Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Is this too late? Probably

Greetings, and a merry new year to one and all. Yes, I'm late saying that, but I AM working on... something. It's in keeping with previous themes, but it's also a theme-within-a-theme. While that's in development, I thought I'd best do something quick here - nothing screams "dead blog" like a miserable post made on Christmas Eve being at the top of the page when we're half way through January, so you're having this:


Zig and Zag's Zogazine - the New Year special! The Zogazine has been featured on this part of the Internet in the past. Twice, in fact. It honestly, honestly, REALLY IS one of the funniest comics to ever come out of Britain, thanks in no small part to it being headed by a certain Kev Sutherland, yet if the modern world is anything to go by, it seems that I'm 50% of the people who remember it. The other 50% made a video all about it, with genuine enthusiasm and everything - take a look at it, perhaps? Then go back to this thing, unless something else on YouTube distracts you. There's some pages to see if you want, and some "clues" as to what the next thing around here will be, if you're keen enough...







 Merchandise! I've got all those figures there, and am seeking those mugs - anyone got any going spare?







Look at all those Scottish comic folk in the top-right panel there... Desperate Dan, Black Bob, Tam MacBam, Oor Wullie, Lobey Dosser... Och, whit braw heritage! etc. 





So... Did you spot the big clue? No? Okay, it's a trilogy of rude Scottish comics on the way. That's not so much a clue, more of a spoiler. Be sure to check back sometime before 2016, and I may've got them done by then.

13 comments:

  1. Hope that you are well and a belated "Happy New Year" to you and yours as well....

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  2. Thanks, Stacey - same to you and more of it!

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  3. Wow, he managed to sneak one of the MacBams and Tommy Somme's Hoof Hearted in there!

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  4. Ive no idea why but that link doesn't want to play ball. I'm assuming its the one to my video that is. Seems to only work from the page itself: http://benbaker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/bewildermas-advent-calendar-day-17.html I'll look into it. Also: cheers, welcome back, dont cross the streams, etc.

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    1. Yep, that's the one I'm referring to - what a bugger! I'll try and change it somehow...

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  5. There was no way the magazine's target audience could have 'got' all the references Kev crammed in to those issues. I remember being impressed when he crowbarred the lyrics to the Sweet's 'Alexander Graham Bell' into one of his Oink! strips.

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    1. I've been reading them over and over for nearly twenty years now, and with each re-read I notice new jokes that I didn't "get" in previous years...

      Seen his Bash Street Kids strips? Same sort of thing, references to Cor! and everything!

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  6. Belated Happy new year!

    I know this was a long long time ago, but any luck putting those CITV video tapes onto DVD?

    All The Best
    Ben

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    1. Martin, hello! I'm going to try and get to Aldi sometime this week, as I've been told they have a VHS-to-DVD conversion kit in there going cheap.

      Been getting some "rare" VHS tapes recently too, so it's all the more reason to get something like that. And it doesn't seem like a year and a half ago, but somehow it is, wow...

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    2. Urgh I hate this Google+ account rubbish.. I changed my account name back to my real name (Ben) a while ago. Martin's a former pen-name/alias of mine (I tried going all Gerald Wiley but never stuck at it). Let me know how the VHS to DVD stuff goes, would be great to see what you've got!

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    1. Nope, never seen a reason for it to be honest. Facebook's enough for me... Am I really missing out on much?

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    2. Probably not, but it would get you a good following for this blog. Just sidestep the nonsense that goes on there.

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