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Leigh S

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1185 on: 02 August, 2019, 12:05:41 am »
What can I say, the sternHAMMER misdirection worked - Wagner = master magician!

Strontium DOG Johnny Alpha(got that one)'s partner WULF Sternhammer

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1186 on: 06 August, 2019, 10:12:12 pm »
Shaky Kane. Chaka Khan.  Probably unintentional but it just crossed my mind today (and i spent the next hour with an earworm consisting of 'Shaky Kane' sung repeatedly in disco stylee).
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1187 on: 06 August, 2019, 11:33:57 pm »
Shaky Kane. Chaka Khan.  Probably unintentional but it just crossed my mind today (and i spent the next hour with an earworm consisting of 'Shaky Kane' sung repeatedly in disco stylee).
Seems a bit of a stretch, but I'm too Scotch to get some English puns.

You know about GBH (dead) though?
We never really die.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1188 on: 06 August, 2019, 11:42:47 pm »
ummm .. no?

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1189 on: 07 August, 2019, 05:46:27 am »
I kind o' always assumed Shaky Kane was indeed a pun on Chaka Khan, while simultaneously being a (probably self-deprecating) reference to Bob Kane, with added possibility of intention to conjure up a mental image of a stick-brandishing codger.

...and maybe Shakin' Stevens.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1190 on: 07 August, 2019, 09:51:53 am »
ummm .. no?

If this was a reply to me sorry for the delay. I was hoping Frank would swoop in with an appropriate scan.

GBH (Dead) was an exiled Sha'Ka'Kan warrior.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1191 on: 07 August, 2019, 02:10:12 pm »
haha no, that one DID go over my head.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1192 on: 07 August, 2019, 08:00:27 pm »
ummm .. no?

If this was a reply to me sorry for the delay. I was hoping Frank would swoop in with an appropriate scan.

GBH (Dead) was an exiled Sha'Ka'Kan warrior.

I actually got that one, for once.  Just thinking about GBH (Dead) yesterday. What a great character.  Hard as nails, crazy-looking, with the voice of an old English aristocrat.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1193 on: 07 August, 2019, 08:02:48 pm »
I was going to observe that GBH (Dead) must be one of the most unique comics character designs, but then I realised that could apply to the entire crew of the Speedo Ghost.

T.B. Grover and the Maestro, a neutron star collision of pure creation.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1194 on: 08 August, 2019, 05:02:55 pm »
I've just remembered that I'm friends with Shaky on Facebook, or I was last time I checked. I'll ask him about the chaka khan thing.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1195 on: 09 August, 2019, 09:27:25 am »
The unfortunate lab assistant in the DNA man is called Beaker after the muppet.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1196 on: 09 August, 2019, 01:08:44 pm »
The unfortunate lab assistant in the DNA man is called Beaker after the muppet.

Anyone would think you'd been listening to the latest Space Spinner 2000!

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1197 on: 09 August, 2019, 04:41:02 pm »
Always

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1198 on: 08 September, 2019, 03:12:41 pm »




Who exactly was Moore talking to in the Northampton Arts Lab?


Glass shattered high above Seventh Avenue in Manhattan before dawn on a cold November morning in 1953. Seconds later, a body hit the sidewalk.

The night manager peered up through the darkness at his hulking hotel. After a few moments, he picked out a curtain flapping through an open window. Police officers entered room 1018A with guns drawn. They saw no one. The window was open.

Decades later, spectacular revelations cast the death in a completely new light. The victim was disturbed about his work with the CIA and wanted to quit, leading his comrades to consider him a security risk. This was no light matter for men who believed that the success or failure of project MK-Ultra might determine the fate of the US, and all humanity.



A Netflix series, Wormwood, covers this story from the point of view from Olson's family.



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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #1199 on: 08 September, 2019, 04:05:11 pm »
Who exactly was Moore talking to in the Northampton Arts Lab?

A Netflix series, Wormwood, covers this story from the point of view from Olson's family.

The Olson tale first got into the mainstream via the original source book for these stories Operation Mind Control (1978) by Walter Bowart. Another referred to in the book was the story of Candy Jones who cliamed to be a victim of the same programme – David Fincher was trying to get it made into a film at one point.