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RIP Octavia Butler
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I was living in upstate New York in 1984, a happily budding nerd for sf among other things. Star Wars had come out when I was six and some years on my tentative explorations into actually reading sf had led to Asimov, Herbert and others. So I joine[…]

The Magic Doogalbout
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food art
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We’ve had a big food science day here at Freaky Trigger, but there’s food art too, you know. The Starchy Gallery specialises in potato art. Worth seeing the last contest winners, at the very least. As the site explains, there is a window […]

Ro-Beer
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Some Dutch have created a machine to pour the perfect pint. All well and good, except it takes the robot 1 minute and 11 seconds to do it – a round of 4 would take almost 5 minutes mechanical service time! So dreams of commercial success may ha[…]

A Hint Of Lilt
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It is National Pub Week!!!
No, I’m not sure what it means either. Maybe I should go to the pub more? Maybe not. Anyway, one of the upshots is that a pub which is pretty good at supplying me with interesting guest ales (The Three Compasses in Ho[…]

Good Night & Fuck Off
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I could talk about all the good things about Good Night & Good Luck, a film which an acquaintance thought was completely worthless because it told her nothing new. And true, it is preaching to the converted, and there are few (certainly almost n[…]

Putting the FA in FiAsco
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The plus point of Wembley not being available for the FA Cup Final is that the FA may not lose quite so much money on the whole project. Of course there is the issue of ticket sales which will yet again be flooding into the now-dated Millennium Stadi[…]

Designed For Confusion
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As befits a program with a ridiculously wide remit as The Culture Show, its quest for best of British design seemingly thrives of category error. How exactly can we compare and contrast Grand Theft Auto with the Mini? Except in as much as it would be[…]

I Read You Coming
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There are two really interesting things about Pavee Lackeen (The Traveller Girl) and neither of them really have that much to do with the director. Well okay, one does, since he chose the theme and actors. It is merely a thought: to what extent is Wi[…]

Worst Bar Staff In London Award Nominees
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Perhaps it is time for a name and shame award. Those lousy restaurants, ones which always seat you by the door, or most persistently underseason your food. In pubs, the most hotly contest category has to be the “worst staff award”. Previo[…]

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