The Divine Comedy

No, not Dante’s. There are only a few bands of which I own all their material (album wise). Queen, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Sheryl Crow, are the only ones I can remember off to the top of my head.. (possibly Alanis Morrisette and Mary J.Blige). I’m one short for the Divine Comedy (currently listening to a borrowed copy of their last album). One thing these bands all share is consistency. Admittedly Radiohead went a bit askew, but not as far as most people seem to think and they had been leading up to it, so I’m still not sure why it (Kid A) was such a great suprise. I digress, Neil Hannon (the man behind the band) is a …

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The Way to Happiness

If you can get through the slightly cloying reasoning, and somewhat overstated and over-simplified reasoning, The Way to Happiness International seems to be on the right track… I think.. “Cultural decay is rampant, and no city or town in the world is immune to the myriad of social problems that arise in the wake of widespread violence, crime, abuse, illiteracy and immorality. At the root of violence, crime and an unsafe environment is the lack of basic moral and ethical values. When the youth are not taught what is right and what is wrong (in a way that makes sense and that they can understand), then society becomes a dangerous place to live, work or play for all. Youngsters generally …

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Wednesday

OK, been here since 7:30 a.m. and it’s a straight day, no meetings, head down, work to do (and I’ve got a deadline as well). I came in here early so I could work in peace and quiet. Time: 8:06 a.m. Work done: Zero. Hmmmm.

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Am I old?

Continuing a vague theme which spawned from a comment… I am a contributor to the Topics Blog, and have been for a few months now (five I think). I just spotted some new names and to my horror I’ve just realised I’m one of the oldest people contributing. I’m holding onto the belief that I’m not THE oldest contributor, as a couple of people don’t mention their ages. How am I gonna cope when I turn 29 in October? (Was that subtle enough? Or should I have pointed you to my wishlist?)

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Diets: The Truth

Here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

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Kirsty Gallacher

OK, every single damn day I get some form of search about the lovely Ms.Gallacher. So without further ado: Kirsty Gallacher. Now don’t say I’m not good to you, and don’t worry, I won’t tell your Mum (if you don’t tell mine…)

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