History Recap / ObelixAndCo

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.
14th Feb '16 12:07:16 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.
18th Nov '15 4:08:43 AM Psyclone
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** Preposterous markets the menhirs as status symbols since they have no other use. In the page where this happens, 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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** Preposterous markets the menhirs as status symbols since they have no other use. In the page where Preposterous explains this happens, 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.]]
10th Aug '15 3:13:16 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Almost. Cacofonix isn't at the banquet but he hasn't been tied up. Instead he's buried under a spare menhir.
10th Aug '15 2:38:43 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* WinsByDoingNothing: Asterix does pretty much nothing to defeat Preposterus' plan. He just lets him take the menhirs back to Rome and ruin Caesar's finances with a crazy business plan.

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* WinsByDoingNothing: WinsByDoingAbsolutelyNothing: Asterix does pretty much nothing to defeat Preposterus' plan. He just lets him take the menhirs back to Rome and ruin Caesar's finances with a crazy business plan.
10th Aug '15 2:38:02 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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* WinsByDoingNothing: Asterix does pretty much nothing to defeat Preposterus' plan. He just lets him take the menhirs back to Rome and ruin Caesar's finances with a crazy business plan.
23rd Jul '15 2:09:11 PM Psyclone
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After Obelix single-handedly defeats a new regiment of Romans sent to Totorum (as part of a surprise birthday gift from the other villagers), Caesar is once again pondering what to do with the Gaulish village. A young economist named Preposterus comes up with a novel solution: by introducing "the profit motive" (i.e. capitalism) into the village, he hopes to make the Gauls decadent and complacent enough to avoid causing any trouble, citing Caesar's formerly brilliant but now lazy and fat generals as proof of the effects of wealth. Preposterus then moves to Totorum and spots Obelix in the forest carrying a menhir. Preposterus offers to buy all menhirs Obelix can make, claiming that the richest man in the village is also the most influential.

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After Obelix single-handedly defeats a new regiment of Romans sent to Totorum (as part of a surprise birthday gift from the other villagers), Caesar is once again pondering what to do with the Gaulish village. A He is approached by a young economist named Preposterus who comes up with a novel solution: by introducing "the profit motive" (i.e. capitalism) into the village, he hopes to make the Gauls decadent and complacent enough to avoid causing any trouble, citing Caesar's formerly brilliant but now lazy and fat generals as proof of the effects of wealth. Preposterus then moves to Totorum and spots Obelix in the forest carrying a menhir. Preposterus offers to buy all menhirs Obelix can make, claiming that the richest man in the village is also the most influential.
20th May '15 11:49:46 AM Patachou
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* CreatorCameo: As the first Totorum garrison marches out of the camp, the two legionaries carrying the overweight drunk on a shield are René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. The overweight drunk, meanwhile, is [[ShoutOut a caricature of their friend Pierre Tchernia]], whose likeness appears in many ''Asterix'' books.

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* CreatorCameo: As the first Totorum garrison marches out of the camp, the two legionaries carrying the overweight drunk on a shield are René Goscinny Creator/ReneGoscinny and Albert Uderzo. The overweight drunk, meanwhile, is [[ShoutOut a caricature of their friend Pierre Tchernia]], whose likeness appears in many ''Asterix'' books.



* ShoutOut: A pair of Roman Legionaries who heavily resemble LaurelAndHardy.
* TakeThat: Believe it or not, 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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* ShoutOut: A pair of Roman Legionaries who heavily resemble LaurelAndHardy.Creator/LaurelAndHardy and try to unload some menhirs like Stan and Ollie did while unloading a piano in ''Film/TheMusicBox''.
* TakeThat: Believe it or not, 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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