Revenge of the Sith

Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic I’ve been very aware of this movie for a while now, and very aware of avoiding reading reviews, articles and spoilers. I figured it was a last chance for George Lucas to put things right. He almost does. The obvious stuff first then, and I’ll begin with a small suggestion. Should Mr.Lucas decide to make another movie, of any kind, he really MUST employ someone who will disagree with him. The most recent Star Wars movies seem full of little moments where you can almost imagine the conversations: “I think we should make that into a little comedy moment… “ “Yes George” “These lines are ideal, don’t you think?” “Yes George” “These …

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Get connected

A few months back Andrew Sullivan wrote: “What was once an occasional musical diversion became a compulsive obsession. Now I have my iTunes in my iMac for my iPod in my iWorld. It’s Narcissus heaven: we’ve finally put the “iâ€? into Me.” In the article he makes a few valid points, and whilst this is hardly stellar journalism it does offer a few little hooks that got me thinking. As he points out with the choices we have available to us we can tailor our daily life, and the flow of information in it, to meet our needs. No longer do I need to tune to a 12 o’clock news bulletin, or wait until I get home to hear that …

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Miscellany

Bit busy so a few quick thoughts. ~ Remember that musical meme which went round in January? Well I’ve been spotting it all over the place in the last couple of days. Apparently it’s hit the “design” guys and gals. I used to think that they set the trends, but it seems like we are all further ahead than we think!! ~ Paul (brother-in-law) and Angela (his girlfriend) are over tonight for dinner. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with him buying a new MP3 player, and even less to do with the fact that I have 58GB of music on my PC. ~ Blog etiquette. More on this later, but it’s a bit like life. If you wouldn’t say …

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House

No, this is not a post about bingo. It’s a post about an American TV show – House (official site which is crap, try TV Tome instead, mind the popups though). Hugh Laurie – yes theHugh Laurie of “Fry and..”, “Jeeves and Wooster”, and … er… something else… (a guest appearance in Friends?) – plays Dr. Gregory House, an acerbic diagnostician, an American diagnostician at that, pay attention now, that bit of information is important. Dr. House is, the central character of the show, heads up a team of young doctors in a clinic. He’s not interested in everyday complaints or everyday patients, preferring to take on challenging problems. He’s the diamond in the rough, the rogue doctor who everyone …

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Prolific

Apparently I’m classed as “prolific”. Well from three separate emails I’ve received over the past couple of days that seems to be the perception. How do I manage it? You ask (well three of you did). Well I’ve given the matter some thought, examined my processes and ideas and come to one simple conclusion. I’ve absolutely no idea. I have a fair amount of draft posts waiting patiently in the wings to be finished off, polished up and sent out into the big wide world (web), but the reason they are sitting in draft status is because I can’t finish them. You see, despite the masses of evidence to the contrary, I do like to consider what I post and …

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Arterific

Lynn has left us (last week people, DO keep up) and the blogging world is sad. I’ve swapped postcards with her and despite my insistence that her name was Michelle on more than one occasion, she was always kind, helpful and just a lovely fuzzily warm person. I wish her well. In a completely unrelated (as yet) moment I removed the blogroll from this site. Did anyone notice? That was last week as well, but given that I’ve not heard a peep from anyone I’m guessing it wasn’t used much anyway, right? MyBlogLog backs me up on this, which is good as that was one of the main reasons I installed it. So, isn’t this awfully rude of me? Surely …

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Waxing

I read an article on singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb on Saturday, in which he said: “Music, for me, has always been the medicine for some of the unpleasant things that happen in life,” he says. “And when we feel bad, we like to know that someone else understands where we’re at, that it’s not some isolated experiment that we’ve been selected for. I must have heard people say, ‘That song is exactly what I was going through’ about a hundred thousand times – so there must be some truth in it.” It reminded me of why I started blogging, and some early contacts when all I was writing about was me and what was going on in my head. It also …

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Meeted

Ohh so much to say, so little of it will make any sense if you weren’t there… The problem with having fun is how quickly time flies. This was one of many thoughts that zipped across my brain as I trundled homeward on the train, gazing out of the window as the sun set, burning the sky. In a way I was more nervous about this blogmeet as if only a couple of people had turned up for this one then I doubt if I’d already be thinking about the next one (yes yes, it’ll be Glasgow). So, without reservation and with a great deal of sincerity I’d like to thank the following for turning up and making the day.. …

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Edinbruuh

This time tomorrow I’ll be in sunny Edinburgh. Well technically speaking I’ll be in a pub in the basement of a building so the chances of getting any sun are remote. Too late to change the venue now though. I’m quite looking forward to this blogmeet. The first one was exciting for different reasons, not least if anyone would turn up (thankfully someone did), but there is also the rather odd experiencing of meeting, what is essentially a group of strangers. This time round I think we’ll number between 5 and 10 depending on who arrives when, couple of people are coming along later, and if everyone makes it, and I’m hoping to get to meet three bloggers in particular …

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