
"You are Fropi Zenxie in our I Wuv Woo's "
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's websiteAIM Address
Dando Dangerslice
Actually Just A Slice Of Hug Pie


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 742
Location: Bradford, England

PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dr. Mr. Vandertramps wrote:
i got the impression that death pushes baby away to die, as baby hurtles toward oblivion he/she stretches out arms to be cuddled, Death experiences an all-time low in job satisfaction.


I thought he was just a little peeved because now he has to walk all the way down the hill to finish the job off.

_________________
"I like babies. Just not in my uterus."
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mailVisit poster's websiteAIM AddressMSN Messenger
skullheadface



Joined: 28 Apr 2006
Posts: 777
Location: calipornia

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I thought that Death did not mean to kill the baby but rather to playfully hide it from its mommy figures. I figured the baby's arms reaching out to hold Death were an indication of their familiarity- Death is almost like this baby's imaginary friend.

I like all the other interpretations too though.

_________________
"My dear skullheadface
Sorry I punched your dad.
I got you flowers. "
-Shadow
View user's profileSend private message
The Famous Mr. Klaw
Totally Klawsome


Joined: 04 Feb 2005
Posts: 15555
Location: Klawsylvania

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

But then why is death peeved-looking at the end?

_________________
A claw is a claw, and nobody has seen a talking claw unless that claw is the famous Mr. Klaw.
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's website
image of youth!



Joined: 09 Oct 2005
Posts: 7953
Location: egg

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:19 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Um I kind of thought that death was only personafied when someone was gonna die so you guys are thinking too much.

_________________
This island is going to dis-appear... Our world is going to disappear... Our world... Our... world...
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mailAIM AddressMSN Messenger
Metaphoragizery
ILFTFIAPEA


Joined: 14 Feb 2006
Posts: 3292
Location: IN SPACE!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I assumed that the guy was actually the baby's dad, and he was trying to scare the baby, but the baby sees through the disguise and reaches out to his dad, and dad realizes his costume-making skills suck and he hangs his head in shame.

_________________
"This might have been effective if some of the frogs had kidnapped some other frogs and held them ransom, but alas, the amphibians are only capable of eating each other (aha! Don't you get it? Frog's infroganity to Frog!)"
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's website
The Famous Mr. Klaw
Totally Klawsome


Joined: 04 Feb 2005
Posts: 15555
Location: Klawsylvania

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Okay, no.

_________________
A claw is a claw, and nobody has seen a talking claw unless that claw is the famous Mr. Klaw.
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's website
skullheadface



Joined: 28 Apr 2006
Posts: 777
Location: calipornia

PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I dunno, Death didn't look that peeved to me. Maybe I just really want this baby to be friends with Death.

_________________
"My dear skullheadface
Sorry I punched your dad.
I got you flowers. "
-Shadow
View user's profileSend private message
rddt



Joined: 24 Apr 2007
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Has anyone seen the alternate version to Les Douleurs de la Mort? It was printed in publications such as the Weekly Dig.

The 3rd frame is completely different - in this version the baby carriage is successfully toppled over, but it reveals only empty bottles that a random bum has collected (no baby!), and this bum is waiving his arm back in anger.

I thought this was even more hilarious than the original? "baby carriage" version discussed here. Death can be so pathetically careless at times. Smile

Does anyone have this alternate "bum carriage" version scanned or saved anywhere? I'd love to show off a copy to my friends to further promote PBF (my absolute favorite comic since the Far Side and Calvin & Hobbes).

Thanks.
View user's profileSend private message
revfitz
Whimsy Overcomes Him


Joined: 18 Dec 2005
Posts: 8612

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:03 am Reply with quoteBack to top

really just posting to endorse the weekly dig. the weekly dig is awesome.
View user's profileSend private message
Lapsed Pacifist



Joined: 05 Nov 2006
Posts: 2013
Location: in my ears and in my eyes

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

haha this has got a few I hadn't seen before.

Image


Image
View user's profileSend private message
Hides-His-Eyes



Joined: 08 Aug 2006
Posts: 3300

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I like all the versions!

_________________
Don't question the logic of broken machines
View user's profileSend private message
Band D



Joined: 27 Jul 2007
Posts: 27
Location: US

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

By the way, I loved reading the T and BBF archives, and while I'm not disagreeing with most comments concerning PBF, I can't understand why this strip had so many differing interpretations.

My understanding:

Death is omnipotent and everywhere, even at the top of a hill with a baby carriage. When he pushes the carriage, he is taking advantage of opportunity and fate, and expects a certain result.

He doesn't get the expected result, he fails and is bereft at the idea that All-Powerful Death can't succeed in this very ordinary instance.

It's like the world's strongest man being unable to lift a couple of hundred pounds, WTF?

Yes?... nothing too complicated, just another instance of perfect comedic timing.
View user's profileSend private message
Elias_Aquarius



Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 1135
Location: Yeah, like I'm gonna tell the internet.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dando Dangerslice wrote:
Dr. Mr. Vandertramps wrote:
i got the impression that death pushes baby away to die, as baby hurtles toward oblivion he/she stretches out arms to be cuddled, Death experiences an all-time low in job satisfaction.


I thought he was just a little peeved because now he has to walk all the way down the hill to finish the job off.


Ya srsly. It's like, "Geez man, I thought I was gonna have a really nice afternoon killin' babies, but instead i gotta spend it walking all up and down hills and shiznit, dang!"

_________________
Medusa wasn't really a monster. She was just misunderstood
View user's profileSend private messageVisit poster's website
Hides-His-Eyes



Joined: 08 Aug 2006
Posts: 3300

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

still my favourite

_________________
Don't question the logic of broken machines
View user's profileSend private message
Display posts from previous:      
This forum is locked: you cannot post, reply to, or edit topics.This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.


 Jump to:   



View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum