August 10th, 2015

marcus 2013

Yesterday's car boot bargains

An old style Apple bluetooth keyboard (the full-sized one with the clear plastic casing) for £3 - works fine, a bit battered and needs a good clean.
A digital luggage scale, also £3
Six grapefruit glasses for £2 - unfortunately broke one on the way home, but since I don't actually eat grapefruit I mostly use them as small serving dishes for e.g. gherkins, nuts, etc. so I don't need a set.
A copy of Guy Boothby's A Bid for Fortune, the first Dr. Nikola book - crappy condition, cover unfortunately damaged and turns out to be the 4th edition, but at 50p I'm not complaining. It'll be a nice present for someone.
And The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch, the 3rd book in the Lies of Locke Lamora series, also 50p and in very good condition. One I've been meaning to buy for a while and never got around to, so very pleased.
So with £1 admission I think I got some pretty good stuff for a tenner, I'm very pleased.
marcus 2013

Trying to remember a hoax

Back in the early nineties I wrote a hoax review of a Twin Peaks computer game for a games magazine, but my mind has gone a bit blank on the details. It was published and apparently fooled a few people, but I can't remember the date or the name of the magazine except that it was published by the owner of a games store in Hammersmith - not Games Workshop, another store! The stupid part is that I ought to have it somewhere but can't seem to find it. Ring any bells? I've a feeling it might have been pseudonymous, but I'm not sure.