Month: June 2007

Blake’s 7

From wanderings in wikipedia, here is great quote from a review of Blake’s 7 in 1998 (it’s 20th anniversary): Hanks praised the series’ ethos in comparison with Star Trek, saying that: “If you wanted to sum up the relative position of Britain and America in this century – the ebbing away of the pink areas […]

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Airplane movies

Roll-call of the “stay awake” flight back to the US: Doctor Who “Utopia” (5/5) – utterly rocked, welcome back Master (torrented on laptop). Ghost Rider (1/5) – godawful. It’s worrying that Marvel have decided to start making their own movies when so many of them still blow bubbles. Music and Lyrics (3/5) – Hugh Grant, […]

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Glasga

Today more drinking must get done in Glasgow than in Fyffe’s time, even though the population has almost halved. A prime example of the Wikipedia blackhole effect – a simple query, a few clicks, an article about a comedian who died in 1947. And we end up at a song that typifies the closest city […]

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Fatherhood 101, Part quatre

(An older one) Forget about being naked. If the padding about the house at 3 am with day-old child doesn’t convince you (and think *January* baby), then the pending arrival of mothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, mother, father-in-law and some-random-people-arriving-at-the-door-at-7am soon will. Time for boxer shorts and a t-shirt. Or flannel. Whatever you prefer.

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SMS services in the US

The US has traditionally been in the dark ages when it comes to mobile services. But recently a few shortcodes have started to offer useful local directory information. They’re not wholly effective and some, such as the Philips Concierge, are not expected to be permanent (this one is only meant to last through 2007). 46645 […]

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