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April 27, 2006

Excellent news! TIM McGRAW has a new best of coming out including the fantastic live like you were dying!!! Sadly it doesn't have "drugs or jesus" or "refried dreams" but it does have one called "grown men don't cry" which sounds promising. There's lots of songs to listen to on his website. This almost makes up for my nice new freeview box refusing to work with my telly. All together now, I went skydivin'. I went rocky mountain climbin'. I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu-Manchu...


April 26, 2006

Chemistry Su Doku is now available from the RSC, although its not as exciting as I'd hoped (and I'm easily pleased). There's a couple to try on this link.

"Now chemists can enjoy Su Doku problems which have been specifically designed with them in mind. The task is still to complete every row, column and cube in the 9x9 grid, as in a normal puzzle, but using chemical symbols and elements in place of numbers."


In celebration of International TV Turnoff Week I've just got a freeview thing. E4 here I come!


April 24, 2006

Louis News!!! Theroux promises to raise stakes
Louis Theroux is to make 10 new films for BBC Two over the next three years.


April 20, 2006

Clips of rare animal sounds including otters and woodlarks, this could be very useful for games of animal snap or extended versions of old macdonald.


April 19, 2006

Today's taste sensation: Salt and vinegar crisps (squares but others may be OK) and blueberry yogurt coated raisins. Its a winner!!! (update- I've run out of crisps and the raisins definitely aren't as nice on their own.)

In an unrelated story, you should also be warned, I've now passed my driving theory test


doughnutLooking for an excuse to eat more doughnuts? How about National Doughnut Week? Its 6–13th May 2006. "Independent bakeries will be selling doughnuts in aid of The Children's Trust, to organise a doughnut event and find our more email your details to doughnuts@thechildrenstrust.org.uk."


April 13, 2006

33rd Cambridge Beer Festival Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th May 2006.

"160+ real ales * 60+ foreign beers * ciders & perrys * English wines traditional food, including our famous cheeses." Oh dear


Songs For Sixty Five Roses is a North Carolina cover record for cystic fibrosis or as kids would say sixty five roses.

"Flashes of aural recognition spill constantly from "Songs for Sixty Five Roses" like South of the Border signs in rural South Carolina. And like those billboard reminders of Pedro, these tunes will bring smiles and memories of "where-were-you-then?" moments for many North Carolina music fans."


April 12, 2006

I got to see the Ant and Dec film last night, Alien Autopsy. My favourite moment was the kid at the front of the cinema's cry during the opening credits of "oh no, not Ant and Dec". Not a great choice for him really. I quite liked the film and I would recommend watching it if its on telly one night. Made me smile anyway.

Here's a link on fake claims about the Alien Autopsy. There's also this Newsround Ant and Dec quiz which shamefully I only got 4/5 on. Think I got Ant and Dec's b'days confused.


Read all about how to Pimp Your Snack. With giant versions of bounty bars and jaffa cakes, there was also a giant creme egg which went for £17 on ebay.


April 07, 2006

Ant and Dec are interviewed on the Empire website
and chat about their new film which I hope to see soon. I was looking at the Adam & Joe site and noticed that they had previously suggested the boys would be excellent film stars.


April 06, 2006

The line up for the Cambridge Folk Festival has been posted with who's playing when and what workshops there are. Its all quite expensive though, even with a resident discount.


The lovely Josh Rouse is coming to the U of K to play some gigs, hooray!! The UK Tour Dates are:

Fri 19 May Sheffield City Hall & Memorial Hall
Sat 20 May Manchester University
Mon 22 May Queens Hall Edinburgh
Tue 23 May The Rescue Rooms Nottingham
Thu 25 May Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 27 May Live Theatre Newcastle upon Tyne
Sun 28 May The Zodiac Oxford
Mon 29 May Concorde 2 Brighton
Tue 30 May The Stables Milton Keynes

None of those dates seem especially handy for me, boo!
There are a couple of tracks off the new owlbum subtitulo on the internet and some videos including some of live songs so that could save the price of going to the gig.


A shock report by the University of Newcastle found that co-habiting 'makes women fatter'. "men appeared to prefer a higher fat, higher sugar pattern, whereas females leaned towards healthier food choices."


April 05, 2006

Man held over smashed museum houses The guy who tripped over his shoelaces and broke three 17th century Chinese porcelain is in the news again.

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: "A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with an incident at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge on 25 January."


April 04, 2006

I just went for lunch and round the corner at the corn exchange there was a big queue with police and barriers and everything, I thought they were selling gig tickets for some hot new band, and then I realised it was all wee nervous looking girls. It turns out they're Looking for Lyra for the film of his dark materials. They say you should be between 9 and 13 so maybe I should give it a go as I am very youthful looking.


I knew there was something I meant to do last night...
Gala night for Ant and Dec movie "They spent one and a half hours signing autographs and greeting fans outside the Odeon Leicester Square ahead of the gala screening."


April 03, 2006

Alien AutopsyCheeky, lovable geordies Ant and Dec are in a film! Alien autopsy, based on the people that faked an alien autopsy (I remember I was too scared to watch it).
Empire magazine says 3/5 stars and that its "Often funny and infectiously silly". The BBC website isn't as keen and gives it 2/5 stars. Its doesn't really matter what they say, its out on April 7th and I'll be seeing it anyway. There's also a strange game on the official website but there aren't enough pictures on it.


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Jilly takes her prejudices to a school this time where lots of good looking pupils find they're not such bad kids even though they're poor. Only 1 horse so far but its early days.

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Dude, where's my car - click for foolish empire review Dude, where's my car?
This was in the bargain bin at the local video shop the other day and it reminded me how much I liked it. "SWEET, but what does mine say?" Genius. Well worth a Sunday afternoon viewing.


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