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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 26 November, 2019, 06:07:17 PM »
Can someone please tell me if Corbyn is an anti-semite or not?

That's not the allegation French electronica producer Mirwais made.

In his opinion, the current leader of the UK Labour party hasn't done enough to tackle anti-Semitism among some supporters of the UK Labour party during his time in charge.

There's no way of objectively proving such an opinion is right or wrong. Even if one party can prove they've taken action, the other party can still insist they should have done more.

It's a Rorschach blot - if you already hate Corbyn, you'll think the Rabbi's Burn is valid, if you think he's great, you won't. It's not going to change anyone's mind *


* The public have already voted on Corbyn once, so his relative popularity is baked-in. From the vantage point of a tiny village in rural Scotland, the anti-Semitism debate might as well be about jawas, which holds for most of the country. If you're being brutally pragmatic about it, Jezza can afford to lose the votes of every single person who considers themselves Jewish in the UK without worrying about it affecting the outcome of the forthcoming election.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 November, 2019, 10:52:38 PM »
The story behind Blue Ruin is really sweet too. Apparently the director and lead actor grew up together making films, and following a string of failures Blue Ruin was their one last roll of the dice to make careers in filmmaking, and it paid off.

As told here (9 min). $200,000 budget and we both loved it more than Endgame*


* I liked and enjoyed Endgame. I haven't watched half the movies but I blubbed three or four times

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 November, 2019, 08:56:26 PM »
Election ... Every character in it is either a sociopath, a creep or an idiot.

Chris Klein's character is a sweet dope, which, realistically, is as much as most of us can aspire to. Everyone likes to delude themselves that they're the brilliant hero of their own story, but we'd be better off concentrating on just not becoming nasty creeps.

I really like Election and Blue Ruin's one of the best movies I have ever seen.



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General / Re: 2000 AD Advent Calendar SIGN UP thread 2019.
« on: 25 November, 2019, 04:57:39 PM »
I can do 18 th


1st - Pete Wells
2nd - ming
3rd - Eamonn Clarke
4th - The artist known as Frank
5th - Colin.ynwa
6th - abelardsnazz
7th - Rogue Judge
8th - Darren Stephens
9th -   Gail Nedry
10th - RoboMonkey147
11th - Gail Nedry
12th - RoboMonkey147
13th - Gail Nedry
14th - RoboMonkey147
15th - Colin.ynwa
16th - Super Surfer
17th - Jayzus B Christ & Eddie Hitler
18th - Funt Solo
19th -
20th - Space Spinner 2000
21st - Andy Lambert
22nd - The Monarch
23rd - REDBAZ!
24th - EVERYONE!



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Film & TV / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: 25 November, 2019, 02:12:14 PM »
... so people who have watched the show legally have indicated to me.

TordelBack's come over to the Dark Side!






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Film & TV / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: 25 November, 2019, 01:31:20 PM »
Jon Favreau ... has done amazing George Lucas level work here.

Excellent use of the back-hand, there.



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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 November, 2019, 10:34:44 PM »


EDIT: Actually from 2017.


I don't think this is Dominic Cummings messing about with Photoshop or something from a parody site, but at this point who can really tell the difference:








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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 24 November, 2019, 07:31:33 PM »





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Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 24 November, 2019, 06:16:31 PM »
Just reread the last few pages... dear Grud! As for the wonky figures - 43 million vote is 35% of voters - so 130 million voters?  In a city of 400-500 million?

That story was set shortly after Necropolis.

The population was down to 400 million after The Apocalypse War. I'm not sure anyone bothered to tell us how much it had recovered by the time of Necropolis, but the Dark Judges' time in charge is bound to have eaten into any baby boom significantly.

Assuming voter registration in MC1 is proportionally similar to that of present-day UK*, an electorate of 130 million would give a total population of around 200 million. I mean, it's all bollocks, but that's what I've got.


* I suppose there's reason to assume registration might be even more apathetic even than today

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Books & Comics / Re: Thrillpower Overload: the missing chapters
« on: 24 November, 2019, 05:20:11 PM »

Liam Sharp was kind enough to grant permission to share these portfolio pieces he created during his apprenticeship with the great Don Lawrence (circa 1984), which he originally posted on the 1977 group:








These pages are fantastic. If Rogue Trooper wasn't being ably served by the great Steve Dillon at this time - and headed down a narrative cul de sac that would lead to the character's demise - Sharp could have been an interesting choice of Rogue artist.

Without wanting to be shitty about it, these pages are much better  - or at least more consistently good - than the early Dredd pages Sharp delivered. Sharp soon began producing absolutely fantastic work, but it's a good illustration of the extra experience needed to learn how to produce good work at speed and of the importance of good editorial to both assess talent and develop it to mutual advantage.



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Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: 24 November, 2019, 04:56:25 PM »
Embarrassed by his own smell, he enlists the help of the investigator who killed him

More entertaining than the story.

The late Jim Baikie was an old friend of Moore*, which why Skizz joined DR & Quinch on the small list of Alan Moore creations that malingered beyond his escape from Kings Reach Tower.


* DR & Quich's Agony Page suggests having once occupied the same vagina as Moore is another qualifying factor, so maybe Leah Moore could write Halo Jones Book 4?

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General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 24 November, 2019, 11:45:08 AM »

Great discussion! Gareth's observation that Revere's plots - like all John Smith's plots - are really simple is very astute. It's the way he tells 'em.

Given that many 2000ad readers find the average Dredd story a bit confusing, it's no surprise Revere often crops in discussions of the nineties malaise, but lumping this in with mediocrities like Dead Meat or Babe Race makes no sense.

The idea that Harrison based Revere on himself had occurred to me but I'd never considered the possibility of the Astrologer as Smith's fictional avatar. Thought-provoking stuff - thanks.



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General / Re: 2000 AD Advent Calendar SIGN UP thread 2019.
« on: 23 November, 2019, 04:40:16 PM »

1st - Pete Wells
2nd - ming
3rd - Eamonn Clarke
4th - The artist known as Frank
5th -
6th -
7th -
8th -
9th -   Gail Nedry
10th - RoboMonkey147
11th - Gail Nedry
12th - RoboMonkey147
13th - Gail Nedry
14th - RoboMonkey147
15th - Colin.ynwa
16th - Super Surfer
17th - Jayzus B Christ & Eddie Hitler
18th -
19th -
20th - Space Spinner 2000
21st -
22nd - The Monarch
23rd - REDBAZ!
24th - EVERYONE!


I will regret this, but it's Pete Wells. I will honour him by doing mine sitting on the toilet.



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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 23 November, 2019, 03:20:14 PM »
Refrigerated

Honk! Matrix: refrigerated is a much better gag. This must be how it works in the writers' room of Big Bang Theory.



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