Friday, March 28, 2008

And you, Greer!

Alan C. Martin's first Tank Girl novel landed via my letterbox at 2.00pm today. A couple of minutes later I was twenty one pages in and had laughed out loud (fuc* that LOL sh!te) twice. And you know what? I'm still basking in the afterglow of seeing this on the back cover:


That's right! Finally, this site has gone legit! Yeah! Fuc* you, Tom Paulin! You'll be begging me to come back to NEWSNIGHT REVIEW eventually!

10 comments:

sean witzke said...

Dude! Congrats!

Mark said...

Well, if you know (or can guess) how much DEADLINE meant to me as a teenager, then you'll realise how much of a kick it is for me to become even this little footnote in the ongoing history of Tank Girl.

saudade said...

That's fantastic. Congratulations Mark!!!

Anonymous said...

All I want to say is that when I googled "tonight there is going to be a jail break" your blog came up second!! Freak!

WJC said...

Fantastic! What a place to find yourself!

Mark said...

Yup, tonight there's going to be a jailbreak, somewhere in this town.

But probably at the jail. Old joke, copyright Danny Baker, circa 1993.

Dan McDaid said...

Is a good joke!

Well done, Mr Mark! But what's with the fuc*ing asterisks yo?

Mark said...

That's another old, daft, gag purloined from disc jockeys - in this case, beeping curse-words well after it's all too apparent what they are. As nicked from Mark and Lard. Bless their cotton-fuc*ing socks!

Dan McDaid said...

Yes yes! Gawd bless Mark and Lard. Did they fall out or something? Mark's cool with Maconie, but they're not, y'know, Lard and Scrawn.

The bleepin' thing reminds me of something funny from Sara Cox's radio show a few years back (bear with me) when she had Ali G on (bear with me...). He went to say a swearword and she kind of stopped him so he asked if it was alright to spell it out. Which he duly did: M.O.T.H.E.R. Then he just *said* "fucker". I laughed at the time.

Mark said...

Brilliant. I had two favourite Mark and Lard bleeped routines. The first was when they did their football managers characters, based on that sweary Graham Taylor documentary, and then the cover version of "I'm Horny" they did as The Shirehorses, which by inserting numerous bleeps made a fairly innocuous dance track seem positively filthy.