Monthly Archives: March 2005


Le Chevalier de Sainte-Hermine

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Lucretia Again posted this great news. A new Alexandre Dumas novel has been found and it to be published. Believed to be the great writer’s last work, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine – a swashbuckling tale of derring-do in the finest Dumas tradition – has not been heard of since 1869, the year before the author’s death, when it was published

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Questions for the day

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Why exactly is it that people driving cars can’t use their indicators? And why do people riding bikes think it is okay to use the footpath? And do I sound like one of those Grumpy Old Women?

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What’s the story with Patty

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So I’ve been doing a bit of surfing, and what with St. Patrick’s day having just been, there are quite a few sites that mention it. So my question: when did it become Patty’s day? Or is it just an Americanisation of Paddy’s Day? Coz I use paddy’s day, makes it sound less like a religous day to me, but

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So the Six Nations is over

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And I think Ireland bottled it. They never played as well as they could, imo, and stuck far too much to the kick for position and set-piece game. Now I know it has worked well for us, but for a team to win they have to be able to adjust in order to face different teams. To be able to

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Weeks 110 & 111

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Didn’t do this last week, so two entries for today: Week 111 Stink:: skunk Renewal:: work I remember…:: you in cinefilm. Loneliness:: Lonely but never alone Ooooh:: er, missus For real:: as if Titanium:: not as good as adamantium Get down:: and jiggy wid it Rupture:: rapture, end of the world Dramatic:: irony And 110: Shape up:: or ship out

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Brotherhood of the Wolf dir. by

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I just bought this on dvd after seeing many good reviews of it since its release. Plus, you know werewolf film so figured for 8 quid I wasn’t really wasting any money if it was rubbish. It wasn’t. It is a great film. Very french in places, but never in a cliched manner. The film is told in flashback by

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Irish Grand Slam Hopes Dead

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We had such high hopes. Grand slam, winning the championship. Not to be. French fuckers (fuckers meant in the nicest possible way) ruined it for us. But to be fair, they performed superbly in the first half. We just didn’t get any possession, and it as only thanks to Ronan O’Gara’s great kicking that we were anyway in touch. The

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Heeling to music…

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So I was watching Crufts there on Sun. Well, I suppose I was really reading while waiting for ER to start, but I saw bits of the dog show. So can someone tell me why this freaky thing known as heeling to music exists. It seems to consist of this mad wan prancing about, as she embarrasses her dogs by

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