Meow

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Just spotted the local cat. Nigel didn’t kill it.

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Always time for…

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Weebl and Bob. Especially when you happen to catch an advert for Anchor Butter and think: “Ye gads! they’ve only gone and ripped off Weebl and Bob” * Well they haven’t – it was by the people behind Weebl and Bob! Now THAT is a clever piece of cross-media marketing if you ask me… all…

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I'll have a P please Bob…

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My brother-in-law works for Compaq/HP, they have a scheme where, at the start of their year, they can ‘purchase’ additional holidays. Nice touch that. It got me wondering if there is any chance I could buy some extra hours in the day from anyone? Surely some of you layabouts have a few spare… I mean…

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WTC memorial

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Eight finalists have been revealed in the competition to design a permanent memorial at the site of the World Trade Center. Personally I think Reflecting Absence is the most appropriate, but prefer the design of the Memorial Cloud. Unfortunately the whole thing is spoiled for me by the descriptive passages accompanying each submission… For example…

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Line 'em up!

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When sport marches into history: What is it about sport that drives us to such emotional extremes? An interesting little piece from BBC News which includes the George Orwell quote describing sport as “war minus the shooting”. Some would argue, after last night’s display, that that was exactly what some of the Scottish players need!

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Protestation

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The secret of a protesting is in a united voice. That means attending rallies and such. Which is something I forgot to do yesterday. Yes I missed the Glasgow “Stop Bush” rally as I thought it was on today (it’s the London one today). Guess it’s the Virtual Rally for me (via Alex)

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Ouch

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I can’t watch any more… 6-0… Update: It’s all over. The gulf between the teams was sorely evident, but here’s hoping the future of Scottish football (McFadden, Fletcher, Wilkie…) will be a bit brighter. Update 2: Bad luck to Wales as well – at least we can all now cheer on England….

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Are you Mad!!

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What is normal? asks Eliza over at Fembat. I realise few of my dear readers are in any sort of position to try and answer this question, but pop over to her site and leave a comment anyway. “I’ll say it clearly for the cynics, who want to twist the people’s wrists. They’re watching every…

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Pinter, Portillo, Pax, and Co

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While we have your attention, Mr President… (via Peter) Posted for posterity and well worth a read.

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Pop of the Tops

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U2’s One named ‘greatest record’. The top ten reads as follows:1. U2 – One 2. Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer 3. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit 4. The Beatles – A Day in the Life 5. Elvis Presley – In the Ghetto 6. Eminem – My Name Is 7. Radiohead –…

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For clarity

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And Stuart… My wife needs the car to get to work as she works in the middle of an industrial estate.. sorry “International Business Park”… so she drops me off and picks me up from the station every day. Her hours are fixed, she works 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. That means, to save her…

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Tweakity tweak

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Busy busy busy, but never too busy to tweak!! 1. Changed the permalink, no more time just an ickle button.2. Add comment facility to the miniblog (the numbers) And now I’ll have to try and fix the main blog comments which no longer seems to show the number… hmmmph.. Update: OK, can’t seem to have…

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Daylight Fox

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Just spotted a fox outside the office window… bit odd for 8:45 in the morning, no? Looked healthy enough, but of course by the time I got the camera attachment for my phone out of my pocket, attached and ready to go… the damn thing had run off.

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What kind of Political Beast am I?

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My results Axis Position 1. left/right -2.5586 (-0.1540) 2. pragmatism -1.2886 (-0.0776) What does it mean? It means I’m left wing but not far left (or even middle left). I’m more idealistic than pragmatic. And I have to say, on balance, it’s a fairly good indication of my views – without actually detailing them… very…

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Political Survey

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