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Off Topic / The random great songs thread.
« on: 23 August, 2008, 11:16:02 PM »
Got a great song going through your head, been listening to it on Youtube? Post it here and we'll see what songs crop up.


Off Topic / I needs must have.
« on: 15 August, 2008, 10:28:50 PM »
Some things are too great for words. Somethings are greater even than a monkey in a hat. Some things I see and want so much I feel exquisite pain. Such things are thus.


General / Legendary Heroes for cheap - hunt the Dredd
« on: 31 July, 2008, 12:16:21 AM »
I popped into my local Home & Bargain today for a mooch and spotted the egendary Heroes - Pitt series on the shelves. As the price was under three quid and I'd ended up paying much less for The Outer Limits DVDs than I expected I thought I'd see which ones they had. And wouldn't you know it? They had 5 out of 6. The only one they didn't have in stock was Dredd. However you might get luckier and be able to pick up a Dredd for the less than the price of Gladiatress:The Smack the Pony movie on DVD. Bargain.

Classifieds / Bunch of stuff
« on: 07 July, 2008, 06:46:03 PM »
Up for grabs - prices up for haggling -

Sin City Library edition volume 2, un-opened.

Daredevil - Kevin Smith - hardback volume 1

Hardboiled - paperback.

13" D.C. Flash doll.

First appearances figure - Daredevil.

Some sort of pimp doll from some film with dolls in.

Little Nemo volume 1.

Wormwood - certified and sealed.

Any takers or offers?  Or for that matter, Otters. Can deliver in the Lancashire/Manchester area and arrange a pick up. Postage is emminantly feasable too.

News / Deathray (hearts) 2k.
« on: 02 June, 2008, 12:44:47 PM »
The much delayed 13th issue of UK sci-fi mag is now in shops and continues the run of issues with 2k connections and material.

Previous issues have seen Si Spurrier write about sci-fis troubling love of guns, there have been profiles of Dave Gibbons, and interviews with Gary Erskine about new Dan Dare. Slaine the King has been named Graphic 'Novel of the Month' and there was an interview with Jonathon Oliver a few months ago.

This time Pat Mills gets an interview and it's a huge feature  The only things written in bigger letters on the cover are Battlestar Galactica and DeathRay and they couldn't be more effusive in their praise and fair in their summation. He's the main interview for the month and has interesting things to say about Defoe, Savage, Greyshirt, and his career in general.

Go on. Buy.

Off Topic / Neither embarassed or ashamed.
« on: 25 May, 2008, 11:40:29 PM »
Seems all week people have been telling me I'm sad, or that I should be embarrased, or if they were me they'd keep things quiet that I talk about openly. And not once have I thought they were right.

One of my colleagues has been constantly trying to rile me over many of the following list for 18 months now. He gets quite angry behind my back when I just shrug off his jokes, and thinks the rest of the staff are weird for not siding with him.

Maybe it's the way I was dragged up or maybe I'm socially retarded enough not to care but apparantly I should be embarassed about the following -

* I like the music of Kylie Minogue. I mean, I think she's incredibly sexy but it really is the music that appeals to me.

* I can make a pretty good stab at listing every Doctor Who serial in broadcast and/or production order and can tell you who wrote them all.

* I really like Coronation Street and have written a goodly proportion of Coriepedias content.

* I don't own a pair of training shoes. I still use the term Training Shoes.

* I collect comics - natch.

* I have a mild mental health problem. But that's really obvious anyway.

* I am a big fan of Easy Listening in general and Burt Bacharach in general.

* I haven't seen all the Star Wars films and don't think I've missed out.

* Tom Tully needs to be involved in order for me to take an interest in sport.

* I perforemd a leading role in the play The Maids when I was a student.I also have been known to go to see Shakepeare plays performed out of choice.

* I have a collection of books about Oscar Wilde.

* I actively look forward to Eurovision every year, get excited on the day, have people around to watch it, and get slightly annoyed if they don't take filling in their score sheets seriously.


So in a spirit of sharing and togetherness what do you think you should be ashamed of...but really aren't.

Off Topic / Cornish paradise or nightmare...?
« on: 25 May, 2008, 08:29:00 PM »
There's an interesting sounding documentary on DH Lawrence tonight on Radio 3. Specifially it's about his aborted stay in Cornwall during which his shocking city ways led to the natives forcing him out.

I've got the house to myself tonight so I can indulge without fear of scorn or worse a nagging chorus of 'This is boooooring. Give me the remote'. Could be worth an hour of your time. Equally as much it might not.

