Stuff

This is the section of the website in which you'll find all the stuff that doesn't easily fit in any of the other sections.

Badges! Yes! Badges! Sculpted by the legendary Anne Stokes, these ultra-rare They Came and Shaved Us badges are now available. Measuring approximately 35mm by 20mm, and forged from solid pewter, with a nice hand-painted red drippy bloody bit, they can be yours for only €5.00 (plus €2.50 P&P) or 3.50 (plus 1.50 p&p) each.

Please send cheques/postal orders made payable to 'They Came and Shaved Us' to:

TC&SU, 13A Bridge Rd, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2QW, England.


If you have any jokes that you think we ought to include, please feel free to send them to us. We can't guarantee that we'll use all the jokes sent to us, but you never know...

2003 03 28 - A note from the webmaster: Apologies to everyone who e-mailed to let me know that the "Bad Joke of the Day" hasn't been working these past few days. This was due more to forgetfulness than to technical error: I did have jokes prepared but I forgot to upload the files. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who donated jokes to the site: without their generous help, we'd have three fewer jokes!

This was a popular event at Damn Fine Con: 64 celebrity names are drawn, in pairs, out of a hat, and the audience votes on each pair. This leaves 32 winners, who enter the second round, and so on. Silly, yes, but it's a lot of fun! For They Came and Shaved Us, you can nominate the candidates: the 64 most popular nominees will then enter the Arena of Death (or, in other words, the woolly hat). So if you're a member of the convention, please feel free to send us your top five favourite characters. (real or fictional, whatever you like). Click here for a report on the first Celebrity Deathmatch, which took place at Damn Fine Con.

  • Adolf Galland
  • Alex the droog
  • Alf Tupper
  • Andie McDowell
  • Arnold Rimmer
  • Bagpuss
  • Barney
  • Bart Simpson
  • Bender
  • Bert
  • Bill, the Galactic Hero
  • Bod
  • Brian Blessed
  • Bucky O'Hare
  • Calvin
  • Captain Jonathan Archer
  • Captain Scarlet
  • Cardinal Cox
  • Catwoman
  • Charlie Mortdecai
  • Dan Dare
  • Dangermouse
  • Dark Knight
  • David Tattsyrup
  • Death
  • Dennis The Menace
  • Diana Princess of Wales
  • Dougal
  • Douglas Adams
  • DR
  • Druss the Legend
  • Eddie Bear
  • Edward Tattsyrup
  • Ellen Ripley
  • Elvis Presley
  • Eric Cartman
  • Ernie
  • Faith the Vampire Slayer
  • Fireman Sam
  • Florence
  • Frank-N-Furter
  • George Lucas
  • George W. Bush
  • God
  • Gunthar Prien
  • Hellboy
  • Hong Kong Fooey
  • Hugh, Pugh, Barney McGrue, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub
  • Inigo Montoya
  • Ivor the Engine
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Jesse Custer
  • Jesus
  • Joe Pineapples
  • Joel Schumacher
  • John Constantine
  • Jonathan Creek
  • Judge Death
  • Judge Joyce
  • Lazlo Woodbine
  • Marv
  • Matt Murdoch
  • Mister Croup & Mister Vandemar
  • Mother Teresa
  • Mutley
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Paddington the Bear
  • Pat Kenny
  • Peter Flint
  • Piglet
  • Pinhead
  • Plastic Man
  • Quinch
  • Randle Patrick McMurphy
  • Rik Mayall
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Satan
  • Scooby Doo
  • Sgt Rock
  • Simo
  • Sinister Dexter
  • Sir Henry Rawlinson
  • Slaine
  • Soap Distant
  • Spike Milligan
  • Stan Lee
  • Steerpike
  • Swamp Thing
  • Tank Girl
  • The Anti-pope
  • The Great Cthulhu
  • The Pope
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Timmmmmaayyyyyyyy!
  • Tom Barry
  • Top Cat
  • Tubbs Tattsyrup
  • V
  • Windy Miller
  • Withnail
  • The Ccommiittee
    James Bacon
    Head-honcho of Sproutlore (the now-official Robert Rankin appreciation society), veteran of many, many conventions, administrator of the annual James White Award short story competition, and a whole bunch of other stuff, James is the brains behind, well, pretty much everything. Incredibly intelligent, loved by everyone in the universe, he is also very big and strong and did not in any way force me to write this.
     
    Michael Carroll
    Thirty-seven. Going bald. Happily married. No kids. Seven cats. Superhero fixation. Able to waggle nostrils. Writes books. Designs websites. Devout atheist. Alcohol-free since 1986.
     
    Stefan Lancaster
    Organiser extraordinaire, Stef is, to put it bluntly, bad as a mat. No, wait, that should be "mad as a bat". Aside from being a sex god with a strange fascination for PVC, he is a former the president of ZZ9 (the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Fanclub), he is a big fan of dark horror, comics and serious music.
     
    Bill Tyler - Chairman
    This will be Bill's first convention on this side of the Atlantic, so he's starting off with a bang! At the ripe old age of nearly forty, Bill's been involved in dozens of conventions and fetish workshops in his native America. A founder member of the original West Missouri Star Trek Depreciation Society, Bill is also a budding writer; his first SF novel, Where Eagles Daren't, is scheduled for publication in early 2004.
     

    The committee are indebted to the following wonderful people: Alix Langridge, Leonia Carroll and Katie Tyler (for unwavering support amidst all the madness), Sally and Robert Rankin, James Peart, James Shields, James Brophy... And lots and lots of other people - you know who you are! We should of course also be thanking a few Certain Important People here, but that would give away too many secrets!