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* WaterSourceTampering: Played for laughs.
--> '''EMT 1''': So, what's the call?
--> '''EMT 2''': A crocodile with a cracked skull and a duck with the clap threatening to piss in Stockholm's drinking water reserve.

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** The spy who Arne gets mixed up with was disguised as [[ComicBook/MickeyMouse Pete]].


* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One strip has Arne meeting with his friend Kalle Kapun who is looking for moral support after cheating on his wife. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Arne quickly makes it clear that he is having none of it, that by cheating Kalle's spat in his wife's face, and that Arne will gladly pay for the bullets if Kalle's wife ever decides to shoot his dick off; in short, he makes it clear that Kalle can take his self-pity and cram it.]] This also leads to Arne being picked up by a nearby woman who overheard the conversation.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One strip has Arne meeting with his friend Kalle Kapun who is looking for moral support after cheating on his wife. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Arne quickly makes it clear that he is having none of it, that by cheating Kalle's spat in his wife's face, and that Arne will gladly pay for the bullets if Kalle's wife ever decides to shoot his dick off; in short, he makes it clear that Kalle can take his self-pity and cram it.]] This also leads to Arne being picked up by a nearby woman who overheard the conversation. This, in turn, leads to the decision to go bar-hopping with Kalle more often...


* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: The author's pseudonym, Alexander Barks, is a shout-out to Creator/CarlBarks.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: The author's pseudonym, Alexander Barks, is a shout-out to Creator/CarlBarks.Creator/CarlBarks and UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat.

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** One strip, set at The Museum Of Modern Art in Stockholm, was about this topic, with Arne complaining that art had been reduced to an indulgent circle-jerk for the elite rather than having any appeal for the masses.


* AuthorAvatar: In the 1983-95 comics, Alexander Barks appears in the comic every now and then to deliver some commentary. Barks is always depicted as a man with a sheet over his head, though his eyes, which are perpetually downcast, are visible. Also; many of Christensen's friends has pointed out that Arne appears to have quite a few traits in common with Christensen himself.

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* AuthorAvatar: In the 1983-95 comics, Alexander Barks appears in the comic every now and then to deliver some commentary. Barks is always depicted as a man with a sheet over his head, though his eyes, which are perpetually downcast, are visible. Also; many of Christensen's friends has pointed out that Arne appears to have quite a few traits in common with Christensen himself. The comic and the supplemental material plays with it at times, with Arne sometimes [[RageAgainstTheAuthor accusing Barks of being far too serious or gloomy in his worldview]].



* AssShove: Happens to Arne when a couple of HardGay guys take exception to Arne's insistance on using the word "gay" as a pejorative for things he doesnt like.

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* AssShove: Happens to Arne when a couple of HardGay guys take exception to Arne's insistance insistence on using the word "gay" as a pejorative for things he doesnt doesn't like.



* TheCameo: Several, as part of Christensens homage to European comic books. Many famous comic book characters will make cameos in the background in street scenes, and in two noteable examples, as part of "Arnes circle of friends". Among these can be mentioned [[ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio Spirou]], ComicBook/{{Tintin}}, ComicBook/{{Asterix}}, ComicStrip/ThePhantom, [[{{Creator/Disney}} Gyro Gearloose and Goofy]]. There's also the fantasy sequence with ComicStrip/KrazyKat and Ignatz.

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* TheCameo: Several, as part of Christensens Christensen's homage to European comic books. Many famous comic book characters will make cameos in the background in street scenes, and in two noteable examples, as part of "Arnes circle of friends". Among these can be mentioned [[ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio Spirou]], ComicBook/{{Tintin}}, ComicBook/{{Asterix}}, ComicStrip/ThePhantom, [[{{Creator/Disney}} Gyro Gearloose and Goofy]]. There's also the fantasy sequence with ComicStrip/KrazyKat and Ignatz.


---> SO, WHAT ARE YOU READING? "THE DEFENSE BUDGET FOR 1991"? HOW BORING IS THAT? CHECK OUT SOME '''REAL''' GUNS! ''(pulls out a porn mag)'' YOU KNOW WHAT WE'LL DO IF THE ENEMY COMES? WE'LL '''WANK''' ON THE BASTARDS! HAHAHA!

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---> SO, -->SO, WHAT ARE YOU READING? "THE DEFENSE BUDGET FOR 1991"? HOW BORING IS THAT? CHECK OUT SOME '''REAL''' GUNS! ''(pulls out a porn mag)'' YOU KNOW WHAT WE'LL DO IF THE ENEMY COMES? WE'LL '''WANK''' ON THE BASTARDS! HAHAHA!


--> '''Krille''': Why cant you tell the damn story about Tom Thumb like eveyone else?!
--> '''Arne''': I was getting there, I was just explaining the setting first!

