Monthly Archives: July 2009

Bang Goes The Theory

That’s the title of the BBC’s new science show. Tomorrow’s World, it ain’t, but I have to admit to liking it more than I thought I would. It’s clearly aimed at a young audience. not an old fogey like me. … Continue reading

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Beware The Spinal Trap

Simon Singh wrote an article on Chiropractic therapy for the Guardian a couple of months back, with the result that the British Chiropractic Association sued for libel in the British courts. In response, the Sense About Science organisation has started … Continue reading

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Photograph of Jesus

Here’s a terrific little film about the impossible requests that the Hulton Photo Archive receives. Jeroen, this one’s for you…   http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2362113&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill in association with the Getty Images Short & Sweet Film Challenge from … Continue reading

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Cheeta Makes The Booker

A couple of weeks back, I mentioned how much I had enjoyed reading James Lever’s cod autobiography Me Cheeta – supposedly the autobiography of the chimp who starred in the Tarzan films. I’m pleased to see, therefore, that Me Cheeta … Continue reading

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Moving In Mysterious Ways

Last week, I ordered a new monitor from Dell. Yesterday, I received an email from Dell telling me that the monitor had been despatched from the warehouse, and was on its way via UPS. The email also gave a link … Continue reading

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The Game Cookbook

Apparently, the appalling Norman Tebbit has written a cookery book. I don’t think I’ll bother buying it – I don’t wish to put even a few coppers in his purse. I suspect John Crace’s digested read of the contents is … Continue reading

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A New Word

I learnt a new word today: Lithopedion. It’s both horrifying and amazing at the same time.

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