Mr. Pearce

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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…

US of A-pathy?

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The US: A Safe Haven for Torturers. Part of Amnesty International’s Torture Campaign. The main thought that is rushing round my head is “why does America never seem to act on these things?” Is it an arrogance thing? A lack of compassion? Too busy ‘policing’ the rest of the world (read as: imposing American ideals…

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Racist?

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AlterNet — White Men Can’t Pass “the stereotypes of white and black basketball players dovetail so perfectly with the deeper archetypes that are at the core of how Americans think about race”. Romantic racialism? or a simple way of seeing how far America has still to come on the way people view race, as opposed…

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Very odd

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Jordan plays mom – it’s like some weird surreal dream come true (but not really).

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Well said

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Leaking Brain Fluid. BRAVO!!! Don’t ya just hate kids like that, or sorry, parents like that. I’m not a parent, yet, but we have already talked about the manner in much we will bring up our children. I think I’ll be taking lessons from Nikki!

Grrrrrrrr

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You know, flooring the throttle and pulling out across me two lanes in front of me is scary enough. More so when it’s a minibus full of kids. Don’t make things worse by tailgating me to the end of the road. Asshole. Shouldn’t there be speed/acceleration limiters on minibuses? Anyway… Friday Five 1. What is…

Pondering

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I’m trying to curb my optimism with my usual dosage of sarcasm and pessimism (too many sm’s!). I reckon in a week or two things may just fall into place. May. Sorry for being so cryptic but: a. it’s work related and I don’t really like commenting about work too much b. I don’t want…

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Carry on..

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I’m heading off to the doctor’s for a checkup. Advantage: I’m at home already. Possible advantage: The nurse might be good looking (I mean she’s not got far to go, she’s already in a nurses uniform!) Disadvantage: I’ll have to work this evening to catch up, sorry, keep up, sorry, lag the behind by the…

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Linkeroo

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Much of Something – I love my referrer log.

GRRRRR

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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…).

Manly men

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Further to the S/he post yesterday, I received an email (source will remain anon. unless he states otherwise…) with the following statement:“I can chat happily to guys about music, work, TV, holidays, etc., but I can’t do the tribal male ‘rugby & beer’ thing; I love alcohol – sometimes romanticise it a little too much…

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Miss Smilla

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Customer Reviews: Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow. Finished it last night. Engagingly written, engrossing and even paced. Difficult to categorise this, thriller in parts, commentary in others, metaphoric for the most (I think). I couldn’t help but think that I was missing something through the translation, that some of the language doesn’t come across as…

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Just cares for me

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Ahhh Nina Simone. [Heads off to dig through music collection]

Manly man?

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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…

Too obvious?

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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…