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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 07 May, 2021, 05:37:37 PM »

Bolland, being an art god:

Carter, also being very good indeed:

Bolland 4 :: 1 Carter

Sorry, Lee - I really enjoy your work, but being put up against Bolland. Man. Tough match. If this vote was a "what have you done for me lately?", I could easily switch the numbers around.

Announcements / Re: Dave Evans, R.I.P.
« on: 07 May, 2021, 02:35:08 PM »
His kindness, generosity, patience and care shone through, and that’s from someone who didn’t know him very well. How can life be the same without such a constant benefit? RIP Bolt.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 06 May, 2021, 09:14:55 PM »
Talking of themmuns, C4 News did a predictably divided set of interviews (by Paraic O'Brien) this week with da yout of NI - the second of which was hilarious mostly because the lairy one with more front than Tescos had a lot of chutzpah: "What sort of question is that to ask me, Paraic - how the fuck would I know?"

100 years on: How do today’s Loyalist teenagers see their Northern Irish identity?

100 years on: where do the allegiances of Northern Ireland’s young Catholics lie?

It wasn't until this week that I knew when NI came into being.

Welcome to the hobbling club!

Look after yourself and hope you've not done yourself a serious injury.

Film & TV / Re: Mark Hamill up for a BAFTA
« on: 06 May, 2021, 06:19:48 PM »
More importantly - bears with saws?

Megazine / Re: Meg 408 - Hard Country for Old Men
« on: 06 May, 2021, 05:51:29 PM »

Another *yay* moment  - a Killdozer showing up - gives me a chance to get the toy down off the shelf and fire a couple of rockets in celebration.

Ashes to Ashes, of course, being just a f*cking amazing piece of comic storytelling and Lawless being the *real* flagship story of the Meg.

Prog / Re: Prog 2136 - Last Chance To Shine!
« on: 06 May, 2021, 05:47:56 PM »


(Still on my catch-up read after a bit of a break to recharge my thrill-buffers.)

Prog / Re: Prog 2129 - Once Upon A Crime...
« on: 06 May, 2021, 05:42:22 PM »

Definitely one of those wtf, slap-in-the-face moments in the comic. While it certainly made me sit up and take notice, I wasn't best pleased that it seemed as if a great new story (Kingmaker) was going to fold into Brass Sun. I also like Brass Sun - I just thought folding one into the other would weaken both.

Given the subsequent completion of the arc, though, it seems as if they just share a representation of a supreme being - as if Q suddenly turned up in Star Wars. Or, given the material here, LOTR.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 06 May, 2021, 04:48:06 PM »
Couple of big hairy grannies in my garden today.

Tea::Keyboard interface achieved.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 06 May, 2021, 04:06:12 PM »
After my North Korea jibe, I did explain that growing up in Scotland we had a weekly religious assembly and a mandated Religious Education class - which is weird shit for US school students to hear (again - for federally-funded school). Plenty of private religious schools over here that lay it on thick, of course.

My daughter has had an interesting time navigating a friendship because her pal has been taught that my daughter is going to hell. Being kids, and being sympathetic beings who care for each other, they both feel for the other. The pal is worried about my daughter's eternal soul, and my daughter is worried that her pal's been brainwashed. I love that they are still friends, that mostly just enjoy playing.

That Hondo City Justice in the Meg was pretty damned fine too.

Oh, aye:

Kevin O'Neill is a mighty art god striding the page like a demented colossus. Boo's great as well, but - it's Kevin O-effing Neill for flip's sake!

O' Neill 4 : 1 Cook

Turns out I'm the bigger idiot - I rattled the narcissist's cage and now he's stalking me IRL.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 06 May, 2021, 03:11:25 PM »
I don't follow that Scottish independence is much like Brexit.
Although many aspects of it aren’t, some are. There’s that idea that 50%+1 is enough, rather than broader consensus. There’s hand-waving away important considerations like the economy and, now, land borders. I get it — and I suspect independence would, in the long run, be the best option for Scotland. But there is overlap with Brexit, even if the primary reasoning is in reality different.

Ah, yes - I see what you mean. Me being somewhat biased, I quite like 50%+1 for Indyref2, but didn't like it for Brexit. Ha!


Talking of North Korea - I was chatting to a US school student the other day about the flag ceremony: the daily Pledge of Allegiance that every (federally-funded) school child in the US has to make every day*. They asked me "Is there any other country that does this?", to which I replied "Maybe North Korea?"

*Actually, they don't have to, because of their First Amendment right to free speech, which includes the freedom not to speak. But the ceremony must take place - that's the law!

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