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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: Today at 06:49:17 PM »
Rust: US Police to search arms supplier over fatal film shooting - some suggestion here of negligence in the supply chain - live ammo mixed up with dummy rounds.

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General / Re: The 2021 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar
« on: Today at 06:10:45 PM »
Yes please to festive Gronkings.

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Sooner or Later. You know it mock's sense.

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: Today at 03:46:58 PM »
I agree with Shark, TBH.

To be fair, I can see where Shark's coming from, as well. The questions around this case revolve around all sorts of issues to do with the culture on set, whether Baldwin (as both the person firing the gun and also one of the producers of the film) is partially culpable, whether anyone else is and so on.

I still think there's a valid point to be made (and it has been already of course) regarding one's personal responsibility where the safety of something has been guaranteed to you by a trusted expert. It was perhaps frivolous of me to link to an A-Team clip, but on the other hand do you really think Howling Mad Murdoch (I realize he's acting) was checking each clip before firing his automatic rifle out of a bullet-proof dustbin?

"I was told it was safe," does not allow you to abdicate responsibility in other situations.

Doesn't it, though? I got sold a car and was told it had never been in an accident. Later, it broke down, and the mechanic let me know the problem - the radiator was bust because it had been in an accident. He also discovered that the driver's airbag was non-operational for the same reason. I contacted the seller, who I persuaded to pay for all the repairs. They did so because (well, because they realized they were lucky I wasn't suing them) it was their responsibility - because they'd told me it was safe (in writing, on official-looking paper and signed by their trained mechanics).

If the worst had happened, and I or someone else had died because of the failed airbag, your argument is that it would be my own fault? Have you checked the validity of the airbag in your car? Or do you just trust that it's operational?

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That U-Toob lawyer guy goes on about the Rust case here. (Of course, he makes money from views, so from one perspective he's just enriching himself by jumping on board the gossip bandwagon. He even uses gunfire SFX on his vid, which is, kindly, tasteless.)

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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: Today at 04:38:13 AM »
A-Z updates

Filling up some more gaps...
      
Stories section:
   Legends of the Rogue Trooper
   The Lord Weird Slough Feg
   Necronauts
   'Splorers         
   Tales of the Leviathan
   Work Experience                                    
   Xtnct   

Dreddverse section:   
   Breathing Space   
   Citi-Def                                    
   Creep                                          
   The Dead Man

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Bit of a giveaway in paragraph #3, but I had it figured out by the end of paragraph #2 (m'lud).

I like "Fortunately, The Secret Service controls the British Secret Service." One would hope so.

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General / Re: The 2021 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar
« on: Today at 01:21:34 AM »
1st - Trooper McFad
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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: Today at 01:16:44 AM »
Harold Lloyd (who you'll know from BBC2 at 6pm in the 80s*) nearly killed himself with what he thought was a prop bomb - he lit the fuse with his cigarette and blew off a couple of fingers.


* Not as good as Monkey or The Water Margin, but there you go.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 November, 2021, 05:56:19 PM »
Black Widow - it's not completely awful. I'm not sure what I'd expect from a Marvel movie at this stage. Scorsese's right: it's not really cinema (even though it is perhaps what some aspect of cinema has become).

The plot seems to be that a whole bunch of Nikita-types have been mind-controlled by a rather portly and wheezing "Ah'm the Daddy now!", and they can only be freed by spraying some magic potion on them.

Also: what is family? Is it beating each other up and hating? Maybe.

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I just couldn't get past the horse head. For the art: Trash.

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I liked The Clown - art and manic story of insane revenge - but I really rated the noir of Breathing Space.

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 30 November, 2021, 03:18:46 PM »
So you're saying we should just destroy the entire planet with a giant space gun?

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General / Re: The 2021 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar
« on: 30 November, 2021, 03:15:11 PM »
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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 30 November, 2021, 05:53:57 AM »
I don't know - I find these Klingon books a little high brow.

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