Ogri disappears from 'Bike'...

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Ogri disappears from 'Bike'...

Postby Bender » Wed May 05, 2010 7:09 pm

A sad day for fans of 'Bike' Magazine - after the current issue the legendary cartoon character Ogri will now longer appear in the mag.

Ogri disappeared from the magazine in the 1980s, to be replaced by a poor substitute 'Bloodrunners', but eventually the then management ironed out their problems with Ogri's creator Paul Sample, and he returned to Bike - until now.

For the past year or so Bike has been reprinting classic Ogri cartoons, so I called Bike's editor Tim Thompson - a very nice chap - to find out why this is happening, and it seems he is as sad about Ogri disappearing as I am.

He explained that British 'Easy Riders' style magazine 'Back Street Heroes' has made Paul Sample an offer he can't refuse and simply poached Ogri from them. The buggers.

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Postby Blackal » Wed May 05, 2010 7:11 pm

Never found it "mildly-amusing" never mind - "funny" - won't miss it one bit.

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Re: Ogri disappears from 'Bike'...

Postby boxerpan » Wed May 05, 2010 10:42 pm

Bender wrote:...............I called Bike's editor Tim Thompson - a very nice chap ..............


He may be a nice chap but if he doesn't turn up for pre arranged meetings (twice) he doesn't get my vote :evil:
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Postby FLASH » Thu May 06, 2010 5:04 am

I liked Ogri.....not so much the storylines, but the background details were always very funny. I remember one, a film poster for "Mission Impossible IV" with the strapline "Find a friendly pub in Wales"

Thanks for the update, I was wondering why we were getting old B&W reruns
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Re: Ogri disappears from 'Bike'...

Postby simon » Thu May 06, 2010 10:46 am

Bender wrote:British 'Easy Riders' style magazine 'Back Street Heroes' has made Paul Sample an offer he can't refuse and simply poached Ogri from them.


:shock:

[smilie=dont know.gif] ..but AFAIK Ogri never rode choppers.. [smilie=mf_hide.gif] :tongue3:

Plus always bin in awe of Ogri, being more of a 'Malcolm' :lol:
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Postby congoman » Thu May 06, 2010 6:57 pm

Yikes!!!

My son will no longer have a reason to pick up Bike magazine.

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Postby boxerscott » Thu May 06, 2010 9:59 pm

Bollox to Ogri its Mitzi i will miss :shock:
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Postby herrman » Thu May 06, 2010 10:18 pm

Just makes me feel so old!! I remember the 1st edition of BIKE and seeing Ogri (& Malcolm & Mitzi) for the first time!!

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Postby gus » Thu May 06, 2010 11:08 pm

Bloodrunners was great. Great futuristic bikes and sexy women.
Ogri was for the old farts! :wink:
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Postby winger » Fri May 07, 2010 7:25 am

herrman wrote:Just makes me feel so old!! I remember the 1st edition of BIKE and seeing Ogri (& Malcolm & Mitzi) for the first time!!


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Postby Bender » Fri May 07, 2010 4:56 pm

gus wrote:Bloodrunners was great. Great futuristic bikes and sexy women.
Ogri was for the old farts! :wink:
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Postby Bender » Fri May 07, 2010 11:03 pm

Ogri of course was the originator of a favourite phrase of exasperation of mine - 'Gods' Teeth!'

I will miss Ogri, OK, it wasn't always funny, and occasionally the stories were a bit lame and repetitive, but a bit like Routemaster buses and HP sauce you just get used to having them around. (And yes, I realise you can still get HP sauce, so maybe that was a bad example. Or was it? How long before Brussels ban it0?) :shock:
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Postby Fw190 » Sat May 08, 2010 10:13 am

Bender wrote:Ogri of course was the originator of a favourite phrase of exasperation of mine - 'Gods' Teeth!'

I will miss Ogri, OK, it wasn't always funny, and occasionally the stories were a bit lame and repetitive, but a bit like Routemaster buses and HP sauce you just get used to having them around. (And yes, I realise you can still get HP sauce, so maybe that was a bad example. Or was it? How long before Brussels ban it0?) :shock:


Well you'd better cross HP sauce off the list... it's now made in Holland! ''gods teeth!'' is nothing sacred!

Ogri was the first thing that I looked at when I got the magazine, Mitzi still adorns the crud catcher on my mountain bike..
I hope they don't have him riding around on some chopper or street fighter.

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Postby nab 301 » Sun May 09, 2010 9:06 am

Harry Lime wrote: I was living in an EC1 London squat, rebuilding Laverdas on the 3rd floor

. And to quote an Ogri phrase, "Stuff it! I've always got me bike."


How many flights of stairs did you have to haul the laverda up :shock:

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