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: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 22 April, 2010, 08:14:04 PM
I found an Easter egg under the stairs today which fell from my pile. Happy days.








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: COMMANDO FORCES 22 April, 2010, 08:18:14 PM
I have bought some Dredd/2000AD merchandise lately  :D
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: mogzilla 22 April, 2010, 10:01:16 PM
I found an Easter egg under the stairs today which fell from my pile. Happy days.





























































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you have eggs on your piles? that aint good dude!
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: House of Usher 22 April, 2010, 10:11:11 PM
I found an Easter egg under the stairs today which fell from my pile. Happy days.



Like Mogzilla says: "I ain't eating that."  :lol:
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: vzzbux 22 April, 2010, 10:18:48 PM
I thought the chocolate tasted a bit tinny.






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: Tiplodocus 22 April, 2010, 11:34:24 PM
Afternoon delights.
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: Roger Godpleton 22 April, 2010, 11:50:17 PM
The Fratelli's or whatever they were called have split up.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 23 April, 2010, 05:29:14 AM
I'm sat at work, parked on the bay at Canvey Island and I've just ordered and paid for three books, using my touch screen phone.
Isn't technology groovy!
By the way they were Case Files 16, Nemesis (Horus Heresy) and the latest omnibus of Gaunts Ghosts   :D
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: Radbacker 23 April, 2010, 08:43:21 AM
I HAVE ONE HOUR OF WORK LEFT TODAY :)

CU RADBACKER
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: Cyberleader2000 23 April, 2010, 05:58:45 PM
I just finished Mobile Fighter G-Gundam and have spent the last hour laughing at all the Gundam fan jokes sloted in thro out the finale 2 episodes  and I feel so sad for managing to spot ever refers Gundam they sloted in from other series.
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: Jared Katooie 23 April, 2010, 08:53:32 PM
Man, I love rhinos.
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: Minkyboy 23 April, 2010, 08:55:43 PM
Man, I love rhinos.


Do they give you the horn?

(sorry)


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: Jared Katooie 23 April, 2010, 09:08:58 PM
<sigh>
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: Roger Godpleton 23 April, 2010, 11:06:18 PM
Right Guard Xtreme Fresh shower gel. The motherfucking KING of shower gels. I tried the menthol variety and it felt like I was bathing in the Trebor vats. IT IS FUCKING AWESOME. And under the hood? Words are not nearly enough.

It's currently £1 in Superdrug. I shall be stocking the fuck up.
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: Dandontdare 23 April, 2010, 11:15:42 PM
Right Guard Xtreme Fresh shower gel. The motherfucking KING of shower gels. I tried the menthol variety and it felt like I was bathing in the Trebor vats. IT IS FUCKING AWESOME. And under the hood? Words are not nearly enough.

It's currently £1 in Superdrug. I shall be stocking the fuck up.

(http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/anaconda888/clearhead.jpg)
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: Kerrin 23 April, 2010, 11:19:40 PM
And under the hood? Words are not nearly enough.

You should try Natural Source Mint, seriously thought I'd done myself permanent damage of the bell end. Most invigorating, but a bit much first thing in the morning. Switched back to the Lime.


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: Roger Godpleton 23 April, 2010, 11:30:49 PM
Two and a Half Men is being cancelled!!
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: Dandontdare 23 April, 2010, 11:36:10 PM
Two and a Half Men is being cancelled!!

Whatever will happen to The Most Obnoxious Child in Television Ever.
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: Peter Wolf 23 April, 2010, 11:52:21 PM
And under the hood? Words are not nearly enough.

You should try Natural Source Mint, seriously thought I'd done myself permanent damage of the bell end. Most invigorating, but a bit much first thing in the morning. Switched back to the Lime.




Natural Source Mint is excellent stuff.
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: mogzilla 24 April, 2010, 10:55:24 AM
And under the hood? Words are not nearly enough.

You should try Natural Source Mint, seriously thought I'd done myself permanent damage of the bell end. Most invigorating, but a bit much first thing in the morning. Switched back to the Lime.




Natural Source Mint is excellent stuff.

they should do a chilli version for the hardcore men among us ! or you can just cut chillis and forget to wash you hands then go for a wee :o
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: Devons Daddy 24 April, 2010, 02:44:53 PM
may i ask why the last thread is not able to be found?
i personally felt it was often the stuff of true laughs,smiles and wonderful moments amongst the often common, LOL moments,

finding this, rebirth is GREAT! as i enjoy reading and posting here.
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: Pete Wells 24 April, 2010, 02:55:36 PM
or you can just cut chillis and forget to wash you hands then go for a wee

I once made a lady cry by 'getting romantic' with her after I'd been cutting chillis. She almost jumped through the ceiling then ran to the bathroom to grab a cold sponge. No nookie for Mr Wells that night I tell ya.
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: wild-seven 24 April, 2010, 03:14:28 PM
this thread is re-born - whoop!
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: Paul faplad Finch 24 April, 2010, 04:55:42 PM
may i ask why the last thread is not able to be found?
i personally felt it was often the stuff of true laughs,smiles and wonderful moments amongst the often common, LOL moments,

finding this, rebirth is GREAT! as i enjoy reading and posting here.

Wondering the same thing. Does this new thread mean that the old one is definitely gone for good then? Bit of a shame if it is.

If for no other reason than the Spugs/Fantastic ratio now makes us all look like a bunch of miserable sods. :)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 24 April, 2010, 05:12:46 PM
may i ask why the last thread is not able to be found?

It just vanished one night, when I wanted to post the Jock 'Mean Machine' artwork that I won on ebay. I asked the question a couple of times about where it went but you know what these new mods are like  ::)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 24 April, 2010, 06:15:11 PM
It's sunny, I've just washed the pots while stomping my feet and punching my fist into the air, while listening to Billy Idol, in preparation for Dr Who  :D
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: House of Usher 24 April, 2010, 09:18:10 PM
This is the first weekend in ages that has felt like a proper weekend, not just two non-working days between work! Sunny out, 2000ad, light shopping, beer with dinner, a two-hour nap to compensate for a sleep deficit, and laid three rolls of turf where the shabby bit of patio used to be, my good lady having done all the ground work while I was having said nap. I love my 4' x 6' lawn! We're ready to get a rabbit now.

 :D
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: Roger Godpleton 24 April, 2010, 10:16:25 PM
I found the missing good slipper so now the back-up slippers can go in the garage.
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: Cyberleader2000 25 April, 2010, 01:16:35 AM
Life's so drokking fantastic because my Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone arrived in the post today and its not officially out till the 26th also I won Armada tidal wave off eBay for only £12.50. Life is good.  :D :D :D :D :D :D
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: Emperor 25 April, 2010, 03:35:10 AM
may i ask why the last thread is not able to be found?
i personally felt it was often the stuff of true laughs,smiles and wonderful moments amongst the often common, LOL moments,

finding this, rebirth is GREAT! as i enjoy reading and posting here.

Wondering the same thing. Does this new thread mean that the old one is definitely gone for good then? Bit of a shame if it is.

I'm afraid that was me. I went to delete some spam and instead of just deleting the post I removed the topic (because usually the spammer starts their own thread so you just delete the thread) a momentary lapse and boom.  :-[

I did ask if there was a way to fix it (perhaps from a database backup) but haven't heard back so I assume the answer is no (even if there is one it is a pain to extract all the relevant information from the various tables and then reinsert it back in without making a bigger mess). I have been checking to see if there is a cached version but so far have only been able to find the last page (http://66.102.9.132/search?q=cache:AsCtNVwjuF4J:www.2000adonline.com/forum/index.php%3Ftopic%3D24358.2295+site:2000adonline.com+drokking+fantastic&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk) (and Google has caches of the last page (http://66.102.9.132/search?hl=en&q=site:2000adonline.com+drokking+fantastic&start=10&sa=N) for most of this year as the thread grows). However, I'm still working on it...

The irony is life wasn't that drokking fantastic moments after I realised the thread has disappeared :(
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: Cyberleader2000 25 April, 2010, 12:59:49 PM
may i ask why the last thread is not able to be found?
i personally felt it was often the stuff of true laughs,smiles and wonderful moments amongst the often common, LOL moments,

finding this, rebirth is GREAT! as i enjoy reading and posting here.

Wondering the same thing. Does this new thread mean that the old one is definitely gone for good then? Bit of a shame if it is.

I'm afraid that was me. I went to delete some spam and instead of just deleting the post I removed the topic (because usually the spammer starts their own thread so you just delete the thread) a momentary lapse and boom.  :-[

I did ask if there was a way to fix it (perhaps from a database backup) but haven't heard back so I assume the answer is no (even if there is one it is a pain to extract all the relevant information from the various tables and then reinsert it back in without making a bigger mess). I have been checking to see if there is a cached version but so far have only been able to find the last page (http://66.102.9.132/search?q=cache:AsCtNVwjuF4J:www.2000adonline.com/forum/index.php%3Ftopic%3D24358.2295+site:2000adonline.com+drokking+fantastic&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk) (and Google has caches of the last page (http://66.102.9.132/search?hl=en&q=site:2000adonline.com+drokking+fantastic&start=10&sa=N) for most of this year as the thread grows). However, I'm still working on it...

The irony is life wasn't that drokking fantastic moments after I realised the thread has disappeared :(


Ha I knew it, it was my fist guess that some deleted it.  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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: maryanddavid 25 April, 2010, 09:03:18 PM
Great weekend, my brother and his girlfriend announced their engagement, which means lots of nights out between here and November, when the big day is, and our dog Daisy had four tiny pups, kids love them.

David
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: Roger Godpleton 25 April, 2010, 09:06:39 PM
Can I have Emperor's job?
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: House of Usher 25 April, 2010, 09:36:33 PM
Flavours of Jelly Belly jellybeans: blueberry and Dr Pepper.
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: nev 25 April, 2010, 09:41:53 PM
Flavours of Jelly Belly jellybeans: blueberry and Dr Pepper.
Dear Grud, where can one obtain Dr Pepper jellybeans? It sounds as though they are the most beautiful things ever.
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: House of Usher 25 April, 2010, 09:45:26 PM
You can get them in a gift box of 25 flavours, but possibly also sold pick & mix in House of Usher Frazer department stores' confectionery section. Or in any other department store that sells fancy goods.

I rarely see fancy goods, if ever. :| Tesco is good enough for the likes of me.
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: vzzbux 25 April, 2010, 10:03:54 PM
TK maxx sell jelly belly jelly beans. I keep my missus stocked up from there.





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: Peter Wolf 25 April, 2010, 10:08:52 PM
 Montezumas white chocolate with whole strawberries contained within.
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: House of Usher 25 April, 2010, 10:13:04 PM
TK maxx sell jelly belly jelly beans. I keep my missus stocked up from there.

Doh! I should have said so. That's where ours came from.  :-[
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: Emperor 25 April, 2010, 11:31:53 PM
Can I have Emperor's job?

Thanks for reminding me that it could be worse :)
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: satchmo 25 April, 2010, 11:37:23 PM
I'm finally catching up on my progs, I'm bloody desperate to get to the current Dredd story! And I got OMAC as a present yesterday. And Steven Moffat thinks "hey, I'll make a version of Ring for kids and shit up an entire generation and they'll be talking about the weeping angels for the rest of their lives, that's a fucking good idea." He's right :)

and I think I'm going to be a father tomorrow...
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: House of Usher 26 April, 2010, 12:27:42 AM
The world is waiting.  :)
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: satchmo 26 April, 2010, 05:17:15 AM
I am a father  :D

My son was born at 2.09 this morning, he's called Dylan and he's beautiful. Just like his Mam. Blimey. Just... Blimey.
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: Hoagy 26 April, 2010, 05:59:50 AM
Great to be the first on board to say....CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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: COMMANDO FORCES 26 April, 2010, 06:57:46 AM
And it took you 3hrs & 8mins to tell the board  ::)
And you have yet to change the words under your avatar, get your priorities in order, slacker!





CONGRATULATIONS, enjoy these special days and dress him in crazy stuff and take loads of photos, so when he's older you can take the PISS  ;)
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: Pete Wells 26 April, 2010, 07:18:28 AM
Yaaaaaaaaaay! Congrats Satch! I was just thinking about your babe this weekend and out he pops. I'm delighted for you!
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: wild-seven 26 April, 2010, 09:17:11 AM
Congratulations Satch!
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: Richmond Clements 26 April, 2010, 09:33:23 AM
I am a father  :D

My son was born at 2.09 this morning, he's called Dylan and he's beautiful. Just like his Mam. Blimey. Just... Blimey.

Congratulations to you both, Ben!
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 26 April, 2010, 09:56:04 AM
Well done Ben and everyone else involved.
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: Banners 26 April, 2010, 10:03:39 AM
Great stuff - congrats!

M@
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: Mikey 26 April, 2010, 10:13:47 AM
Good news and congratulations!

M.
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: SuperSurfer 26 April, 2010, 10:30:20 AM
Congratulations, satchmo!
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: Dandontdare 26 April, 2010, 12:36:48 PM
Congratulations.

He may only be a day old, but best begin moving all your comics etc to toddler-proof locations - don't wait until those jammy fingers get hold of your old progs!
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: mygrimmbrother 26 April, 2010, 12:39:24 PM
Well done sir!
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: Devons Daddy 26 April, 2010, 01:47:41 PM
 
today was a double dose of boat trips, as we are now sending all the staff out for a little jaunt.sad as it is true, three years the place has been in operatoin. only 50% of the staff ever actaully got on a yacht!

so we are now addressing this, and taking all the staff out for a one hour criuse over the next two weeks.

great way to spend half the day at work. !!!!!
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: Bolt-01 26 April, 2010, 03:34:54 PM
HUZZAH for Satchmo! And Mrs Satch of course. :)
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: Emperor 26 April, 2010, 04:13:23 PM
HUZZAH for Satchmo! And Mrs Satch of course. :)

I was going to say - while it is fantastic for Satchmo, it is really Mrs Satchmo who has done the bulk of the hard work over the last 9 months ;) Well done to all three of you - it was a team effort :D

Can I recommend "Emperor" as a sensible name for a boy? It has done me no harm :)
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: Roger Godpleton 26 April, 2010, 04:22:33 PM
Congratulations Satchmo.
 

Also, I'm down to 2 people ignoring me for some reason.
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: vzzbux 26 April, 2010, 07:57:05 PM
Congrats to the Satch house hold. Another future twoth to the fold.






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: TordelBack 26 April, 2010, 08:00:11 PM
Many congratulations, Satchmo & Co!   Hard work, but all well worth it - babies are a blast!
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: satchmo 26 April, 2010, 09:07:30 PM
Thanks gang! It's been an incredible experience!

The police did tell me not to post anything about my life here anymore because of the pathetic lowlife that's stalking us, but I had to tell my friends my news. So I'm afraid I can't elaborate further about my son, but if anyone wants to see a picture of him or hear about him, feel free to send me a PM.

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: Kerrin 26 April, 2010, 09:09:10 PM
Congratulations Ben! And a hearty pat on the back to your good lady for her excellent work.
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: satchmo 26 April, 2010, 09:40:59 PM
Thanks Kerrin!

By the way, Moderators: I'd appreciate it if you keep and eye on this thread, specifically if any new member joins up and starts posting shit about me or my girlfriend or the baby. It won't be the first time the stalker will have done it.

Sorry to cause any trouble...
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: dangermouse3597 26 April, 2010, 09:50:47 PM
Congratulations Ben!
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: House of Usher 26 April, 2010, 09:55:23 PM
Oh, congratulations Ben, and congratulations!  :D

Really pleased for you both.
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: maryanddavid 26 April, 2010, 10:06:31 PM
Congrats Satchmo and Co, hope all are well!

David
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: mogzilla 26 April, 2010, 10:30:46 PM
We're ready to get a rabbit now.

 :D

 :o dude,way to much info!

congrats to satch and mrs satch and welcome to baby satch ! its the bestest job EVA!
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: House of Usher 26 April, 2010, 10:54:33 PM
We're ready to get a rabbit now.

 :D

 :o dude,way to much info!

I know what you're alluding to. "Do not want" is the lolcats answer to that one!! Seriously, those things are harsh. Like a power tool. I might get one for mixing plaster, but that's about it.
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: mogzilla 26 April, 2010, 11:07:19 PM
or custard!
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: COMMANDO FORCES 27 April, 2010, 01:52:41 AM
I'm sat here watching 'The Pacific' while uploading pictures for my next blog article, wrapping two packages to be sent out to SBT and KevLev (I finally gor around to it Kev), eating a galaxy bar & some Rib Nik Naks and washing it all down with some Dr Pepper.

ROCK 'N' ROLL  :lol:
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: Cyberleader2000 27 April, 2010, 07:55:36 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because today I went from 9 members ignoring me to 8 members YEA and I got my Armada Tidal Wave thro the post today and it has caused the problem of I have not managed to do anything else today to the annoyance of my parents  :lol:

and Congratulations satchmo
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: Devons Daddy 28 April, 2010, 02:59:34 PM
another baby for the boarders!!! worlds finest place to announce such important events. WONDERFUL!!!!

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: Tiplodocus 28 April, 2010, 07:57:38 PM
eating a galaxy bar & some Rib Nik Naks and washing it all down with some Dr Pepper.

And people say that Health Food can't taste nice.

Congratulations to Satch and Mrs Satch.
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: nev 28 April, 2010, 08:04:51 PM
Congratulations on the Satch Junior. Make sure to bring 'em up on the almighty word of Tharg.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 30 April, 2010, 12:36:43 PM
...It's my last day work for a few years!

Oh, and indeed, yeah.

 :D

M
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: Satanist 30 April, 2010, 01:14:14 PM
Well done on Satchmo v.2.0 & all the best.
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: Roger Godpleton 30 April, 2010, 01:20:54 PM
Super Street Fighter IV just came through the letterbox!
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: Albion 30 April, 2010, 01:56:43 PM
....I've just been contacted on Facebook by my ex-girlfriend who I split up with 13 years ago and I'm really pleased that she has 2 kids and is very happy with life.
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: Cyberleader2000 30 April, 2010, 02:02:23 PM
I am lising to the new CD I bort and have all redy put my favorit tack up on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWTJnQsGpGk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWTJnQsGpGk) cost me £12 to buy the CD for this one track money well spent.  :D
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: Proudhuff 30 April, 2010, 02:45:16 PM
I am a father  :D

My son was born at 2.09 this morning, he's called Dylan and he's beautiful. Just like his Mam. Blimey. Just... Blimey.

yaaha! Ben, we'll excpect you at the next Hi-Ex now THAT excuse is out the way   :D :D
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: COMMANDO FORCES 30 April, 2010, 03:30:13 PM
My 'New' Lawgiver arrived in the post today, I'd forgotten all about it and was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package, as I thought it was a Judge Death model from the US  :D

Will post a picture later, when the wife gets back, as I may have to be in shot ;)
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: Dandontdare 30 April, 2010, 10:25:35 PM
when the wife gets back, I may have to be shot ;)
fixed that for you
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: mogzilla 01 May, 2010, 12:09:34 AM
wife mother in law and daughter had to go to a noisy kiddy birthday party this afternoon leaving me behind as i was on a cpr course which meant three happy hours when i got home with some lager and avatar and sharing a mixed kebab with the dog!
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: The Doctor Alt 8 01 May, 2010, 02:17:24 AM
People who were in the chat room this wednesday know why I'm smiling...

Wonder if I should share
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: COMMANDO FORCES 01 May, 2010, 02:49:20 AM
Yes because I had to leave for work at 20:30  ;)
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 02 May, 2010, 11:14:41 PM
I looks like I'm finally of to Australia in the morning.
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: Emperor 03 May, 2010, 02:48:09 AM
People who were in the chat room this wednesday know why I'm smiling...

Wonder if I should share

Nah sod 'em. Serves them right I say!! ;)

Oh go on then - it is great after all and I'd have blabbed like a lesser spotted blabbermouth by now so I am amazed at your restraint.
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 03 May, 2010, 11:32:58 AM
I looks like I'm finally of to Australia in the morning.

Thumbs up to Satchmo and his new family.

Hope no more volcanism delays the trip to the lucky country Gavin. At least your hat will keep off the sun!  :thumbsup:
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: Roger Godpleton 03 May, 2010, 04:16:35 PM
Using Chocolate Hob Nobs as a spoon for vanilla Carte D'or.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 03 May, 2010, 05:02:48 PM
Just managed to buy two massive retail display units on ebay for £21, I am well chuffed. I went for these as they have 'Spur brackets and wooden shelves supplied with it.  There is also an optional pegboard unit which can be fitted instead of the shelves for hanging carded items'. I have been after something like this for bloody years.
I can collect them in the next few days and display a load of carded stuff in the 'Cellar of Dredd', finally  :D :D :D
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: COMMANDO FORCES 04 May, 2010, 08:38:31 PM
Another YouGov survey done about this election, just a few more and I'll get my £50 cheque. Yes folks, you get paid  ;)
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: Cyberleader2000 05 May, 2010, 12:01:42 AM
Ok it is now officially my birthday and I am now 21. :D
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: TordelBack 05 May, 2010, 12:37:02 AM
Congrats Cyberleader, that's a big one!  Hope you don't get horribly horribly drunk and make successive passes at almost all your female friends, with mixed results, like this, um, guy I know did.  Actually I hope you do (because it was fun both at the time and now in retrospect, if not in the days immediately following... he tells me), but I hope you get lots of Gundams too.  Give you something to do when you can't face anyone for a week or two...
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: House of Usher 05 May, 2010, 12:50:21 AM
Happy birthday, Cyberleader2000.





And congratulations Tordelback on your mixed results with female friends way back.  :lol:

Better mixed results than all rebuffs.
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: Kerrin 05 May, 2010, 07:13:46 AM
Happy Birthday Cyberleader. Make sure you get properly wasted mate.
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: Richmond Clements 05 May, 2010, 09:16:12 AM
21... christ...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: stacey 05 May, 2010, 09:47:33 AM
What Richmond said!


Also Happy Birthday
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: TordelBack 05 May, 2010, 10:08:13 AM
Ah, 21 wasn't so great.  Sure everything worked, and all the parts were still in the right place but you'd no idea how to use the thing.
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: Jim_Campbell 05 May, 2010, 04:05:44 PM
In addition to now not being bounced from the highest profile US book I've worked on to date, I think I've mustered the finance for a Cintiq.

I think a celebratory libation at a local hostelry may be in order. :-)

Cheers!

Jim
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: Peter Wolf 05 May, 2010, 04:47:00 PM
I was just paid 25 quid this afternoon for tipping off a friend who is a collector about something i spotted in a local flea market which they bought.

I had a feeling that there was something of value in there and i was right because i have a sixth sense for that kind of thing and if there is anything of value i will find it.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 05 May, 2010, 04:48:06 PM
What was it, Peter?
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: Peter Wolf 05 May, 2010, 04:51:53 PM
What was it, Peter?

It was an 18th cent/1st quarter 19th cent German Westerwauld export pot initialled with GR.

The collector friend is thrilled to bits with it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 05 May, 2010, 04:55:53 PM
What was it, Peter?

It was an 18th cent/1st quarter 19th cent German Westerwauld export pot initialled with GR.

The collector friend is thrilled to bits with it.

You must have the eyes of a Hawk!
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: Proudhuff 05 May, 2010, 05:02:38 PM
Ok it is now officially my birthday and I am now 21. :D

ARSOM!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 05 May, 2010, 05:09:48 PM
What was it, Peter?

It was an 18th cent/1st quarter 19th cent German Westerwauld export pot initialled with GR.

The collector friend is thrilled to bits with it.

You must have the eyes of a Hawk!

Its just about having a trained eye for that kind of thing because Antiques are one of my interests.

Heres a link showing you some examples:

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/ceramics/pages/subsubcategory.asp?subsubcat_id=839&subsubcat_name=Westerwald&page=2
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: COMMANDO FORCES 05 May, 2010, 05:13:21 PM
I see blue was popular then  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 05 May, 2010, 05:22:31 PM
I see blue was popular then  ;)

Red became more popular during the latter part of the 19th cent and early 20th cent where its popularity became very widespread worldwide as well in as East Germany.
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: Paul_Ridgon 05 May, 2010, 05:31:56 PM
In addition to now not being bounced from the highest profile US book I've worked on to date, I think I've mustered the finance for a Cintiq.

I think a celebratory libation at a local hostelry may be in order. :-)

Cheers!

Jim

Sooooooooooooooooo jealous!
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 05 May, 2010, 07:02:53 PM
Have a ARSOM birthday, Cyberleader.
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: nev 05 May, 2010, 07:20:43 PM
Happy 21st Cyberleader. Hope you get your hands on some Gundam  :)
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: Jim_Campbell 05 May, 2010, 08:56:09 PM
Sooooooooooooooooo jealous!

A paltry twelve inches, if that makes you feel any better!

Cheers

Jim
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 05 May, 2010, 09:26:02 PM
Happy 21st Cyberleader. Hope you get your hands on some Gundam  :)

Use the Gundam suit to take over the world Cyberleader!

Or you could simply celebrate your birthday instead.  Happy 21st!.   :)
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: Richmond Clements 06 May, 2010, 10:50:22 AM
Sooooooooooooooooo jealous!

A paltry twelve inches, if that makes you feel any better!

Cheers

Jim

Actually, that does...
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: LARF 06 May, 2010, 11:15:23 AM
Ok it is now officially my birthday and I am now 21. :D

WOW! It was my birthday yesterday as well! I was 40 - I'm old enough to be your Dad, I was painting Gundam Robots bought from Sheffield Space Centre when I was 21...

...?


...er


...Son? (  ;) )

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: Dandontdare 06 May, 2010, 11:35:31 AM
Happy birthday to both of you - one of you entering full adulthood, the other slowly slipping towards middle age and inevitible death.

There may be a profound observation to be made on that, but I don't know what it is.

I decided to start going backwards when I hit 40, so I'm currently 37 and looking forward to my 36th. It just gets harder to pull off each year!
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: uncle fester 06 May, 2010, 11:43:23 AM
the other slowly slipping towards middle age and inevitible death.

Harsh!! :)
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: Dandontdare 06 May, 2010, 11:47:03 AM
the other slowly slipping towards middle age and inevitible death.

Harsh!! :)

I think the prospect of a tory govt is giving me a gloomier outlook than usual!
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: Kerrin 06 May, 2010, 05:58:40 PM
It just gets harder to pull off each year!

Definitely a sign you're getting older DDD.
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: wild-seven 06 May, 2010, 07:01:49 PM
http://www.zoopla.co.uk/to-rent/details/4503477/?image=0 (http://www.zoopla.co.uk/to-rent/details/4503477/?image=0)

Anybody know an aspiring comic book artist, a wannabe journalist, the next Damien Hurst, Andy McNab and an alcoholic? Apply within...
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: Van Dom 06 May, 2010, 09:38:26 PM
...They're asleep!!! My kids are ALL asleep,even the hyperactive 2yr old AND the newborn!!! And its not even 10 o clock!?!?!?!

Woohoo! Daddy gets to surf the internet at last!!!! :)
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: Satanist 07 May, 2010, 12:47:09 PM
My sisters house got robbed a few months back while we were all on holiday (bear with me) and the fuckers cleaned the whole place out. So now shes getting all her stuff replaced new for old via insurance which includes the PS2 I loaned her ages ago...and they're replacing it with a PS3 and a bunch of games of my choice.

GET IN!

I already have a PS3 so will sell the old one for drugs Xbox 360 Elite.
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: Mikey 07 May, 2010, 02:34:09 PM
Tuesday was my last day in work and now I'm on leave until I become a student...had a nice send off last week and am meeting work mates for drinks tonight, but this is one of the things they got me;

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/Mikeyzomb.jpg)

 :D

Yes - it's me as one of the dead that walk! It's by an aspiring comics artist called David Withers and I think it's great - so pleased to get it. I haven't met the bloke and I don't know if he frequents the board, but I'll thank him here anyway!

I also got a really nice lump of rock, but I'll not bore you with that.

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 07 May, 2010, 03:05:13 PM
Nice one, The Satanist! Same thing happened us when my house was burgled last year, got much nicer laptop and digital camera replacements than I actually lost. Not that this made the actual fact that I was burgled any less unpleasant...but it helped!

And Mikey, that looks sweet!
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: Devons Daddy 08 May, 2010, 07:56:42 AM
 
because, the planes are flying again, and 2 progs and a megazine turned up at 10am, on my off day, as i was about to go to the pool and sit in my rather swish TAHU lounger,
inflatable floating armchair and foot rest thingy. ;)

the maid, brought,a lunch of freshly prepared sandwiches,iced ribena,and the progs to my table,.
after this is went back to the apartment, had a jacuzzi, sat in the steam room,showered and laid in the massage chair, listening to some cold play.

lifes drokkin fantastic, cause I DID NOT MAKE THAT UP! 
i finished my day, by catching up on this life embracing thread. damn i am a happy bunny.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 08 May, 2010, 08:09:36 AM
You take it easy there DD. We don't want you overdoing it now young man.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 08 May, 2010, 08:25:54 AM
I just found UFO the 70s tv show on charity site called iso go shoot a wild animal, or words to that effect.
WOW,
 i own all the product enterprise replicas (wife calls them toys,but all the gathered here know this is not correct) thats a great find.
 my journey to work will be good this week.

first time i ever saw a car phone was on this show.

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: uncle fester 08 May, 2010, 11:20:23 AM
i was about to go to the pool and sit in my rather swish TAHU lounger,
inflatable floating armchair and foot rest thingy. ;)

the maid, brought,a lunch of freshly prepared sandwiches,iced ribena,and the progs to my table,.
after this is went back to the apartment, had a jacuzzi, sat in the steam room,showered and laid in the massage chair

You are Ernst Stavro Blofeld and I claim my five pounds.
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: Something Fishy 08 May, 2010, 01:24:41 PM
Ok it is now officially my birthday and I am now 21. :D

WOW! It was my birthday yesterday as well! I was 40 - I'm old enough to be your Dad, I was painting Gundam Robots bought from Sheffield Space Centre when I was 21...

...?


...er


...Son? (  ;) )



It's mine tomorrow.  I'm hitting 39.  

Happy belated birthday to both of you.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 08 May, 2010, 01:28:55 PM
Happy birthday to both of you - one of you entering full adulthood, the other slowly slipping towards middle age and inevitible death.

There may be a profound observation to be made on that, but I don't know what it is.

I decided to start going backwards when I hit 40, so I'm currently 37 and looking forward to my 36th. It just gets harder to pull off each year!

Sadly i think we've roundly hit middle age by the time we hit 40, probably before, given the average life expectency of men.
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: Hoagy 08 May, 2010, 01:34:25 PM
Happy birthday fellars!
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: Something Fishy 08 May, 2010, 01:54:14 PM
Thanks Krom.
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: Devons Daddy 08 May, 2010, 03:13:25 PM
forty the age of enlightenment!
i am personally of the age of knowing the answer to life the universe and everything.

which i believe to be 42! and i must admit my recent day off, did feel like it was the answer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAPS! a fine vintage year it was 1970 it would seem.
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: Richmond Clements 08 May, 2010, 04:34:55 PM
I have just this moment finished writing my Graphic Novel Corvus!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 08 May, 2010, 06:01:24 PM
have just this moment finished writing my Graphic Novel Corvus!

Just had to crow about it, eh?  Don't mind me, you keep on raven'.
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: mogzilla 08 May, 2010, 06:48:35 PM
after 5 years i hae finally been discharged from the hospital!

a big krill tro thargo for all the staff at ribblesdale oncology at the royal preston hospital !  :D
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: wild-seven 08 May, 2010, 07:33:46 PM
after 5 years i hae finally been discharged from the hospital!

a big krill tro thargo for all the staff at ribblesdale oncology at the royal preston hospital !  :D

Great news Mogzilla! Have a pint (or several) on me!
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: COMMANDO FORCES 08 May, 2010, 07:37:43 PM
Well done mogzilla, glad all is well and you can move on happily  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 08 May, 2010, 07:46:19 PM
have just this moment finished writing my Graphic Novel Corvus!

Just had to crow about it, eh?  Don't mind me, you keep on raven'.

You disgust me!

(And I'm rather amazed that I haven't shoe-horned any puns like that into the script...)
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: Kerrin 08 May, 2010, 08:09:13 PM
Oh you do carri-on you two.

Nice one Rich, look forward to reading it. Any ideas on a release date, next year?

And awesome news Mog, you must be supremely relieved.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 08 May, 2010, 10:55:48 PM
Great news Rich, well done!
And yeah, like the others said, thats brilliant news Mog! Paaaarrrttyyyyyy!!!
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 09 May, 2010, 12:01:12 AM
That really is news Mog.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 09 May, 2010, 07:32:06 AM
this is our finest thread!

mogzilla, r gets a reduced sentence from the dark judges. such things along with mentions of a new generation of readers being born, make this the very pinnacle of uplifting moments on this board.

finest place on the WWW, this board.

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: I, Cosh 09 May, 2010, 11:46:09 AM
have just this moment finished writing my Graphic Novel Corvus!
Just had to crow about it, eh?  Don't mind me, you keep on raven'.
You disgust me!

(And I'm rather amazed that I haven't shoe-horned any puns like that into the script...)
GOod stuff. I'd buy a copy but I'm completely rooked.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 09 May, 2010, 11:48:52 AM
Mogs - that's got to be the best news on this thread, EVAH! Mrs Mikey has a few years to go before we get to there.

And DD - sunloungers, iced 'bena...where did it all go wrong?  :D

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 09 May, 2010, 02:41:16 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because I just won Japanese D-11 Ruination for £40 new this is good as 2 years ago one for the same condition would have cost me about £180. :D :D :D :D :D :D

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers/images/4/49/Ruination.jpg)

And No its not a Gundam. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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: nev 09 May, 2010, 02:59:12 PM
It looks like a gundam.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 09 May, 2010, 06:39:38 PM
Fantastic news Mogzilla.

My missus was signed off last year and it felt wonderful.  Delighted for you.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 09 May, 2010, 07:16:25 PM
thankee all, its been a helluva ride! made easier by the fact that a month after finding the initial lump we discovered mrs mogz was expecting our mini mog so the fight really was worth doing anything for !
   hope mrs mikey gets her good news soon .
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 09 May, 2010, 07:53:42 PM
Really great news there Mogzilla!  Nothing worse than being betrayed by those bodyparts dearest to you.

Not really in the same league at all at all, but I've just discovered that my humble 2-yr old Sansa Fuze MP3 player can miraculously run (and hold) Doom2 and every single Game Boy/ GB Colour game (in addition to the 24 hours of Star Wars video that it already holds).

As a result I've just indulged myself in my first ever hour of (illegally downloaded) Pokemon Red - I can see what the fuss was about, it's truly brilliant!  And the pure joy that is Tetris Attack!  There's a lot to be said for being so far behind the times, what was hip in the early 90's (when I couldn't afford such things) is like the future to me.

Shove yer iPads, €50 and some open-source firmware and I'm in retro-gamer heaven.  I choose you, Squirtle!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 09 May, 2010, 08:27:26 PM
I choose you, Squirtle!

Pah! Bulbasaur's the best choice.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 09 May, 2010, 09:10:10 PM
forty the age of enlightenment!
i am personally of the age of knowing the answer to life the universe and everything.

which i believe to be 42! and i must admit my recent day off, did feel like it was the answer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAPS! a fine vintage year it was 1970 it would seem.

Cheers for that DD  :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 09 May, 2010, 09:40:51 PM
(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/transformers/images/4/49/Ruination.jpg)

That's a really nice Gundam Robot you got there.  ;)



And Mogz - really glad to hear your news. I just knew you'd be okay. Great to have it confirmed.
 :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 09 May, 2010, 10:27:57 PM
Started shifting some stuff on eBay to alleviate my financially shit situation and some guy just payed the buy it now price for 4 items within minutes of them being listed. Excellent, but I also have the feeling I could have got more for them. Still, 200% profit ain't bad.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 09 May, 2010, 10:38:03 PM
EBay's a funny thing alright.  My missus has spent her unpaid maternity leave selling our unworldly goods to make ends meet, and some of the prices she's got for utter tat are fascinating - €30 for an old B&W postcard, €10 for a used Star Trek: Generations  phonecard, and my personal favourite, €20 for a Ben10 cover for a kids' inflatable bed which we had just bought for €10 (but didn't want the cover).  The one thing she can't seem to shift are my less-essential GNs, thank Grud.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 09 May, 2010, 10:52:18 PM
I know, I find it fascinating the stuff that will sell TB.

I've got a lovely Easton Press, leatherbound and signed edition of the "The Mote in God's Eye" (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130390153306&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT) on there, which if it goes will be wonderful, but at the same time I'll be sad to see the beautiful thing disappear from my bookshelves. I'm starting with the nice, big money editions and I'll work my way down. I've managed to acquire so much extraneous crap over the years it's actually a relief to start getting shot of some of it.

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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 10 May, 2010, 12:54:51 AM
I spent the entire day yesterday sitting on a beach in Newcastle (Australia), reading a book, taking an occasional brake to have a bit of a swim.
Now if only I could manage to get this surfboard to fly.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 10 May, 2010, 01:11:41 AM
Jesus Christ Gavin, that reading must be hard work, if you have to take a break now and again. I bet you are missing the rain  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Buttonman 10 May, 2010, 03:28:49 AM


EBay is great when it's running for you - I made a fortune off 'Eerie Indiana' and 'Escape to Victory' when they were unavailable here. On the debit side I couldn't turn a buck on imported Japenese t-shirts when  they seemed liked solid gold. I guess it's just like shares and gambling when it comes to making money. Once you've paid commission and Paypal good luck in having anything left to eat.

On the drokking fantastic front I've made £100 playing Omaha Hi-Lo on my week off - anyone want to convince the wife on the career change?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 10 May, 2010, 03:49:59 AM
Ebay is perverse sometimes.

I had to part with an item on Ebay that was worth 50 to 80 quid for 8 quid and it was painful letting it go but i didnt want to risk getting negative feedback.A very similar item sold for this much and got lots of bids as well just a few days before my auction.

Another item i had to let go for 99p when it was worth a lot more than that.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 10 May, 2010, 12:45:27 PM
Ebay is perverse sometimes.

I had to part with an item on Ebay that was worth 50 to 80 quid for 8 quid and it was painful letting it go but i didnt want to risk getting negative feedback.A very similar item sold for this much and got lots of bids as well just a few days before my auction.

Another item i had to let go for 99p when it was worth a lot more than that.

But think of the person buying it I know how it feels to get something for a fraction of its worth off eBay there’s at least 20 transformers in my collection I would not have afforded if I had not got them at such a steal. why you get something you throt you could never afford on eBay for a tiny price it just makes your weak I’m still in a hyper happy mood about getting a galaxy force Starscream for £17 when it was worth at least £70 and that was 3 months ago or the G1 reflector MIB got it for £60 when it can easily go for £174. But its not all good for buyers I hate rip off shipping that ovious to hi to cover there loses  like £57 to send a missile its when you get rip off artists like that that’s worse.

Also there’s the people who sell you knockoff stuff or thing missing parts which they don’t tell you about and when you go to complain they don’t give a responds or the people who uses a Picher they get off google imagines and don’t bother atachily taking a photo of the item your buying so you end up with something that got a broken part which you would have seen if they had taken a god dam photo.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SuperSurfer 10 May, 2010, 01:15:33 PM
Truly drokkinlgy fantastic news mogzilla! So glad to hear it.

Larf and Something Fishy – hope you had good ones. (Jeez, am I the oldest on this board?)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 10 May, 2010, 10:26:29 PM
My nine month old daughter took her first steps yesterday, four of them, when trying to get to the TV remote (her most coveted item).
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 10 May, 2010, 10:51:59 PM
My nine month old daughter took her first steps yesterday, four of them, when trying to get to the TV remote (her most coveted item).
excellent! mine did her first crawl to the dr who theme on my mobile and i saw it before the m.i.l!!! a while ago but it was good!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 10 May, 2010, 11:16:27 PM
My nine month old daughter took her first steps yesterday, four of them, when trying to get to the TV remote (her most coveted item).

That'll be toast in the DVD player next then.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 11 May, 2010, 11:29:33 AM
...I just picked up and have driven home in my brand new car :-)

M@
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 11 May, 2010, 11:45:11 AM
My nine month old daughter took her first steps yesterday, four of them, when trying to get to the TV remote (her most coveted item).

Pfft. I've been able to do that for years.

Seriously though- nothing beats seeing this- I still remember seeing my two get up and take their first steps and it's a priceless memory.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 11 May, 2010, 03:48:35 PM
I'm sopost to be cleaning up the house as my Crap stuff is ever where but my  car robots Ruination turned up in the post and after a hour of freeing it and all its parts from the packaging I have done nothing but muck around with it all day.  :D :D :D :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 11 May, 2010, 05:29:47 PM
Yippee ive Just now gone from 8 members ignoring me down to 7
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 11 May, 2010, 06:58:21 PM
...I just picked up and have driven home in my brand new car :-)

M@

Nope, not jealous at all Matt. So what'd y'get?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 11 May, 2010, 09:17:00 PM
...I've just had a great three days in London to celebrate my 40th.

Did the tourist bus thing, visited the Natural History and Science museums, went to the Tower of London and visited the Tower Bridge Exhibition. Had some great food and drink and had an awesome time seeing We Will Rock You and was very excited when Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared at the end.

Got some great deals with Tesco Clubcard Vouchers and a bargain advance train ticket for £6 for a return journey.

I will now try to stretch the celebrations out for at least another four days and may also look in to getting some original 2000AD art or a load of GN's with some cash I got.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 11 May, 2010, 09:27:43 PM
Oh those clubcard vouchers are the business arent they! I have 650 euros worth of them saved up ---- just have to sit down with the vouchers mag now and plan myself a nice little getaway! :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 11 May, 2010, 11:51:43 PM
Oh those clubcard vouchers are the business arent they! I have 650 euros worth of them saved up ---- just have to sit down with the vouchers mag now and plan myself a nice little getaway! :)

You do that, Van Dom!  We're off to Brittany on a freebie ferry this Friday courtesy of Tesco Clubcard, after much wrangling with annoying 'does not apply to these fares/sailings/days of the week/the colour blue etc.', but we're off nonetheless.  I know it's only a scam where they cede a fraction of your own money  back to you in exchange for personal data they can use to screw you further, but there is no way we'd be getting further than the M50 this year without it, and I had to buy my Marmite somewhere.  

Two weeks of hiking and camping and cheap plonk and cheaper seafood!  Not one single fragging second too soon either.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 12 May, 2010, 01:25:08 AM
Tordelback says he's not posting for a while.



HUZZAH.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 12 May, 2010, 08:48:12 AM
My nine month old daughter took her first steps yesterday, four of them, when trying to get to the TV remote (her most coveted item).

That's lovely.  Great times.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 12 May, 2010, 08:49:37 AM
: Kerrin
So what'd y'get?

A Seat Ibiza SC (and a big loan to repay!)

M@
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Stuzzle 12 May, 2010, 11:54:13 AM
Because I got prog#1684 last night, seeing Iron Man 2 tonight, dinner out tomorrow evening and going dubstep clubbing in Bristol on Friday night

 :D :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 12 May, 2010, 12:01:20 PM
there was a stabbing at a Sheffield dubstep night the day before yesterday.

I'm not saying that there will be a stabbing at your dubstep night. I'm not saying that.

What I am saying is DUBSTAB!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Stuzzle 12 May, 2010, 12:09:42 PM
HAHAHA  :lol:. If ever there was need for a motivational poster based around a word - THAT is it
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Minkyboy 12 May, 2010, 04:39:50 PM
My 2 year old son said last night, "Daddy, why can't I read the words?" while I was reading him a story.

Being a Dad is brilliant, especially when they make a huge leap in understanding/comprehension/worldview like that one. Now I have to run my finger under each word as I read it while he stares intently trying to understand it. It must seem like magic to him I guess.

Also, Marston's Old Empire India Pale Ale.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 12 May, 2010, 07:34:42 PM
Best pop over to the Hi-Ex! thread to see some GREAT news  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 12 May, 2010, 09:21:27 PM
Minkyboy that was a fabulous post I love it. Me?

I'm sitting in the university library trying to wri-

oh bollocks I'm on a forum.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 14 May, 2010, 07:25:43 PM
Managed to pop down the town to collect my new (if they make it, I'll buy it 'unofficial' Dredd item) from the postal collection point. It's a candle by Mark Mountford and on one side is the picture of my Judge Burdis badge by Mike Carroll and on the other side is an excellent Dredd by Greg Staples.

The next item that I have today (the postman actually delivered it) is the Mongoose 'Judges Handbook'. It has the Dredd Origins cover and having flicked through it, it looks like an interesting read (I'll be reading it tonight).
Contents are:-  Specialist Judges, Equipment, Vehicles and Robots, The Justice Department and Sector 13!!!!!!

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 15 May, 2010, 07:17:23 AM
Just finished work and what a laugh the drive back through the town was. I was sat behind some twat revving his car at the lights and he couldn't wait for them to turn green so he just drove through red.
I was just cursing the c#*t for being so idiotic, when in my rear view mirror I noticed a police car come up behind me, he had seen what the bloke did and the blues went on as he chased the car.
I set off when the lights changed and soon passed the pulled over idiot. I wound my window down and laughed as I drove 'slowly' past  :lol: :lol: :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 15 May, 2010, 09:04:35 AM
should have whipped out your badge and told him you where wally squad!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 16 May, 2010, 08:16:38 PM
I was stuck at the bus stop but luckily those arsom H&M ads were everywhere.


Also, I have been drinking Cava.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 16 May, 2010, 08:27:53 PM
I was stuck at the bus stop but luckily those arsom H&M ads were everywhere.


Also, I have been drinking Cava.

If you were drinking at the bus stop you could have asked strangers if they had any spare change.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 16 May, 2010, 08:30:03 PM
I started drinking at home. I only ever drink in private.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 16 May, 2010, 09:03:30 PM
PEOPLE ON THIS BOARD FELL FOR THE DIO HOAX HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 16 May, 2010, 10:50:11 PM
Have some respect you massive douche.

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/

Now go and feel awful
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 17 May, 2010, 12:12:32 AM
in OTHER NEWS its my birthday :O - I know I'm new here so if anyone wishes to congratulate me (on being born) the very very very very very least they could do is check out my art or noises or something and say -

"Owen you are not complete brain-destroyingly terrible"
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: wild-seven 17 May, 2010, 08:30:37 AM
in OTHER NEWS its my birthday :O - I know I'm new here so if anyone wishes to congratulate me (on being born) the very very very very very least they could do is check out my art or noises or something and say -

"Owen you are not complete brain-destroyingly terrible"

Happy Birthday Owen sir! Also well done for using 'douche' as an insult!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 17 May, 2010, 11:34:24 AM
Happy Birthday Owen.

Should have gone for BumbaClaat as the insult.






V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: worldshown 17 May, 2010, 06:00:43 PM
After a couple of months of being unable to get anyone to even look at my CV, I have not one but THREE interviews lined up for the rest of the week.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 17 May, 2010, 07:09:23 PM
Congrats WS, hope things go well.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 17 May, 2010, 07:28:45 PM
Good luck Worldshown!

And happy birthday Owen. I prescribe vast vats of cheap NUS bar booze.  :crazy:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 17 May, 2010, 10:26:26 PM
Turns out there's a Tamara Drewe film directed by Stephen Frears.  http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/may/17/cannes-tamara-drewe-film
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 19 May, 2010, 03:52:03 PM
I literally finished my dissertation this afternoon - that's one birthday and four weeks now seeming unjustifiably wasted.

Also I've learnt the most taxing thing about doing a huge project like that is getting the shitting Excel tables printed out right.

That's my degree finished - now back the drawing board, literally.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 19 May, 2010, 03:57:39 PM
Well done!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Enigmatic Dr X 19 May, 2010, 04:01:16 PM
That's my degree finished


Feel... so.... old.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 19 May, 2010, 04:56:07 PM
My subject delta toy collectible arrived in the post today I’m looking forward to recording my video review for Youtube if I can find some where to recorded it
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 20 May, 2010, 08:10:36 PM
Clem Robins just recommended me for a lettering job.

Clem. Fucking. Robins.

It's only a one-off job, but it's Clem Robins!

Cheers

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 21 May, 2010, 03:27:42 AM
Well done Mr R - !
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 21 May, 2010, 04:33:52 AM
So is this synthetic life form business as sexy as it seems?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 21 May, 2010, 07:34:23 AM
Didn't look very sexy. Looked like a mutant verruca. In fact that should have been the headline, "CRACKPOT BOFFINS CREATE MUTANT VERUCCA". "SHOCKER".

Congratulations on finishing your degree Owen, well done mate.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 21 May, 2010, 11:27:55 AM
Clem Robins just recommended me for a lettering job.

Clem. Fucking. Robins.

It's only a one-off job, but it's Clem Robins!

Cheers

Jim

Y'know, that's not bad at all..! Nice one Jim!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mike Gloady 21 May, 2010, 11:33:04 AM
Clem Robins just recommended me for a lettering job.

Clem. Fucking. Robins.

It's only a one-off job, but it's Clem Robins!

Cheers

Jim
Ok.  That's bloody cool.

And well done to Fox, Satch and all the other folks who've had good news.

I'm off to view a flat this PM, first one it's looked like I can afford that ISN'T in the middle of nowhere and might leave me with a small chunk of inheritance for a rainy day after the bills are paid. 

It's not exactly fantastic YET, more the promise of fantastic.  And all dependent on being able to sell THIS pile of poo.

Oh and the probate lawyer got his finger out, but still seems to have done little.  I could stab him, but it'd be illegal (it IS illegal right?  Even if they ARE lawyers?  Damn).

Still, nearly fantastic. 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 21 May, 2010, 12:31:47 PM
I sat by the pool,
opened the prog,

 got to the end of  Dante,

LIFE IS DROKKIN FANTASTIC!!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 21 May, 2010, 12:33:42 PM
Just took a quick look at the "To Read" pile of GNs under my bed and thought "Yeah...



 ...



...yeah".
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Satanist 21 May, 2010, 01:49:30 PM
My free PS3 with 10 new games has arrived...at my sisters house but still I'll have it soon, very soon!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 21 May, 2010, 04:19:21 PM
...the Google homepage (http://www.google.co.uk/) has a game of Pacman on it(!)

M@
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 21 May, 2010, 04:25:16 PM
The wifes friends are coming round tonight to get drunk. Seeing as though it's rather warm I may have to insist the Wii Fit comes out, again  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 21 May, 2010, 04:56:55 PM
Clem Robins just recommended me for a lettering job.

Clem. Fucking. Robins.

I had to google him (who ever remembers letterers?  ;)) but he seems like a Big Cheese. Congrats!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 21 May, 2010, 05:02:53 PM
I had to google him (who ever remembers letterers?  ;)) but he seems like a Big Cheese. Congrats!

Hellboy, Losers, the new Constantine GN by Delano and Jock ... nice chap, to boot!

Cheers

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 21 May, 2010, 05:06:32 PM
Clem Robins just recommended me for a lettering job.

Clem. Fucking. Robins.

I had to google him (who ever remembers letterers?  ;)) but he seems like a Big Cheese. Congrats!

I had to do that as well but i do always remember who the letteres are if they are credited.

*
I had to google him (who ever remembers letterers?  ;)) but he seems like a Big Cheese. Congrats!

Hellboy, Losers, the new Constantine GN by Delano and Jock ... nice chap, to boot!

Cheers

Jim

Good news

It seems like you are making good progress in your new career.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 21 May, 2010, 11:55:52 PM
So is this synthetic life form business as sexy as it seems?

You are P.J. Maybe and I claim my five pounds.


"INGAAAAAAAAAA!"
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 22 May, 2010, 01:03:34 PM
today i bought Devons Mummy a botaga leather handbag, from the boutique on orchard road.
she in turn bought Devons Daddy  64GIG Ipad.
its a great day, and say what you want. CLICKWHEEL HERE I COME!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 22 May, 2010, 08:37:07 PM
I got a freebie Sony Bravia telly delivered today.. and it was a cracking day and we spent it down on the beach in Perran.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 22 May, 2010, 10:26:18 PM
arfter 12 houres I have finished my droking youtube spechil victory weakend never again.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 22 May, 2010, 10:41:12 PM
What do you mean Cyberleader??

And Jim- thats brilliant! Well done!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mike Gloady 22 May, 2010, 10:45:34 PM
I played football, frisbee and - this is the good bit, flew a kite with my brother and his kids while his poor wife had a lie down with a migraine. 

It was monumental. 

And now I have pizza, beer and a documentary about the last emperor of China on More4 - quite fucking happy.  But very tired.  Too tired to read my book, the only downside.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: wild-seven 22 May, 2010, 11:12:00 PM
One of my dearest mates called me at 8.30pm last night and said 'can I come to stay?' so I obviously said yes and asked when 'erm how about tomorrow?' - spur of the moment visits by friends are THE BEST!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 23 May, 2010, 02:44:15 AM
What do you mean Cyberleader??

And Jim- thats brilliant! Well done!

http://www.youtube.com/user/Cyberleader2002 (http://www.youtube.com/user/Cyberleader2002)
this is one of my channeles take a look and you will see what I mean
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 23 May, 2010, 02:52:58 AM
I'm just back from a 70th! birthday party where every single person got fully fucking twatted and the birthday boy gave a speech in a Tarzan suit! I really fucking hope I'm that full of piss and fire when I'm 70. What a grade A, dyed in the wool, fucking dude.

His son, my mate, got up and did "Apeman" by The Troggs at least as off his tits as I was, and I had to be levered out of the taxi by two people. To be fair though, I am a fair chunk of a man.

What a great night. Have a good one Squaxx.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 23 May, 2010, 08:39:07 PM
I'm just back from a 70th! birthday party where every single person got fully fucking twatted and the birthday boy gave a speech in a Tarzan suit! I really fucking hope I'm that full of piss and fire when I'm 70. What a grade A, dyed in the wool, fucking dude.

His son, my mate, got up and did "Apeman" by The Troggs at least as off his tits as I was, and I had to be levered out of the taxi by two people. To be fair though, I am a fair chunk of a man.

What a great night. Have a good one Squaxx.

Man, that is the way to be when you're 70 if you can.  Brilliant.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 24 May, 2010, 12:43:59 AM
Because,I am about to hop a flight Phuket,which I bought for $s 8plus taxes!!!!!  Devons mummy and I. Oh and I am tapping this out on iPad  ;) it just adds to it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: worldshown 24 May, 2010, 09:27:32 AM
The agency that arranged one of the interviews that I had on Friday have just called me.

