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Best Ever Doctor Who Cliffhangers As Chosen By Me
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Whatever happens next Saturday, now is a time for rejoicing as “New Who” delivers its first bona fide, ZOMG, who saw that one coming REAL ACTUAL CLIFFHANGER. Not that the new series hasn’t been jam-packed with moments that would hav[…]

dept of you gotta be wtfkn kiddin me YOU BIG HERBERT
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i: i am rereadin THE SANTAROGA BARRIER by frank herbert ftb i am co-host of A BITE OF STARS A SLUG OF TIME AND THOU, and we need to start our homework for SERIES TWO
ii: i have probbly not reread it since i was in my teens (= the 70s what were we thi[…]

Comics: A Beginner’s Guide: Bonus: Flash
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(I thought it was worth adding this review of a recent release as a supplement to the recent piece on old DC superhero comics).
The second Flash volume is, for me, the best Showcase* collection yet. I love Carmine Infantino’s art on these old c[…]

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political correctness gone sensible
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News reaches us from blackleg our intrepid reporter, MattDC, that scenes like the above are no longer permissable at Glastonbury as THE MAN has BANNED brothers from selling plastic 2 litre bottles of their yellow nectar. We are not yet sure if this […]

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Dirty Dirty Martini
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I like a Martini. I said so here. So crimes against the Martini weigh heavily upon my soul. And I have had two spoiled recently by poor workmanship and baffling product packaging.
Let’s start with the basics. Hancock Tower, on the day of the n[…]

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The Freaky Trigger Top 100 Tracks Of All Time No. 43. Stina Nordenstam – Little Star
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If you haven’t heard this song just go and listen to it. (You may recognise it — it was used in the sproutface DiCaprio Romeo and Juliet). That’s all I should say.

However, to make the your perhaps-momentous discovery more possib[…]

Europop 2008: THE FINAL
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Here we are at the 31st and last match of Europop 2008 – Switzerland v Italy. As ever, track details and analyses can be found below the cut!

How to vote: Just pick the track you like best. Please don’t download if you’re not inten[…]

Good Guy Actor Looking For Less Obvious Twist
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This Article Contains Spoilers To Two Films currently in the cinema. The particular spoiler however is surreptitiously contained also in the title to the article, and become obvious if I even mention the films names. However as twists they are both r[…]

Comics: A Beginner’s Guide: European Comics
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I remember long ago constantly being told that European comics was a mature artform for adults, to be envied. There is material like that, and material of the very highest quality – but my god there’s a gigantic amount of beautifully draw[…]

Europop 2008: Semi Final Results
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And the final will be…
Switzerland v Italy
Congratulations to Matt and Pete, commiserations to Alyson and Greg, both of whom produced performances that lit up this tournament. Switzerland powered through their semi, whereas Italy beat France by[…]

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