Monthly Archive: March 2007

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Can someone explainify this to me? I know the basics, you know that you’re supposed to hit the balls and that a six is a good thing. But the rest of it, wooooosh, straight over my head. Random fact; before the...

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Fadó, fadó*

Carl is running another challenge, and this time I’m going to join in. And I think I’m going to do Quest 3: Read at least one book from each of the four genres of story, and finish up the challenge with...

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Grass by

This was an impulse purchase, I’ve read one or two others by Tepper and although I enjoyed them I do think that she has a tendency to be a little preachy in her books. However if the story is good enough I’m willing to overlook that, and I’d have to say that I really enjoyed this novel. Set at some point far in the future when humankind has colonised many different worlds, the majority of this book takes place on the planet Grass, among the insular bon as the aristocrats are called.

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Mornin’

It is Friday today. Aren’t you glad? First of all, especially for the In Fact, Ah peoples we bring you Dinosaurs and their Biscuits. How cool is that? And second of all, via Jayne’s World comes this vidjo and song, all...

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TT #10

Thirteen Things Fictional Characters I Love in no particular order, and I know I’ve left out loads. So think of this as a random selection out of all the ones I love. Obviously The Man They Call Jayne. C’mon, you all...

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Becoming Jane dir. by

There really isn’t all that much to this film, which is loosely based on the life of Jane Austen, it is watchable but not memorable. The film amps up the real-life flirtation between Austen and Tom Lefroy to turn it into...

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Copy crazy

I sometimes think that the art of taking notes is long dead. I remember going to college, reading books and or journals and taking notes about what I’d read. I rarely, if ever see students doing that any more. Now what...

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Bread

It appears that it has been quite some time since I last wrote any fiction. Although I suppose that whole inane post regarding the love between chickens and cows and their offspring could be considered a strange form of fiction. Any way, I’ve decided that I’m going to use the LunaNina words as inspiration. Each week:”(providing you remember that just because I say that I intend to do something doesn’t actually mean that it will happen)”: I’ll pick one of her words and maybe write something inspired by it. This week Bread

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Zero Point One Six: living in extra time by

ISBN: 184018485X See also: Wikipedia on Mick Doyle ; Irish Examiner’s Obit I still do not know the exact point at which I first became aware; all I can recall is waking up very gradually and becoming increasingly conscious that I...

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More ads

I’ve been hugely amused by an ad currently showing for TG4 and their blending of US imports and Irish shows, who’d ever have linked Cold Case and Ros na Rún i such a manner. Kudos to Alan of Invariable Plethora for...

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300 [based on the book] by , dir. by

I have a feeling that how you feel at the end of seeing this film will be hugely coloured by your mindset before the film began. Personally I loved it. Wonderful visuals and a great story. Wasn’t overly impressed with the characterisation, but you can’t have everything.

The film begins with a voice-over, and this narrator pipes up throughout the film, sometimes describing the action that we are watching on screen. I have no doubt that some will find this redundant, but, given the ending and who the narrator is I think this device actually works really well. Plus he does add to the melodramatic, over the top atmosphere that make this such a good film.

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Does anyone know where I get my drugs?

We’ll begin with the vague; this morning, or possibly last night[1] there was an ad on the radio. This of course is not a rare occurrence. There are many radios in the world, and usually they have ads. Every 15 minutes...