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Thursday, August 28th, 2003

I’ve really missed catching up on everyone’s news but things should get a little easier on the work front soon.

So before I go have a wander over for a visit, here are some linky dinks.

The UK Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has apparently said “It’s fashionable to knock the number of repeats on television and blame the laziness of the broadcasters. But I believe there’s a real public service in keeping these memories alive.” She was talking about “the classics” but it got me thinking about the programmes I’d like to see repeated. First thoughts are Nice Town with Paul McGann and Josette Simon (did anyone watch this apart from me?); Marion and Geoff (one of the best things on tv in the past twenty years) and Belle and Sebastian (loved this as a child). Oh and Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues. Especially the one with Thora Hird. So what would you like to see repeated?

I also heard about a play shown about 15 years ago where Timothy Spall plays Margaret Rutherford. That would be a good repeat, no? And how could I forget NYPD Blue? My first job as world leader would be to show daily repeats…

Of course if I were world leader I would need perfect hair so I’d have to find a minion to do the measuring and timing involved since Ananova reports that “Experts have devised a formula for what they believe is the perfect hair wash”:
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Popping in to say a quick howdy doo da

Wednesday, August 20th, 2003

It’s all been a bit frantic here, too few hours in the day to cope with all the deadlines. A real stress fest. I’ve barely had time to read blogs, let alone find any new ones so this will be a linkally challenged post I’m afraid. That’s not a real word, is it? Any suggestions?

We didn’t make the Wag & Bone show – I was already worried about going there on such a hot day but in the end it was decided for us as a certain furry monster decided to come into season the day before. There is no way I would take a bitch in heat to a venue teeming with hundreds of male dogs all trying to have their evil way with her.
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Canine flavour

Thursday, August 14th, 2003

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As we limber up to sweep the boards at the annual Wag and Bone Show*, a few doggie links to get us in the mood.

First up is the Dog Dictionary, then there’s blogdogs (check the road signs section). Going on holiday and want to embarrass the pooch? And how about analyzing your pet’s name.

* this might be an outright lie. Ed.

Ben Hammersley’s best post ever

Tuesday, August 12th, 2003

Have lots of links to catch up on but it’s late, it’s hot and I’m off to bed. Just one for all you dog/music/technology fans out there: Ben Hammersley’s best post ever.

New toy, new toy!

Monday, August 11th, 2003

Lovely Graeme has found a fantastic site for the creatively challenged amongst us – Caption Thing.

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It’s worth sitting in a puddle of sweat for this, eh?

Why Girls Are Wierd

Monday, August 11th, 2003

Over a week later and I still haven’t ordered Why Girls are Wierd but reading Bookworm reminded me – I’ve read the excerpts and the author has a website, pamie.com. Be sure to click on “the lotion and the basket”. Now that’s what I call an imagination…

Doonesbury on blogging

Monday, August 11th, 2003

This one’s for Manly: Doonesbury on blogging.

Thanks to nowhere for the link.

Why Girls Are Wierd

Sunday, August 10th, 2003

Over a week later and I still haven’t ordered Why Girls are Wierd but reading Bookworm reminded me – I’ve read the excerpts and the author has a website, pamie.com. Be sure to click on “the lotion and the basket”. Now that’s what I call an imagination…

The Karma of Canine

Sunday, August 10th, 2003

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If you do nothing else this week, please go and listen to the short story “The Karma of Canine”, by Patricia Ferguson.
“A father discovers that man’s best friend doesn’t always obey the laws of physics.”

It’ll be on the BBC website until Friday, 15 August. And now I’m going to go find another box of tissues…

Permalinks

Friday, August 8th, 2003

Well done Blogger. A new, much faster Knowledge Base has appeared, making it much easier to search for information. I’ve just been looking at the page on permalinks and there’s even a link to Tom Coates’ excellent post on the history of permalinks.

So let’s try publishing and see if it now works…

Nope, not working. But I keep getting an error message (like most bloggers at the moment) so I’ll come back and try tomorrow.

UPDATE: No more Blogger problems!!

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