Monthly Archives: June 2005


Edward Gorey

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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 your clothes and roll around inchicken fat. What horrible Edward Gorey Death will you die? brought to you by

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Lazarus the dog?

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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 and filled with an ice-cold salt solution … three hours later, their blood is replaced and the zombie dogs

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Mr & Mrs Smith dir. by

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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 head along. Turns out that, yes, it is a silly, stupid film, but an entertaining one. Very far from

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So Close…

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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 trip. Better than nothing I suppose. Anyways, when I opened the envelope and skimmed the letter I had to

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Lions and Elephants

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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 on the pitch for the whole match I doubt he could’ve made a huge difference to the end result.

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Tiny Stories

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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 streams through worn curtains, burns your eyes. Red, yellow flashes. She rolls into blackness and shadow. Doesn’t want to

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Round-Up

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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 flatmate found out that she should have received a new replacement cheque-book. Trouble is that someone else did. And

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Real Empathy

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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 own hands and feet to see if they behaved in the same way as someone actually feeling pain in

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