I start my first job for three years on Thursday.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 24 May, 2010, 10:46:38 AM
Congratulations Worldshown.





V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 24 May, 2010, 11:34:28 AM
Seconded.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Zarjazzer 24 May, 2010, 07:03:49 PM
Grand news worldshown. Mine is a little less spectacular but my Judge Dredd Guide to Cursed Earth RPG book is on it's way!

Helltrekkers, muties and monsters oh my!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mike Gloady 24 May, 2010, 07:09:48 PM
NICE ONE WS!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: wild-seven 24 May, 2010, 09:46:32 PM
A flagon of finest ale for worldshown!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 24 May, 2010, 10:19:36 PM
Great news Worldshown, congrats.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 24 May, 2010, 11:12:25 PM
Nice one, Worldshown.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 24 May, 2010, 11:32:35 PM
Nice to hear some good news.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 25 May, 2010, 07:16:59 AM
Day making post there!  WS
May your first day be a proud one.   Finest place on the WWW to tell the world.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 25 May, 2010, 07:29:02 AM
Well done Worldshown! Good luck for Thursday.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dan Kelly 25 May, 2010, 11:30:31 AM
Congratulations Worldshown.

In other news I can now reveal the reason why I shan't be coming to BICS (and tangentially why I couldn't be at Bristol)

The reason being that we're expecting out First Born on the 10th October.  With the timing in our household that probably means more likely the BICS weekend.   :D

Second scan was today - all is well.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mike Gloady 25 May, 2010, 11:32:16 AM
Great news dan.

In other news - I may have the germ of good news myself, but am keeping schtum and must get on with some hard work to nurse that germ into a full on viral outbreak.

Fingers crossed.  But I'm hopeful.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 25 May, 2010, 01:45:40 PM
I hva e tip-top secret new comics gig.
I say tip-top secret, but I probably blurted it to almost everyone in either excitement or drunkeness.
If I told you then you'll know why I'm excited, but please keep it quiet for now!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 25 May, 2010, 02:06:39 PM
my master gread wing gundam came thro the post today now I know I blaterer on and on about gundam but this one is spechil as this is my 3rd favorit gundam and the one I uses for my avatar on the forem bord and sorie about the spelling but im to excited to bouther with spell check. picher of what I bort below.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YF1tNfQVN8w/S7CvSZpUPnI/AAAAAAAAsMQ/NJn7kRb60aM/s1600/b.jpg) (http://newsodrome.com/action_figure_news/mg-wing-gundam-rg-gundam-hg-astraea-type-f-clearer-scans-from-hobby-japan-may-issue-15969745.jpg)

o and congrats to worldshown
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 25 May, 2010, 10:30:58 PM
I hva e tip-top secret new comics gig.

"Help with typing" column in Bunty?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Trout 25 May, 2010, 10:32:49 PM
Sadly, Bunty is no more...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 26 May, 2010, 06:38:26 AM
Sat at the poolside,holiday inn resort Phuket. Tapping away on my iPad listening the latest glee downloads! Enjoying the message board. Ordered a virgin pin a cold a to complete the situation. Shall go for a couples massage with devons mummy in about an hour. Life is drok kin fantastic.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SuperSurfer 26 May, 2010, 11:27:41 AM
I love Devons Daddy's feel good posts!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 26 May, 2010, 08:53:37 PM
... I got to letter a strip by Will Simpson today.

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 26 May, 2010, 09:54:20 PM
Wow!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 26 May, 2010, 10:13:28 PM
Wow!

I'm just waiting for the version with the corrected lettering to be uploaded and I'll post the link to it ... :-)

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mike Gloady 26 May, 2010, 10:22:02 PM
Well done Jim.  Good news.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 27 May, 2010, 11:52:33 AM
... I got to letter a strip by Will Simpson today.

As promised ... here it is! (http://www.renegadeartsentertainment.com/spinechillers/comic/)

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 27 May, 2010, 12:13:03 PM
Ha! That really is Brilliant. The BFC will love that.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Stuzzle 27 May, 2010, 02:00:40 PM
I just ordered my Dredd Case Files #2  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 27 May, 2010, 02:18:08 PM
Very fitting letters there Jim - they look fantastic - !
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 27 May, 2010, 10:58:45 PM
It's my fucking birthday on Sunday.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 27 May, 2010, 11:01:30 PM
Have a happy fucking birthday on Sunday Rog :D
And Jim - thats groovy!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 28 May, 2010, 07:47:18 AM
Well done Jim! I did wonder what the hell was going on though when I clicked on the link and it went to Spinechillers. WTF, where's Ben? Was my initial thought, and then I read the blurb about the paternity leave. Phew! Good of you fellas to hold the fort while he's away.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: uncle fester 28 May, 2010, 08:50:45 AM
...because today Lady Festina and I get married :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 28 May, 2010, 08:54:22 AM
On a Friday, is that just so you can have a day off work  ;)

Congratulations
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 28 May, 2010, 09:15:31 AM
...because today Lady Festina and I get married :)

Congratulations!
Hope you have a great day- it was superb to meet you both at Bristol! (Yes, I can remember most of it!)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 28 May, 2010, 09:16:20 AM
Comgratulations to you both! You must force her to give a complete rendition of her winning song from the comp at the reception!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 28 May, 2010, 09:26:20 AM
Congratulations, ye two. Have a fantastic day.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 28 May, 2010, 09:29:21 AM
...because today Lady Festina and I get married :)

Can I ask what the hell you're doing on the internet posting here?

Cheers!

Jim

(As I said: relax, breathe deeply, enjoy the day. It's good. Honest.)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 28 May, 2010, 09:38:54 AM
Congrats UF and LF.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 28 May, 2010, 09:40:36 AM
Congratulations! Have a great day!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Zarjazzer 28 May, 2010, 10:40:27 AM
Congratulations to uncle fester and Lady Festina!  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 28 May, 2010, 10:48:39 AM
...because today Lady Festina and I get married :)

Many congrats to you both.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: wild-seven 28 May, 2010, 11:19:21 AM
...because today Lady Festina and I get married :)

*sigh* now I'll NEVER marry Lady F! But seriously congrats chaps, have a great day *hugs*
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 28 May, 2010, 11:45:21 AM
At Last,
those scum who live next door have finally pushed me over the edge (I like confrontation and this is why this is on this thread).
I was up at 08:00 today because the bloke from Virgin was coming round to plug in our V+ box (it's lovely), anyway those shits next door had their music (Fucking god knows what it was) up so loud that we couldn't hear the TV, even at a decent level. I could hear the noise from every room in our house and so I said to Carolyn I'm going round. She said be calm, to which I replied, I shall try.

I rang the doorbell and the music stopped instantly. The door opened a crack, after loads of locks had been unlocked and the female (unemployed kid maker) thing barely popped her head round the gap. I noticed layabout number two hiding just behind her. The converstaion went as follows :-

Excuse me could you turn the music down a little, I work nights and my wife can't even hear the TV in the front room.
I'm not being funny but it is daytime.
Yes I know that but we can't even hear the TV due to your music.
My baby can sleep through it.
That's okay for her but the music is way too loud, you turned it off when you heard the doorbell, which proves that.
........................
Okay then, I'll just get in touch with your landlady and explain to her the situation before I go to the council. Be seeing ya!

And with that I turned around and left the scumfuckers. Amazingly the music is off now but I shall be contacting the landlady after the weekend.
I fucking HATE those wasters next door, what twats would just say it's daytime and not even say sorry mate didn't realise or something similar  ::)
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: SuperSurfer 28 May, 2010, 11:51:25 AM
Congrats to the Festers. We want to see photos of the happy day.

We had our 12th wedding anniversary on Monday.
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: Cyberleader2000 28 May, 2010, 11:53:55 AM
...because today Lady Festina and I get married :)

Congratulations but why the hell are you on here if your geting married today.

At Last,
those scum who live next door have finally pushed me over the edge (I like confrontation and this is why this is on this thread).
I was up at 08:00 today because the bloke from Virgin was coming round to plug in our V+ box (it's lovely), anyway those shits next door had their music (Fucking god knows what it was) up so loud that we couldn't hear the TV, even at a decent level. I could hear the noise from every room in our house and so I said to Carolyn I'm going round. She said be calm, to which I replied, I shall try.

I rang the doorbell and the music stopped instantly. The door opened a crack, after loads of locks had been unlocked and the female (unemployed kid maker) thing barely popped her head round the gap. I noticed layabout number two hiding just behind her. The converstaion went as follows :-

Excuse me could you turn the music down a little, I work nights and my wife can't even hear the TV in the front room.
I'm not being funny but it is daytime.
Yes I know that but we can't even hear the TV due to your music.
My baby can sleep through it.
That's okay for her but the music is way too loud, you turned it off when you heard the doorbell, which proves that.
........................
Okay then, I'll just get in touch with your landlady and explain to her the situation before I go to the council. Be seeing ya!

And with that I turned around and left the scumfuckers. Amazingly the music is off now but I shall be contacting the landlady after the weekend.
I fucking HATE those wasters next door, what twats would just say it's daytime and not even say sorry mate didn't realise or something similar  ::)

Good for you if I were in your shoes I would have made some smart arsed commet at them.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: worldshown 28 May, 2010, 12:40:44 PM
Congratulations to Uncle Fester and Lady Festina.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mike Gloady 28 May, 2010, 01:02:10 PM
Hurray!  Congrats Mr & Mrs F.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 28 May, 2010, 04:50:52 PM
YEEE-HAA! Congratulations Lady and Uncle Fester. Hope you have a magnificent day.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 28 May, 2010, 06:20:37 PM
At Last,
those scum who live next door have finally pushed me over the edge (I like confrontation and this is why this is on this thread).


I could tell that you enjoy confrontation.

 :lol: :lol:

It must have been very tempting to kick the door in while they were hiding behind it. 

 :lol:

Anyway well done for not losing it with them though.

Hope the newlyweds had a memorable day. :D

 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Paul faplad Finch 28 May, 2010, 06:33:02 PM
Many congrats to the F's. Heres to many happy years.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: IAMTHESYSTEM 28 May, 2010, 08:12:44 PM
Hope Uncle Fester and Lady Festina have many happy days together. :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: flip-r mk2 28 May, 2010, 09:22:27 PM
Congratulations  Uncle Fester and Lady Festina.



filip
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 29 May, 2010, 09:38:51 AM
Wedding day! wonderful...
sharing here the correct place to share such happiness.

the neighbours!!!
 your point of not knowing what sort of music it was,
does paint you as a middle aged out of touch old sod!  ::) which puts you in good company in these parts,
that said, judicail force was called for, but i trust your restraint was rewarded later by your significant other.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 29 May, 2010, 10:15:08 AM
congrats to the newly weds and i'm off this week with the mini mog.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 29 May, 2010, 10:30:43 AM
..and its my birthday NEXT sunday (thank god i'm not fucking brthday sharing with rog ;))

so the girls from work got me a game gift card and a black forest gateaux which we all ate ...i had half ( hence the shits) ::)

oooh and my judge dredd babes in arms gn has just landed!

   
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 29 May, 2010, 12:34:18 PM
Wedding congrats - although not WEATHER congrats. Oh it be wet.

Seeing Joe Bonamassa later, and today am rifling through Talbot's Grandeville. It's quite quite drokking fantastic atm.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 29 May, 2010, 11:40:03 PM
Congrats to the festers/inas.

And a big well done to CF for not losing it to the pond scum.






V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 30 May, 2010, 10:24:00 AM
I had a cold that started yesterday but today it has cleared up.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 30 May, 2010, 11:20:10 AM
Ooooh, congrats to the Festers, hope the day was a blast and the night was even better!

And well done CF, you're like the board's Judge Dredd! I bet you've played Peter's kicking the door down scenario in your head a million times!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 31 May, 2010, 11:01:24 AM
Because i found BLAKES 7
On the internet.

WOW!!! thats a big one.
first UFO now this, WOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! :D


: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Satanist 31 May, 2010, 12:26:26 PM
I just won a 2 night hotel stay for 2 with breakfast in the works raffle.

Dirty weekend is already in the planning stage, dont tell the Mrs! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 31 May, 2010, 06:47:20 PM
Was supposed to spend my bank holiday Monday doing DIY but thankfully good old Wickes messed me about and won't be delivering my decking until Wednesday :D.

The day was put to good use holding back the zombie holocaust in Left 4 Dead 2 instead.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 01 June, 2010, 10:20:57 AM
Because...

the rain yesterday meant that I was unable to cut my front hedge- which gave me an afternoon free to sort the inking out of the commission I've been working on- and I've now finished the inks and mailed for final approval.

And it is sausage and mash for tea! Yum!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 01 June, 2010, 10:52:57 AM
despite the shit weather today...enjoying a quiet day with mini  mog
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 01 June, 2010, 12:32:44 PM
I am listening to the new Rush single(s) Caravan/BU2B

Oh yes. Oh yes oh yes oh yes.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 01 June, 2010, 11:14:29 PM
Went with Mary today for a scan, McDonald junior number four is due please God on 1/1/11!  Happy days!

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 02 June, 2010, 10:34:55 AM
Went with Mary today for a scan, McDonald junior number four is due please God on 1/1/11!  Happy days!

David

Congratulations!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 02 June, 2010, 11:43:56 AM
my gundam war within the pocket dvd turned up in the post today so I have now got something to watch wilst I pack up some of my transformers to make room fore the more expensive one.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 02 June, 2010, 12:01:47 PM
Many congratulations maryanddavid  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 02 June, 2010, 01:09:48 PM
Many congratulations maryanddavid  :D

And none for Cyberleader2000?  :|


Harsh.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 03 June, 2010, 03:51:38 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because Yippee Ive now gone from 8 members ignoring me back down to 7
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 03 June, 2010, 07:29:09 PM
sorry for the double post but I just found out that my back order with hobby link Japan has come back into stock and they’ve already shipped it out to me and I’m looking forward to my 1/144 GM striker arriving in the post. :D :D :D :D :D :D

(http://blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_474/inumaru_t/5817939.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 03 June, 2010, 07:52:02 PM
Not so many congratulations to Cyberleader2000 as to maryanddavid but some anyway  :wave:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 03 June, 2010, 07:58:26 PM
Went with Mary today for a scan, McDonald junior number four is due please God on 1/1/11!  Happy days!

David

Congratulations Mary and David!



And that's a very nice Transformer Cyberleader. What does it turn into?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 03 June, 2010, 08:17:36 PM
just wondering cyberdude, are you aware of anything more than gundams or transformers? not a dig but you never mention owt dreddy or even dante! :-X
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 03 June, 2010, 08:24:02 PM
just wondering cyberdude, are you aware of anything more than gundams or transformers? not a dig but you never mention owt dreddy or even dante! :-X

That last Transformer turns into Justice 1  :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 03 June, 2010, 08:58:55 PM
just wondering cyberdude, are you aware of anything more than gundams or transformers? not a dig but you never mention owt dreddy or even dante! :-X


There is a reason for that as I am currently behind on my Transformers comics by 2 years my judge Dredd magazine by 1 year and 6 months and my 2000 AD's are just over a year behind and my complete case files I'm on number 9. :|
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 04 June, 2010, 12:33:35 AM
The song "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne.

M@
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 04 June, 2010, 07:59:46 AM
The song "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne.

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/staceys_dad.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 04 June, 2010, 08:39:29 AM
http://www.facebook.com/search/?init=srp&sfxp=&q=chrome+hoof&o=4&dt=1&c1=#!/event.php?eid=100259123353782&ref=search&sid=Td5aOBw8OYkuMunsPg2LcQ.1059790889..1

- I'm off to this tonight. WHAT LARKS.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Hoagy 04 June, 2010, 02:13:49 PM
I got the second Nemesis collection in the post today!! excelentay

It came in primo condition too. Cheers Future Shop you have +12 leveled up in TRUSTXP.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 04 June, 2010, 02:34:57 PM
Cheers Future Shop you have +12 leveled up in TRUSTXP.

GEEEEEEEEK!  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: James Stacey 04 June, 2010, 02:37:12 PM
GEEEEEEEEK!  :D
What a curious thing to feel the need to say on this board
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Hoagy 04 June, 2010, 02:46:05 PM
 :lol:

JOIN USSS
  you know you've got nothing better to do....
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 04 June, 2010, 02:49:51 PM
GEEEEEEEEK!  :D
What a curious thing to feel the need to say on this board
It does take a superhuman effort to appear geeky round these parts, but Krom-baby manged it with aplomb!

(He knows I don't really mean it!)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: James Stacey 04 June, 2010, 02:51:22 PM
(He knows I don't really mean it!)
I'm sure he'll be hurt if you don't.  :geek:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Hoagy 04 June, 2010, 03:03:33 PM
(He knows I don't really mean it!)
I'm sure he'll be hurt if you don't.  :geek:

That's correct. I think you mean, you don't mean it in a mean way tho, eh, Dan?   :)

I can't take all the credit. The arrival of thrillpower maxed my circuits.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 04 June, 2010, 03:09:52 PM
Sun is shining, camping gear packed, cheap rice and cheaper wine stowed away, new towbar gleaming with a virgin sheen, in one hour's time I'm heading south to pick up my mate and his boat, then north for a weekend's sailing. Ar, and indeed, som.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 04 June, 2010, 05:53:56 PM
Fair winds me hearty!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 04 June, 2010, 07:32:49 PM
Exams are done.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 04 June, 2010, 11:27:24 PM
Buying things is just the best.

And I learnt where monarch (presumably) found his namely inspiration.

AND NO TORDELBACK FOR A WEEK.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 04 June, 2010, 11:45:17 PM
...I don't get to post , or even read, the forum here that much these days, what with loads of crappy work that I have to do at, er, work, and then changing nappies and burping babies and entertaining toddlers and stuff...but every so often - like just now - iget an hour to myself where I can sit down with a cuppa and peruse at my leisure.. And what a damn fine hour it always is! Had a great little laugh sitting here in the kichen by myself this last hour. Cheers folks! :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Hoagy 05 June, 2010, 11:42:51 AM
(http://www.google.co.uk/logos/gabor10-hp.png)

Does this remind anyone of a certain writer of a certain life and times of a certain PJ Maybe?
It shirt wearingly does me!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 05 June, 2010, 11:07:47 PM
I just had a great week off with the family and topped it off with a lovely meal out tonight.

Lovely.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 05 June, 2010, 11:17:52 PM
just wondering cyberdude, are you aware of anything more than gundams or transformers? not a dig but you never mention owt dreddy or even dante! :-X


There is a reason for that as I am currently behind on my Transformers comics by 2 years my judge Dredd magazine by 1 year and 6 months and my 2000 AD's are just over a year behind and my complete case files I'm on number 9. :|

bummer! you need some serious time off work,college school or all of the above to do some catching up! nowt better when stuck in bed with some noxious bacteria and a huge pile of trades and comics and hot toddies
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 06 June, 2010, 03:16:02 AM
just wondering cyberdude, are you aware of anything more than gundams or transformers? not a dig but you never mention owt dreddy or even dante! :-X


There is a reason for that as I am currently behind on my Transformers comics by 2 years my judge Dredd magazine by 1 year and 6 months and my 2000 AD's are just over a year behind and my complete case files I'm on number 9. :|

bummer! you need some serious time off work,college school or all of the above to do some catching up! nowt better when stuck in bed with some noxious bacteria and a huge pile of trades and comics and hot toddies

the problem came about when I used to read my comicks on the way to collage and during lunch but i no longer go to collage and i was doing outher things and it went from one comick to 2 to 16 to god know how many but theres this huge pile of comicks and i need to find a reglaer time slot to sit down and read
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Satanist 07 June, 2010, 08:55:59 AM
I had to take today off work cos the boy had chicken pox. But hes ok and off to nursery so I have the whole day to myself. A whole fucking day!!! Ive no idea what to do first?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 07 June, 2010, 09:20:34 AM
Because i have two weeks leave,
three tickets to China, Beijing in fact,

so packing the dredd t-shirts and off to the great wall, forbidden city,taineman Sq, et all,
first time i have been to CHINA, outside of a quickie two years back,that was just a hop over from Macau though.

so this is a first for me,odd given i like all things chinese(including Devons Mummy)

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 07 June, 2010, 12:28:54 PM
Remeber to post those 'Proud we are' piccies  :D if you can get they past the censors
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 08 June, 2010, 06:28:46 PM
Just received my parcel of goodies from Bolt-01 and I'm extremely pleased with all his hard work.
I will post a thread about this commission later.

THANK YOU Bolt-01 it's faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanastic  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 08 June, 2010, 07:29:36 PM
Blushes...

Aw shucks...

Glad you like it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 09 June, 2010, 10:37:54 AM
Life is drokking fantastic 'cos after years of promising myself, this morning I finally ordered a Dredd helmet from Termight Replicas, yay!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 09 June, 2010, 10:51:42 AM
Remeber to post those 'Proud we are' piccies  :D if you can get they past the censors

I refer the Honourable Gentleman to the response I gave earlier  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 09 June, 2010, 05:23:54 PM
Just had the landlady round for a chat about her scumbags next door. She was very shocked about the state of the garden  :lol:  and after a long chat about what has gone on, she is going to look at the tennancy agreement.

I am so HAPPY  :D

The final straw was seeing their bloody animals in our garden!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 10 June, 2010, 01:36:28 AM
What a brilliant afternoon.

The landlady came round and we had a chat about her scummy tennents and the best bit was when she looked over the fence and nearly shat herself. The beautiful garden was just mud, shit and full of animals.
When she left (after she kept apologising) one of the scumbags saw her and so she went next door and read the riot act. I know this as she phoned us later and said they will be gone by September but it might be earlier.
It was hilarious, listening to what the shits next door told her. One of the things was that they were not happy, well fucking boo hoo, go and live with your own kind and stop pissing us off.
I feel sorry for Ken and Pat who live the other side nearly 80 both of them and probably terrified.
It's a good job I speak my mind and couldn't give a toss.

Strike one for our house, lets see who takes over the house in September  :lol:
For their sake I hope they are nice.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 10 June, 2010, 10:32:11 AM
The Landlady should pay more attention to who exactly she is renting the house out to  and vet prospectiuve tenants more thoroughly in future.You would also think that she would have inspected the property every so often and it sounds like she should have been informed about the problem tenants some time ago if they have been causing you problems since they moved in.



: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 10 June, 2010, 07:31:40 PM
... Classical Comics' adaptation of Romeo and Juliet -- wot I letterised -- won the Distinguished Achievement Award for Curriculum, Reading and Language Arts, grades 9-12 in the ceremony held by the Association of Educational Publishers on Tuesday.
 
http://www.aepweb.org/awards/curricwin.htm

Amusingly, there's a spelling error on that page that's been there since the nominations…

Cheers!

Jim

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 10 June, 2010, 07:40:16 PM
Well done!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 10 June, 2010, 08:04:07 PM
Fantastic stuff, well done Jim! 

BTW, Shakespeare comics adaptations worked for me in school (Scarfe's incredible King Lear in particular), so I'm all for 'em.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: IAMTHESYSTEM 10 June, 2010, 08:06:36 PM
Yey! Great work Jim!  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 11 June, 2010, 07:34:52 AM
WELL DONE THAT MAN!!!
Jim thats a worthy post upon this our finest thread.
main stream recognition that is well deserved.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 11 June, 2010, 07:47:57 AM
Forty Five 45, the grapic novel.
i sat in the pool on my lounger, finally getting time to really enjoy this marvelous book.

outstanding!for me, interview 2.spoke to me on a level i can not explain.
if as many of us here are a fathers,whom have in our head smiled as the escapades of our superhuman imagnary companions within our progs and wondered.
then the chapter may also offer such a feeling to you.

not offering a spoiler, but the final words, are
Dont forget Eddie,there are all kinds of heros.

that made my day, and truly rewarded me.

bloody awesome book.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 11 June, 2010, 09:06:58 AM
It's my Birthday.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 11 June, 2010, 10:23:51 AM
It's my Birthday.  :D

Happy birthday.

DD: 45 is an awesome book. I think it's a genuine game changer.

Jim: Congratulations!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 11 June, 2010, 10:48:21 AM
Happy birthday Nev.
And congrats Jim!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Zarjazzer 11 June, 2010, 10:50:59 AM
Happy birthday nev and well done to Jim Campbell.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 11 June, 2010, 10:53:01 AM
I was given a free copy of 45 by the publisher of it [COM X] at the HI-EX when i bought another title called PATH off them .I didnt regret buying that either as it was excellent.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 11 June, 2010, 11:28:02 AM
Happy birthday Nev and well Jim.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 11 June, 2010, 12:36:17 PM
It's my Birthday.  :D

well Happy Birthday hope you have a great day.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Nap Normal 11 June, 2010, 01:28:05 PM
Have a great day Nev and Well done Jim.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 11 June, 2010, 08:23:45 PM
I had the boiler fixed and serviced for only 40 quid and it works better than it did ever before.This is because a friend/aquaintence is a gas boiler engineer.I hadnt seen him for ages either so it was also a social visit and i found out he has been playing guitar with Peter And The Test Tube Babies which was surprising because i didnt know they were still going.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 11 June, 2010, 11:11:26 PM
The missus is out tomorrow night so I can watch the England/USA game (in HD) in peace.









V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 12 June, 2010, 10:34:16 PM
Being naked in slippers.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 12 June, 2010, 10:41:01 PM
That's not naked then.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 12 June, 2010, 11:30:38 PM
That's not naked then.

You are the computer from the film Colossus: The Forbin Project.

(I mean pedantic, not voyeuristic)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 13 June, 2010, 10:22:02 AM
I downloaded The Champ, from iTunes. Devons mummy has never seen this movie! Any one of age 36 plus will inform you their sister mother cryed like babies at this movie . This should make dm very happy later. This may be the biggest tear jerking movie in history. Any else remember this movie ?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 13 June, 2010, 09:57:08 PM
I just had a bath that was full of hundreds of miniature paint chips.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dark Jimbo 14 June, 2010, 11:01:20 AM
I was tattooing a bloke who happened to casually mention that he used to read 2000AD. Fast forward half an hour and I've managed to talk him into getting a full Mega-City One half-sleeve with Judge Death looming large over the cityblocks. Can't wait!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 14 June, 2010, 11:04:10 AM
I was tattooing a bloke who happened to casually mention that he used to read 2000AD. Fast forward half an hour and I've managed to talk him into getting a full Mega-City One half-sleeve with Judge Death looming large over the cityblocks. Can't wait!

Lucky he didn't mention Razzle!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 14 June, 2010, 11:25:47 AM
ooh- you'll have to post photos

got a link to your portfolio?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 14 June, 2010, 01:48:54 PM
Because the mighty Mini-Bolt has passed his foundation year at Bournville!

He got a merit!

Now I can confirm he is going to Uni at Leiceser in September!

Huzzah!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 14 June, 2010, 01:52:55 PM
He could have so nearly met my brother...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 14 June, 2010, 01:53:18 PM
Congrats to Dan!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 14 June, 2010, 02:06:13 PM
I was tattooing a bloke who happened to casually mention that he used to read 2000AD. Fast forward half an hour and I've managed to talk him into getting a full Mega-City One half-sleeve with Judge Death looming large over the cityblocks. Can't wait!

I am sort of impressed by the fact that you are a Tattoist as despite the fact i know not what you do for a living and i know nothing about you i never imagined you as a tattooist.

Is this a part time interest/occupation or a full time occupation ?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 14 June, 2010, 02:11:24 PM
Congrats Mini-bolt.

I loved my Foundation year, but Uni was better.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dark Jimbo 14 June, 2010, 02:49:05 PM
I am sort of impressed by the fact that you are a Tattoist as despite the fact i know not what you do for a living and i know nothing about you i never imagined you as a tattooist.

That's cool Pete, folks who know me say exactly the same thing. I don't really 'look' like a tattooist - no visible tattoos of my own for a start! I've only been doing it coming up for a year, so it's a fairly recent development. Good fun, but still not a patch on Photoshop or pens and pencils, which'll always be my true love.

Here's a link for what it's worth Johnny, but the site's crap and my gallery's badly in need of updating - http://www.portsmouthink.co.uk/dg/23020
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 14 June, 2010, 04:52:47 PM
Congrats to minibolt. You will enjoy Leicester.






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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 17 June, 2010, 08:46:11 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because I got to spend the afternoon caching up on reading my progs I have just finished reading prog 1649.

And I got my MP4 torrents to finally work on my PS3. :D :D :D :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 17 June, 2010, 09:59:10 PM
That's not naked then.


he hasnt said were he puts the slippers!   :-\
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 17 June, 2010, 11:45:16 PM
I have to go on a training course in the US for two weeks with full expenses and a hire car. I will be less than an hour away from New York and I have the weekend in the middle free   :D :D :D :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 18 June, 2010, 02:07:41 AM
Betty Draper ain't going to jail.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/06/11/play-the-january-jones-driving-game
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 18 June, 2010, 04:02:26 PM
My daughter got a first!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 18 June, 2010, 04:09:10 PM
My daughter got a first!

All very well, but it doesn't it really help us unravel the nature/nurture debate, does it?  If you'd contrived to have twins and have the other sibling raised by, say, Katie Price then we'd be getting somewhere. 

(Nice one!)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 18 June, 2010, 04:27:47 PM
congrats to Mini-Tips.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 18 June, 2010, 04:58:35 PM
Wahey! Great news Tips. Congratulations all round.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 18 June, 2010, 05:02:08 PM
Had an email from the Commission King, nothing more to report yet  :D :D :D



BUT SOON  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 18 June, 2010, 09:58:13 PM
My daughter got a first!


Congrats.  Clever lass.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 19 June, 2010, 12:56:02 AM
Congrats to ChildGirlplodocus.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 19 June, 2010, 09:14:07 AM
Well done to Mini-Tips and Mini-Bolt.
Nice work Jimbo, make sure you post it when you are finished.
As for me, I got my first job out here, nothing major, it's just farm work, fencing and some mustering mainly. It is in the middle of nowhere though, 330km from Alice Springs and the nearest thing to it is a a roadhouse about 45km from there. No internet and no phone signal makes me wonder if I'll cope though.
 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 19 June, 2010, 07:28:16 PM
What on earth is 'mustering'?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 19 June, 2010, 07:59:08 PM
What on earth is 'mustering'?

Its not a word i use very often/at all but i think it means something like gathering as in gathering enough enthusiasm/mustering enough enthusiasm or courage.That kind of thing but i havent bothered to check.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tanky 19 June, 2010, 08:06:11 PM
Here's a link for what it's worth Johnny, but the site's crap and my gallery's badly in need of updating - http://www.portsmouthink.co.uk/dg/23020

 :o
Sorry to butt in out of nowhere, SMALL WORLD moment ahoy! My housemate came home a few weeks ago sporting a spur-of-the-moment Pitchshifter logo on his leg. Guess where he got it done?! Didn't realise ther was another boarder on my stomping ground! SHould you feel inclined to visit the Wedge this evening, pop up to the stage and give us a wave! :)
Tanky x
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 19 June, 2010, 08:24:22 PM
What on earth is 'mustering'?

It's what happens to sheep that are too pretty for their own good.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 20 June, 2010, 06:58:25 AM
On way home from,China.  Which was  bloody awesome! As china is the worlds factory, prices give you the perception as used by the immortal rock legend Dr.Hook.  You got more money then a horse has hair!!!!!!   What's not to be happy about! Shirt for Three sterling,cuff links two quid. Bose earphones for a tenner. Yes you can get the rip offs, but you also get really cheap real stuff also.    Look out for the proud of em pics! Dredd t-shirt on great wall &forbidden city.   
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 20 June, 2010, 07:40:46 AM
What on earth is 'mustering'?

It's what happens to sheep that are too pretty for their own good.

And cattle too. Well done, Peter.  See, Usher isn't the only one who can teach us all some new words.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 20 June, 2010, 10:51:19 AM
The army have a 'Muster Parade' which is generally a roll call at the start of the week, just to make sure no one is AWOL.







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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 20 June, 2010, 02:37:44 PM
life is drokking fantastic,
Because i got upgraded to BUSINESS CLASS! :D
which is never something i would waste my own money doing.

real plates,glasses,cloth napkins and a menu you choose from. rather then the normal chicken or fish which tastes like cardboard,
free flow of champagne,wine,liquor beer,soft drinks, even a larger WC, and they address you by name.

it will back to cattle class next time, but it was a great experience.  :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 20 June, 2010, 02:44:26 PM
And cattle too. Well done, Peter.  See, Usher isn't the only one who can teach us all some new words.

Humectant? They usually use glycerin for that.  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 20 June, 2010, 04:22:52 PM
Life is pretty drokkin' fantastic when you spend the afternoon pootling about the West Sussex countryside on your bike.

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/spugnut/P1000180.jpg)(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/spugnut/P1000183.jpg)

Some bits of this trusty steed are nearly 20 years old now. Still a great bike. Occasionally my head is turned by some shiny new filly but I just end up buying a new bit for this one. New rear shock next. Eeeee, exciting.

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/spugnut/P1000181.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 20 June, 2010, 05:35:56 PM
Life is pretty drokkin' fantastic when you spend the afternoon pootling about the West Sussex countryside on your bike.

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/spugnut/P1000180.jpg)(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/spugnut/P1000183.jpg)

Some bits of this trusty steed are nearly 20 years old now. Still a great bike. Occasionally my head is turned by some shiny new filly but I just end up buying a new bit for this one. New rear shock next. Eeeee, exciting.

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/spugnut/P1000181.jpg)

Get orf my land !!

 :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Stuzzle 20 June, 2010, 05:44:00 PM
I won a £150 voucher for an "electrical item" of my at the work quarterly meeting on Friday  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: wild-seven 23 June, 2010, 04:46:08 PM
A pint of Natch and a packet of scampi fries whilst sitting outside one of my favourite pubs which backs onto the beach where I live - heaven!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: willthemightyW 23 June, 2010, 07:23:41 PM
Because I'm hopefully getting a commission by Patrick Goddard, I just have to choose whether I want savage or Dredd.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 23 June, 2010, 07:26:46 PM
How about Dredd and Savage  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 25 June, 2010, 02:46:24 PM
I just bought an 18th cent C1750 plain stemmed ale glass with a plain stem with a single tear [air bubble] in the stem with a folded foot base and engraved hops and barley in the bowl of the glass.Its 9.5 inches high and 4 inches wide at the base and i have never seen another in this size.

It was only 10 quid and as for value i dont really know for sure but i would say a minimum of 500 quid.I went in there on the offchance because i had a feeling there was something worth buying in there.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: willthemightyW 25 June, 2010, 06:33:33 PM
How about Dredd and Savage  ;)
Now there's an idea :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 25 June, 2010, 10:27:08 PM
The cat was locked in my room all day! HAHAHAHAHAHA stupid cat.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 25 June, 2010, 10:31:29 PM
Just wait till you put your slippers on
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 25 June, 2010, 10:38:22 PM
I leave my slippers by the door so I don't have to expose my feet to floor at all. And I have two pairs.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Doctor Alt 8 26 June, 2010, 02:24:11 AM
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n237/The_Doctor_Alt8/nomtiger.gif)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 26 June, 2010, 04:19:27 AM
now you may disagree, but i would suggest, those abilities and the markings, suggest that may not be a common old garden MOGGIE!

pretty sure i have seen his brother and sister in the zooigacal gardens in the past.
did you buy him of some stranger in the street? great video though.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 26 June, 2010, 04:39:49 AM
because, i am staying over at the club this weekend. in the role of Duty Manager, with the family.

basically your here, if there is a problem YEO I SOLVE IT! without the aid of a DJ.
if these isnt, its rather nice room,all meals, wife in the spa, boy playing the internet and swimming. maybe a dance in the lounge with Devons Mummy later tonight,and the boy watching the football on the big screen.
if they want i can get them on one of the boats for criuse also should they want too.
and they pay me for doing do this!!!!  :D
Life is DROKKIN FANTASTIC.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 26 June, 2010, 06:18:33 PM
You have a very exotic life DD.. whereas I still live back west of the border in the old country.

Having to chill in the garden and dip in the Atlantic to cool off is dull and painful  :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 28 June, 2010, 11:39:34 AM
I just put in a massive order for new pens and mechanical pencils from CultPens.com and it shipped within 2 hours of ordering.

There's something really satisfying about getting new equipment.  :)

It's also a slow day at work.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 28 June, 2010, 02:45:42 PM
Chip shop opens in 2 and a quarter hours.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 28 June, 2010, 08:23:30 PM
I just entered a bid on a Dredd page on ebay and two feeble fools tried to outbid me  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Victory for the green machine.

Can't wait for it to arrive now. Bollocks I better pay for it first  ::)

This what I won

(http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!BwNyl8g!2k~$(KGrHqUOKi0EwRZZZIMVBMH7pmiROQ~~_12.JPG)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: strontium71 28 June, 2010, 08:29:02 PM
I lost a bid last night for the set of comic-book price guides. I only wanted two of them so put it far too much of a top bid and still lost it. Still , at least the winner had to pay a huge difference from his original bid.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 28 June, 2010, 08:33:03 PM
It wasn't me, honest!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: strontium71 28 June, 2010, 08:36:59 PM
No , I know it wasn't you old chum. There is a way of finding out if it's someone you know though. Mwahahaha!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 28 June, 2010, 09:00:00 PM
just ordered me n the mite our new series red daleks from character ! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 28 June, 2010, 09:57:36 PM
Got a snazzy new bicycle with the money I was given for my Birthday.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 28 June, 2010, 10:00:32 PM
Got a snazzy new bicycle with the money I was given for my Birthday.


Got the picture thanks.

(http://img.hisupplier.com/var/userImages/old/elitecycle/elitecycle$71311213.jpg)






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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 28 June, 2010, 10:05:40 PM
I went to a wedding on Friday and it was the best I have ever been to. Met some wonderful people and had a great time. It was my bosses daughter who got married and when I got to work this morning he asked me if I had shares in London Pride as I apparently drank rather a lot of it with his mates.
Good times.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 28 June, 2010, 10:07:21 PM
This weather is fucking awesome.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 28 June, 2010, 10:11:59 PM
Actually vzzbux, this is it.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4236191192_72cb131353.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 28 June, 2010, 11:31:25 PM
Smelling your dirty clothes after a shower before you put them in the wash.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 05 July, 2010, 06:06:24 AM
Devons Mummy bought me a little box of tricks, which offers every single TV channel on what you call a free view box,but this little beauty does all the NONE FREE VIEW CHANNELS. ::)

in singapore no satelite allowed,
got to love the chinese electronics market.137 channels of pay per view, until NOW!! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 05 July, 2010, 08:51:45 AM
because Tharg is in my hands  :D


Plus I got a little something from Staz  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 05 July, 2010, 12:50:05 PM
Plus I got a little something from Staz  :D

Penicillin will clear that up.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 05 July, 2010, 10:11:53 PM
...I went to an American Beer Festival at the weekend and met some great people and this weekend I am going to the Judge Minty film shoot and will no doubt meet some zarjaz people.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 05 July, 2010, 11:12:19 PM
After this happened (http://www.2000adonline.com/forum/index.php/topic,25797.msg524917.html#msg524917), my lady fixed the wall, painted over the polyfilla (awesome) and we tried again - using proper cavity wall screws this time. Now the new shelves are up, look nice and strong - and the duelling X-Wing and Tie Interceptor have a new home.

Ace!

M@
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cthulouis 05 July, 2010, 11:26:54 PM
Because I have a new laptop after the previous one exploded!

Because I have finally got round to starting work on a sample script The Legendary Shark sent me months ago!

And because on Saturday I'm off to extra Judge Minty!

Triple Whammy!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 06 July, 2010, 06:31:03 PM
Just pre-ordered Scott Pilgrim vol 6. for less than £6.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 07 July, 2010, 01:16:53 PM
The finale sound track I needed to complete my Evangelion collection End of Evangelion arrived thro the post yesterday got it new for only £22 now I just need to find time to lison to it. next up now I have to replaces thros bootleg copies of the rebuild Of Evangelion soundtracks. :D

And I have now caught up to prog number 1673. :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 08 July, 2010, 03:02:27 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because today is a great day and as of just a fue minitus  ago I now have 5000 subscribers on Youtube.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 08 July, 2010, 08:58:09 PM
My feinds for the eastern front arrived today and I have devoured it in one sitting.






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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 08 July, 2010, 09:44:08 PM
I got an axe in the post this morning! It was wrapped in little more than a plastic bag, much flimsier than anything you'd post a comic book in.

I'm going camping in a Welsh forest next week and have been buying various bits of kit on the internet this last week. If there's one thing better than coming home to comics from Amazon, it's coming home to camping gadgets from ebay.

My axe may need to be painted and given a cool name like Brainbiter however, as it's bright yellow and blue fibreglass. I'll post pics of me surviving in the Cursed Earth (South Wales) when I return, but I won't be checking in (or seeing another human being hopefully) for a few days.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 10 July, 2010, 11:19:54 AM
SUPER MODEL ME. is being filmed at the place i work,its a reality TV show, with as you may realise SUPERMODELS, and not the airfix kind.

that month the big boss is on leave for most it, hence the task falls upon me to make sure this goes as it should. you know the kind of thing, broad shoulder to lean upon when they cast out. being on board the yachts to make sure the perrier is as it should be, rub sun tan oil upon their delicate skin. the normal work day really.

12 females from this region,vying to be asias next big thing.
you have no idea how I tough it is to hold my post. i may even have to give up days lounging by the pool at home. the tiol i go through.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 11 July, 2010, 10:28:29 PM
The world Cup is over.

Every 4 years is still too often.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 11 July, 2010, 10:41:50 PM
I found €30 in an old pair of work jeans.  A pre-recession time capsule, a lost dropping of the celtic tiger!  I'm measuring the drokkin' fantasticness of this event against my trying to get home from the office on a €4.75 fill of petrol (they tried to tell me it was below the 'minimum dispensable amount').  A grand end to a grand weekend.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 11 July, 2010, 10:51:26 PM
A grand end to a grand weekend.

You had two ice creams?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 12 July, 2010, 10:27:52 AM
Just back from the post office collection place with my two parcels.
One has loads of promotional cards from the 'Dredd the card game' CCG from Wigcon 99 :o :D
The other parcel is the first page from the Dredd strip in the 1995 2000AD (Alternity) Winter Special :- Perchance to Dream.

I'm also having great fun going through all the pics that are being uploaded by everyone, from the Judge Minty shoot.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: ming 12 July, 2010, 01:37:46 PM
I've been basking in the warm glow of Thrill Power Overload all last week, and it's fantastic.

I'll also have a few pages of Cam Kennedy Dredd art on the way before long (including a cover) and rediscovered a load of old sketches from UKCAC '88 - Yeowell Zenith, Colin Wilson Blueberry, Fabry Bricktop, Mike Collins Ukko, Liam Sharp Chopper.

Woo-hoo! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 14 July, 2010, 09:43:52 AM
Off to see The Wonder Stuff tonight!

Yay! This will bookend 20 years since i saw them at Kent Uni and meet the love of my summer! Ah Christie whatever happened to you?...

Older and fatter (me and them) but still going to jump around like a mad thing.

Heart attack number 1 here i come.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 14 July, 2010, 07:40:11 PM
I went to see The Wonder Stuff back in 85 when they were supporting Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction. We boo'ed them off stage because they were shit.







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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: worldshown 14 July, 2010, 08:57:36 PM
Lucky, lucky bastard!

Monday, I received my ticket to see them in Cardiff tomorrow only to find that the gig has been cancelled.

The council apparently imposed strict sound restrictions on the Cooper's Field venue following a Florence and the Machine gig.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 14 July, 2010, 08:59:41 PM
The council apparently imposed strict sound restrictions on the Cooper's Field venue following a Florence and the Machine gig.

Am I the only one who sees something really wrong with this..?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 14 July, 2010, 09:12:02 PM
The council apparently imposed strict sound restrictions on the Cooper's Field venue following a Florence and the Machine gig.

Am I the only one who sees something really wrong with this..?

If you mean that the sound restrictions should have been imposed on the venue BEFORE the Florence And The Machine gig then yes i do see something very wrong with it.

Such a stupid name for a band as well.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 14 July, 2010, 09:17:25 PM
Such a stupid name for a band as well.

Pourquoi?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 14 July, 2010, 09:23:32 PM
Florence And The Magic Roundabout?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 15 July, 2010, 09:16:00 AM
Well seeing as they didn't form until 86 they must have been super shit in 85.  :P

I'm so hungover even my hair aches. Great gig though.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 15 July, 2010, 09:28:40 AM
The council apparently imposed strict sound restrictions on the Cooper's Field venue following a Florence and the Machine gig.

Am I the only one who sees something really wrong with this..?

If you mean that the sound restrictions should have been imposed on the venue BEFORE the Florence And The Machine gig then yes i do see something very wrong with it.

Such a stupid name for a band as well.

Well, I was thinking more that it was Florence and not, say, Megadeth...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: dweezil2 15 July, 2010, 09:50:40 AM
Finally received tickets for the Sonisphere festival at the end of the month and looking forward to a summer of Rock/Metal greats!
Iron Maiden here we come!

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=105822368#pm_cmp=vid_OEV_P_P
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 15 July, 2010, 01:58:06 PM
I'm an Uncle again.  My youngest sister has had a baby boy.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 15 July, 2010, 02:54:24 PM
I'm an Uncle again.  My youngest sister has had a baby boy.

Cool, always good to see some portion of squaxx genes living on, however diluted.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 15 July, 2010, 10:03:40 PM
Well seeing as they didn't form until 86 they must have been super shit in 85.  :P

I'm so hungover even my hair aches. Great gig though.

Maybe it was 86 or even 87. my memory isn't what it used to be :crazy:. I may try to dig out the stub just to see the actual date, and I think they were super shit.






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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 15 July, 2010, 10:33:26 PM
The council apparently imposed strict sound restrictions on the Cooper's Field venue following a Florence and the Machine gig.

Am I the only one who sees something really wrong with this..?

If you mean that the sound restrictions should have been imposed on the venue BEFORE the Florence And The Machine gig then yes i do see something very wrong with it.

Such a stupid name for a band as well.

Well, I was thinking more that it was Florence and not, say, Megadeth...

Its certainly not what you would expect. :lol:

My comment was about how awful their music is.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 15 July, 2010, 10:36:52 PM
I'm an Uncle again.  My youngest sister has had a baby boy.

Cool, always good to see some portion of squaxx genes living on, however diluted.
:lol:

Cool way of looking at it.

Today was made even better by watching mini-fish playing Burt in the school performance of "Mary Poppins".  I was so proud I was nearly bursting.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 15 July, 2010, 10:38:46 PM
Today was made even better by watching mini-fish playing Burt in the school performance of "Mary Poppins".  I was so proud I was nearly bursting.

Did 'e 'ave thee ak-sent dawn then?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 16 July, 2010, 05:00:02 AM
I'm going in the Guinness Book of Records today for performing the worlds biggest  sensory story to 200+ children with SEN, exciting!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 16 July, 2010, 12:12:07 PM
I got a load of DVDs and books from Bou for my birthday. I was amazed at how every single one I opened was something I wanted... it took me a long time to figure out that she was not magic at all- but had merely looked at my Amazon wishlist...
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: Noisybast 16 July, 2010, 04:19:24 PM
I won a thousand pounds worth of Co-op holiday vouchers, free transfers and use of the executive departure lounge at last Friday's work do, two days before I was due to finish work. Not a bad leaving pressie, as it goes...
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: vzzbux 16 July, 2010, 11:01:06 PM
I am now off work for two weeks. Happy days :thumbsup:.






V
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: Dunk! 17 July, 2010, 12:01:23 AM
2 more minutes of my birthday....1...shit....
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: Dandontdare 17 July, 2010, 12:41:25 AM
Hy Dunk! Happy ... oh wait that was yesterday now ... nah, f'get it.



(except the time sigs on these posts are off again!)
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: Something Fishy 17 July, 2010, 11:21:21 AM
Today was made even better by watching mini-fish playing Burt in the school performance of "Mary Poppins".  I was so proud I was nearly bursting.

Did 'e 'ave thee ak-sent dawn then?

 :lol:  Even a Cornish lad did better at ther accent that Van Dyke managed.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 17 July, 2010, 11:22:14 AM
I'm going in the Guinness Book of Records today for performing the worlds biggest  sensory story to 200+ children with SEN, exciting!

Good stuff.. congrats!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 17 July, 2010, 12:28:33 PM
Cheers Fishy (and everyone else who sent good wishes!) it was great fun, I got the kids to feel clod baked beans for the guy who holds the bath of beans record, taste M&Ms to signify the guy who's ate the most M&Ms in a minute, spayed 'em with water for the furthest spit, had a tremendously loud burp on a 'BigMack' sound switch which they all got to press and loads more. It was chaotic but wonderfully uplifting!
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: mogzilla 17 July, 2010, 10:56:52 PM
   they're great those big macks (when they work) we've got loads of the little ones stashed around school on display boards ...i may have to "borrow" one indefinetly for my health promotion board ;)

life will be drokkin fantastic oooooh, 15:30 this friday!!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 18 July, 2010, 01:57:27 AM
I was playing a PS2 game and getting increasingly frustrated with level that was hellishly difficult and dying before the end of each level so i entered an invincibility and unlimited ammo cheat codes and just blew the oppsition away.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 18 July, 2010, 10:21:53 AM
Cheers Fishy (and everyone else who sent good wishes!) it was great fun, I got the kids to feel clod baked beans for the guy who holds the bath of beans record, taste M&Ms to signify the guy who's ate the most M&Ms in a minute, spayed 'em with water for the furthest spit, had a tremendously loud burp on a 'BigMack' sound switch which they all got to press and loads more. It was chaotic but wonderfully uplifting!

Really creative too.  Awesome stuff Pete.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 19 July, 2010, 10:41:47 PM
My son's stabilisers came off his bike today and he took to it like a duck to water. Considering he has hardly been on his bike since Christmas (which is when we got it him) I am shocked and astounded.
I was ten before I learnt how to ride a bike, it's because we were poor and couldn't afford bikes.







V
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: mygrimmbrother 20 July, 2010, 12:32:40 PM
Mezolith just arrived and after skimming it I can confirm that it looks absolutely bloody lush! And it was cheap too (thanks amazon).
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: I, Cosh 21 July, 2010, 12:00:55 AM
No words.

http://www.bigtrak.tv/categories/Bigtrak-Tank/
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 21 July, 2010, 12:07:03 AM
i never got one of those! :'( do remember "starbird" though a spaceship that made an uppy and downy sound depending on how you flew it and it had laser guns!!!


http://www.bugeyedmonster.com/toys/starbird/
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 21 July, 2010, 06:55:32 PM
John Wagner commented on my Facebook status.  :)
He left a comment because I mentioned The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad had arrived today after getting it on Ebay.
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: SmallBlueThing 21 July, 2010, 10:16:17 PM
John Wagner commented on my Facebook status.  :)
He left a comment because I mentioned The Chronicles of Genghis Grimtoad had arrived today after getting it on Ebay.

I admit to having done a little wee when I saw that.

SBT
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 22 July, 2010, 02:50:41 PM
The Royal Mail has lost my cheque for an annual subscription to the Meg and Prog,gonna hafta do this by phone!! >:( :(

Denise phoned me yesterday (Wednesday 21st July 2010) stating that she had found my cheque after all (it was found in the Pending folder). To cut a long story short, I'll be getting the Meg a week late (roughly) and the Prog at the begining of September!!! YAY!!!! :D :D :D
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: TordelBack 22 July, 2010, 03:01:12 PM
Happy for you, chief!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Batman's Superior Cousin 22 July, 2010, 04:56:10 PM
Why, thank you!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 22 July, 2010, 04:59:54 PM
Yup - subs droids are great like that.

I'd left me car round to the garage as there was something wrong with the ignition. Mechanic told me it was an electrical fault, which he fixed, but didn't charge me because 'it only took 2 minutes' :o I believe I have met one of the Host.

Then when I got home, the postie delivered my new (replacement) compass/clino -  doubly blessed!

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 22 July, 2010, 05:17:33 PM
On the way back from the comic shop there was a young black lady walking about 30ft in front of me, wearing a short dress (not me, her).
Anyway, the way she was carrying her bag was making the dress ride up and each step she took gave me a fantastic view of her arse. I fell in love with black womens arses on my tour of Belize but that's another story. I continued at the same pace enjoying the show but I realised this was wrong and so ran up and tapped her on the shoulder and told her what was happening. She was very grateful but a little embarrassed.
I told my missus about this (she knows my love of the black bottom) and she was impressed that I actually told the lady of her situation. She said this was every womans nightmare, especially if no-one tells the person and she notices later in the day.

This time the good angel on my shoulder won  :(
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 22 July, 2010, 08:20:22 PM
You may call it altruism.  I call it downright selfish.  And this after exposing yourself to the postie!

Nah, done the same myself (not the objectification of an entire racial grouping or the flashing of postal workers, mind ;)), although it was me that was more embarrassed doing the telling.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 22 July, 2010, 08:42:55 PM

I told my missus about this (she knows my love of the black bottom)(

'My Love of the Black Bottom', by Commando Forces. Published by Bantam. ISBN: 1919901191.

This year's follow-up to 'Bravo Two-Zero'!

 :lol:

SBT
 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 22 July, 2010, 08:49:32 PM
I love that SBT, I'm just off to work now with a big smile on my face.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 22 July, 2010, 09:08:26 PM
'My Love of the Black Bottom', by Commando Forces. Published by Bantam. ISBN: 1919901191.

I'd buy it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 23 July, 2010, 07:18:21 AM
Off to Holland on a snow-boarding stag do this morning. And before you ask, it's an indoor ski centre. Should be an "interesting" weekend.  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 23 July, 2010, 07:20:51 AM
Off to Holland on a snow-boarding stag do this morning. And before you ask, it's an indoor ski centre. Should be an "interesting" weekend.  ;)

Try not to snort the snow.





V
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: Cthulouis 23 July, 2010, 08:44:28 AM
Off camping for the weekend. I get to be a lizard man!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: chaingunchimp 23 July, 2010, 10:16:58 AM
i just got married at the weekend yay : :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 23 July, 2010, 10:17:35 AM
i just got married at the weekend yay : :D

Congratulations!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 23 July, 2010, 12:05:09 PM
Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Chimp!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 23 July, 2010, 02:02:39 PM
Top Banana CGC!

