Monthly Archives: September 2008

#18 – Cidade de Deus

City of God is the first foreign-language film we’ve attempted so far, and unusually for me a subtitled film that can keep my attention all the way to the end. 8/250

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Bye bye silly bars

The last set of Bell Lap bars have been removed, all my drop-bar equipped bikes now have “normal” bars fitted.

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Levelling the Royal Albert Hall

As part of their 20th anniversary the Levellers played a mostly acoustic set at the Royal Albert Hall. The venue is certainly impressive, and not somewhere you’d expect the Levellers to play. After a quick pint in an nearby Imperial … Continue reading

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The perils of shopping with other people

Dan led me astray whilst shopping in Harrow today. I came out of Waterstones with 7 books costing £62 or so, then ended up spending another £23 on 6 DVDs in HMV. I managed to resist temptation in the comic … Continue reading

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Top-flight BMX racing

This is how it should be done.

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Third time lucky

At the third attempt we made it down to Dunkeswell airfield for Father’s 60th birthday present, a flight in a de Havilland Tiger Moth. The first flight was cancelled when we got there due to bad weather, the second was … Continue reading

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Life behind bars

It’s time for yet another attempt at resurrecting the cross bike. I sort of fell out of love with it, and stopped riding it a year or two back, after deciding it was too short for me. However if I’m … Continue reading

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First class to Totnes

Today was the District Scout outing to Woodlands Park in Devon (I’d link to their website if it wasn’t so obnoxious). First Group laid on a private train to Totnes for us, then coaches to the park, and the same … Continue reading

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Facebook like a Pirate

You can also set Facebook to use “English (Pirate)” as a base language today.

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Google like a Pirate

In honour of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, you can now Google Like a Pirate. Google in one more language

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