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Donnie Darko“Donnie Darko is a disturbed adolescent from a semi-functional upper-middle class family. After escaping from near death because he hears the voice of a 6 foot tall bunny, Donnie is led by the bunny to create havoc that is both destructive and creative.” (via imdb) Was given this by a friend, watched it on…

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You who forgot to tell MESorry, I didn’t realise that Sunday was Internet Free Day. I apologise for surfing, I apologise for emailing, I apolo… hang on a sec. Did anyone else know about this? Did I miss the meme to end all memes? Or is the Evening Times (a West of Scotland paper) just…

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Glasgow: Part 1 in an occasional seriesPronounced “Sockyhall” street, Sauchiehall Street is one of the main streets in Glasgow for both shops and pubs. It’s appeal for me is broadened as I didn’t ‘discover’ it until my late teens with my parents preferring to shop on Argyle Street.Side note: my cousin currently works in the…

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Is it November yet?OK, I’m being greedy. I should really just be happy that I’ve only got until May 15th to catch The Matrix:Reloaded, whereas the final installment (Revolutions) isn’t out until November 7th, but when you hear snippets of info like this: “Producer Joel Silver said there is one 17-minute sequence in Revolutions that…

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WarWith the headlines currently dominated by the, seemingly imminent, war against Iraq, it may do us all good to pause today and remember the horrors that have past. Holocaust Memorial Day 2003 – Children and the Holocaust.

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My memory sucksAll day I’ve been thinking “Ohhh must jot that down” or “I wonder if anyone else thinks that..” and so I thought I’d type up some of those thoughts and share them with you. But I can’t. They’ve disappeared. Only one I can vaguely remember was a rant about the elderly, specifically the…

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Something new #286Stutter: To speak or utter with a spasmodic repetition or prolongation of sounds.Stammer: To speak with involuntary pauses or repetitions. Now ya know. (If you are wondering this is the result of one of those afternoon conversations in the office, which moves through 23 different topics and leaves you wondering what the difference…

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Scottish Blogs.And then there were 40! Not sure how many ‘members’ of the Webring read this site, but I am pretty chuffed at this, especially as people are now joining without me having to ‘invite’ them. I am working on a couple of minor additions for the main site too, the ability to list all…

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Galactic Toss MonkeysYa know I was toying with trying to explain what I was going on about, but having typed and re-typed explanations, and then reading them, I don’t think I’ll bother. And anyway, that’s the point of an in-joke, you don’t have to explain it, it just exists… Many films, games and TV shows…

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Are you pondering what I’m pondering?You don’t mind, do you? I mean it’s my site and all that, so I’m gonna indulge myself, ok? What am I doing here? No I don’t mean here as in the world, the universe and all that. I know the answer to that one (it’s 42 in case you…

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Pretentious, moi?That reminds me, Alex makes some very good points about us here ‘Bloggers’ in one of those “oh you I know exactly what he’s talking about” kinda posts that you read and then wonder why you hadn’t thought of it.. Now, does using the word flummoxed in a comment make me pretentious?

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Warning – In-joke alert!It has been pointed out that a Google search for the phrase “galactic toss monkey” returns no results. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic toss monkey. Galactic…

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Everyone’s CountrysideScotblog covers a news article that I spotted too, the Scottish Land Reform debate. I didn’t get the same stats though and I must admit it is pretty amazing. For all you none Scots you have to remember that the large majority of Scotland is rural and uninhabited, I guess (and I’m no expert)…

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Paying for stuffI’ve been on a bit of a spending spree recently. I’ve long been a subscriber to various ‘ezines’ and of course there are a few tools that make publishing this very website possible. I also use, and have used, some pieces of shareware for quite a while now, and all in all the…

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RecommendationI’m a big fan of ‘word of mouth’ about a film. This will prove crucial this year as we have monthly passes to UGC, and, whilst I won’t mind going to see some of the Hollywood dross (like the Bond film), I am hoping that I WILL save money based on the films I would’ve…

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