Bifurcated Rivets
Eclectica for epopts

Volume 65

21 Aug 2005

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Sgt Pepper Skewered (The book sounds good too - I must try and track it down)

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Hmmmm - a tad geeky

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Why? (terrible design too)

20 Aug 2005

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This is the weblog of the person who designed the buildings two posts ago.

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If you happened to be looking at the live webcam from the Baltic this afternoon you might have seen being part of the exhibit. The Quayside was buzzing and the atmosphere was great - I tried out the new bus service from the top of the town to the Quays and it's really good.

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I can't make up my mind whether this is really good or entirely bogus and pretentious.

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"Nearly as small as nothing" : a Flann O'Brien line from The Third Policeman which would make an excellent name for a weblog methinks.

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Doyle Lawson (To whom I am currently listening)

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Excellent piece on cigarettes and their image (which references Klein's Cigarettes are sublime ukuk which you should read if you haven't already done so as it is excellent)

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Fetus soap on a rope "It's like the son you never had" Plumbing the depths of bad taste with this.

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Model v Photographer (Male and female nudity alert!)

19 Aug 2005

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Explain to me again why CD writers don't just have a gig of RAM in there to which you just download the desired contents and then say "go". Does anyone sell one like that?

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Listening to Röyksopp's The Understanding - good stuff.

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RIP Mo Mowlam

18 Aug 2005

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Why would anyone need a seminar on how to start bl*gging?

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Sounds like Techno (Invented in Detroit? Techno? Come off it!)

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Kokane (not the same as the other earlier one, though by the same person)

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Flow (via New Links) Good Huggebrugge stuff!

17 Aug 2005

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RIP Vassar Clements - a great, great loss

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Stuff on my cat - my cat would never stand for it (well, lie down for it, since all he does is sleep)

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What a cluttered site!! Some good tunes though. I haven't been to Ullapool for many many years.

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Don't normally link to the Onion, but this is good

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I made a new Firefox profile and bloglines is working again.

16 Aug 2005

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I ran Monolingual on the iBook and got back nearly 2Gb of disc space.

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Urk

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Myprogs - good idea

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I can still see no reason why Firefox won't show me my bloglines listings - 1.0.6 on the Mac works fine. Grrrrrr..

15 Aug 2005

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One for Ole (not)

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Lung - the other brown meat (for some reason this made me laugh so much that I could hardly breathe or see - you know how somethings just grab your brain)

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Just got Fresh Fruits  UK  USA (which along with Fruits  UK and Tokyo : A Certain Style  UK  USA ) is definitely a must have. What does puzzle me about it is that though the foreground people are dressed, shall we say, radically, almost nobody in any of the backgrounds is dressed anything other than normally. Odd.

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Milestone Mailorder - may satisfy your need to buy obscure recordings.....

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Damn it, Firefox on XP has stopped displaying my bloflines subscriptions - IE works fine, Firefox on the Mac works, Opera works. Just not Firefox 1.06 under XP (and yes, greasemonkey *is* turned off)

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7 Mistakes for your First Week Blogging (The eighth mistake is using the hideous non-word bl*g when you mean either weblog or journal!!!)

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Strange Things You Likely Didn't Know (and many of them bogus I'll be bound)

14 Aug 2005

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Serious rain (for this part of the world)

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Useless Skills - excellent stuff here

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Ebert review (You have to read it right through)

13 Aug 2005

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Psychic investigation of the Holloway/Aruba case (which I may say I had not heard of before)

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Everyone is linking to this so I will too

12 Aug 2005

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Body Bouncer (NSFW - especially not the animated demonstration of the device)

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Jesus puppet (phrase that how you will - I must admit that I emphasised the first word)

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Dooku - click the little white rectangle several times. I assume this is S**r W*rs related in some way. How far fetched is the idea that someone would ride around on a gadget like that without protective clothing? Imaging all the crap that would embed itself in your face.

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You Saint - I think you should all club together and make me the saint of Bifurcated Rivets

11 Aug 2005

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Nice photo and obit for Joe Scurfield in the Guardian today.

10 Aug 2005

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Reaction Effect (my max is 2146)

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Hmmm - some stuff in here I agree with, but some nonsense too. Also why does the site that describes itself as "the definitive authority on web publishing and print" insist on using "Click Here" links? How pompous is that "definitive authority"? (and bogus)

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Ole went to Bhutan

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MMW

9 Aug 2005

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Read Regular (Does it help any of you who are dyslexic???)

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Make your mark on the rivet reader map (thanks ILuvNUFC)

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A small test

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John asked where I was : same place as usual! (It rained quite a lot this year)

8 Aug 2005

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Mmmmm, pork brains (What kind of animal is a "pork" anyway?)

7 Aug 2005

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We bought a limited edition print of this Terry O'Neill photo when we were away (made by his printer Robin Bell and signed by him). It is amazing.

