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Messages - M.I.K.

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Film & TV / Re: RoboCop Returns
« on: 15 July, 2018, 12:13:58 pm »
This idea that just because the unfilmed Alien 3 had a wooden planet and therefore would have been brilliant really confuses me.

It's just an idea (one I also happen to think is shite). It isn't a story. It isn't a script. It's one fecking idea and therefore can not be used to judge quality of mythical final product.

You'll never get to meet any Clangers with that kind of Professor Yaffley attitude.

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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 13 July, 2018, 05:13:07 am »
If I remember correctly, Moore said he was pretty much done with comics but didn't rule out the possibility of doing the odd little comicy thing later on.

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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 11 July, 2018, 02:16:50 pm »
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I had to discourage a serious attempt by the Phoenix to do a young Slaine about four years ago, so my concern about these new writers is real. If the Phoenix project had gone ahead it would have been a watered down Slaine for the middle classes. Eugh!
I'm thinking "Eugh!" at this point, too, but not at the Phoenix. FFS.

Whenever Pat Mills says anything about middle class folk it reminds me of those vehemently homophobic politicians who turn out to have a profile on Grindr.

Also, WTAF is he on about? What has class got to do with anything in this instance? Is it just 'cos they (apparently) sell the comic in Waitrose?

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 08 July, 2018, 03:01:27 pm »
George Lucas famously based R2-D2 and C3PO on characters from Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress".

But...

Akira Kurosawa was really into Shakespeare, adapting a couple of the plays to a feudal Japanese setting and lifting elements for other films.

So you might not be far off.

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 03 July, 2018, 04:56:24 pm »
Walter on the brain
Quinched nerve
Sumps
Trooping cough
Indigoing toenail

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 03 July, 2018, 02:46:59 pm »
Deep vein Zombosis.

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 01 July, 2018, 11:18:00 pm »
Resyko (I know it's already been done)
Forrest Sump
On The Walter Front
Some Like It Grot
To Kill A Drokking Bird
The Grud-U-Ate
Troggy Balboa
UnFergieven
Mutie Knee On The Bounty, (which surely must have been used in a Strontium Dog story at some point?)

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Off Topic / Re: Stand out neighbours?
« on: 27 June, 2018, 08:45:06 pm »
He was more like Baldrick crossed with Clive Dunn.

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Off Topic / Re: Stand out neighbours?
« on: 27 June, 2018, 05:48:02 pm »
...and that's reminded me of the neighbour I had who'd been in a Japanese POW camp and had apparently gone a bit mental as a result. He used to set up booby traps in the surrounding countryside, (which at worst would trip folk up), and we quickly learned not to leave any toys lying around outside, in case you found them the next day nailed to a tree or dangling from a string outside his front door.

He once gave my little brother and myself a genuine parachute each. My brother, (only about five at the time), decided to test his out by climbing onto the roof of our house and jumping off. He was mostly unscathed but decided not to ever attempt it again.

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Off Topic / Re: Stand out neighbours?
« on: 27 June, 2018, 05:00:19 am »
I think I've mentioned this on here before... I lived next door to Patrick Malahide 'til I was three. On the other side of him was a family of clowns. A daddy clown, a mummy clown and a little boy clown, (about a year older than me). The mummy clown was also a dancer and worked with David Bowie. She's in the original video for "John, I'm Only Dancing" as a spider from Mars. The little boy clown is now grown up, still a performer and teaches circus skills to children in Australia. I'm friends with him on facebook.

Apparently, David and Angie Bowie used to visit my neighbours at that address, (which may explain a UFO incident which occurred there), but I only found this out recently when an old friend of their's commented on a photograph on the "Lost Edinburgh" page on facebook. The photograph was of the bloke who ran the Cramond Ferry in the '70s and '80s.

Our back garden at the time was a beach and the ferryman was a friend of my family. He was a Czechoslovakian who had escaped from a German prisoner of war camp and travelled to Scotland with the Polish army. Local legend had it that he would swim around Cramond Island every day, only stopping for a smoke halfway. This wasn't true. He only did that sometimes.


A couple of years later I moved close to an overgrown disused railway line. I remember watching them blow up the old viaduct from my house when it became to dangerous to walk across. Half a mile along the road was the old station house, and inside that lived the "Station Master". Old, wizened, bespectacled and still wearing the hat.

The station house looked extremely rundown and ramshackle from outside, with boards on the windows. If you didn't know better you'd think it was abandoned, but I heard from more than one person that the inside was immaculate. The garden next to the station house was a small orchard and he'd tell us to help ourselves to the apples. It wasn't advisable to eat too many though, because most of them were cooking apples.

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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 22 June, 2018, 03:46:21 am »
More importantly, I had no idea Peter Capaldi was an artist in a formerlife.

Peter Capaldi is a pretty damn good artist in his current life.

Pretty sure he didnae draw for Misty, though.

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Games / Re: Freebies and/or bargains
« on: 22 May, 2018, 11:20:06 pm »
Unreal Gold currently free on GOG and Steam.

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General / Re: Tharg
« on: 08 March, 2018, 11:38:41 pm »
For future reference...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsu3aVyy9l8

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YArq_aX8w1w

His rosette of sirius seems to be translating his speech to be a bit more transatlantic than it used to, but the pronunciation of his own name seems to have stayed relatively consistent.

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Music / Re: Misheard lyrics
« on: 03 March, 2018, 07:37:35 pm »
I'd assume that a pantry boy is somebody whose main job is to move stuff to and from a pantry, (an insult because it doesn't take much skill to do).

I'd also assume that the pantry in question must be a hell o' a lot bigger than the one we had in our house when I was wee.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 22 February, 2018, 02:25:42 pm »
There's also the issue of what happens if the teacher is the 'bad guy'.

The perpetrator of the Dunblane massacre was a youth club director and had previously been a Scout leader.

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