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Books & Comics / Re: ANT WARS collection
« Last post by M.I.K. on Today at 03:19:55 am »
Idiotic, pulpy, trashy, over-the top, old-fashioned B-movie nonsense.

I first read it when it was reprinted in Eagle in 1986 and found it to be precisely my cup of tea for that very reason.

See also Terror of The Cats from Scream! and Disaster 1990!, (which I hadn't actually read 'til it got reprinted in a Megazine floppy a few years ago, so it's not just the nostalgia talking).
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by Mister Pops on Today at 02:36:43 am »

Can't punch Nazis, can't silence Nazis, now I can't even ignore Nazis...


Can I still blame my farts on them?
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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by Mister Pops on Today at 02:36:35 am »
I made my own beer, sampled the first batch tonight. It's good. Don't have a hydrometer, so I don't know how strong it might be.

I own a TV. Make of that what you will
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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by darnmarr on Today at 12:54:37 am »
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

(which really could've done with a less self-harming-teenagers-bedroom-door-slamming-exit-shout of a title), was funny and tense and sharp and warm and stood up for the notion of 'ordinary decent people' in a way that reminded me of 'Fargo' when it 1st came out. I strongly recommend.
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Praise Grud! I've been wanting to like STD for so long I've come out in a rash. These latest two episodes have attracted my attention. Not converted just yet but have my fingers crossed.



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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by TordelBack on 17 January, 2018, 11:25:24 pm »
"I don't like that man, I must get to know him better"  Abraham Lincoln. Fighting ignorance with ignorance doesn't work.

Can't punch Nazis, can't silence Nazis, now I can't even ignore Nazis...

But then this is Abe talking, the same guy who started a four year civil war over the secession of South Carolina, so I suppose I have some leeway.

(Yes, I'm aware I'm that "all true Scotsmen" applies here.  But if Nazis wear the same slacks and beanies as you, you're probably doing something wrong.)
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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on 17 January, 2018, 11:22:25 pm »
I'm with Sheridan Block!
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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by sheridan on 17 January, 2018, 11:21:47 pm »
The poster claimed not to have a tv and that, because of this, had not heard of the programme in question. That is all. Not having a tv does not equate to an inability to watch tv programmes. I do not own a pogo stick but that doesn't mean I am unable to jump up and down.

There's been some disagreement about the original statement. I too surmised that the non-ownership of a TV had somehow been the reason that the poster hadn't heard of Spa Wars.

However, a more recent post (above) by MIK disputed that was the intention of the post, and that the fact the poster hadn't heard of Spa Wars was not in fact related to owning a TV, but rather the inference was that not having a TV was a good thing, because it meant that the poster wouldn't actually be able to WATCH Spa Wars.

So here we are. How does the poster watch Television programmes without a TV?

I would suggest that actually the poster in question CAN watch TV programmes, via alternative screens/ devices, and could actually watch Spa Wars (if they had heard of it, and were inclined to watch it), but instead chose to bring into the discussion the fact that they didn't own a TV, as if that somehow placed them on a higher intellectual plane, and a more discerning consumer of Television, than people who do own TVs, and might actually watch Spa Wars.

Hopefully the OP can confirm.


I really don't see why I should have to defend myself to somebody who's spent a number of posts over the past few pages attacking me.
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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Last post by sheridan on 17 January, 2018, 11:15:25 pm »
Or alternatively, the phenomena are connected, because watching non-broadcast TV content tends to be a matter of deliberate active choice, rather than being at the mercies of whatever the schedules serve up at the moment you begin your flick through "<insert number> channels of shit on the TV to choose from". 

The latter broadens one's awareness of what is current, whether you have any existing interest or not; the former leads to one seeking out the things that already pique same, irrespective of currency.

Hmm, but I've never heard of it, and I am subjected to the horrific, manipulative vagaries of broadcast TV scheduling. So we've BOTH never heard of it, and yet only of us thinks that pointing out they don't have a TV is the reason for not having any clue what Spa Wars is.

Like I said, it seemed an odd to think to introduce into a conversation, it adds nothing. It's like me saying "I don't read The Radio Times, so I have NO IDEA what TV programmes are on and when"

Although I have noticed that, much like vegans, people who don't own a TV (or have a TV licence) are easily identified because they'll tell you about it very quickly.


I've no idea why you're making these personal attacks against me, though to refute the allegation that I go on about it all the time - I've been at my current workplace for over a decade - somebody found out only the other week that I didn't have a TV.  No idea why I need to defend myself in this way, but life suddenly isn't seemingly so sort-of-okay...
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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« Last post by I, Cosh on 17 January, 2018, 11:14:25 pm »
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