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Subject:Old man
Time:01:26 pm
I played bowls for the first-time yesterday. It was a lot of fun, and not nearly as difficult as I expected. I suspect I will play again in the future. Also, my right buttock aches.

So, where do I apply for my bus-pass?
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Subject:AHW, RIP
Time:10:19 pm
Bugger.
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Time:05:27 pm
To the Victoria Pendleton fans on my flist, I heartily recommend this article. Pay particular attention to the slide show link.
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Subject:Train of thought
Time:08:22 pm
I downloaded a South Bank Show about Victoria Wood from uknova. Geoffrey Durham cropped up (the SBS was from 1996, before they split up), so I toodled over to his Wikipedia page for a quick refresher course on the Great Soprendo, as was. After having my thirst for information about said portly prestidigitator (available for parties, functions, and after-dinner speaking) sated, I followed the link to the Magic Circle page, from which I found out that not only was David Devant a famous magician, but that David Devant and His Spirit Wife were named after him and didn't, in actual fact, feature any members named David Devant. I'm glad I don't know anyone who knows the first thing about the band, otherwise I could have made a serious faux-pas on the scale of "I say, that Echo fellow has a cracking voice, although he needs his hair cut badly".

When I lived in Brussels, circa 1998, I only had about 10 CDs with me, having traveled light, and DD&HSW's Work, Lovelife, Miscellaneous was one of them. It did heavy rotation for a couple of months, but I don't think I've played it once since I moved back to the UK in 2000. Inspired, I just put it on. It's great, it really is. I love the internet.

(I have a similar story with a similar UKNova -> Wikipedia chain from a few days ago, but that finished with the laughably inept MC Tunes, the world's worst rapper, so the least said, soonest mended on that)
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Subject:Gee-gees
Time:05:15 pm
I certainly had my money's worth in this year's Grand National. My 100-1 outsider led for most of the first circuit, with about 6 fences to go my other three picks were 2, 3, and 4, and coming to the Elbow, I had first and second, before Slim Pickings tired into third. Still, £50 profit!
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Subject:Too large for the shelf
Time:03:41 pm
Occasionally, I'll be reading a Wikipedia page and read something that just has to be a very subtle vandalisation, but turns out on further research to be actually true. Today, I found another one.

Ladies and gentlemen, My Grandfather's Clock performed by Boyz II Men

(And yes, according to this
it really is that one)
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Subject:Digital cameras
Time:10:12 pm
I'd search for the other times this has been asked on my flist, but the models have probably already changed, so . . .

Can anyone recommend a good digital camera in the £100-£150 range? Simple to use, standard media, good photo quality? It's for my parents, not me, so the more point-and-shoot it is, the better, as long as the default quality is good.
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Subject:Young@Heart
Time:11:20 am
Many thanks to oldbloke and k425 for the recommendation of Young@Heart. I downloaded it off uknova, and it was the best tv programme I've seen in . . . well, ever, possibly.
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Subject:Following on
Time:05:32 am
A reader comment on the BBC's website claims that the Aussie players are on a share of the gate receipts, which is why they decided not to enforce the follow-on. Amusing, if true.

The players also have a share of the gate receipts in baseball's World Series. The authorities realised early on what a dubious motivation that could be, though, and stipulated that the players only get a share of the first four games of the best-of-seven series.
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Subject:Wot I Ate meme.
Time:05:05 pm
Memetastic. I'm kind of missing the point with this entry, though, because I've been eating properly for four or five weeks now, and I've been recording everything I've eaten in FitDay anyway. Still, yesterday, I ate:

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