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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« Last post by von Boom on Today at 12:24:17 AM »
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... does anyone know what a flock of crows is properly
called?
I thought it was a "murder of crows", no?

Not if there's just caws...
You monster. ;)
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Off Topic / Re: an important news thread
« Last post by von Boom on Today at 12:14:38 AM »
Piss poor reporting in that article. Missed two of the five w's and the how. Probably working for the Mail now.
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Off Topic / Re: Growing for the Apocalypse
« Last post by The Doctor Alt 8 on 01 April, 2020, 11:57:37 PM »

You might also want to invest in some protection for your crops. I have had my potatoes stolen... (not a euphemism)
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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 01 April, 2020, 09:16:47 PM »


     Small things done well

Well having chatted about the failing of a long form story last time I want to quickly mention a couple of shorter tales done so well.

Firstly Prog 1484 see Judge Dredd - Fitness Test a story we've seen before, an older Judge (though still Dredd's junior) being tested to see if he still fit for duty... he's not... and so he opts for the Long Walk. That's it, that's all and yet with so little, with such a simple single idea Grennie and Anthony Williams get so much out of it. Its so powerful and wonderfully excecuted. The final page of Dredd watching overMegway 38 in the place of Murdoch says so much about the impact this simple, undramatic passing has on Dredd. A simple idea, driven by character is so much more effective that 100 ideas swamping character.

Secondly a three part Dante - Usurper. Again a simple, if more dramatic idea. A showdown between pirates to establish control of the seven seas. And for all the drama and the shark pirates and burning zombies these 18 or so pages are simply about the corrosive nature of Dante's relationship with his mother and the apparent need to overthrow her to save children Dante won't abandon in the way his mother did him. Just superb and again the final page, as Morrison and co so often do in these series hits home perfectly. In this instance the idea is there but secondly to the character driven elements of this wonderful story.
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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« Last post by Richard on 01 April, 2020, 08:40:20 PM »
... does anyone know what a flock of crows is properly called?

I thought it was a "murder of crows", no?

So it is. A murder. Quite right.

On a completely and totally unrelated subject, I hope Paddykafka's troubles come to an end soon.
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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« Last post by The Doctor Alt 8 on 01 April, 2020, 08:30:49 PM »

Nope. I left.

Well when i as an ELECTED official are told by the rest of the committee "You don't need to turn up to the committee meetings" WITHOUT explanation... Just because I am only the social secretary whos ideas for events are ignored by everybody and those same people refuse to tell me what they DO want me to organise...  Well I gave up. At least with this virus that'll be one summer show the won't be able to terrorize Beckenham with...
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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« Last post by The Doctor Alt 8 on 01 April, 2020, 08:24:00 PM »

My landlord is currently trapped in India ....won't be able to return to the UK until at least 18th of April due to lock-down. Hope nothing serious happens to the property because there will be no one to fix it.


On a less serious note... THIS happened to me...

An odd thing happened to me Saturday.I went to do the large weekly shop and I was walking to take my rightful place at the end of the quee which was reaching past the Train station.


A gentleman sees me walk past pushing a blue trolley given to me by my Belgium friend and he INSISTED that I take a place in front of him in the quee (At an appropriate distance of course)


I thanked him prefusly. friend


A few moment later another gentleman three places in front of me offered HIS place in front of the quee...


I thanked That man.


A couple of minutes later a security officer comes passed on a patrol (To ensue all those in the quee are keeping their distance from each other) He insists on separating me out and letting me into the store in front of everyone else in the quee.


As I was talking to mother to tell her what was & wasn't available and to ask if she wanted substitutes the  first man who offered his place came up to me and said that he hoped that I hadn't been waiting long as I was clearly a priority (???)


I did and said nothing to warrent this favorable treatment and I think I need plastic surgery because they clearly thought that I was in my dotage....


I can only thing that because I have to bend to hold onto the trolley as the handles are about 2 inches too short for comfort, people must of mistaken my bend for a aged stoop...




Mother thought that this was hilarious and Adrian said that I should play up to this to get this treatment again...


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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on 01 April, 2020, 07:56:20 PM »
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... does anyone know what a flock of crows is properly
called?
I thought it was a "murder of crows", no?

Not if there's just caws...

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Ain't I a stinker? ;)

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« Last post by Tjm86 on 01 April, 2020, 07:41:57 PM »
... does anyone know what a flock of crows is properly called?

I thought it was a "murder of crows", no?
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