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Life’s Cruel Lottery
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Life’s Cruel Lottery: related to Dave’s anguish below – brands that refuse to die! I reached for a can of coke this morning as I picked up my paper, but the newsagent was temporarily out. Of Cherry Coke, however, there was no end. Y[…]

The Human Fecal Genome Project
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See if you can read this recent highlight from Nature Science Update — it’s a surefire icebreaker for your next awkward social interaction. It details the efforts of microbiologists at San Diego State University to gather genetic informat[…]

SELFISH LOVE
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Sociobiologist Dr. Gene Selfish answers your relationship questions. What’s ‘bugging’ you?
Hey Gene –
What I got goin’ on with my SO is perfect – almost. I’m a pretty tolerant guy, but her kid is driving me n[…]

Last week introduced the new ADA on
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Last week introduced the new ADA on Law and Order: SVU (IMDB is no help on character name, and I am not motivated to research any more extensively. The only thing I learned is the actress is less than a month older than I am? NOOOOOO.) I can’t[…]

I nearly exploded with excitement
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I nearly exploded with excitement when I found the debut of Dave Queen in the Village Voice this week! Dave Q. is probably my favorite music writer of all time (based on his ILM posts alone), a frequent correspondent and occasional partner in crime,[…]

Bubba Sparxxx –
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Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance
I liked Bubba’s debut, but I only really loved a few tracks on it, some really interesting hints at something new, some fecund mix where Timbaland’s customary brilliance (which we do take a bit for grante[…]

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Oh No!
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Oh No! According to the man who works at Blackheath station newsagents (upstairs bit), Blackcurrant Airwaves are being phased out! I’ve checked with the Wrigleys UK site, but no news, good or bad. Not much news at all really. I hope it’s […]

“They’re just trying to shock.”
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“They’re just trying to shock.” This seems to be a bogus criticism of art in the first place (can you tell its Turner season again?) – shock is an exciting reaction to have, it leads to thought and discourse more directly than[…]

Waiting For Happiness
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Waiting For Happiness feels to me like the kind of film African directors have to make to get shown in arthouse cinemas in Europe. Whilst the French funding is supposed no strings attached, the truth of the matter is that if the film is not seen in c[…]

Bars we have known
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Bars we have known. (And a moment of synchronicity with Mark’s last post). On Sunday morning, as you do, we wondered whether Wispas were still being made. Yours truly drew the short straw and made the long walk for the Sunday papers, and was al[…]

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