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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Prog 346

Now that Strontium Dog is on a tiny break after completely failing to bring back a ten year old boy from the dead (duh), his slot, this prog, is replaced by a Future Shock called Quesera, Sera. Written by Alan Grant, using his pseudonym of Stavros, it’s a Superman parody that works like a very irritating bad joke. Superman saves a beautiful young heiress from an attempted kidnapper by punching him into the air. Later, she is going about her business when the kidnapper lands on top of her from Superman’s punch knocking her unconscious after which steals her jewellery. You might think that my description of it makes it sound quite good but actually it’s a newspaper strip gag stretched over two pages.

This episode of Slaine explains the Celtic alphabet Ogham. One of my proudest moments is when, on one occasion watching Call My Bluff, I was able to explain to my house mate the meaning of the word ‘Ogham’ when it appeared behind the presenter and before any of the panel had presented their explanations. If there is any justice in the world, this is the sort of thing that would get you laid, just like buying issue one of Love and Rockets when it first came out should do too. (That’s right, ladies; I was there from the beginning).

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  • While being the sort of crazy, alternative, hard-but-senstive guy to snap up Love & Rockets #1 may play well with the ladies, I'm afraid that boasting about it twenty-five years later is exactly the kind of thing that keeps you stuck in the spare room with the rest of us!

    By Blogger Peter, at 8:45 pm  

  • Whenever I get my Ogham out, I'm guaranteed dessert.

    By Blogger garageman, at 2:56 pm  

  • Peter, you're impressed though, aren't you?

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 6:31 pm  

  • Garageman, are you dating Ukko the Dwarf? :-)

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 6:33 pm  

  • N, Medb with a bit of Nest on the side.

    By Blogger garageman, at 1:01 am  

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