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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 05:35:47 PM »

That's a false equivalence - you're comparing the pilot, who has responsibility for the 'plane and the safety of the passengers ("Is the aircraft I'm responsible for safe?"), with the passenger, whose only responsibility is personal ("do I want to trust my life to this airline?").

The person holding the gun is responsible, as TJM's post demonstrates. Had the muppet with the water pistol been shot at, his defence could never be, "well, the guy in the toy shop's an expert on toys and told me this water pistol was safe so the sentry had no right to shoot at me." A gun is a gun and demands respect from everyone who handles it.
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Megazine / Re: Treasure Steel's Mind Bomb!
« Last post by AlexF on Today at 05:30:47 PM »
Possibly in one of the Virgin novels?
There was a later story - the Mancunian Candidate - which involved hidden stuff from Treasure Steel's past, but I don't think it mentioned a mind-bomb, but might involve Janus? Certainly there's a shady lady with round glasses and a Dave Stone prescribed haircut. Culling Crew bunches lady turns up again occasionally, although I confess I struggle to tell her apart from the autopsy lady and the computer hacker lady that Armitage also hangs out with as the plot dictates.
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Other Reviews / Re: Flesh: Midnight Cowboys
« Last post by AlexF on Today at 05:22:23 PM »
Its' true, the Millsness is a bit TOO present in the character of Pastor Sunday. Why/How the bad guy from 'Night of the Hunter' ended up as a Flesh herder is a little unclear both from a plot and a 'what the HELL' perspective. I guess it's fun to have a cowboy who is also an insane priest, on some level, but it's seriously weird, and not clear why he's able to both charm and murder his fellow cowboys so easily. Except MILLS, who HATES PRIESTS. (with good reason, for sure).
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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« Last post by Funt Solo on Today at 04:54:43 PM »
No no - I'm with Shark on this one. When I enter an aircraft, I always insist on checking the tire pressure, taking chemical samples of the food for traces of salmonella, breathalyzing the pilot and carrying out a psychiatric evaluation of the copilot.

OF COURSE!
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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Last post by Link Prime on Today at 04:49:21 PM »
Well maybe this is the comic you could try to risk dipping back?

For the first time ever, my pull list is down to one title; 2000AD.
No going back now.
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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« Last post by The Legendary Shark on Today at 04:48:27 PM »

I'm arguing the point because I believe in personal responsibility. If an expert handed me a gun, assured me it was safe and then told me to shoot somebody with it, I'd check that gun first. I hope you would too, if only to prove the expert right.

And yes, I'd check scaffolding too, at least give it a shake and keep an eye out for faults. Just blindly trusting people is not always the best policy - as the case we are discussing demonstrates.

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Metalzoic. All the way.
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I quite enjoy Droid Life on occasion, and nearly gave it the nod, but then I remembered that single episode of Inaba with that sensational Frank Quitely artwork - Babes with Big Bazookas.

Inaba for the Katsu!
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Jaysus Colin, you're churning these out!

Well we've got a chuff load to get through.

2 a days, 4 days a week. Like badly typed clockwork.
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Pussyfoot 5 of course.

The only thing that sucked more that the 'A life less ordinary' movie was the comic adaptation.
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