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Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:59 pm

Here Old Man -

To understand just what you're dealing with, an article from the Telegraph UK revealing half of all Brits have been injured by biscuits. The results are telling--for instance, 3% of these were injured by poking themselves in the eye with their cookie. Or the odd 7% who have been attacked by pets or wild animals while considering their cookie choices.

http://tinyurl.com/Stupid-Brits

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Published: 7:00AM BST 08 Sep 2009

An estimated 25 million adults have been injured while eating during a tea or coffee break - with at least 500 landing themselves in hospital, the survey revealed.
The custard cream biscuit was found to be the worse offender to innocent drinkers.
It beat the cookie to top a table of 15 generic types of biccy whose potential dangers were calculated by The Biscuit Injury Threat Evaluation.
Hidden dangers included flying fragments and being hurt while dunking in scalding tea through to the more strange such as people poking themselves in the eye with a biscuit or fallen off a chair reaching for the tin.
One man even ended up stuck in wet concrete after wading in to pick up a stray biscuit.
Custard creams get a risk rating of 5.63, the highest of all.
This compared to 1.16 for Jaffa cakes, which was the safest biscuit of all in the evaluation.
Research company Mindlab International were commissioned by Rocky, a chocolate biscuit bar, to conduct the research.
It found almost a third of adults said they had been splashed or scalded by hot drinks while dunking or trying to fish the remnants of a collapsed digestive.
It also revealed 28 per cent had choked on crumbs while one in 10 had broken a tooth or filling biting a biscuit.
More unusually, three per cent had poked themselves in the eye with a biscuit and seven per cent bitten by a pet or "other wild animal" trying to get their biscuit.
Mindlab International director Dr David Lewis said: "We tested the physical properties of 15 popular types of biscuits, along with aspects of their consumption such as 'dunkability' and crumb dispersal.
Mike Driver, Marketing Director for Rocky said: "We commissioned this study after learning how many biscuit related injuries are treated by doctors each year."


I won't even guess if that was Punchy or Jubiligglet in bold!
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Postby Old Man » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:03 pm

House of J wrote:ITT: Brits take on the elderly!


The Brits will win in the end. They are the masters of taking abuse with a stiffy, umm, stiff upper lip. :shock:

Please clue me in, somebody,...what does ITT stand for?
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Postby Old Man » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:03 pm

doombug wrote:No offense to old man but that is one of the weirder reviews I've ever read in the review group.


Fair comment.
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Postby Punchy » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:05 pm

Old Man wrote:The Brits will win in the end. They are the masters of taking abuse with a stiffy, umm, stiff upper lip. :shock:

Please clue me in, somebody,...what does ITT stand for?


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Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:06 pm

Old Man wrote:The Brits will win in the end. They are the masters of taking abuse with a stiffy, umm, stiff upper lip. :shock:

Please clue me in, somebody,...what does ITT stand for?


Think so? Please read the biscuit danger evaluation article!

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Postby Old Man » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:07 pm

House of J wrote:Here Old Man -

To understand just what you're dealing with, an article from the Telegraph UK revealing half of all Brits have been injured by biscuits. The results are telling--for instance, 3% of these were injured by poking themselves in the eye with their cookie. Or the odd 7% who have been attacked by pets or wild animals while considering their cookie choices.


I would be among the 7% injured by a pet. Damn dog nailed me in the nads trying to get at my cookie.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:07 pm

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BRITISH LIES!!

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Thanks, Punchy.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:08 pm

Old Man wrote:I would be among the 7% injured by a pet. Damn dog nailed me in the nads trying to get at my cookie.


My own wee doggie hits me in the nads for a walk every day at...right about...OW!!

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Postby Potter Who » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:34 pm

It's official. Bucky Cap rules

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Postby Chris » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:41 pm

Old Man wrote:As Ares was introduced on the first page, I knew who he was during the entire story, even if I didn't know his powers. I knew the premise that Osborn was in charge. Even though I knew it, nowhere in the story do I remember it saying that Clint Barton was once Hawkeye. Amazingly, the characters introduced in the first 10 pages are insignificant to the story told in this issue, whilst characters appearing later in the story are never introduced. These are bad storytelling techniques. If you make your comic book universe insular, you make it difficult for new readers to become part of that universe. Let me repeat that:

If you make your comic book universe insular, you make it difficult for new readers to become part of that universe.}


The problem is.. if you introduced your characters every month in every issue, it'd get old REALLY fast.

I don't think it's a problem for new readers, to be honest. Amazingly enough, I was able to get into comics without each and every character and their detailed backstory being given to me everytime they're shown on a page.

I don't think you give people enough credit.
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Postby Punchy » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:43 pm

Chris wrote:The problem is.. if you introduced your characters every month in every issue, it'd get old REALLY fast.

I don't think it's a problem for new readers, to be honest. Amazingly enough, I was able to get into comics without each and every character and their detailed backstory being given to me everytime they're shown on a page.

I don't think you give people enough credit.


Exactly.

People complain about Matt Fraction overusing introductory captions in every issue of his X-Men.

It's a difficult tightrope to walk.

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Postby doombug » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:44 pm

Old Man wrote:Fair comment.


Though upon further consideration and looking over it I can understand the confusion and the critiques.

Karla by the way totally had a relationship with Clint during Kurt Busiek's thunderbolts run and is Moonstone. :wink:

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Postby doombug » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:47 pm

2 things:

He drew this in 9 days?! Get this fucker on an ongoing series fast! Mighty Avengers anyone?


#2 When it comes to either a new number 1 or something that's a one shot, you should give people a quick refresher course on the characters at play. It's respectful to new readers and then you can move on to your main story.

Annuals are excluded of course.
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Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:50 pm

doombug wrote:Though upon further consideration and looking over it I can understand the confusion and the critiques.

Karla by the way totally had a relationship with Clint during Kurt Busiek's thunderbolts run and is Moonstone. :wink:


Clint is such a man-slore.

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