Posts from 11th July 2006

Jul 06

Football as jihad as punk?

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A special treat for Mark S: 

One should not use the terminology established by the non-believers and the polytheists, like: ‘foul’, ‘penalty kick’, ‘corner kick’, ‘goal’. Whoever pronounces these terms should be punished, reprimanded, kicked out of the game.



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What’s up and down in my personal pop pantheon

Oh MaritUP: Marit Larsen! Ha ha laugh at rubbish Tom who didn’t hear “Don’t Save Me” the week it was in the Stylus jukebox, and then didn’t hear it for weeks and weeks and MONTHS after because he thought it might sound like Robyn, instead of sounding like some kind of lost pop summit between XTC, ABBA and Natalie Imbruglia. Good grief! Isabel hates it and says it’s indie.

UP: Lily Allen, clinging on to not being annoying yet, and particularly “Knock Em Out” which brings back lovely memories of the Summer of ’03, “Original Pirate Material”, and so on, lovelier memories than Mike Skinner himself is likely to summon anyhow.


What Blossom Did Next

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BubblesNew Powerpuff Girls series (via Newsarama’s blog) – the American PPGs animation may have been cancelled, but the girls have been picked up by Japanese TV, who have turned them into weapon-wielding teenagers! The powerpuff eyes remain intact, though, and the temptation to make Buttercup into a BIG GOFF has been at least partially resisted. In further news, Professor Oak and Mojo Jojo are still around, there’s the opportunity for romance with a young boy, there’s a pet dog, and Mayor Mayor’s secretary has acquired a head – though not a face. (character guide here)

 Not exactly one for the purists, but I’m glad to see the characters living on in whatever form (and it’s got to be better than Powerpuffs fanfic…right?)

101 uses for a bus stop roof: POTATO COLLECTION

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i’ve been meanin to blog this for weeks — as you journey by buses down cambridge heath road and in along old street, there is POTATO ART available

it uses cocktail sticks and paint it is pretty