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Why Won’t You HELP!?
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Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Vol 2

Adapted from my Goodreads review. Collects X-Men 101-110 (July 1976-January 1978)

One of the weird things about the initial Claremont/Cockrum run on the X-Men comic is that the X-Men – still con[…]

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Crisis On Infinite Polls
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What’s next for the Pop Polls?

So, we’re almost at the end of the Modern Qualifiers on the new People’s Pop site. It felt like a good time to take stock of what’s working well and what isn’t in my efforts to move the PPPolls off Twit[…]

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Omargeddon #36: Calibration (Is Pushing Luck And Key Too Far)
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I waited ten years for a new Mars Volta record, and when it finally arrived, I began anticipating a follow-up ORL solo release. But wait – there’s more Volta! Que Dios Te Maldiga Mi Corazón is a total reworking of the self-titled album as ac[…]

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With This Great News You Are Really Spoiling All Our Readers
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Welcome to the new look Freaky Trigger, which is now 3 sites in a server-shaped trenchcoat.

Popular – my ongoing reviews of UK Number 1 hits, which now has its own dedicated site.

The People’s Pop Polls – arriving from the flaming[…]

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Omargeddon #35: Cell Phone Bikini
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It’s relatively safe to say that neither Spotify nor TicketMaster cover themselves with glory in their treatment of musicians or their fans, but I can honestly say I’ve been legit grateful for the both of them since the weekly events email from t[…]

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Norman Fucking Rockwell: My Adventure In ‘AI Art’
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The creations of AI art are truly dreamlike, which is to say, they’re only interesting if they’re yours. The endless scroll of a MidJourney Discord server is an index of desires, dreams, whims, and commercial needs, all compliantly rendered by th[…]

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Omargeddon #34: Ensayo De Un Desaparecido
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Before the pandemic normalised my working week with most days spent WFH as standard, I’d often stream Spotify through the TV. I’m not entirely sure how I managed this trick, since the last time I tried, the TV wasn’t having any of it (or perhap[…]

(Even) Great(er) News For All Our Readers! (& Voters)
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This post is being cross-posted to my website Freaky Trigger (freakytrigger.co.uk) and to my Patreon, and also being promoted on the Peoples Pop account on Twitter as it concerns the FATE of all three. The post goes into the details of it all but for[…]

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The 21st Freaky Trigger Annual Between Christmas And New Year Pub Crawl (FTABCANYPC): A Lambeth Walk
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After two postponed years, the Pub Crawl is back and back where it belongs on the 29th December. Join us as we tour North Lambeth, take a walk down Lower Marsh, visit old haunts where we used to dance, and drink some drinks of your choice (alcohol st[…]

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Omargeddon #33: Equinox
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Equinox dropped around an emotionally fraught and very weird time; it was released on 01 January 2013, and Cedric officially quit The Mars Volta via Twitter twenty-two days later. As a result, it completely passed me by, although many things did at t[…]

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