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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    He fought Teddy Roosevelt which was....weird.
    The "real" Teddy Roosevelt or an anthropomorphic equivalent (such as a bear with a similar name)?

    If the latter, there's a little more leeway to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaastra View Post
    It also what made him lose the love of his sisters who were his sidekicks and led to him breaking away from his family for years till Donald got him to open up to his family again. Rosa said it was the one time he went into "flintheart's territory". He went to far and saw his mistake to late and lost the love of his sisters. He then said he would never go that far again.


    Man life and time of scrooge mcduck was a great comic story.
    I agree. I have enjoyed reading the book "life and time of scrooge mcduck". Don Rosa was certainly not only a better artist than Carl barks, but also a great storyteller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    The "real" Teddy Roosevelt or an anthropomorphic equivalent (such as a bear with a similar name)?
    The "real" President Roosevelt, albeit of course rendered in the dog-face style used for humans in the Duck stories.


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    The "real" President Roosevelt, albeit of course rendered in the dog-face style used for humans in the Duck stories.
    That stories fun. Donalds mother chases the army by herself and later her sister scolds her for it. "hope you didn't hurt those poor army men". Also scrooge ends up trading the land in that story to Roosevelt and trades for his teddy bear! (his sisters thought it was cute) He puts it up for years till Donald and the nephews told him it's the first teddy bear and worth a lot of money! Scrooge then puts itf on display. Scrooge and Roosevelt also ended up as friends over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    The Carl Barks and Don Rosa comics do reference real history.

    New references get a little convoluted since these are quickly dated.
    Don Rosa has done decent research on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1883_eruption_of_Krakatoa

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    In Don Rosa's story "The Old Castle's Other Secret or A Letter From Home", Maurice Mattressface was clueless about what baseball is.

    Most French may not have heard of baseball in the 1950's but as a member of the International Money Council, Maurice Mattressface had to travel to the USA and visit either World Bank World Bank or International Monetary Fund, both of which are headquartered in Washington, D.C. and both also founded in 1945. And he still hasn't heard of baseball.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Bank_Group

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intern..._Monetary_Fund

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    In Don Rosa's story "The Old Castle's Other Secret or A Letter From Home", Maurice Mattressface was clueless about what baseball is.
    With a last name like "Mattress-face", what do you expect?

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    I so want to see Donald get thrown into Gitmo & get water-boarded by Pete.

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    It's a fucking classic Disney character. His stories are supposed to be about fun and adventure. I know it's cool to try and ruin everyone's childhood icons by making them super edgy and or shockingly political, but I don't think you would really do a service to the brand of Disney or Scrooge McDuck by making them too realistic.

    Otherwise you end up like that Family Guy skit where Elmer Fudd shoots Bugs Bunny and it just blows a hole in his chest and then Elmer breaks his neck and drags him off to either eat him and or sell his fur. Yeah it's realistic and it's shockingly funny as like a 10-second gag, but trying to make that an actual story kind of misses the point of the Looney Tunes.

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    *Active shooter runs amok in McDuck's mansion would be quite timely*

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLGO 13 View Post
    *Active shooter runs amok in McDuck's mansion would be quite timely*
    Scrooge acquired his wealth by working in some mighty dangerous situations. He was certainly no slouch at the use of firearms himself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seismic-2 View Post
    Scrooge acquired his wealth by working in some mighty dangerous situations. He was certainly no slouch at the use of firearms himself.

    Add that to the list of qualities that make Scrooge totally a super conservative. He is a rich, frugal, thrifty and industrious hard-worker who doesn't donate a single cent to others. He pays minimum wages to his nephews. He also carries guns. He'd make a great president of the NRA

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