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Only 6 days? I'm part way through a 10 day isolation - my flat mate (a one-jabber) has come down with it. Felt a bit rough, runny nose, sore throat so went down the test centre and he's positive. He's fine, but we can't even go to the shops till Wednesday. Been self-testing every other day (it's too horrible to do daily) and so far my double-jab is winning the germ-war. Did my first online grocery shop and got a bit carried away, so I could withstand a siege. And an enforced 10 days of no work, comics, weed and netflix ain't too bad.

Events / Re: Jock Team-up 2021?
« on: 17 June, 2021, 06:23:02 AM »
Little known fact : I used to live in Perth way back in the '80's.
Was run out of town..
Was told if I ever show my face or step foot in the place again unmentionable things would happen to my backside.
So it's a NO from me, think I'll try Shrewsbury instead.
Keep on Drokking !!.

Oh c'mon, now you HAVE to tell us what you did to rile the people of Perth.

Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 11 June, 2021, 10:13:35 PM »
ah good news mate, glad the signing off went through ok.

Barbie at yours this summer?  :lol:

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 10 June, 2021, 08:49:36 PM »
That'll be from last Christmas, delayed by the pandemic

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 09 June, 2021, 06:07:46 PM »
To avoid any further monitor mishaps, you are advised to keep all liquid dispensing units far from your laptop / desktop when viewing this pic.   :)


There was an old video on YouTube (which I couldn't find last time I searched) of cats in a graveyard that was overgrown with catnip. It was like any top night out. As evening falls, they stroll up casually one by one and start enthusiastically snorting and monching the 'nip. After a while they're getting frisky, jumping about and chasing each other, generally 'aving it large. After that, things get a bit freaky, as they do, and they're lying on their backs, rolling their eyes, swatting imaginary prey, staggering about and just generally tripping balls. As dawn breaks, they're on full come-down mode, sprawled around the graves, sleeping it off. Bangin!

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 June, 2021, 05:50:30 PM »
The Naked Gun 2&1⁄2: The Smell of Fear was my chosen tonic. Still a classic.

I adore those films, Airplane too of course - I saw the first Naked Gun film in France where it was called "Y'at-il un flic pour sauver La Reigne?" ... there is a logical reason for this, I promise!

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 09 June, 2021, 09:16:44 AM »
Best journalism of the week. Reporting on the Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul boxing match in the Grauniad:

"The fight between one of the greatest boxers in history and one of the best YouTube personalities in his family ended in predictable fashion on Sunday night..."

Prog / Re: Prog 2234: Plummet of the Ape
« on: 04 June, 2021, 11:58:25 PM »
This is a great line-up of strips that bodes well for the next few weeks (though talking of Bode I presume Feral & Foe will be bowing out soon). 

'Adios, Rowdy Yates': Great old-school knockabout stuff from the Weston brothers (what? oh) with some lovely touches like the dignitary taken out by the ricochet and Dredd's mangled respirator at the end. Would it be churlish to ask why Dredd thought he could survive the block's demolition? Probably.

Mechastopheles: Apart from his being generally brilliant, I've noticed that across all his strips, the Rennie droid really knows how to sell an opening instalment; and this is no exception, hurtling from the fantastic trio of imps, to the Broken Crowns, to a majestically rendered sea battle (Boo Cook was an inspired choice as replacement artist) and finally the titular mecha itself... and still finding a spare frame to fill in the backstory! Exquisite... absolutely exquisite.

Department K: I have to admit I didn't really pay this much attention on its Regened appearances, but I'm very much liking what I'm reading here. And let's face it, art courtesy of top-tier art droid Dan Cornwell is never gonna hold a strip back, is it. Although I don't think this is the first time the Staring Championships have been interrupted by a furry starfish...

Feral & Foe: One of the things I love about Dan Abnett's scripts is that even in a five-page instalment where not a great deal happens, there's still something worth reading in every frame. Just a little joke, or a turn of phrase, or something to give a character colour. They're never just treading water.

Chimpsky's Law: Freed of any need to crowbar Dredd into the story, this absolutely shines. Special mention to the gorgeous little tableaux of the run-down apartment interior on the third page.

I can honestly say that I'm really looking forward to the next instalments of all four back-up stories, and great as 2000 AD is, that's not always true. As the time-honoured phrase goes: good proggage.

no need to review this prog - couldn't have put it better for every strip

Off Topic / Re: Things that went over your head (non-prog-related)
« on: 02 June, 2021, 02:08:18 PM »
It's just occurred to me that Cruella DeVil's surname is a play on 'devil'.  In my defence, I've never seen any film with her in it.

I've got some alarming news for you about that nice Sidney De'ath

Film Discussion / Re: 2000AD movies you'd love to see...
« on: 01 June, 2021, 07:36:51 PM »
That is an excellent idea - not necessarily based on actual published future shocks (although there's a ton of great source material there), but a series of short twist-in-the-tale stories, all under the branding of Tharg's Future Shocks could really work - maybe 15 min animated shorts.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 27 May, 2021, 03:35:43 PM »
The Boys: Dear Becky

New collected 8-parter set 12 years after The Boys - Hughie receives a mystery parcel: Butcher's old diaries in the form of a letter to his dead wife. we then go to flashback mode and see how he made the decision to transform the group from ineffectual CIA assets to cape-killing psychos. It's very current - several references to Trump and the last part references the covid lockdown.

It doesn't really add anything to the story, but it's a lot of fun (if you like Ennis - I know many don't).

Books & Comics / Re: Batman: Reptilian (Ennis/Sharp)
« on: 27 May, 2021, 03:15:29 PM »
You bastard - I'd manged to successfully purge Witchblade from my memory. Lawdy, that was pants.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 May, 2021, 10:14:49 PM »
Just read the wiki summary and that sounds amazing - I love those old portmanteau films but if I've ever seen this one, it was many years ago. The ventriloquist bit is the only section that sounds familiar, but I may be mixing it up with other spooky-ventriloquist films (wasn't Anthony Hopkins in one?)

It's called Magic. A sad film, actually.

That's the one. Brilliantly creepy.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 May, 2021, 05:01:18 PM »
Just read the wiki summary and that sounds amazing - I love those old portmanteau films but if I've ever seen this one, it was many years ago. The ventriloquist bit is the only section that sounds familiar, but I may be mixing it up with other spooky-ventriloquist films (wasn't Anthony Hopkins in one?)

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