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Events / Re: JOCK SQUAD XMAS PINT 2019
« on: 11 November, 2019, 09:34:43 pm »
That may be my work's night - things still to be decided but I can't do the 6th. I would bin the work but they give us £20. Can you match or better that Tom? All else fails I'll look in once I have had the requisite number of face slaps from the ladies.

Books & Comics / Re: Rok the God Kickstarter
« on: 31 October, 2019, 02:59:01 pm »
12.9% shy with 17 hours to go! A piffling £3610! Needs to happen people!

Ah no worries - maybe I'll get that mug I've been hankering for when you do the funding for Phase 2!

Phew! Target reached day one! Great going guys - let's see some stretch goals now!

Can each item be presented with a 'what I ate on my holidays' style photo of you holding it up?

Of course it can Dave!

As Kickstarters are all the rage, an extra 50p will get the winning bidder included in a future, unpublished, letter to Tharg!

I'm in! Good luck with it.

Shucks - no worries - just needed some cupboard space.

Winning bidder can opt to have their item signed. If you don't want it signed it's an extra fiver!

Books & Comics / Re: "The Whole Twoth" 2000AD Strip Cartoon
« on: 22 October, 2019, 07:09:21 am »
Little bit of politics there! Good one!

Got my stuff today - took about a week.

I got the Prog 513 cover mug and it's OK - just the cover produced twice on a plain white mug. Not bad for £7.99 but no innovation involved. If it wasn't for the licence I could have made this myself using one of those 'upload your photo mug' sites that you often get cheap deals on.

I also got the Logo Cliff Robinson card holder for my season ticket. This is better in design terms with the reverse having the full size JUDGE DREDD logo. I don't think it's worth £2.99 but decent quality, although quite basic. Will probably last this season but not next.

Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 20 October, 2019, 03:41:25 pm »

I hesitate to ask, but how are US toilets different to UK/European toilets?  Pictures not necessary, nay positively discouraged.  They've got to be better, right?  They can't be worse!  Please let them not be worse!

I wouldn't say better but certainly different. I think they are lower so that encourages a different type of movement - longer and less like the chop chop that ours encourage. The flush is also different - quite like an aircraft toilet where it's whoosh! - all gone rather than our 'bomb it with water til it goes away' affair.

Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 16 October, 2019, 08:17:48 pm »
yeah, the sooner you're away the better  :wave:

Less like this!

always look forward to this thread during it's hiatus. Fantastic every time it returns.
Great stuff keep travelling and keep eating man, cheers.

More like this!

Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 12 October, 2019, 09:27:55 am »
Well, now it's time for the last post of this trip. What have we learned? Nothing. But that's hardly the point. Good dinners have sat aside poor desserts and vice versa. The only consistent factor is that I've gotten fatter.

To close up the shop let's go back to the Salish Lodge & Spa, the exterior location of Twin Peaks' Great Northern. This place was quite fancy with valet parking and cocktails on arrival. They didn't go overboard on their Twin Peaks connection but there was a Cooper cocktail in the bar and 'Damn Fine Cherry Pie' in the restaurant :

This was very nice. It lack a bit of authenticity by being self contained - in the show it was always a slice. They asked me if I wanted it 'a la mode' -being a traditionalist I said no and had cream instead. Disappointingly this was just a squirt of spray cream.

Next up we are off to Seaside, which is a coastal town in Oregon. This was a cracking sunny day and we ate out on their terrace.

This was a lovely fish finger sandwich with a chipolte mayo and sweet potato fries. The 'fish fingers' were like to fillets out of the chip shop. This may have been the best feed of the trip.

At the end of the holiday I remembered I had wanted to go to Cinnebon - this is a chain that sells cinnamon rolls and features in 'Better Call Saul' as Saul's post Breaking Bad employer. Happily one was in the nearby mall in Tukwila so off we went for take out. This big boy was $4.99 but very nice. The roll fell apart and there was ample icing. Only 880 calories too!

Thanks for joining me on this self indulgent road trip - see you at Christmas!

Other Reviews / Re: Scream presents The Thirteenth Floor
« on: 11 October, 2019, 11:06:01 pm »
Missed the memo on this one so a pleasant surprise. Looking forward to digging in.

Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 11 October, 2019, 06:14:39 pm »
Time for the penultimate episode ahead of tomorrow's three picture special including some damn fine cherry pie.

As previously noted the wife took a bit sick so I had to Ubereats a couple of meals. This is a nice Kabob. That's how they spelled it.It was nice but too much for just little ole me...

The wife had to take this from her sick bed although that's no excuse for cropping off most of the grub. She was only able to eat a small piece of pitta so, and not for the first time, two kebabs (kebobs) had to be eaten by me.

This was a Subway in the town of Astoria - Heeeey yooou guuuys!

We got in a bit late and misjudged the restaurant closing times -early!

We went to the Subway and got some decent eats :

I rarely go to Subway as they ask too many questions and then the cheapskate in me makes me get too many fillings so the thing is a dense mishmash of the whole salad bar. Still $14, including drinks and chips, so it was a good 'un

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