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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 24 February, 2020, 04:54:58 pm »
Stewart Lee hasn't died, but he did do a bit that drives political correctness into health and safety.

I went to see him in Leicester a couple of weeks ago. Christ, he was magnificent. He also resurrected that old health and safety / political correctness routine for the new show.

Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 23 February, 2020, 09:26:08 pm »
I'd take the Karl Urban uniform every time, without hesitation.  Up until that film I'd been of the opinion that the bigger the eagle and pads, the more iconic the Dredd (Jock's version being a particular high point for me) but the 2012 movie version was nothing like that and still looked amazing; and was probably the only way a Dredd-like costume could work for a real street cop.

The Stallone one just looked weird; all spandex and polished gold.

Prog / Re: Logos Through the Ages
« on: 22 February, 2020, 11:32:19 am »
I just found prog 1965, with its unique take on the logo:

Ha!  'Zero' also because of the playing around with the 000 in the logo.

(Slaps forehead)

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 22 February, 2020, 01:14:29 am »

Just been browsing Funt's excellent thread about 2000ad logos, and read the linked Aaln-2 article.  And fecking heck, if it isn't the first time I've realised that the classic 'fan' logo we have today was designed to look like Dredd's respirator.

The older I get, the more I realise I've always been a thicko.

Prog / Re: Logos Through the Ages
« on: 22 February, 2020, 12:58:47 am »
I love this thread.

I'd forgotten about the Big Dave newspaper logo - I really liked it,  although I'll grant it was a terrible idea. I remember very nearly giving up on trying to find the prog in my local newsagents that week.

Viz did something very similar with one of their issues, and were as frank as ever about the huge number of unsold copies returned to them that month.

Prog / Re: Prog 2169 - 43 Years of Blood, Sweat and Tears
« on: 22 February, 2020, 12:49:51 am »
Really sorry for your loss too, McNulty. Sounds like your dad was an absolute legend.

Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 21 February, 2020, 06:38:10 pm »
It isn't quite the perfect example - the Easter Islanders were able to move on to other lands.  We don't have that option.
Uh... Pitcairn Island, over twelve hundred miles away? And not forgetting that by the point where they might have considered this option there likely weren't enough trees left to make boats anyway - once the people who landed there originally were settled in (on fertile land, with an abundance of fish in the water) there wasn't much chance of them moving on.

Current thinking on Easter Island is that this is largely tosh. Things only started going to shit for the Rapa Nui people and their monumental culture when (surprise) Dutch colonists showed up in the 1720s: the infamous tree clearance was either what all agricultural societies have to do (and appears to have been sustainable as any other) or was exacerbated by rats.

Why are you continuing your bigoted campaign against North European white males, the most persecuted race in history?

Real response:  Cheers; I never knew that.  I usually rely on Q.I. to debunk theories I thought were gospel,  but this board has played a big part too.

Maybe Lord of the Flies is a better example?  I know the island is actually a microcosmic version of the global nuclear conflict going on around it, but the ending (or at least the bit just before the ending) seems painfully appropriate to the current climate situation too.

Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 21 February, 2020, 12:20:15 pm »
It's fucking insane! Earth is Easter Island.

It's definitely the perfect example: Humans simply can't be trusted to stop fucking things up; even as their world crumbles around them.

Games / Re: GearVR, Oculus Rift etc.
« on: 19 February, 2020, 09:32:34 pm »
Hmmmm. I might just buy one for myself.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 19 February, 2020, 09:15:12 pm »

That's sad, JBC.

I just deleted my two penn'orth because... Well, it doesn't matter. What does matter, I think, is that you still care about this guy. What you do with that is up to you, but I think it's great that you care.

I don't know the guy; think I met him once or twice and said hello and that's it. I think he's a complete arsehole and I detest his views, but he's very clearly mentally ill and maybe needs psychiatric treatment rather than death threats.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 19 February, 2020, 07:26:59 pm »
I thought the jew-hating painter was going to turn out to be Hitler until the bit about running for president...

Hitler's paintings, though fairly dull, were pretty decent.

Here's one of the other lad's.


Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 19 February, 2020, 05:58:05 pm »
My mate's former housemate was a bit of an oddball and a terrible if prolific painter.  After he moved out we found his blog and realised he was a very deluded man who believed his paintings were worth millions and had some kind of chip on his shoulder about Britain.

As the years went on we watched in a kind of horrified fascination as his delusions got worse and he expanded his online presence. Meanwhile his bigotry grew to encircle gays, people of colour and above all Jews, and he got sucked into conspiracy rabbit holes including the Flat Earth Theory, the non-existence of dinosaurs and the idea that mixed-race parents somehow leads to lesbian daughters.  He tried to run for president a few years ago which got about as far as you'd expect.

Anyway, now he's really done it.  He appeared on David Baddiel's BBC documentary this week and let rip to the whole world his mad holocaust-denying views and various other antisemitic accusations (even singing one of his horrendous songs about how great Auschwitz was, while Baddiel sat there in amazement).

Having looked at Facebook, I see that the walls of his little bubble have dissolved and people all over the world want his head on a plate.  I'm conflicted - he's repulsive and his views are appalling, but I remember the lonely, mentally ill fool that once was convinced he'd win the Nobel Peace Prize and shudder to think what will become of him now.  Obviously nothing close to what happened to inmates in Auschwitz, of course, but like I say, the guy is not well.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 18 February, 2020, 08:16:15 pm »
I'm amazed everyone is still asking this question about Rogue and no one has turned it round to Venus Bluegenes.

I certainly had a good long think about it when she appeared in the second episode of Cinnabar.

(Also, one of her clone sisters has them out in that Alan Craddock-coloured special, if you count the Friday end of things.  I was a teenager. I remember.)

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 18 February, 2020, 03:14:34 am »
Hmmm. Well, I've had a look and it seems that while he didn't have any in Cinnabar (Steve Dillon, after all, had been drawing Rogue since the days few men in comics had any), Staz Johnson gave him a pair in the later stuff by Gordon, as did Dylan Teague.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 17 February, 2020, 04:18:22 pm »
Andy Weatherall. If you liked jumping about in dark rooms to repetitive beats as a youth, he was important.  Sabres of Paradise were incredible too, and The Happy Mondays and Primal Scream wouldn't have got where they did without Andy. He'll be missed.

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