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BigJackBrass

@BigJackBrass@vivaldi.net

Charlatan, Humbug and Imitation Humorist.

Former sporadic cartoonist and game designer. Occasionally #Outdoorsy, sometimes #Cycling. #Ukulele torturer. #RPG player and GM at Whartson Hall. Still European. #LongCovid.

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If you're wondering just how incompetent the police would have to be not to catch someone using a siege weapon, this is a British headline referring to the other sort of catapult. The sort used by Dennis the Menace. No, the other Dennis the Menace.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cjrr5l81954o

BigJackBrass,
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@DarkestKale A slingshot is another name for a catapult, yes.

BigJackBrass,
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@DarkestKale Usually slingshot has people confusing it with sling over here.

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The staff certainly gave me a lot of trouble in Walmart.

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One from the vaults!

BigJackBrass,
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@hypnogoria Robert Vaughn, the most perfectly groomed caveman in prehistory.

BigJackBrass, to music
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"The counters of the music stores are loaded with this virulent poison, which, in the form of a malarious epidemic, is finding its way into the homes and brains of the youth to such an extent as to arouse one's suspicions of their sanity."

  • The Etude magazine, January 1900, describing ragtime in an article titled "Musical Impurity".

#Music #ThinkOfTheChildren

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@RogerBW And yet this the crazy world of Scott Joplin, Charles Johnson and Joseph Lamb. Strange that it would have such an effect, but I suppose every generation sees the devil in the new.

BigJackBrass, to RPG
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BigJackBrass,
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@SJohnRoss I've had far too little of that sort of thing in my games, mainly because I've generally played in fairly short adventures or else rather driven games like "Masks of Nyarlathotep".

BigJackBrass,
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@SJohnRoss Absolutely, but if you start getting involved in marriage and intrigue there's the whole "Whoops! the world has ended!" issue to deal with; and nothing spoils a honeymoon like the subjugation of mankind by eldritch gods.

BigJackBrass, to music
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Added to the project folder today, "After My Laughter Came Tears" by Roy Turk and Charles Tobias (1928):

https://youtu.be/7LDOlMrehn0

BigJackBrass,
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@RogerBW Very often there are alternatives, though, as with D7 and the "Hawaiian" D7, particularly if you can manage barre chords.

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This week in heterosexuality: John discovers that he prefers mannequins to living women
#vintageAd #genderRoles

BigJackBrass,
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@GayOldTime It's like a poster for a horror movie in the House of Wax vein.

BigJackBrass, to InitialD
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The sit down version of Spy Hunter was particularly cool, not least because of the speakers blasting the theme from Peter Gunn right by your head, but the upright cabinet was far more common. I spent a lot of time playing this game very, very badly.

Time Rift Arcade: "Spy Hunter Arcade Restoration"

https://youtu.be/9j6E8zDYhbg

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I really need to work out how best to digitise the 16" transcription discs I bought for the Cliff Edwards Project, given that I don't currently own a turntable capable of playing them. It would be nice to retrieve the music from them, given that it doesn't seem to be available elsewhere.

Obviously, paying someone to do it for me is an option, but not until I can scrape some funds together.

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Personally, I'd suggest cleaning the food off your cat before doing anything else.

#MeanwhileInTheWorldOfAmazonReviews

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@lordof1 In case you're wondering why this headline immediately made me think of you, I should point out that further into the article she says "At first, the accent wasn’t that recognisable…"

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I know that the English have a reputation for unnecessarily apologising, but the postwoman just apologised for delivering a parcel and I think that might be taking it a bit too far.

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Reading a news report about an arrest following the death of a man back in February, which features a rather befuddling element:

"His death was initially thought to be 'medical-related' but… [the] death certificate… confirmed he died of a shotgun wound to the neck and chest."

I'm intrigued to know what medical condition they thought caused that.

BigJackBrass,
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@RogerBW It reminds me of Robbie Coltrane as Edgar Bloodlusten on "Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee", describing a man who had been shot multiple times, repeatedly stabbed and then decapitated, ending with the question, "Was it suicide?"

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It's hard not to feel that part of the problem with my homeland is summed up rather well by this object: a chair, specially made so that the visiting monarch wouldn't have to park his pampered posterior on a piece of used furniture, venerated four hundred years later.

#History #GreatBritain #DivineRightOfKingsMyArse

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I do think that this café might be laying on the British nostalgia theme a wee bit heavily.

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BigJackBrass,
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@pauldrye I would love to know why someone thought that the bust would be enhanced by coating it in green flock. It's quite the design choice.

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