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Super-villain Names News
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Super-villain Names News: uncharted territory entered (via ILC)[…]

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
I’m not going to review this book. On Amazon, dan2004 says “you certainly get a lot of laughs per pound” and “A reader” says “I kept putting itdown and down and down aga[…]

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest – Edinburgh Festival
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One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest – Edinburgh Festival
The Scottish tabloids were full of Christian Slater’s 35th birthday. Big Daddy O’s lap dancing club had thrown him out for ‘swearing’. ‘Hellraiser’ Slater […]

This Ain’t A Library
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This Ain’t A Library
Expensive comics are killing the comics biz. Well, duh, no great analysis there. But the spiralling prices – as well as putting kids and casual readers out of the market – have an effect on my perceptions of sto[…]

Now I know more about 23 than ever before, I guess
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Now I know more about 23 than ever before, I guess — by chance, as with the best of my library discoveries, I stumbled across Simon Ford’s 1999 book Wreckers of Civilization, his story of the folks behind COUM Transmissions and Throbbing […]

Copybooks
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Copybooks
Browsing idly in WH Smiths on Friday a couple of new books caught my eye. One was by Vivian Cook, called Accomodating Broccoli In The Cemetary. This unpleasantly unwieldy title turns out to be a book about spelling, subtitled “Why can[…]

Cut your fringe!
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Cut your fringe!
You can amuse yourselves here with 1-star reviews of the worst of the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s possible some of these comments are funnier than the shows themselves. Of course, the secret to the Fringe is that everything is blood[…]

WHO REVIEWS: #5, #6, #7
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Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible – Marc Platt (7/10)
(TARDIS crew: 7th, Ace; VILLAIN: The Process)
Cat’s Cradle: Warhead – Andrew Cartmel (7/10)
(TARDIS crew: 7th, Ace; VILLAIN: Butler Institute, Mathew O’Hara)
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BOOKS I COULDN’T FINISH: 1: The Fortress OF Solitude – Jonathon Lethem
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BOOKS I COULDN’T FINISH:
1: The Fortress OF Solitude – Jonathon Lethem
Sometimes life is too short to read a book you have lost interest in. Sometimes you complete it anyway because you have already invested too much time into it. I&#8217[…]

Sex and the Single artist
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Sex and the Single artist
Jeff Koons has lost his law suit, the one that wanted to reduce his lawyers fees from four million dollars to two million, which he has already paid. The law suit was in relation to his porn star ex wife, and his lovely litt[…]

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