Scarier than Californian Teenage Actors?

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Turns out that Joss Whedon is a goner. That photo certainly looks undead.

the truth is revealed…


Three-quarter pants are the walk shorts of the new millenium!

Farewell, Thunderchild

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Joe has been downloading War of the Worlds, the undying ’70s musical. If that wasn’t bad enough it now comes with original studio cuts and dance track interpretations! (oh! the immartianity!) It doesn’t help that Joe is running through every variation at one go!

Which reminds me, I don’t think I put up a link to the Listener’s review of the ”War of the Worlds” radio play, the Orson Wells original as performed by cast from Start Wreck.

In a recent download of Top Gear that we watched Jeremy Clarkson described a sporty little car as deserving of the nickname ‘ASBO’. I think I have discovered to what he was referring. It’s an abbreviation for Anti-Social Behaviour Order, the latest weapon in the arsenal of petty PC enforcement against British people.

Party like it’s 1979!

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I found this quiz on Taniwha’s Journal. First result: Humanist. Hmm, interesting. So what if I change some of the answers for a given value of true. Some metaphors are valuable in my worldview, so long as they are not treated as literal. Second result: Spiritual.

By now I was curious to meet my alter-ego. I reversed all my answers. Third result: Judeo-Christian.

Anyone familiar with my religious practice will appreciate the irony.

My conclusion: a one-page quiz is insufficient to define into what religion I fit.

On other links, in December Southern Dave posted a link to a denouncement of the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis, ‘the devil’s wisest fool’. He found the funniest page he read on the website was Page 4, which compares Turkish Delight to recreational drugs (who would have known?!). I confess an amusement for Page 7, which takes a popular chapter from Lewis’s works and makes it sound all ‘pervy’.

Please respect the author’s wish that Page 7 should not be read by anyone under 18. I suspect most minors who have better sense.

For the best results I think the underlined passages should be lingered over.