From October 2023’s Ansible:

40 Years Ago, a Japanese con publication printed many ‘messages of support’ from UK/US authors. J.G. Ballard rose to the occasion: ‘That great feat of arms, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941, must now be repeated in the realm of the imagination — let the SF writers of Japan set out across the skies of the human psyche, each carrying a piece of that explosive future which will torpedo the battleships of complacency and inertia!’ (Ansible 35, October 1983)

Anisble, October 2023

From anyone else that would be a little on the nose, but from a man with Ballard’s history with the Japanese it’s something else entirely!

Overrated Cornwall – Anti-adverts for England’s most westerly county

‘Words inspired by the bad Tripadvisor reviews of the beautiful coastline.’

The Jetty Street Press

Overrated Cornwall‘ is a set of anti-advertisement posters for one of my favourite British regions. Base off some truly terrible TripAdvisor reviews, they are firm proof that there is always someone, somewhere that’s terribly wrong in what they think.

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The Young Ones Ephemera

A couple of bits of The Young Ones ephemera I’ve stumbled across.


The first, a trailer – with a trailer – for the first season of The Young Ones.

(Pinched from here!)


And in the second, a Friends Provident advert from 1990, Vyvyan and Neil sellout long enough to try and flog us insurance and investment products whist running around a supermarket.

(Pinched from here!)