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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

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Just a thought, but if the Tintin annual #1 (link broken) makes reference to the art of dowsing then perhaps this is something the BSD might think about stocking in the BSD shop, along with Red Rackham's Treasure?

It could be promoted as a fun way of getting kids involved with dowsing! :D

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Good idea, Ian. I'll have to have a look at that annual next time I'm in a bookshop!
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My bet is that the one on the left is the front cover from Le Petit Vingtieme from the following week i.e. 21st of March 1940. I haven't been able to find that one on e-bay...yet !
This turns out to be wrong. The cover of the 21st of March one is completely different and has "Joyeuses Paques" at the bottom.

Darn...

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Ian Pegler wrote:Just a thought, but if the Tintin annual #1 makes reference to the art of dowsing then perhaps this is something the BSD might think about stocking in the BSD shop, along with Red Rackham's Treasure?

It could be promoted as a fun way of getting kids involved with dowsing! :D

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I can now confirm that Tintin & Snowy album #1 (link broken) does indeed contain instructions for using L-rods. However more albums have come out since - it looks like they're doing one each year, so how long this one will stay in print I don't know (it came out in 2005).

The instructions are on page 32 under the heading of "Crackpot Inventions", but it's not skeptical at all.

There are also references to Desert Survival (although this doesn't show Tintin using a Y-rod) and a
long section on Red Rackham's treasure.

The book is a hardback and good quality. It would be a good one to accompany Red Rackham's treasure.

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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

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Herge's Adventures of Tintin are to be translated into Welsh, according to this article...

I'm not so sure about some of those name translations !!!!

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Re: Herge the dowser

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Ian Pegler wrote:I just found the following comment on the Tintinologist forum:
Explorers on the Moon - Tintin discovers the existence of water on the moon.

This wasn't proved until a few years ago. Now when people look back people see Herge as a visionary.
...or as a remote dowser?

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Talking of water on the Moon, it now seems that the Moon may be much wetter than previously thought...

from the BBC...
'Much more water' found in lunar rocks

The Moon might be much wetter than previously thought, a group of scientists has said.
CLICK HERE to read the article.

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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

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Hi
I can now confirm that Tintin & Snowy album #1 does indeed contain instructions for using L-rods. However more albums have come out since - it looks like they're doing one each year, so how long this one will stay in print I don't know (it came out in 2005
I wonder if macdonalds will release one with the tin-tin films, happy meal novelty dowsing kit :-)
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ledgehammer: I wonder if macdonalds will release one with the tin-tin films, happy meal novelty dowsing kit :-)
No chance. As soon as you discover that you can dowse the "happy meal" for its value(s) and realise the implications....
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Ian Pegler wrote:According to a recent report Spielberg and Peter Jackson will some day be bringing Tintin to the movie screens.

CLICK HERE to read the report.

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The film is nearly here. It will be released at the Winter Solstice.

http://www.tintin.com/

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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

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Oh, well according to this Daily Mail article, it's out later this month on the 26th!

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the Thompson twins...who else?

Here's an image of the book on dowsing by Victor Mertens, a copy of which Herge had in his possesion (though not this actual one).

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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

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From Wikipedia:

"The first press screening occurred in Belgium on October 10, 2011. Sony will release the film during late October and early November 2011 in Continental Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and India. Paramount will distribute the film in Asia, New Zealand, the UK and all other English speaking territories. They will release the film in the United States on December 23, 2011."

Filmdate says the UK première is October 23 in Leicester Square, followed by national release on October 26.

Blistering Barnacles! :mrgreen:
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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

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I guess Tintin is bigger in Europe than in the States, so we're getting it before them - Region 2 before Region 1 - makes a change !

I wonder what they think of it in Belgium?

There's a longer trailer here:



No sign of Professor Calculus, in fact he's not listed in the full cast on IMDB...

How can you have Red Rackham without Calculus???

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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

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Yup, it looks like Steven's failed his Calculus test.

This is not going to go down well with the Tintin fans. :evil:

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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

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I'm pretty dissapointed now... :-(

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Re: Dowsing in "Herge's Adventures of Tintin"

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ledgehammer wrote:I'm pretty dissapointed now... :-(

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It seems an odd decision to make - the Prof. is such a key character.

According to the Wikipedia page on Prof. Calculus, Herge was indeed a believer in dowsing and actually knew Victor Mertens who had used a pendulum to find the lost wedding ring of Herge's wife in October 1939.

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