January 13th, 2005

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My ears are bleeding.....

...... for some god unknown reason we are listening to Florence Foster Jenkins 'The Glory(????) of the Human Voice - A Faust Travesty'.

Travesty isn't wrong either. It's bloody awful. Laughable to start with but I've no idea how we've managed to stand 45 minutes of the damn thing. I don't like (most) opera at the best of times but when the woman can't even sing it's a hundred times worse. We even thought about taking sime Anadin as a pre-emptive strike against oncoming rampaging headaches......

Just thought I'd share. I'd better get back to work now....
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Lord of the Rings Meme

You scored as Gandalf. You are Gandalf! This wise, old mage is loyal and brave. He is known for his counsel and advice to his friends and allies during tough times.
"All you have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to you."




















Which LOTR character are you?
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Oxford University to Torture People in US Sponsored Study

I read the below article in The Times (Wednesday 12th January 2005)  yesterday en route to my meeting. I found it very interesting and slightly disturbing at the same time. Disturbing because I feel their is a hidden agenda in invesigating this which will be used by the American (and other) governments in torturing detainees in the future.

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Am interested in picking up a Nightwish CD to see what they're like.

Any Nightwish fans out there care to tell me which one I should be looking for?
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The 4400

Has anyone seen 'The 4400'. Apparently it was released last year and by the sounds of it was probably a TV series (it being over 6 hours and all...).

Just read a synopsis of the plot and it sounded fairly interesting. I've also seen it advertised in a few places across my regular shopping sites so thought I'd check in here with you guys for any comments?

"Over the past fifty years, thousands of people disappeared. On July 11, they're back...

Suddenly and inexplicably, 4400 missing people are returned all at once, exactly as they were on the day they vanished. Unnerved and unsure of the implications of this event, the government investigates the 4400 to uncover where they've been and why they've been returned. It becomes apparent that the individuals have not aged or been harmed in any way and have assumed paranormal skills that they did not previously possess.

The 4400 is a thought provoking and superbly constructed series of stories following the 'returnees' as they attempt to resume normal life once more. The dramatic content of each beautifully filmed plotline is enhanced as the discovery of abnormal powers in some of the people begin to generate widespread and unwanted interest, resulting in further alienation and trauma. A young man has the power to restore life or bring about the onset of death in people ; a young girl has the ability to see in to the future and a pregnant woman carries an unborn child that may unlock the secret to the universe..."