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Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 23 November, 2022, 06:06:36 PM »
The message I'm getting, Shark, is that we might as well close this thread down, or lock it.

I thought it might be an interesting place to talk about current news stories. The problem I'm having is that you're like a guard dog with a bone to pick. Whatever issue gets raised, you start banging on with your pet theories.

It's like nobody else is allowed to have a thought. It's insulting, actually, because you only ever broadcast, you never accept input. And you're always mud-slinging this idea that everyone else is a moron who hasn't had the wit to see the golden truth.

It's really fucking patronizing. But - you know what - you win. You've pissed all over it. You get to keep it.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 22 November, 2022, 05:27:15 PM »

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 22 November, 2022, 03:19:07 PM »
It's not a trap.

Reductive reasoning that devolves any topic at all into your home-grown redefinition of terms and pet philosophical tambourine (that also manages to victim-blame the oppressed) is definitely a trap.

Anyone presents any topic at all - you hit them in the face with your tambourine. Now what are we all doing? Talking about your fucking tambourine again.

News / Re: Pageturners (CW: contains Pat Mills)
« on: 22 November, 2022, 03:50:36 AM »

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 21 November, 2022, 10:52:13 PM »

I need a new gif, though, because it doesn't quite get across the depth of the trap you're laying there.

Maybe this:

News / Re: Pageturners (CW: contains Pat Mills)
« on: 21 November, 2022, 10:46:57 PM »
I know any mention of Uncle Pat's name here tends to provoke a flame war...

Does it, though?

As you say, it would be interesting to hear about the craft from someone so well versed in it.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 21 November, 2022, 06:45:16 PM »
FIFA now helping Qatar achieve it's anti-gay agenda by threatening to sanction players, and the teams all quickly folding to the pressure: World Cup 2022: England, Wales & other European nations will not wear OneLove armbands.

I hope anyone *enjoying the football* feels suitably ashamed of themselves.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 18 November, 2022, 09:57:40 PM »
He might be a Dadaistic follower of Discordianism staging an elaborate prank. There is the whole sink thing:

And his "let that sink in".

(On the other hand, I hate him.)

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 18 November, 2022, 06:50:23 PM »
Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week

*hronch* *hronch* - munching on popcorn while the world's richest sociopath plunges the world's most overpriced buyout into the surface of Mars at light speed.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars: Andor
« on: 18 November, 2022, 06:38:21 PM »
...Luthen's tustle with the tractor beam was nicely tense.

I re-watched that scene several times. I don't really do that these days, so it stood out.

General / Re: 10 Greatest Judge Dredd Comics Of All Time?
« on: 18 November, 2022, 06:36:34 PM »
Yes, it should say Pat Mills.

General / Re: 10 Greatest Judge Dredd Comics Of All Time?
« on: 17 November, 2022, 11:20:34 PM »

Or there's more than one Statue of Justice.

It's a conspiracy! j/k

Although, I like the idea that MC-1 does take up the space originally depicted in the old maps, but it's just a repeating clone of itself - so there are multiple Statues, Dredds, Psi-Divs etc. It's all to do with some trans-dimensional curse (probably from Murg), and all the other cities just grin and bear it when Dredd787 turns up and claims to the *real* Dredd from the *real* MC-1.

Morrison's logic is, naturally, very self-serving. On the one hand, he was rescuing 2000 AD from an out-of-touch old guard that needed a shake-up, and on the other hand he hadn't got a clue what 2000 AD was about because he never read it. And off we go in Morrison-circles, possibly to other planets. There's a certain kind of over-toked, affluent Scottish-ness that really grates. The kind of person that pretends not to know what the word "job" means. Sing along with the common people.

Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 17 November, 2022, 07:02:26 PM »
I can't act too surprised at the very male, necessarily entirely heterosexual world cup being played out in Qatar. Advice to travelers: if you are gay, do your best to pretend not to be, as you may be executed for crimes against a mythical sky god. Also, if you're female, or want to commit a PDA, or ...

Wait? Why the fuck would anyone volunteer to travel to such an odd, throwback, backwater.

Better to stay safe in the UK. But don't hurt any statues. Oh, or try to defend yourself from a rapist. Or seek asylum. Or expect to have your views represented in the government. Or be a member of the press covering a climate protest.

General / Re: 10 Greatest Judge Dredd Comics Of All Time?
« on: 17 November, 2022, 05:39:16 PM »
Is Morrison gay?

Well, according to the interview, yes, but also doesn't like labels. There is an argument of holding a mirror up to things that are somehow part of one's experience. Is Spinal Tap offensive to rockers? Is that hilarious farmer sketch offensive to farmers?

It's a bit difficult to get offended by Little Britain - because it's not like they were setting out to deliberately hurt anyone. I don't enjoy Big Dave, because it feels too blunt-force-trauma, but it doesn't seem like Grant was setting out to try and promote Dave's world view. He states exactly the opposite.

With hindsight, I don't think sub-par Viz-isms have a place in the GGC. At the time, I did chortle at it.

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 16 November, 2022, 10:48:11 PM »
Brink: BZZT!

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