History Recap / ObelixAndCo

8th Sep '17 3:31:44 AM DeepRed
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Back in Gaul, Obelix is starting to get tired of his life as a businessman and wants things to go back to the way they were. He reconciles with Asterix and they go hunting like they used to. Meanwhile, Preposterus no longer buying the menhirs has naturally angered the rest of the villagers. Despite originally blaming Obelix, they then blame the Romans and do their thing. With the sestertius having been massively devalued back in Rome thanks to the whole mess, everyone is broke and everything goes back to normal in the village.

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Back in Gaul, Obelix is starting to get [[LonelyAtTheTop tired of his life as a businessman businessman]] and wants things to go back to the way they were. He reconciles with Asterix and they go hunting like they used to. Meanwhile, Preposterus no longer buying the menhirs has naturally angered the rest of the villagers. Despite originally blaming Obelix, they then blame the Romans and do their thing. With the sestertius having been massively devalued back in Rome thanks to the whole mess, everyone is broke and everything goes back to normal in the village.
8th Sep '17 3:30:37 AM DeepRed
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* TakeThat: Preposterus is a satire of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Chirac Jacques Chirac]], during his first tenure as France's Prime Minister (1974-1976). Through him, it's also a satire of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89cole_nationale_d%27administration énarques]]'' and technocracy in general.

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* TakeThat: Preposterus is a satire of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Chirac Jacques Chirac]], during his first tenure as France's Prime Minister (1974-1976). Through him, it's also a satire of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89cole_nationale_d%27administration org/wiki/École_nationale_d%27administration énarques]]'' and technocracy in general.
25th May '17 5:00:49 PM Psyclone
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Roman menhir seller Meretricius claims that he can't stop producing menhirs since it would endanger the jobs of hundreds of workers. Once Caesar points out that said "workers" are ''slaves'', he claims that since the right to work is the only right a slave has, it's cruel to deprive him of it.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Roman menhir seller Meretricius claims that he can't stop producing menhirs since it would endanger the jobs of hundreds of workers. Once When Caesar points out that said "workers" are ''slaves'', he claims Meretricius replies that since the right to work is the only right a slave has, it's cruel to deprive him of it.
2nd Apr '17 2:26:52 PM Psyclone
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* InsaneTrollLogic: Roman menhir seller Meretricius claims that he can't stop producing menhirs since it would endanger the jobs of hundreds of workers. Once Caesar points out that said "workers" are ''slaves'', he claims "Exactly! The right to work is the only right a slave has. He must not be deprived of it!"

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Roman menhir seller Meretricius claims that he can't stop producing menhirs since it would endanger the jobs of hundreds of workers. Once Caesar points out that said "workers" are ''slaves'', he claims "Exactly! The that since the right to work is the only right a slave has. He must not be deprived has, it's cruel to deprive him of it!"it.
16th Feb '17 8:55:58 PM mlsmithca
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** A character will use economical terms, causing the person he's speaking to to answer "Eh?" in a baffled fashion. The first character will then restate his argument using YouNoTakeCandle speech. Happens notably between Preposterus and Obélix, Obélix and Astérix (with Obélix completely mashing up the economical terms), Preposterus and ''Caesar'', and Getafix and Astérix.

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** A character will use economical terms, causing the person he's speaking to to answer "Eh?" in a baffled fashion. The first character will then restate his argument using YouNoTakeCandle speech. Happens notably between Preposterus and Obélix, Obélix Obelix, Obelix and Astérix Asterix (with Obélix Obelix completely mashing up the economical terms), Preposterus and ''Caesar'', and Getafix and Astérix.Asterix.
13th Feb '17 2:06:26 PM mlsmithca
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The twenty-third ''Asterix'' book is a satire of market capitalism and technocracy in general and then-Prime Minister Jacques Chirac in particular.



* YouFailEconomicsForever: Brillantly subverted. Even if (or because?) it's a parody, ''Obelix and Co.'' is remarkably accurate and panels or even whole pages are frequently used in French middle and high school textbooks.

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* YouFailEconomicsForever: ArtisticLicenseEconomics: Brillantly subverted. Even if (or because?) it's a parody, ''Obelix and Co.'' is remarkably accurate and panels or even whole pages are frequently used in French middle and high school textbooks.



* ConspicuousConsumption / ImpossiblyTackyClothes: At the suggestion of Preposterus, Obelix gets some "smarter clothes". Said clothes turn out to be hideously garish. Once the rest of the village is caught up in the craze, all the other menhir entrepreneurs start wearing these hideous clothes as well.
** Preposterous markets the menhirs as status symbols since they have no other use. In the page where Preposterous explains this to Caesar, the narration box warns the reader that this segment might be hard to understand since [[SarcasmMode in modern times, no one would dream of selling something completely useless.]]

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* ConspicuousConsumption / ImpossiblyTackyClothes: ConspicuousConsumption:
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At the suggestion of Preposterus, Obelix gets some "smarter clothes". Said clothes turn out to be hideously garish. Once the rest of the village is caught up in the craze, all the other menhir entrepreneurs start wearing these hideous clothes as well.
** Preposterous Preposterus markets the menhirs as status symbols since they have no other use. In the page where Preposterous Preposterus explains this to Caesar, the narration box warns the reader that this segment might be hard to understand since [[SarcasmMode in modern times, no one would dream of selling something completely useless.]]



* DeadlyEuphemism: Preposterous explaining business to Caesar ends up with Caesar thinking demographic target and campaign in a soldier way.

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* DeadlyEuphemism: Preposterous Preposterus explaining business to Caesar ends up with Caesar thinking demographic target and campaign in a soldier way.
1st Oct '16 4:46:14 PM Psyclone
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* LuckyTranslation: Preposterus name in the original French is Saugrenus: punning on "saugrenu" meaning an unbelievably absurd concept. The word "preposterous" not only has the same meaning but also happens to have the "-us" suffix used by all Roman names in the series.

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* LuckyTranslation: Preposterus Preposterus' name in the original French is Saugrenus: punning on "saugrenu" meaning an unbelievably absurd concept. The word "preposterous" not only has the same meaning but also happens to have the "-us" suffix used by all Roman names in the series.
20th Mar '16 2:46:35 PM Psyclone
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* LuckyTranslation: Preposterus name in the original French is Saugrenus: punning on "saugrenu" meaning an unbelievably absurd concept... a preposterous one, if you will.

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* LuckyTranslation: Preposterus name in the original French is Saugrenus: punning on "saugrenu" meaning an unbelievably absurd concept... a preposterous one, if you will. concept. The word "preposterous" not only has the same meaning but also happens to have the "-us" suffix used by all Roman names in the series.
22nd Feb '16 4:08:57 PM trixus
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* DeadlyEuphemism: Preposterous explaining business to Caesar ends up with Caesar thinking demographic target and campaign in a soldier way.
14th Feb '16 12:08:56 PM Psyclone
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* TakeThat: Preposterus is a satire of Jacques Chirac. Yes, THAT [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Chirac Jacques Chirac]], during his first tenure as France's Prime Minister (1974-1976). Through him, it's also a satire of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89cole_nationale_d%27administration énarques]]'' and technocracy in general.

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* TakeThat: Preposterus is a satire of Jacques Chirac. Yes, THAT [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Chirac Jacques Chirac]], during his first tenure as France's Prime Minister (1974-1976). Through him, it's also a satire of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89cole_nationale_d%27administration énarques]]'' and technocracy in general.
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