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Post by a1tiptop » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:19 pm

there are SOME good bits. The cover is nice and the text on the inside cover of the dust jacket is funnier than anything actually in the book.

Some of those "introductory paragraphs" are very funny, especially Mark's:

'..."Ooo, nice bum!" A line that Reece and I used to quote endlessly for our amusement...'

Which made me smile! And the idea of making little oldfashion cameo silouettes of each Gent to denote their section is insired. There are some nice insights, but if you've listened to all the DVD commentaries, it's nothing like as witty, amusing or interesting as them, and you don't really get much more.

As I said above, I'd love someone to disagree with me!

I think it was a mistake to divide it up with the Gents each taking their own things as they do repeat each other and it's almost like the whole is more than the sum of the parts, where the Gents are concerned.
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Post by Beast » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:44 pm

I want to come to the Phoenix thing now! It is at 2pm...
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Post by Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:04 pm

Yes 2pm...

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a1tiptop wrote: But it's a size with densely packed texts and only a couple of photo plates in the middle.
What sort of photos illustrate the book - rare Gents' pics?

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This has already been posted up on the Official website and also Yahoo Group but thought I'd post the information up here too:-


The two book signings planned for 4th September at Waterstones, Leadenhall Market and Borders, Oxford Street have been POSTPONED as three of the Gents have filming, writing and rehearsal commitments & are therefore unable to make the signings.

The signings have been POSTPONED until all four Gents are available. A new date for signings is trying to be worked out.

PLEASE NOTE...this does not effect the Phoenix Cinema event on Sunday, 9th September which is still going ahead as planned.
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Post by a1tiptop » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:50 pm

Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer wrote: What sort of photos illustrate the book - rare Gents' pics?
No. That's what's so galling.

There's a couple of pages from a Monty Python book, a page from Viz and a random photo. None of it is rare Gents stuff. It's perplexing me. It just seems a bit impersonal, without the "flavour" of the Gents we've come to expect from their books.
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Post by Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:10 pm

Heh for reece's section its called Reece's Pieces..hmm and i wonder where they got that from?! ;)
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Post by Tubby Little Titwitch » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:20 pm

No way! Really? THAT'S BRILLIANT! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Yet also slightly terrifying come to think of it considering what is written in it. :?
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Post by Cheeky Chezzy Woo » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:15 pm

True as well.
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Post by a1tiptop » Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:50 pm

I can't believe I forgot to mention Reece Pieces, when the first thing I did when I saw it was text Kate!

But anyway, what do you think of it, Chez? I'm hoping someone enthuses about it and finds something worthy in the book that I didn't!
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:14 pm

Whats the arrangement for number of things to be signed at gents things? at Dr who things it is promoted item plus 2 personal Items. I have a few things I want signed mainly from Mark.

I assume Reece still Isn't going?
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Post by a1tiptop » Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:42 am

It usually depends on the venue. At the last Pheonix event I went to, there was no signing after so it didn't come up!

Soz, I just realised that was very unhelpful!

Anyway, if it were up to the Gents, they'll sign anything you put in front of them. Probe videos, adult fiction, fan-made stuff....
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Post by Tubby Little Titwitch » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:21 pm

It's worth bringing some extra stuff then? Good! I have several things still unsigned.

Just need to sort trains out and will be organised.

I think someone mentioned a while back meeting up beforehand - this happening or not?
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Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:01 pm

Tubby Little Titwitch wrote:It's worth bringing some extra stuff then? Good! I have several things still unsigned.

Just need to sort trains out and will be organised.

I think someone mentioned a while back meeting up beforehand - this happening or not?
Well, I communicated with Katie about this and she suggested pub not far from tube station at midday.

So I'll be there as Im out with a friend in London the day before and of clubbing/generally getting pissed (apprantley - first time since my mid 20's :shock: ) Id suggest food too.
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Phoenix Cinema event on 9th Sept - tickets are now £15

Post by Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:03 am

I've been asked to pass on information regarding the ticket prices for the Phoenix Cinema event with The League of Gentlemen, taking place this Sunday, 9th September.

The price of tickets has now been reduced from £25 to £15...

The event is a fundraiser for the cinema & the proceeds from the event are towards future renovation & maintenance work.

http://www.phoenixcinema.co.uk/films/su ... 5.htmgoing

Also, Reece will also now be attending the event...so all four Gents will be there!
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Post by cupid stunt » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:20 pm

Can't believe I'm missing the Phoenix event by a day!

Does anyone know if any new dates have been set for the postponed signings? I looked on the Borders website and still says that the Oxford St signing is going ahead today...?
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Re: Phoenix Cinema event on 9th Sept - tickets are now £15

Post by Son of Tubbs returns! » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:16 pm

Geoff Tipps' Joke Writer wrote: The price of tickets has now been reduced from £25 to £15...
Despite being livid, I'll try NOT to be too annoyed!
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