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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 23 November, 2019, 12:16:29 pm »
My last post was a bit harsh. Sorry. Woke up feelin grumpy having to work on a Saturday. Also it's a bit wet / cold etc outside.

Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 23 November, 2019, 08:13:51 am »
Consensus does ask for faith - a majority of people would be unwise to support something in which they have no faith. Okay, that's just wordplay. Scientfically, consensus does not prove truth - but politically, it does.

Scientific consensus is A Thing. It's slightly different from the general use of consensus - it refers to the process of presenting, discussing and publishing via peer review within the particular field , it's not just a canvassing of general opinion.

I agree. Political consensus, however, is a different thing. It's my hope to divorce one from the other.

But...you just tried to conflate them? Or concatenate them? Or convulute everything? I don't fuckin' know, I give up.

I gave up arguing with The Shark about this kind of thing long ago, I'm afraid.  However, I have learned quite a bit from others arguing against him - the sheer scale of scientific consensus on man-made climate change, for example. (I also knew very little about the anti-vaxxer 'argument' before it arose on this board; whereas now I'm sufficiently educated to br convinced that it's dangerous nonsense.)  Sorry, Sharky, but that's the way it is with me. 

Off Topic / Re: Alan Moore is voting Labour
« on: 21 November, 2019, 03:48:48 pm »
A lot of people call me occult.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 21 November, 2019, 02:08:11 pm »
I like your manifesto, put it to the testo.

Oddly, I'd had that song in my head all morning before reading this.  Now that I think of it, it was because I couldn't find my jumper when I came out of the shower.

Off Topic / Re: Alan Moore is voting Labour
« on: 21 November, 2019, 02:06:57 pm »
I hesitate to ask this, but what's the story with the Grant Morrison hand-shandy jokes?

After an iffy storyline where Morrison did a Pat Mills and sent his heroes travelling in time, sales of his creator-owned DC title, The Invisibles, were tanking.

Morrison used the letters page of the comic to urge readers to take part in a magic ritual designed to reverse falling circulation. At an appointed time, they would focus on a magic symbol he'd devised and masturbate - the idea being that the release of accumulated orgone energy would power the sigil *

* In the same way a blood sacrifice is supposed to power ritual ceremony. Magic is bollocks, obviously, but his request generated publicity and endeared him to readers. The book survived long enough for the storyline to limp to a conclusion and Morrison basically rebooted the comic as an action adventure title bursting with spunk, relocating events to the US and copying Mills's old formula of making sure that whatever esoteric nonsense he filled the book with someone always got shot or made something explode in every issue and the book became a cult success that survived for many years

There was also a next step after the wanking bit - you had to go out and convince a friend to buy a copy of The Invisibles too.  This may have had an effect too.

I tried to like the invisibles, I really did.

Off Topic / Re: Alan Moore is voting Labour
« on: 20 November, 2019, 09:00:54 pm »
Now the entire election rests on whether Grant Morrison decides if he a) supported Corbyn at least three years before Moore did, or b) has a quick wank over a photo of Michael Gove to assure a Conservative victory.


Or he can do the same magic spell he did to keep The Invisibles from folding:  Get everyone else he knows to wank over a squiggle he drew (and, though it's barely worth mentioning, enforce the wank magic slightly by getting them to vote the same way and then convince everyone they know to vote the same way.)

General / Re: 2000 AD Advent Calendar SIGN UP thread 2019.
« on: 18 November, 2019, 02:35:55 pm »
Eddie Hitler and I have decided to do a joint entry.  Could you add his name to the 17th too please?

Thanking you

Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« on: 18 November, 2019, 02:34:24 pm »
I take the 125cc motorbike option - not perfect, environment-wise, but there are electric ones available too.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 18 November, 2019, 02:31:23 pm »
Well, the guy is innocent until proven guilty.  But at least we can rest assured that, in the light of so many cases of paedophilia being swept under the carpet due to privilege, lessons have been learned and he'll be investigated and punished if he has been shown to have committed any crimes.

Like fuck he will.

Creative Common / Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« on: 16 November, 2019, 11:08:37 pm »
Ahh, they're great, these. Right up my street.

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 16 November, 2019, 09:46:46 pm »
Aww man, I'm so sorry.  That's awful. Can't even imagine what it must be like for his family, losing a dad and a husband at that stage of life. 

 My best mate died two years ago - it's very hard and you never really get over it, but you get used to the new reality and you cope.

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 16 November, 2019, 09:41:02 pm »

I'm with JBC Block. I got my shed, my dog, a little community (a white witch, an aromatherapist, a NHS trauma counsellor, a ceramicist, a nurse and her post-stroke husband, a trucker, a police officer, two old ladies (twins), and an assortment of children), all in a quiet country setting with trees, horses and squirrels. Life is Good!

I like white witches, me. Oddly enough, there's been a coven, I suppose, of them based near the small Midlands Irish town where I grew up for as long as I can remember.  While we were all bored shitless at Mass they were up the hills dancing round fires in the nip for Samhain and Bealtaine. 

A girl I know pretty well joined them years ago and seems happy as Larry there.  A couple of years ago after a local priest blessed the new playground she was asked by the council to give it a pagan blessing too. The times they are a-changin'.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 16 November, 2019, 02:13:35 pm »
Nowadays, when I reread (usually Ennis) Dredd calling people 'meathead', I can't help myself pronouncing it in a similar fashion. It sounds ridiculous either way up - did Wagner Dredd ever call someone a meathead (or me-theed)?

Off the top of my head, there's this classic exchange with a vigilante:

Dredd's response: Meathead! You're doin' thirty!

Fair enough. I just hated Garth's Dredd dialogue - he seemed to take a few things Wagner Dredd said once or twice and repeat them ad nauseum - all 'swell', 'lousy', and 'doughball' till it just sounded weird.

Funnily enough, I thought he'd really improved on the dialogue front in Monkey on my Back and Helter Skelter. Say what you like about the stories but Dredd definitely sounded like Dredd.

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 16 November, 2019, 10:07:07 am »
And beer.  You clearly have beer.

Brewdog Hazy Jane IPA.   :-[

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 15 November, 2019, 11:59:19 pm »
I'm just looking around at what I have.  A boat to live in, slowly being made to look more and more like a hobbit hole through extensive use of wood. A view of hills, trees, and farmland.  A wood burning stove, kitchen, two bathrooms, Internet and TV. I've never wanted to settle down and have kids. I've always wanted what I now have. Life isn't perfect but it's not bad.

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