Monthly Archives: March 2011

Film Review: The Adjustment Bureau

Matt Damon’s new film is being billed as a cross between Inception and Bourne. I can see where that comes from – the film plays with our assumptions about the world as Inception does, though not as deeply as that … Continue reading

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Religion And The Census

The British Humanist Association (BHE) has a campaign to get people to accurately record their religious beliefs on Sunday’s census. They argue – and it’s pretty persuasive – that many people record themselves as religious out of habit, or because … Continue reading

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Kind of Awesome: A Brief History Of Title Design

In less than three minutes, this video shows title cards for various films and a couple of TV series (I spotted Six Feet Under) which demonstrates how they’ve evolved and got more adventurous and creative over the years. I would … Continue reading

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The Monstrosity That Is ‘Friday’ by Rebecca Black

I feel sorry for being mean about this song, because this girl is only 13, but this is absolutely one of the worst songs I’ve ever heard. You have to hear it to believe it. Sample lyrics: “Yesterday was Thursday … Continue reading

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BBC News Website Chose My Photograph!

The BBC News website has an ‘In Pictures’ section where they show photographs relating to the news of the day. There is also one section where they pick a theme each week, invite submissions from readers, then pick their favourite … Continue reading

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Best Free Android Apps

I’ve had my Android phone for about six months now so I thought it was high time to list my favourite apps. I’m a cheapskate, so they’re all free. Games Abduction – this game makes fantastic use of the Android’s … Continue reading

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Devastation In Japan

An enormous earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter Scale has struck Japan. It’s one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded, and the strongest to ever hit Japan. The figure I can’t get my head around is that it is … Continue reading

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A Lost Film And A Big Adventure

This is a great story. A guy named Todd Bieber, from New York, found a canister of undeveloped film which had fallen in the snow in a park in Brooklyn. He took it home and developed it with the idea … Continue reading

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Doctors’ Humourous Slang Is Dying Out

According to the BBC and Dr Adam Fox, the funny abbreviations and slang doctors use on their medical notes is dying out. The slang is usually a bit rude or derogatory towards the patient, such as NFN (Normal For Norfolk). … Continue reading

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Les Miserables

For some reason this afternoon, various bits of the score to Les Miserables kept popping into my head, so I thought I would cover it on today’s blog. If you haven’t seen it, do. I already knew the songs when … Continue reading

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