Monthly Archives: November 2005

I am more or less fascinated by the story in e.g. the Guardian and here http://www.news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/4457828.stm about the guy who was told by his gym to cover up his hairy armpits. Aside from the aesthetofascism aspect of the situation, there … Continue reading

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Roz spends a day at the cinema

The great rewatch of Veronica Mars proceeds apace, except that I was out this pm and my sweetie decided to watch the last four episodes by herself, having got belatedly hooked. Incidentally, she worked out Lilly’s killer after ten episodes, … Continue reading

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For obvious reasons

And of course it is that time of the year… http://www.rememberingourdead.org/day/ I remembered all my dead only a couple of weeks ago, and the transgendered dead people that I knew were in there. When I think of all the risks … Continue reading

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I meant to say, I’ve just read Joshua Zeitz’s excellent book on flappers and discovered that there was a New Yorker Jazz Age journo called Lois Long. A very famous one. Presumably Siegel and Schuster were thinking of her when … Continue reading

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If things were not bad enough, it would appear that Tony Blair has locked us into a wartime alliance with a country that commits serious war crimes as a matter of policy. http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1643679,00.html I am not denying that the British … Continue reading

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When I booted up this evening, for the first time, I got a screen full of wingdings and smileys, in a sort of harlequin effect. I rebooted, and Safe would not load; I rebooted again and everything was fine except … Continue reading

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Hackery

And another piece of journalism for those who are interested.

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Some lapse of time

A couple of weeks ago, I read reviews in various places of a new book about the African ancestor of the Russian poet Pushkin; Hannibal, or Gannibal as he is of course known in Russia, because of the speech impediment … Continue reading

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Too good not to be true

Just as I was getting ready to go out, my sweetie rang me with hot goss. Apparently, Rebecca Wade, editor of the Sun, has been arrested for domestic violence after police were called to her house. She had got drunk … Continue reading

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By popular demand…

First, the Martin interview It has been a five year wait, and it is not precisely over yet…. Many of us have been addicted to George R.R.Martin’s ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ ever since the first volume, ‘ A Game … Continue reading

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