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Messages - M.I.K.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2188: Chronoclysm!
« on: 07 July, 2020, 01:35:30 AM »
Diaboliks- I liked this- the Bond-esque paranormal  investigator getting a comeuppance. Again, a fun story.

I'm pretty sure Damien Dellamore is a Dylan Dog analogue, (based on the limited knowledge I have of the character - I've never actually read any of the comics).

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Prog / Re: Prog 2188: Chronoclysm!
« on: 07 July, 2020, 01:34:57 AM »
Diaboliks- I liked this- the Bond-esque paranormal  investigator getting a comeuppance. Again, a fun story.

I'm pretty sure Damien Dellamore is a Dylan Dog analogue, (based on the limited knowledge I have of the character - never actually read any of the comics).

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 30 June, 2020, 11:40:18 PM »
Actually, just checked and it seems I got that a bit wrong. It's the potassium in vinegar but the phosphate in butter/margarine.

Butter's the one most likely to help, (a knob of which is spelt with a 'k').

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 30 June, 2020, 10:30:06 PM »
Feck, I remember that now - the vinegar and brown paper bit anyway, not the nob bit. My mind used to boggle trying to picture them fixing someone's broken head that way, and indeed what a broken head looked like.

Well, going back even further than the 80s... I have a very clear memory of falling into an inspection pit my dad had dug in floor of his garage when I was about two years old and bashing my head. After I'd been retrieved from said six foot deep hole in the ground, my mother informed me that she didn't have any vinegar so she'd just have to use margarine and brown paper instead.

I understood the reference but also understood that a nursery rhyme probably wasn't the best source of information when carrying out a medical procedure, and probably even less so when you're substituting ingredients. I thought she'd gone totally mental.

(Turns out butter, margarine and indeed some types of vinegar are supposed to help reduce swelling and bruising due to their potassium content.)



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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 29 June, 2020, 09:32:26 PM »
I remember a book of nursery rhymes my family had in the 1980s which contained a line about Jack having his "nob" mended with vinegar and brown paper, "nob" apparently being a 17th century synonym for "head".

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Off Topic / Re: The Death of Verbal Cultural Memes
« on: 28 June, 2020, 12:32:43 AM »
"Friends don't lie."

"Wubba lubba dub dub!"

"Bat!"


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Off Topic / Re: The Dream Warriors
« on: 21 June, 2020, 07:14:05 PM »
This morning I dreamt I was watching an advertisement from the 1980s for an expensive afftershave named after a character from a popular British soap opera of the time. The actor who played the part appeared within the advert, being fawned over by a sophisticated 1980s lady. I've now recreated the last frame of the dream advert pretty accurately. It looked like this...



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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 21 June, 2020, 07:09:22 PM »
I wish it were that simple.

I wish it weren't.

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Other Reviews / Re: ROY OF THE ROVERS SUMMER SPECIAL 2020
« on: 18 June, 2020, 10:12:11 PM »

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Film Discussion / Re: B-Movies Gold
« on: 18 June, 2020, 02:55:58 PM »
Coincidentally, the "memories" thingy on Facebook informed me yesterday that it was exactly ten years ago that I won the Bronx Warriors Trilogy box set via a competition in 2000ad.

If you're wondering why you've never heard of Bronx Warriors 3, it's because there isn't one. The third DVD is "The New Barbarians" which has nothing to do with Bronx Warriors plot-wise and is inferior in pretty much every way. I still haven't watched all of that one 'cos I got bored half way through.

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Other Reviews / Re: ROY OF THE ROVERS SUMMER SPECIAL 2020
« on: 18 June, 2020, 05:13:20 AM »
Random band prints partly explained - They were originally bundled with internet-ordered issues of Rock Sound magazine.

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Other Reviews / Re: ROY OF THE ROVERS SUMMER SPECIAL 2020
« on: 17 June, 2020, 03:16:22 PM »
Got the Roy special through the post yesterday, anyone else get theirs bagged with a poster of a random pop group?
I say 'pop group', they're wearing black and have the name 'Creeper' so possibly metal.

No, but prog 2185 came with a picture of some well-groomed Japanese chap sticking his tongue out with the words "Best International Band ONE OK ROCK" beneath him.

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Film & TV / Re: Bill and Ted Face the Music
« on: 09 June, 2020, 05:59:55 PM »
Looking forward to it but I’m a bit concerned about Keanu’s “Bill” voice from the trailer... not sure I can cope with two hours of that! 😂
Er... Don't you mean his "Ted" voice?

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General / Re: Misty
« on: 07 June, 2020, 11:20:44 PM »
Answered in the duplicate thread. Just four pages... https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=46502.0

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General / Re: Misty
« on: 07 June, 2020, 11:13:53 PM »
I think it's just four pages. The "Wolfsbane" story that's in volume 3.

It does also have the original, uncoloured version of the four-page "Bookworm" story that appears in the 2018 Scream & Misty special, though.

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