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 23 July, 2010, 03:43:13 PM
i just got married at the weekend yay : :D

And you are spending the honeymoon on the forum, top man  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 23 July, 2010, 06:04:04 PM
i just got married at the weekend yay : :D

I hope there hasnt been any monkey business.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 23 July, 2010, 06:49:34 PM
i just got married at the weekend yay : :D

And you are spending the honeymoon on the forum, top man  ;)

was going to comment on that ! newly wed on a comics forum...surely there are better things you could be doing?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 23 July, 2010, 07:08:05 PM
i just got married at the weekend yay : :D

Well done that ape!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 23 July, 2010, 07:36:10 PM
That lot of lazy scum that live next door (don't worry the landlady gets rid of them come October) played their (I think it's called music) rubbish loud again whilst I was relaxing watching the news.

Now Carolyn has gone to her friends for the evening and taken Sam. I'm left in the house till 21:00 before work, what have I decided to do............
Yes I have opened the windows and put the greatest hits of the CULT on (the other neighbour is at work) at level 11. Guess what, they have closed their door and windows  :lol: :lol: :lol:

I am so happy, The Witch is on now, feel the house RUMBLE
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 23 July, 2010, 07:58:47 PM
Sweet tune there CF!

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 24 July, 2010, 08:16:51 AM
My Strontium Dogs "Wanted" t-shirt arrived this morning. Happy days.







V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 24 July, 2010, 01:04:13 PM
… Because my new next door neighbours just brought us a huge lunch, which I'm assuming is customary but which can't help but make your day. The generosity warms the heart, and a huge plate of chicken and rice does much the same for the stomach.

:-)

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 24 July, 2010, 07:26:41 PM
I was rummaging through some secondhand artists brushes and pens etc today and i found this brush pen that is the same principle as a Pentel brush pen except you fill up the ink reservoir yourself with the ink of your choice like Indian ink instead of having to buy poxy ink cartridges with that horrible synthetic ink that takes forever to dry.

I also found some Scream comics including No:1.

I also found a copy of Only Love Can Break your Heart [cover of the Neil Young song] - The Mint Juleps and it was a 12 inch single for 20p.I have been after a copy of that for bloody ages as its virtually impossible to find.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 25 July, 2010, 12:11:08 AM
My sister in law is finally pregnant after agonising years of trying. Yayyyyyy.







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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 25 July, 2010, 04:49:22 PM
I did really well today at the boot fair with secondhand vinyl [one of my vices].

What really made my morning was finding a copy of Brotherhood - New Order with the metallic titanium zinc sleeve that is very very hard to find.I bought it off someone i used to know a few years ago who puts on gigs in Brighton who has branched out into selling secondhand vinyl at boot fairs and in a shop he has opened in Hove.I only went through the box of records as an afterthought not expecting to find anything and there it was and it was good to renew the aquaintance as well.I have been after that for years and it was only 10 quid.

I got a few other goodies as well.

I love my sunday mornings rummaging for goodies as i never know what i am going to find.
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: TordelBack 25 July, 2010, 06:54:38 PM
My sister in law is finally pregnant after agonising years of trying. Yayyyyyy.

 :o  I've heard of brotherly love, but you've clearly gone above and beyond there, V.

(Look, I waited for ages for someone else to say it, I'm not made of stone).

Seriously though, congrats to all.  Unclehood is cool, a kid after a along wait is even better.
 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 25 July, 2010, 08:43:12 PM
I would have offered my services but it was her that was the problem in conceiving, but that is all behind her now.
She used to fancy me when we were younger and I have an inkling that she still does, I can't help being a stud muffin.






V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 25 July, 2010, 10:29:48 PM
Geoff Johns is writing another episode of Smallville.



I'm so happy I could cry. I don't have to suffer anymore. We're going to make it through, Sadie.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 25 July, 2010, 10:33:15 PM
STREET FIGHTER VS TEKKEN FUCKING EXISTS AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Paul faplad Finch 26 July, 2010, 12:03:18 AM
Geoff Johns is writing another episode of Smallville.



I'm so happy I could cry. I don't have to suffer anymore. We're going to make it through, Sadie.

Nothing to do with anything but I noticed that Geof Johns last episode of Smallville was the only one in the shows 9yr history to have a title with more than one word. 

This is the kind of thing I notice and feel compelled to comment on. Short of starting a thread, which I concede would have been slightly overboard, this has been my first opportunity.

Okay,sorry, carry on.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 26 July, 2010, 11:15:02 AM
(Look, I waited for ages for someone else to say it, I'm not made of stone).

I'm sorry, I... just couldn't.  :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 26 July, 2010, 11:20:31 AM
its been a week of  :o

they are restructuring here at my place of leisure/work.
my new role will see me as a member of council of five.
with the corrective compensation that such a role offers.  :D

why  :o see next post and add both together.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 26 July, 2010, 11:24:37 AM
we rejected the offer on the house 9 months ago,which was only days after we put the deposit down.
this week we go ON-BLOCK as in they pay us for the land, and knock the place down.

we are about to make a 35% increase on the price we paid, 10 months ago.
(at least if not even more,when we open the final bids for the land)

we are looking for place with bigger pool this time around  :) a juccuzi on the roof top rather then in the bathroom may also be worthy of consideration.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 26 July, 2010, 12:06:24 PM
I don't read this thread as a general rule.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 26 July, 2010, 12:58:48 PM
i didn't have to get up for work today :P
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 26 July, 2010, 02:52:36 PM
I just scored a copy of Thrill Power Overload off Ebay for £2.35.  Woo hoo!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 26 July, 2010, 04:00:19 PM
Jesus life is good, I just got back to rainy Edinburgh from the hell hole called London. I'm eatin' biscuits with milk.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: strontium71 26 July, 2010, 07:48:51 PM
I have been finally told my new build apartment is ready for me to move in this Friday.
However , this will be the first time in 13 years I will be alone and quite frankly I am really bricking it.
25 years to come of mortgage payments , bills etc , no company , single man rations of Pot Noodle and Cup-a-soups!
I should be getting excited but I can't. Is that odd or is it just stupid?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 26 July, 2010, 07:55:34 PM
You may have to start selling your collection, I'm always here to help  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: strontium71 26 July, 2010, 08:28:45 PM
I deliberately went for the 2 bed top floor apartment because of the fact that the other bedroom will be housing my collection. The living room is large enough to put some things in too. Its just a case of finding the best way to display it all on the cheapish. The new Argos is out now so I'm going to see if there's owt in that.
 CF - I will list some of the 'doubles' on here when it's all unpacked so if there's anything there let me know.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 26 July, 2010, 08:34:12 PM
I'm on hols with the family and it's great.  We're home but where do you need to go living in Corwall?

Been out and about all weekend.

Working three days per week now too so lovely summer days are ahead.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 26 July, 2010, 09:32:10 PM
Because I've got mail from Leigh Gallagher recently, and there is imminent mail to come from Kek-W & Dylan Teague.

Then there will be Boo Cook and Lee Carter.

And I've almost finished a piece of high-art with our very own Buttonman...

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 26 July, 2010, 09:34:32 PM
And I've almost finished a piece of high-art with our very own Buttonman...

I hope it's rendered in Microsoft Paint!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 26 July, 2010, 09:46:48 PM
DDD- The original brief was in Paint, but BM wants something a little less likey to blow your thrill-buffers :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 27 July, 2010, 12:02:10 PM
AAAAAAAGGGGHHHHH! Check my blog this later afternoon!!!!!

I am the happiest squaxx alive!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 27 July, 2010, 01:45:21 PM
Whoah! That's a spicy meatball, Pete! And congratultions!

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 27 July, 2010, 01:54:07 PM
Congratulations Pete, looks bloody fantastic too!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 27 July, 2010, 02:03:05 PM
Excellent! Fantastic! Smashing!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Minkyboy 27 July, 2010, 02:08:18 PM
AAAAAAAGGGGHHHHH! Check my blog this later afternoon!!!!!

I am the happiest squaxx alive!


What a scoop!
Good job fella
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 29 July, 2010, 10:43:22 PM
What a great week I'm having! I found out today that my wonderful soon to be ex-colleagues have had a whip round for my leaving prezzie and they got enough to buy me a commission by PJ Holden!!!

It's gonna be me as a judge on the long walk, how cool is that?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 30 July, 2010, 12:55:03 AM
I agree with pigeons.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 30 July, 2010, 01:27:57 PM
From 8am on Monday I will no longer be unemployed. If I'd known it would only last two weeks, I might have relaxed a little...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 30 July, 2010, 01:34:05 PM
Fantastic news, Matt!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 30 July, 2010, 01:44:08 PM
Glad to see that everything worked out, NB.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 30 July, 2010, 02:06:12 PM
BT wanted to charge me £70. I talked them out of it. I am ace.

M@
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 30 July, 2010, 03:34:20 PM
My piss poor broadband went down a few times last week but it seems to have settled down now and suddenly it's going between 50 to 100% faster than before  :D

I have 2 weeks off work.

My Jason and the Argonauts bluray arrived from the states a good week earlier than expected.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 30 July, 2010, 03:45:41 PM
I just ordered Stewart Lee's book on Amazon.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 30 July, 2010, 04:47:57 PM
The Cameo cinema was having a poster sale for charity and I got Kick-Ass and Judge Dredd posters for a fiver! They're also going to contact me if they find the Moon poster I was asking for.
EDIT: thought I'd include pictures of the ones I got
http://www.bscreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Kick-ass-Poster.jpg
http://www.moviepostersdirect.co.uk/uploads/images_products_large/11119.jpg
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 30 July, 2010, 05:19:11 PM
Fantastic news Matt!

Life is also fantastic for me, as the Shark has just passed me the most ARSOMest news imaginable.

And Neil Roberts is emailing me stripwork too, which is no slouch in the Arsom stakes!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 02 August, 2010, 12:17:05 AM
arfter weaks of trying I got a trophy for being the best player in a mulity player match
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 02 August, 2010, 02:42:39 PM
because i got time to be here today. laugh, smile and jion in on a couple of threads,

the new post is great, but getting time to be here is DROKKIN FANTASTIC,
new jobs,great presents, what a wonderful thread this is.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 02 August, 2010, 03:48:06 PM
Because I've just had a script from (Can't say) sent through for (Something Secret) and I can't believe I get to draw it! (Kinda shitting myself too)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 02 August, 2010, 03:49:53 PM
Because sometimes I get to help make people's day. (See above.)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 02 August, 2010, 08:12:47 PM
I have a new thing that I do.

I fumble around with change, and "hold" coins that I have already deemed to be constituent between my teeth so that I hand the shopkeeper something that has been in my mouth. Said cashier may or may not be aware of the genesis of their new found subsistence tool.

I stumbled upon this new diversion quite by accident. After the monastic preamble, the epicurean beckons!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 02 August, 2010, 09:58:12 PM
The genesis of what?? Either they've seen you with a coin in your mouth or they haven't.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 02 August, 2010, 10:51:50 PM
The genesis of what?? Either they've seen you with a coin in your mouth or they haven't.

If Roger offers you anything to eat dont eat it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 02 August, 2010, 11:08:17 PM
The genesis of what?? Either they've seen you with a coin in your mouth or they haven't.


Depends on the shop.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 02 August, 2010, 11:12:26 PM
I have a new thing that I do.

I fumble around with change, and "hold" coins that I have already deemed to be constituent between my teeth so that I hand the shopkeeper something that has been in my mouth. Said cashier may or may not be aware of the genesis of their new found subsistence tool.

I stumbled upon this new diversion quite by accident. After the monastic preamble, the epicurean beckons!

In 1972 a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association studied bacteria from 200 coins and bills and found harmful germs like fecal bacteria and Staphylococcus aureus on 13 percent of coins and 42 percent of notes.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 03 August, 2010, 12:11:53 AM
The genesis of what?? Either they've seen you with a coin in your mouth or they haven't.

That's what I said. Do try to keep up, darling.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 03 August, 2010, 11:28:57 AM
I've just written the last story outline for the Secret Project (not that one, another one) I'm working on.

It is equally exciting though!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 03 August, 2010, 01:44:21 PM
The wife and I slept for ten and a half hours last night thanks to the kids having a sleepover at Grandma's. It's probably the first full nights sleep we've had in over four years. It's so great not feeling tired and grumpy for a change.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 03 August, 2010, 02:18:37 PM
With the arrival of the new GN tonight is a Usagi Yojimbo and takeaway night.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 04 August, 2010, 04:30:53 PM
Outlines for Secret Project (my one) delivered and editor very happy indeed. Phew!

Next up, wiring an outline for the next not so secret project- the sequel to Turning Tiger.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 04 August, 2010, 09:11:43 PM
I have now won 69 consecutive games of Freecell.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 04 August, 2010, 09:32:14 PM
The wife and I slept for ten and a half hours last night thanks to the kids having a sleepover at Grandma's. It's probably the first full nights sleep we've had in over four years. It's so great not feeling tired and grumpy for a change.
Nights like that me and the missus don't get much sleep. Sleepovers are great.





V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 05 August, 2010, 12:18:11 AM
I'm fairly sure The Dude was on my bus home.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 05 August, 2010, 02:27:23 PM
Exam results are in. Surprisingly good.

Also I bought a t-shirt.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 05 August, 2010, 02:38:39 PM
Well done, Nev.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 05 August, 2010, 02:52:23 PM
I'm fairly sure The Dude was on my bus home.

Yeah, well, the Dude abides.

And congrats on the exams.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 05 August, 2010, 02:58:58 PM
.. because due to a series of events I've been put in a position where I'm forced to pull my finger out and actually draw- and right now I feel very much like I've found my mojo again.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 05 August, 2010, 03:22:13 PM
Cheers chaps.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Paul faplad Finch 05 August, 2010, 03:33:56 PM
Congrats Nev on the results.

I remember not even bothering to pick up my GCSE results, so low were my expectations.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Darren Stephens 05 August, 2010, 09:46:36 PM
.. because due to a series of events I've been put in a position where I'm forced to pull my finger out and actually draw- and right now I feel very much like I've found my mojo again.
.......secret project?  :P Good to hear. Look forward to seeing the results.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 05 August, 2010, 11:59:44 PM
Congrats Nev. Good stuff.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 06 August, 2010, 12:06:39 AM
Did you do better than my 3 As, 3 Bs and 4 Cs?

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 06 August, 2010, 07:26:20 AM
I'm impressed that Roger did 10 Highers.  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 06 August, 2010, 09:35:29 AM
Do them there kids still do GSCEs? I thought they were all out wearing hoodies and drinking blue stuff.

(Congratualtions Nev! Hope you got a nice unicorn themed gift!)

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Wils 06 August, 2010, 11:54:36 AM
... I've got a new job! Back to full-time employment for me! :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 06 August, 2010, 11:58:27 AM
Congrats, Mark.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 06 August, 2010, 03:19:45 PM
Just got confirmation of the next shoot for Judge Minty and am looking forward to a lot of fun in Wales  :D

Also Case Files 16 is sat on the table next to me  :D :D

And to top it off, I just had an email from the Mighty pj Holden that contained a sketch of the idea he has for my commission  :D :D :D

As the the great Opus once said "Life is life, na na na nana"
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Paul faplad Finch 06 August, 2010, 03:50:16 PM
I worked for firm A for a few years. Firm A sold the busines, including staff contracts but not the land/buildings to firm B.

I worked for firm B for a few years. Firm B decided that they were closing the branch and making the entire staff redundant. This situation has lasted about a year.

Firm A have decided that they are ready to move back into the area. They still own the old site, tailor made for the job and just needing a bit of stock. Up go the banners, they'll be open before christmas, they need a full complement of staff.

I don't want to get my hopes up here but I know a lot of the management types at firm A, have good relations with them, know the job/site/customers like the back of my hand and the job is right on my doorstep. If all goes well I could be back in a job I love and am good at by years end, like I never left.

Posting in this thread may be a bit premature but fuck it, I'm excited.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 06 August, 2010, 03:55:22 PM
Fingers crossed for you, Paul. Maybe you can negotiate a better position, too...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 07 August, 2010, 02:16:27 PM
Four weeks worth of thrillpower, a lovely cup of tea and a vegetarian bacon butty all delivered in bed by Mrs Tips.  She then got to enjoy a. Bit of vegetarian sausage.

Yes, that is a euphemism.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 07 August, 2010, 02:35:03 PM
I worked for firm A for a few years. Firm A sold the busines, including staff contracts but not the land/buildings to firm B.

I worked for firm B for a few years. Firm B decided that they were closing the branch and making the entire staff redundant. This situation has lasted about a year.

Firm A have decided that they are ready to move back into the area. They still own the old site, tailor made for the job and just needing a bit of stock. Up go the banners, they'll be open before christmas, they need a full complement of staff.

I don't want to get my hopes up here but I know a lot of the management types at firm A, have good relations with them, know the job/site/customers like the back of my hand and the job is right on my doorstep. If all goes well I could be back in a job I love and am good at by years end, like I never left.

Posting in this thread may be a bit premature but fuck it, I'm excited.

It sounds like you are in a very strong position to get your old job back.If you were them would you bother with advertising and recruiting new staff members and potentially training them when instead they could just re-employ their old staff members ?

I know which i would do.

Its a no-brainer as they say.

Also my PS2 died the other day and today i bought a replacement for 12 quid.Actually i bought 2 for 25 quid plus 2 controllers.I still have some PS2 games that i am playing right now and i am not quite ready to upgrade to the next generation of games consoles yet.The great thing about capitalism and consumerism is that when i do upgrade to a 360 ican buy a used console and buy secondhand games which means that Microsoft wont get any of my cash.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Withnail's liver 07 August, 2010, 06:41:19 PM
Half an hour drive to the Longmynd range of hills to take the dogs for a walk. 

Spending 10 minutes just standing, looking over one of the best views in the country.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 07 August, 2010, 06:56:09 PM
The Scum that live next door are moving out  :wave: :wave: :wave:

When I drove up the road after work this morning, I saw a Luton van outside their house and family members putting stuff in the back of it. I must admit it took a lot of iron discipline to stop myself running into the house and getting some flags out and waving at them from the path.

Thank God they are going, I just feel sorry for the old couple who live the other side (Ken and Pat), as they must have been terrified with the constant anti-social behaviour. They told me they were worried that we might move, which is what our other neighbour (Anna) said as well (I must be really nice under my rough exterior). I think it's all down to being friendly with your neighbours and always looking out for each other and doing the right thing. Those next door are the sort of people you see on the news that say it's everyone elses fault and they are the nice ones  ::)

I'm not sure if they've fully gone yet but I'm sure we'll know when the darkness falls. Still I'm happy  :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jared Katooie 07 August, 2010, 09:43:35 PM
Today, I was walking inthe woods, and I blew a hige glob of snot out of my nose. It was seriously cool-looking. And then I went around the corner and saw two herons flying through the air.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 07 August, 2010, 10:37:34 PM
That's sheer poetry. Wordsworth would be proud.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 07 August, 2010, 10:38:32 PM
a lovely cup of tea and a vegetarian bacon butty

A vegetarian bacon butty is NOT a bacon butty. You had a textured vegetable protein butty, and if that doesn't sound as appetising, it's because it isn't.


I must admit it took a lot of iron discipline to stop myself running into the house and getting some flags out and waving at them from the path.


I love the idea that you have flags in your house in case any spontaneous emergency waving is needed!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 09 August, 2010, 04:06:30 PM
…I put forward a winning entry in John Wagner's Facebook compo to suggest background graffiti for the upcoming movie!

And I get a prize, too! I know I'm too old for fanboy squeals of delight, but…

Cheers!

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 09 August, 2010, 09:40:49 PM
Didn't wear 'xers today.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 10 August, 2010, 12:43:37 PM
A vegetarian bacon butty is NOT a bacon butty

Well they call it vegetarian bacon on the packet so that's what I called it.  Textured vegetable whatever still sounds more appetising to me than a proper description of the alternative.


In other news, life is fantastic because I've just discovered Loch Doon in the Galloway Forest Park.  It's only an hour from the house but you get an instant sense of being away from it all.  Fine 13th Centruy Castle as well.  Lovely countryside, smashing friendly little tea room and we even saw deer gamnling through the forest.

(Sadly some eejits do leave cans and bottles and other rubbish at many camping locations - I blame this generation that learnt about camping at festivals and don't seem to think that if you bring it in to the area, you should take it out of the area)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 10 August, 2010, 12:48:30 PM
Pretend bacon is much nicer if made from Quorn than if made from TVP.

Real bacon probably is more delicious, but I don't miss it in the least.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 10 August, 2010, 07:30:14 PM
A bacon cob just cannot be beat. Has to be dripping in fat and not too crispy. No sauce as it devalues the taste.









B
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 10 August, 2010, 08:22:54 PM
For the REAL taste of REAL bacon, you need a Frazzles sandwich.

The food of champions!

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Trout 10 August, 2010, 08:50:41 PM
…I put forward a winning entry in John Wagner's Facebook compo to suggest background graffiti for the upcoming movie!

And I get a prize, too! I know I'm too old for fanboy squeals of delight, but…

Snap! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 10 August, 2010, 10:15:53 PM
Just got confirmation of the next shoot for Judge Minty and am looking forward to a lot of fun in Wales  :D

Me too.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 12 August, 2010, 05:02:07 AM
MY BROTHER HAS GONE TO LONDON AND MIGHT NOT COME BACK!!! :wave:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 12 August, 2010, 06:43:10 AM
Hey Rog, you'll have your Ma all to yourself!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 12 August, 2010, 08:46:37 AM
I got the go ahead from my boss to take all of next January off and booked my flights to Japan, heading out on the 27th of December for a whole month. Of course, now that there are 6 of us (6!!!!) the air fare is costing a small fortune - Which I can't really afford - but to hell with it. I need to get out of this shitty country for a while and go to my "spiritual" home!!!! Christmas in Ireland, New Years in Japan!! Bring it on baby!!!! (I'll be posting in the 'life sucks' thread when I get back about how crippled with debt I am as a result of this haha!()
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 12 August, 2010, 06:38:29 PM
I got the go ahead from my boss to take all of next January off and booked my flights to Japan, heading out on the 27th of December for a whole month. Of course, now that there are 6 of us (6!!!!) the air fare is costing a small fortune - Which I can't really afford - but to hell with it. I need to get out of this shitty country for a while and go to my "spiritual" home!!!! Christmas in Ireland, New Years in Japan!! Bring it on baby!!!! (I'll be posting in the 'life sucks' thread when I get back about how crippled with debt I am as a result of this haha!()

Remember the 2k tshirt for photos for the 'Proud we are thread' oh and don't give out your address now you've advertised your going away  ::)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 12 August, 2010, 06:39:59 PM
Yaehhaa! i just hit Bionic Fingers level (check bottom right) how can one person type sooooo much drivel?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 12 August, 2010, 06:56:44 PM
Yaehhaa! i just hit Bionic Fingers level (check bottom right) how can one person type sooooo much drivel?

Its easy when you know how.

 :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 13 August, 2010, 07:23:23 AM
I'm now on three weeks holiday, followed by a week or so back at work (if you can call it that), followed by another week off (shooting Judge Minty in Wales)  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: ming 13 August, 2010, 08:46:20 AM
(shooting Judge Minty in Wales)  :D

Will this be from a grassy knoll, or a book depository or something?

 :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 13 August, 2010, 09:08:46 AM
Because two packages arrived from Rebellion today- containing the courtship of jena makarov in one, and the prog 2005 alt cover and extreme #6 in the other. So i now have the last two missing items from my collection.
Well, except that elusive prog #0...
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 13 August, 2010, 07:20:44 PM
...because after months of shopping around for flats we found a beautiful one and found out today our offer has been accepted! What's more we were heading out tonight anyway to celebrate Mrs Monkey's birthday, which also coincides with our 8th anniversary so I'm feeling uncharacteristically chipper about life, the universe and everything.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 15 August, 2010, 12:23:39 PM
Had a brilliant day out down Brighton yesterday, even with the showers. Took a 15 seater down with family and friends.
I think these two pics sum the day up, FUN!
The first is of Sam and me waiting for the power to kick in and the second is attacking family friends, I think my face says it all  :lol:

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Odds%20and%20Sods/P8140404.jpg)

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Odds%20and%20Sods/P8140410.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 16 August, 2010, 11:17:40 AM
My cousin is having an operation today to get three metal plates bolted to his face. No word on the mood-control dial in the forehead, but here's hoping.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: klute 16 August, 2010, 12:13:21 PM
I bought rogue trooper tales of nu earth 1 and 2 for £5.98 from oxfam in north shields in mint condition!!!!!! infact they look brand new :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: uncle fester 16 August, 2010, 12:53:24 PM
My cousin is having an operation today to get three metal plates bolted to his face. No word on the mood-control dial in the forehead, but here's hoping.

No prizes for guessing what picture your Get Well Soon card will feature then?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 16 August, 2010, 01:22:53 PM
I won my first ever sports trophy at the weekend at a dinghy sailing national championship.  Admittedly it was far more the helm of our boat that earned it (I just lurch from side to side and tug on the occasional rope, something life has adequately prepared me for), and it was only the prize for coming exactly in the middle of the fleet, but  at the ripe old age of 39 i'll take it where I can get it.  Now to place it prominently in the shrine my parents maintain to the sporting achievements of my two brothers and see if they notice...

EDIT:  Actually, it occurs to me that I won a plastic cup for coming second in fishing contest when I was 9.  So that's two trophies - can I apply for elite athlete status yet?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 16 August, 2010, 02:06:31 PM
Last weekend I secured the Artist for Zarjaz 11- the ABC Warriors issue. VERY Happy.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: locustsofdeath! 16 August, 2010, 02:42:00 PM
Last weekend I secured the Artist for Zarjaz 11- the ABC Warriors issue. VERY Happy.

Artist capitalized? Must be a heavy...

Took the chilluns to BeWilderwood yesterday and had BRILLIANT time. Seven hours and still they didn't want to go home (is that an endorsement of BeWilderwood or a statement against home?). I couldn't help but be a silly kid along with them!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 19 August, 2010, 09:41:37 AM
I just saw the first art for my Secret Project.
I am very happy.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: locustsofdeath! 20 August, 2010, 01:43:20 PM
A few minutes ago, I won a Cantina Scene, including a complete Blue Snaggletooth, on ebay. My vintage Star Wars collection is now complete!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 20 August, 2010, 01:47:54 PM
I love the way people say "won" as if it's a raffle, rather than "bought" or "paid a ridiculous sum of money for" when they get something on ebay!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: locustsofdeath! 20 August, 2010, 01:48:44 PM
"Won" makes us feel less like saps for paying good sums of money for toys.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 21 August, 2010, 09:48:32 PM
I'm now moored up on the Broads with the family after having a filling meal at the Dog Inn, Ludham Bridge.
Will be having some fun over the next week and with a bit of luck seeing some of the forum as well.
Life is fab  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 21 August, 2010, 09:57:55 PM
Hope you and the tribe enjoy your holiday, CF.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 21 August, 2010, 10:41:13 PM
Sounds a lovely holiday that.  Have fun CF.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: flip-r mk2 21 August, 2010, 10:58:05 PM
Who you left in charge of the Cellar, CF.



filip
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 21 August, 2010, 11:05:02 PM
I suspect the booby traps and claymore mines have been set in accordance with CF holiday standard operating procedures.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 21 August, 2010, 11:27:25 PM
Let's just say that his Stonehousian colleagues are on the case...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cthulouis 22 August, 2010, 12:07:51 AM
Tharg's shop has sent me The Courtship of Jena Makarov!

So there are still a few left!

Unless I got the last one :-\
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 22 August, 2010, 07:41:30 AM
because today i had time to be here.

my new role in the place that pays me to turn up, is great.
just got the go ahead to build a new boat dry stack. i shall now place that in GOOGLE and see what it is i am going to be doing  ::)

apparently its all about getting things done, which i am APPARENTLY very good at.oh and my Secartarty,  (sp) starts on monday. they call them P,As though these days.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 23 August, 2010, 12:47:08 PM
I found my wedding ring.

(Thought I'd lost it two months ago but it turned up at the bottom of my work laptop case)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 24 August, 2010, 04:42:27 PM
Climate Alarmist ChickenLittle Hypocrite James Cameron just chickened out of a public climate debate with high profile sceptics that he organised himself right at the last minute becasue he was advised that attending the debate was not in his best interests !!

No doubt James Cameron would have thrown his toys out of the pram if the debate had gone ahead which is probably why he was insisting on Chatham House Rules.

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Its the funniest thing i have read about for ages.

I really despise James Cameron.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 24 August, 2010, 04:58:48 PM
Indeed. "Climate change" is always hyped as a bad thing, for some baffling reason. Life on Earth relies on a changing, dynamic climate. If you want an unchanging climate, go and live on Mars or Venus.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 24 August, 2010, 05:06:38 PM
Most of the "news" sources I can find about this seem to be from highly partisan blogs that all seem to carry "no ground zero mosque" (sic) banners, and quote one of JC's opponents, Ann McElhinney, at length. Even the sources from mainstream news outlets appear to be entirely based on that one statement by McElhinney.

I'll reserve judgement until the full story, with sources, comes out. If it ever does.

I've not found any reference so far in the articles to the Chatham House rules, but since these relate to preserving the anonymity of a speaker at a meeting, I don't really see how they are relevant here when thge protagonists are well known.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 24 August, 2010, 05:11:19 PM
Most of the "news" sources I can find about this seem to be from highly partisan blogs that all seem to carry "no ground zero mosque" (sic) banners, and quote one of JC's opponents, Ann McElhinney, at length. Even the sources from mainstream news outlets appear to be entirely based on that one statement by McElhinney.

I'll reserve judgement until the full story, with sources, comes out. If it ever does.

I've not found any reference so far in the articles to the Chatham House rules, but since these relate to preserving the anonymity of a speaker at a meeting, I don't really see how they are relevant here when thge protagonists are well known.

Indeed, it's almost like it's bullshit.
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: Dandontdare 24 August, 2010, 05:24:35 PM
you may think that, i couldn't possible comment
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 24 August, 2010, 05:29:07 PM
you may think that, i couldn't possible comment

I think you did..!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 24 August, 2010, 05:41:18 PM
Indeed. "Climate change" is always hyped as a bad thing, for some baffling reason. Life on Earth relies on a changing, dynamic climate. If you want an unchanging climate, go and live on Mars or Venus.

The triple disc special edition DVD of Avatar will probably be out by Xmas and in the meantime James can carry on playing with his toys and flying around in private jets.

Not so long ago he was mouthing off about wanting to shoot "climate sceptics  :lol:".

I'll reserve judgement until the full story, with sources, comes out. If it ever does.

I've not found any reference so far in the articles to the Chatham House rules, but since these relate to preserving the anonymity of a speaker at a meeting, I don't really see how they are relevant here when thge protagonists are well known.

I forgot to say that after chickening out James Cameron publically called AGW sceptics "Swines"

 :lol:

I cant find a single article linked to one of our trusted and reliable mainstream news outlets.No doubt James Cameron had some of his "people" make some calls to arrange a media blackout as we wouldnt want the James Cameron Ego to be bruised.

Before bailing out James Cameron insisted on No cameras - No live streaming - No members of the public - No media whatsoever - after previously promising plenty of media coverage of the whole debate.



Not quite Chatham house Rules but not far off it.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/08/23/james-camerons-folly-titanic-chicken-of-the-sea/
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 24 August, 2010, 05:48:22 PM
I cant find a single article linked to one of our trusted and reliable mainstream news outlets.No doubt James Cameron had some of his "people" make some calls to arrange a media blackout as we wouldnt want the James Cameron Ego to be bruised.

Of course, that must be the reason it hasn't appeared on any real news sites (and I use the word 'real' deliberately). It couldn't because the story is shit.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 24 August, 2010, 06:19:53 PM
I cant find a single article linked to one of our trusted and reliable mainstream news outlets.No doubt James Cameron had some of his "people" make some calls to arrange a media blackout as we wouldnt want the James Cameron Ego to be bruised.

Of course, that must be the reason it hasn't appeared on any real news sites (and I use the word 'real' deliberately). It couldn't because the story is shit.

Thats not worthy of any further comment.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 24 August, 2010, 07:47:48 PM
my apoiment with the job pcyoligist went well today hopefully this will finily lead to a job
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 24 August, 2010, 09:15:13 PM
Job Psychologist? What the fuck is a job Psychologist?
"Don't worry there are jobs out there" thinks 'but there are fifty five people for each one'.

All figures in the quotes are pure speculation so all you pedants can fuck off.







V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 24 August, 2010, 11:41:06 PM
...I sold my car! I didn't scrap it, crash it, blow it up or destroy it. I actually sold it.

That's a first.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: chaingunchimp 26 August, 2010, 01:37:35 PM
I picked up a termight replicas Dredd badge a few weeks ago. And now it’s sitting on my shelf looking all shiny.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 26 August, 2010, 03:26:04 PM
My dining room has been swathed in drapes and occupied by a top photographer and multiple nubile women in various states of undress. My job is officially to tell them when their nipples accidentally reveal themselves from the top of corsets and bustiers.
No, no, its okay, i really dont need any help.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: uncle fester 26 August, 2010, 03:30:53 PM
Pictures or we won't believe you :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 26 August, 2010, 03:33:58 PM
No, no, its okay, i really dont need any help.

Come Z-day you're getting left outside the stockade.  

No, scratch that, we'd only have to watch you from the walls carrying on with a harem of hot zombie women as we slowly starved and murdered each other.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 26 August, 2010, 03:35:56 PM
Im sure theyll be on my or my wife's facebook page within the week!
im contemplating rushing off to buy a big bunch of grapes and asking him to get some reclining shots of me on the chaise, covering my modesty. Then getting the pic blown up and framed so its the first thing people see when they enter my house.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 27 August, 2010, 08:14:33 AM
I just have to make it through to 3.30 at work today, then I'm straight off to a festival over the bank holiday, then four more work days followed by a big party on Friday night and then 10 days in France. Woohoo!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 27 August, 2010, 08:28:52 AM
im contemplating rushing off to buy a big bunch of grapes and asking him to get some reclining shots of me on the chaise, covering my modesty. Then getting the pic blown up and framed so its the first thing people see when they enter my house.
SBT

You should *definitely* do that.
Also, I'm never coming to your house.










Of course, having said that, I realise the congregation of scantily clad burlesque-style female types would almost certainly compensate for the worry factor of the fruit & two veg display. Is that a kiwi fuit poking out at the bottom? :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 27 August, 2010, 10:33:39 AM
Is that a kiwi fuit poking out at the bottom? :o

 :o

Oh you said at the bottom, not...never mind.

It's Friday! I'm happy for the weekend to come!

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 27 August, 2010, 10:38:10 AM
The welcome that awaits at Casa Thulin Hopper:

NB: NSFW ('natch):

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7rijqRgSY1qza4xko1_400.jpg (http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7rijqRgSY1qza4xko1_400.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 27 August, 2010, 11:03:33 AM
The welcome that awaits at Casa Thulin Hopper:

NB: NSFW ('natch):

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7rijqRgSY1qza4xko1_400.jpg (http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7rijqRgSY1qza4xko1_400.jpg)

I rarely resort to Internetese, but: LOL!

But you overestimate me, sir! It should be: (searches frantically online for picture of bald skinnyfatman)

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 27 August, 2010, 06:30:21 PM
Because I've decided that I'm not going to carry on reading the pile of shite book that a very enthusiastic friend insisted I borrow.

It's very rare for me to give up on a book once I start but life's really too short for The wind up bird Chronicle, it's a pseudo intellectual over written waste of paper, the kind of wanky rubbish that you will see some twat in a coffee shop reading whilst making sure they hold it at a suitable angle so that everyone can see the cover.

Good riddance to utter bollocks.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 27 August, 2010, 07:14:41 PM
Because tomorrow is the glorious day when my name graces the cover of the prog thanks to the wonderful Jon Davis-Hunt!

I can't wait!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Darren Stephens 27 August, 2010, 07:28:04 PM
Yep, |I had actually forgotten that prog 1700 arrives tomorrow...if my posties in the mood. I also managed to forget that Monday is a bank holiday. Resul;t all around, I'd say. :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 28 August, 2010, 10:27:09 AM
Not only is my name lovely and clear on the front of Prog 1700, today I got the rest of the pages of original artwork for Judge Dredd: 50 Year Man from the wonderful Patrick Goddard - including that final page of Dredd dispensing justice. Originally Patrick was going to hang onto the final page but after three years has relented!

That means I now own all the pages from Dredd's 30th Anniversary story PLUS the wraparound cover by Henry Flint. I am a happy Pete!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Darren Stephens 28 August, 2010, 10:58:59 AM
Nice one Pete. Just got Prog 1700...that covers ace, isn't it? You must be well chuffed. JDHs internal art is fantastic, too. Must be a great feeling to put all the Stalag haters (myself included... :-[) in their place! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 28 August, 2010, 12:53:44 PM
Daniel Kitson turned out to be as brilliant as my mates had claimed.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 28 August, 2010, 01:26:10 PM
Daniel Kitson turned out to be as brilliant as my mates had claimed.

He's a maverick.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 28 August, 2010, 04:35:23 PM
Robert Vaughn jogged past me in Brum today.

Thought that was cool but then i pondered: Robert "Last living cast member of The Magnificent Seven, quite likely partied with Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, Napoleon Solo, Battle Beyond the Stars" Vaughn and got quite starstruck, as he jogged past me again. :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 28 August, 2010, 09:33:48 PM
I did 49 hours of outdoor work this week without sustaining physical, psychological, spiritual or emotional injury despite corners being cut. I benefited from the exercize. If I kept this up for much longer I could shed a stone. I'm getting all the back massage I could wish for, and I came home to a fantastic dinner of vegetable gratin with oven roasted peppers and a delicious breadcrumb and mature cheddar crust made from home baked bread, and a really plummy and full-bodied red wine (Hardy's Varietal Range merlot 2009) after an evening nap.

It doesn't get much better than this (for me).  :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 30 August, 2010, 10:12:01 PM
I'm watching The Sopranos all the way through for the first time. I've seen maybe a fifth of it before, at most!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 31 August, 2010, 11:09:54 AM
Roger - I've just rewatched the Sopranos for the eighth time and it's still fuckin fantastic!

On a sort of related note I recently bought the first 3 series of Mad Men, just finished series one and seen an ad saying that the fourth one is on the way to Beeb 4 soon! As them yout' say, woot.

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 31 August, 2010, 07:24:06 PM
despite being my last day off ive had a a+ fucking amazing day out with the family at lytham ...troll around the shops playing tig on the green with mini followed by a loooooong walk to the sea to collect a bit of sea water for her moat which drank it immeadeatly. then a slightly dis appointing tea out but we dont care nice day all round and glorius weather as well! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 31 August, 2010, 07:31:12 PM
Actually i had an all round fab weekend. Piranha on friday night with Teenage Tips, up to Perth for walks and meeting chums including the Royal Trout family. New shoes on Sunday (bumping quicly into Satanist) followed by destructive gardening (out with the chainsaw) and then Monday had the kids at school but me and Mrs Tips off.  so it was early morning tiffin followed by a visit to The Glasgow Boys exhibition at Kelvingrove.  followed by more tiffin. and then I was ON FIRE at five a side.

Marvellous.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 01 September, 2010, 11:25:45 AM
BECAUSE today is my birthday
and the post man brought WALDO, D.R ordered through this site.!!!!
ok only DR arrived today.i also ordered Quinch of course but really thats a small thing.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
thank you Tharg and Denise of the online dept ordering part of the nerve centre.
what a great thing to come home too. really made me day.

43 by the way.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 01 September, 2010, 11:39:38 AM
Happy Birthday DD! You're 8 months younger than me and you have a rooftop jacuzzi and access to yachts, while I work for crap money in a crap office! *sigh*

Jealousy aside, have a great birthday!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 01 September, 2010, 12:07:07 PM
Because... Cheers Boo! (http://boocook.blogspot.com/2010/09/something-wicked.html)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: locustsofdeath! 01 September, 2010, 12:09:41 PM
That's a great cover - pure Boo-cool. Nice score, Bolt!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: uncle fester 01 September, 2010, 12:11:48 PM
That's a corker! Great character!

(And Happy Birthday Devons Daddy!)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 01 September, 2010, 12:42:46 PM
Wow, excellent cover! What a coup getting Boo! (I'm a poet, and I don't know it!)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 01 September, 2010, 01:59:27 PM
Wow. :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 01 September, 2010, 02:16:40 PM
DD - Happy Birthday! Hope it's a corker.

Bolt - Wow!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Darren Stephens 01 September, 2010, 03:58:34 PM
That Boo cover is fantastic. What a scoop!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 01 September, 2010, 04:10:08 PM
the cover is awesome.

a homage to belladarina the Dead may i venture a suggestoin towards Flood was his name if my memory circiuts are not totally destroyed. was the first picture was it not.

and thanks board, today is an awesome day!

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Hoagy 01 September, 2010, 05:47:41 PM
Twoth day and Valley of the Gwangi all on the same day. Pie and  Fizzy OJ in the mix and yes, life can be a bit drokkin fantastic.

Anyone who wants to watch it over tea, its on FILM4+1 now.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 02 September, 2010, 09:47:22 AM
Bloomin lovely weather we are avin innit ?

Bloomin marvellous !
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 02 September, 2010, 10:00:24 AM
It's been a bit rubbish here Pete. Nice Monday but clouded over since.

Hoping the SE will be a touch warmer.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 02 September, 2010, 04:09:16 PM
Totally by accident, tonight I have the following to get through, which I didn't have this morning:

CLiNT #1 (second half)
Warrior #2, 3, 4
Judge Dredd Casefiles 7
Amazing Spider-Man: Return of the Black Cat

AND the second half of FLU by Mr HOO HAA- which I put on temporary hold yesterday to quickly read Frankie Boyle's Autobiography (which contains every single gag from the first ep of his strip in CLiNT, fact fans)

Everything comes at once!

:)

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 02 September, 2010, 04:40:37 PM
I had an email about a commission this morning and it's under way  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 03 September, 2010, 10:40:02 AM
I am on holiday next week.

I had half a mind to put this in "Spugs" on your behalf, but I just did not think you were worth it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SpongeJosh 03 September, 2010, 10:49:41 AM
I've been paid!

And I should have some overtime coming up!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 03 September, 2010, 11:43:00 AM
Our team is being taken to the pub by a client for a long lunch today, and we've arranged a piss up for after work.

Tomorrow I'm off to France for 10 days. I won't be logging in here much, if at all, but spare a thought for me sipping a vin rouge in a  beachside cafe.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: zombemybabynow 03 September, 2010, 12:29:43 PM
all new shiny shiny shiny

http://www.apple.com/ipod/ (http://www.apple.com/ipod/)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: chaingunchimp 03 September, 2010, 04:12:10 PM
just started my prog/meg subscription, one less thing to have to go out of the house for, and a spiffy free t shirt  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 03 September, 2010, 04:23:57 PM
My sister has just called and asked me to do a couple of hours babysitting tonight. Means I get to spend some time playing with my nephew and she cooks a dinner for me and gives me beer. I'd quite happily do it without that as I love being with my nephew but why ruin a good thing?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 03 September, 2010, 11:08:55 PM
all new shiny shiny shiny

http://www.apple.com/ipod/ (http://www.apple.com/ipod/)

Yep. There's a Nano on it's way to me. WOOPEE!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 04 September, 2010, 09:44:26 AM
I just slept for 18 hours.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 05 September, 2010, 12:38:29 PM
Je suis a Paris!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 05 September, 2010, 01:09:12 PM
 Life's so drokking fantastic because I now have 2 Followers for my Blog (http://cyberleader1.blogspot.com/). :D :D :D :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 05 September, 2010, 01:19:31 PM
I bought a whole load of back issues from the boot fair this morning for 15 quid.There are some Tornado comics and quite a few early progs in there as well but i didnt go through the whole lot because i had to buy them very quickly as the guy who was selling them was packing up so i shall go through them all this afternoon.
There are quite a few i have already but it doesnt hurt to have duplicates but there must be a hundred progs or more altogether.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 05 September, 2010, 05:45:59 PM
Had a lovely weekend away with family and then to a friend wedding on Saturday.

Was great.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 05 September, 2010, 07:53:19 PM
Brand new drawing workspace, with super office chair, courtesy of IKEA. :D

Though IKEA on a Sunday is my idea of hell.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 07 September, 2010, 04:55:31 PM
I have just been up to the attic to find a few beanie hats to take pics of for my blog and have managed to come back down with three boxes of stuff that need photo's taken of as well  :D

I'm off to the conservatory to start doing that now!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 07 September, 2010, 05:24:14 PM
Found the supply of Dredd pants that I bought and it's a good day in the forces household, as there are 3 small pairs amongst my many pairs. I have just held one against Sam and they fit. This means tomorrow, when he goes to school he will be Thrill Powered up with his new pants!

I will be so proud :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: nev 07 September, 2010, 07:12:27 PM
Make sure he doesn't try to show them off to his friends, I'm sure the teachers wouldn't be pleased.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 07 September, 2010, 07:56:20 PM
More to the point, make sure you don't show then to his friends.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 07 September, 2010, 08:01:13 PM
I had an email about a commission this morning and it's under way  :D

What are they getting you to do for them?  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 08 September, 2010, 10:06:24 AM
Downloaded itunes version 10. \
bloody awesome upgrade, very pleasant, very enjoyable. makes the itunes an even greater daily pleasure to use.
i enjoy the simple pleasures of life, daily.
 
oh and they added another yacht to the fleet, a Gulf Wave, 75 ft, and as is the way, we had to do sea trails, the wine and food was a little extra that brought a smile to the event.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 08 September, 2010, 02:34:59 PM
Through my blog I have managed to find a person who is willing to undertake the mighty task of painting all my models for the cellar. I am well happy as I've looked at his work and it's top notch and the best bit is that he lives just down the motorway from me, so I'll save on postage  :D :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 08 September, 2010, 07:06:48 PM
Since I started delivering mail 3 weeks ago I have lost 4 lbs in weight.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 08 September, 2010, 07:18:28 PM
Since I started delivering mail 3 weeks ago I have lost 4 lbs in weight.


Vision of postie weighing himself on dodgy R.M. scale.



Hope you're not stealing thrillpower subscriptions.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 08 September, 2010, 07:47:26 PM
They have a very precise weighbridge.  :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 08 September, 2010, 07:55:10 PM
...I just got my first ever review :-D

http://downthetubescomics.blogspot.com/2010/09/in-review-paragon-issue.html

Buy one and see if you agree!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 09 September, 2010, 01:54:01 AM
I started filming my video reviews today and as I went to Wright a written review on my Blog (http://cyberleader1.blogspot.com/) I found it has got 4 Followers yeeay me. :D :D :D :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 09 September, 2010, 09:29:35 AM
My 2000AD tshirt has just arrived! WOOT! It's the £5 "Believe it!" one, with the lovely 80s chrome logo and the Cliff Robinson Dredd. I shall wear it in glamourous places and you shall all be proud of me.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 09 September, 2010, 07:24:57 PM
Just back from a great time in the attic (for me), Carolyn said she needed a black bag that she thinks is up there (she's staying at a friends house in London tomorrow as they're seeing Muse at Wembley) so we went looking for it. I was side tracked by all my posters that are in tubes and spent a good ten minutes looking at ones that I didn't even know I had!
I'm off tomorrow so I may have to drag them all down for a photo session, weather depending  :D

By the way, we did find her bag!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 09 September, 2010, 08:44:22 PM
My 2000AD tshirt has just arrived! WOOT! It's the £5 "Believe it!" one, with the lovely 80s chrome logo and the Cliff Robinson Dredd. I shall wear it in glamourous places and you shall all be proud of me.

SBT

Still waiting for mine. It was supposed to have been posted on the 4th >:(





V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 10 September, 2010, 08:01:30 AM
FIVE POUNDS
this the subscribers deal they are talking about.

I WANT ONE!!!!
i am proud you, i shall wear mine and be proud also.

My rogue trooper statue is on its way Denise says. WOOOHOOOOO! DR&Quinch are stunning by the way. money well spent.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 10 September, 2010, 08:41:25 AM
No, from Play.com, a fiver inc postage. Be warned: Play, in their wisdom, dispatch the tshirt (which folds up small enough to pass through any letterbox, even mine), in a bloody massive pizza box, meaning missed posties, little red cards and trips to your sorting office, if you dont hover inside your front door waiting to pounce in the nanosecond between feeble knock, and them driving away.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 10 September, 2010, 01:18:31 PM
A whole GN of brand new Brendan McCarthy comic strip, none of which I've seen. :o

Joy-gasm!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 10 September, 2010, 11:31:42 PM
I'm doing unskilled manual work for minimum wage up to 60 hours a week and I'm the happiest I have been for almost 3 years. My girlfriend is very happy with the change she has seen in me lately, and tonight said "maybe you should have stayed closer to your working class roots all along and not tried to be something you're not." I doff my cap.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 10 September, 2010, 11:55:32 PM
(http://www.shenmansell.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/fist.png)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 11 September, 2010, 12:20:09 AM
There is nothing like a bit of manual labour to free up the mind, not computers phones faxes, just the sound of whats going on in the real world.
 I usually do a bit of farm work at the weekend with 'me father', I try to keep up with my garden as well, spud onions etc.
 The one thing that get the kid going at this time of year is the pumkins and squashes, they are starting to grow, and the kids are allreay planning the faces!  One of the few American plants that grow quite well at this lattitude.

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 11 September, 2010, 12:30:21 AM
There is nothing like a bit of manual labour to free up the mind, not computers phones faxes, just the sound of whats going on in the real world.

I try to keep up with my garden as well, spud onions etc.

If faut cultiver notre jardin, as Voltaire famously put it.  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 11 September, 2010, 06:21:01 AM
i have started cooking for fun again.

after years of the professional stuff that i alway enjoyed, which i have now left behind, i rediscovered why i did it again. it is a pleasure to cook for family and friends. its the hard labour thing for me also.

Odd isn't it, the simpler life offers to much pleasure. recognizing this makes life drokking fantastic.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 11 September, 2010, 01:53:47 PM
I'M BACK, BITCHES.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 11 September, 2010, 01:58:12 PM
Who the fuck are you?

Just kidding, how was The Priory?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 14 September, 2010, 02:05:06 AM
Not sure if this is the right place for it as in the right thread as i couldnt find an appropriate gaming thread.

 I am playing a military stealth based game that is realistic and playing against unpleasent Polish terrorists and there is something really satisfying about having the target in my scope and just waiting for the right moment while remaining unseen before i deliver one round to the head from a silenced M16 variant.Even better than that is when they know i am there somewhere and they creep forwards and then i just wait until they have lined themselves up into my scope and then down they go.

Another thing i like is when the target is moving and i predict where they are going to move to and they walk right into my line of fire.

Headshots are always best as the target doesnt struggle as they dont know what hit them.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 14 September, 2010, 10:20:34 AM
I've seen some of Kev's art for Corvus.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 14 September, 2010, 12:56:10 PM
Headshots are always best as the target doesnt struggle as they dont know what hit them.

I hate it when they struggle.  Why can't they see that PAIN IS THE CLEANSER.  It's the one true path.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 14 September, 2010, 03:54:07 PM
I am off tommorow,
my new classic ipod, filled with the latest big finish productoins download.

sat on my floating lounger in pool, ipod in dry dock dive poach, Dredds voice in my ears. ice cold ribena in the cup holder, ray bans on to block the sunshines strong gaze. when the sun reaches its highest point at noon. i shall summon hired help to bring lunch.

life is drokking fantastic!!!!!!!!!!
oh look this weeks prog is here, can it get any finer? i think not.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 14 September, 2010, 04:43:41 PM
Am i the only one who suspects that DD really writes from a seedy crack den in walthamstowe, and all this 'pool' and 'hired help' stuff is just delusion. I bet he doesnt even read the prog. Has anyone ever checked? Someone ask him a question!
Of course, DD, the only way to really convince us, would be to invite us all round in the absence of a Hi Ex next year...
My own day got better today when i popped in to see my ageing parents after work today, and they'd been out to Eastbourne and, for no reason whatsoever, bought me a copy of the judge dredd mega city one archives vol 3. Considering xmas usually brings socks and pants because they 'never know what to get me', i am confused and shocked in equal measure.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 14 September, 2010, 05:02:32 PM
Headshots are always best as the target doesnt struggle as they dont know what hit them.

I hate it when they struggle.  Why can't they see that PAIN IS THE CLEANSER.  It's the one true path.

Its all training for the future.......
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 14 September, 2010, 09:15:30 PM
Am i the only one who suspects that DD really writes from a seedy crack den in walthamstowe, and all this 'pool' and 'hired help' stuff is just delusion.

Aye, between DD's rat-poison-induced hallucinations and SBT actually being married to Mary Whitehouse's 400lb shut-in twin sister, it's all a bit Walter Mitty round here.   ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 14 September, 2010, 10:27:33 PM
Am i the only one who suspects that DD really writes from a seedy crack den in walthamstowe, and all this 'pool' and 'hired help' stuff is just delusion.

Aye, between DD's rat-poison-induced hallucinations and SBT actually being married to Mary Whitehouse's 400lb shut-in twin sister, it's all a bit Walter Mitty round here.   ;)

I can't help thinking that the jammy bugger actually does live in some sort of paradise whilst i'm stuck back here in the rainy South West myself.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 15 September, 2010, 03:08:19 PM
the RAT POISON IS TRUE :D warfarin is just that,
i would point out the house came by way of an old insurance policy, created when they did not think you lived after a stroke.
it had one of those lots of money if you dont die, lines, which they no longer put in.

 we pay the hired help, USD 200 Monthly (dont judge me)
all that said, i will happily host any whom happen to be in the region, dinner at the house is part of the deal. tour giudeing is a service i enjoy.

 google earth, Cardiff Grove, Singapore. the one with the pool and lots and lots of palm trees, LIFE IS DROKKIN FANTASTIC!
i did the tour giude thing years back for Tank Grrl.
 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 15 September, 2010, 04:42:30 PM
Am i the only one who suspects that DD really writes from a seedy crack den in walthamstowe, and all this 'pool' and 'hired help' stuff is just delusion. I bet he doesnt even read the prog. Has anyone ever checked? Someone ask him a question!
Of course, DD, the only way to really convince us, would be to invite us all round in the absence of a Hi Ex next year...

why would we want to go round a seedy crack den in walthamstowe? (apart from the the crack)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 15 September, 2010, 04:58:45 PM
Am i the only one who suspects that DD really writes from a seedy crack den in walthamstowe, and all this 'pool' and 'hired help' stuff is just delusion.

