History Comicstrip / BloomCounty

26th Mar '17 4:24:14 PM Delphi
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** One storyline had Opus accidentally being given a multi-million dollar grant from the government to make a missile defense program. At the story's conclusion, he's granted ''another'' one, and also seemed to have plenty left over from the first...but these riches were never seen again.
5th Mar '17 7:06:02 PM WaterBlap
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* AcceptablePoliticalTargets:[[invoked]] Few targets are considered unacceptable, but Creator/DonaldTrump is one of Breathed's favorite targets. He has said publically that Trump's Presidential campaign was the biggest reason for the reboot, as it was ''much'' too big a temptation.



** In a series in ''Bloom County 2015'' about "trump" being used for [[ToiletHumor farting]] in Britain, the target of these jokes, Creator/DonaldTrump, responds by sending Milo a copy of "British Cockney Rhyming Slang", and a note telling Milo to check the "B section", in particular, the definition of "berk". The definitions themselves are accurate to the actual British slang usage of "berk", with "vagina" being used as a substitute for [[CountryMatters a more offensive term]].

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** In a series in ''Bloom County 2015'' about "trump" being used for [[ToiletHumor farting]] in Britain, the target of these jokes, Creator/DonaldTrump, UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, responds by sending Milo a copy of "British Cockney Rhyming Slang", and a note telling Milo to check the "B section", in particular, the definition of "berk". The definitions themselves are accurate to the actual British slang usage of "berk", with "vagina" being used as a substitute for [[CountryMatters a more offensive term]].
4th Mar '17 8:16:21 AM jamespolk
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* OneHourWorkWeek: Cutter John is a particularly extreme example; in his first two strips, it's mentioned that he's the new doctor in town. We never actually see him doing anything remotely medical the entire time he's in the strip.

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* OneHourWorkWeek: Cutter John is a particularly extreme example; in his first two strips, it's mentioned that he's the new doctor in town. We never actually see him doing anything remotely medical the entire time he's in the strip. (As of March 2017 he seems to have changed careers and become a schoolteacher.)
26th Feb '17 10:44:09 AM nombretomado
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** For its first year or so, the strip focused on the denizens of the Bloom boarding house, including the Russian character Pops Popolov; a talking dog named Rabies (retired because Berke thought there were too many comic dogs); Widow Tucker and her cat, Spartacus; a HunterSThompson copy named Mr. Limekiller; and so on. By the end of year two, '''all''' of the characters in the house, with the exception of Milo, Binkley, and their respective father figures, had been axed. And Major Bloom was gone by 1984 or so.

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** For its first year or so, the strip focused on the denizens of the Bloom boarding house, including the Russian character Pops Popolov; a talking dog named Rabies (retired because Berke thought there were too many comic dogs); Widow Tucker and her cat, Spartacus; a HunterSThompson Creator/HunterSThompson copy named Mr. Limekiller; and so on. By the end of year two, '''all''' of the characters in the house, with the exception of Milo, Binkley, and their respective father figures, had been axed. And Major Bloom was gone by 1984 or so.
21st Feb '17 2:59:41 PM jamespolk
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** Opus and Bill's 2016 presidential campaign. In the original strip the 1984 and 1988 campaigns were major arcs, but in 2016 the Meadow Party was mostly forgotten about. Breathed was quoted in an interview stating that he was making an effort to make the humor less political.



** Bobbi Harlow pops up in April 1981. Binkley pops up in May 1981, but with short hair and glasses. Steve Dallas appears on May 20, 1981, with his personality [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1981/05/20 fully formed]] (which makes sense as Steve was a carryover from Breathed's college strip ''Academia Waltz'').

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** Bobbi Harlow pops up in April 1981. Binkley pops up in May 1981, but with short hair and glasses. Steve Dallas appears on May 20, 1981, with his personality [[http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1981/05/20 fully formed]] (which makes sense as Steve was a carryover from Breathed's college strip ''Academia Waltz'').



