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  1. womblingfree

    The Watchtower - A thread for all comics

    Asterix is brilliant and the sophisticated translations have given decades of kids an education in wit lacking from most kids literature. Never knew anything about the translator, but got a lot to thank her for. Used to read the original Smurf books too, which are similarly hilarious and nothing at all like the schmaltzy animated versions. Apparently Anthrea Bell translated those too, which explains why I always thought the humour was similar to Asterix. Not sure if the originals are in print at the moment, they weren’t for years. Turns out Anthea Bell was an unsung comedy legend of my childhood.
  2. womblingfree

    Is crunch required?

    These kind of working hours are common for nurses, doctors and teachers. Employed by the State and unionised. God help anyone without those 'safeguards'.
  3. womblingfree

    Venom (2018) - Boring. Silly. Funny.

    In far-right USA it’s the individual at any price, so fuck healthcare but don’t touch my guns.
  4. womblingfree

    Venom (2018) - Boring. Silly. Funny.

    The film’s panadol to the comics morphine. The heroes are basically pro-gun advocates and the baddies are wishy-washy liberals who want to control things that kill you. Except the wishy washies are straight out of the Infowars playbook on Liberals; evil, death-panel bastards. Millar’s great at amplifying the fascistic nature of Americana and playing around with it.
  5. womblingfree

    Venom (2018) - Boring. Silly. Funny.

    In Civil War half the super-people refuse government health and safety regulations designed to monitor and control rampant freelance chaos which results in the misery and death of innocent people. Captain America is basically a jingoistic loon running around espousing the patriotism of the free-market while asserting his gun-nut second amendment rights. Like George W. Bush in latex.
  6. womblingfree

    Red Letter Media Fan Club

    Psycho 2 is such a great movie, all the more so as everyone expected it to be terrible. Seeing as how the first one has zero surprises and shocks for anyone that didn’t watch it in 1960, the second is the better film if you’re actually looking for a whodunnit.
  7. When I first saw a clip of this I thought it was a modern recreation over old voiceovers. Looks amazing. The colorisation’s the relatively easy part. What makes it look so good is that they’ve taken that grimy old jittery footage running at high speed with frames missing and made it completely smooth by filling in the gaps and altering the speed digitally. That's what makes it look like it was filmed yesterday.
  8. womblingfree

    Red Dead Redemption 2

    I collected all the misery chocolate and cake offered to me in my office once and it filled almost an entire carrier bag. Make offices happy places to work so staff don’t have to commit slow suicide by cake.
  9. womblingfree

    The Sinner - Jessica Biel gets stabby

    There's a season 2?? That's this weeks telly sorted.
  10. Dark Crystal please!
  11. womblingfree

    Edge #325 - Settle your scores here ;)

    That ZOE2 score though...
  12. womblingfree

    PlayStation 4 Console Thread

    Can you merge accounts? I used an alt account for years as I forgot the details of the one I have now (remembered eventually).
  13. womblingfree

    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    So if it's a reboot I wonder if we get an all new cast? Despite the movie being doggy-doo, punk Margot Robbie in hotpants became somewhat of an icon. Also, considering he probably lobbied for the part and supposedly wants his own spin-off, I doubt the Fresh Prince will go without a fight.
  14. womblingfree

    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    He’s got the right outfit at least.
  15. womblingfree

    James Gunn fired for old paedo jokes

    There might be a good DC movie? They need to borrow Marvel’s multiverse and get Wonder Woman to enter an alternate reality that has decent script writers for all the other characters.

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