Aye, between DD's rat-poison-induced hallucinations and SBT actually being married to Mary Whitehouse's 400lb shut-in twin sister, it's all a bit Walter Mitty round here.   ;)

I can't help thinking that the jammy bugger actually does live in some sort of paradise whilst i'm stuck back here in the rainy South West myself.

There are much worse places to be than Cornwall and i was thinking how fortunate you are for living there as i would rather be there than here so its all relative.

As for SE Asia property and everything else over there is a LOT cheaper than it is here but all the money and manufacturing has moved over there thanks to Globalism so there is an explosion of wealth and good times but China is now in economic decline so the good times wont last for SE Asia/China either.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 15 September, 2010, 06:55:01 PM
i would point out the house came by way of an old insurance policy, created when they did not think you lived after a stroke.
it had one of those lots of money if you dont die, lines, which they no longer put in.

I have one of those, a one-off payment for all sorts of probably-fatal conditions. Every now and again I find myself wondering which of them sounds the least unpleasant.  Answer: none of them.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 15 September, 2010, 07:21:59 PM
i would point out the house came by way of an old insurance policy, created when they did not think you lived after a stroke.
it had one of those lots of money if you dont die, lines, which they no longer put in.

I have one of those, a one-off payment for all sorts of probably-fatal conditions. Every now and again I find myself wondering which of them sounds the least unpleasant.  Answer: none of them.

Large companies/corporations take out insurence policies on the lives of their employees and they are known as "Dead Peasent Policies" as you are more valueable to them dead than alive.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 16 September, 2010, 06:45:24 AM

Cornwall,in all my travels,i can honestly say. its one of the finest places on EARTH!
London is vibrant an exciting, Edinburgh is full of history and character.

Singapore is safe,everything works,tax is negligible,Hired help is very cheap,budget air lines are many,destinations of choice near by, but the real reason i am the luckiest guy on earth,apart from my beautiful wife and son,plus the children we look after,(i am lucky) i got sick,i still walk,i still talk,i lost about 100 words and chunk of memory, BUT i lived,

LIFE IS DROKKING FANTASTIC, and this site is part of that.
(i miss the westcountry!  ;)that i say with hand on heart.

LIFE IS DROKKING FANTASTIC.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 16 September, 2010, 06:48:23 AM
Rogue Trooper arrived, (thanks Denise)
 letter about subs increase so I ordered two subscribers t-shirts (thanks Denise/Tharg)
The meg The prog, The balls brothers and a post card. WOW THANKS THARG!

how great is that in one knock on the door from a postie!!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 16 September, 2010, 08:32:36 AM
Cabbies, 2xSiniDex, Bec and Kawl and Droid Life have just arrived! Woot! I now have stuff to read tonight while herself is up in that London.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 16 September, 2010, 05:20:55 PM
My commission has arrived from PJ and Mrs Albion is happy to have it on the living room wall. It looks truly arsom.

And, I'm off to Wales tomorrow for the Judge Minty shoot.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 16 September, 2010, 06:03:25 PM
Cabbies, 2xSiniDex, Bec and Kawl and Droid Life have just arrived! Woot! I now have stuff to read tonight while herself is up in that London.
SBT

All my stuff from Mongoose turned up at work today as well. Totally forgot I'd ordered it. What a nice surprise. Even better was the fact I hadn't realised that Lowlife with the Ninja babies is in Mega-city Undercover, JOY!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 16 September, 2010, 06:23:48 PM
My bumper pack of thrill-power turned up yesterday. Bec & Kawl, Caballistics Vol 2, Droid Life, Judge Dredd: Henry Flint, Mega City Undercover, Simping Detective and Storming heaven. Oh, and a semi-knackered copy of the Making of Rogue Trooper. Looks like a slightly botched printing, but for a couple of quid, I'm not too bothered.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 17 September, 2010, 06:47:51 PM

I love Fibrocem :

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:dFRrbO228UYJ:www.fibrocem.com/+fibrocem&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-a

I use this product a lot in my work and its approved by English Heritage for use on historic buildings in certain instances.There is no other product on the market that is as good as this plus this is what i will be casting repro garden statuary with as when it is unadulterated when it is set and fully dry it has the appearence of Limestone/Portland stone.

I was doing some freehand sculpting today repairing broken and chipped architectural detailing on the outside of a building and i finished it in 2 hours and that simply would not be possible without Fibrocem as it has a fast set and is easily shaped/sculpted with a small tool.

Lovely stuff
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JayzusB.Christ 17 September, 2010, 07:43:37 PM
'Thirty.......the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.'

Fuck off, F. Scott Fitzgerald, I've enjoyed my 30s much more than my 20s so far.  More confidence, more money, and fewer worries. Never expected that

EDIT: And give me better quality friends over more friends any day.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 17 September, 2010, 08:01:58 PM


I second that, my twenties were pretty much bollocks.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 17 September, 2010, 08:36:16 PM
I've been offered an interesting looking job in the education sector, an area i'm really interested in.  As an analyst within info systems.

I have a pretty good job already though doing similar in social housing so am unsure what to do.

I am aware how lucky I am to have he choice, hence this thread.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 17 September, 2010, 09:36:19 PM
I've been offered an interesting looking job in the education sector, an area i'm really interested in.  As an analyst within info systems.

I have a pretty good job already though doing similar in social housing so am unsure what to do.

I am aware how lucky I am to have he choice, hence this thread.

Sad to say, loyalty, experience and length if service count for very little in the employment market, so I'd say go for it. There's always a temptation to stay in a job if you don't know if you'll enjoy the next one as much a what you're doing, but it may turn out to be even better. And when it does come time to move on, your CV looks better with an extra position on it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 17 September, 2010, 10:42:59 PM
Mary bough two tickets to Horslips today, in Castlebar at the end of November. Really looking forward to it, first concert Ive gone to in years that I actually wanted to go to!

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 18 September, 2010, 03:19:31 AM
Wife bought me tickets for the BACK TO EIGHTIES concert! In the park with the dj,some truly guilty pleasure bands and sigers,with the likely hood of a balmy warm evening and a sponsored beer tent! Expecting 1000 balding expats,with a heavy level of board slighty bemused young asain partners. Headliner Rick astley  :-[ truly looking forward to it  :D

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 18 September, 2010, 09:51:45 PM


Sad to say, loyalty, experience and length if service count for very little in the employment market, so I'd say go for it. There's always a temptation to stay in a job if you don't know if you'll enjoy the next one as much a what you're doing, but it may turn out to be even better. And when it does come time to move on, your CV looks better with an extra position on it.

Thanks for that.  Much appreciated.

The only thing that's stopping me is that I'm part time in my current role due to eye problems and not 100% sure how my eyes will hold up if back full time.  It's a much more balanced role so they should but it's a worry.

It's nice having the time when p/t but a tad boring too and i just fill the time with housework, in that sense it'll be nice to have a fresh challenge.  I've been in my place for ten years so a fresh start would be good in many ways.

It's a tricky one.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 20 September, 2010, 08:50:57 AM
Mr Pat Mills has just said, over on Facebook, that 'there are plans next year for a big collection of all the Flesh strips to date' (or words to that effect).
WOOHOO!
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 20 September, 2010, 09:25:44 AM
Mr Pat Mills has just said, over on Facebook, that 'there are plans next year for a big collection of all the Flesh strips to date' (or words to that effect).
WOOHOO!
SBT
Good news indeed.



V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 21 September, 2010, 02:28:56 PM
The latest volume of Blacksad has arrived at my desk.

I don't read French so I'll just oogle the stunning art whilst making up my own story to match the pictures.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 21 September, 2010, 02:50:09 PM
I don't read French...

Just let the funky music do the talking.




What?

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Paul faplad Finch 21 September, 2010, 02:51:36 PM
Mr Pat Mills has just said, over on Facebook, that 'there are plans next year for a big collection of all the Flesh strips to date' (or words to that effect).
WOOHOO!
SBT

Do you know what, I could have sworn that (ahem) Robok33f, dropped a pretty heavy hint to that effect on here recently. I looked for it afterwards and couldn't find it and since no-one seemed to be getting excited I figured I'd imagined it or it was an old idea that had come to naught (I tend to read random old threads when I'm bored). Nice to know I'm not going insane.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 21 September, 2010, 03:47:16 PM
I think I've just had an idea for a GN drop fully formed into my lap.

Now to make sure no one has done it before...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 21 September, 2010, 04:20:36 PM
I think I've just had an idea for a GN drop fully formed into my lap.

Now to make sure no one has done it before...

What's the idea so that we can steal it advise you?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 21 September, 2010, 06:53:39 PM
I think I've just had an idea for a GN drop fully formed into my lap.

Now to make sure no one has done it before...

What's the idea so that we can steal it advise you?

It's about a maverick cop who plays by his own rules, his down to earth new partner and their blustering captain who lets them off with their maverick shenanigans because they get results.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: IAMTHESYSTEM 21 September, 2010, 08:14:30 PM
Is it a Sci fi version of Dempsey and Makepeace?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 21 September, 2010, 08:53:18 PM
Is it a Sci fi version of Dempsey and Makepeace?

Agggghhh! Get out of my MIND!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Lady Festina 21 September, 2010, 09:00:17 PM
Just home after a long day of work in Leeds to rather charming chap cooking me chilli.

Don't know who he is, mind, but I'm hungry....
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: IAMTHESYSTEM 21 September, 2010, 09:09:23 PM

Agggghhh! Get out of my MIND!

 :-[ Sorry if I spoilt your idea Richard.

Just home after a long day of work in Leeds to rather charming chap cooking me chilli.

Don't know who he is, mind, but I'm hungry....

Is it the Chilli monster?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 21 September, 2010, 09:13:32 PM
Just home after a long day of work in Leeds to rather charming chap cooking me chilli.

Don't know who he is, mind, but I'm hungry....

Does this resemble what you can see right now?...


(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/spugnut/feste.jpg)


...If so. It's your husband dear.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 23 September, 2010, 02:36:27 PM
i recriuted a new PA/secatary/admin ast. or what ever name title they wish to hold.
which is a good day.

makes me smile, and my work much easier.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Darren Stephens 23 September, 2010, 05:10:06 PM
I have one day left to work before I have two weeks off. Tomorrow is payday. Also annual bonus day. Haven't had two weeks off in years.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 24 September, 2010, 02:52:57 PM
I've just had confirmation that my expenses claim has gone through and bumped up next week's pay by about sixty quid. That'll only cover about one week's worth of actual expenses, but it's better than a poke in the eye.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: uncle fester 24 September, 2010, 02:56:30 PM
Finally got my grubby mitts on a signed (limited) copy of Dave McKean's 'Cages'... Colour me happy :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Lady Festina 24 September, 2010, 04:52:22 PM
Just home after a long day of work in Leeds to rather charming chap cooking me chilli.

Don't know who he is, mind, but I'm hungry....

Does this resemble what you can see right now?...


(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/spugnut/feste.jpg)


...If so. It's your husband dear.

Aah, thanks for clearing that up for me. I am getting so forgetful these days.

I guess I'd better phone the police and say it's OK to release the similar looking chap that I found in the flat when I came home from work today....
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 25 September, 2010, 09:00:53 AM
Ive just received a 'zarjaz 2000ad heroclix figure' in the post (Johnny Alpha), AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!
:)
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 25 September, 2010, 09:22:11 AM
This week I've sorted out another commission and it's going to be a belter!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dark Jimbo 25 September, 2010, 10:22:11 AM
This week I've sorted out another commission and it's going to be a belter!

You know we all hate you, right Pete?  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 27 September, 2010, 09:12:17 PM
I have 16 back issues of the meg to get through which I scored of E-BAY. At least I can now remember why I stopped reading them, far too many reprints at over half the content of the Meg.




V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 28 September, 2010, 02:38:29 PM
I discovered Osprey publishing - how I missed reading about them on this forum I don't know - and their Men at Arms series of books.

Now my Vikings, Saxons and Picts look 100% more Vikingy, Saxony and Picty.

Big step forward.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: staticgirl 28 September, 2010, 03:23:51 PM
The library books that I left on the train on Friday have been recovered! Hurray!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 28 September, 2010, 04:15:39 PM
because I'm sat here wearing my subscriber T-shirt and it looks great. At last a T-shirt that does the biz, great image on the front and loads of info on the back to make passers by want to read what it says!

A big thankyou to my saviour for getting me one  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 29 September, 2010, 02:37:18 PM
I wrote the first draft of the new Teen Wulf strip yesterday, and Kev has suggested some, frankly, amazing improvements.
I've also been doing some research for the strip that has been very exciting and cool.

Just you wait and see...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 29 September, 2010, 03:19:06 PM
MOT Pass, that's 6 years without a service and it still passes with flying colours. I'll admit it needed two bulbs but come on, the A to B machine is doing it's job well  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 29 September, 2010, 04:14:36 PM
I think I've just had an idea for a GN drop fully formed into my lap.

Now to make sure no one has done it before...

'Now to make sure no one has done it before...'

how can you do that?

Puzzled of Morningside
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 29 September, 2010, 04:26:33 PM
I think I've just had an idea for a GN drop fully formed into my lap.

Now to make sure no one has done it before...

'Now to make sure no one has done it before...'

how can you do that?

Puzzled of Morningside

Google, my friend, google...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mister Pops 30 September, 2010, 01:25:45 AM
I have just found out today, I have four days and four hours of unused holidays that I HAVE to use before the end of October. Basically, human resources have insisted I take a paid vacation
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 02 October, 2010, 01:08:41 AM
Because I have been at work nearly 4 hours and nothing is happening, due to a power shortage. I reckon in less than 90 mins we will start to be sent home, ON FULL PAY  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 02 October, 2010, 01:52:57 AM
I think I've just had an idea for a GN drop fully formed into my lap.

Now to make sure no one has done it before...

'Now to make sure no one has done it before...'

how can you do that?

Puzzled of Morningside

Google, my friend, google...

I've also taken to checking TV Tropes:

http://tvtropes.org
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Darren Stephens 02 October, 2010, 08:08:26 AM
Because we are off to the zoo today for my little ones 3rd birthday treat. I think I'm more excited than she is, though... :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 02 October, 2010, 10:30:07 AM
Because we are off to the zoo today for my little ones 3rd birthday treat. I think I'm more excited than she is, though... :lol:
:lol:

My lad is 12 today, so we're having a friend of his over and going out for a meal.  A slight pain is that i have an infection that AB's are doing nothing to and is spreading but i shall grit my teeth and get on with it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 02 October, 2010, 10:34:20 AM
i found a little shop on Ebay, which sells unique/unusual sort of cufflinks, CHEAP! even with postage.
i bought ten pairs.

including a rather swish BSG set, and some star trek insignias, 
we dont wear ties here at work, so its the signature sort of thing,that i like to use.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 02 October, 2010, 01:57:08 PM
I think I've just had an idea for a GN drop fully formed into my lap.

Now to make sure no one has done it before...

'Now to make sure no one has done it before...'

how can you do that?

Puzzled of Morningside

Google, my friend, google...

I've also taken to checking TV Tropes:

http://tvtropes.org

Cheers emp had forgot all about that site...

I was asking Rac as I don't fancy spend time polishing up my Futureshocks turds to find the story is a standard  'the world's really a computer simulation' type o thing
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 02 October, 2010, 02:52:05 PM
I've also taken to checking TV Tropes:

http://tvtropes.org

Gee. That website is hours of fun. I may never actually get anything done ever again!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SquashedFly 02 October, 2010, 08:46:07 PM
Yeah the longer you stay the more it pulls you in and in. So many hours wasted there and I only visited it the first time a few weeks ago.

I havent been on it in a while actually....must resist...

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 02 October, 2010, 09:36:40 PM
Had the kids to myself the last few days, and took the opportunity to expose them to my much-mocked musical tastes at high volume.  Unexpectedly Horslips proved to be a major hit with both sprogs, and I had a really great time reworking the life of Cúchulainn to fit in with the song breaks in The Táin album over the course of two longish drives.  The Boy and I drew up an itinerary of key places from the story to visit over the winter, from Emain Macha to the Cooleys to Dun Dealgan,  Maedbh's Cairn on Knocknarea and finally the GPO (for the statue, and the resonance).   Best of all there's (bizarrely) an exhibition of Le Brocquy's incredible Táin illustrations in a vacant unit in our godawful local Shopping centre, the Square.  Finally all my useless knowledge is keeping someone else entertained.  

(http://www.anne-madden.com/Images/LeBImages/tapestrymassingrte.JPG)

To my shame I've never been to the traditional location of the ford where Cúchulainn fights Ferdia, despite having been to Ardee many times. Does anyone know the site?  Is it worth a visit or should I seek out a more atnmospheric alternative?

Also excellent: I filled in as crew on a small racing cruiser last weekend and despite being my first time racing on a boat I couldn't actually lift on my own, they asked me back.  Well chuffed.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 03 October, 2010, 12:25:32 PM
I was out on fieldwork all this week - the first proper yomping in over three months! Felt the effects of being office bound I can tell ye. Saw some excellent till and glacio-fluvial sections I wasn't previously aware of - lush soft sediment deformation and climbing ripples too.

And I'm up to date with the tooth and me and Mrs Mikey had a sucessful shopping trip yesterday that only took 1.5 hours and no traipsing needed!And the house has been painted, we have a new floor in the living room, got a really nice hi fi stand and I'm making a curry tonight.

Feeling smug  :D

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 04 October, 2010, 03:21:08 PM
I ordered a snow machine (hollywood effects type of thing) for work. so at the new years party i will make it snow over the dance floor. AT MIDNIGHT, big party alfresco, with snow in the tropics, i am very happy with my purchase today.

fireworks for new year, i could not get the license, i tried, so the snow thing
 I LIKEY! :D

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mister Pops 04 October, 2010, 11:57:12 PM
In work today, someone went the wrong way down the one way street of my car-park. There was a cop car going the other (i.e. the right) way, and they pulled him over. But the cop car pulled up and blocked the only exit from the car-park. ::)

So when one peeler got out and went over to chastise the idiot driver,I sauntered over and tapped the window.

'Excuse me sir, is this your car?'

SO satisfying. Especially since the pigs always give me the third degree about being a skin-head outside a hotel car-park with a bag-full of change
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 05 October, 2010, 12:12:39 AM
despite having been to Ardee many times
Ive never been to Ardee, but the 'site' probably will be well worth checking.
 I recently found the longstone in the Neale and its a stone against a small barn, but to think that Nuada could have been there. Standing on the shoulder of giants, the actual location dosent matter, its what brings it alive in the head.

Anyway life is good, baby on the way, everyone ok health wise, job still hanging in there and a  wedding in a few weeks which should be great. Just back from the stag, I said to mary before leaving that it will be like the episode of the simpsons where all Homers cousins visit and there all just like Homer, loads of McDonald in one location with plenty of drink on board, just like Homer!

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dan Kelly 05 October, 2010, 04:50:57 PM
I am now a father and life really is drokking fantastic :D

Warren Edwin Kelly, born 9:50, 4 October 2010
4kg / 8lb 13oz, 56cm at the weigh in

Have spent two days at hospital with him and Mum post planned c-section ( boy wanted to enter the world arse first)
Hopefully home tomorrow.

I am pretty tired, but that's nothing compared with Mum I think!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 05 October, 2010, 04:52:20 PM
boy wanted to enter the world arse first

Good on him! let's hope he keeps up that rebellious attitude.

Congratulations to all the Kelly clan.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 05 October, 2010, 04:53:18 PM
Congratulations! Glad it all went smoothly...

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 05 October, 2010, 05:54:13 PM
I am now a father and life really is drokking fantastic :D

Warren Edwin Kelly, born 9:50, 4 October 2010
4kg / 8lb 13oz, 56cm at the weigh in

Have spent two days at hospital with him and Mum post planned c-section ( boy wanted to enter the world arse first)
Hopefully home tomorrow.

I am pretty tired, but that's nothing compared with Mum I think!

Well done all!  Better out than in!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 05 October, 2010, 06:15:57 PM
Congratulations Dan and family
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Paul faplad Finch 05 October, 2010, 07:03:36 PM
Many congrats Dan, to you and the missus
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 05 October, 2010, 07:14:41 PM
Congratulations to you and the lady! Remember, newborns' poorly developed eyesight means they react best to harshly contrasted black and white images, so instead of painting the nursery a pastel blue or yellow with pictures of elephants, paper the walls in photocopies of old episodes of Zenith, Brigand Doom and Silo. Little one will find them infinitely fascinating and you'll have the pleasure of knowing you're starting him down the right path.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 05 October, 2010, 07:19:31 PM
I am now a father and life really is drokking fantastic :D

Warren Edwin Kelly, born 9:50, 4 October 2010
4kg / 8lb 13oz, 56cm at the weigh in

Have spent two days at hospital with him and Mum post planned c-section ( boy wanted to enter the world arse first)
Hopefully home tomorrow.

I am pretty tired, but that's nothing compared with Mum I think!

Excellent! Congratulations to you both!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 05 October, 2010, 07:30:25 PM
Congratulations Dan! Best wishes to you all.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dan Kelly 05 October, 2010, 07:39:42 PM
Congratulations to you and the lady! Remember, newborns' poorly developed eyesight means they react best to harshly contrasted black and white images, so instead of painting the nursery a pastel blue or yellow with pictures of elephants, paper the walls in photocopies of old episodes of Zenith, Brigand Doom and Silo. Little one will find them infinitely fascinating and you'll have the pleasure of knowing you're starting him down the right path.
SBT

He currently has two pages of Devlin Waugh. Ninja badger FTW
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 05 October, 2010, 07:45:46 PM
Both of mine DEMANDED the cardboard box-inlays to Drop Dead Dolls packaging to go in their cots, and spent hours happily gurgling at the black and white skulls.
The bloody weirdos.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 05 October, 2010, 09:48:15 PM
nice one dan.... :D :D :D :D :D


also my life is sort of getting back on track ,a nice lady phoned to say everythings running smoothly and to top it all when the missus got back in with mini i couldnt be arsed cooking so ordered a pizza (garlic bread with cheese to share with mini and some garlic mushrooms.) whn it came it was a garlic bread with cheese and another with chese and mushrooms!!! told him he'd got my order wrong and refused the mushroom one ....he gave it me anyway! free pizza!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 05 October, 2010, 10:38:22 PM
Congrats Dan, hope all are well.

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SquashedFly 05 October, 2010, 11:20:36 PM
Congratulations! Good luck with the lovely,little mind to poison :D

and hope mum and baby are well :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 05 October, 2010, 11:37:06 PM







Congragulations !!

Everyone keep having children then we can win the fight against depopulation !!

boy wanted to enter the world arse first

Good on him! let's hope he keeps up that rebellious attitude.

Congratulations to all the Kelly clan.

I should say so but its a nightmare for the parents.I didnt want to be born and apparently i had to be forced out so i was told so the little one above might not be as rebellious as that but its a good indication !!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 06 October, 2010, 01:05:13 AM
Many Congratulations to you and your family Dan  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SuperSurfer 06 October, 2010, 01:41:54 AM
Great news, Dan. Congrats to you and the family.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 06 October, 2010, 09:31:58 AM
Congrats and best wishes to you all Dan.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: ming 06 October, 2010, 12:32:38 PM
( boy wanted to enter the world arse first)

Congrats, Dan!

Number One Son (Feliks, now 17 months) also wanted to enter the world arse first, and got his wish.  The local hospital has Norway's specialist department for breach births and they were great.  It helped that Junior wasn't huge; staff said he'd just pop right out and so he did :)

Number Two Son (Oskar) arrived in a more conventional fashion last Tuesday!  He's a champ.

Woo-hoo!  We'll have the 2000AD-reader demographic looking more healthy in no time.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 06 October, 2010, 12:55:16 PM
And congratulations to Mr and Mrs Ming!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 06 October, 2010, 01:25:16 PM
Congratulations!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 06 October, 2010, 01:29:04 PM
CONGRATS TO ALL
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 06 October, 2010, 02:33:45 PM
Blimey, its a sprogalanche!  Congrats Mings!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 06 October, 2010, 02:41:42 PM
Congratulations Ming! Now, could everyone please stop having babies because the 'congratulations' button on my keyboard is wearing out.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 06 October, 2010, 02:57:16 PM
Congrats Ming and family.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: staticgirl 06 October, 2010, 03:18:20 PM
Congrats to all new aged p's.

I suggest a cute-baby-wearing 200AD related babygro thread.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dan Kelly 06 October, 2010, 03:20:24 PM
Thanks all for congrats.
And congrats Ming!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 06 October, 2010, 03:22:44 PM
Is a baby Ming a Mingling?

Congratualations to Ming and Dan (and Mrs Ming and Mrs Kelly)!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 06 October, 2010, 08:31:51 PM
Congrats! Good stuff.

I've just realized that in all the fuss about this weekend's impending flat move I haven't read 2000AD for a fortnight, so will have 3 progs to read on some lazy day next week when I'm off college! Double yay! If a Megazine drops I'll just about die of happiness.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 07 October, 2010, 12:12:02 AM
Good work Ming. 10/10 for effort.  :D

Just back from seeing "The Jim Jones Revue" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0WtJ3RYlTo&feature=related) in Brighton. Holy mother of Fuck! They tear it up! Get a chance, see 'em.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Darren Stephens 07 October, 2010, 08:33:39 AM
Congrats Dan and Ming! Our little one wanted to come out upside dpwn, too. What is it with these Australian wannabe babies, eh?  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 08 October, 2010, 02:11:54 AM
More future readers, this is what we wish to hear!!  :D
big smiles and congrats to you guys. this is part of why this place is specail.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 08 October, 2010, 02:14:17 AM
WON a space 1999 Cargo eagle, on ebay,
the toy i never owned always wanted, ( yes i have a Product enterprise one) but this is about having that specail thing.

Devons Mummy fails to get the whole principle, (you already have one like it? being the response. i know you all understand here  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 08 October, 2010, 07:55:11 AM
One year into my new job and I had my annual appraisal last night  ::)
The normal stuff, John is hard working, blah, blah, blah... But the best bit was the driver tables.
We are constantly being monitored on our performance, through our digital tacho card and iso track system. Between them, everything about our driving is known, right down to braking hard!

There are three main parts to the overall table and they are as follows :-

Cruise Control how long you stay in this helps the performance and fuel consumption. Depot average 67% Me 87.7%
Idle the amount of time you are just sat with the engine running. Depot average 10.6% Me 4.3%
KPL the amount of kilometres travelled using one litre of fuel. Depot average 3.33 Me 3.93

Yes folks, out of a depot of 180 drivers little old me is...................
NUMBER 1 :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 08 October, 2010, 09:15:22 AM
i hope they offer a small incentive towards a new purchase for the cellar of dredd as a reward for being a good citizen.

seems justice dept PSU has its beginings at your work place.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SquashedFly 08 October, 2010, 09:30:30 PM
Congrats COMMANDO FORCES  :)

My dad recently came into some money and decided that the 37 inch telly in the living room wasn't big enough, and today the 47 inch he bought arrived, Our house isn't very big so it was fun and games moving them about but worth it in the end  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 08 October, 2010, 09:35:22 PM
Yes folks, out of a depot of 180 drivers little old me is...................
NUMBER 1 :thumbsup:

KISS-ASS!

Only kidding John, well done sir. I should hope you will be receiving a favorable pay review in the near future as well then.  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 08 October, 2010, 10:01:15 PM
Yeah, at the risk of going all girlie and misty eyed and inviting accusations of gaybo-ism, let me say that it doesnt surprise me cf won the best driver (probably non)award. Having met cf in the flesh once, and having had reason to speak to him on numerous occasions, i can vouch for him being as reliable, honest and  as decent an individual as you could ever wish to meet. Ive not met many ex-army lorry drivers in my time, but if they were all as remarkably even tempered, enthusiastic and funny as cf, we probably wouldnt have quite so many stories about dead prostitutes and murder sprees.

And by god, i hope cf finds that as funny as i did when i wrote it, or i am fucking dead.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 08 October, 2010, 10:03:56 PM
Hastings man found in a ditch with his head pointing the wrong way.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 08 October, 2010, 11:30:25 PM
You are all too kind and SBT, the night Clarkson came up with his joke, all the drivers I know had a good old laugh about it.
I always stop off at pig farms after I've killed a lady of the night. Gotta be extra careful nowadays  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 09 October, 2010, 04:26:41 PM
Like CF I'm number one in my job too.
Probably because there isn't a number two anyway but when I have time off the boss attempts to do my job and generally cocks it up.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 09 October, 2010, 05:47:15 PM

The builders on the roof have done a fantastic job of repairing the firewall .

Its not finished yet as there is the chimney stack to sort out but its going well so far and i am so glad its all being done as its a big weight off my mind as i want to be watertight before the winter so its a last push to get all these things done.Plus i am between jobs so the time is being used productively.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 09 October, 2010, 11:17:08 PM
Got the X-men cartoon season 1 2 and 3 all on dvd for £20 in a sale today not seen this in years Im well chuffed as it was 8 dvd and amazon sells each dvd for a lot more :D :D :D :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 10 October, 2010, 01:28:05 AM
...Ali McGraw in The Getaway.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Paul faplad Finch 10 October, 2010, 01:28:45 AM

The works has a load of Marvel cartoons on dvd at the minute. 2 for £5. I got the tail end of Season 3 of the X-men there myself just the other day. (I already had everything up to tht point.

They also had a load of Fantastic Four and Spiderman stuff. The Spiderman stuff is from the 70's though, rather than the one they made alongside the x-men in the 90's. You know, the one with that song.

Had I had more money I would have had one of everything.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 10 October, 2010, 06:42:26 PM
Kings of Leon came on the radio but I just thought about pigeons pooing on them and I laughed and laughed.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: DrJomster 10 October, 2010, 10:51:49 PM
Our internet's working again! Didn't realise how much we NEEDED it till it went! :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 10 October, 2010, 11:15:31 PM
Kings of Leon came on the radio but I just thought about pigeons pooing on them and I laughed and laughed.

This is my favourite post of the day. Now my head is filled with visions of The Kinks Of Leon being shat on by pigeons.

But I must know, it's most important Roger, in your visionary reverie were the pigeons in question in flight, or were they sitting in one of those big wooden things?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 10 October, 2010, 11:22:54 PM

The works has a load of Marvel cartoons on dvd at the minute. 2 for £5. I got the tail end of Season 3 of the X-men there myself just the other day. (I already had everything up to tht point.

They also had a load of Fantastic Four and Spiderman stuff. The Spiderman stuff is from the 70's though, rather than the one they made alongside the x-men in the 90's. You know, the one with that song.

Had I had more money I would have had one of everything.

yep thats where I got mine you know why they have it there ones are defetive each dvd is sopost to come with a booklet says so on the back but they dont have it but I dont care its cheap next weak im geting the spiderman ones
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Paul faplad Finch 10 October, 2010, 11:30:49 PM
You aren't missing anything with the booklets anyway. It's just a list of episodes with a tiny synopsis and a few grainy screengrabs. Hardly what you'd call an extra.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 11 October, 2010, 08:36:40 PM
Life's drokking fantastic because I just ordered theases

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/4977253019_b44d1f9d02_b.jpg)
(http://www.kasterborous.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/dw-figs-revengecybs-main.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_q6T8CS_5Av0/TJjVTiIxTeI/AAAAAAAAFwM/1vEsPd73O6E/s1600/C3076.jpg)

heres hopeing there not as mesed up as the last ones I ordered :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 11 October, 2010, 08:59:33 PM
I fucking love cybermen- but I have no money.

Also, I'd love a Special Weapons Dalek.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 11 October, 2010, 09:07:37 PM
I fucking love cybermen- but I have no money.

Also, I'd love a Special Weapons Dalek.

recordation if you want them get them now as once forbidden planet sells out they jump from being priced on line at £25 for 2 toys packs to £79 I know I was shitting me self seeing them on Amazon for that much and thinking holey shit I’m lucky. Thro I’ve spent about £95 on this lot of Toys I mean collectibles. :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SquashedFly 13 October, 2010, 08:08:06 PM
I am flying to America tomorrow to see my girlfriend. I cant wait  :)

Very exciting.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: DrJomster 13 October, 2010, 10:52:11 PM
We finally got our bloomin internet working.... Only needed rewiring the connection to cat 5e wiring, swapping back to the old router and retyping the corrupted login password to the ISP... Easy really! But it's working now so life is once again drokking fantastic!!! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 14 October, 2010, 01:03:13 PM
I am on the singapore Superyacht show team for the club.
same company behind it as Monaco and Dubai shows. Singapore will be the Asain leg of this tour.
It is going to be lots of hard work
BUT! WOW I AM WORKING ON THE SUPERYACHT SHOW PROJECT!!! bloody hell :o

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 14 October, 2010, 07:20:36 PM
Rob Zombie is touring again in February! Saw him as a nipper with White Zombie and then on his first solo tour, but that was 12 years ago so he's well overdue coming back. Got tickets on the pre-sale, very pleased.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 14 October, 2010, 10:24:01 PM
Found £15 worth of Cineworld vouchers that I thought had been lost forever and they're still valid. I shall go to the ball after all.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JayzusB.Christ 16 October, 2010, 03:12:24 PM
I went to a Republic of Loose (fairly famous here in Oireland) gig last night and the music went a bit rave-y for a while, and I was a bit into the going mental on dancefloors to repetitive beats thing in my younger days.  The mad bastard of a singer, Mick, who I know from years back in our college days, shouted 'this is a rave an' all', spotted me in the audience and shouted my name. Made my night, I can tell you. Stomping gig as well.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 20 October, 2010, 08:04:36 PM
Yet again I am told that I look younger than I am. A woman today couldn't believe I am going to be 39 in January. To look about 5 years younger than you are is fooking aces especially when mid life crisis is just around the corner.





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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 20 October, 2010, 09:22:22 PM
A while ago, someone who (if there is any justice) will become very famous and successful in what he does, asked me if he could use something i'd done in a project he was working on. I said of course, and asked to be involved in a small way.
Ive just seen the results, and am now the most happy, most creeped-out man in the world. It's brilliant, and i love it.
That's all im saying. It's his thing, and im just glad to have been a teeny part.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 20 October, 2010, 10:55:36 PM
well a fue weaks back my mum bort a spot light and I notised as I was walking past carring one of my figeres and I notised how good it looked under the light so I was in B&Q today and bort a lamp that uses the same bulb the days of the stupid auto flash going off on my digitile camer are over I hope and I will finile be able to do a decent picher of my figeres and I will be able to uses it for my toy viedo reviews
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 22 October, 2010, 01:01:01 AM
as many of you might rember about a year ago I was complaining about a modle kit I wanted and could not find well I found and bort it today the last cheap one left on ebay and with this modle kit i have not only got a favorit but compleated my colechion of favorit gundam wing modle kits today I bort 1/100 HG Epyon

and on a side note I found my missing progs behind my chair
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 22 October, 2010, 05:53:27 AM
During the move of home last year, my Judge Dredd by Robert Harrop got detroyed,  :'(
but i just got one on EBAY!!!!!! yeeeehaaaaa to replace it,
for the princely sum of $89.00 USD plus postage,
 :D
one happy bunny i am.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: spireite68 22 October, 2010, 08:52:07 PM
Because we are top of league 2. Lost 1 game in 12 yay!!!!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 22 October, 2010, 09:42:40 PM
Because we are top of league 2. Lost 1 game in 12 yay!!!!!!

Good for you. Go Chesterfield!

And we are top of League 1. Yay!
I'm going to Brighton V Yeovil tomorrow so hopefully another 3 points. Us Albion fans aren't used to much success so I'll enjoy it while it lasts.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: worldshown 23 October, 2010, 05:10:33 PM
Earlier today I went to the bank to pay in an insurance refund of £217.

Came home to find that I'd won £92 on Wednesday's lottery.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 23 October, 2010, 05:38:06 PM
That's awesome, nice bit of luck there.

I've been avoiding looking at my bank statement lately because of HOW UTTERLY MISERABLE it was the last time I checked (about four months ago). I got so depressed by the sheer lack of funds that I couldn't bring myself to check it again, deciding to leave the financial side of things to the wife (who is much better at coping with these kinds of things than me and doesn't break down into a nervous worrying heap about it all). Last night she had left the latest statement on the table and I happened to catch a glimpse of the balance as I walked past, even as I tried to avert my eyes...but lo and behold.....there was a balance!! And it was pretty decent.
Wow, who knew giving up the McDonalds latte every morning and quitting ordering takeaways once or twice a week could make such a difference!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 24 October, 2010, 04:14:40 PM
True, I cut out the takeaways (or rather reduced their frequency) and I seem to have a lot more breathing room money-wise. I still crave a takeaway constantly though!

My day has been awesome because I haven't read the prog for about a month and a half and just had an epic catch-up in bed. Its what Sunday afternoons were made for!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 24 October, 2010, 06:37:59 PM
week off with mini! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 25 October, 2010, 01:54:05 AM
Yeah..I tried the 'cutting-out the takeaways' trick & it certainly helped. Now, if I can just do something about the wine, drugs, records, books, guitars...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 25 October, 2010, 01:56:27 AM
..But (life is so drokking fantastic because) of..the wine,drugs,records,books & guitars.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin YNWA 25 October, 2010, 06:54:03 AM
When popping into my old comic shop on a return visit to Liverpool yesterday (World's Apart) I stumbled across a 'Liverpool Football Club - a comic strip history' talk about my world's colliding!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 25 October, 2010, 12:11:24 PM
Sphinx!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 25 October, 2010, 12:20:31 PM
The sexual life of the camel
Is stranger than anyone thinks
At the height of the mating season
He tries to bugger the Sphinx
But the Sphinx's posterior orifice
Is filled with the sands of the Nile
Which accounts for the hump on the camel
And the Sphinx's inscrutable smile.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 25 October, 2010, 02:46:04 PM
Because i have scored an all areas pass for the Singapore Barclays Open golf tournament,
i like my job a lot!I have to force myself to go and net work, drink a fair bit of wine and watch some of the best golfers on the tour. damn lifes hard.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 27 October, 2010, 08:29:34 PM
Because my niece is out of hospital! She was in for six weeks, much of it under sedation in ICU. They treated the pneumonia-type symptoms pretty quickly, but the infection was in the bone of her shoulder, so they put in a port and drained it every other day. At one point they thought it was over and removed the port, but the bastard came back again. All seems to be clear now though.

She's lost loads of weight (there was 'nowt to her to begin with!) and is still pretty weak, but she (and her mum) are finally back home.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 27 October, 2010, 08:31:01 PM
Glad to hear that DDD.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 27 October, 2010, 08:37:12 PM
Great news DDD! Wish her a speedy recovery from all of us mate.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 27 October, 2010, 09:37:07 PM
YAYYYY for DDD.
Arsom news.




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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 27 October, 2010, 09:58:22 PM
Great news DDD that truly is fantastic. :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 30 October, 2010, 12:52:07 AM
Holiday, O, A Holiday!
And the best one of the year
Dozing off underneath my sheets
While I cover both my ears

But if I wait for a holiday could it ever stop my fear?
To go away on a summer’s day never seemed so clear

Holiday, still so far away
Our republic on the beach
I can’t forget just how bad it gets
When I’m counting on my teeth

But if I wait for a holiday
Could it stop my fear?
To go away on a summer’s day
Never seemed so clear

A vegetarian since the invasion
She’d never seen the word BOMBS
She’d never seen the word BOMBS blown up
To 96 point Futura
She’d never seen an AK
In a yellowy Day Glo display
A t-shirt so lovely it turned all the history books grey

I’ve got wheels, I’ve got cutter spray
And a healthy sense of worth
Half of me is the gasoline
But the other half’s the surf
So if I wait for a holiday could it stop my fear?
To go away on a summer’s day never seemed so clear
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mister Pops 30 October, 2010, 01:35:26 AM
I just watched that documentary about Anvil, and now there's a show about Black Sabbath and How They Recorded Paranoid. Toni FUCKING Iommi
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 30 October, 2010, 01:27:28 PM
One of my favorite bands, A Perfect Circle are back together! Sounding a little rusty understandably, but still a treat for the ears.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxViGcO_HTk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxViGcO_HTk)

edit: And I just remembered me and a mate are popping open the new Evil Dead blu-ray tonight for a halloweeny night of pizza, beers and the best movie ever made looking better than ever. Huzzah!

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 01 November, 2010, 08:24:38 AM
Adam Ant is back playing live,
it was on facebook, yes he is not the man he once was, are any of us, but to me he is still a hero, he is entertaining again. i may once again see him live.
that makes life drokking fantastic
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 01 November, 2010, 09:09:10 PM
Adam Ant is back playing live,
it was on facebook, yes he is not the man he once was, are any of us, but to me he is still a hero, he is entertaining again. i may once again see him live.
that makes life drokking fantastic


Last time he was in the news he was being locked up in a loony bin.




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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 02 November, 2010, 10:12:53 PM
I just got myself a new job.

In Glasgow not Edinburgh.

So goodbye to the long commute and hellow to another 36 hours a month of home time and hello to another £228 per month not spent on train tickets.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 02 November, 2010, 10:16:39 PM
Yaaay, congrats Tips!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 02 November, 2010, 10:22:09 PM
congratulations Tiplodocus, good news indeed.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 02 November, 2010, 10:23:56 PM
Sweet, Tips!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 02 November, 2010, 10:47:43 PM
I just got myself a new job.

In Glasgow not Edinburgh.

So goodbye to the long commute and hellow to another 36 hours a month of home time and hello to another £228 per month not spent on train tickets.

Yay! You'll notice an enormous difference, both to your mental wellbeing and your wallet!
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 03 November, 2010, 12:40:40 AM
Bonza, well done, Tips.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 03 November, 2010, 10:56:28 AM
I just had a fucking brilliant email that may lead to some rather groovy writing work!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 03 November, 2010, 04:41:28 PM
I just had a fucking brilliant email that may lead to some rather groovy writing work!

And it has! Woo-hoo!
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: COMMANDO FORCES 03 November, 2010, 05:14:39 PM
Well done Tips  :thumbsup:
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: Kerrin 03 November, 2010, 07:50:55 PM
Nice one Tips, result!

And well done Rich, do tell...

My bit of excellence is that I sent Locust a box of progs to forward to Afghanistan today, my boss sent them via a courier firm and then told me to forget about the cost. Diamond geez'. 
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: SmallBlueThing 03 November, 2010, 07:59:27 PM
Excellent news, tips and rich both. Locusts, i have to go up to my attic tomorrow afternoon or friday latest and havent forgotten my promise to furnish you with deadworlds or to send comics for afganistan. Please pm me your address and i'll get them off to you this weekend.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 04 November, 2010, 10:18:08 AM
And well done Rich, do tell...

Oh believe me, I will!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 04 November, 2010, 01:50:46 PM
Bought three tickets from the UK to singapore with malaysia airlines for my parents and sister, cost only 450 sterling each with taxes!
trust me thats bloody cheap.
so happy parents. happy sister.
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: Roger Godpleton 15 November, 2010, 08:17:27 PM
Only just found out today that Radiant Silvergun will be on XBLA!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 15 November, 2010, 08:30:11 PM
You're just making up words now aren't you?

What what will be on what?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 15 November, 2010, 08:40:51 PM
You should hear some of the words your mom makes up with me as her muse.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 16 November, 2010, 03:20:04 PM
scored the robert harrop Judge Anderson on Ebay. from the USofA. only death left to get at a decent price  ;) and i will own the full set.

which is rather satifying.
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: Kerrin 26 November, 2010, 06:36:10 PM
I just got a care parcel of comics (And a badge!) from the small press genius Mr.Ben Clark (Satchmo round yer). All from Ben's mighty MAGIC BEANS COMICS (http://magicbeanscomics.blogspot.com/2010/11/thought-bubble-five.html#comments). BUY SOME. With such captivating titles as "Gravy and Chips" and "Stringer Bell At The Earth's Core" I can feel my brain already bending beyond repair. Ben is also the deranged maestro behind Renegade Art's SPINECHILLERS THE COMIC (http://renegadeartsentertainment.com/spinechillers/comic-strip). READ IT.

Cheers again Ben, you're a gent.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 03 December, 2010, 06:16:09 AM
Because its christmas time officially.
 what more could any of us ask for. the big prog is coming soon!!!!!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 03 December, 2010, 08:40:56 AM
COLD PLAY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

25 years since a decent hit single for christmas being a truly christmas song.
and they do it style,
BLOODY OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

life is DROKKIN FANTASTIC.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 03 December, 2010, 04:10:35 PM
Because I'll be at KAPOW and so be able to see the stuff that they show from Dredd  :D :D :D :D
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 04 December, 2010, 01:59:55 PM
... I have finally arrived home. As many of ye will know, for the last few months I have been travailing and working round Australia. This has been one of the greatest experiences of my life and has left me with so many fond memories and several good friendships. I may have returned to Ireland at the worst possible time, but, it feels great to be home.
It is also fantastic because my parents remembered to keep collecting my subscription, so now I have over eight months of 2000AD's and megazine's to look forward to. Also as a welcome home present they had the artwork, I got at Hi-Ex, framed for me.
Tonight, will consist of several drinks with friends, which I'm really looking forward to.
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 04 December, 2010, 02:04:32 PM
Welcome home Gavin.
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: The Legendary Shark 04 December, 2010, 02:27:39 PM
Good to have you back.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mardroid 04 December, 2010, 05:52:40 PM
Because I'll be at KAPOW and so be able to see the stuff that they show from Dredd  :D :D :D :D

Yep. I hope they tell us the day it will be shown. I'm not sure I really want to go twice. Not that I'd be going to the event just to see the film, I just think there's only so much stuff I'd be able to do there, and I think one day will be enough. Especially as I've never been to a comic con before.
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: TordelBack 04 December, 2010, 10:30:13 PM
Good to have you back Gavin!  Now get to the back of the queue, there's only so many lifejackets, you know.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 04 December, 2010, 11:49:28 PM
Good to hear that someone is coming back rather than leaving Gavin, enjoy!

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 05 December, 2010, 06:45:08 AM
you enjoyed the travels, wonderful!

welcome back to the board, and to home for christmas, perfect time of year, despite it all. 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 06 December, 2010, 03:04:32 AM
because there is Aretha Franklin.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 06 December, 2010, 11:51:10 AM
because there is Aretha Franklin.

Don't jinx her! She's in hospital at the moment recovering from surgery.
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: Albion 07 December, 2010, 09:46:44 PM
.....I've just read Prog 1712, from Clickwheel, on my 42" TV.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/100_2623.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 08 December, 2010, 10:50:43 PM
...because of two kid-related episodes (cynical 'dults look away now).

First, my 4 year old came home from school today with a dreidel and a jam doughnut, the word 'menorrah' and the story of Hanukkah (a ragtag band of rebel freedom fighters emerge from the hills to oust the Greek Imperials, thrilling stuff). This might sound fairly trivial guff, but I grew up around the largest Jewish community in Ireland (Rathgar), had three Jewish friends in school and yet hadn't heard of any of this until my late teens, despite being a bible geek - the Ireland of my youth was a religious monoculture, and non-Catholics tended to keep the practices of their faiths to themselves.  I'm not sure that it's vastly different now.  

We've gone to a serious amount of hassle sending The Boy to a multi-denominational school halfway across the city (where the first year's curriculum allegedly includes Buddhism and Humanism, FSM defend us) that promised to teach the variety of all its constituent cultures and beliefs (and none), and to my partial amazement that's what they seem to be doing - on the final day of Hanukkah his Jewish classmate brought in appropriate toys and food, and they learnt all about it together.  In my day the Jewish and Muslim kids just stood outside the assembly hall while 'we' had prayers and hymns.  Well chuffed I am.

Second, and on foot of the first, we had a chat about God and gods on the way home.  I outlined the type of god that Jews, Muslims and Christians all envision (as I understand it), and the more exciting Greek, Roman and Norse versions that's he's more interested in. The Boy opined that he figured the most likely thing was that this "God" was a Grandmother, which seemed both logical and satisfyingly celtic.  Then we chatted about the creation story that the Abrahamic religions share, Adam and Eve and the waters over the earth etc., and I asked him where he thought the first people came from.  After a thoughtful pause he said: "Africa".  

My boy.  
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: JOE SOAP 08 December, 2010, 10:56:46 PM
.....I've just read Prog 1712, from Clickwheel, on my 42" TV.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/100_2623.jpg)



but you've stretched it to fill the 16:9 screen.
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: DrJomster 08 December, 2010, 10:57:17 PM
My subscription ran out with 1713 and I didn't get myself in gear to renew it and so was expecting to have to go to WH Smiths.... But then, what should drop through the letterbox but a complementary copy of 1714!!! I'll be phoning up to renew the sub tomorrow!  That gesture was really appreciated!

:D
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: JOE SOAP 08 December, 2010, 10:59:09 PM

We've gone to a serious amount of hassle sending The Boy to a multi-denominational school halfway across the city (where the first year's curriculum allegedly includes Buddhism and Humanism, FSM defend us) that promised to teach the variety of all its constituent cultures and beliefs (and none), and to my partial amazement that's what they seem to be doing - on the final day of Hanukkah his Jewish classmate brought in appropriate toys and food, and they learnt all about it together.  In my day the Jewish and Muslim kids just stood outside the assembly hall while 'we' had prayers and hymns.  Well chuffed I am.

Second, and on foot of the first, we had a chat about God and gods on the way home.  I outlined the type of god that Jews, Muslims and Christians all envision (as I understand it), and the more exciting Greek, Roman and Norse versions that's he's more interested in. The Boy opined that he figured the most likely thing was that this "God" was a Grandmother, which seemed both logical and satisfyingly celtic.  Then we chatted about the creation story that the Abrahamic religions share, Adam and Eve and the waters over the earth etc., and I asked him where he thought the first people came from.  After a thoughtful pause he said: "Africa".  

My boy.  



So in second year do they get to watch Ulysses 31 in the AV room?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 08 December, 2010, 11:05:21 PM
I bloody well hope so.  Every child should learn of the capricious anger of the Gods of Olympus!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Buddy 09 December, 2010, 12:06:01 AM
I met (well, bumped into) complete movie legend, Sir Roger Moore in Monaco the other week!!!!

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y53/ximoc/roger.jpg)

Lovely man.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 09 December, 2010, 01:00:44 PM
Roger Moore is just fantastic.  I'd love to meet him.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 09 December, 2010, 01:01:49 PM
I had dinner with Sir Rog a few years ago, also in Monaco. He is a legend.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 09 December, 2010, 03:09:46 PM
but you've stretched it to fill the 16:9 screen.

I'm happy with scrolling. I can fit to height rather than width if I need to.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Buddy 09 December, 2010, 03:47:03 PM
I had dinner with Sir Rog a few years ago, also in Monaco. He is a legend.

You had dinner with Sir Roger!!!

And I thought I was doing good with the bumping into him.

Monaco a fantastic place and I highly recommend to anyone to visit if they can... you might even end up having dinner with Sir Roger!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 09 December, 2010, 06:45:13 PM
Sir Roger is a serious dude, you're both lucky buggers!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 09 December, 2010, 09:33:40 PM
.....I've just read Prog 1712, from Clickwheel, on my 42" TV.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/100_2623.jpg)


I like.  Via PS3 browser? I might have to take a look at that.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 09 December, 2010, 09:40:38 PM
My subscription ran out with 1713 and I didn't get myself in gear to renew it and so was expecting to have to go to WH Smiths.... But then, what should drop through the letterbox but a complementary copy of 1714!!! I'll be phoning up to renew the sub tomorrow!  That gesture was really appreciated!

:D

I had to stop mine.  Wanted to keep on top of my spending.  I'm tempted to renew though now but it's too late for Christmas so I shall be off to the newsagents next week I think.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 10 December, 2010, 08:59:15 AM
I like.  Via PS3 browser? I might have to take a look at that.

No, TV has a PC connection so I plugged my netbook in.
Not sure how often I'll use it like that but I had to have a look.
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: Mister Pops 10 December, 2010, 08:00:03 PM
After six months of wrangling with bureaucratic wrangling with the tax office, I finally got rebated a big chunk of tax that was unjustly taken from me. Mentioning sums of money would be vulgar, needless to say, my Christmas is going to be a whole lot better than I originally thought.

In unrelated news, a stone I stabbed six months ago started bleeding today....
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: locustsofdeath! 11 December, 2010, 08:31:57 AM
Today we've reached the mid-point of my wife's deployment to Afghanistan. It feels like we can now start counting down the days until she gets home. Tough going so far, been sad her being gone through all the holidays, but each day gets her closer to being home - and she's been safe so far. There are less Taliban attacks during the winter months.

Don't know if this is entirely fantastic news, as she's still got three months to go, but so far so good.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 11 December, 2010, 04:23:29 PM
GET IN!

I must say thanks to RichardB & Mark Taylor for bringing to my attention those lovely MEGA CITY 1 : BOOK OF LAW items, that appeared the other day in a welcome thread. Obviously I was straight on the email and in touch with our friends across the pond to try and order a couple for Christmas. Well folks, thanks to Kevin Ericon they have arrived with a couple of Unicards for Fergie (good job I have the reader for those). I am quite happy as I have something Dreddy for Christmas.

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/2000ad%20Sites/PC110012.jpg)

By the way, the law at the bottom of that page is : Code7592: Willful sabotage of a public droid. 6 months.
Every day has a different law  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 11 December, 2010, 04:24:16 PM
I like.  Via PS3 browser? I might have to take a look at that.

No, TV has a PC connection so I plugged my netbook in.
Not sure how often I'll use it like that but I had to have a look.

Oh nice. Mine has that too and an ethernet connection.. No browser though from what I can see so i'd also need a laptop.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 11 December, 2010, 05:59:11 PM
Very nice, CF.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 11 December, 2010, 06:10:55 PM
There are less Taliban attacks during the winter months.

That's because at least some of them come back to England to drive mini-cabs to raise money for next years offensive.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/24/the-taliban-troop-london-jihadists?INTCMP=SRCH (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/24/the-taliban-troop-london-jihadists?INTCMP=SRCH)

Glad she's OK Locust and I'm sure she'll get home fine.

That Book of The Law is ace CF.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 12 December, 2010, 11:33:16 PM
Get that chuff chart out LOD and take pride in ticking each and every day off.





V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 13 December, 2010, 09:06:17 AM
That's because at least some of them come back to England to drive mini-cabs to raise money for next years offensive.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/24/the-taliban-troop-london-jihadists?INTCMP=SRCH (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/24/the-taliban-troop-london-jihadists?INTCMP=SRCH)

Isn't the lad on the right Gunner 'Gloria' Beaumont?

