January 9, 2009

So those Loch Lomond bottles were really filled with appletinis?

Tintin_cover_-_The_Castafiore_Emerald.JPG Matthew Parris of the London Times examines the evidence on Tintin

"A callow, androgynous blonde-quiffed youth in funny trousers and a scarf moving into the country mansion of his best friend, a middle-aged sailor? A sweet-faced lad devoted to a fluffy white toy terrier, whose other closest pals are an inseparable couple of detectives in bowler hats, and whose only serious female friend is an opera diva..."

If not for all the manly punching and shooting, it's the perfect theory.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Heh. This kind of thing is pretty easy to do--I've seen it with Batman, although with Tintin there's no "grown man in tights" aspect, so I'll give the author a few more points for degree of difficulty.

Bottom line is that this stuff was written for pre-teen boys, so of course there are no girls. Throw in a couple anachronisms, and it's easy to make this case. I'm curious to see if Tom McCarthy covers this in "Tintin and the Secret of Literature."

...not that there's anything wrong with that.

Don't you scoff, now. Just look at the "clues" so clearly "hidden" in this cover. Tintin is warning you "Don't Tell," while contorting his left hand to mimic an orifice for Mme. Castafiore's obviously phallic shoe. Tintin appreciates the "music theater" side of life, while Captain Haddock - of whom one senses that whenever he's not in frame he's fucking every woman in sight. And OK, dammit, a few men here and there - objects with a classic "Butch" attitude.

Tintin gay? Wow. Makes me forget the ongoing genocide of the Palestian people for a little while. Thanks.

Correction: Palestinian. The thought of mass murder paid for by my tax dollars always causes me to commit typographical errors.

Genocide of palestinians? Hum, makes me think of the missiles send from Gaza and south Lebanon, the suicide bombers, the oodles of opportunities Arafat had to sign peace treaties, etc. I agree that a lot of deaths of innocent civilians have happened (not only in this last incursion), but do you think Israel is the only one to blame? Please.

Hitler. Thread over.

But Ahmadinejad said there were no gays in Iran - http://www.iranian.com/Arts/2002/November/Tintin/

Yes, unspeakable horror is unprintable.

I believe Jonathan Quayle Higgins may be Robin Masters.

That is one hell of a slow and inefficient genocide.

Man, Daniel, that thing you said about the thing?


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