History Trivia / BloomCounty

18th Jun '17 9:43:34 AM Gosicrystal
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* AccidentallyAccurate: The 1986 strips suggesting that Music/OzzyOsbourne's Prince of Darkness persona was just a big act and that he was a fairly down-to-earth bloke seemed like a cheeky TakeThat to rock image-making at the time. But ''Series/TheOsbournes'' showed that it was the truth after all.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: AccidentallyCorrectWriting: The 1986 strips suggesting that Music/OzzyOsbourne's Prince of Darkness persona was just a big act and that he was a fairly down-to-earth bloke seemed like a cheeky TakeThat to rock image-making at the time. But ''Series/TheOsbournes'' showed that it was the truth after all.
1st Apr '17 7:06:54 PM Ezclee4050
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* ColbertBump: Garry Trudeau putting ''{{Doonesbury}}'' on hiatus in 1983 directly benefitted ''Bloom County'', since newspapers and readers turned to it to fill the void.
30th Mar '17 5:57:52 PM Ezclee4050
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* FollowTheLeader:
** In the 1980-1982 anthology, Breathed admits that he openly cribbed ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' for much of the strip's first year. ''Doonesbury'' later returned the favor when it [[http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2014/02/bloom-county-in-contexts/ began to take cues]] from ''Bloom County''.
** ''ComicStrip/LibertyMeadows'' and ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' were clearly influenced by ''Bloom County''.
29th Mar '17 7:21:09 PM Ezclee4050
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* AccidentallyAccurate: The 1986 strips suggesting that Music/OzzyOsbourne's Prince of Darkness persona was just a big act and that he was a fairly down-to-earth bloke seemed like a cheeky TakeThat to rock image-making at the time. But ''Series/TheOsbournes'' showed that it was the truth after all.
29th Mar '17 2:07:03 PM Ezclee4050
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** Amusingly, he's featured prominently in the documentary ''Dear Mr. Watterson'', discussing an [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes even more reclusive artist]].
4th Mar '17 11:54:59 AM nombretomado
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** The CG ''Opus'' movie that was supposedly under consideration. Instead, we got [[Film/MarsNeedsMoms another CG movie based off of a Breathed work]].

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** The CG ''Opus'' movie that was supposedly under consideration. Instead, we got [[Film/MarsNeedsMoms [[WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms another CG movie based off of a Breathed work]].
13th Feb '17 7:36:43 PM themisterfree
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** Notably, Berke appeared in a 2007 episode of "Series/AmericasMostWanted". His residence had been broken in to during a rash of burglaries at the University of Texas at Austin that ended in one of Breathed's acquaintances being murdered in a robbery gone wrong.

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** Notably, Berke appeared in a 2007 episode of "Series/AmericasMostWanted".''Series/AmericasMostWanted''. His residence had been broken in to during a rash of burglaries at the University of Texas at Austin that ended in one of Breathed's acquaintances being murdered in a robbery gone wrong.
23rd Jan '17 8:39:19 AM 32_Footsteps
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** ''The Academia Waltz'', his college strip and ''Bloom County'''s direct predecessor, is so shameful to him that he even refused to release them all in the ''Library'', instead only a small sample of the least offensively bad comics are included.

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** ''The Academia Waltz'', his college strip and ''Bloom County'''s direct predecessor, is so shameful to him that that, for many years, he even refused to release them all in the ''Library'', instead only a small sample of the least offensively bad comics are included. He finally relented and allowed IDW to republish them in a collection in 2015 - six years after he allowed the rest of his output to be published. He's still embarrassed about it - the title of the collection is ''The Academia Waltz and Other Profound Transgressions'', and the cover shows Opus opening a box with content warnings and that had been chained shut.
31st Oct '16 6:05:39 PM BugsFan17
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** Several of the ''Complete Library'' Sunday strips are slightly tampered, mostly from being recycled from the 25th Anniversary Opus book (which had updated colors and some gags that were edited for tightness). The only acknowledgment of tampering from Berke was for a gag in which Bill talks, which (despite ruining the joke) struck him as out-of-character. [[note]] Never mind that Bill spoke several times in the past... [[/note]]
15th Apr '16 9:18:37 AM Mdumas43073
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\n* The strip made its debut on December 8, 1980 -- the same day that Music/JohnLennon was murdered.

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