Archives – 2006 – November  

Tanya’s Teaser: What’s That Coming Over The Hill?
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Welcome to my new quiz for music fans, where if you win I will send you all the hated music I have “liberated” from the Virgin Megastore but would not fit in the dustcart when it came on Friday. Clearly I cannot have the music lying aroun[…]

bow down before your new god
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endless caruso one-liners
(i would say “hat-tip to blount” but i don’t wear a hat and i mightily dislike the phrase “hat-tip” so THIS CLIP COURTESY BLOUNT thanx blount)[…]

torchwatch #7: vanilla planet
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actually i wz on the phone for the first whole first half ( favourite irl pirate) but even so I REST MY CASE
formal sublemma:
i. captain kidd
ii. captain flint
iii. captain slaughterboard
iv. captain jack sparrow
v. captain jack harkness[…]

D. UGG-las Adams eat yr heart out
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A rare tick in the ‘comics’ category for me as I am reminded to share with Freakytrigger readers a great GURLS COMIC EXPERIENCE of my youth that remains with me to this very day. A very small Sarah on visits to her grandma and grandad wo[…]


Picture In Lieu Of Anything Intelligent To Say
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I am somewhat in awe of the genre of films which can only be called Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups. The City Of Lost Children is one of my favourite films, and is clearly a fairy tale which cannot be seen by anyone under fifteen. And so too (up to a point[…]


purely for the sake of the completeness of my theory
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UPDATE and plus haha see on right OMG IT’S AN ARCHETYPE[…]


The Bible Of Badness: LEVI(Ticus) Stubbs’ Tears – Billy Bragg
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I have dealt with Levi Stubbs before and was contemplating skipping this particular book of the Bible. There was also the possibility of exploring the link between jeans and popular music in the 1980’s, a point where Music clearly was Pants. Fr[…]

some names of spaceheroes in andre norton novels
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i. naill renfro
ii. troy horan
iii. ranger sergeant kartr
some more:
Dane Thorson; Drew Rennie; Shan Lantee; Jern Murdock; Ross Murdock
hosteen is still the winner tho[…]


Green Chart Let Down By Nether Regions (ITS A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!)
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Its not a sexy chart to run down on Channel 4 at Christmas, but the Environment Agency’s list of the Top 100 Environmental Campaigners OF ALL TIME is nevertheless an interesting read. A few good worthies up top means you don’t even begrud[…]

The Business Of Film
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The (one assumes from the language of its other articles a pretty right-leaning US website) knocks up a list of its ten best business based films. The criteria it uses is simple
1) A great movie
2) A relatively realistic picture of busin[…]


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