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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 November, 2019, 08:01:40 am »
The only conspiracy theory I have any time for is the circumstance around Diana’s crash.
I don’t know what happened but I’m pretty sure we’ll never get the full story.

The driver had a bit of drink on him, there were paparazzi chasing them so they crashed. Seems fairly clear cut to me - people are killed in traffic accidents every day.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 November, 2019, 11:14:23 pm »
so in all the chaos of that day, one of their reporters was told, and passed on, that a building that had been hit, was burning and in danger of imminent collapse had actually collpased about 20 minutes before it actually happened.

To be fair to the Shark, that was his conclusion too.

I hate conspiracy theories. I have a good mate and an ex girlfriend who never learned how to recognise those rabbit holes and got lost in them. The former has since learned about Occam's Razor and confirmation bias; whilst the latter will spend the rest of her days thinking she needs to educate us sheeple about about chemtrails, Pizzagate and fucking crisis actors.

I've said it before, but tinfoil hatters are the authoritarian leader's greatest allies. They're off trying to get everyone else to chase phantoms while the real powers that be are pissing on us in plain sight.

General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 14 November, 2019, 07:00:00 am »
Hugely enjoyable episode there.

Wellsy always keeps me entertained.  I'd have to disagree about the young Garth nailing Dredd's dialogue* and I still have very little time for Judgement Day but I could have listened to Pete and Eamonn chatting about it all day.

*'You gotta be some kinda meathead pickin' fights at a time like this, Sadu! That's what's the matter with you yokels - so much pride an' honour bull you can't do the gruddam job right!' 

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 13 November, 2019, 10:12:32 pm »
 'One of them? No, there was a whole pachyderm.'

Prog / Re: Prog 2157 - Red Army!
« on: 13 November, 2019, 10:00:14 pm »
So... was the thing that Hershey gave Dredd just information about where to find her granddaughter?

Film & TV / Re: The Walking Dead Season 10
« on: 11 November, 2019, 12:00:30 am »
Personally I'm really enjoying the interplay between motormouth egomaniac Negan and taciturn weirdo Beta.  Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Also thought the little vignette about Negan and the mother and child was a great piece of work.

Film & TV / Re: Movies you haven't seen?
« on: 10 November, 2019, 09:07:06 pm »

And the performances are wild! Lang's M is one of my favourite movies, but the tone of the acting in that is mostly naturalistic, apart from Lorre's deranged killer. In Metropolis, *EVERYONE* is giving it the full Nicolas Cage**, maybe because they were stage actors who felt they had to compensate for the lack of dialogue?

It's an amazing piece of work alright.  While I'm no expert on cinema history (did a tiny bit of it for my degree many years ago, but that's it) I think that movie actors took a long time to get over the fact that you didn't need to enunciate loudly and gesticulate exaggeratedly for the sake of the people in the back row any more. 

It was the likes of Brando, iirc, who helped bring more naturalistic method acting to Hollywood films.  This was of course before the tragic citrus-based death that inspired the name of his last ever movie.

Prog / Re: Prog 2156 - Gangster's Paradise.
« on: 10 November, 2019, 05:46:49 pm »

One was created by Alan Moore and the other by Wagner/Grant. Neither of those two parties take a strong proprietorial interest in the strips they created, so who knows why this crossover you dream of never actually happened.

No "Thargshead Revisited" mashup then?!

It maybe best left in my dreams!!  :lol:

Cripes but I loved Tharg's Head Revisited. Loved it at the time and even more as an adult when I finally got the in-industry jokes, and the dirty ones for that manner.

I know they've tried similar stuff in anniversary progs since, but nothing quite matched that level of stinging wit and Mad-Magazine-style detail.

General / Re: Judge Dredd retires? Dies of old age?
« on: 10 November, 2019, 02:26:07 pm »
None of you understand. Mark Millar (in many ways, the Dredd writer, explained it years ago.  He's kept in a big freezer and is defrosted sometimes to deal with the likes of Red Razors (in many ways the 2000ad character).

So the Dreddworld continues in real time, with 2000ad coming out once every ten or fifteen years, written by John Wagner with Mark Millar's brain transplanted into him and kept in Susan.  Sorry, I mean sus-an.

General / Re: 2000 AD Advent Calendar SIGN UP thread 2019.
« on: 10 November, 2019, 02:03:42 pm »
17th for me, please

General / Re: 10 Day Delay on Deliveries to Northern Ireland and Ireland
« on: 08 November, 2019, 06:59:53 pm »
At least you've got your Northern Ireland backprogs.

General / Re: Judge Dredd retires? Dies of old age?
« on: 08 November, 2019, 06:56:07 pm »
Judges don't wank

They don't have sex (at least they're not allowed to), but I must have missed the story where it was established that they can't even wank. What happened in that one? Did Chief Judge Volt call Roffman into his office and say "Now, young man, it has some to my attention that..."

Given that they're forbidden sex but not simply given a chemical castration/suppressant of some kind on graduation, I get the impression that Judge celibacy is a deliberate test of willpower. Like Dredd and the fleas - 'I've got 'em. I'm just not scratching.' So would wanking be an approved outlet for their urges, or a disappointing failure of will?

They do take libido suppressants, though.  It was mentioned in The Pit (or one of the related stories from that era anyway). 

I know it would make sense to give Dredd a body transplant, I really do. And I know things can't go on forever they way they are, with Dredd as a geriatric even by MC1 standards.  But I really, really hate the idea of Dredd being younger than me.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 08 November, 2019, 06:47:52 pm »

Love MM - probably my favourite fictional anarchist.

You do know what his job was before the Pox-Eclipse, don't you?

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 08 November, 2019, 03:11:19 pm »
I watched Mad Max 2 when I was about 11. To me then, it was the most amazing thing I'd seen in my life and I rebuilt my Walter Mitty-esque fantasy persona to be exactly like Max.  Fortunately I haven't turned out to be a drunken racist nutjob.*

Anyway, up until today, I was under the impression that what we were seeing in MM2 was the aftereffects of a nuclear war.  Now I find out that the nuclear war happened between that and MM3, and the previous devastation came about purely because of oil shortages.  I find it very hard to imagine that civilisation was still capable of hi-tech international warfare by then.  Maybe outside of Australia.

I'm going to have to retcon my childhood imaginary self again.

*Well, not the racist part anyway.

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