Weekender

Met up with some people I used to work with on Friday night, had a good time reminiscing about trips to Barcelona and Dublin, drunken nonsense in hotel rooms, free porn and Guinness for breakfast. Them were the days… I even managed to get the second to last train home. It was quite nice wandering through Glasgow as the sun was finishing it’s long slow set. The sky was a deep blue, the weather balmy and people were wandering about chatting. Much better than the last orders throwing out time which is a stramash of drunken louts, this was an almost civilised stroll through a bustling night in the city. So VERY cosmopolitian, dahlings. Thankfully, despite several alcoholic shandies, my …

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X-Men 3

Movie info from IMDB Movie reviews from Metacritic I’m a big fan of Bryan Singer. He may not be the best director ever but there is a certain style and realism he brings to his movies that I like. He’s very adept and camera sleight of hand and seems to have the right ‘image’ in his head. Just a pity that, after the first two X-Men movies, he didn’t do this one. I think the main problem with X-Men 3 was that it was just too formulaic. Too calculating, and ultimately too damn insulting. Without giving any plot away, there is a shot right after the death of one of the characters. It’s a poignant moment but it’s just so …

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Ban the outcasts

George Bush has recently called for a ban on gay marriages. He said: Ages of experience have taught us that the commitment of a husband and a wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. So what of the husband and wife who love each other but don’t have children? Are they not qualified to get married? Do children make a marriage? Will this legislation include a clause that states that married people must promote the welfare of children? And what the hell does that mean anyway? You could easily write this off as just another way to win votes but the sentiment behind this last statement sickens me to …

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Seven Years

1999 – where it all began. 2000 ish 2001 ish 2002 ish 2003 2004 2005 Blimey, that’s an epic amount of rubbish I’ve posted, and a hugely huge waste of time (mine and yours) that I’ve managed to perpetuate. Actually that’s not true. Personally I’ve come a long way in seven years, far from the reason that made me start this silly site in the first place that’s for sure. If, seven years ago, you’d asked me where I was heading I’d have given you several blank looks and mumbled something approximating what I thought you wanted to hear. But now, seven years on I can look to the future and have some knowledge of where I’m heading, or at …

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4 0 8

Three numbers. Two of them feature in Lost. I’ve not watched any of the new series. Yet. 4 is the smallest number of colours sufficient to colour all planar maps. It is also the smallest composite number. 0 is the additive identity. It also sparked philosophical debate amongst the Greeks a long time ago (the paradoxes of Zeno of Elea, apparently) but then they also found the time to wonder if 1 was a number so best pay them no attention. 8 is the largest cube in the Fibonacci sequence. 8 is the base of the octal number system, without which you wouldn’t be reading this (a byte is 8 bits ya know). Neither 4, 0 or 8 are Prime …

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