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    Default CBR: Popeye To Be Public Domain in Europe - Tomorrow

    In accordance with E.U. copyright law, cartoonist Elzie Segar's beloved Popeye
    the Sailor character will become public domain beginning January 1, 2009,
    making it legal for anyone to sell Popeye posters, T-shirts and new comics.


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    WELL BLOW ME DOWN!






    Side note: is it true Popeye had bulgy arms because he was a compulsive lover of one armed self -indulgence??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Excelsior
    Side note: is it true Popeye had bulgy arms because he was a compulsive lover of one armed self -indulgence??
    If so, it would mean that Popeye is ambidextrous... which I don't think has been established.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR News View Post
    In accordance with E.U. copyright law, cartoonist Elzie Segar's beloved Popeye
    the Sailor character will become public domain beginning January 1, 2009,
    making it legal for anyone to sell Popeye posters, T-shirts and new comics.


    Full article here.
    So this only true in the EU, right? I'm guess there's some people crazy enough to include him some fanfic crossovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roquefort Raider View Post
    If so, it would mean that Popeye is ambidextrous... which I don't think has been established.

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    Yeah I figured. His left hand had to get tired of squeezing open all of those spinach cans over the years. He had to go righty sometimes.
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    Rushes out to make tons of Popeye shirts , caps and shit ! Must move quick. Popeye money in 2009 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excelsior View Post
    Side note: is it true Popeye had bulgy arms because he was a compulsive lover of one armed self -indulgence??
    That tends to build the upper arms, not the forearms.



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    You want to torture someone? Make 'em watch the old Popeye black & white cartoons that were recently collected on dvd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grphxkindaguy View Post
    You want to torture someone? Make 'em watch the old Popeye black & white cartoons that were recently collected on dvd...
    Your idea of torture is remarkably similar to my idea of a nice, leisurely afternoon.
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    The black and white Popeye cartoons are considered the best the character did from what many claim. And the ones that followed in color went down in quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grphxkindaguy View Post
    You want to torture someone? Make 'em watch the old Popeye black & white cartoons that were recently collected on dvd...
    What you describe sounds exactly like my vision of heaven.
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    I guess I can finally work on that story where Olive Oyl really does blow Popeye down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakasama View Post
    So this only true in the EU, right? I'm guess there's some people crazy enough to include him some fanfic crossovers.
    I don't know about crossovers, but a Google search for Popeye fanfics turned up this little gem:

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2082033/1/Swimpys_Dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonC View Post
    I guess I can finally work on that story where Olive Oyl really does blow Popeye down.

    ZING!!!

    Im looking forward to the release of the "Gladly pay you tuesday" Wimpy Sex tape.

    ahem.
    ummmmm
    yeah.


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