Monthly Archive: June 2005

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How bad can it get?

So Wed. are pretty bad tv-wise. Come to think of it, the whole week is pretty bad for tv that I like. I mean, I watch Lost, but I’m not hooked on it. Though I think it has more to do...

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Edward Gorey

I’d never heard of him before I paid a visit to Ten Miles today. Some great links there, including this quiz: You will sink in a mire. You like to think you’renormal, but deep down you really just want tostrip off...

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Who here can say OTT?

Last Sat. saw the first test match between the British and Irish Lions and the New Zealand All Blacks. I made a brief mention of it, but haven’t really commented on it since.

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Lazarus the dog?

I’m guessing that, if this is true, the scientists involve wish the headline writers were shot Boffins create zombie dogs. US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, … subject’s veins are drained of blood...

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Mr & Mrs Smith dir. by

I really didn’t think that this film would be all that great. The trailers made it look silly, stupid, and highly annoying. But then I saw a couple of positive seeming reviews, and there was nothing else on so decided to...

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So Close…

I got my letter from Iarnród Éireann today. The train broke down twice on my last trip home so the journey was an hour and a half longer than it should have been. So I got some vouchers off my next...

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Lions and Elephants

Well, 21 – 3 isn’t a good result now is it? And it looks like three players are now ruled out of the tour. Biggest blow being O’Driscoll in the 1st minute. He’ll be a loss, but even if he’d been...

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Tiny Stories

Spotted this over at Stainless Steal Droppings.. The rules are simple, and can be found in greater detail here, but basically you gotta come up with a story in 100 words, without repeating any. So one hundred different words. Innocent Light...

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Rare Religious Unity in Jerusalem

The ultra-Orthodox Jewish mayor of Jerusalem has banned an annual gay pride parade due to take place in the holy city next Thursday … Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders had denounced the festival as an abomination.

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Round-Up

Well the last few posts have mainly been about the “oh-so-exciting” [1] move of the blog from one location to another. So I thought I may as well give a little round-up of what’s been going on elsewhere. On Friday my...

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Real Empathy

New Scientist report that seeing pain has the same effect on muscles as feeling it. Volunteers were shown videos of a needle being inserted into someone’s hand or foot while electrodes on their skin measured the activity of muscles in their...