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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 23 January, 2019, 12:15:28 am »
The thing I am most looking forward to is the Dead Man reveal. I didn't experience it myself, but it must have been quite a moment for readers who were there at the time - probably the biggest thing since the Apocalypse War.

I'd say the revelation that Nemesis is Deadlock was quite a shock!

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 January, 2019, 12:12:58 am »
- Ask for something you cannot have
- Keep everything else the same
- Grab a headline by throwing a bone at the Three Million (while not even informing the Home Office first)
- Continue running down the clock

Plan C will be the above, minus the third bit.

A few friends have tried the Home Office's app.  The app is in beta, to say the least.  You have to use an android device (a problem for one i-using friend of mine), with some particular chip in it, download an app on to said device.  Something about having to provide documentary evidence, but no more than 10 files (to possibly cover a decade's continuous residence), each of which has a size limitation, and can't be uploaded anyway due to 'viruses'.  The only way to get past that stage is to declare you have no evidence.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 21 January, 2019, 12:56:11 pm »
"Like shooting fish in a barrel" is a shite idiom for a simple task.

First you have to get a barrel, fill it with water, then catch a fish, somehow get the slippery fucker in the barrel, then get a gun, load the gun, get ear protection (I don't know if you've ever fired a gun, but they're bastard loud), and fire the gun at the barrel. Once you've done all that, your barrel is rendered useless and it's leaking diluted fish guts everywhere.

In conclusion "Shooting fish in a barrel" is an altogether convoluted and messy way to dispatch a fish, not simple and straight forward at all. The better way to kill a fish is called "Fishing", it's even a shorter and simpler one word affair.

I propose a new modern version:

"Like causing outrage on twitter"

Just ask the folks at Gilette


But first you have to acquire a computer or mobile device capable of using twitter.  Then you need to sign up for an email address. Then you need to create a twitter account.  Then you need to get enough followers that when you say something controversial (or uncontroversial that somebody insists on taking offence at anyway) then it will be noticed.  Not so simple!

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 21 January, 2019, 12:53:34 pm »
I always thought it was a unisex insult conflating bastard and bitch

Yep. That too.[/quote

Me three.

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But how do we say bastich?  Bas-teesh or bast-itch?

I've always read it as the second one.

My vote is on the itchy version.

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Events / Re: LAWLESS: A Celebration Of British Comics 2018
« on: 20 January, 2019, 03:47:18 pm »
Guests:
John Wagner
Alan Hebden
Ian Gibson
Alan Grant
JOCK
Steve MacManus, Lee Carter, David Roach, Mike Collins, Henry Flint, John Higgins,  Boo Cook, Simon Davis, Dylan Teague, Dave Taylor, Clint Langley, Nick Percival, John Charles, Sally Jane Hurst, Dan Cornwell, Steven Austin, Paul Williams, Tom Eglington.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 20 January, 2019, 01:27:53 am »
I actually thought he'd died years ago, but in a way I'm happy to hear he reached a nice age.

You and me both - definitely in the 'they were still alive?' camp - glad he seems to have had a happy retirement.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 19 January, 2019, 01:18:14 pm »

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 18 January, 2019, 12:54:25 pm »
There was every expectation back then that there would be a full five years before the next general election, during which time someone more obviously electable from the party's left might be persuaded to stand for leader, possibly even with Corbyn's blessing (since he never actually wanted the job).


As a resident of his constituency for a decade (well, until the latter half of last year), I was pretty surprised when he ran for the job - I can only guess it was because he looked at the selection who had put themselves forward and didn't want any of them further destroying the party he'd be a member of for however-many-years.  I did bump into him at a community centre a few doors up from where I lived and he did seem to miss some aspects of his previously backbencher status (like being able to cycle to work before security concerns put an end to that).

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 18 January, 2019, 12:51:22 pm »
'd for truth.  The homogeny of middle ground politics got us in this position in the first place, what with Ed Milibands "Immigrant's suck" mugs and giant concrete replica of the "There's no money left" note shockingly failing to swing the hearts and minds of the UK population against austerity and isolationism.


I understand the 'no money left' reference (part of the long-standing tradition of outgoing governments to leave jokey notes for the incoming - which the Tories ripped ripped up and spat on by making the joke public and pretending it was real).  The immigrants mug reference I don't get though - did I miss a new item a few years back?

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Off Topic / Re: Vincent
« on: 18 January, 2019, 12:30:50 am »
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Vincent Mallia this evening in the presence of his family.

Vince's family wish me to thank all who visited him in hospital and also all who left messages and good wishes, all of which were read out by his bedside.

His family have asked to be given privacy in their time of grief, though rest assured that any memories you leave will be collected and passed on at a later date.

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Off Topic / Re: Vincent
« on: 17 January, 2019, 11:35:33 am »
Just had a text from Julie (Vince's sister).

The tube is out
vince is breathing but very laboured
I've been told it is the beginning of the end and sadly could be hours or days at most. I'm happy if anyone wants to pop by but you'd have to be tough stuff
I don't want people crying in front of him, any suggestion of music you think he'd like that I can play to him to lighten the atmosphere would be appreciated.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 17 January, 2019, 10:53:13 am »
Lorna Doom, bassist with early LA punk band Germs.

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Off Topic / Re: Vincent
« on: 15 January, 2019, 07:25:19 pm »
For anybody who does know Vincent, here's an update.

As he is now breathing on his own, the doctors will be taking him off of the ventilator.  This doesn't mean that he has regained consciousness.  In the hours after coming off the ventilator he could have a cardiac arrest or any number of other complications.  His sister has asked the doctors to delay taking him off the ventilator until Thursday morning to give everybody one last chance to visit tomorrow (Wednesday 16th January)

Intensive Care, 1st floor
National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery
Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG

Visiting hours are from 12:00 until 19:00.  Only two visitors allowed at a time, so if you visit in a large group be aware that you'll have to take turns going in.

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Off Topic / Re: Vincent
« on: 14 January, 2019, 10:36:23 am »
facebook post here, visible to friends of friends.

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