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Prog / Re: Prog 2200 - Beyond The Frontiers Of Future Fiction!
« on: 20 September, 2020, 06:35:31 PM »
Hookjaw is Barry Penge!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 16 September, 2020, 05:46:47 PM »
Right, stop this silliness and pay attention.

Scotland's covid contact tracing app has been downloaded 900,000+ times in the last few days.   If you're a person in Scotland and you own a phone, get it downloaded.  Not only will it help in preventing the spread of this dastardly virus, but everytime the app is downloaded Matt Hancock looks more incompetent.

Carry on.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 08 July, 2020, 05:51:54 PM »
JK Rowling loves freedom of speech and she will sue anyone who says otherwise.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 30 June, 2020, 09:23:50 AM »
Snowpiercer the TV show initially looks like its going down the same track (a pun!) as the film, then smartly going off the rails (another one!). Whereas the movies a lot of action, the series is a political murder mystery. The casting in the first episode is very clever.

Sir Alan Moore

Pat Mills is clearly an iconic figure who's done some fantastic work, but I've always felt a lot of his stuff was just aimed at filling pages, or even actively poor.  Moore hasn't produced anything less than excellent for 2000AD.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 May, 2020, 04:59:57 PM »
quick predictions before they wheel out Boris at 5...

Noble Dom has resigned, despite acting reasonably and legally.  He's been pushed out by an elitist media, who hate that the government is doing so well.  It's time to get back to the job of Getting Covid Done, so lets all put is behind us, and ignore the lies we told, and that we accused the police of lying.  Stay Alert, but only to the things we deem important.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 16 May, 2020, 02:38:40 PM »
Here's a lovely little ditty from Glasgwegian band Slime City, unlocking the complexity of government guidelines. Stay At Home If You Can Stay At Home.


I hope that's clear.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 15 May, 2020, 09:55:15 AM »
And will someone shoot Poe Dameron right at the start

My favourite thing about 8 is that it shows the machismo heroism for what it is - getting people killed for personal glory - and replaces it with a gentler heroism, where people fight for love rather than hate, and waiting for an opportunity is a better idea than flying directly at a Stardestroyer .  All the bombast of the Camino scenes is pointless...except that they allow the weird animal things to run free, which in this kinder philosophy is valuable in itself.  The tropes of old are cast aside as swaggering rogues are shown not as romantic heroes but just as self interested bastards, easily forgotten.  The force isn't about a bunch of elitist monks passing judgement from atop a tower, it's a connection anyone can feel, that brings everyone together.

Then 9 happened. A film that required a prologue in Fortnite.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 10 May, 2020, 07:42:50 PM »
As someone who writes instructions and explains things to people for a living, I have to say, that was a complete fucking shambles.

So there's an R number, and it has to be less than 1, but it's somewhere between 0.5 and 0.9, and we have a rating system that goes from level 5 to level 1, and that's at 4, and we'll work on getting it to 3 by trying to meet 5 tests so we stay below 1, and as the rating goes from 4 to 3 we'll move from stage 1 to stages 2 and 3.  At Stage 1 you should work at home of you can, but go to work if you can, unless your place of work is closed, and you shouldn't use public transport, unless you need to, and you can go out if you like becuase some things are open now, but don't go anywhere that there are other people because if you do you might be fined. At stage 2, when we're at Level 3, things will be diferent.  It's almost time to start quaranteen for people who arrive in the country by plane, but just planes, and just by getting them to stay at home,to save lives

"we're shining the light of science on an invisible foe".  This guy was an editor.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 10 May, 2020, 05:01:04 PM »
What kind of person thinks "stay alert" is a clear message? 

The same kind of person who thinks "Brexit means Brexit" explains everything. 

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 04 May, 2020, 04:29:21 PM »
As a voluntary "track and trace" app is made available, it's sort of cute the sudden appearance of social media conspiracy theorists, who seem entirely unaware that the government can track their phones already.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 03 May, 2020, 02:31:06 PM »
"Mum is in touch with this underground network of hairdressers who have been working from home."

this is the way the world ends
this is the way the world ends
this is the way the world ends
not with bangs, but with a primper.

General / Re: The Second Best Future Shock* of All Timeā€¦?
« on: 15 April, 2020, 08:25:04 PM »
Yet another Mr Moore, Dr Dibworthy's disappointing day.  A handfull of panels, with the twist entirely in the hands of the artist, as Dr Dibworthy fails time and again to alter history.  I love the small details.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 07 April, 2020, 08:37:44 PM »
A police officer helps people flee a capitalist monopoly and forge a representative democracy where the means of production belong to the workers.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 21 November, 2019, 07:46:31 PM »
People can complain about fracking all they like, but have they considered that maybe those earthquakes are being caused by something else.  Angry gods for example.  Or stampeding buffallo.

I'm not saying its definately the gods and buffalloes, but we can't immediately discount them without proper evidence.

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