Archives – 2006 – April  

very gingery golden gingerbread
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2 and a half x cups x PLAIN FLOUR
4-5 x heaped teaspoons ground ginger
1-2 x heaped teaspoons ground cinnamon
1-2 x heaped teaspoons ground allspice
1-2 x heaped teaspoons ground cloves
half x teaspoon salt [oops i just for[…]

News Will Eat Itself
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Which is thoroughly apt as in the UK it appears that we like to think of our TV news in terms of meals (which if you think about it might be the worst time to actually watch news). Breakfast and Lunch news – ony Dinner/Supper/Tea gets away wit[…]

Fa(r)t Free Beans
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Note, despite the photo on the BBC Science News Website, nowhere in this article regarding making legumes less gassy do they mention making the UK Baked Bean less fart-promoting.[…]

Rubbish Updated
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How dare they take OUR rubbish kids cartoons and turn them into “hip and radical” rubbish cartoons of today. Here are just two examples coming up for Saturday morning US TV:
* 9:30-10:00 a.m. – LOONATICS UNLEASHED:
The six descenda[…]

The Da Vinci Code Judgment Code
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Now I ask you, would Judge John Deed do this? I wait with baited breath to find out what Justice Smith’s message is. I hope its something like – “You may not have plagarised, but you got to admit you’re a jammy bastard”.[…]

yes yes “one ring to rule us all” but what’s it ABOUT?
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i. you can now (“now”) go out and buy versions of a film w.people talking right through it! when did we sign up for this brilliant development — if i have one full-on objection to the 19th-century model of art it is the “keep […]

What was I saying about Torquay?
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Okay, here’s what I was saying about Torquay, basically that I don’t believe they will go down as they are perennial escape artists of the bottom division, especially when Barnet are involved.
Last three results:
Macclesfield 0-2 Torquay

21st Century Quaint?
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There are pubs called things like The Spinning Jenny – which seem to celebrate some stage in British industrial evolution. And I bet they were not named just as said Jenny’s were new thrusting things in the world. Therefore I cannot help […]

Don’t Let Sean Bean Sire Your Daughter
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(People don’t use “sire” in that context much anymore. Actually, I guess they don’t use the word sire in any context that much any more.)
Why? Well in two Sean Bean films in one month, he has a daughter, said daughter gets mix[…]

Back! Back!! Bactria!!!
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Tom Holland’s Rubicon, a romping story of the Roman Republic’s endgame, was one of my top reads last year so I was relishing getting stuck into Persian Fire, which gives the treatment to the Persian Wars. Holland’s strengths as a hi[…]


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