Monthly Archives: July 2011

Book Review: Room, by Emma Donoghue

Room, the seventh book from 40 year-old author Emma Donoghue, is probably the most unique and original novel I have ever read. The book has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious prizes, including the man Booker Prize 2010 and … Continue reading

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Kind of Awesome: This Is How The White House (Rick) Rolls

Yesterday, Brian Deece of the US National Economic Council was taking questions on the White House’s official Twitter profile about the ongoing US budget negotiations. One user commented that the Q+A was less entertaining that another the day before.  Here … Continue reading

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Film Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Following the release of Part One in December, the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, was released a couple of weeks ago. THIS POST WILL CONTAIN BOTH MAJOR AND MINOR SPOILERS FOR BOTH THE … Continue reading

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Kind of Awesome: 288 of Bart Simpson’s Blackboard Lines On An Actual Blackboard

This is pretty cool – courtesy of Paste Magazine, a website I love. The London marketing agency Work Club has a huge blackboard and every six months they get an artist to make use of it. One of the people … Continue reading

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Bad News Weekend

The last two days have been full of bad news. First, and most seriously, the attacks in Norway. I heard about the bombing in Oslo when I got home from work on Friday. At the time the assumption was that … Continue reading

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This Is Why A Bucket List Is A Good Idea

Think you’ve got your whole life ahead of you to do all the things you want to do? Think again. Alex Lewis was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 17 and died at 22. In the time in … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Game Of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin

I’d never heard of George R. R. Martin or his fantasy series ‘A Song Of Fire And Ice’ until I started reading about a new HBO series (showing over here on Sky) called A Game Of Thrones. The book of … Continue reading

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Albufeira Holiday 2011

Albufeira holiday 2011, a set on Flickr. I got back from my holiday in the Algarve today. I wish I’d had my camera with me in Lagos, which is a pretty nice town, but I’d left it behind because we … Continue reading

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The Creeping Spread Of Americanisms

I’m in Portugal at the moment but I wrote this a few days ago and set it to post while I’m away. Clever, right? Thanks, WordPress! The BBC recently posted an article about the increasing use of Americanisms here in … Continue reading

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Kind of Awesome: Dave Grohl Is A Badass

Dave Grohl, frontman of the Foo Fighters, is often called ‘the nicest man in rock’. That said, he evidently does have a tough side, as can be seen from this video. A man in the audience at a Foos show … Continue reading

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