Monthly Archives: July 2004


Yet another suvey

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Came across this one on The Wasteland: A – Act your age – Can I ignore this one, 25 and just moved home again B – Breast size – huh, your not getting that info so easily C – Chore you hate – Cutting the grass. D – Dad’s name – Oliver E – Essential make up item – Eyeshadow,

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Untranslatable words

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Open Democracy have an interesting few articles on language, and how many seem to have words that simply cannot be translated into other languages. It is actually surprising to think how much we are shaped because of our language, or dis our language evolve because our culture was a certain way. In Irish for example, there is no way to

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Robin of Sherwood dir. by

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I don’t know if I actually remember this from when it was originally shown on RTE, or if it was repeats. Then again, the last series, the third, was made in 1985. I was six then, so it is entirely possible that I have vague memories. But I don’t really remember watching much telly back then, we spent most of

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The South by

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ISBN: 0330323334 Colm Tóibín has recently been in the news for his new book, The Master which tells the story of Henry James, and is supposedly very good. I haven’t read it, so I don’t know But the publicity did encourage me to pick this book up when I spotted it in the library His first novel, it tells the

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Monstrous Regiment by

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ISBN: 0552149411By my count this is the 28th Discworld novel, although if you include the “Younger Readers’” discworld books then you get 30. So take your pick, I don’t think it really makes much of a difference what number it is. The Discworld books are, in my opinion, among the greatest novels ever written. Not just the greatest fantasy, or

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Capturing the Friedmans dir. by

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Starring the family as themselves. This is a documentary about a family, maybe a little on the eccentric side, but seeming quite normal nontheless and what happens when the father is discovered to be a paedophile. He (Arnold) is first discovered by the customs as an improter of child pornography, and in a search of the house more material is

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Belleville Rendezvous dir. by

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This is film that got quite a lot of attention when it came out, but I will admit to being a little put of by the trailer, and as it didn’t stay in my local cinema for very long I never got around to seeing it. As it was part funded by the Beeb they must have gotten first dibs

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Amelie dir. by

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Another film that I kept meaning to rent but never got round to it, till C4 showed it tonight. I really don’t know how to describe this film. It is quirky and charming, and really you’ll have to watch it to understand the plot. Not that it is complicated, simply that trying to tell you would ruin the film imo.

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Naked Empire by

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Book 8 in the Sword of Truth series Sometimes you know, people really make me wonder. The Sword of Truth series of books started off fine. Fairly regular “epic fantasy” with an unknown becoming a hero, finding out that he was much more than he thought, and finding a girl to fall in love with as well as destroying evil.

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Hey ho

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So how is everyone? I know, been very bad about updating and even being online lately. Ah well, what can I say apart from I’m just lazy. I could make stupid excuses about moving, and job-hunting but I won’t because they’d just be silly excuses. The real reason I haven’t updated is because my life is kinda on the boring

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