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Peter Green
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How on earth does house numbering work in the US? Google Maps satellite view shows five houses in Warp Drive. Google Streetview says they are numbered 1708 to 1726. I'm trying, and failing, to see how that makes any kind of sense. Although it does explain my childhood wonderment at how contact addresses in comic book adverts implied that streets in America were so much longer than those here in the UK. I mean, if the first couple of thousand addresses in a street don't actually exist...!
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Funny you should say that - last time Wil asked for dice, I posted this uncannily similar scan (and see how Terry Nation also presciently dropped in a Borg reference!): http://thefloatingworld.org.uk/images/DiceVault.jpg It's a page from my treasured "Dalek World" annual, published in 1965 when no-one gave a damn about continuity or common sense - sample quote, "Daleks can move at 2000 mph and can't see red objects". http://www.pagefillers.com/dwrg/dalekworld.htm Happy days...
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"...I don't know you from Adam." Adam is the one with the ginger beard. :D
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2011 on if you cut me, i will bleed at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm in the UK and have no idea what Highlights magazine is. However, in other magazine-related news, I got my subscription copy of SFX yesterday and there is a two-page article on Wil - one page interview, one page full colour photo of the fez/moustache portrait from JoCo Cruise Crazy. This would be suitable for framing, if that is your thing. Or glue it to cardboard to make a Wil face mask.
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I recently bemused a work colleague by pointing out that he was 750,000 times more likely to die this week than win the National Lottery this week, according to actuarial tables. The odds in Wil's lottery make it much less of a mug's game, especially since I only pay out if I win, so please enter peter.n.green at gmail.com in your Game of Chance. (I'm in the UK and just received my copy of Jeph Jacques' Questionable Content Vol 1, so I am no stranger to the grand larceny that is International shipping).
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The first indication that the suit's life support had failed was when cyanosis set in.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2010 on now it's just getting silly at WWdN: In Exile
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Sigh. Typepad automatically linked the first URL with the trailing parenthesis included. Use http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Dalek_World instead.
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No doubt due to a temporal anomaly, my 1966 "The Dalek World" annual (http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/The_Dalek_World) has a story about the time Wil and his sidekick tried to plunder the Dice Vault of Skaro. There's an eerie similarity to HijinksEnsue's cartoon. Useful tip: note that a d20 can be used to cut yourself free when tied up. I'm afraid the story doesn't end at all well for Wil. http://www.thefloatingworld.org.uk/images/DiceVault.jpg And not only did Terry Nation invent the Daleks but also, apparently, the Borg. (Very new domain: try again later if the DNS hasn't propagated yet).
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It's 'Bewitched and Betrayed' by Lisa Shearin, which Felicia mentioned on her blog here: http://feliciaday.com/blog/latest-reads-bewitched-and-betrayed and the author's website is here: http://www.lisashearin.com/
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2010 on #GAMEON! at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh, this is just superb. I don't know if this was an intentional gag beyond the Vishnu thing (I haven't seen it mentioned yet in any of Felicia's background info), but as I remarked on her blog entry about this video, Vork now has his own coat of arms. :D
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2010 on #GAMEON! at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm not sure if the crossover would have been too jarring, but it would have been REALLY funny to have had a caricature of LeVar Burton exploring the ROOTS tunnels. Ah yes, Megamania. Back in the 80s I often played that in the office after we had put the magazine to bed (I used to work on the UK edition of Electronics Today International). One day I got in the zone, and clocked the score up to 999,999, the point at which the game locked up due to a programming bug. Just to prove it wasn't a fluke, I did it again a couple of weeks later, this time with a camera handy. Took a screen-shot, sent it off (and published it in ETI), received my "I'm a MegaManiac" sew-on emblem. Happy days.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2010 on never forget your roots at WWdN: In Exile
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Atheist version of "Godspeed": http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=FSMSpeed (which already has this blog post cited as an example of usage!)
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It's very presumptuous of me to ask a favour in my first post here, but when you meet with Jonathan, could you please give him a smack on the head for me? Tell him it's from a very disappointed fan of the original Thunderbirds. Why make a Spy Kids knock-off instead of a full-on action movie? WHYYYYYY?
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Jan 24, 2010