FT 357

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  1. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    What do you know? They might have sorted out the subs, because I had FT 357 drop through my letterbox this morning! Five days before its street date! Will wonders never cease?

    Had a look, they're taking the piss with Crowley now - or are they taking the piss out of Crowley now? Superbly illustrated, as always. The letters about the haunted 70s article were just great, mirroring the warm reception it had on here.
     
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    chicorea Yeti

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    Does it have a story about how Crowley raised venomous platypus?
     
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    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    It's a long cartoon strip and I haven't had time to delve into it yet. Knowing Hunt Emerson's work, that's the sort of detail he loves.
     
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    Dinobot Justified and Ancient

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    For love of (insert deity name here), not another wretched Crowley story? :dhorse:
     
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    Ermintruder Existential pixelfixer

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    Wait a minute....Classical Corner p15, No215 "Cock A Doodle Do"....

    Worryingly, I feel certain that I've either read this article, as-is, in a recent previous edition of the magazine: or, almost exactly the same content, in FT.

    I mean at a level far beyond vague deja vu, more to the extent of I-swear-it's-so.

    This will just've been a production/compositor error. Or tell me I'm wrong (happy to be, but if I am, there will need to be a detailed personal investigation)
     
  6. Tigerhawk

    Tigerhawk Great Old One

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    Every time Crowley turns up in FT, I begin to worry that they've not only hit the bottom of the barrel, but started digging for anything to fill in a few pages. What new thing/s about this man that hasn't been done before can be left to be said about him?! Him and John Mitchell - although there seems to have been less said about those two in previous editions...
     
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    MorningAngel Great Old One

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    IMG_8306.JPG Ok last month it was two strange sentences. This month it's a very interesting conversion.
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Ermintruder Existential pixelfixer

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    It's almost inverse torque...instead of lb x ft, foot.pounds (or Newton.metres) it's sort of weight (ie mass times gravitational acceleration) divided by distance.

    But that analysis isn't worth a sausage....'tis a grams-to-metres mistype.
     
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    Dinobot Justified and Ancient

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    Perhaps the sausages were travelling at 6.8 KM per second?
     
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    Ermintruder Existential pixelfixer

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    I don't see the link (but at that speed, it's hardly surprising :crazy:)

    If so, then from High School sausage physics:
    KE = 1/2 m v2
    = (6800 / 2) x (6800 x 6800)
    = 157.2 gigajoules
    = 37.5 tons of TNT (cf this link)

    This would place the sausages at the high end of the ordnance range for the yield of a battlefield nuclear device (for scale, almost twice the destructive power of the legacy Davy Crockett launcher allegedly pictured below)

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crockett_(nuclear_device)

    ( @EnolaGaia this device was totally-unknown to me. I wonder about the provenance of this picture? It looks like a very-odd device, with no actual propulsion in the munition itself, which looks much more like a small bomblet intended for aerial drop. I has assumed that a more aerodynamic shell projectile shape, or even a ball, would've outranged this finned airbrake...see also this fascinating link https://www.damninteresting.com/davy-crockett-king-of-the-atomic-frontier/ which also declares an unbeknown-to-me nuclear quotient
     
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  12. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    I've come across that device before. It would be almost as dangerous to the troops deploying it as it would to the enemy.
    Maybe that's one of the reasons they weren't rolled out to all NATO forces.
     
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    Heckler20 The unspeakable mass

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    The effective destructive range of the Crockett was greater than its deployable range, it was called the Davy Crockett for a reason.

    In other news this issue arrived! So didn't get any notice my sub was setup but it clearly is.
     
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    No mention of platypus (platypi?) in the Crowley cartoon, sad to say, but there's plenty more that's funny. Just seeing how Emerson draws his characters makes me laugh.

    The stone throwing polt article features a man called Tedious. His parents didn't have high hopes, then?
     
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    Heh, I love to see Crowley in the mag.
     
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    Me too, I shave my head in the hope that I'll be mistaken for his manifestation.
     
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    Shady Bring me Dreamies Human

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    I am disappointed that its not Crowley from SPN :(
     
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    Dunno why but I really love to hear about old Al. He was such a nutter, but people followed him.
     
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    About sex, f'r'example. His idea was that people should just, y'know, have it. Straight, gay, bi, doesn't matter as long as you're having fun. No need for guilt, it's natural. Here we are in 2017, just catching up with him.
     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    He was right!
     
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