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Off Topic / finally five years older than Elvis
« on: 01 June, 2009, 02:48:46 AM »
I turned 47 today.  Yippee, happy birthday to me etc

yours closer to fiftyishly

Floyd

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Books & Comics / Random personal reads
« on: 21 April, 2009, 02:17:06 AM »
I'm new back here, so sorry if this seems a bit random* and daggy**.
  'The Time of your Life' is the worst Dr Who novel ever. I only finished it because of an irrational compulsion to finish books once started.
  Oedipus At Colonus is terrific and may be the first ever sequel-better-than-the-original.

cheers

Floyd




*as the young people say
** as Australians say

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Welcome to the board / Oheesashiburii
« on: 16 April, 2009, 10:14:06 PM »
(Japanese for 'long time no see').  Hi there! It's a long time since I've been about the board. Thought I'd drop in and say hello.
  Wasn't Prog 1631 awesome?  It inspired me to come back here.
       Me, I'm still living in Melbourne, still reading the progs. I lost a ton of weight after a health scare a year or so back (the health scare drove me to a diet-and-exercise frenzy). I'm now qualified as a high school teacher and am teaching English to adult migrants whilst scheming to inflict myself on the the High School population here.  Oh and I'm studying some Philosophy, partly for phun, partly for professional development.
  How are you all?  What's new?

cheers

Floyd Kermode

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Off Topic / Last Post for a while
« on: 27 May, 2008, 12:46:54 PM »
I'm  leaving the board for a bit and thought I'd say a proper goodbye.
 I'm leaving mainly because I don't feel that I can say what I like about the progs. I don't want to rehash the arguments that have already been aired on this, but thought I should be clear about it.   may be back sometime but it won't be for a while. I won't be lurking, but may drop in on the chat from time to time.
 This is a terrific board all over - I just read PVS's thread about positive things the board has done and didn't realise it has been so inspiring to so many people.  For me, it has been a comfortable funny place, which has sometimes made me laugh out loud and through which I've met some interesting people.  I learned how to be polite on the internet here - mainly by being a galah and then regretting it (my apologies to Frazer Irving, Gordon Rennie, PVS and David Bishop for harping , being rude and generally typing without thinking).  Whenever someone is new and rude, I remember what I used to be like (I think I'm more thoughtful now, but at first it was so intoxicating).
          If or rather when I get to the UK, I will definitely let you know and see how many of you I can meet in the flesh.
 Anyone here is welcome to drop me a line via my address here.

hoo roo all,

Floyd

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Off Topic / Rock on Scotland!
« on: 18 May, 2008, 05:50:54 AM »
Apparently Bon Scott, 'the oldest sharpie'* and rock god came from a town in Scotland, before coming here to be the lead singer of Acker-dacker.  that explains the bagpipes in 'long way to the top'






*sharpies were chav-esque gangs of kids who had mullets and tight ugly little sweaters. Bon Scott was their God.

Link: there's Moniave and....


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Off Topic / Don't poke me!
« on: 17 May, 2008, 01:14:43 PM »
Is anyone else here sick of Facebook?

I'm not sick of it as in "I've used it too much and now I'm tired of it".  I'm sick of reading my mail and getting messages telling me that such-and-such has sent me pictures/found my Japanese name/ written on my graffiti wall/sold me as a pet or some other cute thing.  What I'd like is for such-and-such to send me an email and say hello. I don't want to have to get into Facebook in order to have contact with someone who could contact me directly if they wanted to.
 Usually I'm a sucker for online stuff. Am I a luddite? Does anyone else feel this way about Facebook?  Is it connected to an impending 46th birthday?

well?

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General / Wanna be a cowboy
« on: 15 May, 2008, 02:05:32 AM »
I was wondering this morning how a Western story would go in 2000 AD.  There's a lot of Western influences there; Dredd has a very Clint Eastwood feel to him and the Cursed Earth is very much the sort of place where sherriffy stuff happens, Missionary Man was mostly very cowboy...the list goes on and includes less successful stuff like that Edginton horror/western thingy, that time travel two episode thing....  
So how would a just plain western story go down with you?  Who should write and draw such a story?  I'm not passionately advocating this; you could make a case that there's enough High Plains Drifterishness in Dredd as it is. Just wondering.

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Off Topic / He'll never be an old man Jock
« on: 12 May, 2008, 01:56:55 AM »
Jock Cheese/aka Tokin Blackman aka James Paull, TISM guitarist and writer of two of their best songs (Greg! The Stop Sign! and He'll Never be an Old Man River) has died unseasonably early at 50.  Which is a damn shame

here's the link to the articlehttp://www.livenews.com.au/articles/2008/04/29/TISM_guitarist_dies_of_cancer, and here, more importantly, is a link to one of his songs

check out Greg the Stop Sign too

Link: I saw him in convulsive throes


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Off Topic / He'll never be an old man Jock
« on: 12 May, 2008, 01:46:07 AM »
Jock Cheese/aka Tokin Blackman aka James Paull, TISM guitarist and writer of two of their best songs (Greg! The Stop Sign! and He'll Never be an Old Man River) has died unseasonably early at 50.  Which is a damn shame

here's the link to the articlehttp://www.livenews.com.au/articles/2008/04/29/TISM_guitarist_dies_of_cancer, and here, more importantly, is a link to one of his songs

Link: I saw him in convulsive throes


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Off Topic / wasn't Dave the Chimp available?
« on: 04 May, 2008, 04:25:51 AM »
I've just read that Tory Twit Boris Johnson has become Mayor of London.  As a long-time Spectator reader, I find this inexplicable, having read a lot of his 'aren't I a jolly Wodehouseish quipper' editorials and endured all the space he gave his girlfriend to pretend to be Dorothy Parker.
  Was the other guy that bad? Is it all an anti-Brown backlash? etc etc

over to you

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Links / Spybots '08
« on: 26 April, 2008, 07:21:10 AM »
aaaaages ago, you helpful people directed me to Spybot SnD and Lavasoft for free spybot detection and removal. I've used them ever since and haven't had any of the problems that lead to my original cry for help.
 However that was ages ago. Are there any other things I should be using?

just wondering,

yours gratefully-in-anticipation,

Floyd

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General / droid niminated for art prize thing
« on: 24 April, 2008, 11:15:58 PM »
like I said....quite good stuff. Usually i don't like this guy's work

Link: better than what he usually does


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Books & Comics / new Jack Kirby biography
« on: 13 April, 2008, 05:20:11 AM »
from the same London Review of Books (it must be comics month there)...there's a talk by the author of a new Jack Kirby biography very soon in London. Sorry to be vague, but I can't find the magazine right now. No doubt people with more web-fu than I have can find out where it's at.

cheers,

Floyd

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Books & Comics / Eisner and Others
« on: 12 April, 2008, 03:42:09 AM »
The term â??graphic novelâ?? is dismissed by most of its practitioners as either an empty euphemism or a marketing ploy. As Marjane Satrapi puts it, graphic novels simply enable â??the bourgeois to read comics without feeling badâ??; according to Alan Moore, they allow publishers to â??stick six issues of whatever worthless piece of crap they happened to be publishing lately under a glossy cover and call it The She-Hulk Graphic Novelâ??......

This is the beginning of a review of an Eisner autobiography (as well as of books by David B, Tomine and  Brunette, whoever they are) in the London Review of Books.  Thought you might be interested.

cheers,

yours, lrb-readingly,

Floyd

Link: Eisenshrpritz?


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