(9 Dec 1996 20:16:00 GMT), Chris Owen typed:
Quote:> It's a good piss-take, though. Just shows how little humour EMAP
> have, doesn't it?
Well, I must admit that when I saw it my heart sank, and I just knew
they'd gone too far. I certainly enjoyed it and had a good laugh, but
I didn't honestly think they should have done it, and I wasn't in the
least bit surprised that they got into trouble over it.
Quote:> They forced CRASH to withdraw all the copies of that issue, pull out
> the offending pages
i.e. *tear* out the pages! I remember seeing copies with tantalising
bits of page left in them!
Quote:> and reissue them with a little sticker on the front to explain the
> problem. If you have a copy of that issue of CRASH (the July '85
> one, I think) with the Unclear User parody still inside, it's
> probably a mail-ordered one. As such, it's quite rare. Don't ask me
> how much it's worth, though...
No, this isn't the case. A few copies *did* escape. I couldn't find
my monthly Crash in the shops until about a week (or maybe two) after
I expected it, and I hunted high and low. Eventually I did find a copy
tucked away behind some other magazines. It was in perfect condition,
with the parody pages still there, so obviously the newsagent had
missed that particular copy. As soon as I opened it and saw the pages,
I knew why Crash had been late that month...! Then, a few days, later,
they appeared again with the little white stickers on them and the
offending pages ripped out.
I had my intact copy, still in perfect condition, until just a few
years ago, when I stupidly allowed my collection of Crashes and YSes
to be thrown away. I'm furious with myself about that. It really was
in *perfect* condition, as were most of my other issues... >-(
I got hold of a replacement copy of this issue recently though one of
the famous c.s.s. auctions, but sadly it turned out to be in very poor
condition when it arrived. DAMN DAMN DAMN! I /wish/ I'd kept my own
old collection. :-(
Richard G. Hallas -oOo- Editor of RISC User magazine
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