Warhammer, Doctor Who and Judge Dredd obsessive sees himself as a 'triple threat'

AN expert in three fields of geek subculture thinks of himself as a ‘triple threat’ to both fellow dorks and the hearts of women.

Although the expression normally refers to footballers or actors highly skilled in several areas of their profession, Tom Booker feels it also applies to his encyclopaedic knowledge of sci-fi.

Booker said: “A triple threat isn’t just a top footballer who can score, run and head the ball. It’s also someone who listens to Eighth Doctor audio dramas, paints tiny space marines and is familiar with every adventure of Mega-City One’s lawman.

“Being this well-versed earns you respect. The other week I broke up a fight on the DakkaDakka forum by mentioning how Fugitive of the Judoon breaks established Doctor Who continuity. Clearly intimidated, both sides backed down.

“And between you and me, the ladies go nuts for a Whovian who can recite The Cursed Earth saga from memory.”

Booker’s girlfriend, model Nikki Hollis, said: “It’s true. I didn’t look at Tom twice when I saw him reading the Judge Dredd Megazine, but when I clocked the Paradigm Dalek T-shirt and a box of Tyranid figures in his bag, I was putty in his hands.”

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Your guide to the dangers of working from bed

CELEBS like Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Keeley Hawes have revealed they like to work from bed. But what are the hidden dangers? Here is a guide every homeworker should read.

Going to sleep 

A warm, comfy bed coupled with tedious work will tempt you into the land of nod. Even disturbing nightmares like being chased by Paul Hollywood through your old primary school while carrying a bag of dead birds for some reason will be preferable to replying to bullshit marketing emails.


If you’re working in bed, you’re probably using a computer, ie. a magical portal to every type of pornography. Remind yourself you are a business professional and seeing every instalment of Your Mom Loves Dick is not much of an achievement to put on your CV.

You are not a celebrity

When Laurence Llelwyn-Bowen says he likes working from bed, it sounds like a quirky way of running his lucrative TV career from his luxurious bed, even if he spends his time wanking furiously (see above). When you do it, it just sounds like you’re a bone-idle slacker under a filthy duvet. Which is double-standards, but correct.

Bed sores 

Spend too long working from bed and you will develop this horrible ailment. Get up regularly and walk around a bit, assuming your muscles haven’t atrophied and you’re stuck in bed forever like the guy in Se7en.

Crumbs and worse 

You’re bound to have lunch and office snacks in bed. Then when actual bedtime arrives you’ll discover you’re in an itchy pit of biscuit crumbs and dried-out bread. You’ll be too lazy to get up and brush it all away and will wake up with a piece of ham stuck to your back with mayonnaise.

Finding it impossible to return to normality

You will eventually resent having to get out of bed at all. If Zoom calls make you livid because you have to get up and put a shirt on, or you think it’s normal for your bed to smell of soup, ease yourself back into normality with a punishing 15 minutes of sitting upright at a desk each day.