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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.


* AuthorAvatar: In the 1983-95 comics, Alexander Barks appears every now and then as a man with a sheet over his head giving him a look of permanent depression. 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. Barks is always depicted as a man with a sheet over his head giving him a look of permanent depression.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.


* IdenticalGrandson: Two longer stories deal with ancestors of Arne, one a poet in post-WorldWar1 Paris during the bohemic revolution, and the other another poet during the events leading up to the assassination of UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar. Both stories provide commentary on the popular view of the eras portrayed, and deconstructs them.

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* IdenticalGrandson: Two longer stories deal with ancestors of Arne, one a poet in post-WorldWar1 post-World War 1 Paris during the bohemic revolution, and the other another poet during the events leading up to the assassination of UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar. Both stories provide commentary on the popular view of the eras portrayed, and deconstructs them.


* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: One strip has Arne meeting with his friend Kalle Kapun who is looking for moral support after cheating on his wife. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome 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.
* ShoutOut: In one strip where Arne is looking for a suit for a wedding, he puts on an [[CrowningMomentOfFunny old sailor suit, making him look even more like Donald Duck, poking fun at the Disney lawsuit]]. He even comments that he can't go outside looking like this, or else he will be sued.

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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. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[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.
* ShoutOut: In one strip where Arne is looking for a suit for a wedding, he puts on an [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments old sailor suit, making him look even more like Donald Duck, poking fun at the Disney lawsuit]]. He even comments that he can't go outside looking like this, or else he will be sued.

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* MistakenIdentity: One strip from the mid-80's, which parodied the infamous case of Stig Bergling, a spy who had gotten out of prison by sneaking out an unguarded backdoor, had Arne buy a paper to read more of the story, only to find an article showing that Bergling had plastic surgery and now looked like [[OhCrap HIM]]. After getting hauled off to maximum security prison, he's released when it turns out the paper had accidentaly gotten the wrong photo from the goverment files (Arne's came from the social security registry).


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* OrganAutonomy: In one strip, Arne has a conversation with his right hand when it suddenly comes alive and chastisises him for wasting his life in bars, desperatly trying to pick up women in a futile attempt at validating his manhood, when his right hand can easily relieve his sexual frustration and let him focus his mind on more important things. Though briefly swayed, once on the way home, Arne tells his hand he's going to chop it off for making him make an ass of himself in front of the whole bar.

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