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General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 29 March, 2020, 09:03:34 PM »
Been away from the board a while, trying to process all the madness, but I really enjoyed the Final Solution podcast. Glad I'm not the only person who liked it!

Also, I'm one of the few people who thought Feral was a good character, and I think Simon Harrison absolutely nailed the rebel street-fighter look. In fact I loved Simon Harrison's take on the whole thing, but I loved Colin McNeil's painted work on the series too (including the not-very-well-hidden swear words scrawled on Milton Keynes' walls).

General / Re: Bedspreads
« on: 15 March, 2020, 04:48:03 PM »
Nice.  Especially as I thought this thread was going to be another weird merchandise line.  (Candles, barmats, cushions, wallpaper)

That's what I thought too... I like the track though. That's kind of how I imagine John Constantine's punk band to sound.  I'm still trying to forget the way-too-melodic way a real band tried to 'cover' one of their songs.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 March, 2020, 04:43:56 PM »
When I open up the forums on Firefox it tells me I'm permanently banned for spamming.  My heart skipped a beat for a second - I really don't need to lose this little pocket of socialising when I'm in semi-isolation.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 15 March, 2020, 04:41:31 PM »
Just got off the phone to my dad. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that he and my mam are taking this seriously: staying at home, washing hands, limiting social contact etc.
He was due to come up and see me tomorrow, but I put him off. A colleague of mine is due to get tested ASAP so I'm waiting to see if I have symptoms or not before coming into contact with him.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 15 March, 2020, 07:17:55 AM »
Genesis P-Orridge, artist, musician, 70, cancer.
Member of bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, arguably co-creator of industrial and EBM music genres.

Aw, sorry to hear that.  Surely a huge influence on Grant Morrison too.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 14 March, 2020, 10:06:59 PM »
Really hope your folks are OK,  IP.

I'm in my local, really loving the normalcy of it all. They may all be closing soon so I'll enjoy it while I can.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 14 March, 2020, 02:25:03 PM »
I would like to hereby start a campaign to get Johnson and his herd immunity advisers infected, then send them to an isolated house till they're good and immune.

I'll let Boris decide himself whether he wants to take his elderly mother along to get naturally immunised too.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 14 March, 2020, 10:42:59 AM »
Excuse the double post, but something has just occurred to me, which will be blindingly obvious already to most of you: if Johnson believes in 'herd immunity', why hasn't he already made efforts to 'immunise' himself and his own family (at least, the ones he can find)?  It's can't be that hard to find a sick person and get yourself infected.

Or maybe the 'herd' doesn't include Tory public school types.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 14 March, 2020, 10:19:14 AM »
Thank you, Eamonn. That's great. 

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 13 March, 2020, 10:56:36 PM »
This being the one place I sometimes post where my family isn't likely to see, please allow me to vent. My wife and I are in lockdown because the schools where we live are closed down, and we're lucky enough to have the option of teleworking. Meanwhile, my fucking mother, who has metastatic kidney cancer in both lungs, is refusing to take any precautions at all - this weekend she's been to a bunch of parties and all over the country, basically walking around in every damn crowd she can find. Worse, she's dragging my dad along with her (triple cancer survivor and not in the best of health himself). All the while making blithe little jokes about "if it comes, it comes," seemingly not giving a shit about her life or anyone's feelings but her own. We've tried gently and then less gently getting her to take the whole social distancing thing more seriously, but it just doesn't get through. And there's a limit to how much I can physically interfere given that I am stuck a good 2000 miles away, just going out of my mind.

Thanks for listening /reading /scrolling past, etc. Just really wanted to get that off my chest somewhere.

Aw, man, that's brutal. Mothers have a way of driving you mental sometimes but that's just a whole lot worse. Hope your folks can get through it despite your Mam's belligerent attitude.

Meanwhile, my brother in England is still having to work with huge groups of schoolkids, because fuck Johnson and his sociopathic eugenics approach to human life.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 13 March, 2020, 06:02:36 PM »
Seems like the Bolsonaro infection thing was probably wrong.  Bit of a 9/11-style day today; conflicting news reports from all angles.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 13 March, 2020, 03:56:34 PM »
So in addition to Bolsanaro's aide, the man himself seems to have tested positive ...

... after spending an evening sat next to President Trump.

How to respond ....  :-\

Wow.  I'm not sure how to feel about that.  A wee bit of schadenfreude I have to admit, as Mr 'Just Another Democrat Hoax' wakes up to reality.  Not saying this is a moral standpoint; it's the petty little snide in me doing the thinking.

Another of my co-workers is getting tested today. The whole thing is overwhelming.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 12 March, 2020, 08:17:02 PM »
Glad to hear that your colleague's illness wasn't as bad as you feared, Jayzus. Checked to see why you didn't get my reply to your PM and realised that I failed to spot the "Do Not Reply to this email" notice. Doh! Will send you a PM soon.

Cheers Paddy! Also, yeah, it's a big relief that my colleague isn't infected. I'm not too scared of getting the virus myself, but really don't fancy the idea of being a walking hazard to vulnerable people.

I'm lucky to have a second job that doesnt generally involve contact with the public.  I'll be using this time to catch up on the painting projects that I'd assured clients  would be done within a few weeks, some time in late December.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 12 March, 2020, 03:18:03 PM »
And that's that.  In Ireland, all schools, colleges and childcare facilities to close tonight at 6, until 29 March - which will inevitably be extended until at least 20 April. This alone will take out about a sixth of the workforce. Next it's the pubs, then government services, public transport, then... what?

Well, that's me off for two weeks. And probably more.  We tried to teach our classes after the announcement but it was ridiculous trying to pretend things were normal and the students knew it.  So we cancelled everything and sent them home. 

On the plus side, my colleague who was off with a temperature and restricted breathing turned out only to have a throat infection. 

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 10 March, 2020, 10:08:06 PM »
Thanks, Paddy. You stay safe too; you've been through the wars lately!

 BTW I sent you a pm recently, not sure if you got it.

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