Tag Archives: disappointments


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100728/ap_en_ce/eu_france_first_lady_woody_allen “French first lady begins latest Allen flick” France’s first lady, a former supermodel turned songstress, is making her debut as an actress, filming this week in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris. This headline was a lot more interesting when, in my sleep-deprivation, I read it as “French First lady begins latest Alien flick”. Nicolas […]

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http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/081028/tec_microsoft.html?.v=8 Microsoft, quit while you’re ahead, and just sweep Vista under the carpet, instead of writing Apple’s next Mac-vs-PC ad for them with headlines like this: Microsoft says next Windows won’t be as annoying Kajillions of dollars to spend on marketing, and this is what emerges? Remind me again, why would I want to use […]

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BoredStop.com – Worlds Most Beautiful Libraries

http://www.boredstop.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=156 It’s a cruel irony that the single instance of these beautiful libraries I’ve managed to see in person (the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris) was book-free at the time. Damn renovations! I’m disheartened that an equally beautiful Parisien bookroom – the Bibliotheque Mazarine – isn’t pictured. Perhaps the patrons – unlike me – actually noticed […]

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The Plug – The Writings On The Cake

http://theplug.net/30/cakewriting.htm This reminds me of my old University common room, which offered delicious muffins topped with little decorated tags revealing their flavours. Standards were “chocolate chip”, “M&Ms”, and “non-salmonella-causing kiwi/apple”. Sometime in my third year, a mysterious “salmonella-causing kiwi/apple” appeared for a day. As it was exam-time, I didn’t venture to try it. (For all […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081008/ap_en_ot/mccain_foo_fighters_2 The Foo Fighters have asked John McCain to stop using one of their songs in his campaign. While I’m for even the slightest setback to the apPAlLINg Republican campaign, I must roll my eyes a bit at the offense of the lyrics being “perverted”: I’ve long found their lyrics among the least enthralling in […]

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Apple – Trailers – How to Lose Friends and Alienate People – Medium

http://www.apple.com/trailers/mgm/howtolosefriendsandalienatepeople/medium.html Another flat-premised, gross-out humoured American comedy, this one even crappier than Run, Fat Boy, Run. Oh, Simon Pegg, say it ain’t so! Your story arc from witty Britcom darling to American sell-out is summed up in the voiceover: “The story of a man who worked his way to the bottom, and kept on going.”

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joeturnerfrs reviews – StumbleUpon

http://joeturnerfr.stumbleupon.com/review/20005628/ I did a double-take upon visiting JoeTurnerFr’s site: He drew attention to a Kiva participant whose loan agency had been defrauding the company. As it happens, it was the first of my Kiva loans. The loan was repaid while I was in Europe, and I hadn’t had a chance to check the circumstances surrounding […]

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Gorillas Photographed Mating Face-to-Face — A First

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/02/080212-gorilla-sex.html Gorillas discover the missionary position. From the looks of the female in the picture, she’s already lost interest, and is instead fantasising about all the great shoes and lingerie her silverback will buy her…

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Top 10 Craziest Star Wars Tattoos – The Force in the Flesh

http://www.theforceintheflesh.com/topten/ I love neat tattoos, and I lurve all things Star Wars, but I don’t love these Star Wars tats. They’re all crap, really. Who likes Yoda or Jar Jar enough to have them drilled into your flesh? And you’d think the guy with the Wookiee family ink would have suffered enough just watching the […]

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About.com: Need. Know. Accomplish.

http://about.com/ I’ve been trolling About.com’s wealth of small business articles and tips. They’re actually quite helpful, but the helpfulness is undone by About’s reprehensible coding; Clicking on a link takes you to the page you want, but About’s digital meathooks anchor a banner to the top, and the page URL is sheathed in an About […]

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