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Wha… Why are they hanging the dog? (Because he’s a no-good dirty Belgian dog, that’s why.)

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Also: considering it’s Herge, these cowboys don’t seem to have a whole lot of practice lynching…

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Tintin: vigilante madman. I’d like to see a Wold-Newton story where Batman takes down this interloper.

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I wonder if the translators had been reading a lot of Wodehouse. “Ballyhoo”, indeed.

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It seems extremely silly that an animal rights activist would try to interfere with the natural circle of life.

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Andrew Jeanes said on February 21st, 2008 at 12:20 am

Never mind the racism and ludicrous plot twists, what about those trains? European-style buffers with an American cowcatcher pilot, and those stripey crossing gates with the dangling tell-tales–completely unheard of in North America. It’s like Hergé didn’t care about getting *anything* right!

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To be fair, American has changed a lot since the New Deal.

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It’s like Hergé didn’t care about getting *anything* right!

I know! I’ve been doing some reading-up on Wikipedia, and it seems dogs can’t talk.

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Just because snowny has speach bubbles doesn’t mean he actually talks. The elephants and the cow in Cigars of the Pharaoh also have speach bubbles.

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