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Maybe I'll just stay away and let you lot get on with it in the comments section. Or I'll start posting the links in comments or something.

20 Jul 2005

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The platonic solid of quietude will be hovering over this place for a couple of weeks, so play nicely while I am gone.

19 Jul 2005

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Flamenco Search (Nothing to do with music or Spaniards)

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Ha!

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Looking at the entries recently I think I shall write a program that randomly grabs a link and tags it with either Hmmm, Odd, Excellent or Good Grief, and then intersperses those with random musings about nothing at all. Like this one. Which might have been generated by a program. For all you know. And for the record I like artichokes, chillies, olives and mushrooms on my pizza. And please note that my ban on all things meat and fish is a default and personal : you want to eat dead stuff on a pizza then fine. The ban on pineapple and smoked cheese (and possibly peanuts) is however binding on everyone, and those who break will be doomed for ever to reading live journal pages written by goths who like Hello Kitty.

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Odd

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<3Pizza - Pizza - Pizza - Pizza3>

18 Jul 2005

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The Session has failed me! It doesn't have the dots for Iggy and Squiggy.

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Reading Lynn's comments in the Pizza thread, let me add Peanuts to my list of banned toppings (and of course all varieties of meat and fish are banned by default). I am not a fan of the peanut, though I appreciate that it is a food embedded deep into westpondic culture and so might well go down well there. I am not at allsure either about eggs - I once had a pizza that had had an egg cracked onto it before being placed in the oven. It was odd, and may be someone's regional speciality as the place was certainly run by Italians - it may even have been in Italy, though I think that it was probably Germany.

17 Jul 2005

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My daughter walked into (literally) The Game (well known rapper for those who don't know) on a P&O ferry across the channel yesterday. I don't see P&O ferries as being very gangsta.

16 Jul 2005

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Hmm, I think I have promoted smoked cheese to join pineapple in the "things that should not appear on pizzas" club.

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Had a quick flick through the new Harry Potter. Lord, it's a load of badly written drivel!

15 Jul 2005

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I finally managed to do all the levels in this one from the other day - 11 was the hardest I found.

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Interesting theory - sounds very likely in fact

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Grrr, Windows! I put a Firewire card into my XP box and I cannot get iTunes to work properly with the iPod and a Firewire disc connected at the same time. (This is apart from the fact that WIndows fails to see the devices for ages and ages when you connec them too)

14 Jul 2005

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Church of Ed Wood (I find I did this one before in Volume 56)

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Good grief - looks like page design by the Colonel too.

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Agentland - odd

13 Jul 2005

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I notice that they have closed the Starbucks in Eldon Square in Newcastle. Is this a backlash in progress perhaps, or it may just have something to do with the redevelopment that is about to take place I suppose.

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Let them go - at least people will know where they are!

12 Jul 2005

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Lots of links to this page all over the net today. WOrds really do fail me in this case.

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I have a huge pile of links that people have sent me that I haven't had a chance to get through yet so please don't think I'm ignoring you (well, except Mark of course :-) )

11 Jul 2005

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Unskilled and unaware "In 1995, McArthur Wheeler walked into two Pittsburgh banks and robbed them in broad daylight, with no visible attempt at disguise. He was arrested later that night, less than an hour after videotapes of him taken from surveillance cameras were broadcast on the 11 o'clock news. When police later showed him the surveillance tapes, Mr. Wheeler stared in incredulity. "But I wore the juice," he mumbled. Apparently, Mr. Wheeler was under the impression that rubbing one's face with lemon juice rendered it invisible to videotape cameras"

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MSG

10 Jul 2005

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iPod Flea advert is linked by everyone but it is good.

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Poe

9 Jul 2005

8 Jul 2005

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Destroy celebrity crap (You have to have heard Mylo's Destroy rock and roll of course)

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I just saw a quote from someone from the "Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science" which I assume is not as bogus as the name sounds. After all these years I am still not clear who Jill Dando was.

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I see that baseball and softball have been axed form the 2012 olympics. Good call I think. Only 26 more to go and we can get rid of the whole fiasco.

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Ugh, I just saw "freepost" used as a noun to identify a postcard that you don't have to put a stamp on.

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More Cowbell - I'd never seen this before

7 Jul 2005

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Blair was exceptionally creepy today, all weird pauses and concerned eyes. Ken Livingstone's speech on the other hand was excellent, fluent and genuinely felt.

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How to be EMO (long)

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Which country are you? (I'm Ireland)

6 Jul 2005

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Good to see the EU kicked out software patents again, though they will return in another form as the undead always do. Bad to see that London got the Olympics : we'll be paying for it in taxes for the next 100 years and it will benefit nobody except the construction industry. It's a curse and we should have let the French have it.

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The iTunes store counter is implemented Ajax-style and turns over at a remarkable rate.

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Great noisy techno with fabby titles too.