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Burning up with Puta’s Fever

November 13th, 2007 · Comments Off on Burning up with Puta’s Fever · Music

I quite like Mano Negra.  That is "quite like" in the sense of having all their albums, a few singles and EPs, a VHS tape (which is SECAM so I can't play it and in French anyway so I can't understand it), and fond memories of seeing them play at the Forum and wearing the […]

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Whooosh!

September 12th, 2007 · 10 Comments · Technology

I have never given much thought to zeppelins before, so one statistic in a programme on channel Five tonight stopped me in my tracks. It was one of those popular technology-type programmes. The sort which usually features massive buildings or bridges. The one tonight was about airships. The amazing statistic was the speed of the […]

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Halal

August 28th, 2007 · Comments Off on Halal · Life, Work

Today I learned a little bit about halal. Specifically I learned about something which I hadn’t even considered before. Even those of us who don’t know a lot about halal know that it involves animals being slaughtered for food in a particular way. But with muslim countries now being in some cases as removed from […]

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Skudmobile

May 8th, 2007 · Comments Off on Skudmobile · Life

As a result of putting photos of the historic commercial vehicles up on Flickr, somebody has drawn my attention to this photo. It is a De Perrycarve from 1915. Built by the Deptford Motor Co. with coachwork by Skudder & Co, Deptford – just down the road from where I lived for about 12 years. […]

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Winchelsea

April 7th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Life

I have to get this out of my system first. It may only be a 7-year-old Ford, but we are quite excited about our new car. Its a Mondeo estate, 2-litre GLX, which is a bit naughty in these carbon footprint-aware times, but then we do only have one car for the family and the […]

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What I did in my holidays…

March 21st, 2007 · 2 Comments · Life

While this site was down I got quite wrapped up in a couple of things. One of them was this fiendish quiz which I found a link to on a blog somewhere. I can’t remember where, and I’m not sure if I should thank the person who highlighted it or curse them… It is an […]

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Only 50!

February 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on Only 50! · Life

I was reading Word magazine, and they had a list of famous people who turn 50 this year. With many of them the response is a mixture of surprise they are that old and a touch of sadness – a reminder that we are all growing older. So the list contained names like Ade Edmondson, […]

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Acronym of the day

February 6th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Life

Last week the world was introduced to the acronym McMabawb by Danivon but although it was an interesting and catchy word to sum up a particular phenomenon it is somewhat lacking in vulgar schoolboy-humour appeal. This week I found an acronym which satisfies the vulgarity test: DARS = Deployable ARS It must be real because […]

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What I learned today

December 31st, 2006 · Comments Off on What I learned today · Music

Only six hours until 2007, but still time to find out an interesting bit of trivia.  Apparently the distinctive bass themes for the Seinfeld show were played by none other than Les Claypool of Primus – the chap who shares my birthday. As if that wasn't enough, the original South Park theme tune was by […]

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Musicals

December 28th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Life

I was having a look at a list of musicals on Wikipedia this evening, and found that there was a stage musical of Debbie Does Dallas. My mind boggled.

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