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September 15th, 2010

03:01 pm - Self-Portrait

This is an old mosaic. My hair's a bit shorter now.

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October 21st, 2009

12:02 pm - BNP Praises Generals

Note to all editors: When Nick Griffin compares someone to a Nazi war criminal, he is complimenting them.

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September 1st, 2009

11:16 am - Thai good

i_jobot and I are going to Thailand today. We're going diving in Koh Tao. Fingers crossed that we get to cavort with one of these cuties.

F**KING HELL! (whale shark)

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August 17th, 2009

04:32 pm - The NHS Causes Terrorism

Yes, that's what the bloke in this clip from Fox News thinks. The C-word is too good for him. I don't want to degrade myself any further by summarising his argument, so you'll have to watch to find out why he thinks that.


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August 14th, 2009

11:33 am - For him who has rocked, I salute him

I'm sad to learn that Les Paul has died, but also amazed that he had been playing professionally for the past 70 years.

Django fans have reason to be especially grateful to Les Paul, as he paid for Django to receive a decent burial and pulled strings to ensure that his family received a fair share of the royalties.

Django and Les enjoying some documents, 1952

It's been pointed out all over the internet that, without Les Paul, rock and roll might not have made it past the skiffle stage. It's a little-known fact that he also invented one of heavy metal's two basic images (the other one involves mythical beasts).

So much better than Whitesnake

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August 4th, 2009

12:28 pm - Did America Died?

People who hate America are known for their impoverished imaginations. Luckily for them, they now have this list, from Slate, of 144 scenarios in which America goes down the pan. Most are deeply implausible. My favourites are "Space Harvesting", "Laziness", "Complexity" and "Obama as God".

Obama as God, tomorrow

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July 2nd, 2009

11:49 pm - Sorry to inflict this on you, but...

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April 28th, 2009

01:05 pm - Swiss Stop Mucking About

Knife thought to have feelings, dreams

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March 13th, 2009

11:14 pm - Thanks Vince - Thince
This is Nottingham reports that Graham Allen was rebuked in the Chamber today for not wearing a tie:

As he rose to make a point of order, Deputy Speaker Sir Alan Haselhurst told him: "It is not appropriate to address the House without being properly attired."
What do you think about that then?  Not much?  No special feelings?  This is what Vince thinks:

next thing you know , all the benders will be out in thier leather gear

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March 8th, 2009

09:57 pm - Brown seizes control

From The Independent on Sunday:

Mr Brown opened a cabinet "away day" in Southampton with a remarkable lecture about the dangers of allowing the contents of private discussions to enter the public domain. He ended his 10-minute dressing-down with a stern reminder that the whole Government would suffer critical damage if cabinet confidentiality were not preserved.

"He said we would all suffer if any more details leaked out," one cabinet minister revealed last night.

The conjunction of contradictory elements, earlier

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