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Catalonia calls ... back on board this time next week.
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Looking for that elusive "entry level position" (sorry, couldn't resist) into the world of adult entertainment? Well, look no further. Love the name of the production company.
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The best music video out there at the moment? Supermen Lovers' Starlight (en français). No two ways about it!
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Mrs Mo (aka the lovely Katie) now has a little corner of the web to call her very own: check out katienorton.com for some brilliant landscape shots ... this girl's going places I tells ya.
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ickle.org: Frosty's building blocks.
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The stuff wonderful long weekends are made of: watching Andy mixing away valiantly at his decks, crowd surfing to Paul Oakenfold with Mo and Katie, shimmery trousers, mooching around on a too-hot-to-breathe afternoon, repetitive death by mutant gaming monsters, late night calls to New Zealand, watching the weather collapse, hot and spicy chicken, too much vodka, late-night dance vid analysis, sleeping-in for hours and waking up happy, watching the weather self-correct, katsu bento boxes, futuristic bar-hopping and gratuitous celebrity-spotting.
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Maybe I should be doing some form of productive work today? Nah, can't be arsed.
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Bidet wishes head on out to petite blogster Robyn on the occasion of her mid-twenty-something (5? 6?) birthday: get down witcha funky bad self ("I stay at yo how?").
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ickle.org: He got stuck in a moment ...
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If you've got a fast connection, watch the latest trailer to The Lord Of The Rings: I think this will be the movie of the year, no question.
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A lovely dinner last night with Jen and her mate David (I'm starting to realise why I get called Davo - to avoid confusion between all the other Davids everyone else seems to know!) at Satsuma on Wardour Street. I love this place - fantastic sushi and gyoza and a spicy yaki soba for my main. It's bargain priced too which is always a Good Thing!
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This "NASA fakes moon landing" thang is strange to say the least - who would've thought it'd take off? (Tom chronicles). It's now been moved over to Tripod so I don't have to fork out a huge bill at the end of the month. To those who've found this page from that one, the "moon rats" (as they've been coined) are in fact The Clangers - one of the pantheon of bizarre British children's shows from the late twentieth century.
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Ralph may have ruffled a few feathers on his recent visit to London but the man sure knows how to draw a good cartoon: "Girl" and "Mr Sun".
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Home in nine months time: I that city (even if it is built on the multiple fault lines).
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ickle.org: She's a larra larfs.
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Hmmm. It seems that someone upstairs at Ignite forgot to write anything in the site information page before they uploaded it. Fools. Instead, we have a lovely sketch by which you can divine all the information you need. Something about coming in, bouncing around for a while, finally finding what you're looking for (in a radiant light) and then leaving, slightly lonely. The next step? Quicktime movies expressing the inner website essence through the medium of interpretive dance.
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U2 put in an excellent performance last night at Earl's Court ... Bono's father had died earlier in the day, so it was a fairly raw, emotionally-charged gig. I was so stoked that I'd finally gotten a chance to see them! (last tour = a no go in NZ; the two before that = working part-time in music stores meant we were left to hold the fort while the full-time staff swanned off). "Until The End Of The World" was great (my favourite song) as were the rest of the Achtung Baby tracks (my favourite album). Special effects mentions: the pulsating wall during "The Fly" and an amazing constellation projection around the walls. All in all, a fantastic night out (and a nice farewell for Byron from London).
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In what can only be described as the most bizarre musical fusion ever, Anne Robinson's Weakest Link catchphrases are laid over a drum n' bass beat. Add it to your wishlist today or face her wrath.
[heads-up via Simon]
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Scally and I stumbled across a couple of les pissoirs on our walk through through the West End on Friday night: what a strange site to behold. It was reminiscent of the monolith's appearance in the "Dawn of Man" sequence from 2001: A Space Odyssey ... one sat on the corner of Wardour and Old Compton Streets (outside the pub formerly known as the Rat & Parrot) and the pointing, staring and tentative approaches were akin to A. afarensis at his finest. Most odd.
[2º via not.so.soft]
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ickle.org: Sprinkle liberally for unnecessary effect.
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Caroline caught me short this morning: <knock knock knock> "Erm, I'm just out of the shower ... hang on a minute!". Not a pleasant thought to launch into the mind of your guest at such an early hour, but a nice English cuppa hopefully cleared that away.
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ickle.org: Plastic 'tude.
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The boy genius does it again ... well done Simon!
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The funniest thing to end up in my in-box for a long time: NASA Fakes Moon Landing!
17.8.01


