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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 23 June, 2018, 11:03:37 pm »
Vinnie Paul, drummer & co-founder of Pantera aged 54

Pat Mills has just announced that he is giving away part 1 of his new book "Kiss My Axe! Sláine The Warped Warrior: The Secret History", all you need to do to receive this is to have purchased a copy of "Goodnight, John Boy" or you will get this when you buy a copy.

Here's part of the email he sent out via his Millsverse website

Greetings from the Red Branch!

I've just finished Part One of Kiss My Axe! Sláine The Warped Warrior: The Secret History, and I'm giving it away for free to everyone who buys (or has already bought) a copy of Goodnight, John-boy.

You guys get a heads up before everyone else – by virtue of being on my mailing list!

All you have to do is send me your proof of purchase: a copy of the receipt – or if you don't have it any more, a pic of you with the paperback or ebook is fine.

And I'll send you a download link. Simple as that.

By the way, I absolutely love Alex Ronald's Kiss My Axe cover, I think it's even better than his Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! Quite strange to have my own eyes staring out at me ...

Below is a bit more info about what you can find in Part One: Sláine The Wanderer, but first just let me say that the complete book is quite a way off: I'm backed up with projects and unlikely to get started on Parts Two, Three & Four until much later in the year. So it'll probably be early 2019 before Kiss My Axe - the complete works, is published.

Off Topic / Re: Chuggers
« on: 17 June, 2018, 11:10:22 pm »
The worst thing about these people is that they don't even work for the charity they are getting you sign up for, they are employed by an outsourcing company that approaches the charities & for a percentage of the donations or a set fee they employ the chuggers to sign people up on the charities behalf collecting for 3or4 different charities in different areas a week. I saw an advert for people to do this & they were offering a salary of between £14,000-£18,000 a year to do this. I don't condone them for doing this for a living  as it can be seen in the same lines as the person on the street trying to get you to sign up to the AA, Sky or double glazing, it's the companies that are making a living from taking money away from the charities

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 10 June, 2018, 06:21:33 am »
Eunice Gayson, the first Bond girl has died at the age of 90.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 10 June, 2018, 06:04:46 am »
Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Danny Kirwan has died at the age of 68.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 08 June, 2018, 10:33:42 am »
"Sons of Anarchy"' actor Alan O'Neill has died aged 47.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 07 June, 2018, 11:53:00 am »
Peter Stringfellow has died after a battle with cancer aged 77.

Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 06 June, 2018, 06:35:15 pm »
Hachette have a new Marvel model collection out called "Marvel Machines"

the models include the SHEILD Quinjet, the Spider mobile (Beach Buggy),  Star-Lord's Bad Boy & Punisher's Battle Van.

each issue is £12.99 & should run for 60 issues

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 15 May, 2018, 10:24:05 pm »
the author Tom Wolfe aged 88

News / Re: 2000AD REGENED (preview)
« on: 05 May, 2018, 11:59:28 pm »
some greedy so&so has just put upon eBay a signed copy for £59.95

News / Re: 2000AD REGENED (preview)
« on: 05 May, 2018, 11:38:08 pm »
There's a few copies up on eBay already, with the highest price being £11.50

News / Re: Mills & Skinner's ACCIDENT MAN - The Film
« on: 21 April, 2018, 12:49:07 pm »
the UK DVD is now out

Off Topic / Re: Podcasts
« on: 07 April, 2018, 12:10:10 am »
BBC radio 4 have a few new podcasts

You're Doing it Wrong; Adam Buxton takes a sideways look at some of our confusing modern ideas.

Evil Genius: Where do you draw the line? Each week, we examine a cultural icon’s back story and weigh up the good against the bad.

GrownUpLand; Comedians Mae Martin, Bisha K Ali and Ned Sedgwick consider the adult world with the help of Steve Ali and special guests.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 06 April, 2018, 11:52:07 pm »
Ray Wilkins aged 61

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 05 April, 2018, 11:52:20 pm »
Darts legend Eric Bristow aged 60

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