History Bowdlerise / NewspaperComics

4th Jan '16 2:01:25 PM nombretomado
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* Boy, have ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' gone through ''this''.

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* Boy, have ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' and ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' gone through ''this''.



* Gary Larson often had his ''[[TheFarSide Far Side]]'' cartoons rejected because they were "too scatological." Often this meant they only contained innuendoes, such as a boy sitting behind an outhouse and playing a tuba.

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* Gary Larson often had his ''[[TheFarSide ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Far Side]]'' cartoons rejected because they were "too scatological." Often this meant they only contained innuendoes, such as a boy sitting behind an outhouse and playing a tuba.
4th Aug '14 3:52:47 PM falcon2484
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** And as Larson relates in his book ''The Prehistory of The Far Side'', an editor once told him he could not use the term "dork" because it meant "penis" (Larson didn't know this, he says, till he looked the word up later).
2nd Jun '14 9:54:07 AM HawktureShorts155
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* Gary Larson often had his ''[[TheFarSide Far Side]]'' cartoons rejected because they were "too scatological." Often this meant they only contained innuendoes, such as a boy sitting behind an outhouse and playing a tuba.
15th Jan '13 9:52:48 AM Twentington
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** What's weird is that in one instance ("[[http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Yust%20Sven I yust got out]]"} it ''[[http://books.google.com/books?id=7jF1vg_A8OIC&pg=PA227&dq=%22i+yust+got+out%22+%22dilbert%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=s9PMUOrtBNGy0QHp9IHYBw&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20yust%20got%20out%22%20%22dilbert%22&f=false improved]]'' the clarity. That's two for a thousand so far.

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** What's weird is that in one instance ("[[http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Yust%20Sven I yust got out]]"} out]]") it ''[[http://books.google.com/books?id=7jF1vg_A8OIC&pg=PA227&dq=%22i+yust+got+out%22+%22dilbert%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=s9PMUOrtBNGy0QHp9IHYBw&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20yust%20got%20out%22%20%22dilbert%22&f=false improved]]'' the clarity. That's two for a thousand so far.
15th Jan '13 9:52:32 AM Twentington
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** When Adams did a story about [[http://web.archive.org/web/20070222235942/dilbertblog.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/050804_police_negotiator.gif a police officer shooting a criminal in the leg]], he was told he couldn't use guns, so instead the officer shoots the crook [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060615175832/dilbertblog.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/050804_police_negotiator_3.gif with his donut]], which makes it funnier.

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** When Adams did a story about [[http://web.archive.org/web/20070222235942/dilbertblog.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/050804_police_negotiator.gif a police officer shooting a criminal in the leg]], leg, he was told he couldn't use guns, so instead the officer shoots the crook [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060615175832/dilbertblog.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/050804_police_negotiator_3.gif with his donut]], donut, which makes it funnier.
15th Dec '12 11:48:13 AM Twentington
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** What's weird is that in one instance ("[[http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Yust%20Sven I yust got out]]"} it ''improved'' the clarity. That's two for a thousand so far.

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** What's weird is that in one instance ("[[http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Yust%20Sven I yust got out]]"} it ''improved'' ''[[http://books.google.com/books?id=7jF1vg_A8OIC&pg=PA227&dq=%22i+yust+got+out%22+%22dilbert%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=s9PMUOrtBNGy0QHp9IHYBw&ved=0CDEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22i%20yust%20got%20out%22%20%22dilbert%22&f=false improved]]'' the clarity. That's two for a thousand so far.


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* In an early ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip set on a farm, Garfield said, "Wanna swap sheep jokes?" Although Jim Davis didn't intend it that way, his editor thought that it sounded like a bestiality joke. It became "dirt jokes" as a result.
12th Dec '12 10:53:15 PM nombretomado
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* Boy, have ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' and ''{{Dilbert}}'' gone through ''this''.

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* Boy, have ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' and ''{{Dilbert}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' gone through ''this''.
19th Apr '11 2:25:35 PM Twentington
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** What's weird is that in one instance ("I yust got out"} it ''improved'' the clarity. That's two for a thousand so far.

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** What's weird is that in one instance ("I ("[[http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Yust%20Sven I yust got out"} out]]"} it ''improved'' the clarity. That's two for a thousand so far.
14th Dec '10 8:56:00 AM CorahsUncle
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* Boy, have ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' and ''{{Dilbert}}'' gone through ''this.''
** What's weird is that in one instance ("I yust got out"} it ''improved'' the clarity. That's two for a thousand so far (see above Pink / KidzBop thing).
* When Scott Adams was told he could not have {{Satan}} as a character in one of his ''{{Dilbert}}'' strips, he introduced "Phil the Prince of Insufficient Light" who wielded a large spoon and would temporarily [[GoshDangItToHeck "darn" people to "heck"]] over relatively minor offenses. Adams does admit that this character ended up being funnier than what he had planned for Satan.
** When he did a story about [[http://web.archive.org/web/20070222235942/dilbertblog.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/050804_police_negotiator.gif a police officer shooting a criminal in the leg]] he was told he couldn't use guns, so instead he shoots him [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060615175832/dilbertblog.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/050804_police_negotiator_3.gif with his donut]] which makes it funnier.

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* Boy, have ''PearlsBeforeSwine'' and ''{{Dilbert}}'' gone through ''this.''
''this''.
** What's weird is that in one instance ("I yust got out"} it ''improved'' the clarity. That's two for a thousand so far (see above Pink / KidzBop thing).
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* When Scott Adams was told he could not have {{Satan}} as a character in one of his ''{{Dilbert}}'' ''Dilbert'' strips, he introduced "Phil the Prince of Insufficient Light" Light", who wielded a large spoon and would temporarily [[GoshDangItToHeck "darn" people to "heck"]] over relatively minor offenses. Adams does admit that this character ended up being funnier than what he had planned for Satan.
** When he Adams did a story about [[http://web.archive.org/web/20070222235942/dilbertblog.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/050804_police_negotiator.gif a police officer shooting a criminal in the leg]] leg]], he was told he couldn't use guns, so instead he the officer shoots him the crook [[http://web.archive.org/web/20060615175832/dilbertblog.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/050804_police_negotiator_3.gif with his donut]] donut]], which makes it funnier.funnier.
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