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Our Year Of Agatha Christie Covers: 3: Towards Zero
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Now here is a jacket to bring back memories. Photo-art covers on Pan books. I know little, as usual, about Towards Zero, except it has a very sci-fi name for a Christie. What does this cover tell me about the book. Next to nothing, except there may b[…]

Freaky Trigger and the Lollards of Pop – Series 2, Week 17
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The whys and wherefores of cheating with Eli, Tim, Mark and Katie.
Stalking Girls Aloud. Medieval Courtneycourtly love. Pulling swords out of stones as basis for political legitimacy. The wrong Supermayer. Morality as coolness – a Woman’s[…]

The Joy Of Tunnocks ♥
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The Tunnocks tea-room bakery display features cyclists, and best of all, tea-cake owls! Via Anne at I Like!
Nice to see them still pushing the Dark Chocolate flavours, although I think I’m still yet to see a dark chocolate teacake in this &#82[…]

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Lykke Li – “Dance Dance Dance”
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“blog-friendly singer from Sweden”[…]

Europop 2008: Group A – Turkey 1 Portugal 2
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The second group A match, between a confident Turkish side and the rudderless Portugese. Can Portugal get it together on the field? Listen for yourself to the MP3s, then look below the cut for managerial comment, analysis and voting details.

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CAN HAS CEILING CAT OF PWN! but no delicious link, SILY CEILING CAT![…]

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Merle Haggard – “Loneliness Is Eating Me Alive”
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Elegant country woefulness.[…]

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Hurry up Harriet!
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A friend who was attending london drinker last night pointed me to this new ale. She was as gobsmacked about this as I was. It’s very difficult to think of what else to say really, a lot of my female friends enjoy their ale already, and those[…]

Tetheradick, Metheradick, Bumfit
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This is something I wanted to talk about on last night’s Lollards but didn’t get around to, to do with lost languages of the UK. ‘Yan Tan Tethera’ were counting rhymes used by shepherds in the North West of England, and South […]

Europop 2008: Group A – Switzerland 3 Czech Republic 1
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The international festival of pop is AT LAST upon us! Europop 2008 opens with Switzerland vs Czech Republic, both teams stripped for action. Here’s the podcast for you to hear the tracks – you’ll find managerial analysis, comment[…]

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