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/11/24/1290626679158/Taliban-fighters-in-Dhani-003.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 13 December, 2010, 10:14:03 AM
I think you're right - and is that Mr lah-di-dah Gunnar Graham follwing behind?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 13 December, 2010, 11:28:09 AM
Outside the fighting season.

That made me laugh, suggesting that some are not taking it that seriously.






V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 14 December, 2010, 09:25:53 AM
Because after a very fraught 10 minutes during which I was convinced my PS3 had lost all of my saved games, representing countless hours of progress through several titles over the last couple years, it turns out I had accidentally logged in on my wife's name. Phew.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 14 December, 2010, 01:15:15 PM
CF - You should start a thread and post up one of the laws from the book each day.

Cosh - you really need to tell us the full details of your encounter with Sir Rog.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 14 December, 2010, 08:48:09 PM
...sometimes you stumble across something that makes you guffaw.

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/spugnut/rOps7.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 14 December, 2010, 08:55:36 PM
And on sort of that note- the Chinese Herbalism Center in town here- that specialises in "balancing the body" and all that mystical shit- is shut. "Because of internal problems" says the sign. Which made me laugh.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 14 December, 2010, 09:44:50 PM
The re-landscaping of the church garden across the road is now more or less finished.I have to say i was dreading the worst* from a design point of view as i was guessing it would not compliment the architecture of the church which is Regency in style and as its a formal building the garden needed to have some kind of formality about it.

Luckily it does look good and it is lit up at night with small spotlights that are all the way around the perimeter and 3 raised beds nearest the church planted with small saplings.I like gardens lit up at night.

Its a rectangular lawn with a herringbone brick path with wooden benches all the way round.The only downswide is the benches are like a plank of wood with nothing to lean back on.I dont have a garden so this is my garden in effect that i use and its like i have had my garden relandscaped for nothing.Thats what it feels like.

Definately a vast improvement.

*I wish i was proved wrong more often.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 15 December, 2010, 12:53:18 AM
Stage 3 of our bathroom transformation project is complete and it looks fantastic.

Gone is old bath and tired small white tiles and in place is a nice big shower, some great big warm tiles and a loo and handbasin built into a unit.

Looks grand it does. I'm having a crap in it just now.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SquashedFly 15 December, 2010, 01:17:17 AM
Well that's one way to celebrate  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 15 December, 2010, 01:26:28 AM
Thanks to the miracle of the wayback machine, my all time favourite website ever in history is preserved (although not quite right) for future generations!

http://web.archive.org/web/20080518081908/http://getyourasstomars.com/

Tips, one day.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 15 December, 2010, 08:27:37 AM
...sometimes you stumble across something that makes you guffaw.

It is great, even if a brilliant fake.  The guy has a whole series of them out there.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 15 December, 2010, 09:09:56 AM
Looks grand it does. I'm having a crap in it just now.

That's a true Christmas story. I'm welling up. *Sniff*
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 15 December, 2010, 04:03:02 PM
I discovered a fantastic takeaway burger joint close to where i am working this afternoon quite by accident as i was posting a card two doors up on behalf of someone else.Its been there about 3 years and i didnt even know about it as its tucked away down a small side street.From the outside its easy to miss it or think that its not very good as it doesnt look much but i tried one this afternoon and its the best takeaway burger i have ever had.It was real meat that was unfrozen instead of that tasteless frozen pap that you usually get in takeaways and real blue cheese instead of that fake blue cheese sauce that you always get plus it was very reasonable and the guy working in their was chatty and friendly.I am picky about what i eat especially meat so its good to eat a takeaway and feel that i am eating something wholesome and healthy instead of feeling like i shouldnt be eating it or disliking it.


Apparently they do the worlds hottest chilliburger or the chilli sauce which is so hot that if you order one you have to sign a disclaimer.

I will be back for more soon..............

Its called Burger Off if you are ever in Hove.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 15 December, 2010, 05:08:42 PM
CF - You should start a thread and post up one of the laws from the book each day.

I shall try to remember to do this  :D
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: mogzilla 15 December, 2010, 06:13:10 PM
tomorrow is the last day when the special needs nursing team is together before the end of term so we will be doing our secret santa and munching on several large domino pizzas (blood may be spilt over the pepperoni) the only down side is i got our new boss so no comedy (rude) pressies this year!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 15 December, 2010, 07:47:55 PM
CF - You should start a thread and post up one of the laws from the book each day.

I shall try to remember to do this  :D

Jot down a reminder in your notebook.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 15 December, 2010, 07:52:06 PM
CF - You should start a thread and post up one of the laws from the book each day.

I shall try to remember to do this  :D

Jot down a reminder in your notebook.

WHAT! actually use one, I'm not sure about that  :-\
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 15 December, 2010, 08:06:15 PM
I have acquired my Prog 2011.  All that remains is for me to decide at what exact moment I will open it, and allow Christmas to begin!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 15 December, 2010, 08:12:43 PM
...there are nearly 10 people in the Yap Shop!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 22 December, 2010, 06:22:39 PM
...Pat Mills just wished me a merry xmas. Pat! Mills! I have baileys, i have two boys about to go to bed, i have the final two episodes of the walking dead to watch, i have all the presents wrapped, and PAT MILLS JUST WISHED ME MERRY XMAS!
SBfugginT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 22 December, 2010, 07:15:43 PM
I hand delivered all my models that need painting to a fellow forum member (captainskank) to be built and painted the other day. I'm sure you've seen some of his stuff on here every so often, well I saw it all in the flesh when I visited him and his treasure trove.
I had seen the busts of Joe and Blackblood before on here, but when I saw them I didn't realise that they were life size versions, they are fantastic!

I'm now looking forward to when he blogs about them as he builds them and when they are all done I shall pop along to bring them back home. The Death Garage kit is up first (Death when he's in the biker gear from the Batman crossover).
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 24 December, 2010, 04:11:46 PM
I got Xmas presents and a card from one of my clients i am working for at present which was unexpected.Its not totally surprising as i always build up a kind of friendship with anyone i do work for.

Still it was very thoughtful.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 25 December, 2010, 09:58:09 AM
because its christmas
because i have time to be hear
because i am enjoying a day with the friends and children in my life.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 03 January, 2011, 10:28:27 PM
...I finally watched all of Return of the Jedi with The Boy for the first time.  As the credits rolled he turned to me and said "that was really, really good."    And actually, it was.  The weakest of the OT is still a kickass film, largely undamaged by the numerous revisions (unlike ANH). 

Top marks to Lucas for the Shaw/Christiansen switch at the end (DVD SE version), which (while it's something I personally loathe) went over very well with The Boy, who is after all watching these films 'chronologically', and is primarily a Clone Wars cartoon fan.  His only gripe through the whole film was the Vader face-reveal, where he opined "that's not Anakin's head!", so he was very happy to see 'his' Anakin make an appearance. 

I note in passing that the Luke/Vader exchange on the Forest Moon has become more moving with the passage of years - Dave Prowse can do some powerful things with that mask.  Also, the Ewoks continue to impress - those are vicious man-eating stone age bastards, judge them to be cute marketing tools and you too make Palpatine's fatal mistake.   Watching this with my kid, I was very conscious of the (retconned) light it casts on the PT and its spin-offs.  Luke is a fabulous character, and it's very obvious that even in death Yoda and Obi-Wan are still painfully, horribly wrongheaded, just as Palpatine is.  Luke is very much Qui-Gon's heir, striking out on his own and refusing to be the last weapon of the Jedi Council, taking the course that nobody expects.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 04 January, 2011, 04:23:06 PM
... I've finally found some enthusiasm for producing comics again, after about two months of sheer apathy. I've also had some rather nice promo art from one of Tharg's finest...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 04 January, 2011, 04:45:28 PM
I have solved my paint problem as it looks like the manufacturer [Sandtex/Crown] has included the color i need into their color range as there are two colors in their range that are an exact match and i can buy them in an exterior gloss so i end up with an identical product.

I going to chat to the historian guy at the museum about this later as he will be interested and so that the solution can be forwarded to the residents association in case anyone else is having the same problem and whatever else is relevant.
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: vzzbux 05 January, 2011, 08:32:19 PM
I have solved my paint problem as it looks like the manufacturer [Sandtex/Crown] has included the color i need into their color range as there are two colors in their range that are an exact match and i can buy them in an exterior gloss so i end up with an identical product.

I going to chat to the historian guy at the museum about this later as he will be interested and so that the solution can be forwarded to the residents association in case anyone else is having the same problem and whatever else is relevant.

Pete are you going all American on us? Color, indeed.




V
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: maryanddavid 06 January, 2011, 06:08:02 PM
Our baby arrived at last, James Dathi McDonald was born at 8.40 yesterday evening. All are well, Mary was brilliant and did it all without any painkillers. The other kids are delighted especially Brendan, he has his brother at last. The girls ar happy too, they wont have to share their room with another girl(their thinking!).

Great day.

David
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: Richmond Clements 06 January, 2011, 06:09:19 PM
Brilliant news! Congratulations to you both!
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: Kerrin 06 January, 2011, 06:12:59 PM
Congratulations Mary and David! Good work team.
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: SmallBlueThing 06 January, 2011, 06:16:02 PM
Congratulations to all of you! Great news. A distressing lack of progish names in that lot though... Make sure the next one is baby Tharg!
SBT
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: Emp 06 January, 2011, 06:16:45 PM
Congratulations!
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: Dandontdare 06 January, 2011, 06:28:47 PM
Yay! Conragtulations to all the family.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 06 January, 2011, 06:29:06 PM
Congratulations!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: flip-r mk2 06 January, 2011, 09:47:08 PM
Congratulations to you both.



filip
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 06 January, 2011, 09:51:46 PM
Congratulations Mary and David.
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: vzzbux 06 January, 2011, 11:50:45 PM
(http://www.divaglitter.com/graphic//cat/congrats-comments/its_a_boy.gif)





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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 07 January, 2011, 12:00:26 AM
Hearty congratulations to Mary and David and family!
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: maryanddavid 08 January, 2011, 12:10:46 AM
Thanks everyone, they will hopefully be home tomorrow, have to go now and clean the house and the kids in the morn!!!

David
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: Jared Katooie 08 January, 2011, 01:05:49 AM
Congratulations!
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: Noisybast 08 January, 2011, 02:53:38 PM
Happy New Human! :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 08 January, 2011, 03:28:38 PM
Sniff! A lovely little boy! Huge congrats!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: chilipenguin 08 January, 2011, 06:22:00 PM
Our very own Greg M. has demonstrated simple human kindness by going out of his way to pick up a copy of Agency Files 01 and mailing it to me. What a legend!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 10 January, 2011, 03:14:45 PM
Because I am flying my parents and sister out to Singapore in an effort to get them  away from the cold of the uks toughest winter. Quite looking foreword to it.
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: davethomson 10 January, 2011, 03:25:55 PM
Last night I smoked the most exsquisite Cuban cigar I have ever come across in my life. My whole flat still reeks of its majesty and long may it last!
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: COMMANDO FORCES 10 January, 2011, 03:31:16 PM
Last night I smoked the most exsquisite Cuban cigar I have ever come across in my life.

Bloody pervert  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: davethomson 10 January, 2011, 03:39:28 PM
Last night I smoked the most exsquisite Cuban cigar I have ever come across in my life.

Bloody pervert  ;)

Haha! Too true! I'm saving a particularly expensive cigar for when the opportunity to "Bill Clinton" arises. ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 10 January, 2011, 11:20:34 PM
I have a full, unopened bottle of Co-op coke next to me and I am going to be drumming up a storm on it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 12 January, 2011, 08:08:23 PM
Just read in SFX: Sylvester McCoy as Radagast the Brown.

Works for me.

Ron Perlman as Beorn would have been great, but you can't have everything.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 13 January, 2011, 01:19:14 PM
Tesco's sales fell over xmas. Ha.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 14 January, 2011, 03:45:54 AM
I think this just about qualifies as fantastic.

About 3 yrs ago i accidentally met up with a girl i used to know in the Old Town in Hastings so we chatted and exchanged contact details and then it was left like that as we havent been in contact with each oter since then until today when i got an unexpected email that ended in saying it would be good to meet up.

The last thing i knew was she had got married shortly before our meeting and when we met her husband was there as well so i had to exercise a certain amount of disgression as there was an attraction there on her part and mine which i thought seemed a bit obvious in my mind.This was mostly why i didnt get in contact again because i didnt want to be in a position where i would be inbetween a married couple as thats something i would not want to be involved in.

I am happy about getting the email but at the same time i cant help thinking what may have prompted it but anyway theres only one way to find out.
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: locustsofdeath! 14 January, 2011, 09:22:33 AM
My daughter and I have just had a arsom night of playing Heroquest! So much so that I bought a copy of Advanced Heroquest on ebay to replace the one I have, which is in tatters so we can expand our adventures. To my sheer enjoyment she played the Barbarian character.

Also, little more than 2 months until my wife comes home from Afghanistan. She's due to leave that shithole on March 6th!!!
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: Van Dom 14 January, 2011, 12:19:23 PM
Thats great news Locusts, thank heavens for that!
Heroquest thing sounds interesting. My daughter has had me playing Club Penguin with her on the net all day (its kinda fun mind) but somehow Heroquest sounds more my cup of tea. Must do an ebay search myself!

Peter- yep, only one way to find out is right! Can understand you being suspicious/curious about the reason for the contact alright...maybe her circumstances have changed? Anyway, hope its good news for you.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: locustsofdeath! 14 January, 2011, 12:25:14 PM
Oh yeah, Von Doom, definitely grab Heroquest if you can. They're always, always floating around ebay.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 14 January, 2011, 12:34:51 PM
Oh yeah, Von Doom,

Heh!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cthulouis 14 January, 2011, 01:48:47 PM
I'll never hear the end of that one will I  ::)

On the plus side, life's so drokking fantastic because this morning I managed to buy a perfect condition Warhammer GN for the bargain price of 50p!

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 14 January, 2011, 01:50:12 PM
I'll never hear the end of that one will I  ::)

On the plus side, life's so drokking fantastic because this morning I managed to buy a perfect condition Warhammer GN for the bargain price of 50p!



Nice score there Cthulouis! Bet you didnt hesitate to snap that up...!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cthulouis 14 January, 2011, 01:51:01 PM
Who could possibly hesitate with prices like that?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 14 January, 2011, 01:55:48 PM
It'd be a foolish fellow indeed who'd let a bargain like that slip by.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 14 January, 2011, 01:59:48 PM
..I used to be a Virgo, which kinda sucked, but now I'm a Leo so...yay! That's much cooler! ROOOARRRRR!!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41047777
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: Peter Wolf 14 January, 2011, 02:51:11 PM
..I used to be a Virgo, which kinda sucked, but now I'm a Leo so...yay! That's much cooler! ROOOARRRRR!!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41047777

That was interesting because it includes the 13th sign Ophiuchus the Snake [wisdom] or Snake bearer which in Greek myths is Aesclepius which is the saint or god of physicians.In Christianity this is represented by the snake who tempts them to eat an apple from the tree of life.Its interesting that this snake archetype is featured in Meltdown Man in the form of King Seth.

WHO logo.

(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5193/images1md.jpg) (http://img809.imageshack.us/i/images1md.jpg/)

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Knowledge applied with wisdom.

The US dollar sign represents the same thing although its in reverse.
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: davethomson 14 January, 2011, 03:16:46 PM
..I used to be a Virgo, which kinda sucked, but now I'm a Leo so...yay! That's much cooler! ROOOARRRRR!!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41047777

Aw bollocks! I was a Sagittarius (which was cool and all, what with the horse body and the bow and arrow) but now I am an Ophiuchus (which sounds like a bodily fluid).

Damn you, astrologers! Damn you!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 14 January, 2011, 07:26:53 PM
Life is drokking Fantastic because I may finally be getting out of my job rut my old collage teacher contacted me a fue days back telling me about this aparintership placement so I looked them up and they said I could come to one of their open days on the 19th best bit is its to do with IT which I really love and they have a very hi rate of people getting jobs after they have completed there aparintership corses.


My daughter and I have just had a arsom night of playing Heroquest!

I have 2 things to say about this 1 its arsom that people are still using arsom as a word and 2 what’s Heroquest?


..I used to be a Virgo, which kinda sucked, but now I'm a Leo so...yay! That's much cooler! ROOOARRRRR!!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41047777

Dam it I was a Taurus now im a Aries this changes everthing I know to be true everthing is a lie now how will I cope with this change in my horoscopes Nooooooooooooooooooooooo  (in cases any one dosent get this its my atemps at scarscasum  :lol: but realy who gives a dam I just read my horoscopes for fun I don’t take it seriously)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 21 January, 2011, 03:41:10 PM
Qui-Gon Jinn is coming to The Clone Wars!  Voiced by Liam Neeson!  My favourite character* in the prequels!  You can't see me (a mercy), but I'm currently doing the happy-dance of a 7-year old who's just been told they're making a sequel to Star Wars.




*Cue 'my favourite type of cancer' quip from teh hatorz.  
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SquashedFly 21 January, 2011, 05:14:32 PM
Because I got the Prog, and it turns out my mum has been on a Predator related DVD buying spree, as she came home with Predator 2,Predators, and some sort of Arnie collection that has the original Predator, Commando and Terminator.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 21 January, 2011, 08:45:30 PM
I should get the original art for my first appearance in Prog 1716 tomorrow, from Ben Willsher  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 21 January, 2011, 08:50:25 PM
Because I got the Prog, and it turns out my mum has been on a Predator related DVD buying spree, as she came home with Predator 2,Predators, and some sort of Arnie collection that has the original Predator, Commando and Terminator.  :D

Your mum is freakin' awesome.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 21 January, 2011, 11:09:22 PM
Qui-Gon Jinn is coming to The Clone Wars!  Voiced by Liam Neeson!  My favourite character* in the prequels!  You can't see me (a mercy), but I'm currently doing the happy-dance of a 7-year old who's just been told they're making a sequel to Star Wars.




*Cue 'my favourite type of cancer' quip from teh hatorz.  

He's only doing it cos his wife died. Stop cashing in on his grief.


I don't have to listen to my sister and her bf making stupid baby noises as they come.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 21 January, 2011, 11:29:32 PM
Qui-Gon Jinn is coming to The Clone Wars!  Voiced by Liam Neeson!  My favourite character* in the prequels!  You can't see me (a mercy), but I'm currently doing the happy-dance of a 7-year old who's just been told they're making a sequel to Star Wars.


And Delta squad have a brief appearance.




V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 22 January, 2011, 09:12:57 AM
And Delta squad have a brief appearance.

3 minutes left on my download!
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: TordelBack 22 January, 2011, 09:34:10 AM
Ooh, cameotastic!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 23 January, 2011, 08:35:07 PM
Yesterday the original artwork for my appearance arrived from Ben Willsher, story by Mike Carroll from Prog 1716.

I've posted it next to the original page so you can compare it, just don't read the words if you don't have the prog yet!

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20artwork/P1230018-1.jpg)(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20artwork/P1230026-1.jpg)

Ben also threw in this sketch as well, I'm so happy  :D

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20artwork/P1230024-1.jpg)
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: Kerrin 23 January, 2011, 08:52:38 PM
NICE!

One thing that's been puzzling me though John, isn't Burdis the Judge on the left doing the talking? I know the right hand one looks like your good self but it's the one on the left on the radio.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 23 January, 2011, 09:22:29 PM
NICE!

One thing that's been puzzling me though John, isn't Burdis the Judge on the left doing the talking? I know the right hand one looks like your good self but it's the one on the left on the radio.
The one on the radio is Sam.




V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 23 January, 2011, 09:24:23 PM
It was Sophie's £rd Birthday today. Had a great weekend but I am now totally shattered.






V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 23 January, 2011, 09:28:27 PM
NICE!

One thing that's been puzzling me though John, isn't Burdis the Judge on the left doing the talking? I know the right hand one looks like your good self but it's the one on the left on the radio.
The one on the radio is Sam.

Ahhhh, I see. Awesome!

And happy birthday to the little one V.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 24 January, 2011, 08:06:34 PM
Kerrin I forgot to tell you, we are from the Burdis Clone Stock. Obviously I'm out with my younger clone version, I've had a rough time on the street  :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 24 January, 2011, 08:25:42 PM
Burdis Clone Stock.

Terrifying!  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 25 January, 2011, 12:42:17 AM
FLAVA FLAV HAS A FRIED CHICKEN RESTAURANT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: ming 25 January, 2011, 07:14:52 AM
WHAT TIME IS IT open ?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 25 January, 2011, 07:36:28 AM
FLAVA FLAV HAS A FRIED CHICKEN RESTAURANT

Is there a posion going on?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 25 January, 2011, 08:15:02 AM
It got a good review in Saturday's Guardian but I don't believe the hype.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 25 January, 2011, 09:06:46 AM
I'm planning a trip to the mid west, do they have branches there? If there was, I suppose it'd be shut by the time I get to Arizona.

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 25 January, 2011, 09:12:30 AM
I'm planning a trip to the mid west, do they have branches there? If there was, I suppose it'd be shut by the time I get to Arizona.
There were but the environmental health shut 'em down.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: ming 25 January, 2011, 11:17:06 AM
SHUT 'EM DOWN?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 26 January, 2011, 02:36:44 PM
LSDFB... I've just received the cover artwork for Zarjaz 11. Need to get home to really take a good look at it though.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 26 January, 2011, 03:57:35 PM
LSDFB... I've just received the cover artwork for Zarjaz 11. Need to get home to really take a good look at it though.

Ohhhhhhhhhh!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 27 January, 2011, 04:22:30 PM
Just put my order in for a fully painted commission today. Artist and subject will be revealed once the work is nearing completion and it's not me  :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 27 January, 2011, 04:33:37 PM
Painted- Simon Davis. Betcha.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 27 January, 2011, 05:33:31 PM
LSDFB... I've just received the cover artwork for Zarjaz 11. Need to get home to really take a good look at it though.

Ohhhhhhhhhh!!

Another winner there, progworthy.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 28 January, 2011, 12:59:28 AM
Archer season 2 starts tonight!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 28 January, 2011, 08:55:08 AM
And now the Blessed Virgin Shmi (Pernilla August) is in tonight's Clone Wars as well as Qui-Gon!  This is going to be something to see.  :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 31 January, 2011, 12:43:32 PM
Because in the handful of times that I've seen Mogwai, last night's gig was the most consistently thrilling set I've seen them do. Mostly new stuff from an album I've yet to hear too, which in the past with other bands hasn't been an approach that's worked for me. The new stuff was blinding though, and the selection of older songs were all bona fide Keef Monkey favourites. Awesome gig, and next up I've got Rob Zombie in a couple of weeks, been over a decade since I've seen him. My excitement is palpable :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 31 January, 2011, 12:59:15 PM
We got Arsenal at home in the next round of the FA Cup. A decent draw that the club will actually make some money out of.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 31 January, 2011, 01:02:03 PM
Aha. Orient fan, eh? I'm looking forward to this too. Come on you Gunners!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 02 February, 2011, 10:27:28 AM
An American Art Director just casually asked me during a review: Why do I always put such big feet on my characters?

When I answered it's just a throwback to some of my childhood influences he grinned and said "Ah, Judge Dredd"

The fact a guy like him knew what I was talking about made my day.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 02 February, 2011, 10:29:45 AM
An American Art Director just casually asked me during a review: Why do I always put such big feet on my characters?

When I answered it's just a throwback to some of my childhood influences he grinned and said "Ah, Judge Dredd"

The fact a guy like him knew what I was talking about made my day.

That is very cool.
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: Bolt-01 02 February, 2011, 10:34:50 AM
Very cool.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 02 February, 2011, 01:07:09 PM
Cool indeed.

isn't the Mick McMahon answer: "They aren't big feet. They are just big boots and shoes."
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 02 February, 2011, 02:13:20 PM
I told an Art Manager buddy, and fellow 2000ad fan, what had happened and how it had surprised me, and he just grinned stating "Why do you think they pay him the big bucks? He just KNOWS!"
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 02 February, 2011, 11:58:15 PM
Initial Kepler results suggest 68 candidates for rocky worlds out of 1,200 new possible planets in a study area covering just 0.25% of the sky, with at least 5 candidates in habitable zones being no more than twice the size of Earth.  It's hard to believe that I can remember the day the very first exoplanet was announced, now there's nearly 2000.  What a project!  What a result!

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/kepler_data_release.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/kepler_data_release.html)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 03 February, 2011, 07:34:22 AM
I just realised that I get paid for sitting on my arse and listening to the radio all night  :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 03 February, 2011, 10:06:44 AM
Just booked to go on this http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/02/spend-a-week-with-bryan-talbot-working-on-your-graphic-novel/ (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/02/spend-a-week-with-bryan-talbot-working-on-your-graphic-novel/) as a birthday present to myself for my 40th later in the year.

It will now be cancelled at the last moment.

Was going to get a commission, but never heard back from the creator involved - which with my track record is kinda ironic.  :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 03 February, 2011, 03:05:34 PM
Just found out that my band will be supporting Buddy Whittington in May! One for all you blues fans!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 03 February, 2011, 03:20:33 PM
: Dunk!
Just booked to go on this (http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/02/02/spend-a-week-with-bryan-talbot-working-on-your-graphic-novel/) as a birthday present to myself for my 40th later in the year.

I did an Arvon thing years ago - it was a great experience. You'll love it!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 03 February, 2011, 11:17:25 PM
Today I got things I liked in the post, I had a good enough day at work, my car runs better after its service, I bought 175ml bottles of wine after work and had one with bread and stilton when I got home. I bought six halogen spotlight bulbs for £4, the rabbits went into their hutch without having to be cornered and manhandled, and the sausage casserole that was for dinner was delicious.

This evening I went to an art gallery preview show and saw some installations that were really exciting, prior to going to see The King's Speech at the same venue. It was a superb film. That's what a good film should be, not all this pointless and repetitive running around shooting.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 03 February, 2011, 11:39:47 PM
My band is supporting Buddy Whittington.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mister Pops 04 February, 2011, 01:38:46 AM

This evening I went to an art gallery preview show 
Always good for free wine.


That's what a good film should be, not all this pointless and repetitive running around shooting.

C'mon now, sometimes the bad guys need to be shot, and they're not just going to stand there and wait to be shot, so ye have to run after them. Jumping around and shooting is just ridiculous though.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 04 February, 2011, 07:54:42 AM
That's what a good film should be,

A gross distortion of the facts?

Nah, I kid. People who go to the cinema to complain about the history are much the same as people who watch Star Trek to complain about the physics. If I ever get to the cinema or Ye Olde Video Shoppe again, I'd like to see this middle part of the Hanoverian Hagiography trilogy (in between Mrs. Brown and The Queen).

...and the sausage casserole that was for dinner was delicious...

 :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 04 February, 2011, 10:57:36 AM
Pfffft! Facts? It was a costume drama! You mean to say there really was a King George VI?

Incidentally, the film featured my least favourite on screen portrayal of Churchill ever. Helena Bonham Carter was terrific as always though, and obviously really enjoyed herself.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 04 February, 2011, 11:00:16 AM
It's overrated Oscar bait and The Social Network is a far better fake-history film.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 04 February, 2011, 10:48:22 PM
I thought I'd posted this already - must have disappearred...


I liked THE KINGS SPEECH as well.



Anyway, just booked this years family holiday. After Orkney, Arran and Orkney for the last three years, I thought we needed some sun and sexiness. So California, brace yourself for the arrival of the Tips Clan.

Woo, and indeed, hoo.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 04 February, 2011, 10:58:32 PM
Are you travelling all over or staying in one place?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 05 February, 2011, 11:33:32 AM
Probably a week in San Francisco (we have mates there) and a week in LA with some travelling via Yosemite. Probably.

Annoyingly I'm turning up just alittle too late for the San Diego Comic Con otherwise I'd have taken some Futurequakes, Zarjaz and Dogbreaths with me.  Another year perhaps.
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: mogzilla 05 February, 2011, 04:02:41 PM
we found mini mogz dvd! all the footage of her from baby to toddler was on it and we thought it was lost bit scratched and only works on her portable dvd player but sweet memories. :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 05 February, 2011, 04:15:02 PM
A parcel arrived from the ever so lovely W.R. Logan this morning, which made me ever so happy  :D

Thanks Judge Logan, I shall stop hinting for your demise in the strip now  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 05 February, 2011, 04:26:06 PM
Not more Dredd pants surely.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 05 February, 2011, 04:30:46 PM
No, I bought all of them (I even shipped a pair (unworn) out to a collector friend in Spain).
This is the printers proof copies of the 2000AD diary  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 05 February, 2011, 04:51:25 PM
Oooh, cool. Nice addition for the cellar.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mister Pops 06 February, 2011, 06:17:40 PM
This is happening:

http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/02/william_shatner_is_recording_s.php (http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2011/02/william_shatner_is_recording_s.php)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 07 February, 2011, 06:20:59 PM
Our second album is all done, artwork is finished, new video is shot (but still needs edited) and the album launch party/gig/clubnight is all booked up in the venue we wanted on the date we wanted! Very exciting that it's all coming together now, it's not out until April so it's pretty sweet having everything in place already and going so smoothly.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 10 February, 2011, 04:50:13 PM
Because I love Mass Effect, and I love Clint Mansell and together that makes for a lot of love in the room.

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/10/black-swan-composer-clint-mansell-working-on-mass-effect-3-sou/ (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/10/black-swan-composer-clint-mansell-working-on-mass-effect-3-sou/)

Edit: Posted this in Games as well because that's really where it belongs, but as it's made my day I think it deserves a mention here too :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 11 February, 2011, 05:46:25 PM
Cuz it's Friday - Hot bath, cold beer, fat joint & a good book. I may be some time.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 11 February, 2011, 05:50:04 PM
Mubarak finally taking the hint and fucking off? That's got to be worth a mention here, surely?

Cheers

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 11 February, 2011, 05:59:09 PM
he's handed power to the military, so may be too soon to celebrate.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 11 February, 2011, 06:01:41 PM
he's handed power to the military, so may be too soon to celebrate.

On the contrary, I think it's exactly the time to celebrate.

Tomorrow is the time to worry about what to do next.


Cheers!

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 12 February, 2011, 03:19:12 PM
True Grit lived up to all my expectations. Thoughly enjoyed myself.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 12 February, 2011, 08:36:34 PM
Because i am at The House Of Sin, surrounded by exquisite women in masks and little clothing. That is all.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jared Katooie 13 February, 2011, 01:04:57 AM
Bavaria Crown only 1 Euro per bottle!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 14 February, 2011, 05:34:26 PM
Imelda May gig last night was wonderful, I'm convinced she sang 'Just for you' er, just for me  :-[
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 14 February, 2011, 05:38:33 PM
How weird, I shall be listening to her new album later while I push puny motorists out of my way!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 14 February, 2011, 05:55:02 PM
Imelda May gig last night was wonderful, I'm convinced she sang 'Just for you' er, just for me  :-[

Caught her on the tellybox a couple of times, she's feisty.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 14 February, 2011, 08:37:09 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because I got to hide out at home for most of the day and avoied this evile corept holiday that makes single people like me feal deperesed.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 14 February, 2011, 08:41:51 PM
If you had given that lass a card today with some chocolates and a single red rose you could be having a great night tonight C2000  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 15 February, 2011, 05:10:23 PM
Imelda May gig last night was wonderful, I'm convinced she sang 'Just for you' er, just for me  :-[

If you ignore the slighty sniffy start to this review it gives a good idea of how the gig went:

http://www.theartsdesk.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3079:imelda-may-liquid-room-edinburgh&Itemid=27 (http://www.theartsdesk.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3079:imelda-may-liquid-room-edinburgh&Itemid=27)

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 15 February, 2011, 08:36:11 PM
After a busy morning scrubbing and cleaning the house, a great day out (movie excepted) with Tiny Tips and now I'm at Edinburgh airport to pick up Mrs Tips.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 15 February, 2011, 08:43:44 PM
Imelda May gig last night was wonderful, I'm convinced she sang 'Just for you' er, just for me  :-[

If you ignore the slighty sniffy start to this review it gives a good idea of how the gig went:

http://www.theartsdesk.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3079:imelda-may-liquid-room-edinburgh&Itemid=27 (http://www.theartsdesk.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=3079:imelda-may-liquid-room-edinburgh&Itemid=27)


Sounds like a great gig-- I hate this idea(as in the sniffy 1st paragraph) that she and the band are doing 'retro' because it's trendy...they've been doing it for years,  and are only being noticed by the mainstream because it's now trendy

and the girls' hairdo isn't called a 'beehive' either


meeow

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 15 February, 2011, 09:59:54 PM
Billy Ray Cyrus has had his life ruined by David Lynch.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 16 February, 2011, 08:22:28 AM
Billy Ray Cyrus has had his life ruined by David Lynch.

Oh, how he wishes his daughter had never entered the media world of gossip and publicity... he confessed to GQ.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 18 February, 2011, 11:04:21 AM
After waiting 12 years to see Rob Zombie again it's finally happening on Sunday, and he's already announced an Edinburgh gig in June which I've panic-bought tickets for. You wait 12 years for A Rob Zombie sighting and then two come along. Sweet.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 18 February, 2011, 10:40:52 PM
Meanwhile, in good music news, the new Radiohead album is OUT NOW.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 18 February, 2011, 10:46:47 PM
Is it free again this time?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 18 February, 2011, 10:52:25 PM
£6.00
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 18 February, 2011, 10:52:50 PM
'Free' would be too expensive.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 19 February, 2011, 11:04:04 AM
Meanwhile, in good music news, the new Radiohead album is OUT NOW.

Hey, I don't make digs at your musical taste! Partly because I love Radiohead and that's genuinely good news.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 19 February, 2011, 12:56:31 PM
The new album is great but why the hell can't they release it on CD right away instead of a month after the digital version?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 20 February, 2011, 04:22:06 PM
Because despite having an almost certainly broken foot, i managed to hobble back from work today and picked up Rogue Trooper for the ps2 on the way, for £3. The boys are playing it now, and it looks great!
SBT
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: Noisybast 20 February, 2011, 05:48:30 PM
Meanwhile, in good music news...

This from a man that regularly quotes Kanye West?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 21 February, 2011, 11:29:23 AM
I got a big new telly at the weekend! This one doesn't take up half the living room, doesn't need to be switched on ten minutes before the programme so that the picture distortion will settle down, and has a remote control that actually works! 21st century here I come!

And I'm counting down the dyas until my week off work.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 21 February, 2011, 11:38:04 AM
Because Rob Zombie was phenomenal last night. Flames aplenty, robots, martians, skeletons, beach balls, glitter cannons and Supercharger Heaven for the encore. Last time I saw him I was 15 and I found myself sweating it out down the front and screaming myself hoarse like I was a kid again. Arsom, can't wait for June, although there's no chance he's cramming all that madness onto the Corn Exchange stage.



: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 21 February, 2011, 04:13:07 PM
...because I've just pre-ordered the new Pokemon games for myself and the tiddlie-peeps! Got a decent discount and can look forward to completely losing all free time for a couple of months.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 25 February, 2011, 12:12:17 AM
Warner Brothers are remaking The Bodyguard.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mygrimmbrother 25 February, 2011, 02:35:51 AM
I am going to see mogwai on saturday night - first time Ive seen them in about 6 years.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 25 February, 2011, 07:29:02 AM
'Cos for all that it's Hobson's choice I get to vote this morning, and no-one is likely to send a brace of MiGs to stop me.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 25 February, 2011, 01:40:04 PM
Home made foccaccia dipped in home made pesto.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: EddieHitler 25 February, 2011, 01:44:54 PM
Warner Brothers are remaking The Bodyguard.

Please tell me this a good old fashioned example of British sarcasm? :-\
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 25 February, 2011, 03:58:17 PM
Because i saw someone today, who i havent seen in fifteen years. I greeted him, instinctively, by saying 'hello Tampax'. The reason im putting this on the board is to explain why: His nickname, since he was a kid, came about thus- michael blake/ blakey/ aieee! Blakey pentax/ Blakey tampax/ tampax.

Which just goes to show how widely read the prog was in our school back then!

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 25 February, 2011, 05:18:25 PM
Cheers SBT! I needed a decent giggle. I just love the way nick-names can take on a perverse yet logical life of their own.

My mate 'Pink Mindy' for example.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 26 February, 2011, 12:53:27 AM
Cheers SBT! I needed a decent giggle. I just love the way nick-names can take on a perverse yet logical life of their own.

My mate 'Pink Mindy' for example.

well now we need the story...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 26 February, 2011, 07:48:52 AM

My mate 'Pink Mindy' for example.
well now we need the story...

I've already said too much...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 26 February, 2011, 04:27:14 PM
Because i picked up cf17 this morning, for 70 pence, using my points to pay for the other £19. 29 of it. And this afternoon my kids are at a party, meaning i can read it, after having done my wife-ordered chores, she having taken to her bed.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 26 February, 2011, 08:38:18 PM
because i saw yvette from "'allo 'allo" in her uniform in york yesterday...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 27 February, 2011, 01:56:21 PM
because i saw yvette from "'allo 'allo" in her uniform in york yesterday...

Does she wear it all the time now so that everyone recognises her as Yvette from 'allo 'allo?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 27 February, 2011, 02:25:54 PM
she was appearing at a market in york ,doing photies and as to wether she wears it all the time...we can hope! ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 28 February, 2011, 11:49:39 PM
Will Smith is going to play Job.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 01 March, 2011, 10:29:12 AM
The postman knocked loud enough to wake me, so I could sign for the commission from Cliff.
I have opened it and looked at it and all the extra pieces and am so excited.
Problem is, I need to get back to sleep now and so have to try and put it out of my mind!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 01 March, 2011, 10:50:51 AM
Oooh! Really looking forward to seeing the final version CF!

My tentative fantasticness, is that I might, might have proved something wrong. Probably not the way these things go, but I can dream for a while...

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 01 March, 2011, 09:04:46 PM
I got my car back form the garage

pathetically happy about this
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 02 March, 2011, 12:24:51 AM
PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON DOES PYNCHON BITCHES.


It's only Inherent Vice though.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 02 March, 2011, 02:23:04 PM
Got a phonecall this morning at work from the receptionist at my Doctor's surgery saying my latest blood results had come in and could I book an appointment to see someone about them, no rush.

I then got a call moments later from a junior Doctor telling me about abnormalities in my sample and could I make an appointment with my specialist ASAP.

So after 2 hours of frantically trying to contact my specialist and then the surgery to see if they could get through to him, my specialist (who I've been seeing for the last 10 years and is a Sir) calls me.

"Don't worry about the results" he says "You're blood is always abnormal. Just a junior Doctor over-reacting. See you next year for your annual check up"

Phew.

The wave of relief that went through me was palpable to my office.

I'd rather have cautious over-reacting Docs then blaise ones, but FUCKNAR! for giving me the scariest morning of 2011.

Looks like I'm still on for the Southern Contingent get together on Sat
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: EddieHitler 02 March, 2011, 02:52:02 PM
Though I don't know you Mr Dunk I'm sure Mother Dunk and the rest of the Dunk family will all be much relieved. :)

Have a nice day ya hear! :D

 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: chilipenguin 02 March, 2011, 06:13:45 PM
Received Complete Case Files Vol 7 & 8 today. Well chuffed.

Oh, and nipped into the hospital briefly for a scan:

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/chilipenguin/12weekscan.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 02 March, 2011, 07:54:50 PM
Arsom!  Cute little bean.  Scans are the business.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 03 March, 2011, 11:01:48 PM
There is going to be a Tim & Eric movie. Dunno if 90 plus minutes of them will be bearable, but it'll be a conversation piece at least. It's got RObert Loggia in it.

Also that stupid beard guy from New Mexico who writes those faggy dragon books some of you seem to like but who takes years to write them says he's almost finished writning the new one or whatever.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Radbacker 04 March, 2011, 07:18:25 AM
not only is it nearly finished its got a release day oh joy oh joy.  July 12th  will be the day apparently.
Oh and the TV series premiers on HBO April 17th oh happy happy joy joy.

CU Radbacker
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 04 March, 2011, 07:42:44 AM
You mean me and my old mate George..?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qqgGUXFc9TM/TL8-JpEC9YI/AAAAAAAABn0/uOx7xSH5cEA/s320/17102010196.JPG)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 04 March, 2011, 11:11:52 AM
Nice scan up there.  Congrats.

Funnily enough we were just looking at the scans from our son last night, as we were going through some old paperwork. That was 13 years ago for us and it's flown by.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 04 March, 2011, 04:59:43 PM
because...

...this weekend is Nano-Bolts 10th birthday (She's having a keyboard (plus stand and headphones), Just Dance 2 (which if you know my girl this is a hell of a step), Pokemon White (I'm getting Black) and a trip to Twycross Zoo on Sunday.

...I've just had an email from a droid who I'll not name who is not only providing me with an image of utter Zarjaz-ness, he is going to write a story for us too.

...because I've had confirmation that the last two pages of FQ17 are going to be with me after the weekend.

...because a member of this very board has gotten back in touch with me to tell me all is well and the pages I'm waiting for are underway.

...And typing all that has made me realise just how FUNTING good today is, despite all the STOMM I'm dealing with at work and with my ongoing dental nightmare.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 05 March, 2011, 10:15:35 PM
I'm off work for the next seven days!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 07 March, 2011, 04:02:18 PM
My band's music video has hit a thousand views on youtube! I don't even know if that's a lot in the grand scheme of youtube videos but it certainly seems an awful lot to me, and given she's ashamed just by the name of the song it's safe to say in this instance those views weren't by my mum.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Judge Palmer 07 March, 2011, 05:20:55 PM
because....

I've been offered a job with a minimum of 33 hours per week with work shifts that fit in around my prop making, the extra money will come in very handy!

My work crafting my Hero Helmet from 1995 Dredd movie is almost at an end, can't wait till it's finished!

I found my Dredd/Batman graphic novel that I thought was lost and thourghly enjoyed reading again!

And I received an email from a radio show host in Florida who wants to invite me as a guest for their show to talk about the props I build etc...  :)

I'm well chuffed me  :) :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 08 March, 2011, 07:22:01 PM
David Cronenbergers new movie is about Jung and Freud knife-fighting for 2 hours.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 08 March, 2011, 07:33:09 PM
...this weekend is Nano-Bolts 10th birthday (She's having a keyboard (plus stand and headphones), Just Dance 2 (which if you know my girl this is a hell of a step), Pokemon White (I'm getting Black) and a trip to Twycross Zoo on Sunday.

Just read this- wonderful.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Radbacker 09 March, 2011, 08:46:26 AM
saw the MIGHTY IRON MAIDEN live on Monday which is something I've always wanted to do since i was 8 and first got addicted to them, also saw Dimu Brogir which was a spectacular wall of noise that seemed to blow the mic out on my Iphone when i recorded it.  Both highlights of a very quality festival.
Then yesterday i picked up a bunch of GN's (including Black Dossier & 1910 which I've been hanging out for, also got the last Deus Ex too) which should keep me ocupied for the next couple of weeks.
Unfortunatly i also got 2nd degree sunburn and am very sore (some of us aussies are pale pasty f$%kers too you know).

CU Radbacker
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 09 March, 2011, 09:40:11 AM
We've got tickets to see Queens of the Stone Age, and I've got another nice writing gig.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 09 March, 2011, 10:23:37 AM
Because, thanks to The Cosh, I got to read each and every issue of Peter Milligan's 'Greek Street' last night; a series I'd only begun when I borrowed volume one from the library, and failed to ever see any more. Enjoyed each one- a pleasing mix of ancient myth, wagging English teacher fingers crying "it's all still relevent, you know!", extreme London gangland violence, upper crust depravity, incest, murder, boobies, serial killing and pan-dimensional beings. Reccommended.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 09 March, 2011, 10:55:33 AM
We've got tickets to see Queens of the Stone Age, and I've got another nice writing gig.

Ace! If rumours are to be believed it might be the last tour they do so that'll be a good show to see.

I'm happy today because I finally picked up new pickups for my primary axe. To pick them I used the incredibly technical method of putting 'What pickups does Adam Jones use' and just bought them. If they're good enough for him. The old ones are actually held in place with gaffa tape and covered in rust so I'm well looking forward to a tonal improvement.
: Re: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 09 March, 2011, 01:36:28 PM
Balls. Manchester sold out in mere nanoseconds and I'm buggered if I'm paying over the odds for a scalped ticket.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Judge Palmer 09 March, 2011, 04:09:08 PM
saw the MIGHTY IRON MAIDEN live on Monday which is something I've always wanted to do since i was 8 and first got addicted to them,
CU Radbacker

Oh yes, UP THE IRONS! I saw Maiden at Earls Court in December 2006 during their 'A Matter of Life and Death' tour and it rocked. 1 row back from the front and middle left, seeing Eddie popping up in the Tank onstage was superb. Like you i've been a maiden fan since I was 12 but had never got round to seeing them until then.

If you haven't heard/bought their latest album 'The Final Frontier' I recommend you do, it is the nuts. The album has tracks that sound similar to their early albums, great stuff, here's to the next tour! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 09 March, 2011, 08:58:13 PM
Had a new boiler fitted nearly two years ago and the quarterly winter bill for last year compared to the year before is cheaper by nearly £200. What with the price hikes as well that is pretty substantial.




V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: klute 10 March, 2011, 05:24:47 PM
I bought the first kick ass graphic novel from the works for 3.99 far cheaper than the 5 quid from play.com
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: EddieHitler 10 March, 2011, 05:47:18 PM
I don't pretend to be the most balanced individual in the world but.......

When I'm taking a walk down my very busy High Street I love watching the Traffic Wardens dishing out their parking tickets to those who should of 'Paid and Displayed'.
And then I wait for the driver to eventually return (somedays I have a lot of time on my hands!)and fume it's even better when the warden is still there and watch the poor wretches plead.....the poor fools it's no good.

Doe this make me evil?

Other than that I'm a fairly well rounded individual :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 10 March, 2011, 05:49:58 PM
..nah never mind
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 10 March, 2011, 06:13:09 PM
Tordelback has graduated to Call-Me-Kenneth! Congratulations on distributing such a vast catalogue of wisdom Oh Tordelled One. May it long continue!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Buddy 10 March, 2011, 07:59:43 PM
The magnificent Mick McMahon has just been added as a guest to the 2D comic festival in Derry this year....

I always seemed to miss out on hs con appearances for one reason or another... but no way I'm missing this!!!

And as an added bonus.. Shaky Kane will be there too.... ohhh I feel a few sketches coming on...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 10 March, 2011, 08:02:58 PM
The magnificent Mick McMahon has just been added as a guest to the 2D comic festival in Derry this year....

Feck me!  McMahon!  I've always wanted to go to 2D - looks like this is the year.

EDIT:  Except I've a sailing competition on that weekend.  Bollocky bollocks.

EDITED EDIT:  Except that's the 2010 programme I've just looked at.  So there's hope.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 10 March, 2011, 10:47:48 PM
Cool, Id love to go, bit far off to commit yet though.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 10 March, 2011, 10:53:58 PM
because despite being two weeks late I've just burned the files for FQ17 to disk for the printer. Hopefully the comic will be live to purchase this time next week! Zarjaz 11 is also not far behind...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 10 March, 2011, 10:59:28 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because I'm geting free sat installed in my room next friday for only £16 it shoud be £56 but because I'm on benfinits and im disabled I get it for less sometimes being a brain damaged jobless layabout has its advanatages.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 11 March, 2011, 05:37:46 PM
…Because I just scored a nearly-new 21" Cintiq off eBay for ~£500 off list price for new. Bear in mind that supply of these buggers is SO constrained that people who actually have stock are charging up to £500 over list.

Cheers

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 11 March, 2011, 10:17:17 PM
QUENTIN TARANTINO AND ALAN BALL FIGHT TO THE DEATH OVER MACAWS.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Jim_Campbell 12 March, 2011, 04:39:08 PM
…Because I just scored a nearly-new 21" Cintiq off eBay for ~£500 off list price for new.

And, to go with that bad boy, I just snagged a 15" MacBook Pro from the Apple refurb store for £480 off list price. Unfortunately, the money I've had to spend to do it has cleaned out my current account and done nearly the same for my credit card, but, still… new toys!

Cheers

Jim
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 12 March, 2011, 08:19:27 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because I'm geting free sat installed in my room next friday for only £16 it shoud be £56 but because I'm on benfinits and im disabled I get it for less sometimes being a brain damaged jobless layabout has its advanatages.

is this the same brain damaged jobless layabout that works in a charity shop and spends £60 a time on japanese plastic tat ?
   nice to know my tax is paying for your social life.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 12 March, 2011, 08:24:20 PM
I don't know why I bother going to work sometimes when I read the above ::)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 12 March, 2011, 08:26:28 PM
is this the same brain damaged jobless layabout that works in a charity shop and spends £60 a time on japanese plastic tat ?
nice to know my tax is paying for your social life.


You say this after all the joy he's brought to this forum.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 12 March, 2011, 08:33:40 PM
yes.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 12 March, 2011, 10:18:46 PM
saw the MIGHTY IRON MAIDEN live on Monday which is something I've always wanted to do since i was 8 and first got addicted to them,
CU Radbacker

Oh yes, UP THE IRONS! I saw Maiden at Earls Court in December 2006 during their 'A Matter of Life and Death' tour and it rocked. 1 row back from the front and middle left, seeing Eddie popping up in the Tank onstage was superb. Like you i've been a maiden fan since I was 12 but had never got round to seeing them until then.

If you haven't heard/bought their latest album 'The Final Frontier' I recommend you do, it is the nuts. The album has tracks that sound similar to their early albums, great stuff, here's to the next tour! :D

Did you see Paul Di'Anno has just been sent down for £45,000 benefit fraud? I don't know how his genius scheme could possibly fail - He said that he was unable to work after injuring himself falling off a stage, and claimed income support, housing benefit and council tax. He then spent the next few years playing hundreds of live shows all over the world until someone from the DSS saw one of his 50 videos on YouTube.

The prosecutor said: "He admitted in an interview in 2005 that he was living in Brazil and playing to crowds of 10,000 people."
The defence said: "He has fallen into a pit of mayhem."
The judge said: "nine months."
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 12 March, 2011, 10:21:01 PM
Still sang on the two best Maiden albums.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 12 March, 2011, 10:40:39 PM
Posted the up and coming conviction on the RIP's a few weeks ago.

Still sang on the two best Maiden albums.
Totally agree.




V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 13 March, 2011, 07:28:24 AM
I have a 22 year old daughter 8-)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 13 March, 2011, 09:34:01 AM
I have a 22 year old daughter 8-)

That eBay really is something.

(Also, congrats).
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 13 March, 2011, 11:49:51 AM
That eBay really is something.
(Also, congrats).

More like the wonders of Facebook 8-?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Judge Palmer 13 March, 2011, 01:01:50 PM
saw the MIGHTY IRON MAIDEN live on Monday which is something I've always wanted to do since i was 8 and first got addicted to them,
CU Radbacker

Oh yes, UP THE IRONS! I saw Maiden at Earls Court in December 2006 during their 'A Matter of Life and Death' tour and it rocked. 1 row back from the front and middle left, seeing Eddie popping up in the Tank onstage was superb. Like you i've been a maiden fan since I was 12 but had never got round to seeing them until then.

If you haven't heard/bought their latest album 'The Final Frontier' I recommend you do, it is the nuts. The album has tracks that sound similar to their early albums, great stuff, here's to the next tour! :D

Did you see Paul Di'Anno has just been sent down for £45,000 benefit fraud? I don't know how his genius scheme could possibly fail - He said that he was unable to work after injuring himself falling off a stage, and claimed income support, housing benefit and council tax. He then spent the next few years playing hundreds of live shows all over the world until someone from the DSS saw one of his 50 videos on YouTube.

The prosecutor said: "He admitted in an interview in 2005 that he was living in Brazil and playing to crowds of 10,000 people."
The defence said: "He has fallen into a pit of mayhem."
The judge said: "nine months."

Yes I read that in the paper yesterday, shame as he was a good singer back in the day and certainly was influential on Maiden's first 2 albums. Unfortunatly for him he let drink and drugs get in the way of performing so 'Arry' gave him the boot. Would have been interesting to see how Maiden's further albums would have turned out if Paul had remained in the band.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 13 March, 2011, 04:51:40 PM
I have a 22 year old daughter 8-)

you're smiling now,thats 22 years of birthday,christmas,easter pocket money and at least 16 of unpaid child support you've gotta fork out for  ;)

  but congrats any way!!! :D you missed the sleepless nights teething nappies 3am feeds
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 13 March, 2011, 05:01:07 PM
I have a 22 year old daughter 8-)

But are you a GRANDAD, that's what I want to know  :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Brigantian 13 March, 2011, 08:17:24 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because I'm geting free sat installed in my room next friday for only £16 it shoud be £56 but because I'm on benfinits and im disabled I get it for less sometimes being a brain damaged jobless layabout has its advanatages.
I'm outraged ! Apart from 'shoud, benfinits and advanatages' the fecker can spell. Oh,I get it. He's talking about tv and he's probably typing with both hands. Cyber, if it's Sky take a look around channels 914 and 950. I think you'll like what you find. Just remember that all calls are charged at a premium rate. So I've heard.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 13 March, 2011, 08:20:58 PM
They don't charge that much for calls. Some of those poor girls can't even afford clothes.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 13 March, 2011, 09:02:13 PM
Because I've just suffered a very long and arduous "bedtime" for my kids, that involved much telling off, shouting and tears. Supernanny would not be pleased. Why is this in the "fantastic thread" I hear you ask. Because I've just been back up to chat to my eldest before he goes to sleep, and we got talking about nightmares- he told me one of his, and I told him of mine last night- where me and his mum were being chased by a giant armoured ape who swung from building to building, desperately trying to capture my wife. At the end of this, he looked at me quite earnestly and asked,

"Daddy, was the monkey wearing a hat?"

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 13 March, 2011, 09:10:34 PM
We enrolled Robbie into a Judo class not long before Christmas. The wife took him to his first tournament today over in Telford. The little snekker only went and got a bronze.
Also I spent the day with Sophie setting up all my imperial Storm troopers and Clone troopers.
A good day all round.




V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 13 March, 2011, 11:46:57 PM
I have a 22 year old daughter 8-)

But are you a GRANDAD, that's what I want to know  :o

No!
Thank god 8-)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 14 March, 2011, 12:25:35 PM
"Daddy, was the monkey wearing a hat?"

