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Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 14 October, 2020, 11:15:26 PM »
Can't quite remember - was that the one with the vampire and the old magician who wasn't Elias, or the one about the new age traveller Satan in a hell that consisted of Christmas shopping, techno music and broken johnny dispensers?
The latter - a jarring betrayal of the carefully-wrought, rather bucolic atmosphere of the first two and final one. A couple of really atmospheric scenes in it, mind you, but the plot made absolutely no sense at all.

Ah. Yeah, it was an odd one - not a terrible story but just woefully out of place. I had to look up 'bucolic' - exactly the word I needed for my earlier comments about The Old Straight Track. (I'd always assumed that the word had something to do with illness and infection - some English teacher I am.)

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 14 October, 2020, 10:41:09 PM »
Omigod - there was that one time we had to pick them really fast off the football field because the guy who mowed it in his tractor had started at the other side, then we made revolting mushroom and mince sandwiches and I lost the ability to count or discern colors and therefore couldn't play gin rummy.  :o

 :lol:

And there it is, folks.  Do you want to take hallucinogens or do you want to play gin rummy?  It can't be both.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 14 October, 2020, 08:21:09 PM »
I got the amusingly named phrygian cap right here.

Bloody hell, you do and all. Thanks, Funt, I'll have a proper read of that when I go to bed.  I never knew liberty caps were anything other than those mushrooms that used to make me see weird shit.

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Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 14 October, 2020, 08:18:18 PM »
I remember really enjoying the prog in its Sláine-and-Two-Dredd period; Wagner was back and Dredd was on form again, Sláine had picked up a lot, Ennis and Millar had left the building.  The film's awfulness hadn't spilled over into the prog; fair plays all round.

Slaine hadn't really had a chance to dip at this point - unless you really disliked Demon Killer. The worst was yet to come!

Fair point, though I wasn't too crazy about Demon Killer (Fabry's ridiculously good painted art aside). I much preferred these ones - more interesting subject matter for a Robin of Sherwood kid like me, and both Staples and Langley had really got into their stride.


I'd broadly agree - in part, that's because it follows the worst Kirby story, and subsequently feels like a return to form. The ending is rubbish though. Plus, Luke seems to have turned ten at least twice.

Can't quite remember - was that the one with the vampire and the old magician who wasn't Elias, or the one about the new age traveller Satan in a hell that consisted of Christmas shopping, techno music and broken johnny dispensers?

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 14 October, 2020, 08:06:20 PM »
Scotland is now recording the highest ever polling levels in favour of independence. Once the reality of Brexit is apparent on the ground then I'd expect these levels to rise again. The UK appears to be in its dying days:
https://news.stv.tv/politics/poll-support-for-independence-hits-historic-high-of-58?top

Aye. Putin will be rewarding his cyber Psyops team for a job well done.

Another country (re)joining the EU is hardly a win for Russia.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 14 October, 2020, 07:53:33 PM »
I've been painting a mural of the Seven Dwarfs and have a question for the, er, Hivemind, as all the cool kids round here say. Now I know this is a generalisation, and probably both sizeist and racist, but...

Why do dwarves (or dwarfs), gnomes, goblins, elves etc wear those long, floppy, tapered hats? Not the Tolkien folk, but the ones in pretty much every other depiction.  Where did this trope even come from? Even our Ukko wears one, and in fact looks odd without it.

It's a genuine question, by the way, and Google isn't coming up with the goods. My guess is that it was some kind of hat worn by medieval peasants or other labourers, and that the depictions of the little folk derive from this time when even full-sized people wore them.  In fact I may well have spotted some tradesman types in Breughel the Younger paintings wearing them, but again Google is coming up short.

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Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 14 October, 2020, 02:14:07 PM »
Loving this as always - top work, Funtington.

For me, the Old Straight Track was the second best of the Kirby adventures - I really liked it; not much of a plot but a lovely, folksy pagan atmosphere, and I actually learned a bit about cairns (I've come across a few of them on hiking trips).   I'm a sucker for the old folk horror / rural magic stuff though; if I wasn't such a cynical, skeptical bugger I'd join the Wiccans.

I also thought Urban Strike was lots of fun, but that's just me.

I remember really enjoying the prog in its Sláine-and-Two-Dredd period; Wagner was back and Dredd was on form again, Sláine had picked up a lot, Ennis and Millar had left the building.  The film's awfulness hadn't spilled over into the prog; fair plays all round.

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Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 14 October, 2020, 02:00:51 PM »
I'm not a huge fan of Matt Damon - I'd love to have seen Ninja, or even second choice Eminem, in it - but I liked it. It's well worth a watch. 

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Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 13 October, 2020, 10:55:10 PM »
'I FINK U FREEKY' by DIE ANTWOORD

NSFS [Not Safe For Sanity]

I cannot believe people are actually listening to Die Antwoord (the answer).

They're amazing! I haven't listened to them for a couple of years though; it's time to rediscover them.  Clearly Squaxx themselves - I mean, Max Normal - and I like to imagine what Elysium would have been like if Ninja had accepted the lead role.

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 13 October, 2020, 05:43:40 PM »
Nice one, Shaolin Monkey - you have a keeper there!

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Or are they just trying to virtue signal themselves?

Here's a phrase I've heard a lot in the last few years but still haven't quite got my head around.  I'm not directing this at you, ChickenStu, just thinking about the expression you used - 'virtue signal'.   

Does this just mean 'pretending to be nice'? 'Doing / saying nice things just show off'? 'Saying "woke" things that you don't really believe'?  'Making "PC" statements just to look good'?

If it's any of the above, how can we actually determine that the person is secretly not what they say they are? It's as baffling to me as using 'social justice warrior' as an insult - don't people want social justice?

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General / Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« on: 12 October, 2020, 10:42:10 PM »
Lots of dodgy nomenclature inside yer average computer: floppy drive, hard drive, RAM etc. They all get plugged into the motherboard. Oedipus alert!

You probably all know that 8 bits makes a byte (and that 1024 bytes makes a kilobyte). Less well known is that 4 bits makes a nibble. True.

Being from the 48k Spectrum generation, I did indeed know that...  it was called a 'nybble' in my programming book though.

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Sumo Chanted Evening

I don't remember that one, but that's a belter of a name.

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General / Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« on: 12 October, 2020, 09:41:43 PM »
Floppy Dick was an early associate of SinDex. For younger readers (are there any?) that references floppy discs, a data storage device.

Feck, I never even copped that.  I always assumed it was a c  k joke.

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General / Re: UMDT - BONUS Round Johnny Alpha vs Joe Dredd
« on: 12 October, 2020, 08:44:40 AM »
Dredd all the way.

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General / Re: Sinister Dexter puns
« on: 11 October, 2020, 01:10:59 PM »
I've just this minute discovered that what I thought Demi Octavo meant (a type of musical symbol) was completely wrong. Demy Octavo is a paper size used in the printing industry, it seems,but sheet music often uses this size.

Don't think Billi Octavo means anything but I'm preparing myself to be schooled by someone intelligenter.

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 11 October, 2020, 01:02:04 PM »
Thoughts are with you and yours, TB. Dark times.

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