Link: Official etails

Off Topic / Wikipedia naughtiness.
« on: 14 May, 2008, 09:58:39 AM »
Here's the entry for Jeremy Kyle on Wikipedia. Can you spot the interesting addition to his C.V.?

And have you spotted any other flights of fancy inserted into otherwise, presumably, factual entries.

Link: Hint - T.V. career

News / ee29 - The slaying of slade
« on: 10 May, 2008, 12:46:21 PM »
I'm reliably informed that the next EE has started plopping onto doormats and reprints the Slaying of Slade. A welcome release after forever of sports stories, and a Slade story I've not previously read. Hoorah.

Film & TV / Never mind the celery, feel the Giant Robot.
« on: 18 April, 2008, 11:37:28 AM »
And there's always something more to waste your money on and to stick in the mountainous pile of dust gathering crap, isn't there.

Classic Who toys, but with details ommited because the company decided to improve on the originals.

Link: Details here, people.

Film & TV / Never mind the celery, feel the Giant Robot.
« on: 18 April, 2008, 11:33:41 AM »
And there's always something more to waste your money on and to stick in the mountainous pile of dust gathering crap, isn't there.

Classic Who toys, but with details ommited because the company decided to improve on the originals.

Link: Details here, people.

General / Losing the plot - the need to get up to speed.
« on: 12 April, 2008, 12:38:28 AM »
Now I have a fairly good memory and usually have no problems picking up lot threads in returning strips even when it's been ever so never such a long time between runs.

So why oh why oh why am I so in the dark about what's going on in the current run of Ten Seconders?

Is it just old age creeping up on me? Should the recap box on the inside front cover be larger so it can go into more detail than a rough precis of the background?

Is the writing at fault and more effort should have been made to explain things for new readers who would be potentially as lost as someone who not only liked the first run but can quote dialogue?

Should there be a return of those intro pages from the mid nineties. Valkerys got one, though as it was a new strip the need to info dump the character details on us before starting was a warning as to the quality?

Is it just that this strip is a direct continuation as opposed to a discrete second story, like Stickleback that's confusing me? Should first episodes of continuing strips make an effort to explain things?

Is this just a side effect of the graphic novel age in which stories sometimes feel like a long story cut into uncomfortable chunks for initial punlication instead of episodes in their own right?

If there can be story so far boxes in Dredd why not other strips?

Am I alone in this and everyone else is in the thick of the story and loving it. If so please tell me what went bfore.

Actually don't bother. If I'm still lost this far in I don't think I want to know. Now Dom Reardon is off the strip it's not even incomprehensible but beautiful. (1)

Still, please I would love to hear your views on the matter. Off you go. Or not, as the case may be.


(1) When I was a student I had a Japanese flatmate who was like that. She spoke little English, I spoke no Japanese but I could stare at her for hours.

Off Topic / Stupid pranks you;ve played.
« on: 04 April, 2008, 10:01:51 PM »
I was playing Chess with my nephew this afternoon (we dress 2-2) when we were interupted by a service call from Virgin.

"Is that your little one?" Asked the besuited fellah, trying to ingratiate, commenting on what he'd seen through the terraced house front window.

"Huh?" I said, feigning ignorance.

"The little blonde kid?"

"I don't know who yuo mean"

By now he was looking worried. Matthew had heard what I was saying. He ducked down behind the chair so that when the guy looked past there were no kids.

I asked was this kid wearing brown. An affirmative came so I started telling him about the ghost of teh street and how people who are gifted can see him. He went pale, genuinely seemed to believe me and was panicked when Matthers walked out slowly waving.

Silly and possibly cruel but I'm proud of him for playing along and love that he knew what to do. Of course no body in the family thought it was funny but there you go.

Books & Comics / Comis shipping list archive
« on: 04 April, 2008, 09:56:24 PM »
Does anybody know where i can get a shipping list for last weeks comics? The 26 march?

Failing that did issues of Fables, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Jonah Hex, Suicide Squad, Bat Lash, The Boys, Rex Mundi, Exterminators, Wonder Woman or The Outsiders ship then?

General / The Great Artist Switcheroo.
« on: 02 April, 2008, 06:58:57 PM »
I was thinking today, when I should have been sleeping, how ovely Dom Reardons art is in the Ten Seconders. I was also thinking that it would have been perfect for Dead Eyes and was struck by the notion that Lee Garbetts art would have suited Ten-Seconders down to a tee.

Which started me thinking...

So as a pointlessly speculative game which artists would yuo swap around. Any strip, from any period is fair game but you have to make it as a switch. So if you'd rather Colin McNeil had drawn all of the Final Solution that's okay but you have to put Simon Harrison on one of MacNeils stories in return. Any suggestions?

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