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Sailing On The Seven Seas

November 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Sailing On The Seven Seas · Life

It is good to see some results in the fight against piracy in the Aden Gulf area.  According to the Guardian, at least 32 ships have been hijacked in the area this year.  It has been going on for years, and also in other parts of the world, but doesn’t really get much prominence in […]

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Rock The Casbah

November 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Rock The Casbah · Music

From Wikipedia’s entry on Punk Rock: Punk rock (often referred to simply as punk) is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, the United Kingdom, Bahrain, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed the […]

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Spoilin’ For A Fight

November 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Spoilin’ For A Fight · Life

In an ideal world “brawl” and “monks” are two words you would not find in the same headline.  Unless its something to do with a new Jet Li film, obviously.

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Straight Outta Compton

November 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Straight Outta Compton · Music

I love a good cover version, and if the cover is in a style wildly at odds to the original then all the better – hence the presence of the Balanscu Quartet doing Kraftwerk and Hayseed Dixie’s bluegrass versions of heavy metal in the Skudder CD collection.  None of them prepared me for this cover […]

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Dizzy

November 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video I did enjoy seeing Dizzee Rascal being interviewed by Paxman this evening. Dizzee was a lot less eloquent than I would have expected, and Paxman looked bemused by him, and then I got a fit of the giggles when he addressed the rapper […]

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The Impossible Dream

October 30th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Politics

Did I miss a meeting or something?  I received a letter from the Labour party today.  Nothing unusual about that: once you get on those mailing lists you can look forward to a lifetime of emails and as a parliamentary candidate you get even more.  I was expecting that.  What I was not expecting, as […]

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Run To The Hills

October 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Technology

This evening I was looking at a PDF copy of a brochure for the Canon EOS 450D camera, which looks like a tasty piece of kit. I found pages eight and nine a little worrying.

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Doctor Wu

October 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Life

Prince Charles having a small part in Doctor Who is an interesting idea.  But how much more fun to give him the main part when Tennant moves on… DOCTOR:  So you’re a Dalek are you?  And what do you do? DALEK: Exterminate!

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Sad But True

October 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Life

There is something a little bit strange about deciding to read a dictionary from start to finish, and when the dictionary in question is the Oxford English Dictionary it is also an epic undertaking.  The OED is not the 1300-page Concise Oxford Dictionary that is in many homes, nor even the two-volume Shorter Oxford English […]

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Hot Corner

October 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Hot Corner · Life

Is there such a thing as ‘corn porn’?   if there wasn’t before, there certainly is now! See this clip from the Rachael Ray show on US TV.  I may have to add “shucking” to the list of suggestive anti-spam words…

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