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by grumpy old man
07 May 2011, 11:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Replies: 17
Views: 3383

Re: Should auld acquaintance be forgot

Why will Britain & the UK not exist? Scotland is just one part of it.
by grumpy old man
26 Apr 2011, 13:04
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Excel brainbox needed.
Replies: 10
Views: 3181

Re: Excel brainbox needed.

I’d advise you to go with Al’s method using the Fill Series function because this will take into account leap years. Just writing a formula for (cell +7) won’t.
by grumpy old man
25 Apr 2011, 12:21
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: John Sullivan dies at 64
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

Re: John Sullivan dies at 64

Steve the reason writers are solo in the UK is because they're commissioned to only write 6-8 episodes. In the US it's 13-26 (both not including re-writes). It'd be impossible to do!
by grumpy old man
21 Apr 2011, 17:24
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: AV For Dummies
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

AV For Dummies

Forget all the broadcasts about the pro’s and con’s of AV. It was all explained by Barry in Auf Wiedersehen Pet back in ’84
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9rEZqvSu8
by grumpy old man
15 Apr 2011, 10:37
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Bubblegum cards
Replies: 27
Views: 6207

Re: Bubblegum cards

I remember a set for the Ron Ely Tarzan series that formed a “poster” on their flip sides.

There was also Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum which had a three (?) panel comic strip inside the pack.
by grumpy old man
03 Apr 2011, 15:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Was there ever a strip about Speedway?
Replies: 12
Views: 1480

Re: Was there ever a strip about Speedway?

Skid Kid ran (or rather raced) in the Hotspur in 1971
by grumpy old man
28 Mar 2011, 17:58
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: "Thunder and Jet" Why only 22?
Replies: 37
Views: 2163

Re: "Thunder and Jet" Why only 22?

Perhaps 22 is the comic worlds equivalent of 27?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/27_Club
by grumpy old man
19 Mar 2011, 13:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Feature on Orion constellation in a UK annual
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Feature on Orion constellation in a UK annual

Well remembered Abjack! I've tried to upload and image of this but the technologies not working this morning. You need to search for the Sparky 1973 annual.

It's part of a series called Tales Men Tell. Also included are The Loch Ness Monster, Gelert the faithful hound and Gog and Magog
by grumpy old man
22 Feb 2011, 11:07
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 738
Views: 191433

Re: Comics on TV

Anyone notice a resurrected Herrick reading the Victor 1970 annual in this weeks Being Human?
by grumpy old man
21 Feb 2011, 17:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comics on TV
Replies: 738
Views: 191433

Re: Comics on TV

Wonder no more, it is in fact a copy of Hotspur and Hornet 874 dated 17/7/76 and the character on the top of the front page is Joe Dodds of Cast, Hook and Strike
by grumpy old man
10 Feb 2011, 11:18
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: SUPER GRAN
Replies: 4
Views: 1592

Re: SUPER GRAN

It was very responsible of Five News to name her and film a piece to camera outside her front door clearly showing the number
by grumpy old man
07 Feb 2011, 13:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Double Double Comics
Replies: 14
Views: 2193

Re: Double Double Comics

I’ve got JLA 2 and Batman 3 and this thread got me to dig them out again. I’m guessing they came out in 1971 with them having both forms of pricing on the cover (incidentally it’s Decimal Days 40th anniversary next week). Most of the material inside is dated 1966 so their must have been a huge...
by grumpy old man
11 Jan 2011, 13:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: A question for you all
Replies: 51
Views: 3423

Re: A question for you all

The only reason that my collection of seventies Victors survived my mums periodic culling was that I hid them, by removing the bottom drawer from a dressing table and stashing them in the four inch gap underneath and then replacing the draw.
by grumpy old man
02 Jan 2011, 16:28
Forum: Non-comics discussion
Topic: Return of Catweazle
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Return of Catweazle

There's going to be a one off Catweazle film for ITV starring Rhys Ifans. The bad news is - there's going to be a Search For Carrot (the young boy part) series.
by grumpy old man
29 Dec 2010, 17:37
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Original Barmy Army
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: The Original Barmy Army

Let’s not forget Sir Geoffrey’s Christmas day message to the nation after 12 minutes play “Luke eet’s a flat track. There’s no way England can win!”

Who had that one, on their Boycott Bingo card?