*sniff!* That's...that's just...wonderful.

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cthulouis 14 March, 2011, 11:15:35 PM
Well? Was it???
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 15 March, 2011, 08:19:16 AM
Well? Was it???

No- well, yes. Well, battle armour.

I became convinced for a second that he'd been lurking here... until I remembered he's only seven and computer illiterate. He explained (once I'd stopped laughing) that there was a monkey in a hat and armour in his book of horror stories.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 15 March, 2011, 09:56:12 AM
I have a 22 year old daughter 8-)

But are you a GRANDAD, that's what I want to know  :o

(http://184.72.239.143/mu/5284f96b-37b6-41b6.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 15 March, 2011, 10:14:24 AM
Obviously all the Perkins genes are recessive.   ;)

Have you given much thought as to what her first Prog should be?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 15 March, 2011, 10:28:34 AM
This is really awesome news Logan!
: Re: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 15 March, 2011, 11:44:58 AM
Just don't let Cyberleader2000 and his newfound "abilities" anywhere near her.

Seriously though, good news, Old Man Logan!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Wils 15 March, 2011, 12:39:22 PM
6 months into my new job and I've been promoted to Design Manager. :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 15 March, 2011, 01:31:48 PM
Congrats Logan. Was that a complete surprise to you then?

Congrats Wils.  Good stuff.
: Re: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 15 March, 2011, 04:55:53 PM
Ah, some *good* job-related news for a change! Where are you working now, Wils?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 15 March, 2011, 09:38:34 PM
Obviously all the Perkins genes are recessive.   ;)

Have you given much thought as to what her first Prog should be?

Thank god she got her Mums looks but my brains.

Firs Prog Probably:

(http://www.2000ad.org/covers/2000ad/mediumres/584.jpg)
or
(http://www.2000ad.org/covers/2000ad/mediumres/585.jpg)

as she was born between these Progs and obviously every Judge Logan appearance.

: Re: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 15 March, 2011, 09:39:33 PM
Just don't let Cyberleader2000 and his newfound "abilities" anywhere near her.
Seriously though, good news, Old Man Logan!

Just remember I am a grumpy old fucker and can blind you with my thumbs 8-)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 15 March, 2011, 09:40:41 PM
Congrats Logan. Was that a complete surprise to you then?

Knew she was out there somewhere.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 16 March, 2011, 04:46:13 PM
Congrats, Logan.
Well done on the promoted, Wils.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: staticgirl 16 March, 2011, 05:35:36 PM
awww she's lovely, congrats Logan..

Nice one Wils..
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: locustsofdeath! 17 March, 2011, 02:18:11 PM
ADRENE HAS LEFT AFGHANISTAN!!!

Not sure quite yet what day she'll be home, but it'll be soon.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: uncle fester 17 March, 2011, 02:21:28 PM
Well hooray for Mrs Locusts coming home-ish, Logan being a new-ish dad and Wils for being promoted  :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 17 March, 2011, 02:27:32 PM
Great news, Locusts!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 17 March, 2011, 02:30:55 PM
Excellent news Locusts but remember, loose lips sink ships  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 17 March, 2011, 02:33:21 PM
That makes me happy!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 17 March, 2011, 03:38:47 PM
Yay, and thank grud for that!
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: locustsofdeath! 17 March, 2011, 04:01:42 PM
Thanks guys! At about 2330 I should have an idea of when she'll be home, though right now we think Monday!

The important thing is she's out of harm's way.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 17 March, 2011, 04:17:20 PM
Thanks guys! At about 2330 I should have an idea of when she'll be home, though right now we think Monday!

The important thing is she's out of harm's way.

Nice one Locust, I imagine your board input will drop shortly?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 17 March, 2011, 04:45:31 PM
Nice one Locust. And to think I came on here to clebrate England winning another thriller in the World Cup.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 17 March, 2011, 05:17:30 PM
ADRENE HAS LEFT AFGHANISTAN!!!

Heh hey, that's fantastic news!  Happy for you all!   :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 17 March, 2011, 07:10:01 PM
Great news LOD.
Do they still stop off in Cyprus?




V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cthulouis 17 March, 2011, 07:37:18 PM
Huzzar! Drokking fantastic indeed!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 17 March, 2011, 07:39:08 PM
Congrats Logan. Was that a complete surprise to you then?

Knew she was out there somewhere.



delighted you've finally found her mate  :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 17 March, 2011, 07:42:20 PM
Great news Locusts family.  Nice.
: Re: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 17 March, 2011, 08:38:16 PM
Excellent news :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 17 March, 2011, 08:47:10 PM
Brilliant news Locust!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 20 March, 2011, 10:41:26 AM
Got baby James christened yesterday, a great day, big family get together here in the house. I spent the day doling out wine, Guiness, and food.
 The house is absolutly wrecked, the kids(15 of them) had a ball, so far I have found a load of chips in a dolls house, and a Superman with a chicken nugget stuffed inside its outfit! Of course the allready buoyant mood was lifted by the rugby.
Great day.

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 21 March, 2011, 11:35:14 AM
Because we made my mum cry at the weekend.

no, I'm not being horrible, it was a surprise 80th birthday party with all the children and grandchildren in attendance (a logistical feat in itself). My mum's not very demonstrative emotionally  (I don't think I've ever seen her cry before!) and she did her best to hold it in, but there was definitely a moist eye and a quiver in the voice. She said it was the best birthday she'd ever had.

The only downside was that I was relegated to sleeping on the sofa at my brother's and had to wait until the last drunken stragglers had left at 3.30 before I could crash out.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 22 March, 2011, 08:25:02 PM
My girlfriend dressed as Halo Jones at an event at the weekend.

It was a terrible likeness but the sentiment was overwhelmingly sweet

before she left her Facebook status was

"Where am I going? Out."

:D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 22 March, 2011, 08:50:48 PM
Sounds like you've got a real winner there! I have trouble just convincing my girlfriend to dress up as someone who enjoys my company.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gavin_Leahy_Block 22 March, 2011, 09:20:49 PM
She sounds like a keeper.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 22 March, 2011, 10:02:59 PM
It was a terrible likeness ...

Maybe the costume needed new batteries?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 22 March, 2011, 10:44:13 PM
My girlfriend dressed as Halo Jones at an event at the weekend.

It was a terrible likeness but the sentiment was overwhelmingly sweet

before she left her Facebook status was

"Where am I going? Out."

:D


Question is, was it the Clara Pandy hostess costume, or the rather less exciting Hoop gear?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 23 March, 2011, 01:58:49 PM
Passed my SQL midterm exam! Probably not that big a deal, but I've found I really struggle with SQL for some reason, and I was consistently failing the revision quizzes. I hate it, so very glad I won't need to do a resit.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 23 March, 2011, 03:18:13 PM
After indulging in some minor flirting with a woman who gets the bus from the same stop as me I asked her out to lunch and she said yes. Cyberleader take note: strike while the iron is hot, don't come on here talking about it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SuperSurfer 23 March, 2011, 03:27:26 PM
After indulging in some minor flirting with a woman who gets the bus from the same stop as me I asked her out to lunch and she said yes. Cyberleader take note: strike while the iron is hot, don't come on here talking about it.

Good work. Lot of eyeballing shenanigans tend to go on, on public transport. Nice to see that someone is making something of it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 23 March, 2011, 03:42:15 PM
Nice one, Colin. Have fun.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 23 March, 2011, 03:46:45 PM
I am £165 in credit on the gas & electricity bill after Winter. Obviously the old meter was well dodgy and we were in credit with that one as well!
Sod the environment, I like to save money (for the cellar) and if the wife feels cold that's her fault for being Southern  :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 23 March, 2011, 03:48:13 PM
Clearly a new thread is called for, where we can offer Colin the benefit of our collective advice on the conduct and development of lunch-based relationships, and berate him for any perceived inadequacies in achieving sexual intimacy by the time the coffee arrives.  
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 23 March, 2011, 03:58:38 PM
Well I am already considering what I should order and we're not meeting until Friday. I'll have to choose something nice like an omelette rather than a meal that makes me look like a gready pig.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 23 March, 2011, 04:00:47 PM
Friday, I wouldn't wait that long as a work colleague may get in first  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 23 March, 2011, 04:38:21 PM
Haw! Heed CF's wise words...

She doesn't work in a charity shop, does she?


M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 23 March, 2011, 04:52:20 PM
Yes, Colin, make sure this isnt cyberleader's bird/ bumsexgirl, just upping her boardstalking game.
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 23 March, 2011, 05:05:47 PM
No, she isn't Cyberleader's friend. I think that's got to be a good thing.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 23 March, 2011, 06:24:05 PM
Ask her to dress as Halo Jones.

SHE MAY
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 23 March, 2011, 06:41:11 PM
Just in case, I think you need to nobble any nearby workmates and distribute a photo of the lady in question to a bunch of total strangers on the internet...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 23 March, 2011, 07:19:08 PM
Just in case, I think you need to nobble any nearby workmates and distribute a photo of the lady in question to a bunch of total strangers on the internet...

...and arrange a (literally) handy power-cut.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 23 March, 2011, 08:18:05 PM
I have just troughed a full packed of peanut cookies to myself. Its great being an adult.







V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 23 March, 2011, 10:14:09 PM
I've now lost nearly a stone and a half since the new year thanks to my healthy eating and exercise regime, people are noticing and someone even uttered the word sexy :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 25 March, 2011, 02:35:09 PM
My lunch date went ok. I had a text from the lady concerned this morning that Iassumed was her cancelling but was actually confirming I was still coming. Sadly she brought along a colleague of hers to the cafe so wasn't just us but still went well.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 25 March, 2011, 03:50:26 PM
Just been down to collect my 'Cellar of Dredd' Polo Top (Judge Burdis will be here early next week) and it looks bloody great. Also won some items off ebay that I have been after for over dozen years (they will be up on the blog soon'ish) and for bugger all money  :o
Also opened an email earlier to see the latest pic in the next commission and that's a fully painted wife as a Judge  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: klute 25 March, 2011, 04:09:33 PM
Went out on tuesday to pick up last weeks prog and managed to catch the last issue before wednesdays issue (in the only shop to my knowledge) that sells the 2000ad progs

Mentioning the above to the wife she then turned around and suggested getting 2000ad on subscription :) secondly its my birthday in a week so she has asked me for a list of 2000ad and related GN's im still after :)she has also asked me to list the casefiles i dont have and she's going to fill those gaps in for my christmas box :)

Im over the moon.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 25 March, 2011, 04:11:17 PM
but was actually confirming I was still coming.

naah - too easy!  :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 25 March, 2011, 07:57:46 PM
Sadly she brought along a colleague of hers to the cafe so wasn't just us but still went well.

Are you sure this isn't Cyberleader's bird?  Same MO.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 25 March, 2011, 08:01:29 PM
The question is, 'was the colleague a male?'
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 25 March, 2011, 08:29:51 PM
Just picked up the latest prog after having a bite to eat. I handed it to my 5 year old son to hold while I loaded up the baby and the buggy and all the rest...and by the time I got into the car myself he was sitting in his seat, engrossed in it! I have to say it was a good feeling looking at him holding an open prog and staring intently at the pictures (Judge Dredd) inside. The couch potato story might have had something to do with it as the couch potatoes are funny looking but still....it was a cool moment! The future is now!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 27 March, 2011, 11:10:58 PM
Because this weekend was brilliant, played a really enjoyable gig on Friday, went to see Richard Herring's brilliant Christ On A Bike show Saturday (complete with christian protesters at the venue!) and had a super-chilled Sunday with the prog and the meg. That's what I call a successful weekend :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 28 March, 2011, 12:10:41 PM
Because this weekend was brilliant, played a really enjoyable gig on Friday, went to see Richard Herring's brilliant Christ On A Bike show Saturday (complete with christian protesters at the venue!) and had a super-chilled Sunday with the prog and the meg. That's what I call a successful weekend :)

Ha! I was reading his twitter feed about this that evening- it seems he's filmed it as a dvd extra.
Looing forward to seeing this myself- I think he gets up here next month sometime.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 28 March, 2011, 07:34:37 PM
This from the Herald:

Church group pickets Glasgow comedy show, By Catriona Stewart

A GLASGOW comedy festival performance attracted 50 uninvited guests last night as Christian protestors picketed a stand-up show.
A group of fundamentalists from the Church of Zion protested outside the Oran Mor venue in the city’s west end where Christ on a Bike – the Second Coming, by Richard Herring, was being performed.
Despite the show having been staged at some 50 venues, Glasgow is the first city where Herring’s performance has attracted protest.
Tommy Sheppard, director of the Scottish Comedy Agency, the company behind the Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival likened their actions to those of terrorist group, al-Qaeda.
Sheppard said: “This was the sort of thing you might expect from al-Qaeda, not the sort of thing you expect on the streets of Glasgow.
“This protest was born of intolerance and ignorance. They have clearly read the title of the show and their eyes have misted up at the sight of it and they have taken offence but have no understanding of the actual content. Christ on a Bike is not in any way blasphemous. It is an exploration of the New Testament.
“I must compliment Church of Zion for being a very intolerant organisation.”
The one-man show is a debate on aspects of the New Testament that Herring finds difficult to reconcile with atheist logic.
Herring is due to perform the routine tonight at Edinburgh’s The Stand but Sheppard said it was unknown whether the church would repeat it demonstration.
After the show Herring filmed himself speaking to the protestors and said he plans to use the footage as DVD extra
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 28 March, 2011, 07:47:41 PM
It did make things a bit surreal. It's a really funny show, and I'm sure if any of the protesters had actually watched it they wouldn't come away offended. Apparently Herring asked one of them if he didn't think it was maybe wrong to be condemning something without seeing it, and they came back with a weird 'you don't have to see a child being abused to know child abuse is wrong' argument, which is quite a sensible thing to compare to a stand up comedy show obviously. A chunk of the show deals with the emails he gets complaining about it, and just how wrongheaded some of the logic is behind them.

At the end of the day all they've done is get the show extra publicity, which was nice of them :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 28 March, 2011, 08:16:31 PM
Just ordered one of those Liam Sharp prints and shall collect it from him at KAPOW!
I went for the Christmas Dredd/Death/Anderson A2 pic, obviously!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 29 March, 2011, 12:05:48 AM
...I'm listening to the 3CD remastered re-release of The Icicle Works album "The Small Price of a Bicycle", complete with bonus tracks, demos and previously unreleased material.

Probably my favourite album ever from way back in 1985 - utter bliss!
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: Something Fishy 29 March, 2011, 07:28:43 PM
Looks like i shall finally be moving on to a new job and challenge.

Something fresh was needed, really pleased.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 30 March, 2011, 04:09:48 PM
Life is as the thread says and because these arrived today.
All hail, the merchandise inventor!

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/2000ad%20Sites/P3300927-1.jpg)
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: TordelBack 30 March, 2011, 06:19:30 PM
Those are fantastic!  Although there is something faintly worrying about an obsessive collector who has started to make his own merchandise...
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: Albion 30 March, 2011, 08:54:06 PM
.....it is my nieces 16th birthday today. She hasn't had the easiest of lives but carries on with impressive strength and good humour.

Best of all she told me how she read an issue of 2000AD at school today and "it was cool". Apparently it was an issue from 1994 and she liked the ABC Warriors, especially the "robot called Joe something".  :D
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: klute 01 April, 2011, 08:06:25 PM
My copy of midnight surfer arrived today,and picked up my prog and megazine today
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: Proudhuff 01 April, 2011, 08:20:46 PM
Those are fantastic!  Although there is something faintly worrying about an obsessive collector who has started to make his own merchandise...

naa, just closing the loop.  :D
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: The Legendary Shark 02 April, 2011, 04:53:49 AM
Was in a funny mood. Restless. Couldn't sleep. Bleh.

So, 3am turns up like a clumsy thief with his mask on back to front and I thinks, sod it - I'm off for a walk. So, off I trot - a grumpy shadow.

But then, by a bus stop under a tree; two barely touched herbal cigarettes - no doubt  the detritus of some Friday night altercation between followers of the weed and unexpected parents. Good Heavens.

After due consideration, I reluctantly concluded that it was my civic duty to confiscate these herbal cheroots lest they fall into the hands of children or the humourless. Nobody was watching, so I grabbed 'em and legged it. Got home at about 4am just as it began to storm about.

So there I was, sat in the dark smoking free weed and watching a fucking spectacular lightning storm and I thought to myself - you know, life doesn't get much better than this. It's like one of those perfect moments, the ones that remind you what life - actual LIFE - is all about. It's spectacular on the outside and it's spectacular on the inside. Man, these kids smoke some madman shit.

Anyhoo, just thought I'd share that because a miracle of the age is that I can spout shit that don't matter for the amusement of those that couldn't care less. Besides, you know what it's like.

It's hard to think straight when you're out of your tree.

I now return you to your own universe. I'm off to bed.
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: Emp 02 April, 2011, 04:55:11 AM
you jammy git
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: vzzbux 02 April, 2011, 07:41:21 AM
Nothing jammy about tokeing on illegal drugs found on the floor. Man what was you thinking. There could have been anything in them.





V
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: Old Tankie 02 April, 2011, 10:04:54 AM
For years to come the internet will be rife with conspiracy theories about the demise of The Legendary Shark.  Had he been under surveillance for months, his routes constantly checked by bankers and MI5?  Were the dropped herbal cigarettes planted?  What did they really contain?  What back-handers were the evil politicians and the private sector given by the bankers and their cabal to finally silence The Shark?!!
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: Something Fishy 02 April, 2011, 10:58:41 AM
Nothing jammy about tokeing on illegal drugs found on the floor. Man what was you thinking. There could have been anything in them.





V

I was thinking that.  They might not just be weed.
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: klute 02 April, 2011, 11:20:13 AM
I've reached the fine age of 34 today and woke up to find lots of dredd  and various 2000ad gns for my reading pleasure.......my wifes a legend
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: Richmond Clements 02 April, 2011, 11:28:33 AM
I've reached the fine age of 34 today and woke up to find lots of dredd  and various 2000ad gns for my reading pleasure.......my wifes a legend

Happy birthday youngster.
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: Keef Monkey 02 April, 2011, 11:55:40 AM
Aye, happy birthday Klute!

New Vessels album arrived in the post today and it's glorious, plus me, the lady and a mate are having a super slob saturday with a handful of movies and some Dominos for dinner. First up, 'Gleaming The Cube'!
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: Something Fishy 02 April, 2011, 12:03:56 PM
Happy birthday.
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: SmallBlueThing 02 April, 2011, 12:27:01 PM
Happy birthday klute! my own fantastic thing is that just as i was waiting for a bus home last night and in desperate need of a poo, i happened upon a couple of massive rizlas on the ground. So i was able to nip round the back, do my business, then roll it up so it looked like two fat doobies and leave them laying on the pavement for some poor sod to smoke.
SBT
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: mogzilla 02 April, 2011, 12:30:49 PM
you dirty fecker! what if anything did you use to wipe?
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: The Legendary Shark 02 April, 2011, 12:45:16 PM
Happy Birthday.

I obviously performed an autopsy before the cremation. And what a lovely day is today - all sunny and shit. Woo hoo!
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: mogzilla 02 April, 2011, 12:51:06 PM
Happy Birthday.

I obviously performed an autopsy before the cremation. And what a lovely day is today - all sunny and shit. Woo hoo!

and now your going to die,the cia have been monitoring the internet and you gotten too close that convieniently placed spliff was laced with a slow release arsenic ;)
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: The Legendary Shark 02 April, 2011, 01:04:11 PM
and now your going to die,the cia have been monitoring the internet and you gotten too close that convieniently placed spliff was laced with a slow release arsenic ;)

If they strike me down I shall become more powerful than they can imagine... :lol:
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: staticgirl 02 April, 2011, 01:41:11 PM
it's Spring and everything seems brighter and lovlier.

Plus I have just bought tickets to see the Mission and the Neffs FLASHBACK TIME!!!!!
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: Bolt-01 02 April, 2011, 02:09:11 PM
... because the wonderful folk who print my comics have been working today to make sure that on Monday morning I'll have ZARJAZ 11 in my digits!

Postals will start being prepped that night so hopefully folk should have them before Kapow.
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: Albion 02 April, 2011, 02:22:11 PM
I have just bought tickets to see the Mission and the Neffs FLASHBACK TIME!!!!!

Who's in the Nephilim now apart from McCoy?
I saw the Astoria gig in 2007 and it just wasn't the same for me without the other original members.
The Mourning Sun album was really good but I'm not so keen on seeing them live now. If the classic line up was back together I'd be very excited and wouldn't miss it.
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: SmallBlueThing 02 April, 2011, 02:31:52 PM
Grud, i cant remember the how long ago it was i last saw the mish. Possibly portsmouth pyramids in 1993/94? I had no idea they were still alive, let alone playing. Is it just wayne now and a bunch of session musicians?
SBT
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: Jim_Campbell 02 April, 2011, 04:38:50 PM
Who's in the Nephilim now apart from McCoy?
I saw the Astoria gig in 2007 and it just wasn't the same for me without the other original members.
The Mourning Sun album was really good but I'm not so keen on seeing them live now. If the classic line up was back together I'd be very excited and wouldn't miss it.

They've worked very hard on the live performances since 2007 -- they're definitely worth seeing (at a decent venue, that is. The NEC Hellfire gig had all the atmosphere of a sports hall). The Mission are playing with their original line-up, including Craig Adams and Simon Hinkler.

Cheers!

Jim
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: Albion 02 April, 2011, 05:01:08 PM
They've worked very hard on the live performances since 2007 -- they're definitely worth seeing

Good to hear. I've been a huge fan of the Neph for many years and saw them quite a bit back in the day. Maybe I'll catch 'em again some time.
I never quite got in to The Mission but did see them on the tour for the Carved In Sand album at Bournemouth, it was a good gig.
The Nephilim were really the only goth band I really liked.
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: Mister Pops 02 April, 2011, 10:01:46 PM
Ah ...The Mission.
A good friend of mine used to stash his porn DVDs in his The Mission CD cases.
His Missus hates The Mission ye see ;)
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: DrJomster 02 April, 2011, 10:38:22 PM
I'd love to see the Mish/Neph combo... I wonder if some kind soul could post a bit of it on YouTube?... Pretty please with goth on top?
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: SmallBlueThing 03 April, 2011, 08:41:05 AM
Why are they playing together? Is this one of those nostalgia things, like when limahl and bucks fizz team up with adam ant? This isnt part of some 'bat to the 80s' goth rock revival tour thing is it? Can we expect jesus and mary chain, the sisters and the cult to be there too, as for some reason they always got lumped together on compilation tapes, along with whoever they were that did marthas harbour?
SBT
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: staticgirl 03 April, 2011, 10:29:42 PM
Yup, Wayne did an interview and he said it was pure nostalgia. The Mish aren't playing anything that wasn't played by the original lineup.

I presume they all need a new kitchen or something and I'm okay with it as long as it doesn't become a habit like with the Sisters.

And yeah I presume Carl McCoy is the only Nephster left. He's pretty hard to work with. The recent live videos on You Tube seem okay though.
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: Jim_Campbell 03 April, 2011, 11:29:06 PM
And yeah I presume Carl McCoy is the only Nephster left. He's pretty hard to work with. The recent live videos on You Tube seem okay though.

Most of the Nephs can be found intermittently recording as part of Tony Petit's goth supergroup/tag team The Eden House (http://www.theedenhouse.com/members.php), whilst the Wright brothers (no, the other Wright brothers) record and tour as Last Rites (geddit?).

Tony Petit also plays guitar for NFD (http://www.myspace.com/nfdworld) which also features Bob White on vocals, who was also frontman for Rubicon, the original 'everyone except Carl' Nephilim offshoot, Rubicon.

(Bob also fronted Sensorium, who were a few shades heavier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBzp5PpFgYc) than the Neph spinoff bands, but who I rather liked.)

And, yes, the current Carl-only incarnation of the Fields have worked hard to cement a live reputation after a slightly shaky start -- although UK gigs have been thin on the ground the last couple of years, they've been all round Europe, headlining M'era Luna in '08, and are top act at Wave Gotik Treffen this year. Pretty good for a band with only four albums in 25 years, and only one this century!

The Mish aren't playing anything that wasn't played by the original lineup.

Best news I've heard all day -- I might actually know some of the songs!

Cheers

JIm
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: Albion 04 April, 2011, 04:48:38 PM
......Danny Baker is returning to the radio on April 18th after his treatment for cancer.
Afternoons will be fun again.
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: TordelBack 04 April, 2011, 06:55:37 PM
I'm on the cusp of a warp spam!  Thanks to almost three years worth of Waterstone's points, I was able to lay hands on Lord of Misrule today. A furtive flick reveals that not only does the art look fantastic on bright, shiny pages, but I've only ever read 3 episodes out of this whole collection! 
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: COMMANDO FORCES 07 April, 2011, 06:36:14 PM
No sooner does one bit of commission work finish than another nears completion. I love these artist bods (look what you have done to me Pete!)
This one's a fully painted piece and when it gets a liitle closer to the endgame I shall start a thread on it, I can't wait!
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: strontium71 07 April, 2011, 07:50:51 PM
Can you send me some spare seeds from your money tree if possible?  :lol:
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: COMMANDO FORCES 07 April, 2011, 07:54:50 PM
I would say I work hard for it but I don't. I'm now doing the easiest job that I have EVER done and I reckon it's for life. Well just for a few more years and when the house is mine, that's when my Dredd madness will really kick in  :-[
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: Dunk! 08 April, 2011, 02:58:54 PM
Watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhGuXCuDb1U#at=92 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhGuXCuDb1U#at=92)

Storm by Tim Minchen.

I'd been looking forward to this animation since the trailer last year, when suddenly a few weeks back the fine gentlemen who created it were deposited on desks next to mine whilst they work a freelance contract for my employer.

Slightly surreal being around as the inter-web responds to it's grand unveiling this morning.

Dunk!
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: Richmond Clements 08 April, 2011, 03:10:41 PM
Watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhGuXCuDb1U#at=92 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhGuXCuDb1U#at=92)

Storm by Tim Minchen.

I'd been looking forward to this animation since the trailer last year, when suddenly a few weeks back the fine gentlemen who created it were deposited on desks next to mine whilst they work a freelance contract for my employer.

Slightly surreal being around as the inter-web responds to it's grand unveiling this morning.

Dunk!

Hot damn! I've been waiting for this!
Can't wait to get home to watch it!
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: mogzilla 08 April, 2011, 05:19:29 PM
two weeks holiday and glorius sunshine!
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: W. R. Logan 08 April, 2011, 09:24:09 PM
After the turmoil of the last year it looks like I might have a permanent place to live from May.
Been looking for a new job for about 6 months and 1 looks possible and 3 others are a maybe.
May could be an exciting month.
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: Something Fishy 08 April, 2011, 10:44:33 PM
Congrats Logan.  That's awesome.

My job move looks very likely and it's been stunning weather and i sat outside and played guitar then went for a swim with my son.  Good times.
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: klute 08 April, 2011, 10:54:42 PM
After the turmoil of the last year it looks like I might have a permanent place to live from May.
Been looking for a new job for about 6 months and 1 looks possible and 3 others are a maybe.
May could be an exciting month.
congratulations.

I  received robo hunter phone book number 1 as a surprise gift off the wife.
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: W. R. Logan 08 April, 2011, 11:28:19 PM
Congrats Logan.  That's awesome.

Of course it could also turn into a big bag of shit as well 8-)
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: Something Fishy 09 April, 2011, 12:00:59 PM
Congrats Logan.  That's awesome.

Of course it could also turn into a big bag of shit as well 8-)

Fingers crossed it all works out for you.
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: SmallBlueThing 09 April, 2011, 06:41:22 PM
Because we all went up to the dr who experience at olympia today, while you load of bastards were off at kapow. If you havent been, and you have a passing interest in the show, then you really should: a 3D movie, an interactive walk-through experience, the chance to fly the tardis, three different console rooms, loads of monsters including an ice warrior, a zygon, the giant robot, three generations of sontarans (no weeping angels though, suspiciously), cyberheads galore, interactive fun for the kids... And the world's most expensive giftshop and crappest cafe, with stone cold coffee. Even my wife loved it!
From there to fp, where i picked up the new Slaine trade and the second XIII volume, and then to chinatown for noodles. On train home now, utterly spanked by tiredness, with two very happy boys.
SBT
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: klute 11 April, 2011, 02:23:16 PM
Because the complete ro-busters arrived on my doorstep this morning thanks again to teh wife now just waiting for ace trucking co volume 1 to appear apparently the wife had problems last time trying to get it from waterstones on time???
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: Something Fishy 11 April, 2011, 09:50:52 PM
My new job is confirmed.  Moving by End May.. yayyy.
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 11 April, 2011, 10:38:26 PM
Congratulations, Fishy!
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: TordelBack 11 April, 2011, 11:30:56 PM
Nice one Fishy.
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: Paul faplad Finch 12 April, 2011, 12:46:52 AM
I don't want to get my hopes up here but I know a lot of the management types at firm A, have good relations with them, know the job/site/customers like the back of my hand and the job is right on my doorstep. If all goes well I could be back in a job I love and am good at by years end, like I never left.

Posting in this thread may be a bit premature but fuck it, I'm excited.

Well, it was a bit premature because they didn't take me on in the first complement of staff and I wasn't in the job by Christmas.

They did however, take me on, unpaid, as part of a dole scheme in January and I must have done something right because this morning I was told I could have a six month contract, possibly leading to permanent, if I wanted it. Hah.

After Fishys news, it must have been the day for it.
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: Something Fishy 12 April, 2011, 10:59:20 AM
Thanks guys and

Congrats Paul!  :D
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: Noisybast 12 April, 2011, 11:42:54 AM
Jumping on the bandwagon somewhat, I've also managed to secure a new job. It's a permanent role (at last!), albeit based forty miles away in Manchester and paying three grand less than my last perm job. Ah well - it's a start.
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: Something Fishy 12 April, 2011, 12:51:21 PM
Congrats Noisy.
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: Kerrin 12 April, 2011, 08:45:20 PM
Well done lads! Pleased for all three of you.
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: Something Fishy 12 April, 2011, 11:14:21 PM
Cheers Kerrin  :D
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: Tiplodocus 13 April, 2011, 12:35:13 AM
Four out of four.
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: Mister Pops 13 April, 2011, 01:16:03 AM
That some good news indeed. The dole is smelly pants
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: Something Fishy 13 April, 2011, 10:05:00 AM
That's great news!  What a week.
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: Bolt-01 13 April, 2011, 11:00:33 AM
Congrats one and all!

I've just discovered I'm going to Alton Towers- ON my Birthday!
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: Albion 13 April, 2011, 01:51:55 PM
....I saw my favourite band, King's X, three times in four days, was invited in to a soundcheck by the bass player/lead singer and also met a member of this very forum at the London show.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 13 April, 2011, 05:45:20 PM
Another family of benefit scrounging scum have left next door! I could say why but I have talked about the Hell we go through in the chatroom.

That's me 2, scum 0  :thumbsup: :wave:
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: Something Fishy 13 April, 2011, 09:59:47 PM
Nice one CF!

I've found i'm now ending my job on the 15th , which means really the 13th and due to accrued leave.. I finish in 3 weeks and get my 40th birthday week off.

sweeeeeet  :D
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: Dunk! 14 April, 2011, 11:19:25 AM
Just booked tickets to Batman Live when it visits Birmingham.

Wasn't going to go, but this preview on the Beeb changed my mind: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13058040 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13058040)

It was the Cesar Romero style Joker that won me over (Can but hope that's the performer when I see it) and I'll forgive them for messing with Harley Quinn's costume ala Arkham Asylum.

Now, knowing me, I'll completely forget and have a ready paid surprise sprung on me in Aug.

Sweet.
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: klute 14 April, 2011, 12:17:39 PM
Another family of benefit scrounging scum have left next door! I could say why but I have talked about the Hell we go through in the chatroom.

That's me 2, scum 0  :thumbsup: :wave:

We have a simliar problem next door to us CF (its private rent)  we went through a year and a half of putting up with them and trying to get the landlord to do something about it....i found the police to be of no help despite seeing them there every day till they were booted out.

If its of any consulation we now have a lovely couple living next door to us i suspect the landlord of the home next to your is like ours and only interested in getting the money(which to a degree i understand) but not at the expense of making everybody happy.

Apparently according to the landlord who owns next door its hard to find decent people to rent LOL he was moaning to me about this,to which i replied well you'll just have to keep looking because were not going through that again.
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: staticgirl 14 April, 2011, 02:12:35 PM
Do these people ask for copious references and then throw them in a bin or something? They make renters go through hoops and then don't check. In every place I have ever lived there have been problem renters so I would have thought the motivation was there.

The current place I am in is abnormal. 5 years and no problem tenants next door. *Touches wood* I presume it's because they rent to families mainly.
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: SmallBlueThing 14 April, 2011, 03:41:04 PM
Because today I took my boys up to that shop in a village near to where I live (that I mention every now and again)- and inside they had a 1979 Kenner MILLENNIUM FALCON for ten of your Earth pounds. Obviously it's missing a few bits- the walkway up into it, the control panels, the top gun and the dish, but it's more than playable, and my boys love it. The bits and bobs I'll get off eBay as we go. But personally speaking, I've always wanted one of these and still harbour a grudge against my parents for not getting me one when I was nine. And now there's one in my living room. Hurrah!

They also had a boxed Naboo Starfighter for a tenner and a Vulture Droid Fighter for eight. But they can fuck off! The Falcon! The fucking FALCON!

SBT
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: Bolt-01 14 April, 2011, 04:25:56 PM
because I've now got a complete set of the original Zarjaz comics. Huge thanks to two boarders for going above the call of duty to sort things for me.

because I've actually got all the strips in hand for Zarjaz 12 and that I've just scored a very nice artist for the cover of Zarjaz 13.
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: mogzilla 14 April, 2011, 05:47:01 PM
had a lovely day with mini in manchester forbidden planet where i got zarjaz a.b.c. special a hellboy comic, the prog and the taxidermist and she got the "stone" dalek
  lunch at kfc a quick perusal at the disney shop and a trip on the manchester big wheel (rip off but i've been promising her for ages) and a quick dip into cineheroes and found out there is a comic fair in preston this saturday!
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: Dandontdare 14 April, 2011, 06:22:19 PM
had a lovely day with mini in manchester forbidden planet where i got zarjaz a.b.c. special a hellboy comic, the prog and the taxidermist and she got the "stone" dalek
  lunch at kfc a quick perusal at the disney shop and a trip on the manchester big wheel (rip off but i've been promising her for ages) and a quick dip into cineheroes and found out there is a comic fair in preston this saturday!

sounds like a top day out! we discovered Cineheroes on the Nort Forum gathering (only because the guy was standing outside Travelling Man habnding out fliers!) It's not got a huge amount of stock, but it's got some good deals and I've never known chattier proprieters - they were like a double act!
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: mogzilla 14 April, 2011, 08:22:08 PM
we only had the one ! nice fella...love the plans for the entrance being made into a tardis.he remebered you lot as well! :D

  nearly got his judge dredd fig til i saw he wanted £35 for it!
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: SmallBlueThing 15 April, 2011, 09:43:11 AM
because I've now got a complete set of the original Zarjaz comics. Huge thanks to two boarders for going above the call of duty to sort things for me.

because I've actually got all the strips in hand for Zarjaz 12 and that I've just scored a very nice artist for the cover of Zarjaz 13.

Glad the envelope arrived! I too am on the cusp, the vinegar strokes if you will, of a complete Zarjaz run. Just waiting for Mr Postie.

SBT
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: Bolt-01 15 April, 2011, 09:53:12 AM
The package you are waiting for will be in the post tomorrow morning-
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: Something Fishy 16 April, 2011, 09:59:08 AM
Have been bought a Martin OM for my upcoming 40th birthday.. sounds stunning and lovely to play.
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: Keef Monkey 16 April, 2011, 11:19:17 AM
Ooh, very swish! Nothing beats a lovely new guitar, enjoy!
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: Something Fishy 16 April, 2011, 11:37:48 AM
Cheers Keef. It'll be the first truly nice one I've ever owned.  I wouldn't let myself until i could at least get something out of it.

It's a Davy Graham model, signed one.  Really is lovely.
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: klute 16 April, 2011, 02:04:42 PM
Ace Trucking v1 landed on my doorstep this morning thanks to 2000ad online store cant wait to read it and v2 again :)
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: exilewood 16 April, 2011, 09:56:45 PM
Have been bought a Martin OM for my upcoming 40th birthday.. sounds stunning and lovely to play.

Lovely. I've got a Martin D-41 , they really are a joy. Many happy returns!
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: Something Fishy 16 April, 2011, 10:20:49 PM
Thank you.  It's a couple of weeks until the big day so it's gone away now.

Can't wait to play it.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 17 April, 2011, 03:35:31 AM
What a laugh we've had earlier today.

As you may know I managed to get rid of the second scum family from the rented property the other day. Along with drunk driving, child neglect, drug taking (the other neighbour witnessed that), noise till 04:00 each morning, they were only claiming housing benefits for two properties as well.

Carolyn had been hearing noises each night since they had moved out a few days ago, weird! Well today she sees a load of teenagers sprint out of the property and across the road. So out I pop out to see what's going on now. I wander across the road to confront them and tell them all to fuck off, as the scum that used to live there won't be selling them drugs anymore, as they are gone.

I wander back across the road and notice the landlady is stood on the path and a locksmith is changing the locks. That lot had broken in and caused thousands of pounds worth of damage, get in  :D

She tells me what has happened and I say, oh yeah we heard all that noise but seeing as we've had that going on each night for two years we thought nothing of it. Although it did sound as those the house was being trashed but that's not our problem is it.

So they've wrecked the place have they? Well perhaps if you cared about us neighbours, who have to put up with the scummy tenants that you've put in there twice now, you wouldn't have to fork out thousands in repair bills each time. The first time I saw each of those families I knew they were scum and you only wanted a guarenteed housing benefit payment and so thought sod the neighbours!

She was shocked as she expected sympathy from me, she didn't seem to give a toss when it was affecting us lot.

This has really made my day  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Let's see what she does now after she's seen loads of money flow down the drain!
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: TordelBack 17 April, 2011, 09:23:44 AM
Do you do commissions, CF?   :D

If so, please present your best price for the following projects:

A recently arrived family of "mother-and-child" in a two bedroom flat turns out to actually be 10 teens and twenty-somethings, who are apparently building a car in the back garden out of spare parts - parts freshly stolen from their new neighbours.  Nearly every morning for a week now someone has lost a battery or a spare wheel.  This year already I've had to chase off two (other) teens helping themselves to tools from the back of a sparks' van, and late last year I watched in amazement as two tweenies tried to hide a giant flatscreen TV in the bushes outside my house.  Both in broad daylight.  

Not particularly disruptive, but elsewhere on my terrace alone there are now two horses in separate back gardens (that would have to be taken through the house to get there), and the gardens are about 7m by 7m.  At least the 24hr brothel across the road seems to have closed since Christmas, cod bless the snow and the recession.  Landlords are strangely uncontactable, but at least it keeps the residents' association busy.  

Happily we've been blessed with a succession of perfect neighbours directly beside us, so we're currently regarding these delightful trends from a slightly insulated distance, but it does make it hard to view my €100K negative equity with the requisite... equanimity.
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: Keef Monkey 17 April, 2011, 09:49:47 AM
Neighbours eh!? Mine annoy me but reading this I think I've probably got it easy. The woman downstairs seems to do...something which causes such a thud that our TV visibly shakes and you can feel the couch shudder. Whatever it is she does it very often and for most of the day (it's not the occasional thud, it's like she's constantly stomping around and then jumping up and down or something, from the minute she comes in to when she goes to bed).

It's the curiosity that bugs me more than anything, I need to know what the hell she could be doing that would make a tenement building rattle like that.
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: TordelBack 17 April, 2011, 10:35:24 AM
...I need to know what the hell she could be doing that would make a tenement building rattle like that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNcG48rxbqI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNcG48rxbqI)
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: Dandontdare 17 April, 2011, 06:20:44 PM
I've just passed my 4000th post!
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: SmallBlueThing 18 April, 2011, 02:56:50 PM
WooHoo! 3000 posts!  :D

SBT
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: spireite68 18 April, 2011, 04:26:59 PM
Because my home town team Alfreton Town need three points from 4 games to be promoted to the Conference from the Conference North and my team who I go and watch Chesterfield FC need a win from the next 2 games to secure promotion from League 2. Happy Days.
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: Keef Monkey 18 April, 2011, 05:22:06 PM
Because after a great deal of work my band's new album is out today  :D

Very very chuffed to see it on a shelf in all it's digipacked glory, can't wait to get gigging and playing the stuff!
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: klute 18 April, 2011, 06:32:42 PM
Because after a great deal of work my band's new album is out today  :D

Very very chuffed to see it on a shelf in all it's digipacked glory, can't wait to get gigging and playing the stuff!

Awesome really like let's fuck
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: Something Fishy 18 April, 2011, 07:38:10 PM
Congrats on the album.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 18 April, 2011, 07:41:17 PM
Congrats on the album.

Is it vinyl?
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: Keef Monkey 18 April, 2011, 08:24:03 PM
Cheers guys, sadly no vinyl! There might be a limited vinyl pressing at some point (a couple of members are total vinyl junkies so they're eager to have that happen!), but for now it's CD and smelly download all the way. Saying that Amazon and itunes don't seem to have it listed just yet, not sure what the delay is.
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: Peter Wolf 19 April, 2011, 09:29:56 PM
I have been having big serious problems with my new neighbours who have been rather boisterous and noisy and a nuisance to say the least and this morning in the early hours i finally snapped and had a go at them which very nearly resulted in a scuffle.However we all reflected on this today as i was going to go round to see them to see if we could sort things out peacefully as i thought that the whole thing was stupid but instead they called round here so we talked things through and apologised to each other and made friends so it seems it can be all worked out instead of any more unpleasentness as we can agree on terms as to when its alright to make noise and when it isnt and that kind of thing.

There has to be a compromise on noise late at night for the sake of my neighbour on the other side who goes to bed quite earlyish as she gets up for work at 7 am.

They are Africans so i told them i am African by birth [which is true] which helped quite a bit.

It just goes to show that working things out peacefully is far more productive than fighting plus there is enough of that going on as it is.

I wanted to share/offload this as i am very happy  about it and there wasnt anywhere else to post it as the only other place i post comments is an alternative media comments section that is political in nature so posting this kind of thing there would have been inappropriate.

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: The Legendary Shark 19 April, 2011, 09:34:33 PM
Good on you, Peter. Blessed are the peacemakers and all that.
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: SmallBlueThing 19 April, 2011, 10:05:40 PM
Yeah, nice one peter, it's always best not to have to result to fisting your neighbours if at all possible!
perhaps you could come round to the building my clients live in and similarly sort out the junkie scum downstairs who plays music til 3am and the scumbags upstairs who take over between 3 and 6?
:-/
SBT
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: TordelBack 19 April, 2011, 11:31:11 PM
Blessed are the peacemakers and all that.

Surely that applies to all manufacturers of dairy products?
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: The Legendary Shark 19 April, 2011, 11:36:56 PM
You don't know how hard it was for me not to mention the cheesemakers there :D
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: Cthulouis 19 April, 2011, 11:41:40 PM
Yeah, nice one peter, it's always best not to have to result to fisting your neighbours if at all possible!

Unless you are all into that sort of thing, in which case go for it!
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: The Legendary Shark 20 April, 2011, 02:07:03 PM
Got a 'phone call from the council this morning. Voice on the other end informs me I've not been paying the correct amount of rent for the past 3 years. Heart sinks, anger rises. Just about to blow top when it is explained that I've been overpaying and would I like the (considerable) sum I've overpaid back as a cheque or directly into a bank account.  Me chuffed. Ebay calling...
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: staticgirl 20 April, 2011, 02:42:48 PM
Nice one!

Maundy Thursday tomorrow. As a snivil serpent I have half the day off and my boss has let me 'work' at home. LIE-IN!!!!!!!
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: Dunk! 21 April, 2011, 09:25:40 AM
Being bereft of fellow workers (except one who I don't care for) on any of the desks near me due to the coming Easter/Wedding bank holiday extraviganza means I can order something smelly for lunch: Curry, chilli, extra onions, garlic, it's all good.

I can also turn my music up a tad and take extra long bathroom breaks for today only.

My head swims with the power and possibilities of it all.

And then I'm off on me own hols for 11 days straight.

*Swoon*

Giddy Dunk!
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: Radbacker 21 April, 2011, 09:31:41 AM
why with the holiday for the giant egg laying magic bunny and ANZAC day falling together this year means we have Friday to Tuesday off, a fricken 5 day long weekend and three of those days are payed for, man i love our governments love of the public holiday.

CU Radbacker
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: Colin Zeal 21 April, 2011, 10:43:24 AM
Not totally fantastic but found out today that I won't be made redundant but will have to drop down to four days a week. The loss of income will be tough to manage, but it's better than the alternative and allows me time to look for work elsewhere. It also means I can book the holidays I had planned for this summer so that part is drokking fantastic.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 21 April, 2011, 07:18:30 PM
I've found the site that the Landlady of next door has put the house up to rent on and she is asking £229 per week  :o

The best bit is this

Available to rent to a decent, hardworking, clean and tidy family only who will respect the property and be considerate towards neighbours.

So we might get a nice family now!

I'm not gonna put a link up, as you'll all be viewing it and then drilling in from there  ;)
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: Keef Monkey 21 April, 2011, 07:27:31 PM
That's a good result CF, sounds like at the very least the landlady has learned her lesson after the last mob!
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: Kerrin 21 April, 2011, 07:46:57 PM
I'm not gonna put a link up, as you'll all be viewing it and then drilling in from there  ;)

That's all the information we needed CF. Cellar of Dredd assault team, WE'RE ON GREEN. GO GO GO...
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: SmallBlueThing 21 April, 2011, 07:55:08 PM
I've found the site that the Landlady of next door has put the house up to rent on and she is asking £229 per week  :o

The best bit is this

Available to rent to a decent, hardworking, clean and tidy family only who will respect the property and be considerate towards neighbours.

So we might get a nice family now!

I'm not gonna put a link up, as you'll all be viewing it and then drilling in from there  ;)

Er, John, you DO realise that you've put enough information up in that single post for me to find the website she's advertised it on in a single mouse click? I'm looking at a picture of it now, and planning the Cellar Assault as I type.

SBT
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: COMMANDO FORCES 21 April, 2011, 07:59:27 PM
I shall put listening devices to the wall in question and await the first sign of an attempted breach.


News Flash
Today a street in Maidstone seemed to, as one eye witness reported "explode" leaving just one house standing!  :lol:
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: JOE SOAP 21 April, 2011, 08:59:08 PM
We only need to 'rent it' for a week.
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: The Legendary Shark 21 April, 2011, 09:57:42 PM
We could pretend to be practising musicians...
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: Peter Wolf 22 April, 2011, 04:34:50 PM
Good on you, Peter. Blessed are the peacemakers and all that.

Perhaps if i could make some peace and quiet it would help.At present there has only been a minor decrease in the general noise levels.The problem is its all about them and fuck everyone else and i am going to make certain their tenancy which expires on the 26 June is not going to be renewed [already done] as i am sick of it already because its all well and good making peace and being nice but this is never going to work so in the meantime i am exercising a great deal of self control and tolerance.

 Unless they are prepared to not take the piss then i have no choice but to use force if necessary as force is usually more productive because if i exercise leniancy then it all goes back to square one like right now and its fucking pissing me off big time.

If they cant live normally like everyone else that has lived here then they are out.

End of.

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: klute 23 April, 2011, 04:11:03 PM
I found a painting i had loved in the 80's by the artist sara moon who ofc it turns out is a man. nvm

i lost my original and have happened upon his website so i can get a copy of the picture i had :)
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: Dandontdare 23 April, 2011, 07:14:44 PM
I've just got in from am exhausting but satisfying day's hiking in the Peak District (Bakewell to Buxton via the Monsal Trail, about 10 miles altogether). Can't believe this weather for April, there were absolutely loads of people out enjoying the countryside. I'm tired and sore, but happy!

I've got the flat to myself for the rest of the weekend, so I'm about to crack open a bottle of red, spark up a fat one, read my prog and Meg and then watch Dr Who on the iplayer. (if I can stay awake that long!)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 24 April, 2011, 03:37:17 AM
Finally our chickens are getting more and more adventurous. Over the last month or so they have been coming further and further into the house. You can hear their feet in the coservatory and kitchen as they pace about. Well over the last week or so they have been wandering around the front room and it's hilarious.

This morning before we went to Hastings I decided to have some beans on toast and sat down on the settee to eat them. It was like a scene from Jurassic Park, as they both came at me and started to jump up to my plate to eat some of the toast. After battling away for a few minutes I knew I couldn't win so I had to break a bit of toast off for them and then devour my nosh asp  :D

It's so much fun watching the buggers wander about and we get fresh eggs, which are lovely!
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: TordelBack 24 April, 2011, 07:39:23 AM
...my niece is home from Oz!  (Oh yeah, and my brother and sister-in-law too, but they're more of  vector of transmission).  As my kids' only first cousin (although there is another pending elsewhere), it was a real treat to see them play together in the sunshine yesterday.  She's just 1 month older than my daughter (19 and 20 months respectively), and they ran about exploring like (non-identical) twins.  Even the Boy played nice with them.  Now to turbocharge them with Easter eggs and watch the madness.  Bonzer!

Extra:  My sister-in-law, who's been in Sydney for about 15 years now, spent much of the day complaining of the cold.  It was about 24 deg C in the garden.  I don't envy her her visit!
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: Something Fishy 27 April, 2011, 09:01:31 AM
My endowment just matured and it's enough to pay off my mortgage, just before my 40th.  Yayyyyyy.

my top up ones in a few months will be some nice savings. 

Truly fantastic.
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: klute 27 April, 2011, 03:32:09 PM
About 2 months ago i lost my wrist torque (when i asked my wife to marry me she bought it for me)

Its worth a fortune and i was begining to think maybe i should give up looking for it(I assumed i'd lost it outside/elsewhere...anyway i get a phonecall from the wife on my way back from work to say she had a big surprise for me.

Anyway she had found it and its not back on my wrist :)
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: Albion 27 April, 2011, 06:47:38 PM
Anyway she had found it and its not back on my wrist :)

Where is it then?  ;)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 27 April, 2011, 06:52:09 PM
My endowment just matured and it's enough to pay off my mortgage, just before my 40th.

Always a good news story this! Just a few more years for me, I knew I shouldn't have pissed all my money up against the wall in my early army years. Still, it won't be long for me and I can join you as a house owner  :D
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: The Legendary Shark 27 April, 2011, 07:46:04 PM
...when you've stopped pissing your money into the cellar¬! ;-)
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: COMMANDO FORCES 27 April, 2011, 07:49:03 PM
I have to spend it on something! The house is just the bit above the cellar that I let the family wander about in  ;)
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: Mister Pops 27 April, 2011, 08:02:00 PM
For the first time in my life, I've handed in a completed assignment early. I shall reward myself with a hangover tomorrow morning
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: klute 27 April, 2011, 08:09:43 PM
Anyway she had found it and its not back on my wrist :)

Where is it then?  ;)
lol now* it hasn't left my sight
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: vzzbux 27 April, 2011, 08:48:08 PM
My endowment just matured and it's enough to pay off my mortgage, just before my 40th.

Always a good news story this! Just a few more years for me, I knew I shouldn't have pissed all my money up against the wall in my early army years. Still, it won't be long for me and I can join you as a house owner  :D

The missus made sure we paid our mortgage off quite a few years ago. It does pay to kill it off early. Without her money smarts I don't know where I would be now.
And yes CF I often wonder where I would be now financially if I hadn't also pissed away all my money when I was in the army. Still I wouldn't change anything though.



V
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: TordelBack 27 April, 2011, 10:54:35 PM
Only 25 years to go on mine, at only €1,400 a month!  And only €100K of negative equity (and rising)!  It'll be solid-gold Gorehead statues for me any day now.



Wait, this is the Life Spugs thread, right?  ;)
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: Dandontdare 28 April, 2011, 03:18:37 PM
Well I did (and still do) piss all my money away. My plan is to either die early and happy, or throw myself on the mercy of the state in my dotage.

My friend earns almost twice my slaray but is just as skint, because it all goes into her mortgage and pension. There will come a day when she can retire on a decent wage and own her house outright - probably just before she dies. Unless you have offspring to make provision for, I'd always say spend it while you can!
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: Something Fishy 28 April, 2011, 05:50:32 PM
My endowment just matured and it's enough to pay off my mortgage, just before my 40th.

Always a good news story this! Just a few more years for me, I knew I shouldn't have pissed all my money up against the wall in my early army years. Still, it won't be long for me and I can join you as a house owner  :D

it's a fantastic feeling.. well it will be.  The money just turned up so it'll be paid next week.

Just nice to think I have years without worrying about rent or mortgages now all being well.

Sounds like you've been very sensible in your time to be near clearing it to me  :)
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: Something Fishy 28 April, 2011, 05:53:54 PM


The missus made sure we paid our mortgage off quite a few years ago. It does pay to kill it off early. Without her money smarts I don't know where I would be now.
And yes CF I often wonder where I would be now financially if I hadn't also pissed away all my money when I was in the army. Still I wouldn't change anything though.
V

Yep we've done the same.  It's meant we've done that rather than lots of spending (though we've not gone without and still had some hols and things and got the house in a nice condition) but now we can enjoy not having one.   Great feeling.

Tordel: sorry to hear about yours.  I have friends who were caught with this last time (mid 90's), it took a long time but the value did eventually level out and they're getting close to the end of it all now.
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: Mudcrab 28 April, 2011, 06:54:43 PM
5 years to go for me, so looking forward to sitting in my very own house reading Prog 2000!
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: TordelBack 28 April, 2011, 07:22:48 PM
Tordel: sorry to hear about yours.  I have friends who were caught with this last time (mid 90's), it took a long time but the value did eventually level out and they're getting close to the end of it all now.

