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I, Cosh

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #705 on: 08 February, 2017, 10:18:58 pm »
... I've always suspected Dave D'Antiquis was a play on words but I've never been able to work out what it might be.
I always figured it was meant to sound like "Day of the Anti-Christ."
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #706 on: 08 February, 2017, 10:23:34 pm »

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #707 on: 09 February, 2017, 12:46:23 am »

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #708 on: 11 February, 2017, 11:10:49 pm »
Just re-read the first couple of episodes of 'Bitch' and it defintitely went over my head that Durham Red's victim is called Ab Rancid.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #709 on: 12 February, 2017, 01:55:47 am »
Hewligan = Hooligan.
From a drunken moment of clarity, chatting to DDD at the 40th.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #710 on: 12 February, 2017, 02:16:05 am »
Hewligan = Hooligan.
From a drunken moment of clarity, chatting to DDD at the 40th.

You got that it was also Hewlett and Milligan though?

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #711 on: 12 February, 2017, 03:02:23 am »
Hewligan = Hooligan.
From a drunken moment of clarity, chatting to DDD at the 40th.

You got that it was also Hewlett and Milligan though?

Yup, of course.

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Things that went over your head...
« Reply #712 on: 16 February, 2017, 06:33:00 am »
M.A.C.H. Zero was quite macho. Only just spotted that one.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #713 on: 24 March, 2017, 06:38:16 am »
So you know how we never saw Nemesis in the first few episodes of Book 1 and he was only revealed later? (In the Sci-fi Special IIRC.)

Well actually he was on the cover of Prog 222 all along - he is there in orange on the left hand side border. I had never noticed that until this morning - take a look in the "Your Favourite Prog Covers" thread.

It is amazing how you can look at stuff but not see it properly - literally for years.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #714 on: 24 March, 2017, 10:02:59 am »
So you know how we never saw Nemesis in the first few episodes of Book 1 and he was only revealed later? (In the Sci-fi Special IIRC.)

Not quite… the Sci-Fi special marginally predated Nemesis Bk1. Nemesis didn't appear outside the Blitzspear in the first couple of shorts, but the reveal came in the 1981 Sci-Fi Special (July 1, according to Google), and Nemesis Book 1 started later in the same month. (I certainly recall knowing what Nemesis looked like before the first book ran…)
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« Reply #715 on: 24 March, 2017, 10:50:29 am »
Thanks Jim. I couldn't quite remember when the Sci-if Special came out. But I do remember not being able to get hold of it at the time, so for me I didn't know what he looked like until he was shown a few episodes in.

It was only a couple of years later when I managed to get it.

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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #716 on: 24 March, 2017, 10:56:56 am »
Like Cornelius Cardew before him, I only recently made the connection between the great maestro Pilchards-in-Tomato-Sauce Clayderman and the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.

I'd like to think the name came first and the story quickly improvised over a couple of pints later.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #717 on: 24 March, 2017, 11:00:27 am »
So what is the Cornelius Cardew thing?

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« Reply #718 on: 24 March, 2017, 11:13:49 am »
So what is the Cornelius Cardew thing?
In addition to being Skizz's pipe fitting mate, he was an English avant-garde composer and "loony leftie" who grew up not terribly far from Northampton.
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Re: Things that went over your head...
« Reply #719 on: 24 March, 2017, 12:53:35 pm »
So what is the Cornelius Cardew thing?
In addition to being Skizz's pipe fitting mate, he was an English avant-garde composer and "loony leftie" who grew up not terribly far from Northampton.

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