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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Socialist Consumerism..?

I've been doing a lot of buying "stuff."  This is what I've bought in the past few days.




A short interview with the author on the life of Eva gore-Booth and the book HERE



I had asked this on FB: 
Could someone point to me where I could find a few old 2000AD stories- one was called, i think, "monkey on my back," about a sentient robot bomb (a future shock? Though it isn't in the future shocks collection i have...). The other two were Judge Dredd stories about a sweet that was amazingly addictive and about bubbles people could spray and then jump off buildings. Are any of these in any collections I can easily access?

So - someone replied that the two Dredd stories are in this volume.  

On the sentient Robot, a friend said, "Toby Ritty I remember that story, Neil. It was a sort of a take on 'the scorpion and the frog'. The while 'it's in my nature' idea. It was pre 1990, maybe '86-'88. It was either a Future Shock or a Ro-Busters short. Maybe a Cam Kennedy piece? Ooof, it'll come back to me...."

More info would be appreciated... 


And these for my wife... 


And I want these cushions from zazzle.co.uk...




Socialist Consumerism...



4 comments:

  1. I remember the "monkey on my back" story, but I seem to recall it as a "Rogue Trooper" story. Then again, my memory is fuzzy - it might have been from "The V.C.s" or Future Shocks. It must have been from the '70s or early '80s though.

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  2. The addictive sweet is Umpty Candy and the spray bubble stuff was called "Boing".

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  3. I found a reference to the Monkey Bomb story - this is a Future Shock story, but I still believe the concept came from one of the regular storylines - like I say, I think it was originally part of a Rogue Trooper story:

    https://futureshockd.wordpress.com/tag/revolt-of-the-tick-tock-monkey-bomb/

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