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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: Charity Raffle!
« on: 15 February, 2021, 09:35:05 PM »
Still unclaimed:

LEE HIGGINBOTTOM - SK Moore Judge Dredd

PAUL KEYES - Rogue Trooper rucksack:

CHRIS BENNETT - Judge Minty – rare lead miniature.

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Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 15 February, 2021, 11:37:50 AM »
Crazy, grim news from Texas, as they deal with a real climate emergency. It has actually been snowing on the Texas/Mexico border! Well below zero, and no e edgy for millions!  😳

It seems counter-intuitive, but this is climate change driven by global warming.

There was a sudden stratospheric warming in the (already too warm) Arctic, which pushed a huge cold front south over Europe and North America.

More about that here:

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/enso/sudden-stratospheric-warming-and-polar-vortex-early-2021



Things have gotten difficult for Texas fast. The record snow and cold weather has meant a huge demand for energy, causing rolling blackouts and an emergency energy situation.

https://eu.statesman.com/story/news/2021/02/14/texas-weather-rolling-blackouts-power-outage-winter-storm/4485015001/


Really grim news coming out about Texans who just don’t know the dangers cold brings - 100 car pile ups, deaths from burning indoors (house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning) to stay warm due to power outages etc etc.






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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: Charity Raffle!
« on: 13 February, 2021, 01:25:57 PM »
Hi all - just a quick update re raffle prizes. I posted a load today, and I’ve passed details over to the folk who donated prizes.

However, I still haven’t heard from the following folk. If this is you, please get in touch ASAP.

If you know the folk below, can you give them a prod for me please, and let them know they’re a winner?

Thanks all!


CHRIS GANNON - Original artwork from Andy Sawyer.

LEE HIGGINBOTTOM - SK Moore Judge Dredd sketch

PAUL SPENCE - Dredd Screening Drinking Club bundle

PAUL KEYES - Rogue Trooper rucksack:

CHRIS BENNETT - Judge Minty – rare lead miniature.

TONY JAMES - Tharg’s Future Shocks graphic novel


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Film & TV / Re: Carano, Whedon and all that
« on: 12 February, 2021, 12:48:25 PM »
Coming back to Carano, there’s pretty good write-up of what she said, and how various groups have reacted here:

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/gina-carano-mandalorian-disney-cancel-culture-b1800886.html?fbclid=IwAR0Jrt6Lrw5tST0W8EM6m4BRpT55x5_GfIR7W27DS-bWaXN8YThHBT6YtFQ

By and large I agree with the article, in that what some see as ‘cancel culture’ is just decent folk pushing back against elitism, discrimination, prejudice, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia etc etc etc. Basically restating a belief in a progressive moral code.

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Film & TV / Re: Carano, Whedon and all that
« on: 12 February, 2021, 12:42:47 PM »
I wonder if it is worth splitting the conversation about Whedon and the discussion about the entertainment industry hiding/defending those behaviours into a new thread?

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Film & TV / Re: Carano, Whedon and all that
« on: 12 February, 2021, 09:31:24 AM »
Yeah, Whedon - what grim things I’ve been reading about him. It massively taints Firefly and Buffy, two productions I’ve really enjoyed previously.

Yesterday was just a hugely disappointing day for those with a love of sci-fi and fantasy TV and film.

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Film & TV / Re: Carano, Whedon and all that
« on: 12 February, 2021, 08:45:12 AM »
I see what you mean, but I feel Carano’s approach to discussing this was way out of line.

First of all, re her being fired, my place of work has a pretty standard clause in the contract of employment that my words and actions must not bring the company into disrepute.

So, if I went on a years-long social media spree saying such things as no-one should wear masks in the middle of a pandemic, trans rights are irrelevant and inconsequential, and, as a finisher, claiming that being called out on right-wing politics is the same as the abuse Jews received in the 30s in Hitler’s Germany, then my employer would get shot of me sharpish, and have every right to do so.

While I agree we should be incredibly wary of this polarisation of society given history’s lessons, any right-wing commentator speaking from a position of privilege who likens their ‘struggle’ to the appalling, vile treatment of Jewish people in Hitler’s Germany, needs to be massively called out on it. Its a horrendous thing to say, which trivialises one of the most awful things to have happened to a group of human beings at the hands of other human beings.

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D’Israeli for me!

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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: Charity Raffle!
« on: 09 February, 2021, 02:45:51 PM »
Best you avoid the outdoors and for Grud's sake, don't scratch!



(I wish I’d been able to resist - if it hadn’t been for a £28 bottle of specialist cream I would have been clawing my skin off!  :D )

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Carlos

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Simon Davis

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Ron Smith

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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: Charity Raffle!
« on: 08 February, 2021, 09:13:23 PM »
Thanks! All better! Crazy food allergy reaction, likely from a curry week ago Friday - huge hives from head to foot, face, hands feet swelled up, hideously painful and itchy for best part of a week!

Anyway, it’s here:

PRIZEWINNERS - U.K. Comic Fans Xmas/New Year Raffle!

Thanks to contributors of the great prizes and all who donated for the Magic Breakfast charity.

Here are the winners! If you see your name here, drop me a DM with your address details so I can send your prize.

MARK ESTLEA - The ‘77 variant issues.

CHRIS GANNON - Original artwork from Andy Sawyer.

LEE HIGGINBOTTOM - SK Moore Judge Dredd sketch

DAVE PURCELL - Commando comic goodies

PAUL SPENCE - Dredd Screening Drinking Club bundle

PAUL KEYES - Rogue Trooper rucksack:

JO @The77 - Scarlet Traces graphic novel.

CHRIS BENNETT - Judge Minty – rare lead miniature.

RICHARD J. RUNDLE - Dave the Orangutan – one-off Judge Dredd Model.

LUKE PASSINGHAM - Judge Dredd Block War Card Game.


NICKLAS ÅBERG - Judge Dredd ‘Monkey Business’ graphic novel

TONY JAMES - Tharg’s Future Shocks graphic novel

ANDREW HARNESS - 2000AD reporters bag

ALAN KNOWLES - Judge Dredd Annual 1987 and 2000AD Annual 1987

MARK LAMB - Judge Dredd Funko Pop – boxed

GIGERPUNK - 2000AD/SFX Playing Cards

PHIL LLOYD - Judge Dredd Coffee Mug

https://youtu.be/gLf3NqUxbfU






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Links / Re: Re: Youtube Gold
« on: 07 February, 2021, 01:02:51 AM »
JAWA PLAYS ERUPTION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg9YzgEKnig

That is bloody superb!! I love some stop-frame animation, even more so when linked to music.

Here’s Zappa’s ‘Inca Roads’ live. For some crazy animation, go from about 2 mins 30 secs onwards. Or just watch the whole thing! After all, it is Zappa.

https://youtu.be/wqp71DOJ3aY

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Links / Re: Youtube Gold
« on: 06 February, 2021, 02:17:11 PM »
Marsh family takes on Bonnie Tyler ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbDPdLsFPkc&feature=emb_rel_end

Kudos to the parents getting the kids organised and under control enough to pull off an epic like that!!

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