Monthly Archives: June 2004

Decadence

I just want to record that in Waitrose this afternoon I saw a roll of _embossed_ bog roll: sorry “Bloomsbury & tate luxury bathroom tissue enriched with aloe vera” A snip at £1.89. Continue reading

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the second time as tragedy …

Marx had the order wrong. The first time round it’s funny. Here is Bill O’Reilly, one of the most popular talk show hosts in the Murdoch empire, “on the radio(mp3 link)”:http://mediamatters.org/static/audio/oreilly-20040616.mp3 on Thursday this week. bq.. Because look … when … Continue reading Continue reading

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The OED rewritten in limericks

I stole this from “languagehat.”:http://www.languagehat.com/ It is “the most awe-inspiring project”:http://wordcraft.infopop.cc/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=441607094&f=695108655 I have ever seen on the web. Continue reading

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theory of religion

There are two main theories of religion deriving from modern, computerised science — ie the sort that can only be done with computers in the background, either to model, or to run the equipment. [the influence of programming as an … Continue reading Continue reading

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succulent stuff

I have just been sent the catalogue from Imprint Academic, the tiny company that publishes the “Journal of Consciousness Studies”:http://www.imprint.co.uk/jcs.html and it’s full of good things. Specifically, I want “this”:http://www.imprint.co.uk/books/james.html and “this”:http://www.imprint.co.uk/books/forman.html and “this.”:http://www.imprint.co.uk/books/morality.html They will do to be going … Continue reading Continue reading

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email experiment overload

Earlier this week I decided to give “Opera’s”:http://www.opera.com mail client a proper go because I was sick of the horrible editor in “the Bat,”:http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/ and sick, too, of maintaining a list of about 90 filters for different correspondents which all … Continue reading Continue reading

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I just want to see

Tony Blair watch these pictures, with Cherie beside him: from a report of Seymour Hersh speaking at the University of Chicago: bq. He said that after he broke Abu Ghraib people are coming out of the woodwork to tell him … Continue reading Continue reading

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Angry readers write

As I promised … Continue reading

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They laughed

When I posted a “photograph”:http://www.thewormbook.com/helmintholog/archives/001138.html of trout fishing on the Cam here. So I would just like to say that I took a fourteen-year-old cousin there last night, a child on whom my chest waders came up to the armpits: … Continue reading Continue reading

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Apologies

Some weeks ago I wrote a “wormseye,”:http://www.guardian.co.uk/wormseyeview simultaneously flip and depressed, urging that GW Bush be re-elected this autumn since most Americans still can’t see what was wrong with electing him the first time. They need to learn, and nothing … Continue reading Continue reading

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