2018 Reader Question 55 2018 Reader Question 55 published on June 29, 2018Read more posts by the author of 2018 Reader Question 55, KoryBing25 Comments on 2018 Reader Question 55 Jon got to see an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine once and he hated it.
The Magic Roundabout also happens to be the name of my favorite English intersection!
This is coming from someone who finds traffic engineering interesting, not as someone who has to use the roundabout.
I dunno, we have plenty of roundabouts in western Canada now, and magical is nnnnnot the adjective I’d use to describe them. D:
I take it that your roundabouts don’t look like *this*? ;-)
That looks intimidating. Taxi !!
And it is the 4th scariest intersection junction in Britain ….. that means there are 3 even scarier intersection out there? Passport!
Magic what now? Wisconsin idiots like me need an explanation if we are to get the joke!
The Magic Roundabout was a long running kids show from the BBC running from the mid 60s to the late 70s (I remember it from the 70s on the ABC here in Aus where we got a lot of BBC content). It was a French stop motion animation show that the BBC had over dubbed. It was very popular with kids and parents. The Roundabout was a magic carousel. It was only when I watched it later as an adult that I realised how it also appealed to parents as it was one of the earliest kids shows where the characters lines often had two levels of meaning so the parents were kept entertained as well.
I first saw it on the ABC here in Brisbane, in black and white, in the mid to late 1960s, FTL. Other UK shows I remember watching back then, Andy Pandy, Bill and Ben Flowerpot Men.
Here’s an episode on Youtube
They also made a rather odd animated film several years ago, that used character designs from the show, but the personalities were a bit different. It was very strange.
At least it had Whoopi Goldburg and some good music by ELO.
Thanks WaytoomanyUIDs for the clip. Nostalgia from back when PBS was halfway decent.
So, according to the comic so far, Nokks eventually go crazy and start eating people around 50 years of age, or so. How do the young Nokks (such as Ricky) feel about this gradual decline into madness?
How does Meriel feel about the idea that her future children might turn into immortal cannibals?
I can see why Paul liked The Magic Roundabout… his attitude matches Dougal’s quite a bit. It probably says something about me in that I always liked Dougal as well…
It’s okay Jon, Thomas the Tank Engine is packed with fridge horror.
Jon, do you know what the grumpy cat meme is? Cause you remind me of him a lot!
Grumpy Cat didn’t go online till late 2012. Illumination is June 2005.
In the pic, Jon and Paul look more like they’re both about age 9. Paul doesn’t have a Medallion, so he’s not yet 10, so the pic would be early 1990s.
I wanna see a short story of Jon and Lorne meeting the Finns.
Hey Bloodcleaver what abilities besides fire breathing do dragons have?
Flight is the obvious one.
From Orientations chapter 5, we know that:
Western Dragons can change their size without needing a Medallion
They can project Illusions
Outside of that, we haven’t been shown or told any more of what powers Western Dragons have.
since when are western drahons possesing shapeshifting/illusion magic?
with these abilities they wouldn’t need medallions
His “illusion” power amounted to casting a simple magic spell (Marshall called it a “grade F” glamour) to fool Jimothy into thinking he’d simply disappeared when he passed out of sight in the clouds. I’m sure that masquerading as human would be well beyond such ability.
But… but.. RINGO STARR narrated Thomas The Tank Engine!
A Liverpudlian hating TTTE is EASILY the most fantastic, implausible thing the comic universe has presented us with in ten years.
And Shining Time Station! He did all of Shining Time Station!
P E R C Y
T H O M A S
F A T C O N T R O L E R
Huh, didn’t know the Lyons were…there’s no elegant word for poor is there? I can see it now though since Lorne is best friends with one of the richest if not THE richest griffins in Liverpool. I loved Shining Time Station! Ringo Starr produced it! Or had some sort of hand in it. It was that and Lamb Chop’s Play Along. Charlie Horse is the best, he’s not a bad guy just a prankster, like me. And DON’T SLAM THAT…door. ¯_(ツ)_/¯