I think this guy chose the wrong career: perhaps something in hospitality would have been better?
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Redesigning fever strikes once more: This time, for your delectation and admiration, we have Blogadoon and Minor 9th. Subtle spins on familiar looks. Nice one chaps!
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We New Zealanders tend to cook up the odd hairbrained scheme from time to time, and this one's a beauty. Apparently there's a bit of an electricity crisis looming due to low rainfall over the winter (most of the mother country's power is generated hydroelectrically). So how do you achieve energy savings easily? Manipulate time of course.
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ickle.org: Mollusc mortuary.
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Virtual Anne Robinson unveiled: That's right kids, you too will soon be playing with the computer-rendered quizmistress from Hades, as she spurts out over 100,000 questions for your brain-tingling pleasure. Funnily enough, I thought her first foray into gaming would be some sort of dress-up program for the little children (Anne's Fashion Studio™) or an all-out blood-n'-guts frag fest (Duke NukeAnne™). There's plenty of time left for that though.
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Success on the salmon front! The great dishwasher poaching experiment of 2001 worked a treat and produced a tasty result. And where should the details of such a stroke of culinary blind luck reside? At dinnerblog of course (behold the resurrection).
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The Halfbakery kids discuss Barbie's Cousin Carolyn. I really like this site and linked to it yonks ago but the current Metafilter holiday holding page reminded me of it. Maybe I should implement some sort of "Hall of Fame" system for online guff of a non-weblog nature which I regularly enjoy ...
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ickle.org: Twiggy twiggy.
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From the CIA's World Factbook 2000: I am a gateway country for Latin American cocaine entering the European market, a producer and major consumer of synthetic drugs and synthetic precursor chemicals, a major consumer of Southwest Asian heroin and money-laundering centre. Who am I?
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Once you're back on the bandwagon, it's like you never left ... prepare yourself mortal to destroy Anne Robinson with a nail-tipped 2x4 in a bout of unfettered Whack-A-Mole style action. Goodbye!
[heads-up via Vaughan]
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Many thanks to Paul who is currently plying me with cheesy Japanese pop chowns for a compilation of same I'm attempting to scrape together. Any must haves of the genre? Let me know.
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"The Brazilian Wax isn't just for Brazilian girls anymore!" Well, that may be so but I'm quite sure it's not for me. I'll thank you to keep your landing strips, your tarmacs, your runways and your taxiing lanes well under sufficient layers of cotton if you please. And out of my cracked wheat too.
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ickle.org: Not to be used for attaching posters to walls.
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No Meg ...

Love is a stranger in an open car
To tempt you in and drive you far away
... don't you think?
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Parents: don't let your children become too attached to the e-conomy ...

Joanne Taylor said the auction was a sad event for her family. She spent $3,750 for a freezer designed as a Webvan truck as a birthday gift for her 2-year-old son, who became enamored with helping the company's drivers unload the family's groceries.

"He still asks when is Webvan coming?" said Taylor, who shopped with the company twice weekly. "He doesn't understand they're not coming back."

Poor little tyke!
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Stuart from Big Brother's CV. Or you can win a place at his summer party (calls cost 25p per minute). Or you can bash him repeatedly about the ears with a lit chainsaw.
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Ha-hah! Just when you least expected it, a Weakest Link post! It appears that assorted reality TV dullards from Big Brother, Survivor and Castaway will be exposed to the caustic invective of the nation's favourite ginger. Finally, their uppance shall come.
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One hundred and seventy-two episodes later, Star Trek: Voyager comes to a close. Tom and Ralph came over to watch the tape of "Endgame" I'd acquired earlier in the day and all were happy (I think) with the final outcome. Voyager holds a lot of fond memories for me (for various reasons) and it was great to finally see how their journey ended: the bitter and cynical Admiral Janeway meeting her idealistic younger self, burgeoning romances, birthing babies, promotions, time travel, the Borg (including the deliciously lascivious Queen) and finally the looks of stunned disbelief on their faces when the crew realises they've made it home. Priceless.
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Minister demands national register of satirists.
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ickle.org: Pope's pad.
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Well, it looks as though my assumptions about the Leader of the Free World's intellect were unfounded: reader Rebecca informs me that the Lovenstein Institute is a hoax and that no study on presidential IQs exists. It has however accounted for a massive surge in traffic around these parts. Welcome hoaxers and hoaxees!
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Okay, so if you don't want to mummify your chicken, you can always have it straddle a beer can.
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Now, I know fostering in children an interest in science is a good thing but you really should think twice before you teach your kids how to mummify a chicken. Grandad will be next on their list, mark my words.
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Attack of the Clones? Oh dear. Other films using "Attack" as the commencing word of their title: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Attack of the Beast Creatures, and Attack of the Giant Mousaka.
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Observations from the weekend:

Friday: I remain pleased that I can have a great time whilst out clubbing without resorting to illicit substances. Bouncy music and fun people are all that's required. Oh and a wee bit of alcohol. And some cigarettes.

Saturday: Twenty-five New Zealanders won't allow a London summer downpour to prevent them from having a barbeque. No way. All that's needed is a spare tarpaulin, some umbrellas and a washing line (number 8 fencing wire optional).

Sunday: The view from Richmond Hill is spectacular - it's hard to believe you're in London at all, let alone on the highest point in the landscape for as far as the eye can see.

And that, as they say, is that.
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ickle.org: Leaping lungs.
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Word for the day: Vexillology (the study of flags).
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Japanese Cheese is now ready for scoring at threadless.com, so if you like it ... tell them! (rego required, alas).
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An evening out in Soho last night with Simon, Liz and Ralph - getting into their London groove well and truly I think! (although the confusing English and New Zealand rabble can't have helped matters much).
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ickle.org: One man's trash ...
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Vodafone prove they're down with the 133t h4x0r crowd with a new site: vod4fon3.com. Reaching ... for ... bucket ...
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It looks as though the Lovenstein Institute people got it wrong about Geedubya: Bush finds error in Fermilab calculations.
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ickle.org: Magic medicine.
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So, the dilemma goes like this. You go into labour while doing the grocery shopping and end up giving birth a short time later. So what do you call your kid?:

"The couple are so grateful for the help they got from staff, their baby's middle name will be Sainsbury. However, they still cannot agree on whether his first name should be Hinock or Nathaniel."
My friends Meg Waitrose Pickard, Luke Tesco Martin and Tom Safeway Coates couldn't be reached for comment.
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Scorpion Queen sets record: There are very few creatures I loathe on God's green Earth but scorpions are one of them. The thought of spending thirty days in a glass tank with up to 2700 of them was enough to set my hair on end. She befriended one and called him "Bob" apparently. I wonder if that's the one crawling over her mouth? (I'm sorry but that's fucking creepy, right?!).
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