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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 24 January, 2022, 01:32:55 PM »
So, some guy called Patrick Collins edited Star Trek: The Motion Picture down to just over 20 minutes and scored it with Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy. If you have a spare 20 minutes, I would highly recommend Star Trek Legacy

Thanks I enjoyed that. I remember thinking at the time that there was about 20  minutes of story stretched into a  very well-padded (and quite dull) movie! The score works pretty well most of the time too.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 21 January, 2022, 08:13:45 AM »
Meat Loaf  :(

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 20 January, 2022, 12:12:45 PM »
Friend of the forum and US Dredd-evangelist Douglas Wolk (KTT) has read every single Marvel comic and written a book about it. He talks about it in today's Guardian

Books & Comics / Re: Single page of Spider-Man comic sells for over $3.3m
« on: 14 January, 2022, 11:34:03 PM »
That's just a tad under the $3.6m paid last year for a near mint copy of Spider-Man's first appearance, overtaking Superman's record.


Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 January, 2022, 03:08:31 PM »

Troy. The Iliad was the first 'proper' book I ever read and although this film necessarily pares it down and plays with the timeline it's still one of my go-to films when I can't be arsed looking for something new. Achilles is the role Brad Pitt was born to play and the rest of the cast do a pretty magnificent job as well. Love it.

It's called The Iliad because Ilium was another name for Troy, and the suffix ~ad means "the story of..", so the title actually translates as Troy Story

I'll get my coat

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 13 January, 2022, 07:31:24 PM »
Progs are the least of it, bank cards, medical appointments, so many things have been stuffed up. It was done in anger after complaining to the Royal Mail and getting a generic "we're doing our best in difficult times" response. Was impressed that one of her staff got back to me same day with a case ref. saying they have asked RM to investigate problems in my area. Nothing else yet, but if they know the MP's sniffing about they may just put another postie on our route.

Events / Re: Judge Dredd - In focus exhibition announced
« on: 13 January, 2022, 02:42:44 PM »
Ooh interesting. I've got a random week off booked in March, might have a trip to London for that.

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 13 January, 2022, 02:13:45 PM »
Just sent an update email to my MP who promised to look into things - since first contacting her on 15th Dec, we've had just one delivery on 30th December. I've had one of the last four progs.

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 10 January, 2022, 04:01:39 PM »
We have had one post delivery of anything since before Xmas. Lost track of how many progs I'm behind now.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 05 January, 2022, 11:34:40 AM »
Had to google him - shameless self-publicist would be my take.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 31 December, 2021, 11:22:41 PM »
The deluge of memes has begun ...

Books & Comics / Re: What did Santa bring you?
« on: 31 December, 2021, 11:14:18 PM »
 I've always liked the idea of boat life and kind of envied you - I was gutted about the accident, but glad to hear that you're sorted. Happy New Year!

Off Topic / Re: Xmas gift to yoirself?
« on: 31 December, 2021, 11:06:28 PM »
Now where the feck did you guys get a combination of two of the best things in the world, Dredd and beer?  Love that Jock illustration too.

I ended up accidentally gifting myself a dressing gown.  Bought one for the brother, then saw from his Christmas Day family photos that someone else had got him one, so I kept it and bought him something else.  No complaints from me; I really wanted one.

The answer for me is Thought Bubble!

Couple of years ago my dad's well-used coffee percolator died so I thought, aha - perfect xmas gift. Arrived xmas eve to see a new one on the counter. My brother had visited recently. Bastard. Had to run up to the Spar to get him a bottle of malt instead. But I now own a coffee percolator.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 31 December, 2021, 10:49:21 PM »
aww.. that's a shame, we've all been hoping she made her 100

Sick humour aside, she was an absolute legend:

Books & Comics / Re: What did Santa bring you?
« on: 31 December, 2021, 07:49:14 PM »

Not socks exactly, but thermal vest and long johns along with the security light my brother gave me.  I liked them anyway.

My mum bought me a set of thermals when I went to uni in Dundee. I scoffed and refused to wear the "old man's underwear" for ages, until my first Dundee winter. First time out was a revelation. Been an unapologetic fan of long johns ever since. Perfect for camping, those chilly evenings around the campfire and as a substitute for pyjamas.

Did you get yourself sorted accommodation-wise JBC? I take it you're landlocked again.

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