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Messages - Funt Solo

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 07:42:27 pm »
Were they Jaffa Cakes?

They're not actually biscuits. The clue is in the name.

Whilst, legally-speaking (for purposes of VAT), you're correct: the debate around the issue produced an article on the BBC ("Cake or biscuit? Why Jaffa Cakes excite philosophers") that manages to wend it's way to linking the conundrum to a discussion on gender fluidity. But is it art?



McVitie's Victoria selection. The box had pictures of snowflakes on it.

My portrait was on a box of biscuits?

I now can't drink my tea for laughing.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 04:39:15 pm »
Were they Jaffa Cakes?

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 24 January, 2020, 10:56:59 pm »
Ah: I was making a non-sequitur.

I will say, though, having done five seconds of thorough research, that I can't tell the difference between these two things:




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Games / Re: Jydge
« on: 24 January, 2020, 10:14:35 pm »

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 24 January, 2020, 08:17:03 pm »
Message boards, eh?

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Film & TV / Re: Judge Dredd: Mega-City One - TV show announced!
« on: 24 January, 2020, 05:50:23 pm »
All the $$ == "Double Whammy"

Is that really what we want? (Anyway - happy to wait and see, because ... I have no choice.)


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Actually, on topic: I appreciate anything that ties together characters in the Dreddverse.

With so many Dredd writers now, each with their own stable of minor characters, it's difficult to figure out when I last saw them or why they're important (and it's not like it would be easy to skim through the collection to find them). Sometimes the editor drops a "see prog xxx", but not always.

I know you're just doing it for Death, but every little (and it's not a little, really) helps.

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Talking of Mick Hucknall...


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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 24 January, 2020, 03:46:19 pm »
Another from the Perry Bible Fellowship:


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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 23 January, 2020, 07:12:05 pm »

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Creative Common / Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« on: 23 January, 2020, 07:08:23 pm »
The Keep on Truckin' thing I had only seen once before, from the Perry Bible Fellowship:


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Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: 23 January, 2020, 03:14:30 pm »
Hey Colin - I love your Calvin & Hobbes inspired "Danny and Kano". My wife helped me with the fact that it's an homage to an actual C & H strip (as opposed to just the style) as she's a big C & H fan.

Also: great reading of Bad Company (First Casualties): it's a sort of metaphysical war poem in comic form. That sort of depth often escapes me: I'm quite a dullard when it comes to deep poetry.

It made me think of bands that have great success and then start doing more experimental music, losing lots of their original fans in the process who don't get the new stuff. A friend once said Metallica had gone too "twiddly", for example.

I can listen to Dummy and Portishead for days on end without a break and still be in a state of bliss. Third left me cold, though.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 22 January, 2020, 06:39:50 pm »
Terry in The Young Ones.

(At 2:55, just after the classic "Do you dig graves?")

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I use Wikipedia lots: I just know it's not perfect. But you can expand that out to almost any online research.

There's a truth I've noticed through trying to find help when I'm stuck on a coding or technical computer issue and I search for a solution online:

 - The first response is "you're doing it wrong altogether: do it this way instead". (But they're wrong.)
 - The second response is a personal insult - like "What are you, a doofus? Nobody codes in Cobol!"
 - The third response is gold.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 22 January, 2020, 03:42:45 pm »

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