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Encyclopedia > Larry Groznic

Larry Groznic is a recurring fictional columnist for the parody newspaper The Onion who writes indignantly about perceived crimes against his dweebish subcultural fandom obsessions. These include comic books, science fiction and fantasy television shows and movies, computers and the Internet. He is highly reminiscent of The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy, as both are extreme fanboy satires. The Onion is a United States-based parody newspaper published weekly in print and daily online. ... In sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with a set of behaviors and beliefs, culture, which could be distinct or hidden, that differentiate them from the larger culture to which they belong. ... Fandom (from the noun fan and the affix -dom, as in kingdom, dukedom, etc. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Smaug in his lair: an illustration for the fantasy The Hobbit Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... The NASA Columbia Supercomputer. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Fanboy is a term used to describe an individual (usually male, though the feminine version fangirl may be used for females) who is utterly devoted to a single fannish subject, or to a single point of view within that subject, often to the point where it is considered an obsession. ...


The person whose picture appears as Larry Groznic is actually a Madison, Wisconsin resident named Joel Schlueter. The Onion used his picture because he appeared geeky enough for the articles they had planned. Schlueter was working at Pegasus games, a local gaming store, at the time.


In typical Onion fashion, Groznic's columns are chockfull of detailed and accurate minutiae. Minutiae, in fingerprinting terms, are the points of interest in a fingerprint, such as bifurcations (a ridge splitting into two) and ridge endings. ...


Columns

Groznic's opinion columns include (with volume - issue):

  • Dressing Up Your Dog As Boba Fett Is Something You Have To Devote A Weekend To (36-24, published 7/19/00, link)
  • Maybe I Can Impress Her With My Holy Grail Quotes (36-36, published 10/11/00, link)
  • Now More Than Ever, Humanity Needs My Back to the Future Fan Fiction (37-38, published 10/24/01, link)
  • When You Are Ready To Have A Serious Conversation About Green Lantern, You Have My E-Mail Address (38-05, published 2/13/02, link)
  • I Regret To Say Your Wedding Falls Square In The Middle Of The Prisoner Marathon (38-33, published 9/11/02, link)
  • I Appreciate The Muppets On A Much Deeper Level Than You (39-02, published 1/22/03, link)
  • Don't Come Crying To Me When You Need Someone Who Speaks Elvish (39-13, published 4/9/03, link)
  • I'll Thank You Not To Call My Collection Of Sequential-Art Erotica "Dirty Comics" (39-34, published 9/3/03, link)
  • I Must Take Issue With The Wikipedia Entry For "Weird Al" Yankovic (40-45, published 11/10/04, link)

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a 1975 film written and performed by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin), and directed by Gilliam and Jones. ... The Back to the Future trilogy is a science fiction film trilogy written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... Fan fiction (also spelled fanfiction and commonly abbreviated to fanfic) is fiction written by people who enjoy a film, novel, television show or other media work, using the characters and situations developed in it and developing new plots in which to use these characters. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... The Prisoner is a 1967 UK allegorical science fiction television series starring Patrick McGoohan. ... The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters, and the company created by Jim Henson. ... Elvish languages are constructed languages used typically by elves in a fantasy setting. ... This article is about the medium and art form of comics. ... Wikipedia (IPA: , or ( ) is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. ... This article is about the musician himself. ...

External links

  • The Onion official profile on Larry Groznic

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Larry Groznic (324 words)
The person whose picture appears as Larry Groznic is actually a Madison, Wisconsin resident named Joel Schlueter.
The Onion used his picture because he appeared geeky enough for the articles they had planned.
In typical ''Onion'' fashion, Groznic's columns are chockful of detailed and accurate minutiae.
Larry Groznic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (319 words)
These include comic books, science fiction and fantasy television shows and movies, computers and the Internet.
He is highly reminiscent of The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy.
In addition, he has supposedly posted a reply to "Weird Al" Yankovic's "White and Nerdy" web page.
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