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Magazine with attitude
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Martin Shaw's Chortle
Expression of disbelief.
Example: "There's another version of Sensible Soccer? Martin Shaw's Chortle."
Secret origin: From the sampled intro to Run The Gauntlet.
First used: AP32.
Note: The chortle itself can be substituted, though familiarity with the game is necessary.
Aptly describing the staff of AMIGA POWER.
Example: "We mighty beings will brook no interference in our quest for truth."
Secret origin: Coined by Dave Green.
Note 1: Also "Mightiest beings who ever produced a computer magazine", "Most mightily fearsome beings ever to produce a computer magazine" (Tim Tucker, AP28), "Hesiodic theogony" (J Nash, AP40) etc etc.
Note 2: The irony went largely unnoticed.
X, more like
Tweaking a phrase or name to satirical effect.
Example: "Batman Jackboot Stamping on a Human Face Forever, more like."
Secret origin: Traditional, arr AP.
Note: From the original "X? Y, more like" by jettisoning the unfunny over-emphasis.
(Character.) A large cardboard cut-out head of popular bothered songster Morrissey. On a stick.
Example:"Q. What do you use Morrissey-on-a-Stick for? A. Repressing things!"
Secret origin: Constructed by Stuart Campbell.
Note 1: Seen most often in team photographs as stand-in for permanently busy freelance reviewer Rich Longhurst, who comically resembles Morrissey.
Note 2: Thrown out by J Nash on arrival. Luckily for the headstrong youngster, no one noticed for months, by which time he could plausibly claim ignorance as to its fate.
Note 3: Later inspired Kennedy-on-a-Stick, the large cardboard cut-out head of otherwise popular assassinated president John F Kennedy. On a stick. (First seen in AP55.)