Oh aye, I've no complaints.  I went into it as a long-term thing, love the layout of the house and its close to the hills, teenchy and deep in bandit country though  it is.  But a €300K mortgage over 33 years on a 1,000 sq ft house on the fringes of civilisation, WTF was I thinking!  Nobody to blame but myself.
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: The Legendary Shark 28 April, 2011, 08:21:47 PM
I've heard that if the bank has sold your mortgage (that's what the sub-prime fiasco was all about, selling a bunch of bad mortgages with one or two good ones mixed in) to a third party, then technically you don't have to keep paying that mortgage because you have no agreement with that third party. The bank technically has no right to keep asking you to pay as they've sold the debt. Just ask your bank to show you that they still have the original mortgage papers that you signed. If they haven't got them, tough titty on the bank - they speculated and made a loss.

This may be true, or it may not be true, or it may be partially true.
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: Something Fishy 28 April, 2011, 08:29:00 PM
5 years to go for me, so looking forward to sitting in my very own house reading Prog 2000!

it'll race past for sure.  My last 5 did.

You weren't alone in that Tordel, it seemed to be something that so many were doing.  I think those times are over for a good few years now.
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: Rog69 29 April, 2011, 08:25:08 AM
My hayfever has almost gone now  :D!

I used to have it really bad as a kid and through my teens and 20's spring and summer were hell on earth, but during my 30's it started to tail off a bit and now it's hardly there at all.

I mowed the lawn last night in a cloud of dust and grass cuttings and I didn't notice it at all  :D!
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: Keef Monkey 29 April, 2011, 10:15:06 AM
Think I may have grown out of mine too Rog! I still take tablets once summer comes around but it's more as a precaution, the worst I seem to get now is some dry nostrils. Used to be completely unable to function with it so was a total Summer hermit.
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: SmallBlueThing 29 April, 2011, 08:58:40 PM
Because, of everywhere on the Internet, the 2000AD Board was the only place today that DIDN'T have a dedicated Royal Wedding thread.

SBT
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: maryanddavid 29 April, 2011, 10:55:53 PM
 €1,400 a month :o :o  shit Tord that a lot of cash to have to come up with every month. At least your near the capital, negative eq wont last to long there, at least you didnt buy in Leitrim or Roscommon!
STB as for the that wedding, its amusing to see all the fuss over here about the especially among the women folk, Ireland is full of Republican Royalists!

David
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: COMMANDO FORCES 30 April, 2011, 04:45:44 PM
Had a great day out over at Rochester enjoying a truly British event, the Sweeps Festival. Yes folks, you can really enjoy the ways of the British without being as so called Little Englander and all that bollocks!

First up are a few pictures of your typical Morris sides that we watched perform.

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Family/P4300018.jpg)

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Family/P4300019.jpg)

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Family/P4300020.jpg)

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Family/P4300004.jpg)

Now we get to the real deal. One of Carolyn's friends performs with Wolfshead and he tried to recruit me into the side. I must admit that he gave it a bloody good go (performing at 05:32 up Bluebell Hill tomorrow put me off), what with the gila suits and cam cream, plus the other part of the side Vixen!

Wolfshead
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Family/P4300009.jpg)

Vixen
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Family/P4300010.jpg)

Me and Sam with Vixen, well you didn't think I'd want a photo with Wolfshead did you!
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Family/P4300011.jpg)

I expect Jim to be asking to join once he sees these pictures  ;)
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: Darren Stephens 30 April, 2011, 08:53:14 PM
Had a great day out at Paultons Park and Peppa Pig world today. The first time our 3 year old daughter has been to such a place. The weather held out, too. Brilliant day. It also brought to light how well mannered she is, compared to some of the other kids (and their parents. Some of them actually encouraging their offspring to jump the queue.) Only downside? I now have a burnt nose!  :lol:
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: TordelBack 30 April, 2011, 10:05:19 PM
Had a great day out at Paultons Park and Peppa Pig world today.

I had never heard of Peppa Pig World until this post.  Now I see it as an inescapable part of my future.  Is it any good?  My little girl isn't 2 yet, but she loves Peppa - would it be a plan for next year?
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: vzzbux 30 April, 2011, 10:20:43 PM
Peppa Pig has to be the single most awful program ever. The image the creators portray is horrible. She is a snotty little imp who virtually gets away with every thing. She teases her brother constantly and gets away with it. Takes credit when others do the deed. She is spoilt and just generally horrible.
Also it is common practice to jump up and down in muddy puddles from which my three year old does whenever she gets the chance.
If you think Lucas likes making money on Merch, just look at the Peppa Pig range.





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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Darren Stephens 30 April, 2011, 10:24:55 PM
Had a great day out at Paultons Park and Peppa Pig world today.

I had never heard of Peppa Pig World until this post.  Now I see it as an inescapable part of my future.  Is it any good?  My little girl isn't 2 yet, but she loves Peppa - would it be a plan for next year?

Well, PP world is quite a small part of Paultons, though there is a lot to do in the rest of ther park. The little 'un loved it. You do have to be over a metre for some of the rides though. The most annoying part is the queueing up, especially for such young ones. I would also say it depends how far you would have to travel. We are lucky to live only about 25 mins away. I say lucky....I can see us having to back again....and again.... :lol:

Edited to say, yep, Vzzbux, I agree.  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 30 April, 2011, 10:30:31 PM
Peppa Pig has to be the single most awful program ever. The image the creators portray is horrible. She is a snotty little imp who virtually gets away with every thing. She teases her brother constantly and gets away with it. Takes credit when others do the deed. She is spoilt and just generally horrible.

Oh, I agree. And the constant undermining of 'Silly' Daddy Pig sets my teeth a-grinding.  However, my little one chirping 'Peh-pah Peeg' to herself every five minutes has a certain irresistible momentum all its own...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: staticgirl 30 April, 2011, 11:09:54 PM
Leaving Comics@SciFi Lon I stumbled upon Billy Bragg giving an open air concert to an assembled multitude on the South Bank. It was awesome - even if you don't know his work very well (ie me). He's a right card. It does turn out I know almost all the words to New England (the MacColl version) though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdeCwSZH4vE
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: Dandontdare 01 May, 2011, 01:18:49 AM
Jealous of the impromptu Bragg gig.

As for Peppa Pig, I saw a 'live appearance' at a shopping mall last year - as the queue of toddlers got closer to the girl in the six foot foam rubber suit, most of them were clinging desperately to their mums or howling in terror!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: DrJomster 01 May, 2011, 08:20:37 AM
The thing that bugs me about PP is that she has far too much chocolate cake. Not the best role model!

We chanced upon Billy Bragg performing outside at the South Bank  a couple of years ago. It was just brilliant! :D

Loving these long weekends btw!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 02 May, 2011, 08:26:34 PM
My son saved someone's life today.
A pensioner went off the edge of the train platform on his mobility scooter and landed on the tracks. He and his friends climbed down onto the tracks and rescued him before the train arrived.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 02 May, 2011, 08:52:56 PM
Bloody good show, Rich!

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 02 May, 2011, 09:04:57 PM
Blimey! Good work, Clements Jr!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 02 May, 2011, 09:47:21 PM
Thanks guys!
He's rather cool.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 02 May, 2011, 09:48:20 PM
Yeah. That is pretty drokking fantastic.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 03 May, 2011, 12:22:14 AM
My son saved someone's life today.
A pensioner went off the edge of the train platform on his mobility scooter and landed on the tracks. He and his friends climbed down onto the tracks and rescued him before the train arrived.

That could've been tragic, good for them.

It could also have been very, very funny - they didn't manage to video it did they?
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: TordelBack 03 May, 2011, 08:08:23 AM
My son saved someone's life today.

Awesome!  Always good to be on the credit side of the genetic balance sheet, even if you have to appear in episode of Benidorm to do it.
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: Dunk! 03 May, 2011, 08:55:11 AM
My son saved someone's life today.
A pensioner went off the edge of the train platform on his mobility scooter and landed on the tracks. He and his friends climbed down onto the tracks and rescued him before the train arrived.

That's bloody great. You should be rightly proud.

It also makes you kind of like Jor-El in my book.
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: Mikey 03 May, 2011, 09:33:17 AM
Cool! I hope he enjoyed a slap up feed of mash with sausages sticking out!

In other news, I have no fantasic things to share right now.

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 03 May, 2011, 05:48:42 PM
*sings*

Just one (mint) Cornetto!

Give it to me!

Oh you want a pound for it!

That's a capitalist society...
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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 03 May, 2011, 06:30:02 PM
Big, well done to Clements Jr.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 03 May, 2011, 07:44:39 PM
Via Andy Diggle on Twitter...

Man booed for suggesting the Moon reflects light from the Sun. (http://www.thinkatheist.com/profiles/blogs/bill-nye-bood-in-texas-for)

 :D
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: Mardroid 04 May, 2011, 01:33:15 AM
Dear me. Some people are such idiots. (The aggravated people in the article I mean, not you Kerrin.)

I come from a Christian background myself, and I don't interpret that stuff so literally. Besides, it's not like a reflected light is any less of a light.
They make the rest of us look bad.

On the other hand it is kinda funny.
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: SuperSurfer 04 May, 2011, 01:54:47 AM
Via Andy Diggle on Twitter...
Man booed for suggesting the Moon reflects light from the Sun. (http://www.thinkatheist.com/profiles/blogs/bill-nye-bood-in-texas-for)
 :D

I know how that guy feels. In my first year at infants school I had a disagreement with the teacher during a quiz when I tried to argue that the moon isn't actually white, it looks white from Earth due to the light of the sun reflecting on it. It doesn't look white if you are walking on it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 04 May, 2011, 02:02:07 AM
And sometimes the moon is yellow and sometimes the moon is red. Your teacher was indeed mistaken, award yourself a gold star and go to the top of the class!
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: W. R. Logan 04 May, 2011, 04:09:45 AM
Thursday I finally move the comics 8-)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 04 May, 2011, 12:21:25 PM
My son saved someone's life today.
A pensioner went off the edge of the train platform on his mobility scooter and landed on the tracks. He and his friends climbed down onto the tracks and rescued him before the train arrived.

That's an amazing thing to do.   Congrats.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 05 May, 2011, 09:14:03 AM
Just out of interest, if the moon doesnt reflect light from the sun, why is it shiny? What objection do the mentally ill muppets have to that?
SBT
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: Bolt-01 05 May, 2011, 11:14:19 AM
Just catching up a bit- Well done Mini-Rac!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 05 May, 2011, 11:16:02 AM
Just catching up a bit- Well done Mini-Rac!

Cheer, Bolt! As he is now fond of pointing out, he's not-so-mini any more... of course I have to explain that 'taller than' does not mean 'bigger than'...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mardroid 05 May, 2011, 08:17:44 PM
Just out of interest, if the moon doesnt reflect light from the sun, why is it shiny? What objection do the mentally ill muppets have to that?

I assume they believe it generates it's own light. How.... you've got me... Great big headlamps, maybe. ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 05 May, 2011, 08:45:16 PM
Just about anything will shine if you throw enough light at it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 05 May, 2011, 10:14:59 PM
I have just tucked into some lemon curd on toast and am about to embark on my continuous play on Lego Star Wars III.




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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mister Pops 05 May, 2011, 10:17:32 PM
You swine! I really want some lemon curd now
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 06 May, 2011, 03:08:16 AM
I'm off to Turkey for a fortnight in about half an hour.
Please don't burgle me while I'm away. That would really take the shine off things.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 06 May, 2011, 03:26:31 AM
I'm off to Turkey for a fortnight in about half an hour.
Please don't burgle me while I'm away. That would really take the shine off things.

Its been a few years since I've been back (although I was soooo ill last time) and so I am awfully jealous (the country has a special place in my heart*) but it seems a little chilly so take a jumper. Also learn this off-by-heart: Tuvalet nerede?

* My mother first realised she was pregnant with me there (she blamed it on goat's milk at the time, and for a long time after the birth too), I suppose it could be said I was born there (it's complicated) and they've been kind enough to keep my uncle a long way from us for years now (if you see a tall British poet walking towards you, run).
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Noisybast 06 May, 2011, 03:29:19 AM
Where's the toilet? Cheers Emperor - I'll bear it in mind! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 06 May, 2011, 01:14:13 PM
I just became an uncle!!  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 06 May, 2011, 02:18:03 PM
Congrats Emp. Being an uncle is great, especially if, like me, you don't have kids of your own. You're never at home stuck doing the "boring" stuff and you get to spoil your neices/nephews on days out.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 06 May, 2011, 02:32:07 PM
Congrats Emp. Being an uncle is great, especially if, like me, you don't have kids of your own. You're never at home stuck doing the "boring" stuff and you get to spoil your neices/nephews on days out.

Thanks for that, as I suddenly realised I didn't really have much of a clue what I was supposed to as an uncle. I am even falling down on what to buy as a present, as they have the dull stuff and it is too early to get him a subscription to the Galaxy's Greatest Comic (or is it?) and Chainsaw Massacre teddybears are oddly rare.

Now you mention it I suspect I try and follow the example of my ex-uncle who always seemed to have sweets and joke dog turds around on days out - I reckon I could manage that (it'll just mean handing out the spares I have around ;) ).
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: Colin Zeal 06 May, 2011, 02:38:51 PM
I didn't buy them anything when they were born as my sister and her husband already had everything they needed. I stuck some money aside to put into their bank accounts for when they're older. Sweets and fake dog pooh is definitely the right way to go.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 06 May, 2011, 02:54:29 PM
I didn't buy them anything when they were born as my sister and her husband already had everything they needed.

This is my problem, they have better taste and more disposable income, so anything they need they've got and kids presents don't really fall into the weird/quirky category so I have yet to find something that is not just another teddy bear.

I stuck some money aside to put into their bank accounts for when they're older


Now there's a thought - National Savings bonds? I still have some here from when I was a nipper (although I still haven't got round to all the hassle of checking if I have won anything).

Sweets and fake dog pooh is definitely the right way to go.

Good - it plays to my strengths ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 06 May, 2011, 03:05:19 PM
Not sure what it was called, but Labour introduced a scheme where all children born were given money (possibly £100) and an account for when they turned 18. The Tories have ended the scheme so you may have to wait until the parents set one up or just give them the cash.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 06 May, 2011, 03:06:07 PM
Nice one, Emps.

Silver.

(http://www.goldline.co.uk/goldline_images/silver_rabbits.jpg)

Price (ex VAT): £ 24.50

http://www.goldline.co.uk/silverRoundsPage.page (http://www.goldline.co.uk/silverRoundsPage.page)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 06 May, 2011, 03:24:29 PM
Thanks sharky but they'd only think it was something connected to werewolves.

What about a toy Cthulhu? Are they safe for kids?
http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=comparison

It is the Toy Vault one but it has no details on age suitability:
http://www.toyvault.com/cthulhu/index.html

I might have to start a list of possible presents for the years to come ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 06 May, 2011, 04:23:41 PM
For the child who has everything; The Snot Vacuum

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/detail?entry_id=6961 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/parenting/detail?entry_id=6961)

Or how about a tiger?

http://adoptatiger.co.uk/ (http://adoptatiger.co.uk/)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 06 May, 2011, 04:59:05 PM
Oooo a real tiger.

Thanks sharky but they'd only think it was something connected to werewolves.

What about a toy Cthulhu? Are they safe for kids?
http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=comparison

It is the Toy Vault one but it has no details on age suitability:
http://www.toyvault.com/cthulhu/index.html

I might have to start a list of possible presents for the years to come ;)

Now the Amazon version of the small one has no warnings:
www.amazon.com/Toy-Vault-12-Cthulhu-Plush/dp/B0006IEX7C

But the large one has a very clear choking hazard warning on it:
www.amazon.com/Toy-Vault-12-Cthulhu-Plush/dp/B0006IEX7C

Does that mean the smaller one is fine? But they are both "filled with plush and beanies" and I have no idea what they are (some discussion here (http://paizo.com/store/toys/plushes/cthulhu/v5748btpy7ve1/discuss) where folks are unclear). I have found a baby-friendly one though (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TYV12029).
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 07 May, 2011, 11:35:46 AM
I just became an uncle!!  :D

Congrats. 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 07 May, 2011, 12:00:08 PM
I just became an uncle!!  :D

Congrats.  

Good on you, Emperor!  I just spent a very pleasant too-few days getting to know my Ozzer niece, all of 21 months old, who I hadn't seen in a year-and-a-half.  She immediately decided that my role in her life was to chase her, or be chased by her, incessantly, for hours at a stretch.  On catching/being caught she was to be inverted, held by the legs and then spun around vigorously prior to being released.  Being an uncle is the business.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 07 May, 2011, 09:27:00 PM
Congrats, emporer. Just aim to corrupt the little one as much as possible with cool stuff and youll be fine.

my own zarjaz thing is that today was mine and domino's seventh wedding anniversary and we hit that london place. Camden got walked around more than is seemly, and we bought stuff that makes us happy. Then soho for naughtiness, and finally the comedy pub for cocktails. I also managed to drag her into three comic shops, shovelled tons of free comics into my rucksack, bought XIII vols 3&4, and picked up the lovecraft anthology.

Now on train, a wee bit drunk, going home.

We also saw al ewing, but he was busy so we went away.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 07 May, 2011, 10:03:03 PM
Congrats, emporer. Just aim to corrupt the little one as much as possible with cool stuff and youll be fine.

I'm gonna, I'm already starting on a list of possible presents (he is either going to love it or hate it ;) ) - although at the moment I am banned from seeing my nephew because I have the lurgey. :(
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 08 May, 2011, 11:36:38 AM
My 30's are ending.

They contained more stress, worry, illness and depression than any other point in my life.  The weight of worry, responsibility and a very draining job can drag you right down without you realising it.

Lots of things have been changing right on the cusp of turning 40 tomorrow and friends even commented I've been my old self and smiling and happy for the first time in years.  Life is indeed beginning again at 40 tomorrow.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 08 May, 2011, 12:55:35 PM
Happy birthday for tomorrow Fishy!

Life's cool cos I've just done the Greggs Cancer Run with the bairns from my school. We all got free Greggs pasties! Happy days!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 08 May, 2011, 01:17:42 PM
Thanks Pete :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 08 May, 2011, 02:22:27 PM
Nice one Fishy, and all the best for the birthday.  I had a somewhat similar experience turning 40 myself a few weeks back, in that although the seemingly endless troubles of my 30s have not abated one whit, I seem to have been able to approach them with far more equanimity since.  Surviving this long seems to have engendered an ability to finally count my blessings and brush the other stuff under the carpet, on occasion at least.   
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 08 May, 2011, 02:26:12 PM
Welcome to your mid-life reawakening.

From here on in, it's all gravy!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 08 May, 2011, 05:16:58 PM
Being an uncle is great, especially if, like me, you don't have kids of your own. You're never at home stuck doing the "boring" stuff and you get to spoil your neices/nephews on days out.

I'm with you there Colin.
I have a niece and my partner has two grandsons too and it is fantastic. I've never felt the urge to have kids of my own but I love my niece and the boys as if they were my own.

Congartulations to The Emperor.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 08 May, 2011, 05:20:43 PM
My 30's are ending.
Life is indeed beginning again at 40 tomorrow.

I was 40 last year (I'm 41 on Tuesday) and the last year has been one of the busiest and most fun I have ever had.
so.....Happy Birthday Fishy and I hope your 40's are stress free and fun.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 08 May, 2011, 10:24:42 PM
Thank you guys, hugely appreciated.

Seems like i really am having one of those mid life moments.  It's great  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 08 May, 2011, 10:27:58 PM
Happy Birthday for Teusday, Albi!

Now you can officially wear those dead comfy pants that come way up over your belly. Welcome to a whole new world of luxury and social freedom!
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: maryanddavid 08 May, 2011, 10:29:51 PM
Happy Bday fishy, have a great one!

David
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: vzzbux 08 May, 2011, 10:31:13 PM
I am not sure where to put this so it's going here.
This morning my daughter of 3 was trying to eat her breakfast whilst cradling her dolly. I asked her to put it in the pushchair whilst she ate, her reply was "I am feeding her, she is having a drink".

As most of our friends and family who have recently had babies (as in throughout Sophie's short life) has breast fed it was a kind of slap the forehead and DUH moment.

Amazing what the little ones absorb.




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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 08 May, 2011, 10:34:49 PM
Testify, Mr. Fish. I personally found my twenties to be a useless and ammnestic pile of shit, my thirties have been, and still are, a time of consolidated 'fortuity'.
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: Something Fishy 08 May, 2011, 10:39:08 PM
Best wishes for Tuesday Alb. Have a great day.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 08 May, 2011, 10:42:07 PM
So true bux, little sponges.

Soap:

my 20's were pretty great.

I have to say there's plenty that was good with my 30's like my lovely wife and son but it was a period of real worry, stress and just to much shite.  Started with a very heavy job that lasted the entire time (though it worked at the time) and the wife got cancer soon after, Mum then got cancer, my eye problems got much much worse and then my much loved stepdad died and my actual dad died.. it was a shitty old period. It's been a real struggle.

Tomorrow is a new Dawn.
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: maryanddavid 08 May, 2011, 10:49:22 PM
Jesus that shite Fishy, Have on on me! Cant say whether any period of my life has been particurary bad, Just lots of ups and downs, mostlys ups though.

This morning my daughter of 3 was trying to eat her breakfast whilst cradling her dolly. I asked her to put it in the pushchair whilst she ate, her reply was "I am feeding her, she is having a drink".


My little girly does that too, she is nearly 4, we have an new baby inthe house.  She lifts her top to make sure she is doing it properly!

David
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: The Legendary Shark 08 May, 2011, 10:54:02 PM
Hope you're through the worst of it now, Fishy. Sounds like you deserve a little sunshine.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 08 May, 2011, 10:56:01 PM
Cheers guys,  I have a good feeling about the 40's  :D

New job, fesh start, my own house.   It's a great start.
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: vzzbux 08 May, 2011, 11:00:50 PM

My little girly does that too, she is nearly 4, we have an new baby inthe house.  She lifts her top to make sure she is doing it properly!

David
Yeh Sophie had the dolly's head under her top as well, But didn't notice I just didn't want her to spill her breakfast over the floor. Silly me.

Fishy. I hope you 40th is the best and the rest even better. Mine comes next year :-\.





V
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: Something Fishy 08 May, 2011, 11:04:10 PM
Cheers Bux.  Best wishes with yours mate.  The years fly by so quickly don't they.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 08 May, 2011, 11:08:13 PM

I have to say there's plenty that was good with my 30's like my lovely wife and son but it was a period of real worry, stress and just to much shite.  Started with a very heavy job that lasted the entire time (though it worked at the time) and the wife got cancer soon after, Mum then got cancer, my eye problems got much much worse and then my much loved stepdad died and my actual dad died.. it was a shitty old period. It's been a real struggle.

Tomorrow is a new Dawn.



Fuck, patience of Job you have, blessings counted.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 08 May, 2011, 11:13:25 PM
cheers Soapy.  T'was a test. On top of it the job went bad to the point of me nearly having a breakdown trying to carry all the pressure alongside the rest of it, ended up out for some time with depression, went back but it never got sorted and my time to move on and had come (and the right opportunity).

Bad times but that's behind me now. Onwards and upwards.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 08 May, 2011, 11:17:06 PM
Jeez, and I felt hard done to when my dog died :(
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 08 May, 2011, 11:19:56 PM
there's plenty worse off of course but yeah it's not a decade i shall miss  :lol:

oh yeah and my little cat died after 18 years but really that didn't seem that big an issue after the rest of it , though she was a darling.
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: worldshown 08 May, 2011, 11:27:08 PM
Have a good 'un, Fishy.

My own 40th is just a month away and this last decade (mainly the last six years) was so tough, I won't miss my 30s either.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 09 May, 2011, 07:22:09 AM
Thanks World.  Here's hoping you and I have a much better 40's.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 09 May, 2011, 07:20:03 PM
I got this cake, tis awesome:

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8760/sv103578.jpg)
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: spireite68 09 May, 2011, 07:40:25 PM
Chesterfield F.C. League 2 CHAMPIONS 2010/2011........GET IN!!!!!!!!!!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 09 May, 2011, 07:48:11 PM
Awesome cake Fishy, glad you're going into your 40s with the right attitude!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 09 May, 2011, 07:51:22 PM
Thanks Keef.  For sure I am.
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: Dandontdare 10 May, 2011, 06:24:41 PM
Hope the Fishy forties are as good as the thirties were crap.

Life's cool cos I've just done the Greggs Cancer Run with the bairns from my school. We all got free Greggs pasties! Happy days!

Only in the NE could children's fitness, cancer research and Gregg's pasties combine in one event!

Today I experienced such good online customer service it's restored my faith in humanity (until the next time I think about Andrew Lansley ... ah crap!)

I ordered a TPB from an Amazon seller (called "The Shop is Open"), but he sent me the hardcover instead. Some would think that's great, as I've got a more expensive book than I ordered, but I emailed him anyway to see if he had the TPB to exchange as I'd actually prefer it to the HC (I have OMSD - Obsessive Matching Spine Disorder). He emailed straight back to say he was refunding 100% of my cash so I could buy the TPB elsewhere, and I can give the HC to charity or sell it. How's that for nice?
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: Something Fishy 10 May, 2011, 06:32:27 PM
Did they used to label them "cornish"?  they can't label those awful meat pies as anything such now thankfully.

Some justice in the world at last.

Having said that they are able to call Ginsters Pasties Cornish even though they are disgusting and aren't even close to a real one.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: staticgirl 15 May, 2011, 06:12:05 PM
I've never had a REAL cornish pasty then. :( What is the hive mind's opinion of those Cornish Pasty Meat Company stalls that are springing up near rail stations?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 15 May, 2011, 07:05:07 PM
I've never had a REAL cornish pasty then. :( What is the hive mind's opinion of those Cornish Pasty Meat Company stalls that are springing up near rail stations?
Can't speak for the hive but some of those are from the West Cornwall Pasty company and are a lot closer to the real thing.  Not great but OK and more than decent enough.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dunk! 16 May, 2011, 05:45:58 PM
CineBook's trading address is in Canterbury, giving my old hometown some much needed comic kudos.

Sweet.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 17 May, 2011, 01:59:28 AM
In two or three weeks, I get my new puppy. He's the grandson of my old dog, who died last year. So, meet Chip:

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/2000ADonline%20Images/chip_001a.jpg)

(Bio-Chip 7, to give him his full Twoothy name. Yes. I am that sad.)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 17 May, 2011, 02:03:26 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 17 May, 2011, 02:06:03 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Isn't he just?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: exilewood 17 May, 2011, 02:14:29 AM
He's a handsome boy, Sharky. A bio-chip off the old block, eh?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 17 May, 2011, 02:20:33 AM
Indeed. You can see the evil in his eyes...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Kerrin 17 May, 2011, 08:50:23 AM
My god, he's an absolute BWUTE. You're right Sharky, you can see the killer wolf like instincts in his eyes already. Awwwwwwww...little puppy!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Zarjazzer 19 May, 2011, 01:04:33 PM
yay as a sufferer of GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome)and as part of my mid life crisis I have visited London tahn and tried lots of lovely guitars settling for a Pawnshop Fender. It arrives next week as I can't be bothered carting it around town, sorry tahn.

i did  also buy twoofy from GOSH which is a charming comic book shop near the Blighty museum. :)

Happy bunnykin am I.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 19 May, 2011, 03:57:49 PM
Lovely dog up there awww.

Zarjazz.. i suffered an expensive attack of that for my 40th.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: staticgirl 20 May, 2011, 12:55:00 PM
Nice puppy.

*runs off to sqeeee*
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 20 May, 2011, 01:22:35 PM
*runs off to sqeeee*

For Grud's sake don't miss the toilet this time.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emperor 21 May, 2011, 01:12:41 AM
I have found a baby-friendly one though (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TYV12029).

Which is now out and I've ordered one. Let the corruption of youth commence!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Zarjazzer 21 May, 2011, 10:11:09 AM


Zarjazz.. i suffered an expensive attack of that for my 40th.

Cool! I have three guitars already but you know I just want more...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 23 May, 2011, 05:37:23 PM
Ten days or so to go and I'm like a kid at Christmas...


(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/2000ADonline%20Images/chip_002_23_05_2011.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/2000ADonline%20Images/chip_003_23_05_2011.jpg)

 :D :D :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 23 May, 2011, 09:22:28 PM
Because that Taiwanese company that does animations for news shows is at it again: http://www.footballtransfertavern.com/2011/05/premiership/utterly-mad-taiwanese-giggs-super-injunction-video (http://www.footballtransfertavern.com/2011/05/premiership/utterly-mad-taiwanese-giggs-super-injunction-video)




PS: Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 24 May, 2011, 03:42:00 PM
because I had a parcel from a certain Legendary sea creature today and the contents are truly amazing!
I'll say no more Mr Shark, except THANK YOU  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 24 May, 2011, 03:48:24 PM
You're more than welcome, Sir! Glad you like them :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 25 May, 2011, 09:56:44 AM
because I had a parcel from a certain Legendary sea creature today and the contents are truly amazing!
I'll say no more Mr Shark, except THANK YOU  :D

Was it puppies?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 25 May, 2011, 11:01:04 AM
because I had a parcel from a certain Legendary sea creature today and the contents are truly amazing!
I'll say no more Mr Shark, except THANK YOU  :D

Was it puppies?

Was it puppies in the Absalom sense?


: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 26 May, 2011, 05:40:28 PM
...because I am about to start on eleven days off! Huzzah for me!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: uncle fester 26 May, 2011, 06:01:01 PM
...because I am about to start on eleven days off! Huzzah for me!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EI7p2p1QJI
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: staticgirl 27 May, 2011, 03:24:42 PM
Puppies!!

I am happy because I didn't realise it was a Bank Holiday Weekend until yesterday morning. This cheered me up. Then just before I left for the day I said 'see you on Tuesday' to my boss. Upon which she informed me she would not be seeing me next Tuesday as that was the Queens Birthday Holiday that we Civil Servanty types get at vast expense to the taxpayer. YES.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 27 May, 2011, 06:19:04 PM
half term! center parcs and fortieth on the 6th!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 27 May, 2011, 09:16:46 PM
My Son has just won silver in his first proper Judo competition. Big smiles all round.





V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 27 May, 2011, 11:35:11 PM
I can now watch over Britain's airspace like some kind of God, thanks to Flightradar24.com.  You can waste hours on this...

http://www.flightradar24.com/

(I should know, I just did.)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 28 May, 2011, 12:08:53 AM
"Life is good and the girls are gorgeous" wrote barely pubescent Paisley songsmith Paolo Nuttini. This was certainly true at our ceilidh tonight but he should have added "it's 2345 and Greggs is stillopen" to convey just how awesome life can be.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: klute 30 May, 2011, 03:57:17 PM
Had trouble on friday no sign of the latest prog or megazine in local whsmiths which prompted :- http://www.2000adonline.com/forum/index.php/topic,25797.msg607775.html#msg607775

Anyway popped in this afternoon after work in the hope of them being in...they were now in but hidden behind lots of varying magazines so i came home happy.

And further more due to my post in the above link i was reminded there was a back issue section :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 30 May, 2011, 04:11:23 PM
"Life is good and the girls are gorgeous" wrote barely pubescent Paisley songsmith Paolo Nuttini. This was certainly true at our ceilidh tonight but he should have added "it's 2345 and Greggs is stillopen" to convey just how awesome life can be.

You're speaking my language Tips!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: klute 30 May, 2011, 04:37:17 PM
"Life is good and the girls are gorgeous" wrote barely pubescent Paisley songsmith Paolo Nuttini. This was certainly true at our ceilidh tonight but he should have added "it's 2345 and Greggs is stillopen" to convey just how awesome life can be.

You're speaking my language Tips!

I walk into work most days and see our female university students in various stages of undress.

I love my job during the summer even more so,it makes the days go just that bit better walking amongst so many nubile young ladys :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 06 June, 2011, 11:47:45 AM
I finish my college course this week (if I can get everything handed in!) and with the greatest timing ever I've just been offered my old games job starting next week! My plan had been to try and get back in there anyway, can't get over how well timed this has been :) Going to stuff my face with chocolate to celebrate.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 12 June, 2011, 12:02:54 AM
Well, I was compering the local choir tonight. Mrs Tips is a member.  And they were pretty damned good if I do so say so myself. An utterly fantastic LOVE DEVINE (arranged by Howard Goodall) and a couple of brilliant solos; WHEN SHE LOVED ME from Toy Story and a beautiful and genuinely operatic operatic "O Mio Babbino Caro" (so many people sing it like a breathy lullabby which is valid enough but it's nice to hear it done proper opera like).

But best of all, I managed to shoe horn in an extended plug for 2000AD. Go on, try and guess which songwriters I was referring to when I did so?

Oh an Mrs Tips looks awesomely hot in her evening dress.

Editted to sort out excessive use of parenthesis. In my defence, I've had a few.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mudcrab 12 June, 2011, 12:32:58 AM
He he, surely Rogers & Hammerstein? I've missed many an oppurtunity for mentioning that to my sister, she likes all that stuff. BUT she drew all over my prog uh something, the one with Dan Dare & the Mekon, Gibbons cover around 11something  >:(

Have replaced it but still have the original  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 13 June, 2011, 05:13:05 PM
...because Carlos Ezquerra just told me that "Shark Man" from Cadet Anderson is based on yours truly! Wo-hoo!

The preparation: (http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/2000ADonline%20Images/253404_2161906528268_1264723890_2646348_1488703_n.jpg)

Finished: (http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/2000ADonline%20Images/Shark_Man_02_127x127.jpg)

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 13 June, 2011, 05:22:49 PM
...because Carlos Ezquerra just told me that "Shark Man" from Cadet Anderson is based on yours truly! Wo-hoo!

The preparation: (http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/2000ADonline%20Images/253404_2161906528268_1264723890_2646348_1488703_n.jpg)

Finished: (http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/2000ADonline%20Images/Shark_Man_02_127x127.jpg)

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :o

who shares a similarity with Jensen from the Mean Arena.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 13 June, 2011, 09:00:57 PM
Getting beat by a girl. Wusss.




V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 17 June, 2011, 11:36:48 AM
Football fixture list was released today. I can't explain why I'm so excited at knowing our first game is Walsall away but there you go.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 17 June, 2011, 12:38:45 PM
My boss at work has been off on annual leave for a fortnight, which has been great, because it meant we were able to get on with some proper work in his absence. Too bad he's back this week; it couldn't last. More supervision, more effort and less productivity.

I was up early as usual today despite it being a day off. I've got lots done. I've had three Royal Mail deliveries in a single morning, including a tweed jacket I can use to pretend to be Dr Who (with a beard).

All but one of my private tutees have packed up studying until the autumn and I've got exam marking starting next week, and there's a very real possibility of having the time to enjoy the summer, which is going to include copious reading, prolific writing (fingers crossed on that one) and painting models.

I feel as happy now as I did in 2003, which is when I was last happy.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 17 June, 2011, 01:06:13 PM
And he was only three days from retirement...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 17 June, 2011, 06:22:56 PM
I've been in my new job for 5 weeks and I like it.

The boss is both technically excellent and can manage, the team are quiet but very nice and the customer base seem decent too.

a big "phew" from me.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 17 June, 2011, 09:17:04 PM
......I now have a week off. Hurrah!
We are going away for a few days as we have been given a place to stay for free. It's not far from home but it will still be fun and good to get away.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 18 June, 2011, 10:22:34 AM
Because I'm back home to my own bed after four miserable nights in a hotel at Gatwick airport :D.

They appeared to employ people to slam doors every 15 minutes throughout the night and the chambermaids push square wheeled trolleys full of cymbals up and down the corridors while chatting to each other through loud hailers from five AM every morning.

I also have Monday off because it's bring your daddy to school day :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 18 June, 2011, 12:24:44 PM
That's cool, hope your Dad enjoys it  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 18 June, 2011, 04:54:57 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because Ive finile won a Platinum trophy on my PS3 on the Game Transformeres War For Cybertron
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 19 June, 2011, 04:44:09 PM
Because I got Child Of Eden from my family for Fathers Day and it's awesome with Kinect.  Very generous of them.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: House of Usher 19 June, 2011, 05:51:08 PM
On Friday we assembled a new bookcase in my newly reclaimed study and moved stuff from one room to another to make my study more study-like and less like a room for storing junk and forgetting about it.

I got a pair of supermarket canvas shoes that look a lot like David Tennant's Converse ones but aren't them. They are so comfortable I didn't want to take them off.

Deborah tried on her new Poison Ivy costume. I dug out some Suicide Squad comics for reference for her. While I was rummaging for comics she insisted I get out our entire run of The Defenders for her to read this summer and to confirm that it is #35 we're missing, and then buy the missing issue for her on the internet.

I had a rum sidecar with dinner on Saturday night, then watched Samantha Morton in Jane Eyre with fairylights and candles and a packet of caramel snack-a-jacks (I really don't like Jane Eyre, by the way).

I've finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird.

I'm being taken to Wetherspoons for dinner this evening as soon as she has finished working!  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Darren Stephens 19 June, 2011, 06:10:35 PM
Fathers day haul :

Star Wars Omnibus collection.

Best dad in world mug, of course.  :lol:

Slippers!

Feel very lucky, sitting here in my new slippers, reading my new book and sipping tea. Great stuff.  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 19 June, 2011, 06:46:41 PM
Got a couple of home made cards from my girls but the best fathers day present was being able to afford to take the family out for a treat today after months of being broke  :D.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 19 June, 2011, 09:56:21 PM
What a great weekend.

Went out for a family meal on Saturday (mother-in-laws 70th) and had a good old laugh. Then went to a friends house till 23:00 which entailed more laughing and beating their son up till he cried and then borrowed PAUL (Will watch later but have already watched the Con part as it's soooo true).
Today had family round for a rather expensive amount of Chinese grub and skyped relatives in St Lucia, all this meant more laughing.

The best bit of the weekend for me was that it cost me NOTHING and I had withdrew £300 to cover the costs.

Oh! nearly forgot, Sam got me a load of sweets as there is nothing Dredd related to buy at the moment, so sweets are the next best thing. I found it very strange that all the sweets he gave me were ones that he likes as well  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 19 June, 2011, 11:27:58 PM
Mmmm, had a great Father's Day too. 

Was given jar of Marmite (we ran out almost three weeks ago, preserve us), jar of crunchy Peanut Butter and a liquorice-and-sherbet dipper.  Spent the day at the beach, built what was truly one of the world's finest sandcastles in the image of a good-sized town from Carcassonne, read a chunk of Clash of Kings, had a good cold swim, recreated the Battle of Clontarf (I was driven into the sea and my ships burned, worse luck), did some unproductive rockpooling, ran the legs off the dog, and jogged along beside the Boy as he cycled his stabilisered bike down to a small country shop to buy ice-creams, which we ate on the grass outside.  Once home I dropped round to my own Dad for tea and a chat, and helped him feed the family of foxes at the end of his garden in the not-dark of 10.30 on a Summer night (two adults and three lovely cubs).  Finished off the evening with half a bottle of homemade red, which I learned needs to breath for an hour or so be at its best.

Honestly, beat that.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 21 June, 2011, 02:10:53 PM
Because it's my birthday tomorrow, and already presents are starting to roll in. And because I bumped into one of my oldest and dearest friends, and her husband, in Morrisons and had a natter- which we haven't done in far too long- and most excitingly because I then went to Waterstones and bought The Walking Dead Volume 14: No Way Out- which despite everywhere online saying was out today, Waterstones had repeatedly told me wasn't due to July.

I've already placed it with its thirteen brothers and sisters, and have carefully not so much as opened the cover. Tonight: Whitechapel episode three on ITV3, and then I shall be zombing.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Michaelvk 21 June, 2011, 04:33:06 PM
Finally got some CAD drawings done that were the bane of my existence..
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 21 June, 2011, 07:52:08 PM
Got a couple of home made cards from my girls but the best fathers day present was being able to afford to take the family out for a treat today after months of being broke  :D.

Nice.  Means a lot after a lean period doesn't it. 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 22 June, 2011, 10:09:48 PM
The wife has had a pay rise and an increase in grade at work. Doing really well. Great stuff.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 22 June, 2011, 11:42:34 PM
because after tonight both Zarjaz 12 and Dogbreath 24 are ready to hit the printer. FutureQuake 18 is at 95% ready too, so I reckon this weekend will see it all clear and away. Then I'll be able to share some of the goodies with you lot.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 23 June, 2011, 11:54:17 AM
Nice one Bolt. 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 23 June, 2011, 12:56:38 PM
For the princely sum of £15 (all of which goes to Marie Curie Cancer), I just picked up the following DVDs:

All 5 seasons of ALIAS - that's 120+ hours of Jennifer Garner's cheek bones
The complete HEIMAT (german family struggle through Germany's most strugglesome times)
The Wrestler
Invasion (a body snatchers rip with Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman)
Love and Death (is this my favourite Woody Allen? I can't remember)
The Golden Compass
Brick (some Indie detective thing with Tommy from 3rd Rock and one of the lasses from Lost)
Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders angels ponder in Berlin)


Admittedly, I'm looking forward to watching some more than others but still drokking fantastic value for money.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 23 June, 2011, 04:11:03 PM
Great bargain right there!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 24 June, 2011, 09:13:25 PM
ok the new transformeres games some have turned up in the post well I was disapointed to find that the 2 normal DS vershions did not have cases like most ds games theas games were lose in a cardboord box but my geniouns not being ouwited by ativishions stupid packing move I got 2 spar boxes I had becaise the games that used to live in thros boxies were stolen I went down to the shop and perswaded game to give me the display box cover to Ds sutobots campain and game stachion to give me decpticons DS box cover so now for me and my obsechion all is right in the world. :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 24 June, 2011, 10:01:04 PM
ok the new transformeres games some have turned up in the post well I was disapointed to find that the 2 normal DS vershions did not have cases like most ds games theas games were lose in a cardboord box but my geniouns not being ouwited by ativishions stupid packing move I got 2 spar boxes I had becaise the games that used to live in thros boxies were stolen I went down to the shop and perswaded game to give me the display box cover to Ds sutobots campain and game stachion to give me decpticons DS box cover so now for me and my obsechion all is right in the world. :D

Could you run that by me again please ?

Me no comprendez..............

The Geniouns were too clever for the Ativishions ?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 24 June, 2011, 11:04:08 PM
 :lol:

Engrish.  Possibly the effects of using a handheld device.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 24 June, 2011, 11:14:39 PM
:lol:

Engrish.  Possibly the effects of using a handheld device.

With cheese in it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 25 June, 2011, 04:05:22 AM
How dare you lot take-the-piss out of the man who coined 'arsom'.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 25 June, 2011, 09:44:10 AM
Having never before claimed expences against my tax(I didnt know about it) I submitted a claim for four years medical expences, and yesterday I got a lovely cheque back!
 It will go straight toward paying car and house indurance, and mayby a few quid for ebay, Happy Days!

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 25 June, 2011, 10:28:11 PM
 Well Ativishions is definitely
(http://i2.cdnds.net/08/28/160x120_activision_logo.jpg)
And geniouns has to be Genius.

Tsk can't you understand CL2K speak. TSSSSSSK.



V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 25 June, 2011, 10:46:49 PM
It's limphid frilly right bucket niceness without any fizzwings or methatsoles and very easy to digesticate. Come on, kreep up.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 26 June, 2011, 07:56:53 AM
Ativishions is surely Activision's?
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 26 June, 2011, 02:01:20 PM
Well Ativishions is definitely
(http://i2.cdnds.net/08/28/160x120_activision_logo.jpg)
And geniouns has to be Genius.

Tsk can't you understand CL2K speak. TSSSSSSK.



V

I am only fluent in English unfortunately.

"Stupid packing move i got 2 spar boxes"

- Stupid packing move i got 2 spare boxes ?

Not sure what "packing move" is supposed to mean.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 26 June, 2011, 04:12:46 PM
Well Ativishions is definitely
(http://i2.cdnds.net/08/28/160x120_activision_logo.jpg)
And geniouns has to be Genius.

Tsk can't you understand CL2K speak. TSSSSSSK.



V

I am only fluent in English unfortunately.

"Stupid packing move i got 2 spar boxes"

- Stupid packing move i got 2 spare boxes ?

Not sure what "packing move" is supposed to mean.

packing move was to do with the way they decided to pack the games you know how DS games usichily come in a plastick cases well there was not one this time its just the DS cartrage losse in a cardbord box
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Peter Wolf 26 June, 2011, 09:34:24 PM
I went through a box of old halfpennies at a boot fair this morning and amongst them i found an 1878 halfpenny which has a coin catalogue value of 150-200 quid given its condition.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 27 June, 2011, 01:01:30 AM
Earlier on I found two official videos of special effects from Judge Dredd and I've only just gotten around to watching them. I would say that nigh on everything on these tapes has probably never been seen before by quite a lot of us and I wonder why a few of the scenes never made it onto the DVD as part of some extras package.

This must have been an ebay victory from years back and I must have put them into the obsolete video collection and forgotten about them.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 27 June, 2011, 12:54:28 PM
And are they the sort of thing that could be copied onto DVD or t'internet and distributed amongst us (ir you can do so while respecting the copywright of the original makers)?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 27 June, 2011, 01:23:32 PM
...because as of 8.30 this morning FQ18, DB24 and Z12 are all at the printers! I'll be doing the launch thing later this week for pre-orders :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 27 June, 2011, 03:28:39 PM
BAD NEWS: Found out the tram's were off again, seconds after buying my ticket
GOOD NEWS: Couple of hot girls asked me if I wanted to split a taxi
BAD NEWS: Stuck in a crappy office on the hottest day of the year
GOOD NEWS: Air conditioning on the hottest day of the year
BAD NEWS: Kids swimming in the Quays outside my window making me wish I ws 14 again and , annoying funtards on the phone all morning
GOOD BEST NEWS: They decided it was too quiet for the number of staff we have in so asked if I'd like to take a half day. I was outta there before their mouth stopped moving!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 27 June, 2011, 03:55:31 PM
GOOD NEWS: Couple of hot girls asked me if I wanted to split a taxi

Is that a Manchester saying  ;)  :-[  :-X
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 27 June, 2011, 03:57:36 PM
Not really, other than that's where I said it today.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 27 June, 2011, 05:57:54 PM
Just read that Nolan's Batman will NOT be in 3D. Thank God for that  :D

This is the quote from Comic Heroes 7

"Despite Warner desires, Nolan - no lover of 3D - has rejected it's use."
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 27 June, 2011, 07:11:57 PM
I read that.  As someone who can't see 3d I was pleased to someone avoiding the gimmick.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mister Pops 27 June, 2011, 07:19:53 PM
Derry made the Ulster finals in the GAA?TO THE BANDWAGON-MOBILE!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 27 June, 2011, 10:56:01 PM
I got told that I was not nede to volterin down at the charity shop today which ment I got to stay at home and avoide the rain (rain is horied when its bakeing hot as its horibile and warm)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 29 June, 2011, 04:15:21 PM
decided to play with my karcher power washer thanks to the people at the bottom house covering our garden in dust from grinding flagstones and the bugger leant his stones on my fence bending it and jamming the back gate ...anyway, the power washer was ok but seemed to need a rest every few seconds THEN SOMETHING KICKED IN AND IT WAS BLASTING MUCK EVERYWHERE! arsom.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 29 June, 2011, 06:50:17 PM
and the bugger leant his stones on my fence bending it and jamming the back gate ...

ooo-er Matron!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 29 June, 2011, 07:21:21 PM
ooer indeed but he bent over grabbed them with both hands and moved them further up his drive...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 29 June, 2011, 08:53:13 PM
I restarted my subs after quite a while and they arrived today (super quick, only phoned last friday).

Thrillpower returns to my house.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 29 June, 2011, 09:37:50 PM
Had my annual check up/cholesterol test at the doc's last week along with a 24 hour BP test yesterday and the results show that I'm in rude health!

I am celebrating with chips and wine.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 29 June, 2011, 10:43:48 PM
well done Rog.

You get an annual check now?

If you don't mind me asking, are you gone 40?

I had a test when i was 30 that showed high levels. They tried me on statins but i was allergic so nothing was done and I've never been tested since or had it mentioned.  Is there an age where annual checks might be allowed?

I do fear it could be a timebomb waiting to happen really.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 29 June, 2011, 11:16:08 PM
well done Rog.

You get an annual check now?

If you don't mind me asking, are you gone 40?

I had a test when i was 30 that showed high levels. They tried me on statins but i was allergic so nothing was done and I've never been tested since or had it mentioned.  Is there an age where annual checks might be allowed?

I do fear it could be a timebomb waiting to happen really.


I'm 42 and I've been on Statins for about 6 years now, my Mothers side of the family seem prone to high blood pressure and cholesterol. It's annoying as I eat a pretty low fat diet, but I'm happy that it's well under control.

I get an annual check because of the prescription for the statin, I have to see the Doc once a year to get it renewed so he tends to do several other tests at the same time as well as checking my BP, I had an extra test this year because I was concerned about one of the possible side effects of the statins (a muscle wasting condition) but I'm all clear on that front too  :).

I would seriously go back to your doc's and get tested again and get some advice though, remember, ninjas and cholesterol are the silent killers!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 30 June, 2011, 07:51:03 AM
Good news, Rog.

I would seriously go back to your doc's and get tested again and get some advice though, remember, ninjas and cholesterol are the silent killers!

I've never had a (physical) medical check-up of any kind as an adult.  I even somehow managed to get my life insurance without a medical.  When our family GP was asked for my medical records, he reported that I apparently didn't have any.  Now at the doddery age of 40 the whole prospect of finding out has assumed bowel-loosening proportions.  That, and I can't begin to afford the €60 that even an initial GP visit will cost in my wonderful country.  The joy of being a male stereotype.

Yours pretty much just waiting to drop dead any day now,

TB.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 30 June, 2011, 10:59:43 AM


I'm 42 and I've been on Statins for about 6 years now, my Mothers side of the family seem prone to high blood pressure and cholesterol. It's annoying as I eat a pretty low fat diet, but I'm happy that it's well under control.

I get an annual check because of the prescription for the statin, I have to see the Doc once a year to get it renewed so he tends to do several other tests at the same time as well as checking my BP, I had an extra test this year because I was concerned about one of the possible side effects of the statins (a muscle wasting condition) but I'm all clear on that front too  :).

I would seriously go back to your doc's and get tested again and get some advice though, remember, ninjas and cholesterol are the silent killers!

That makes a a lot of sense.  The muscle weakness problems were what i got right away so i couldn't stay on them sadly.

You've done me a favour, that's the prompt I needed to go back and get checked again.  10 years is too long to leave it when I know i had high levels anyway.

I've just phoned up and they want me to have a fasting blood test.   Mum has heart disease so it is a genuine concern really. 

That's your good deed for the day Rog!

I think this is a bigger threat to me that Ninjas  :lol:

TD: do you have an NHS there or is it all chargeable?  It's definitely worth getting checled at some point when finances allow i think.  the 40's are when problems start to emerge for many.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 30 June, 2011, 08:04:06 PM
I've had several large JDs, i'm sitting in my favourite venue Band on the Wall waiting to see my favourite folkie singer/songwriter, Martha Tilston
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 01 July, 2011, 09:19:24 AM

You've done me a favour, that's the prompt I needed to go back and get checked again.  10 years is too long to leave it when I know i had high levels anyway.

I've just phoned up and they want me to have a fasting blood test.   Mum has heart disease so it is a genuine concern really. 

That's your good deed for the day Rog!

I think this is a bigger threat to me that Ninjas  :lol:


Nice one Fishy, good luck.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 01 July, 2011, 09:24:01 AM
I've had several large JDs...

This cloning lark is getting out of hand (Rule 34 in action).
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Wils 01 July, 2011, 12:42:58 PM
After meeting each other on this very messageboard, this Monday coming marks the 8th anniversary of me and the beautiful Malchidiel becoming a couple. I've had 8 years of sarcasm, piss-takes and being told I smell of wee as well as being loved immensely and cared for so much by (IMO) the loveliest and most sadistic messageboarder ever. The messageboard has come in for a lot of stick over the years, but without it and if she hadn't have been signed up for it, we would never have met. Thanks, Mighty One!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 01 July, 2011, 12:53:24 PM
Congratulations to the both of you! Does that effectively make Wake Cilla? Should we all buy hats?
SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 01 July, 2011, 01:10:21 PM

Nice one Fishy, good luck.

Thank you.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Buttonman 01 July, 2011, 01:14:36 PM
After meeting each other on this very messageboard, this Monday coming marks the 8th anniversary of me and the beautiful Malchidiel becoming a couple. I've had 8 years of sarcasm, piss-takes and being told I smell of wee as well as being loved immensely and cared for so much by (IMO) the loveliest and most sadistic messageboarder ever. The messageboard has come in for a lot of stick over the years, but without it and if she hadn't have been signed up for it, we would never have met. Thanks, Mighty One!

Fantastic! First message board wedding? I'll start looking for a hat!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mikey 01 July, 2011, 01:18:16 PM
Good work Wils and Malchi! It's flew by...

M.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 01 July, 2011, 01:45:00 PM
Great news Wils and Malchi!  And just think, with the drastic reduction in the amount of sex you'll soon be having you'll have  the chance to post here more often! 

<<==Looks nervously at his own post count... ah, still, married life!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 01 July, 2011, 04:49:07 PM
New neighbours moving in next door and they look normal and they actually work for their money, great times!

Carolyn had a chat with them and they just want a quiet life. After two years of hell due to the two scum scrounging families it looks like we may have a peaceful time again  :D :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 01 July, 2011, 04:57:13 PM
They'll probably be serial killers - they always "seem quiet and keep themselves to themselves"
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 01 July, 2011, 07:03:50 PM
After meeting each other on this very messageboard, this Monday coming marks the 8th anniversary of me and the beautiful Malchidiel becoming a couple. I've had 8 years of sarcasm, piss-takes and being told I smell of wee as well as being loved immensely and cared for so much by (IMO) the loveliest and most sadistic messageboarder ever. The messageboard has come in for a lot of stick over the years, but without it and if she hadn't have been signed up for it, we would never have met. Thanks, Mighty One!

Congrats.  Two great boarders. Very chuffed for you both.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 01 July, 2011, 08:45:12 PM
They'll probably be serial killers - they always "seem quiet and keep themselves to themselves"

They're probably thinking the same thing after CF invited them to see his "cellar of Dredd..."
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: strontium71 01 July, 2011, 09:28:25 PM
Because after ages of not having a bike after it was stolen , I should be picking one up from Halfords tomorrow. I will be able to cycle again after weeks of [shudder] walking!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 03 July, 2011, 01:31:22 PM
Replaced the screen on Brendans DS last night, and it seem to be working well, its not been working for weeks so Im looking forward to the look on his face when he gets it.


