Speechless

I’ve not commented at all on the current ‘disturbances’ (war?) in the Middle East. Suffice to say it shocks, confuses, and angers me. Same emotions as you, I would imagine dear reader, underlined with the same question – WHY?

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Mr. Pearce

Love thy neighbour – Guy Pearce. I doubt very much that I am alone in my growing admiration of this ‘guy’ (oh dear). A couple more solid performances and I’m sold, although I have to say that Memento is easily one of my top 10 choices, probably top 5. I’m looking forward to the Count of Monte Cristo all the more.

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GRRRRR

Playing the system – don’t read it, it will only make you angry/annoyed/pissed off etc etc… (Going for reverse psychology here, I mean, why post a link and tell people NOT to read it… d’ya think I’m that stoopid? Ehhh, don’t answer that…).

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Manly man?

S/he. Interesting piece. I have always found it easier to make friends, with women, and tend to shy away from the more ‘lout-ish’ kinda guy. I do watch and play football, but it really is only a game. I do drink beer but it’s not a contest. I do flirt with women, but that is definitely a game without winners, and I never actually expect it to come to anything. I think I come across as non-threatening kinda guy, so women either tolerate me or actually enjoy my company. Guys seem either unsure of how to take me, threatened by me (???) or just not that fussed as they know I’m never really going to be ‘one of the boys’. …

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Too obvious?

RE-ORDERING THE WORLD – “Diplomacy is good value for money.” Interesting read this, a speech given by Jack Straw at the Foreign Policy Centre. I particularly enjoyed his money saving ethics, although it does worry me that our Foreign Secretary didn’t seem to realise this until recently. Or is it one of those things that are only obvious when someone else points them out. Hmm I hope it isn’t, after all, isn’t that part of his job?

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Newsworthy

Neale’s wetlog hits the nail on the head again. One thing I’m constantly wary of is the amount of trust people put into what they read. Whilst this is well founded in published literature, especially respected newspapers, the internet sets a whole new realm of ‘publishing ethics’. I could name Google as a co-conspirator, as it is all too easy to find alternative news sources, and contradictory reporting. Who do you believe? Follow up response by John Hiler.

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