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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 01 July, 2019, 07:12:50 am »
I forgot to add that it had been sold out, but I dropped by on the offchance that they'd let me in, which they did.   And on the way home through the Phoenix Park I had to stop to let three young deer cross the road in front of me, and watched them run down into a wooded valley.  Not a bad evening at all, all told.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 30 June, 2019, 11:28:34 pm »
Love it, and the link! Was just reading Viz's The Broon Windsors earlier today. Laugh-out-loud stuff, especially Prince Wullie dressed exactly like Oor Wullie.


Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 30 June, 2019, 11:23:18 pm »
I always had a mini-ambition of going to see A Midsummer Night's Dream around midsummer - not that I'm any Shakespearian scholar or theatre buff; far from it; I just love the idea of fairy kings and pucks and shit playing tricks and changing people into donkeys in the woods on summer solstice night.

So I found a production in a park on Thursday, set off, got stuck in traffic and roadworks, missed the first half but really enjoyed the second, in some lovely park I've never been to before on a warm evening.

Was still a wee bit miffed to have missed so much of it, but then found another outdoor production of it on tonight, in Dublin's very pretty and fairy-ish Botanic Gardens. Had a nice time, lying on the grass in the evening sun, drinking wine, watching a very different version of it from Thursday's one.

So, realising a small ambition one and a half times in one week: I'll take it.

General / Re: Wondering about the Dredd TV series
« on: 30 June, 2019, 11:09:21 pm »
Cheers guys. I like the sound of School's Out Forever - never read the book but it sounds a bit like Kids Rule OK, which is a Good Thing.

General / Re: Mechanismo
« on: 30 June, 2019, 03:27:22 pm »
Yes. Hemade a comment a couple of weeks back that made it seem like he supported them, and hence changed his mind. Taken in context though, his comment was made to a perp, and I believe maintaining the appearance of a united Justice system is more important to him. And he wasn’t going to let a criminal know that he agrees.

Wouldn't be entirely out of character if he did - his final words in Full Mental Jacket are probably my favourite Dredd quote ever - but it makes sense all the same.

Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 30 June, 2019, 03:23:58 pm »
Lovely stuff.  Colin would work better for me, but I would be more than happy with Simon too.  For me, Coleby's the Garth Ennis of comic illustrators - at first I hated his stuff but now I think he's up there with the best.

Really enjoyed the special. And the Wulf story reminded me very much of being an extra on Vikings - you're surrounded at all times by blokes with long hair, plaits and bushy beards to the point where you forget that other types of people exist.  (Also, there were one or two that could have done with a dose of der happy stick.)

General / Mechanismo
« on: 30 June, 2019, 01:36:03 pm »
I'm a little bit confused about it.  I really loved the Harvey storyline and I'm enjoying the new robots on the beat but I don't really know what their status is. Are they judges proper or just auxiliaries?  Has Dredd changed his mind about them completely?  Can they still outrank human judges?

General / Wondering about the Dredd TV series
« on: 30 June, 2019, 01:32:51 pm »
Anyone heard anything about it yet? It seems to be in limbo a tad, or maybe it's just me.

Prog / Re: Prog 2137 : Mind how you go...
« on: 29 June, 2019, 10:07:06 pm »
got to act fast! I'm enjoying this Dredd a lot, although I'm not sure why the robo-judge thought clones would be psychically connected.

Well,  because they are.  It was how Dredd tracked down Kraken when he was first introduced.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 June, 2019, 09:25:47 pm »
I'm a kind of agnostic pantheist. With delusions of godhood and a vicious case of the Farmer's.

Uh... Farmer's?

Farmer Giles. Rhyming slang, see

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 29 June, 2019, 01:58:43 pm »
Gay pride march in Dublin today - fair play, we've come a long way. I'll go in and check it out if I finish work early.

Not so impressive: online comments about wanting a 'Straight Pride' march and 'preferential treatment' being given to the LGBTQ community.  Translation: 'Why can't we go back to the time when the poofs were treated like shit? I felt safe then.'

Off Topic / Re: You were "on fire"
« on: 29 June, 2019, 10:11:22 am »
Well played!

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 28 June, 2019, 09:35:12 am »
i try to remain relaxed BUT i have a new one:

People that just stand at the traffic lights without pushing the button

I'm happy to press it but are they waiting for the natural phasing of the lights or have ocd and dont want to press the button because it may be too dirty?!

Can't say I've ever noticed that, tbh. Maybe they're new to the city and don't know how it works? It's happened to me. I also used to miss buses because I didn't know I had to stick my hand out to stop them.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 27 June, 2019, 11:15:28 pm »
It was utterly ridiculous alright.  It was an adult comic and it wasn't exactly a brightly-lit close-up.

Actually I find it way odder that Batman is swearing in the same panel.  For me he'll always be Frank Miller's 'Mind your language, kid' Batman.  But not, of course, the Crazy Steve Miller Batman.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 27 June, 2019, 11:13:11 pm »
CNBC: Here’s where to donate to help migrant children and families at the border

Charity Navigator: Immigration and Refugees

You know, I think I will.  I always feel helpless and overwhelmed when I think of the insane and sinister things this ridiculous US president is doing , but at least this way I can do something small to help.

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