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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 21 January, 2022, 03:41:15 PM »
It's just occurred to me that M.A.C.H. 0 is a play on 'MACHO'.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 21 January, 2022, 12:42:25 PM »

Never thought of that.  I'm quite enjoying the series, though the Mandalorian set a very high bar and Boba doesn't really get close.  Wonder if we'll ever get to see anywhere but Tatooine?  For a place full of robots, giant slug crimelords, sand dragons and cyborgs, it's all getting a bit provincial and over-familiar for me, and I could do with a bit of interplanetary travel.

I kind of skimmed through Counterfeit Girl.  Probably should go back and read it., but I enjoyed Brit Cit Babes, again despite the title.  Kind of established Brit Cit's identity as a different kind of place from MC1, which Dave Stone took and ran with in Armitage.

Although it's just occurred to me that the whole atmosphere of BCB was very similar to that She Devils story by Wagner and McCarthy in one of the annuals.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 21 January, 2022, 12:09:01 PM »
His name was Robert Paulson

The penny finally drops - I see what you did there!

Seems like Meat Loaf has been around forever.  My first regular comic was Nutty, where one of the School Belles expressed a liking for Meat Loaf, to which her mate responds 'You would like him, 'cos he's fat, like you.'  Different times.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 20 January, 2022, 08:38:19 AM »
Loving this clickbait image from Channel 4 News:

Gie's a job! I can do that! I can have parties! That's easy, that is!


Cummings definitely has the Yosser look there, but I'm not sure who should be begging who for a job...

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 09:46:15 PM »
OK, I give in.  Some car chases in films are good.  One or two are very good.  Also, I can't believe no one's noticed a certain bike / van chase back in 2012, featuring a jacket that says 'drokk' on the back and a poster of our own poster, Joe Soap.  I fecking love that scene.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 18 January, 2022, 07:54:20 PM »
Alright, the Blues Brothers I'll make an exception for.   And yeah, Fury Road and indeed MM2 for that matter, though it's more the fighting and insane vehicle and character design I'm into there.

I haven't seen the Italian Job,t as soon as I posted I suspected someone might bring it up.

More a T1 guy than a T2 one, and the truck v bike thing wasn't really my favourite part, and the rest I haven't seen either.

I've always liked stories involving the Wally Squad - I wonder how it got its name?

Because its undercover judges have to dress and act like typical Mega-citizens - i.e. complete wallies.

Aye, it's a wee bit dated now - calling people wallies was the in thing when the Wally Squad got its name.  Though I don't think it was ever used across the Atlantic even back then, let alone 122 years into the future.

I don't remember a whole lot about Blackhawk, but it was still more memorable than Killer.

For me, Nemesis and Deadlock was kind of the beginning of the end of Pat Mills' glory years.  I'm not a massive fan of Rob Williams' characterisation of Dredd, but Low Life is where he shows his skills most.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 January, 2022, 02:45:30 PM »
Yep, there they are: The right's favourite scapegoats; public services and immigrants. 

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 January, 2022, 06:34:09 PM »
He's not even going to do the decent thing and quit, it seems. It'll be a wave of populist sloganeering from here on in, and shame on anyone who buys it at this stage of the game.

Les garçons de l'oi?

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 January, 2022, 02:34:01 PM »
Fair enough.... I was naive enough to think the Capitol riots would finish Trump's reputation too.

Film & TV / Re: The Book of Boba Fett
« on: 13 January, 2022, 02:05:20 PM »
Given that the episode was directed by Rodriguez, I’m amazed how lifeless the chase sequence was. And some of the design decisions seem a bit out of place, like the kids, who appear to have been transported in from an entirely different show set in Japan, circa 2032. But the broad strokes work well enough, and the characterisation throughout is solid. I especially liked how some depth was afforded to the Rancor, which I imagine might already be a part of extended canon, but was new to me.

I agree about the chase, though I've never seen the attraction of movie car chases anyway.   And yeah,  great to know a bit more about Rancors - suddenly I felt a bit sorry for Jabba's one; which now seems like a potentially lovable dog that's been kept in inhumane conditions and trained for pitfighting.

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