At last

A community-edited guide to Kuro5hin! Ko4ting. Probably best to start with What is Kuro5hin? The religion of Coca-Cola Coca-Cola in Latin America: “Coca-Cola plainly stands as an unvarnished symbol of neoliberalism and modern corporate mercantilism” Again globalization hits the news, but it is beginning to become more and more unbelievable. This article shows, once again, how little we know of what goes on around the world, and how dangerous the creeping of branding, that is evident in many regions and continents, can become. Shouldn’t the world’s politicians be slightly curious as to the vested interests a soft drinks company has with the President of Mexico? More clever stuff OK, I think I’m up and running now (it’s a bit unnerving …

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More Clever Stuff

Ok, I think I’m up and running now (it’s a bit unnerving when Blogger goes down for maintenance just after you’ve been trying out a new script. You can’t help thinking… oops was that me?). Meta Linker is now in full effect y’all. A simple idea, but could prove useful/fun/annoying. Have to wait and see which!

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Make up your mind

Once again the scientist help throw some doubt on a commonly held assumption: Health experts question water rule. What really bugs me is the way they are happy to dispute theories without actually disproving them: “Nutritionists are even questioning whether coffee and cola are dehydrating, as commonly thought.” Offer me proof or stop mucking with my head. How many times have we gone round this cycle, white or brown bread, salt or not, red or white wine, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk.. etc etc. I’ll stick to my own rule I think: Everything in moderation. (via Christine (via Donna))

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Agreed

Neale sums up how my work is at the moment, although strictly speaking I’m at the point where I am poised with a bag of dust in one hand and my other hand ready to snatch up the golden artifact. But the boulder will come…

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I ache

Saturday was spent pottering about the house, cutting the grass etc etc A neighbour past at one point and we started chatting. I happened to mention we were planning to build a rockery the next day, and he said he had some rocks lying round the side of his garden, and I could help myself if I needed any. Good news as I was pretty sure we’d have needed some more. On Sunday morning we attended my niece’s first communion. What a strange place the Catholic church can be. I am admittedly non-religious (but not atheist) at the moment, having been brought up in the Church of Scotland. I can see many easy comparisons between the Catholic church and ‘hokey’ …

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Friday Five

Friday Five 1. What’s the last vivid dream that you remember having? Last night, my first dream in ages. Was being interviewed for a job for a computer game company, and I had to complete the game to get the job. Anne Robinson was the interviewee and the game was Pitfall I think… 2. Do you have any recurring dreams? Not that I am aware of no. 3. What’s the scariest nightmare you’ve ever had? Probably something when I was a kid, the scariest recently was dreaming about a snake slithering into our bed past my head. At the same instance my beloved wife decided to move her hand and it brushed the side of my head. AARGH! Sat bolt …

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