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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Ogri disappears from 'Bike'... Reply with quote

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.

Oh well.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Ogri disappears from 'Bike'... Reply with quote

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 or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Ogri disappears from 'Bike'... Reply with quote

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.


Shocked

dont know ..but AFAIK Ogri never rode choppers.. mf_hide tongue3

Plus always bin in awe of Ogri, being more of a 'Malcolm' Laughing
..also drooled over Mitzi. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes!!!

My son will no longer have a reason to pick up Bike magazine.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bollox to Ogri its Mitzi i will miss Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloodrunners was great. Great futuristic bikes and sexy women.
Ogri was for the old farts! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


If you have a genuine copy,their worth a few bob.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gus wrote:
Bloodrunners was great. Great futuristic bikes and sexy women.
Ogri was for the old farts! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I'm the Bike magazine generation.

The early "bought it off an old rocker" strip rang a bell for a 17 year old hooning around on a '59 T120 cafe racer bought for 80 in '75.

The Bloodrunners series...in the 80's I was living in an EC1 London squat, rebuilding Laverdas on the 3rd floor and riding a 1200 Mirage or SFC 1000 as my urban transport, wiv me blonde blasting around on a cutesy lowered Monza... Rolling Eyes

So that sort of rang a bell too.

What I need now is a strip about sad old gits with too many bikes who hurt themselves in classic trails Laughing

Maybe not!

Whatever, I'll ride 'til I'm broken. And to quote an Ogri phrase, "Stuff it! I've always got me bike."
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?) Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?) Shocked


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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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Shocked

My favourite coffee mug until ( I unintentionally) bounced it off the floor recently). Got some funny looks in work though...


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