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Can someone enhance the sign in this image?
scholar - 28-5-2008 at 17:30

I would like to be able to read it. I'm thinking someone who knows how to adjust light-darkness, contrast, etc. will be able to do it.
It appears to say

LOONEY TUNES
THE
SUPREME
[something something]
WORLD


DeWitch - 28-5-2008 at 18:06

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
I would like to be able to read it. I'm thinking someone who knows how to adjust light-darkness, contrast, etc. will be able to do it.
It appears to say

LOONEY TUNES
THE
SUPREME
[something something]
WORLD

I tried in PSP but could not get it so I could read it


victor - 28-5-2008 at 21:56

Try this Scholar.


Quaver - 28-5-2008 at 22:05

Supreme ruler of the world?


scholar - 28-5-2008 at 22:11

That certainly gives me more to work with.

I'll try looking at it from various distances, squinting, different sizes on the browser, etc., and see if I can figure out what words those might be.

Anyone else is welcome to give their impressions (but, in good taste--it's a cartoon that children would see!).


scholar - 28-5-2008 at 22:16

Quote:
Originally posted by Quaver
Supreme ruler of the world?

I think "ruler of the" is too much for the unidentified wording.

It looks more like XXX XXX to me--about three characters in one word, followed by about three characters in another word.


giron - 28-5-2008 at 22:19

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
That certainly gives me more to work with.



Get a ruddy life! waggyfinger

Surely, you could find something more important to do with your time? shocked_yellow

I'm sorry if my comment seems a little harsh, but it needed to be said. waveysmiley


victor - 28-5-2008 at 22:25

In negative.


victor - 28-5-2008 at 22:29

And again.


marymary100 - 28-5-2008 at 22:40

Is this a joke scholar?


giron - 28-5-2008 at 22:42

For goodness sake, victor, that's a blatant example of post boosting, if ever I saw one! waggyfinger

Well done, keep up the good work! waveysmiley


victor - 28-5-2008 at 22:49

I think its

THE SUPREME OF OUR WORLD.


victor - 28-5-2008 at 22:52

The power of IrfanView.

Your recommendation Giron.

Very useful tool.


giron - 28-5-2008 at 22:54

Have you got any evidence to back up your ridiculous claim? shocked_yellow


scholar - 28-5-2008 at 23:08

Victor, I think you may have worked it out. :D:D:D


victor - 28-5-2008 at 23:09

Quote:
Originally posted by giron
Have you got any evidence to back up your ridiculous claim? shocked_yellow


I certainly have right herenananana


scholar - 28-5-2008 at 23:17

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Is this a joke scholar?
I am not doing a joke.:)

The artists of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies were fond of including references to their studio and their people in background details. I've been looking at a site that goes through these references, cartoon by cartoon, and the commentor on the site did not know what the words were. I wondered if, with some help, I might discern what they are.


giron - 28-5-2008 at 23:20

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Originally posted by victor


I certainly have right herenananana


Thank you for posting a link to one of my numerous magnificent threads. waveysmiley

No wonder that I'm recognised as a Forum God! :D


Quaver - 28-5-2008 at 23:29

Quote:
Originally posted by giron
No wonder that I'm recognised as a Forum God! :D

Whereconfused2


scholar - 28-5-2008 at 23:46

Quote:
Originally posted by giron
No wonder that I'm recognised as a Forum odd! :D
:o:o:D:D:D:P:P:P:P


victor - 28-5-2008 at 23:46

This might be better.

THE SUPREME OF YOUR WORLD


victor - 28-5-2008 at 23:54

Quote:
Originally posted by giron
Quote:
Originally posted by victor


I certainly have right herenananana


Thank you for posting a link to one of my numerous magnificent threads. waveysmiley

No wonder that I'm recognised as a Forum God! :D


I believe in giving credit where credits due. ;)

I take PayPal. :D


Redwolf5150 - 29-5-2008 at 00:13

I tried enhancing it in Photoshop CS2 but the image is too small to do any meaningful enhancement on.

I'd need a scan from the original film frame to do anything with it.

Then again, either the few frames in either direction from the one this was scanned from might have the sign sharp.

And I just spent some time scanning the list of Looney Tune shorts and there is NOTHING in there that has Supreme as the second word in the title.

kewl_glasses


Daz - 29-5-2008 at 01:45

I tried a few tricks myself, and didn't get any further than the efforts above... Even tried XP's magnifier on the efforts in the hope of an improvement...

However, the missus has convinced me it might be saying "The supreme cartoon world"


scholar - 29-5-2008 at 02:02

Daz, I have the impression there is a space between two groupings of characters, in the line under discussion.

I am inclined to one of Victor's suggestions. His second suggestion seems more suitable. :)


Quaver - 29-5-2008 at 09:58

Quote:
Originally posted by Daz
However, the missus has convinced me it might be saying "The supreme cartoon world"

That sounds right too. It may be one word.


Daz - 29-5-2008 at 12:48

Quote:
Originally posted by Quaver
Quote:
Originally posted by Daz
However, the missus has convinced me it might be saying "The supreme cartoon world"

That sounds right too. It may be one word.


I lost interest TBH, but the missus got intrigued, and spent some time on it, and she thought that it might have been a red herring with the space between words, as the "L" in world, is hardly visible in places, but your mind tells you it must be there...

But I've wasted enough time on this BS, so I'm not going to lose any sleep on it, or whether I'm right or wrong...! :D


marymary100 - 29-5-2008 at 16:38

It's certainly not a joke in any case.


Dreamweaver - 29-5-2008 at 17:08

I think the answer is here look for "the film fan" (clampett1940)


scholar - 29-5-2008 at 17:24

Those references are not jokes, as such. They are inside references, something the men and women of Termite Terrace (where the artists worked) enjoyed. Putting in such details showed the cartoons were labors of love. The scene could have played without any such sign in the background, and saved the effort of the cartoonist who drew the sign--but it was a richer cartoon with the added prop, and it was fun for them to refer to themselves in such a way. I have looked at most of eleven web pages of such references, and learned that their director Friz Freleng (also known as Frizby, pronounced like the flying saucer toy), Leon Schlesinger, and Ray Katz had many products named after them.

This is what Friz looked like, his appearance used for the astronomer in "Hasty Hare."


marymary100 - 29-5-2008 at 17:54

Was the pay off worth the effort?


scholar - 29-5-2008 at 19:04

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Originally posted by marymary100
Was the pay off worth the effort?
Yes, indeed it was.

The inquiry paid off with Victor displaying his image enhancement skills, Marymary showing her search skills, and several of us proposing what the words might be.

I'd call that a good pay off.:D:D:D
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Marymary's link says the poster reads: "LOONEY TOONS SUPREME OF THE WORLD"


Dreamweaver - 29-5-2008 at 20:14

Quote:
Originally posted by scholar
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Marymary's link says the poster reads: "LOONEY TOONS SUPREME OF THE WORLD"


Who's? lips_sealed


giron - 29-5-2008 at 22:06

Quote:
Originally posted by marymary100
Was the pay off worth the effort?


Any opportunity to engage in blatant post boosting has to be worth the effort, doesn't it? lips_sealed


victor - 29-5-2008 at 22:11

Who me? waveysmiley


giron - 29-5-2008 at 22:28

Good post boost, victor. waveysmiley