- The Telegraph has had over 1000 entries for its book competition. As they are selecting only the first 50 to post as finalists, I am philosophical as to my chances.
- There is a raging debate at home as to the pronunciation of the word 'Nutella'; pronounced 'nut' or 'noot'. I lead the 'nut'-ists.
- There is a lesser debate on the pronunciation of the word 'shush'; as in 'bush' or 'fuss'. I say both depending on the weather, my mood, whether the moon is waxing and whether I've had a G&T.
- I am now the official Sécretaire of Promo'Arts Association (1901 or whenever it was) so you can expect news of that on a sporadic basis, and if you'd like to join, just let me know.
- I am fed up with The Times updating their debates comments once a day. The Telegraph manages to update their 'Your View' comments much more frequently and I think The Times should pull their finger out...
- I went to see 'Apocalypto' last weekend and thought it amazing; visually stunning with a great storyline and characterisation. The Mayan language just made it all the more credible so massive kudos to Mel Gibson, despite his abhorrent views, for pulling off a masterpiece.
- There's a really funny spoof website for François Hollande which has a mobile phone ringtone of Ségolène Royal from where I would also like to introduce the word 'neuneu' to my blog (Généralement un individu vaguement simiesque, monocouille et hydrocéphale...).
- The Great Barrier Reef off Australia has some corals which are over 1800feet thick and have been aged at 18million years old. I don't understand how this can be if the earth is only 10,000 years old (according to the far more scientifically accurate Creationists *cough*). Never mind, it's all dying anyway from the effects of global warning. If you ever wanted to see it, get there quick before it is all bleached and dead forever.
- There have been local entries for the Washington Post's word competition, including 'Pish'; a species of fish measuring 3.14159265358979 recurring.
- I'm thinking of buying a laptop. To Vista or not to Vista?
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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