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--> '''Krille''': --->'''Krille''': Why cant you tell the damn story about Tom Thumb like eveyone else?!
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'''Arne''': I was getting there, I was just explaining the setting first!

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** One of the worst he ever told him, which veered straight into BlackComedy and never looked back, was about the safety of nuclear power (written around the time of the Chernobyl disaster). It ended with the line "According to the polls, 18% of those asked were against nuclear power. Everyone else were already dead". Cue Willy bawling his eyes out.
--> '''Krille''': Why cant you tell the damn story about Tom Thumb like eveyone else?!
--> '''Arne''': I was getting there, I was just explaining the setting first!

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* AwfulWeddedLife: Parodied in one strip when Micke Misery is bitching to Arne about how boring and predictable being married is, talks loudly about how he wants to just screw random women and not care about tomorrow... and then once he's done venting, he takes an early night, because he doesnt want his wife to get worried by staying out too late.


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* CountryCousin: Arne's cousin Masen. He's a total subversion of the CountryMouse (or duck in this case), and is in fact so crude and loud that even the normally hedonistic Arne and Krille are shocked at his behavior.


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* UnclePennybags: Sigge Pigg, one of Arne's closer friends, is a successfull writer and theater director, and this has ''far'' more money to throw around than the rest of his friends. He's based on a real life author Christensen is friends with, who was successfull enough that he could afford to be generous. In Christensens own words, "the jealousy was enormous".


---> SO, WHAT ARE YOU READING? "THE DEFENSE BUDGET FOR 1991"? HOW BORING IS THAT? CHECK OUT SOME '''REAL''' GUNS!''(pulls out a porn mag)'' YOU KNOW WHAT WE'LL DO IF THE ENEMY COMES? WE'LL '''WANK''' ON THE BASTARDS! HAHAHA!

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---> SO, WHAT ARE YOU READING? "THE DEFENSE BUDGET FOR 1991"? HOW BORING IS THAT? CHECK OUT SOME '''REAL''' GUNS!''(pulls GUNS! ''(pulls out a porn mag)'' YOU KNOW WHAT WE'LL DO IF THE ENEMY COMES? WE'LL '''WANK''' ON THE BASTARDS! HAHAHA!

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* TestosteronePoisoning: Masen, Arne's cousin from the country:
---> SO, WHAT ARE YOU READING? "THE DEFENSE BUDGET FOR 1991"? HOW BORING IS THAT? CHECK OUT SOME '''REAL''' GUNS!''(pulls out a porn mag)'' YOU KNOW WHAT WE'LL DO IF THE ENEMY COMES? WE'LL '''WANK''' ON THE BASTARDS! HAHAHA!


* PretenderDiss: Arne's Roman ancestor slags off {{Creator/Virgil}} as a "fucking dilettante" who only writes about "shepherds and sheep-shaggery" (referencing ''Eclogiae'', the original [[{{Arcadia}} pastoral love poems]] and considered to be one of the high points of Roman literature) and "keeps going on and ''on'' and '''''ON''''' about the [[TheAeneid huge epic about the founding of the city he's going to start working on any day now...]]

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* PretenderDiss: Arne's Roman ancestor slags off {{Creator/Virgil}} as a "fucking dilettante" who only writes about "shepherds and sheep-shaggery" (referencing ''Eclogiae'', the original [[{{Arcadia}} pastoral love poems]] and considered to be one of the high points of Roman literature) and "keeps going on and ''on'' and '''''ON''''' about the [[TheAeneid [[Literature/TheAeneid huge epic about the founding of the city he's going to start working on any day now...]]

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* MerchandiseDriven: Parodied in the '93 Christmas comic, which satirized the gigantic merchandise operation for ''Film/JurassicPark''. In the authors notes for this page, Christensen wrote "all honor to Steven Spielberg, but his merchandise machine can get on your nerves. I was surprised when ''Film/SchindlersList'' came out and they didnt try to sell us [[CrossesTheLineTwice chocolate gas chambers]]."


* AuthorAvatar: In the 1983-95 comics, Alexander Barks appears in the comic every now and then to deliver some commentary on the comic. Barks is always depicted as a man with a sheet over his head, though his eyes, which are perpetually downcast, are visible. Also; many of Christensen's friends has pointed out that Arne appears to have quite a few traits in common with Christensen himself.

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* AuthorAvatar: In the 1983-95 comics, Alexander Barks appears in the comic every now and then to deliver some commentary on the comic.commentary. Barks is always depicted as a man with a sheet over his head, though his eyes, which are perpetually downcast, are visible. Also; many of Christensen's friends has pointed out that Arne appears to have quite a few traits in common with Christensen himself.

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