David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JOE SOAP 03 July, 2011, 01:35:24 PM
I'll no longer have the oft wet-arse as I've just ordered a set of mud-guards after more than a year of cycling to work.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 03 July, 2011, 02:44:22 PM
I was thinking of buying Assassin's Creed 2 for the PS3 from Amazon marketplace last night but decided to leave it until I get paid next week.

I found it at a car boot sale for £3 today  :D.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Satanist 03 July, 2011, 04:12:20 PM
I'm off work for two weeks with the kids! Yee-ha! Two whole weeks with no plans!

And the sun seems to have remembered where Scotland is, Heres to days out here and there.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 03 July, 2011, 08:12:44 PM
Nice.  6 weeks until my leave.  Can't wait as it has been a busy year with lots of change.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 03 July, 2011, 11:43:33 PM
The best days out are the unplanned ones - I got a call this morning from a friend whose boyfriend plays in Shaun Ryder's band - did I want a free ticket to Chester Rocks today, leaving immediately?

It was lovely weather, and a top day out with some good mates. I saw a few bands I'm not fussed about (Lighting Seeds, Feeder, I am Kloot); Shaun, of course (shambolic but fun); The Australian Pink Floyd (awesome); Iggy and the Stooges (fucking rocked!) and Leftfield. We even feasted on beers and chocolate looted from backstage.

And on the way out some bloke clocked my Dredd shirt and shouted "Flesh - Claw Carver!" at me, which baffled most onlookers!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: EddieHitler 04 July, 2011, 08:20:01 PM
The 2000AD Online Forum exists!!!

This summer I have been as a football fan following the usual football related message boards and what drivel and rubbish I have had to read each day since the end of the season I just cannot take it any more so I have come back to the 2000AD forum to recoup and to find my sanity and avoid any football related nonsense.

Thank you!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: staticgirl 08 July, 2011, 07:29:28 PM
Welcome back!

Meanwhile - I am enjoying a bunch of people I really dislike having a bad time #notw :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 09 July, 2011, 01:04:37 PM
Packing up my childhood room and moving to Bristol this afternoon. Is it drokking fantastic? It's certainly at the very least quite exciting.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 09 July, 2011, 10:45:38 PM
Nice one Owen! Best of luck with the move, hope it all goes well.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 10 July, 2011, 10:44:44 AM
Big move. Best of luck with it.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 10 July, 2011, 03:53:47 PM
Good luck CFM  :D

So that's everyone sorted with free digs for next years Con  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emp 10 July, 2011, 07:21:55 PM
Because i don't go back to work yil 4th of August and i'm away home to Norn Iron for 2 weeks on thursday - lots of drinkin and catchups with mates...and a years worth of progs to catch up on! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 10 July, 2011, 07:43:02 PM
Have a great time Emp.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 10 July, 2011, 08:28:33 PM
As of tomorrow I will be working under the banner of Fujitsu rather than Map Electrics. Only time will tell on whether this remains in this thread.







V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Hoagy 11 July, 2011, 09:59:46 PM
I'm on google maps. Slap bang in the middle of a street shot!  Fame at last :))))!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 11 July, 2011, 10:19:59 PM
The builders have gone! the bloody builders have only bloody gone! and i didnt have to see him and punch him in his fat, twatty face with my fist. This means i can put Bram's room back together tomorrow morning, and he can sleep in there tomorrow. And i dont have to go to prison for punching a illiterate, offensive arse.

Of course, they painted it completely the wrong colour, but what do you expect. Morons.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Emp 11 July, 2011, 10:55:37 PM
you make them sound like a vermin problem :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 12 July, 2011, 01:18:19 PM
Our team at work just won an excellence award - the points can be converted into various types of vouchers and I thought they equalled a fiver, but it's actually £50 - Amazon here I come!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: CrazyFoxMachine 14 July, 2011, 09:08:10 AM
After eleven years I've got a 2000ad subscription :D Having just left home and having to prioritize funds... I thought this was a worthy investment.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 14 July, 2011, 09:40:45 AM
Good times. I recently did the same.   Can't beat it plopping through the letterbox.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 14 July, 2011, 09:50:47 AM
Good times. I recently did the same.   Can't beat it plopping through the letterbox.

Try telling that to Tony Lee.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dark Jimbo 14 July, 2011, 10:36:12 AM
 :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 14 July, 2011, 05:08:03 PM
 :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 15 July, 2011, 10:20:12 AM
Baby slept the night! First straight night sleep since New Year, the world isint quite as blurry today!!

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 15 July, 2011, 04:33:16 PM
Its great when that happens! Enjoy it while you can.........because when teething starts...............yowza!!!! :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Old Tankie 18 July, 2011, 06:23:01 PM
We are grandparents for the second time, yesterday!  A little girl, no names as yet, but I did suggest, "if 'Half Past Seven' is a good enough name for Beckham's girl, how's about "Half Past Two" for yours!!!"  (That's the time she was born).  I, of course, was told not to be so stupid!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 18 July, 2011, 06:41:05 PM
Congrats Granpa Tankie!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Old Tankie 18 July, 2011, 06:44:55 PM
Thanks, TB.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 18 July, 2011, 07:38:42 PM
Congratulations!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 18 July, 2011, 08:32:35 PM
Congrats Tankie.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 18 July, 2011, 08:39:07 PM
Congrats Granddad.
I do not intend to become one for many a year to come.





V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Old Tankie 18 July, 2011, 09:28:29 PM
Thanks guys.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 19 July, 2011, 02:04:50 AM
Congratulations  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 19 July, 2011, 06:58:08 PM
Very chuffed with my eye situation. Three years after the surgery the over correction which left me sightless for a short while and struggling for years has all but gone and they are the straightest and strongest they've been since I was a kid. Looking like the surgery took it's time but has paid off and that going part time is giving the eyes the break they need.

Very pleased after years of problems.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 19 July, 2011, 07:06:12 PM
but keep the specs in solidarity with your fellow geeks  :geek:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 19 July, 2011, 08:15:30 PM
it was only for muscle imbalance so not needed again at mo.  i could wear so plain glass ones i guess.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 20 July, 2011, 12:42:06 PM
I hvae discovered that possibly the only thing better than the smell of a new book is the smell of a new book that you have written!
Got my comp compies of Turning Tiger yesterday. Very happy.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 20 July, 2011, 01:32:08 PM
Nice one RAC!  That must be quite a feeling.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 20 July, 2011, 01:40:09 PM
Nice one RAC!  That must be quite a feeling.

It is, my friend, it is!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 20 July, 2011, 04:40:48 PM
I hvae discovered that possibly the only thing better than the smell of a new book is the smell of a new book that you have written!
Got my comp compies of Turning Tiger yesterday. Very happy.

Whore!!!

ps where can I buy it?  :-[
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 20 July, 2011, 05:42:50 PM
It's out in September- ask your local comic shop to order it!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: strontium_dog_90 20 July, 2011, 06:50:52 PM
It's out in September- ask your local comic shop to order it!

I'll keep my eyes open for them getting that one in  :)

Life's fantastic for me today because the local Forbidden Planet had the Butcher spin-off from "The Boys" in early, along with Issue Two of the new Hellraiser comic, which I've been wanting for a while. God bless pay-day shopping!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 20 July, 2011, 06:59:24 PM
I'll keep my eyes open for them getting that one in

Cheers, man- but it would really help if folks asked them to order it in!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: strontium_dog_90 20 July, 2011, 07:00:58 PM
I'll keep my eyes open for them getting that one in

Cheers, man- but it would really help if folks asked them to order it in!

Is it available in just comic shops? Or would a regular book shop be able to order it in?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 20 July, 2011, 07:08:33 PM
Either/or!

Cheers!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 20 July, 2011, 08:49:03 PM
because I have wone my second plantium trophy on my PS3
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 23 July, 2011, 11:26:13 AM
California here we come.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 23 July, 2011, 01:38:18 PM
I'm over in the states on a training course with work but I have the weekend off. I'm about to go and eat a hearty breakfast and then go and explore the New England coast.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 23 July, 2011, 05:55:22 PM
I'm over in the states on a training course with work but I have the weekend off. I'm about to go and eat a hearty breakfast and then go and explore the New England coast.
You eat heartily and supersize everything.




V
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mister Pops 23 July, 2011, 06:29:20 PM
I'm over in the states on a training course with work but I have the weekend off... then go and explore the New England coast.

Avoid Innsmouth, Froggy-Fish-People live there
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 23 July, 2011, 07:58:50 PM
I'm over in the states on a training course with work but I have the weekend off. I'm about to go and eat a hearty breakfast and then go and explore the New England coast.

Fantastic. We aim to visit NE.  Wifes company has offices there and we have people we can stay with.  We just need to do it when our son is a bit older and we can do it without it getting in the way of school (or without him) as we want to go in Autumn.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 23 July, 2011, 07:59:31 PM
I'm over in the states on a training course with work but I have the weekend off... then go and explore the New England coast.

Avoid Innsmouth, Froggy-Fish-People live there


Good point. Hope he doesn't feel drawn to the place.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 25 July, 2011, 04:53:25 AM
Well that was fucking epic.

Four guys, a Dodge Charger and a cooler full of beer, we drove the whole length of Connecticut listening to the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty before we ended up on a beach in Rhode island, drinking Sam Adams and talking shit while perving at hot girls in tiny bikinis.

We completely avoided any Cthulhu related encounters too :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 25 July, 2011, 08:20:05 PM
the new dredd pics! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Tiplodocus 30 July, 2011, 08:24:53 AM
San Francisco and my mates Bert and Ro and Miren.
Rafting down class 3 rapids on American River.
Swimming in Lake Tahoe.
So far, so awesome.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: spireite68 30 July, 2011, 08:47:09 AM
Got the weekend off so seeing that the Mrs hasnt going on a major bender in Nottingham today with an army of 30 lads!!!!! Happy Days.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 30 July, 2011, 10:41:40 PM
i'm going ferret racing tomorrow! (watching that is not actually competeing)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 31 July, 2011, 09:01:19 PM
I can order a pizza from my couch without having to speak to anyone or even have any money. Truly this is the best of all possible worlds.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Batman's Superior Cousin 31 July, 2011, 09:53:06 PM
I can order a pizza from my couch without having to speak to anyone or even have any money. Truly this is the best of all possible worlds.

http://www.just-eat.co.uk by any chance?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 02 August, 2011, 11:12:10 AM
mini mog's ferret won!!! yaaayyy!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JayzusB.Christ 02 August, 2011, 01:04:57 PM
The Prince concert last Saturday, and, more importantly, the Dublin Zombie Walk the weekend before:  Had no idea what to expect, but gettting professional make-up done and watching at least 2000 zombies walk the streets was bleeding amazing. Here's me and my friends:

(http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=637051460&sk=photos)

(http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=637051460&sk=photos)
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: JayzusB.Christ 03 August, 2011, 01:05:18 PM
Er... let's try that one again

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r153/brnwlsh/zombie2.jpg?t=1312372945)

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r153/brnwlsh/zombie1.jpg?t=1312373078)
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: maryanddavid 03 August, 2011, 06:06:40 PM
Deadly!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 03 August, 2011, 06:13:37 PM
just had a pleasant half hours bike ride with mini down  dead end road shes learnt to steer and pedal and only fell off twice!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Albion 05 August, 2011, 10:57:33 PM
Drokking fantastic but also kind of spugs a bit too because.......

Tomorrow I am going to see Brighton & Hove Albion play their first league game at their new stadium. Drokking fantastic indeed!

The spug part is that my best mate can't go as he is in hospital in London. That's why I'm going. He is a season ticket holder and has given me his ticket.

I had a season ticket many years ago but have drifted away from football a bit but I have supported the Albion for 34 years. I'm amazed and very grateful that after seeing them play in many crappy grounds and seen many crappy games in the 80's & 90's that I will be there for this great day. I saw the last game at the Goldstone Ground in 1997 and will now see the first at the Amex Stadium in 2011. Awesome.

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: IAMTHESYSTEM 06 August, 2011, 10:55:15 AM
Outrageouly gruesome photographs.

Isn't the tall Guy in the Hat Bruce Spence of MAD MAX 2 fame?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 09 August, 2011, 02:18:27 PM
free skip! (so far) they didnt ask for payment over the phone when i booked it nor did the bloke when he dropped it off and picked it up!

  mind you the office girl was a bit dim.

   "wheres it going?"
  "leyland"
"whats the adress?"
 "blah blah"
"wheres that?"
"leyland"

bless.

anyway my attic is a lot emptyer than it was and we have dumped a load of crap.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 10 August, 2011, 06:41:29 PM
bar next Monday i've finished my first quarter at work and now have the best part of 3 weeks off.

Been a hugely tiring period with tons to learn and achieve but gone well and managed to achieve first project on time. Now to chill out.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Colin Zeal 11 August, 2011, 05:09:38 PM
For the past couple of months it was on the cards that I (and others) would have to go down to reduced hours at work in order to keep our jobs. Just found out that there is enough money in the budget to keep us all on full time. Methinks a few pints are in order this evening.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 11 August, 2011, 05:16:22 PM
Great news Colin, that is reason enough to pop out and have a quick half of shandy.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Satanist 11 August, 2011, 05:44:26 PM
My wife and kids got a train to Cambridge this morning and wont be back until Monday night, which curiously coincides with when I plan on being sober again.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 11 August, 2011, 06:10:59 PM
Forum meet at The Satanist's house! Hang on a second that makes us all look stranger than we actually all are  :-X
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Keef Monkey 16 August, 2011, 06:41:38 PM
I just discovered I love rollercoasters! Never been on one in my life but Amy's a seasoned vet, so we went to Alton Towers for the day and it blew my mind (even if it took me a couple of rides to realise that I wasn't actually going to die). That Oblivion is some intense stuff. I feel a bit emasculated that in the photos we bought Amy is grinning like a loon and I'm shrieking like a man possessed. What a rush though, I want to go again already. Considering it's mainly the heights and the speed that scare me most, going on Rita first was maybe a bad choice.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JayzusB.Christ 16 August, 2011, 07:01:27 PM
Isn't the tall Guy in the Hat Bruce Spence of MAD MAX 2 fame?

Heh. That's my mate Erlandas, a mad fucker from Lithuania, which in fairness is probably similar to where Mad Max lives. And more than likely has a Thunderdrome or two.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: JayzusB.Christ 16 August, 2011, 08:09:55 PM
... but now you mention it...

(http://content6.flixster.com/question/37/32/96/3732960_std.gif)

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r153/brnwlsh/6135_102647871401_649661401_2638082_3623322_n1.jpg?t=1313522232)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 18 August, 2011, 02:18:01 PM
I had a great night out with an old friend last night, we drank beer, ate curry and watched the new planet of the apes movie.

After crashing out at his girlfriends house at about 3AM I awoke on the sofa this morning to the smell of bacon cooking. Moments later I was handed a plate with two bacon and egg muffins by the lady of the house just at the precise instant her dressing gown fell open giving me a flash of her boobies  :o.

Bacon and boobs! There are worse ways to start your day  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mardroid 19 August, 2011, 12:07:23 AM
Four muffins for the price of two!

Not bad!

Boom-Tsssh! Etc.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 19 August, 2011, 06:20:12 AM
Am in San Francisco nearing the end of the trip of a lifetime, and the beautiful lady referenced on this very messageboard way back here (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,26182.msg457583.html#msg457583), two days ago accepted my proposal to become my wife. Wow!

:-)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 19 August, 2011, 07:45:15 AM
Arsom!  Congrats Banners!  Should I start looking for a hat now?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 19 August, 2011, 08:26:50 AM
You obviously wowed her with that early Minty anecdote - Congratultaions dude!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 19 August, 2011, 09:08:45 AM
Great stuff Banners. It may not be tradition but you can send my invite by PM.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 19 August, 2011, 01:14:07 PM
Congratulations Banners, and yes i expect an invite by pm too. I understand planet replicas are doing special 'wedding themed' judge uniforms, though personally if doing it again id borrow ush's johnny alpha hat and get her to go as wulf.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 19 August, 2011, 01:22:50 PM
You didn't tell her you were Urban's stuntman, did you?

Serious congrats, Matt.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 19 August, 2011, 05:00:27 PM
Woohoo - I'm now off work for two weeks. I'm off to Amsterdam for a few days to sample the, um, coffee, so can't make Brum con.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 19 August, 2011, 06:50:23 PM
Congratulations Banners and soon to be Mrs Banners. I'm with everyone else about the invite  ;)

I suppose you could show the evening do on Skype and we can all watch the first dance together  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Banners 19 August, 2011, 07:03:46 PM
Cheers, fellas - thanks for all the kind thoughts :-)

The proposal was the easy part - now comes the question about whether she will ever be willing to wear that new Anderson uniform...(!)

Thanks again,

Banners
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 19 August, 2011, 09:13:06 PM
tell her if she really loves you she will... ;)





.....aaaand DFS have told me my sofa is covered so its a new free frame /mechanism!!! which is handy as the insurance didnt wanna know....


aaaand were off to southport flower show tomoz made better that mini invited her bestest freind from school who was six today and shes coming so one excited happy daughter
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 19 August, 2011, 10:37:37 PM
..aaand i got " a dance with dragons "for £12 from asda and mini got beverly hills chihuahahwaahheaaa 2 for £4!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 24 August, 2011, 06:30:20 PM
Warren Ellis' blog today: http://networkedblogs.com/m47tv?ref=nf
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 24 August, 2011, 06:54:35 PM
Warren Ellis' blog today: http://networkedblogs.com/m47tv?ref=nf

Oh that is drokking fantastic.  Pure gold dust. 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 24 August, 2011, 07:37:31 PM
Warren Ellis' blog today: http://networkedblogs.com/m47tv?ref=nf

Oh that is drokking fantastic.  Pure gold dust.

Yup- and right out of the blue as well!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Pete Wells 25 August, 2011, 11:09:48 AM
Life is drokking fantastic because my boy has just passed ALL of his GCSEs at grade C! I'm absolutely thrilled for him. I'm beaming from ear to ear and yet...

In the pit of my stomach it worries me. He put next to no effort in, despite me and his mam constantly nagging and I'm often astonished at some of the basic things he can't do (VERY simple arithmetic, 24hr clock, some of the brainless things he comes out with.) He's an absolutely brilliant, lovely, perfect lad but just, not so bright.

I hate to sound like a twat. I worship my boy and am super happy that today has gone well for him, but I can't help worrying for society a bit...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 30 August, 2011, 07:43:28 PM
had a spiffing day out with mini mogzilla in manchester kfc for lunch and new trainers for the little un!!!!

   nice spending time just me and her with the only hiccup being the train that died one stop along in oxford road ,she got a bit worried we were going to be stranded in manc but we were soon on a new train but had to get off at chorley and get a bus....we were tempted to stay on til glasgow and go nessie hunting but the wife wouldve sulked...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 30 August, 2011, 10:27:18 PM
Been on a fantastic family holiday, staying in the Cite in Carcassonne.  Just lovely.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 30 August, 2011, 10:32:45 PM
23 years ago today I started my Army life.
I am in this thread because being reminded of this has brought back many brilliant memories.
Good times, good times.




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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 30 August, 2011, 11:49:54 PM
Been on a fantastic family holiday, staying in the Cite in Carcassonne.  Just lovely.

Fantastic place! The first time I ever got drunk was on a school holiday there when I was 14!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 10 September, 2011, 02:25:45 PM
Kids really are remarkable. We brought our youngest girl home from hospital after a couple of days in, she got her tonsils and adenoids removed.
She was in bad form yesterday, sore and grumpy, today she is flying about the place eating before and behind her, good to see it.

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 11 September, 2011, 09:31:54 PM
Looks like my neighbour is on the long road to rocovery. It seems he is being let out of hospital for day visits home. He still looks very weak but what he has gone through it warms me through to see him up and about.





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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: willthemightyW 11 September, 2011, 10:02:22 PM
good news vzzbux!
And belated good news to banners!!!!!!!!!!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 12 September, 2011, 06:14:10 PM
I've had some really exciting news on the comic writing front.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: willthemightyW 12 September, 2011, 06:36:36 PM
I've had some really exciting news on the comic writing front.

well... :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Richmond Clements 12 September, 2011, 06:40:16 PM
I've had some really exciting news on the comic writing front.

well... :)

NDAs and all that old chap... that and not wanting to jinx it!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mister Pops 17 September, 2011, 06:12:07 PM
...Ireland turned Australia's world upside down this morning.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SmallBlueThing 18 September, 2011, 05:55:03 PM
Because i just bought a mint copy of sean manchester's book, 'the highgate vampire', published by the british occult society, for £3.50.

Ive been after this for years, and didnt expect to find it under my nose in my local secondhand bookshop.

And- case files eleven for a fiver. Minor crease on back cover.

SBT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 20 September, 2011, 08:42:01 PM
because theres hype over the new unicron toy which has a new head all the older vershions have gone dirt cheap and I got one for £40 mint in box this is less than the originil shop price.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cthulouis 20 September, 2011, 09:07:23 PM
Was that a one off, Cyberleader, or is there I place I too could get such a thing.

(I'm guessing the new one you speak of is the Masterpiece one?)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 21 September, 2011, 12:08:51 AM
Was that a one off, Cyberleader, or is there I place I too could get such a thing.

(I'm guessing the new one you speak of is the Masterpiece one?)

this is the G1 head remold amazon exclusive http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-25th-Anniversary-Unicron-Kranix/dp/B004ZKT4KI/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header they even cover import duitys its because of this all the older vershion of unicron are going for dirt cheap as people are selling them to pay for the new one and I was luckey to get a mint in box japnises armada unicron for £40 (£12 shiping) a fue months ago would have been luckey to see one in that condichion for less than £189 so thats why im pleases so check ebay theres some great bargins but if you want one thats more G1 like go to that link

Edit:
this is the one I got http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemNext&item=130575053673&pt=UK_ToysGames_ActionFigures_ActionFigures_JN&autorefresh=true
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 27 September, 2011, 05:59:51 PM
My mum does not have cancer  :D.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Zarjazzer 27 September, 2011, 07:09:31 PM
Hurrah! Grand news Rog69.

And I've just been told my niece has passed her nursing with a first. Yay!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 27 September, 2011, 07:17:05 PM
My mum does not have cancer  :D.

Fantastic news  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 27 September, 2011, 07:39:44 PM
My mum does not have cancer  :D.

excellent!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 28 September, 2011, 08:05:14 PM
I just proved my title as online ulitimat mobile suit ace in the game Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 playing the online mishion I was teamed up with some one playing as Kou Uraki and he was useing Kou's suit he died 8 time where I was using a mass-produchion Gin not only did I not die I got more kills than him and more Ace kills than him nouthing more pleasing than humeleating some one online
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 29 September, 2011, 07:30:11 PM
Delighted to hear that Rog.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: klute 05 October, 2011, 05:41:26 PM
I saw a lot of casefiles (11 in total) on ebay for £120 unluckily at the time i was strapped for cash so i didn't bid and they didn't sell.

So on advice from the wife and various other people i got in contact with said seller who said they would keep them for me till the end of the month at which point we would give each other the nod to put them up for sale for me.

End of the month came i bought them for the £120 pounds and had then delivered yesterday  not only did i get the lot in perfect condition BUT the seller had also added the D.R and Quinch Titan graphic novel into the lot which made my day just that touch sweeter.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 08 October, 2011, 11:31:30 AM
I am back here, which a smile for me, also we sold current house (enbloc) go wiki it, and with the modest proceeds bought bigger free hold two storey penthouse apartment. WOO HOOO!

trust the usual suspects here are all well.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 09 October, 2011, 03:54:19 AM
I attended a retro night concert in the park open air last night, Belinda Carliye.
BANNANRAMA (whom used to live in the flat above FB in denmark street i believe) and the HUMAN LEAGUE. yes our phil whom wore his dark judges t shirt in Together in Electric Dreams.

it was bloody awesome, wore my megazine dredd t-shirt 20 years on the street to the show. PERFECT
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 19 October, 2011, 03:02:42 PM
I won a Dredd V death statue on Ebay for USD 225!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its is bloody huge. far bigger then i expected,
lovely piece,

is nothing good happening to the board lately, or is my life the only one that is just awesome of late.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 19 October, 2011, 03:09:26 PM
I won a Dredd V death statue on Ebay for USD 225!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its is bloody huge. far bigger then i expected,

Its not this one is it?

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/2000ad%20Sites/P9170006.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 19 October, 2011, 03:14:01 PM
 :lol:
sadly not that wonderful, the postage would have been a bugger!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 23 October, 2011, 07:58:04 PM
Today I saw the coolest jacket in the world.




This guy's hoodie had the Grim Reaper on the back and he was showing us his knuckles. Even though he had a skeleton face his hands were regular human hands that had flesh on them.

The aforementioned knuckles had "GAME OVER" tattooed on them. But not with ink, no sirree bob. It had been carved in so it was bloody. Presumably with one of the fancy knives that the Grim Reaper was holding.

I could tell the guy wearing was a really interesting person who I would like to talk to. However I would also be sure not to inadvertently upset him as there would be a high probability that it would be "GAME OVER" ... for me.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Buttonman 23 October, 2011, 08:05:17 PM
Today I saw the coolest jacket in the world.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/the-worlds-best-jacket.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Batman's Superior Cousin 23 October, 2011, 08:37:31 PM
Today I saw the coolest jacket in the world.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/the-worlds-best-jacket.jpg)

You saw the very same jacket that Homer JaySimpson saw!!!! :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 23 October, 2011, 09:38:51 PM
Passed  my Pre Westbury last weekend so have an immediate reccomendation to attend Westbury at the earliest opportunity to try and get my Commision.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Batman's Superior Cousin 23 October, 2011, 10:34:52 PM
Passed  my Pre Westbury last weekend so have an immediate reccomendation to attend Westbury at the earliest opportunity to try and get my Commision.

Congrats!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 24 October, 2011, 10:39:30 AM
Logan sounds great. well done
 you have placed it here as such it deserves to be acknowledged.

May i ask what is Westbury,where you will get your commission,
 I have not lived in the UK for 22 years be gentle, with me. genuine question.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 24 October, 2011, 12:27:25 PM
Logan sounds great. well done
 you have placed it here as such it deserves to be acknowledged.

May i ask what is Westbury,where you will get your commission,
 I have not lived in the UK for 22 years be gentle, with me. genuine question.

Its the selection centre for TA commisions.
a whole weekend of tests and interviews to see whether I can be a rodney and get issued my black labrador.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 24 October, 2011, 05:33:22 PM
Logan sounds great. well done
 you have placed it here as such it deserves to be acknowledged.

May i ask what is Westbury,where you will get your commission,
 I have not lived in the UK for 22 years be gentle, with me. genuine question.

Its the selection centre for TA commisions.
a whole weekend of tests and interviews to see whether I can be a rodney and get issued my black labrador.
AHHH so you will be giving up working for a living in the TA circles.
Congrats all the same.



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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 24 October, 2011, 07:14:56 PM
Salutations Logan  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 25 October, 2011, 08:29:44 PM
Today I found two unread Godzilla GN's in the attic today. Well thats my weekend read sorted.





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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Batman's Superior Cousin 26 October, 2011, 05:22:36 PM
I've passed my Driving Test today!!!
:)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 27 October, 2011, 01:08:48 PM
we have new kittens coming tonight.   
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 28 October, 2011, 09:57:21 PM
I got this DVD in the post today from HMV its not out till monday score

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5320/pa170320.jpg)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 29 October, 2011, 05:36:17 AM
Plane tickets booked, Hotel booked,1st class :P train tickets booked London to Plymouth, UK! Christmas 2011
DEVONS DADDY ARE GO!        ZARJAZ! 
all that and planet replicas able to offer a pre-order items to help santa. does it get any better. 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 03 November, 2011, 03:11:52 PM
I got a 3a mongral, I thought I had missed them. One email and a very pleasant chap on hong kong, some may suggest he is not from the area then :-X ( not I.) and one of the prized sculptures is now at chap loc airport flying cargo class :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 03 November, 2011, 09:54:44 PM
At the moment Sainsbury's has half price on all toys.
I bought this and looking at the reciept I was paid 1p for taking it out of the shop.
RRP £25.99
Sale £12.99
Me -1p
(http://www.toyworldgroup.com/image/cache/data/Lego%20Disney%20Pixer%20cars%202/Ultimate%20Build%20Francesco%20/8678-500x500.jpg)




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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 12 November, 2011, 10:22:42 PM
In just ten minutes time, I'm going to pretend to double-tap my parents with this plastic water pistol.

Wish me luck!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 14 November, 2011, 07:31:14 PM
cos my little girl has been ebaying stuff and with her savings she can buy herself a puppy (she wants a pug....called pugwash)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 14 November, 2011, 10:20:22 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because I compleated wave 30 on backyard monsters but look what happend to my yard
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2569/damthatlastdave.png)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 14 November, 2011, 10:37:33 PM
Had a brilliant weekend, comicky thing went well on Saturday, and Sunday was my birthday. Mary cooked a fantastic meal AND triamsu. I got cash, and the  Kids made me Moshi Monster cards and bought me Dennis the Menace boxers, and I got this.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270835441834?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648
 Its the ebay pic and its absolutly class, Goddard is such a great artist.

David

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 15 November, 2011, 12:18:18 PM
we just picked up the keys to our new home,  :D

A two storey penthouse with a wonderful roof garden, in an area very near to the centre of the city.
(there are no green fields here :-\)
 the complex has a pool, jacuzzi,underground parking,BBQ pits, 24 hour security, kio ponds and a sauna. i could potenitally cook the kio in the sauna and finish them on the BBQ!.  :o wonder how that would go down with the new neighbors.

must get on the email to Denise at subs!!! moving in after christmas.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 16 November, 2011, 12:54:53 PM
arfter nerley a weak of playing this facebook game called backyard monsteres ibve compleated not only the monster invashions weak waves 30 to 30 but as of 30 minits ago I beat there bonus wave and I managed it without spentding a singile peney on it and theres people who pay to plays this ha

My moment of victory
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/7420/victoryismine.png)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SpetsnaZ99 17 November, 2011, 09:19:54 AM
Last night my girlfriend had half a bottle of wine and turned to me to say... "Its no use, I cant keep it to myself any longer, Ive got us tickets to see The Red Hot Chili Peppers next June". I love her so much.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: paddykafka 17 November, 2011, 11:11:30 AM
Life is drokking fantastic 'cause Ireland are through to the 2012 European Cup footie finals and I'm gradually recovering from a two-month bout of Gastritis. (No link by the way between both events - or at least I don't think so ...)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 17 November, 2011, 08:46:27 PM
were getting a puppy!  grug (pug/griffin extra marital! :o) went to see him yesterday and hes soooooo cute! told the little un so shes over the moon and hes being called merlin...two weeks til we collect him!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 17 November, 2011, 08:55:02 PM
Nothing makes a family's spirits soar like damn good dog, Mogz - hope Merlin takes some of the edge off the spuggery.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 20 November, 2011, 01:14:25 AM
Life's so drokking fantastic because I dont need words to express why

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6594/hellyeaf.png)
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8633/suckiti.png)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 21 November, 2011, 05:32:45 PM
Nothing makes a family's spirits soar like damn good dog, Mogz - hope Merlin takes some of the edge off the spuggery.

indeed,since we lost our lab last year its not been the same without treading in poo in the garden...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: The Legendary Shark 21 November, 2011, 05:56:59 PM
My pup's seven months old now and the positive effect he's had on my mood is inestimable - despite the fact that this morning he found one of my of Judge Dredd paperbacks (Deathmasques by Dave Stone) and decided to eat most of the back cover and the corners off the last 40 pages.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Van Dom 21 November, 2011, 08:28:53 PM
I still remember when my dog, rest his soul, devoured my copy of prog 600 all those years ago. I was in tears. Literally. Until my mum went round the shop and bought me another! Still though - dogs are the best arent they?
I cant have one, as Ive got 4 young kids and a dog would be a bit too much extra work at the moment - but I got myself a couple of dwarf hamsters on Saturday, with a cool little house for them, and they are the business. Named them Ammy and Issun after characters from the great game Okami. They were a bit nippy the first day but seem to have gotten used to me by now and no longer attempt to shear my fingers off when I go to pick them up. Great little fellas. I love pets!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 21 November, 2011, 10:08:32 PM
Last night my girlfriend had half a bottle of wine and turned to me to say... "Its no use, I cant keep it to myself any longer, Ive got us tickets to see The Red Hot Chili Peppers next June". I love her so much.
My missus went to see them last nigh and said they were Brilliant.




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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 24 November, 2011, 07:10:04 PM
FRIDGE CHOCOLATE
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 26 November, 2011, 01:40:27 PM
Wife, bought me a MacBook pro, for Christmas , at the I.T fair, which meant it was loaded with goodies. Mousse,Mac office,ext warranty,headphones,card reader,case, the only issue it's getting wrapped and not allowed to see daylight till the 25th  :-\.  Ok  :P :D :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: I, Cosh 26 November, 2011, 01:57:14 PM
FRIDGE CHOCOLATE
Depends. Great for a Dairy Milk, not so good for a Toffee Crisp or an Aero.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 27 November, 2011, 08:52:30 AM
on a personal level I managed to complete an entire page of pencils and inks. And it is a 'good' page, too. Compared to the year it has taken me to pencil five pages this is an achievement of betelgeusian proportions. The page has now been scanned and sent to the editor for approval before I letter.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 01 December, 2011, 08:26:11 AM
BECAUSE ITS 1st DECEMBER the Advent calendar starts today!!!!!

thats DROKKING FANTASTIC.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 02 December, 2011, 10:14:56 PM
I just read this chain post off face book that a fue of my friends have been posting

Dear Tech Support Team,

Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 5.0 to Wife 1.0. I soon noticed that the new program began unexpected child-processes that took up a lot of space and valuable resources.

In addition, Wife 1.0 installed itself into all other programs and now monitors all other system activities. Applications such as BachelorNights 10.3 , PlayBall 5.0 , BeerWithBuddies 7.5, and Outings 3.6 no longer run, crashing the system whenever selected.

I can't seem to keep Wife 1.0 in the background while attempting to run my favorite applications. I'm thinking about going back to Girlfriend 5.0 , but the 'uninstall' doesn't work on Wife 1.0 .

Please help!

Thanks,

"A Troubled User"

REPLY: Dear Troubled User,
This is a very common problem that people complain about.

Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 5.0 to Wife 1.0 , thinking that it is just a Utilities and Entertainment program. Wife 1.0 is an OPERATING SYSTEM and is designed by its Creator to run EVERYTHING!!!

It is also impossible to delete Wife 1.0 and to return to Girlfriend 5.0 . It is impossible to uninstall, or purge the program files from the system once installed. You cannot go back to Girlfriend 5.0 because Wife 1.0 is designed not to allow this. (Look in your Wife 1.0 Manual under Warnings-Alimony-Child Support).
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 03 December, 2011, 06:33:28 PM
...'cos we have our puppy!!!!!!!!!!!! (pictures to follow when i remember a password)

Merlin the 8 week old griffon pug cross the drive home didnt bother him at all even though we missed our junction and had a little detour round east lancashire hes now panned out after playing all afternoon and even kicked mini off his cushion....


  i also now have to wear slippers in the house for the puddles..
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 03 December, 2011, 07:19:55 PM
Excellent news Mogzilla!  Keep us appraised of cuteness related incidents!

In similarly cheery mode, we got our Christmas tree today, which unlike Mogz's puppy is just for Christmas.  (Or maybe until July, when I get eventually round to chopping its dessicated corpse up and getting it out of the garden (Our tree, not Mogz's puppy)).   

I love having a Christmas tree, next best thing about the whole seasonal business after Stephen's Day leftovers, Bad Santa and the Chrimbo prog.  Best of all we paid for it entirely from recycling old clothes (€1 a kilo!).  Piney smelling arsomness rules the day.

Now all we have to deal with is our most recent kitten's intensely climby reaction to it...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 04 December, 2011, 11:21:25 AM
The wife has took the kids to see friends in Coventry today and they both insisted on taking last weeks and this weeks prog with them to read for the journey.




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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 06 December, 2011, 05:38:55 PM
Because my friend's mother might live to see Christmas and beyond!
It meant emailing every politician and every media outlet to get this result (she's going to be on the 6-1 news shortly). No one should have to go to such lengths to beg for medication.

But...result!

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1206/haydena.html
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 06 December, 2011, 08:11:45 PM
I am still gainfully employed. WHOO.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 06 December, 2011, 08:12:29 PM
Truly wonderful news there johnnystress  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 06 December, 2011, 08:17:56 PM
Nice one Johnny, that's quite a story. 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 07 December, 2011, 07:15:40 PM
FRIDGE CHOCOLATE
Depends. Great for a Dairy Milk, not so good for a Toffee Crisp or an Aero.

my wife keeps sticking the tunnocks wafers in the fridge so they disintergrate and lose all that chewyness
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 07 December, 2011, 07:30:51 PM
...'Cos my little lad sat in the back of the car today on the way to his swimming lesson and read me a whole Stage 3 reading book cover to cover, flawlessly, including correctly sounding out several words he'd never read before.  Three cheers for the Oxford Reading Tree, it's a marvel - beautifully drawn fun stories that are often cheeky enough to get an actual laugh out of me, as well as subtly and gradually developing The Boy's confidence.  He gets four of these a week for homework now (he's 5), and I genuinely look forward to reading them with him, which can only help the whole enterprise.  Beats See Spot Run into a cocked hat.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 07 December, 2011, 09:45:47 PM
OWNED

http://www.ivillage.com/bullies-joke-backfires-when-teen-wins-homecoming-queen/4-h-403408
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SpetsnaZ99 08 December, 2011, 10:40:59 AM
OWNED

http://www.ivillage.com/bullies-joke-backfires-when-teen-wins-homecoming-queen/4-h-403408

I think ill watch Carrie tonite
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 08 December, 2011, 06:56:37 PM
OWNED

http://www.ivillage.com/bullies-joke-backfires-when-teen-wins-homecoming-queen/4-h-403408
THey covered this in the latest Scooby Doo series but the person getting bullied disapeared, came back years later as a fake ghost and got her comeuppance. The original bullies got away scott free. Yeh great message Hanna Barbara.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jom56DGiDHs



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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 09 December, 2011, 07:51:26 PM
Had a tweet from the editor of SFX earlier, to see about doing something for their 'Your Collections' page  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: mogzilla 09 December, 2011, 11:21:38 PM
its only a little bit...theyd need a special to do it justice
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: DoomBot 10 December, 2011, 05:10:38 PM
Saw Hawkwind play in Manchester last night. As awesome as ever. Happy happy happy  :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 11 December, 2011, 09:08:28 PM
My grandads 90th birthday bash went off without a hitch and a total success. Its all thanks to my lovely wife for taking on the task of organising this, off her own back I might add.
The odd thing is all the hostile animosity between my wife and the EX seems to have disappeared, Maybe the Bitch EX has totally grown up and took stock on her life. Thumbs up all round.






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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 12 December, 2011, 01:06:03 AM
Family do's can be such stressful vzzbux, when they go well its a great feeling. 90's a great age too, hope he enjoyed the night.
As for me, it was Marys birthday today, we went out for dinner, and then to our local, where we met up with a few friends that we hadnt met in an age. Marriage and kids have made us very lazy, must get out more often, great night.
David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 12 December, 2011, 06:30:42 AM
This Friday, we fly to the UK, for CHRISTMAS ,
This is my first christmas off for 22 years!
This is our first christmas as a family in the UK wife,son,grandparents,sister DADDY! :D

LIFES SO DROKKING FANTASTIC!  :lol:



: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 12 December, 2011, 06:38:27 AM
Glorious post to wake up to on a dark Monday morning - thrilled for you, DD!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 12 December, 2011, 09:06:17 AM
I got another two months of antidepressants.

PARTY TIME.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 12 December, 2011, 11:33:20 AM
I got another two months of antidepressants

 some say, its like
viagra
without the blue colour. in terms of stamina and ability enhancement. ;)
truly party time.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cthulouis 14 December, 2011, 02:10:39 AM
I've just finished the art for Halo and the Gryphon part 2. Well, unless Van Dom decides it's poo and makes me start again.

So now to sleep. And then back to Dr WTF.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 16 December, 2011, 04:03:32 AM
FLYING to the UK tonight.
for the whole of christmas.

I shall log in each day for the advent calendar.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Rog69 16 December, 2011, 05:53:54 PM
After a seemingly never ending 12 hour night shift work has finally relinquished it's steely grip.
I now have a full 11 days off  :D.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 17 December, 2011, 11:43:20 AM
Digging out the Xmas deccies ment that I discovered a whole box of comics and books I forgot I had, thought were lost, given away including The Dredd Board game!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 19 December, 2011, 05:24:50 PM
AT LAST!

When I was down the town earlier I found a new Games Workshop type of shop and so in I went. The few times I have been to the actual Games Workshop in the town they didn't want to know really, Dredd and all that but finally I have found a person willing to custom build and paint, a Mega City One street scene for all my miniatures. I've shook hands on it and will be back with what I want after Christmas.

I'm now thinking of what to include (yes Pete I will have your block included) and I'm thoroughly happy. Skedways, pedways, blocks, etc...  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Steve Green 19 December, 2011, 05:52:06 PM
I think you should spray your costume grey and stand towering over it...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 19 December, 2011, 05:58:02 PM
You're a cruel man Steve - you just know that idea will gnaw at CF forever.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Steve Green 19 December, 2011, 06:30:37 PM
I give it six months :)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Steve Green 19 December, 2011, 08:18:38 PM
Even better - get CF a Manta tank hat and he can pop his head up in the middle of it...
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 19 December, 2011, 08:44:43 PM
Now that I would wear to work  ;)

As for becoming the Statue of Judgement I like that idea  :crazy:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 19 December, 2011, 08:56:03 PM
A bit of photoshoppery and Steve's idea is a must.





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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Proudhuff 20 December, 2011, 09:47:44 AM
you've have to scrawl the Chopper smiley on too
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 20 December, 2011, 12:36:58 PM
None of that CGI jiggery-pokery, round here we do things the proper way.  Get the -ahem- cheap Halloween version and spray paint it ferrocrete grey.  You know it makes sense.  Oh, and be sure to use heat-sensitive paint for the smiley.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 20 December, 2011, 05:41:17 PM
I shall take all that on board  ;)

Today was great fun, the photographer from SFX turned up 20 minutes early as I was having a shave, so I had to answer the door wrapped in just a towel  :lol:

Once the uniform was on we went through various poses and then it was onto my 6 favourite items, which he did in close up. I won't say what they are but I'm sure some would be easy to guess. You'll just have to buy the mag when I'm in it to find out!

By the way, I never took the helmet off once throughout the shoot  :thumbsup:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 20 December, 2011, 06:05:49 PM
...I had to answer the door wrapped in just a towel...

Once the uniform was on we went through various poses and then it was onto my 6 favourite items...

By the way, I never took the helmet off once throughout the shoot...[/color]

I'm sure I've seen this movie.  Did the plumber and the pizza delivery guy turn up about 10 minutes in?
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Trout 20 December, 2011, 06:28:52 PM
Tordel watches gay p0rn.  :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Dandontdare 20 December, 2011, 06:37:23 PM
okay so CF doing Dredd-porn has now replaced swinging Krankies in the "mental images I wish I could get rid of" part of my brain.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 20 December, 2011, 07:02:01 PM
It wasn't as good as when a lady from the Royal Mail was at the door and I answered it wearing my towel again but this time I was soaking wet  :angel:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Minkyboy 20 December, 2011, 07:44:32 PM
It is completely impossible for me to be peeling spuds for roast potatoes without whispering under my breath, "Spudgun to Roasties!" and then grinning like an idiot.

And now it will be unavoidable for you too!

Merry Christmas you buncha Tooth Fairies



: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Trout 20 December, 2011, 08:36:48 PM
Hang on - I'm going to regret asking this, but why were you just in a towel for shaving?

What were you shaving?

 :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 20 December, 2011, 09:08:51 PM
Don't tell me that you don't know the getting ready mantra of the 3 S's  ;)
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Trout 20 December, 2011, 09:26:26 PM
TOO MUCH INFORMATION.

Dredd keeps his helmet on for that, too.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Satanist 21 December, 2011, 01:15:51 PM
I got a free 3DS through the work, Get in!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Mardroid 22 December, 2011, 06:49:58 PM
Don't tell me that you don't know the getting ready mantra of the 3 S's  ;)

I got a free 3DS through the work, Get in!

 :o
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 23 December, 2011, 07:01:38 PM
Christmas leave with the family has started.  Had a lovely day with the son, went swimming, came home to have unhealthy lunch and then watched xmas films.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: maryanddavid 24 December, 2011, 12:29:34 AM
We brought out youngest girl home today from hospital, after a few very scary days, everything seems ok, TG.
And to top it off  Mary and me went to the christmas shopping, we had stockpiled the Dunnes clubcard points till the end of year and we had 90 odd Euro, but they printed the sheet twice and we got near 180 Euro off the shopping!

David
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Bolt-01 24 December, 2011, 11:08:50 AM
Because I got the prof this morning. Not had chance to do more than open the envelope so far. Praise Tharg.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 24 December, 2011, 11:21:57 AM
My limited edition TRU Boba Fett arrived yesterday.


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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Something Fishy 24 December, 2011, 11:50:21 AM
Glad all is well MaD.  Great to hear.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Roger Godpleton 25 December, 2011, 04:04:13 PM
I got some new t-shirts.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 27 December, 2011, 04:44:17 PM
I spent Christmas in the UK! Saw friends of 32 years, ate mince pies cake and clotted cream
.late night shopping and family, with a Xmas day Dr Who,perfect
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: James Stacey 17 January, 2012, 08:42:39 AM
Little Angels are back
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: johnnystress 17 January, 2012, 09:00:51 AM
these guys?  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZxiTZQT028
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: James Stacey 17 January, 2012, 09:05:51 AM
Thems the boys. Split in 94 and are reuniting for download. Pity the rest of the bill (IMO) is so average.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: vzzbux 17 January, 2012, 08:41:01 PM
Hairspray rock. Fucking hated it.





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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 21 January, 2012, 07:15:13 PM
Life's so drokking fantastic because morsions and a cople of outher shops sales on games I now have more PS3 games than I can atachily play and most of them I got for under £10 each I think ive secured me about 6 months worth of game play in only a fue weaks.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gonk 22 January, 2012, 07:10:55 AM
Sunday morning, time for an English cooked breakfast.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: SpetsnaZ99 22 January, 2012, 08:15:46 AM
Sunday morning, time for an English cooked breakfast.

you jammy get... ah well, enjoy  :'(
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: IAMTHESYSTEM 22 January, 2012, 11:47:48 AM
All I had was toast.

With Honey mind so that's better! :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: W. R. Logan 22 January, 2012, 01:39:32 PM
AOSB
CFCB 114
Candidate 78
Weekend over 8-)

Now to wait for the pass or fail letter next week.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Cyberleader2000 22 January, 2012, 01:42:39 PM
Sunday morning, time for an English cooked breakfast.

that does sound nice dam now im realy hungreay

All I had was toast.

With Honey mind so that's better! :D

I had a big bole of nouthing I still have not eaten yet
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: ICONIC_TM 22 January, 2012, 09:00:00 PM
Butterscotch & banana angel delight,

Nuff Said!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gonk 22 January, 2012, 09:17:08 PM
Angel Delight? No! Instant Whip! Nuff said! :lol:
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 23 January, 2012, 05:05:29 AM
We moved into the new home.
wonderful place, renovations almost perfect :-\ but overall bloody great.
the new place room sports the 55inch tv the wife bought me for a gift, with the cabinets below adorned with the 2000ad statues.

must go check out the warmth of the pool now. LIFES DROKKING FANTASTIC!!!
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gonk 23 January, 2012, 07:35:21 AM
Time for another cooked full English breakfast.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 23 January, 2012, 01:10:40 PM
I had two sleep paralysis events last night and I really enjoyed them this time (the last one was 20+ years ago before I knew what they were).

When the first one happened (last night) I knew what it was, so I didn't panic but still tried to move but couldn't. Then I felt a shadow smother me and something whisper in my ear but for the life of me I couldn't make the words out. This is when I really tried to force some movement but failed again. I then relaxed as best I could and felt myself come out of it and opened my eyes and just looked at the clock, with a smile on my face.

The next one seemed to happen quite quickly after the first and this time I think I must have been just going into it as I was able to move my toes, or was that all in my mind! No shadow this time and no voice, mores the pity as I was going to really listen to what was said.

: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gonk 23 January, 2012, 05:44:33 PM
Just picked a big bogi out of my nose. It gave me such a great sense of acheivement.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: locustsofdeath! 23 January, 2012, 06:03:12 PM
Just picked a big bogi out of my nose. It gave me such a great sense of acheivement.

Somehow, I believe that.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Devons Daddy 24 January, 2012, 03:40:06 AM
CF
just a thought here, you may want to get those sleep paralysis looked into.
they are Stroke symptoms,or as we know them to be a suspended sentance from the four dark judges.

your quack may be interested in asking you to have  few tests.
your description is far to close to my two incidents 3 years ago to be left unresponded too.

, in the case you quack says umm, you need to start eating rat poison(warfarin), please have my name added to your will towards items in your cellar :D
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gonk 24 January, 2012, 08:25:46 AM
It's my 200th post.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: locustsofdeath! 24 January, 2012, 08:30:17 AM
It's my 200th post.

That post belongs in "Life Spugs" for the rest of us. " :lol:"
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: TordelBack 24 January, 2012, 08:39:04 AM
It's my 200th post.

25 posts a day?  I thought I had problems (be nice, now). 
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: COMMANDO FORCES 24 January, 2012, 03:16:12 PM
Devons Daddy, thanks but I enjoyed them this time so I'm hoping for more  ;)

Just seen on Twitter that Colin Wilson is drawing Rogue Trooper again  :thumbsup:

The exact tweet is
Colin Wilson has just shown me his Rogue Trooper pages for his upcoming @2000AD story with @andydiggle. The man was born to draw Rogue.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: James Stacey 24 January, 2012, 03:18:15 PM
just wow !
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gonk 25 January, 2012, 07:19:55 AM
It's morning, and I'm having pancakes for breakfast.
: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: ming 25 January, 2012, 07:41:57 AM
Devons Daddy, thanks but I enjoyed them this time so I'm hoping for more  ;)

Just seen on Twitter that Colin Wilson is drawing Rogue Trooper again  :thumbsup:

The exact tweet is
Colin Wilson has just shown me his Rogue Trooper pages for his upcoming @2000AD story with @andydiggle. The man was born to draw Rogue.

That was mentioned in the Prog a couple of weeks back, along with a cropped pic that seemed to show Rogue with a necklace of ears...
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: Bolt-01 25 January, 2012, 07:56:01 AM
... I saw on Rufus' blog that he's been drawing Dredd. About time, too.
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: TordelBack 25 January, 2012, 08:21:54 AM
That's great news, it's been way, way too long.  Wonder if it'll be a follow-up to Streets of Dan FranciscoDan Francisco Beat, maybe?
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: ICONIC_TM 25 January, 2012, 02:39:38 PM
Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys!  :lol:
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: Spaceghost 25 January, 2012, 03:04:36 PM
It's my 200th post.

Well done.

With such a high post count, it's almost as if you post in every single thread several times a day despite having absolutely nothing of value to say.
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: TordelBack 25 January, 2012, 06:03:44 PM
...because I know what I'm getting for my birthday in April!

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111231162341/lego/images/thumb/6/6d/3866.jpg/410px-3866.jpg)

http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/3866_The_Battle_of_Hoth

Look at the Tauntaun, just look at the Tauntaun, it's the single greatest thing ever!

These Lego board games are the shizzle, we play the ones we already have every week, and every day during the holidays.  It's impossible to resist customising and extending them, leading to labyrinthine house rules, sprawling boards, and accompanying actions (the Minotaurus one is particularly good for those!), and now my favourite sequence in all of movie history joins the party!  Yay!
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: Gonk 25 January, 2012, 06:37:47 PM
Didn't know they did them. Are they fairly inexpensive? I hope ther aren't any girly pink brinks included with it! ;)
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: TordelBack 25 January, 2012, 07:05:52 PM
Didn't know they did them. Are they fairly inexpensive? I hope ther aren't any girly pink brinks included with it! ;)

They are pretty expensive (about €8-€25/£7-£20, depending in the size of the set) because they're Lego which surely must be the most expensive physical toy by weight, but they're also about the only Lego that regularly ends up in bargain bins (I've no idea why, my family can't get enough of them).

The set we're enjoying most at the moment is Heroica, a very cut-down competitive D&Dalike, which has all the necessary to be a really complex and satisfying RPG with a few simple mods and some extra bits added on.  Best thing is that the instructions actively encourage you to do this.  We picked up two (of four total, they work separately or can be joined) Heroica sets for under €20/£16 combined before Christmas, and persuaded my brother-in-law to give them to us as a present!  I'd enjoy it even more if they'd let me play anything other than a bloody Druid.  Why can't I be the Barbarian or the Ranger sometime?

I'm sure the Star Wars one is going to be even dearer, once LFL Licensing have had their cut.  However, I've discovered that my relatives can be pretty good about buying family games for presents, so having largely skipped my 40th last year I intend to make my case early and strongly this year. 

Also, speak not ill of the girly pink bricks: those new sets are magnificent, I want the Girl Inventor Lab one so badly I could spit. 
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: vzzbux 25 January, 2012, 08:22:07 PM

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111231162341/lego/images/thumb/6/6d/3866.jpg/410px-3866.jpg)

:thumbsup:  :)  :P



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: Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
: Gonk 26 January, 2012, 03:42:31 PM
...we will all be living on the moon by 2020.... if Newt Ginrich becomes president.
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: Gonk 27 January, 2012, 01:53:33 PM
It's the weekend and I've got spending it with the rest of the family Cooper who are over this afternoon! Full house again!
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: Colin Zeal 27 January, 2012, 03:19:55 PM
Had a staff meeting today and it looks like my job should be safe for the next year as our funding looks good. It's been a real worry for me so it's a great way to start the weekend.
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: COMMANDO FORCES 27 January, 2012, 04:38:05 PM
Great News Colin  :thumbsup:
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: Something Fishy 27 January, 2012, 07:02:17 PM
Really pleased for you.
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: TordelBack 27 January, 2012, 07:07:36 PM
Good news Colin! 
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: Devons Daddy 28 January, 2012, 03:57:40 PM
 :D
thats a perfect way to begin a Saturday morning.

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: Emp 29 January, 2012, 01:28:06 AM <