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Private Eye Frank Chase and his partner/dog Max are on the case!

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Postby Coota on Wed Feb 07, 2001 10:56 am

You know, Frank is the most YUPPIE private detective I've ever seen. No trench coat. No .44. No bottle of rye in his trench coat pocket. Hell, he probably goes to Starbucks regularly. He's overly friendly. He doesn't smoke. He's not an ex-cop. What qualifications does he have for being a private detective? Most PIs are ex-cops, ex-workers for the DA's office, or ex-somethings that have to do with crime/finding things. He wears those yuppie shirts. <P>Frank really, really needs a course in Private Detectiving <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Johnski333 on Thu Feb 08, 2001 1:54 am

Heh . . . he said half-caf.<P>------------------
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Postby AccordionDad on Thu Feb 08, 2001 5:05 am

I propose three possibilities for this:<P>(1) Conscious of sterotyping, Mr. Milligan set out to create a PI character that was just a little different and more interesting. Think Thomas Magnum, think Jim Rockford.<P>(2) Subscribing to the "Write What You Know" dictum still taught in some writings circles, Mr. Milligan is using as role models the people in his life, most of whom are Yuppie-looking, Starbucks-sitting, non-gun-toting suburbanites who {chill} follow Martha Stewart, not Curtis Sliwa.<P>(3) Max is really an ex-cop from the K-9 squad, which we'll learn in an upcoming strip featuring officer Wanda.<P>And what would they teach at this "Private Detectiving" course? How to smoke Camels? How to mask the smell of bourbon spilled on your wrinkled trenchcoat? How to growl menacingly while asking questions?<P>Somehow, I don't think Mickey Spillane's universe contains talking dogs. You think?<P>------------------
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Postby IwonBenny on Thu Feb 08, 2001 8:59 am

It's none of that. It's just, Frank knows how to get it done.........
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Postby Frank Chase on Thu Feb 08, 2001 10:14 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Coota:
<B>You know, Frank is the most YUPPIE private detective I've ever seen. No trench coat. No .44. No bottle of rye in his trench coat pocket. Hell, he probably goes to Starbucks regularly. He's overly friendly. He doesn't smoke. He's not an ex-cop. What qualifications does he have for being a private detective? Most PIs are ex-cops, ex-workers for the DA's office, or ex-somethings that have to do with crime/finding things. He wears those yuppie shirts. <P>Frank really, really needs a course in Private Detectiving <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif"><P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Okay.<P>First of all, when's the last time you saw anyone under 60 wearing a trench coat? <P>Next, I have been known to carry a piece when absolutely necessary. I carry one bullet in my shirt pocket.<P>Rye? Never touch the stuff. Unless you're talking about a nice ham on rye with a zippy mustard and the tomatoes are so perky...<P>And, no offense, but NOBODY knows my history or the demons that haunt me (or my partner, for that matter) from our lives prior to the exploits you read here. I've worked very hard to keep them private. Perhaps someday they'll be recorded here for posterity. <P>And for your information -- I've TAKEN a course in Private Detectiving. It was either that or TV/VCR Repair.<P>Now, if you'll excuse me, there's a Double Mocha latte half-caf with my name on it.<P>Chase out.<P>
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Postby grandpa35 on Thu Feb 08, 2001 11:09 am

Attaboy Chase!!<P>You rock 'em!!<P>Keep America Singing
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Postby DrScottie on Fri Feb 09, 2001 1:38 am

He's a 'private' detective. Emphasis on the Private Part. AHEM... I mean emphasis on the word Private! <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/biggrin.gif"><P>------------------
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Postby Coota on Sat Feb 10, 2001 9:36 am

Actually, that's just the kind of response I was looking for. I'm glad there's a yuppie detective out there; it gives me something to aspire to.<P>Which actually brings me to a much more important question, one that I actually pose seriously(I wouldn't read this comic if it didn't have an interesting, original, hilarious take on the much done Private Detective genre); where does all this stuff come from? I figured some came from your personal life, but as it looked like you took some of what I said personally, it seems that you take a LOT of it from your personal life. Could be misinterpreting, though. <P>------------------
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Postby Johnski333 on Sat Feb 10, 2001 9:57 am

Hey Coota- that was Frank who replied, not Milligan. <P>(whispering so Frank can't hear)
Frank doesn't know he's a comic character, he thinks he's a real person, but with highly colorful days on Sundays. We tried to put Frank in a comic where nobody suffered, where . . . everyone . . . would be happy . . . it didn't take. He woke up and knew he was a comic. So the next thing we did is what you see here . . . what you call "The Matri. . . oh, um I mean "L&F Investigations".<P>That's just my interpretation though.<P>------------------
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Postby Spasecat on Mon Feb 12, 2001 8:56 am

ummm...what's a yuppie?
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Postby Padre on Mon Feb 12, 2001 10:21 am

Eh -Hem!
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Postby chief petty officer klerk on Sat Feb 17, 2001 10:06 am

Now now Frank. Please tell us about your past or I will get a friend look it up at ASIO. Please don't make me do it the hard way!<P>------------------
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