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…A Mythical Land Called Gibraltar
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Blue Sky is a Korean anime film. It is set in a dystopian future where climate changes has wrecked the Earth and everyone lives in an intelligent domed city called Ecobahn. This is quite possibly the technological solution to global warming that Geor[…]

warning: two-dimensional projection of N-dimensional diagram alert
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herewith (courtesy an f.kogan email a few days back) a MAP OF MUSIC, but organised by what criteria? (viz “adam and the ants“)??
i. i declare it scientific bcz ii. i like the way the names kinda dance around
warning: it is addictive pos[…]

Not The Full Pint
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Continuing CAMRA baiting week, I grab a copy of North London CAMRA’s monthly free sheet The Full Pint last night. Full of wonderful revelations, including the article about which postcodes are in North London Branch’s remit. Fascinating. […]

Summer Holiday Weather
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The rain over the last few days nagged at me. Not really annoying the rain, I thought, but odd timing. Why was the onset of rain int he last week of July bugging me. And then I remembered. The kids summer holidays have just started. Hence it starts r[…]

Houston: We Have A Problem
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I like John Sayles a lot. Lone Star is one of my favourite films. Unfortunately his new one, Silver City, is not. Which is a great pity because it shares a lot of similarities with Lone Star, and has some terrific turns from Chris Cooper and Maria Be[…]

Cruise Control : PLEASE
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Why is War Of The Worlds (the book) any good. Tom points out the catastrophist nature of it here, and it is this which has been regularly cited. The Orson Welles radio drama is never lauded for its exciting plot developments or ending, but more for t[…]

Expectations: John Wyndham
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(I had the idea a while ago of using blogs to talk about my expectations of something before I read/heard/etceteraed it. This would, I thought, be an interesting reference point once I had, uh, consummated my whatevers with it. It might also be awful[…]

Sometimes entries just write themselves…
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Despite my love of all things ale-y I have never made it to the Great British Beer Festival, mainly out of laziness rather than solely due to my disdain for CAMRA. Clearly Thursday is out of the question though, “just a bit of fun” or no[…]

The Descent Of Woman
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A few things to say about The Descent, the mostly terrific Brit horror film by Neil Marshall.
a) He knows what he thinks is scary and he sticks to it. Mainly he thinks quickly stabbing people in the eye is scary. He is of course right.
b) Initially i[…]

Liz Daplyn
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Liz D, a good friend of many of us, and a regular contributor to Freaky Trigger, was killed in the bombings in London on July 7th.
This is a compilation of links to Liz’ posts for us about food. I was planning to put together some of my favouri[…]

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