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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #135 on: 07 May, 2020, 04:17:54 PM »
Not said much about these lately - but they are great - I'm really enjoying the side reading too.

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #136 on: 14 May, 2020, 10:55:37 AM »
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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #137 on: 14 May, 2020, 10:45:14 PM »
Great stuff PJ!

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #138 on: 15 May, 2020, 09:13:29 AM »
Aye, we've been spoiled by PJ lately.

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #139 on: 15 May, 2020, 09:24:30 AM »
Must agree great stuff. Thank you PJ

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #140 on: 17 May, 2020, 08:14:44 PM »
I'm absolutely loving these, but can't help but think that some are missing a second page!
(Not a criticism - I just want more  ;))

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #141 on: 18 May, 2020, 10:47:48 AM »
Thanks all, just uploaded another on to the patreon, if you’re a subscriber at patreon.com/holdenreppion you can read it right now.

After that there are 10 more to go, then that’s the end of year 1! Slightly astonished we’re that close to the end...
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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #143 on: 21 May, 2020, 11:43:16 AM »
beautifully textured, thanks gents!

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #144 on: 28 May, 2020, 11:17:57 PM »


And accompanying blog post  https://www.patreon.com/posts/37583384

John wrote an essay to go with it https://www.patreon.com/posts/37563345
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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #145 on: 29 May, 2020, 04:28:34 AM »
That's reminded me of a story that went around my primary school in the 1980s that some Mars bars were poisonous because they contained monkeys' brains or possibly rat poison and you could tell the ones that had the monkeys' brains/rat poison in because they were marked with an 'X'.

This led to at least a couple of children at my school going into shops and intentionally attempting to score crosses into the bars through the wrappers to freak people out.

I vaguely remember news stories at the time about Mars carrying out animal testing and had assumed that the playground rumour was a garbled version of the real story, but it seems that it wasn't all that garbled.

In 1984, the Animal Liberation Front claimed to various media outlets that they'd injected Mars bars across the country with rat poison. Some police forces received some of these supposedly contaminated Mars bars, some of which were marked with a large cross...

https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1984/nov/19/confectionery-poisoning




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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #146 on: 29 May, 2020, 09:41:57 AM »
That's brilliant!

My gran terrorised us about chewing gum. I still worry.

M.I.K., that is absolutely bonkers. The thought of the food chain being infected is a longstanding Urban Myth generator, then you read about the Tylenol Killer and its clear so many of these Urban Myths come about as bastardisations of real events.

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Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« Reply #147 on: 29 May, 2020, 09:45:18 AM »
In 1984, the Animal Liberation Front claimed to various media outlets that they'd injected Mars bars across the country with rat poison.

Leading to the (rather good, I thought) joke about Mars, Bringer of Warfarin.
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