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Games Workshop behaving poorly towards the GCN? Don’t believe it.

downloadThe Gaming Club Network in the UK released a statement yesterday politely slamming Games Workshop and giving reasons for why they can no longer work with them. I’m calling bullshit on it. Read more…

Clarion voices


A really good idea. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of something like this?

Originally posted on Sometimes, it's just a cigar:

I miss the Labour movement of my youth.

It was a Labour movement that debated ideas, that could inspire and lead, not follow.

Part of that Labour movement was an active press, and a world of ideas in which a plurality of voices competed for attention and space.

I find those voices now in the blogosphere, not in the clickbait obsessed world of the mainstream media. If we had more time, here at Cigar towers, we would curate more of those voices, but we have lives that require us to be more than just bloggers.

One of the voices I suspect both Jem and myself would amplify more regularly, if we could, is Stavvers. Not because I agree with everything she says, (although this resonates hugely with me) but because of the passion, commitment and intelligence with which she says it.

Stavvers is, simply, a very good writer and a…

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And in a change to our regularly scheduled entertainment…

For a bit of levity after the last post, here’s a gif of Barak Obama spitting out a sick burn.

I can’t stop watching.



Equality can save us. If we remember what it is.


We talk about equality whilst letting our media and public figures talk about refugees and those with disabilities as inhuman monsters. What does that say about how we really feel? Read more…

40 Questions For Christians Now Waving Rainbow Flags; Answered


“I have been blessed to see people grow more confident in their own understanding of God, and how if he does exist maybe he isn’t as much of a twat as they first thought.” Read more…

How to get the perfect Dredd chin in three simple steps!


Have you ever wanted to look like a Manly Man? Performed I am the Law poses in your mirror? Just wanted to look even half as hard as Karl Urban? Well follow these simple steps and you will soon be intimidating friend and foe alike!

The first step is simple – grow a beard. Those unable to are advised to borrow other peoples’s beards, small furry animals or else fashion a papermache beard out of nearby materials.


Our model here. What a wuss – he’s even smiling! How un-Dreddy.

Next, you need to remove the part of the facial hair that is fascist. And not the good, Justice Department sanctioned fascism either!


The “anti-Hitler” in full effect. Now your beard is 100% less of a war criminal.

Then, confident you have removed unwanted elements from your face and reduced your chances of possession by a Dark Judge by 40%, remove the rest of your weak facial hair with clippers to leave the core elements of being a man; stubble.


Would still throw him in a iso-cube, but this citizen shows willing.

Last of all, and this is the most important step, think of the law in all its glory and dedicate several years of your life to justice at the Academy of Law. Then observe.


I am the Law!

You too can follow these tips and become the man people look up to. A protector of the citizens! Headbutter of perps! Upholder of the Law!

Bonus extra: For your pleasure the JJ Abrams take on Dredd. Shiny!WP_20150905_012

I am so pleased you loved Mad Max Fury Road


On this quiet bank holiday weekend I’m resharing this link manually as I’m a bit too dumb to figure out how to directly share it from Tumblr. For those who liked this summer’s Mad Max film, it’s a smart and even handed look at why the film appealed to people who like feminism and those who like action films (and how, despite many an mra saying so, the two aren’t mutually exclusive).



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