History Trivia / FoxTrot

24th Jan '18 12:27:25 AM Cryoclaste
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* OneOfUs: Bill Amend is unabashedly nerdy. He plays WorldOfWarcraft and, in the comic's pastiche of it, had Jason discover a fancy weapon called the "[[http://www.wowwiki.com/Doomulus_Prime Doomulus Prime]]." Blizzard ''[[{{Defictionalization}} put it in the real game]]''. (Though they did water it down a bit first. The item Jason found had a DPS rate of 3,000.)

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* OneOfUs: Bill Amend is unabashedly nerdy. He plays WorldOfWarcraft ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' and, in the comic's pastiche of it, had Jason discover a fancy weapon called the "[[http://www.wowwiki.com/Doomulus_Prime Doomulus Prime]]." Blizzard ''[[{{Defictionalization}} put it in the real game]]''. (Though they did water it down a bit first. The item Jason found had a DPS rate of 3,000.)
28th Oct '17 7:36:38 PM KoopaKid17
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* LongRunner: Started in 1988; switched to Sundays only at the end of 2006.
13th Sep '17 4:47:34 PM nombretomado
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** In 1996, Amend created a "Slug-Man" video game as Jason Fox and put it on his website. It was a re-skinned version of ''Glypha III'', a ''VideoGame/{{Joust}}'' clone for the AppleMacintosh.

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** In 1996, Amend created a "Slug-Man" video game as Jason Fox and put it on his website. It was a re-skinned version of ''Glypha III'', a ''VideoGame/{{Joust}}'' clone for the AppleMacintosh.UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh.
29th Jul '17 9:54:43 PM MisterBeeg
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* MissingEpisode: On April Fool's Day 1997, almost every syndicated cartoonist traded places with another. Amend drew that day's ''Nancy'' while the ''Nancy'' team took that day's ''[=FoxTrot=]''. The [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/1997/04/01/ strip that they drew]] does not appear in the compilation ''Welcome to Jasorassic Park'', though; in its place are the chewed-up corners of the strip and a flock of "Quincyraptors" (a reference to a ''Film/JurassicPark'' pastiche in that same compilation, wherein each dinosaur resembles Quincy). As far as anyone can tell, this is the only ''[=FoxTrot=]'' strip that has never been reprinted in the books. However, it is available on [=GoComics=]' website for the strip.

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* MissingEpisode: On April Fool's Day 1997, almost every syndicated cartoonist traded places with another. Amend drew that day's ''Nancy'' ''Zippy the Pinhead'' while the ''Nancy'' team took that day's ''[=FoxTrot=]''. The [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/1997/04/01/ strip that they drew]] does not appear in the compilation ''Welcome to Jasorassic Park'', though; in its place are the chewed-up corners of the strip and a flock of "Quincyraptors" (a reference to a ''Film/JurassicPark'' pastiche in that same compilation, wherein each dinosaur resembles Quincy). As far as anyone can tell, this is the only ''[=FoxTrot=]'' strip that has never been reprinted in the books. However, it is available on [=GoComics=]' website for the strip.
27th Jul '17 1:06:18 PM MisterBeeg
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** A weekday strip featuring Paige being late for every class except P.E. was later recycled as a Sunday strip.
20th Jul '17 10:43:34 PM unclebubba62
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The earliest strips (before the iFruit) showed the family using early Apple computers and Roger admitting he had absolutely ''no idea'' how to use a computer, period, and ignoring it when one was actually added into his office. Nowadays, people will probably view that as TooDumbToLive, but in the 80s, that's not as stupid as you might think - some middle-aged people in the 80s never actually ''did'' use home computers, and not all industries pretty much ''required'' them. This was before Roger came from BumblingDad to flat out TooDumbToLive.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The earliest strips (before the iFruit) showed the family using early Apple computers and Roger admitting he had absolutely ''no idea'' how to use a computer, period, and ignoring it when one was actually added into his office. Nowadays, people will probably view that as TooDumbToLive, but in the 80s, that's not as stupid as you might think - some middle-aged people in the 80s never actually ''did'' use home computers, and not all industries pretty much ''required'' them. This was before Roger came went from BumblingDad to flat out TooDumbToLive.
24th May '17 5:13:14 AM C2
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* TooSoon: The July 22, 2012 strip was pulled due to the July 20, 2012 Aurora shooting. The strip involved Jason attempting to shoot Paige with his 'sniper' watergun.

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* TooSoon: The July 22, 2012 strip [[http://www.foxtrot.com/2012/07/22/getting-close/ strip]] (which did make to the FoxTrot website, as you can see) was pulled due to the July 20, 2012 Aurora shooting. The strip involved Jason attempting to shoot Paige with his 'sniper' watergun.
19th May '17 5:31:54 AM C2
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* MissingEpisode: On April Fool's Day 1997, almost every syndicated cartoonist traded places with another. Amend drew that day's ''Nancy'' while the ''Nancy'' team took that day's ''[=FoxTrot=]''. The [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/1997/04/01/ strip that they drew]] does not appear in the compilation ''Welcome to Jasorassic Park'', though; in its place are the chewed-up corners of the strip and a flock of "Quincyraptors" (a reference to a ''Film/JurassicPark'' pastiche in that same compilation, wherein each dinosaur resembles Quincy). As far as anyone can tell, this is the only ''[=FoxTrot=]'' strip that has never been reprinted in the books. However, it is available on GoComics' website for the strip.

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* MissingEpisode: On April Fool's Day 1997, almost every syndicated cartoonist traded places with another. Amend drew that day's ''Nancy'' while the ''Nancy'' team took that day's ''[=FoxTrot=]''. The [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/1997/04/01/ strip that they drew]] does not appear in the compilation ''Welcome to Jasorassic Park'', though; in its place are the chewed-up corners of the strip and a flock of "Quincyraptors" (a reference to a ''Film/JurassicPark'' pastiche in that same compilation, wherein each dinosaur resembles Quincy). As far as anyone can tell, this is the only ''[=FoxTrot=]'' strip that has never been reprinted in the books. However, it is available on GoComics' [=GoComics=]' website for the strip.
17th Apr '17 3:22:31 PM Alexsi
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**Possible fridge brilliance, it's a computer, it was dreaming specifically about the software itself rather than the main character.
8th Jan '17 10:40:22 AM Twentington
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** When the family first got internet service, for instance, Jason got in trouble for running up a huge bill because he figured the three hours of free use was per day, not per month. When they switched to a flat fee, Andy couldn't get on for ''months'' due server lag and busy signals. And she had no messages at all when she ''did'' get on, something she'd likely have wanted years later when flooded with spam.
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