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** Among numerous examples, a Sunday strip with the expression [[http://myweb.usf.edu/~jfergers/BC_snowbunny.jpg "bit him on the ass".]]
** The first ''Bloom County 2015'' strip begins with a wet dream joke.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Among numerous examples, a Sunday strip with the expression [[http://myweb.usf.edu/~jfergers/BC_snowbunny.jpg "bit him on the ass".]]
** The first ''Bloom County 2015'' strip begins with a wet dream joke.
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17th Feb '17 6:08:16 PM bt8257
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* Bill The Cat, scrawny fleabag who is TheUnintelligible at best. Later implanted with the brain of Creator/DonaldTrump.

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* Bill The Cat, scrawny fleabag who is TheUnintelligible at best. Later implanted with the brain of Creator/DonaldTrump.Donald Trump.



Eventually Berke Breathed ended the strip because he was tired of it and segued into a new one, ''Outland'', a Sunday-only strip whch ran from 1989 to 1995. Many of the regulars of ''Bloom County'' eventually leached back into that strip, as they later did again with Breathed's second Sunday-only strip ''Opus,'' which ran from 2003 to 2008.

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Eventually Berke Breathed ended the strip because he was tired of it and segued into a new one, ''Outland'', a Sunday-only strip whch ran from 1989 to 1995. Many of the regulars of ''Bloom County'' eventually leached back into that strip, as they later did again with Breathed's second Sunday-only strip ''Opus,'' ''Opus'', which ran from 2003 to 2008.
9th Feb '17 5:04:46 PM Madrugada
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* Bill The Cat, scrawny fleabag who is TheUnintelligible at best. Later implanted with the brain of a slightly strawtastic Creator/DonaldTrump.

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* Bill The Cat, scrawny fleabag who is TheUnintelligible at best. Later implanted with the brain of a slightly strawtastic Creator/DonaldTrump.
7th Feb '17 2:17:57 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BrownEyes: Steve has them according to [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=880323&comic=blm this strip]].
15th Jan '17 10:32:04 AM VicGeorge2011
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* MouthFullOfSmokes: When Steve Dallas gave up smoking, he gave all his cigarettes to Bill the Cat, who was seen smoking them all at once.
12th Jan '17 6:19:07 PM NESBoy
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-->'''Milo:''' He's sweating.
-->'''Oliver:''' ''I'm'' sweating.
** When Bill the Cat [[TheBusCameBack came back]] after [[DeathIsCheap one of his temporary deaths]], his life was recounted in excerpts from a tell-all biography entitled ''Frazzled: The Ugly, Sordid Life, Death, and Rebirth of Bill The Cat''. It was a clear parody of Bob Woodward's 1984 book ''Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of'' ''Creator/JohnBelushi'' (which received criticism from many of Belushi's friends, admirers, and relatives as a poorly researched, exploitative hit piece).

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-->'''Milo:''' He's sweating.
-->'''Oliver:'''
sweating.\\
'''Oliver:'''
''I'm'' sweating.
** When Bill the Cat [[TheBusCameBack came back]] after [[DeathIsCheap one of his temporary deaths]], his life was recounted in excerpts from a tell-all biography entitled ''Frazzled: The Ugly, Sordid Life, Death, and Rebirth of Bill The Cat''. It was a clear parody of Bob Woodward's 1984 book ''Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of'' ''Creator/JohnBelushi'' of Creator/JohnBelushi'' (which received criticism from many of Belushi's friends, admirers, and relatives as a poorly researched, exploitative hit piece).


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* TakeOurWordForIt: During the brief "coded forbidden word" arc[[note]]which revloves around [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=890123&comic=blm a ridiculous cryptogram involving Music/BonJovi's shorts size[[/note]], Hodge Podge and Portnoy [[http://john.seikdel.net/gocomics.php?date=890125&comic=blm come across]] a prostitute uttering the forbidden word "utzaake". They promptly decode it, get shocked by the result, and Hodge comments, "If this gets printed, the republic is doomed." As we've noted earlier, the decoded words are just a jumbled mess of letters.
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