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Asterix and Obelix in Catalunya


October 29th, 1959… That day, for the very first time, was published a comic which would become famous around the world, as it has been published in 107 languages: Asterix and Obelix.
The went pretty much everywhere: America, Rome, Egypt, England, Belgium, Spain…
Even to Catalunya, the proof being this picture! Yep, another shutter, another closed shop!

Other birthdays today: Winona Ryder, 38, Richard Dreyfuss, 62, the Internet, 40. 40 years since Charley Kline sent some data from the University of California to the University of Stanford, an L and a O, on a Honeywell computer.
Happy birthday! Have some cake!

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12 responses

  1. love asterix n O', always thought they're funny! have you watched the french film though? played by g.depardieu,sad to say, it was a flop,not my type.
    it's better to read it in comics.
    ^-^

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    October 30, 2009 at 3:11 pm

  2. A friend had told me about this pair a long time ago, and until now I didn't even know what they looked like! Great shot and a perfect way to brighten up a dark, gloomy morning!:)

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    October 30, 2009 at 10:58 am

  3. A friend had told me about this pair a long time ago, and until now I didn't even know what they looked like! Great shot and a perfect way to brighten up a dark, gloomy morning!:)

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    October 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

  4. The shops could need a miracle-worker 😉

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    October 30, 2009 at 10:27 am

  5. One of my boys was an Asterix fan – he read every book! Enjoy your gâteau.

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    October 30, 2009 at 8:30 am

  6. Happy birthday and have FUN!!

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    October 29, 2009 at 11:58 pm

  7. JM

    Great and deserved tribute! Very cool find!

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    October 29, 2009 at 11:08 pm

  8. 50 years and allways young

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    October 29, 2009 at 9:10 pm

  9. Fun, comical facts and a fancy storefront cover! Good snap!

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    October 29, 2009 at 8:33 pm

  10. Mon Astérix ! Mon Idéfix qui pleure quand on abat un arbre ! Mon Obélix et son sanglier rôti, sa collection de casques romains… Sont un peu zarbi avec leurs bonnets phrygiens mais c'est peut-être l'ajout catalan ?

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    October 29, 2009 at 8:24 pm

  11. A clink of the wine glass to all of the above. And to you and Mandy, too.

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    October 29, 2009 at 7:24 pm

  12. My son would love it! And I need to confess that I'm a kind of Asterix fan as well! 🙂
    Léia

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    October 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm