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Beans on toast best brain food for breakfast, possibly easier to get hold of than US Army brand neurotransmitters that can help people stay up for 90 hours straight.

Penn Jillett names daughter Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette. "We chose her middle name because when she's pulled over for speeding she can say, `But officer, we're on the same side,'" Jillette explained. "'My middle name is CrimeFighter.'" Damm that's cool.

Texone.org:Tree, type in your website url and watch a forest bloom.
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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra 25th June

Anyone fancy going to The Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra concert on the 25th of June? I just spotted some posters for it on my way in to work.

I only know them from the soundtrack they did for Incrible Crisis on the PS2 which I remember playing with lord_blipvert back during his exile in the deep south. At the time we both thought, "this game is really quite odd, but what a cool soundtrack". Hmmmm I'm going to a gig because I heard them on a game soundtrack, does this make me teh g33k50r?
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Dr Baltar has a pair of underpants on his head

Over half way now into BSG series 1, I think it's the seveth episode, where Baltar finds God, that it really kicks it up a notch. I love the fact that in his head he's still the smart suited man about town and in reality he's this wild looking unwashed guy who talks to himself. Oh and can I just give it up for Edward James Olmos, he was pretty cool on the West Wing but damm he just smoulders doesn't he?

And you know for all they push number 6 as OMG sexy lady, I look forward to the day when Boomer kicks the shit out of her, she really is too smug to live. I've been slightly spoiled to the significance of what the Presidents seeing, but that just intrigues me more. Wonder what I'm up to on the bank holiday :).

Haven't seen Star Wars yet, might download it because Lucas isn't getting any of my money just so I can sit in cinema and be pissed off. Are there any good films out there on the horizon? This could be cool, an Australia Zombie Flick and I'm still waiting for Serenity, damm it.
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Meme Lateness

I've finally got round to answering people in that last meme post here, but here's a round up of some questions I was asked.

What shampoo do you use?
Panten - ProV, The Purple colured one. It's a pity they never teach boys about hair, for a while there I wasn't using conditioner and then I was putting it on first for reasons that will not probably become clear again.

How anyone can be so Jewish and yet not be Jewish?
I must be channelling some kind of collective unconcious, I expect Mossad will eventually track me down and demand it's return.

How many times per day, on average, do you want to kill one of your fellow men? (I will likely be asking this to all the Pagga admins...)
Oh at least 1, but it's usually work mates, only one person still retains the ability to drive me into a killing frenzy over the internet, after 8 years of internet argument I know when to go and have a cup of herbal tea before unleashing hot death over the net. Although its good that the person who signs their posts 'fluff' on Pagga has stopped doing that or they would be number two on my list.

Why you bother with all the hard work and energy for Pagga. I'd have been weilding an axe among the hard of thinking years ago.
It's all about giving something back, I have not as yet run a game and I don't crew as much as I should, this is what I do for all those marvelous people who have brought me joy through their games. It's also a good thing to bring people together, I like to see people talking to each other. Also it's one of the few things in the world that is mine, I helped build it and it's still there despite the Lizzi's and other Heffalumps.
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Pagga = Pit of Cretiny?

Someone has just saved me the trouble of starting 'Is Pagga a bit crap' thread by posting, Is Pagga dumbing down, it's allowed me to get some stuff off my chest that I've been ruminating on for a few days.

Now this is the by now traditional 'The sky is falling/Is Pagga Dying?/It was much better in the olden days' thread, recognisable from many boards not just Pagga. But the point is serious, if you'd like to make a point about what's wrong with Pagga and what could be done to improve it I'd be greatful if you'd wander by.
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Books: Feed me

My birthday on the 28th May has kind of snuck up on me this year (this is not a hint btw) and I'm at a bit of a loss what to ask for. Comics would be easy but I'm feeling the need to feed and expand my head, so I'm throwing it open to the floor anyone care to recommend me some good head expanding fiction and non fiction?

I've already asked for The Future of Ideas and If on a Winter's Night a Traveller I remember being recommended by a few people.

Anyone reading anything to do with art and design, politics, current affairs or none of the above? Might as well ride this book hunger while I've got it after all :).
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Well that was an interesting post on Pagga to write, no idea if I've done it justice or not but it's 4am so time to publish and be dammed. Classic case of being too close to something to see what the real issue is and being caught up in 'group thinking' on a subject, until someone turns your head to show you what's happening just outside your field of vision.

As for the rest of the meme stuff I'll answer them tommorrow, with a round-up of questions asked following Ashekats lead.
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Slow news day

....and again with the meme thing.

1. Reply and I'll write something about you.
2. I will then tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I will say something that only makes sense to you and me.
4. I will tell you my first memory of you.
5. I will tell you what animal you remind me of.
6. I'll then tell you something that I've always wondered about you.
7. Then post this in your own journal...