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British soldiers torturing Iraqis – why are we shocked? Too close to home? How naive.Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, and Malta – welcome!Kilroy on have I Got News for You – rascist to the core.Derren Brown – simple tricks (some of them) but very very effective and ‘good TV’.Google IPO – will it change the company ethos?30 minutes a day – Government recommends our exercise; big brother? the kick up the arse the country needs? Neither?

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Gilbert and Gay

Well Peter and Lyle have already answered (correctly) my question – I guess I should’ve banned certain people from answering… So why the Gilbert and Sullivan quote? Well for some reason I got that song into my head yesterday, as all I seemed to be doing was adding, deleting, editing and creating lists. I’m sure I’ve read something somewhere about people like me who love the planning stages of things but loathe the actually ‘doing’ of things (admittedly it does depend on the topic, the sexual power that can be transmitted in a text msg is quite startling at times. I digress.) The song – They’ll be none of ’em be missed – is about the first victim of the …

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A lesson in planning

“As some day it may happen that a victim must be found, I’ve got a little list–I’ve got a little list” – ???? Answers in the comment box (WITHOUT Googling!) for the source of the quote.. Now, as I’m on holiday I thought it might be fun to jot down some of the things I’m hoping to get done. Then I can re-visit the list come Monday evening and see how much of it I managed. So, without furtherado (as any more ‘ado-ing’ would only serve to further highlight that I’m kinda struggling to fill this post..) 1. Add album art to all the album I have in iTunes.2. Add DVDs to collectorz software.3. Finish adding books to collectorz software.4. …

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect What could’ve been a great and clever thriller is, well not quite ruined, but certainly affected by Ashton Kutcher’s portrayal of the lead role. When I say portrayal I really mean.. well I’m not sure as it seems he just kinda turned up on set each day and played himself in that “Whooa.. dude!” kind role. The idea behind the movie, a man who blacked out events from his traumatic childhood then finds himself able to go back and change them, isn’t new, but is quite cleverly handled. In fact the story almost makes you forget just how average the acting is. Probably one to watch on a lazy Saturday.

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This that other

Last night, our ‘celebration’ trip to the cinema was to see The Butterfly Effect (starring Mr Demi Moore I think….). It was…. yeah, it was.. it was a movie. He was awful, the plot was sketchy, the script was ropey. Shame really as the main premise of the movie was OK. Mind you after someone saying they had walked out because of it’s “sadistic sickness” I guess I should’ve know better. Anyway, Louise was keen and I’ve not gotten through 7 years of marriage without learning the value of compromise. Ho hum. Ohh and for the record, Louise and I have been together for ten years, engaged for three, married for seven. We met when we were 15 (first love… …

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HaloScan Comments

For anyone using HaloScan for their comments: A new web server was installed for the system last week, there are currently some issues with the load balancing processes but the HaloScan guy(s) are monitoring it and hope to have it running smoothly again by the end of the week. Hang in there!

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It keeps on coming

What a great day. Just got home to the news that Louise has been promoted to “Internal Accounts Manager” and landed a wee pay rise. May even include a wee jolly to see her European customers now and again. We’re off to the cinema to ‘celebrate’.

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I love blueyonder

“Your 512k service will be upgraded to 750k – enabling you to go 50% faster. There’s no extra charge for this – it’s absolutely FREE.” Almost deleted this email as I thought it was spam. Roll on end of May!

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