The real Orbit/Fun Thread

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The real Orbit/Fun Thread

Postby detroitrulez » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:38 am

I noticed some some of the more senile droolers over at DY were trying to score some cool points with the kiddies by dredging up memories of the old Orbit/Fun days.

Anyone that ever actually read or wrote for those publications knows that HFD is the true home for any such discussion.

The scant availability of materials on the interwebs necessitates, perhaps, a trip to the attic on my way to the scanner. Even still, this little morsel is still pretty entertaining (see, e.g. 101 Reasons Coleman A. Young is not married):

http://www.poe-news.com/forums/sp.php?pi=1001791491
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Postby davecat » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:40 am

If you have it, please scan the editor's diatribe in the final issue. It was beautiful.
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Postby caseyc » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:44 am

I have a bunch.....not sure how I go about this scanning and posting business but will give it a try.
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Postby davecat » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:45 am

caseyc wrote:I have a bunch.....not sure how I go about this scanning and posting business but will give it a try.


Just give it to a courier to deliver it to Andy.
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Postby caseyc » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:47 am

davecat wrote:
caseyc wrote:I have a bunch.....not sure how I go about this scanning and posting business but will give it a try.


Just give it to a courier to deliver it to Andy.


Roger that!
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Postby Roger Murdoch » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:22 am

Huh?
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Postby Andy » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 pm

Here we go, hat tip to caseyc for supplying the raw materials here. In its entirety, this is the next to last issue of Orbit from August of 1999.

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Final issue to follow soon.
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Postby guest » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:46 pm

Awesome. I did an image search for the Blocky ad but to no avail.
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Postby Exciteable » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:06 pm

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Christ....This seems like it was just a few years ago, not 9 years ago.
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Postby Shark » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:35 pm

Exciteable wrote:Christ....This seems like it was just a few years ago, not 9 years ago.


I had to double back and look at the date again, no way I thought it was 9 either.
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Postby paramour » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:05 pm

At first glance Detroit looks like other major city [sic]. But soon you start to notice there aren't many businesses (where do the people shop for groceries? For that matter, where are all the people?) But all that is changing: Detroit is a city in transition. That means every road closed in the construction zone formally known as South of Eight Mile. Combine that with Detroit's world famous offensive drivers (They didn't name it John Dodge Freeway for nothing) and you have a city traffic jam going nowhere -- slow. It will all be over soon. And once the casinos are built, there will be no poverty, no crime, no drug problems and everybody will be a winner.


I heard that same sentiment the other day about the transit center...or maybe it was the Book Cadillac...or Quicken....you get the picture...
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Postby Andy » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:45 pm

Part 1 of the final issue. The first 50 pages (of 100):

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Postby davecat » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:07 pm

That "Blast Off" was even better than I remembered. Thanks for your work, Andy and Casey!
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Postby Andy » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:23 pm

It's been fun reading this stuff. Hopefully I can get the rest of the final issue up this evening.

Casey also sent some back issues so we'll try and get those up as soon as possible (it'll take a little longer since they're a larger size).
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Postby susanarosa » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:55 pm

Fred Sanford on acid cracked me up.

I have to admit, it's funnier now that I'm old enough to go to have gone to any of those places.
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