February 28th, 2005

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Oscars: Your Vote

Well the Oscars are over for another year. With the results finally announced I was curious to see what you, my friends, thought about the Best Film. Do you agree with the result (Million Dollar baby won) or ould you have chosen something different from the final five?

Well, now it's your chance to let me know (One vote per person please!)

Poll #445733 Oscars

Best Film

The Aviator
0(0.0%)
Finding Neverland
2(50.0%)
Million Dollar Baby
0(0.0%)
Ray
1(25.0%)
Sideways
1(25.0%)
  • Current Music
    Scissor Sisters
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The Angscars: Best Film Awards

Well, it seems that a lot of you lot aren't cultured and haven't seen ANY of the Oscars nominations for best film! (Shame on you all).

So I've pulled my favourite five films from 2004 and am creating the Angscars Best Film Award.

So, please vote on your favourite from the below (In the feeble hope you may have seen some of these!):

Angscars 2004 Awards: Best Film

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
12(27.9%)
Finding Neverland
2(4.7%)
The Incredibles
13(30.2%)
Lost in Translation
10(23.3%)
Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow
6(14.0%)
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(News) Bush's Pro-life Stance and Abortion

I'm sorry if this upsets some of you but I'm a big advocate of a woman's right to have an abortion. It really annoys me that certain countries have either made abortion illegal or are in the process of trying to move it that way.

A case in point is the US. George Bush Jnr's feelings on the subject are very well documented, as are his views on contraception and sex education. What annoys me further is that he is trying to enforce this view on other countries and citizens who are not American or living in America. Tying benefits and crucial aid packages to clauses that would prevent them being given to those in need if the country promotes condom use for example!
US Exports Anti_Abortion Policy (BBC News OnLine; Saturday 28th June 2003)

What furthers annoys me about Bush in particular is that whilst he is so 'Pro-life' in regards to abortion he had no problems as Governor of Texas signing execution orders for over 150 people!! That's certainly a very pro-life stand you're taking Mr President. And we'll not go into the thousands of innocents killed in Iraq shall we.......

US Sparks Row at UN Over Abortion (BBC News OnlIne; Monday 28th February 2005)
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    The Bravery
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MP3 request

Hi folks - I have a favour to ask.
One of my favourite all-time tracks is the acoustic version of Everlong by The Foo Fighters. The acoustic version has so much emotion and power in it plus it also reminds me of when I first heard it which always helps.
Anyway, the versions I've managed to find and download so far have all been a bit crap - they sound like a live radio broadcast with people chatting beforehand, afterwards, and also a comment in the middle which sucks a bit. They're also slightly out of tune (which happens to all musicians at somepoint) and I'd like as good a rendition as possible.
So your task, if you choose to accept it, is to point me towards a decent copy I can download or have sent to me.
Think you're up to it? Good. Go Gadget-folk Go!
  • Current Music
    Bella Morte; Foo Fighters
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Pub Meet

It's that time of month again!

The Finchley First Wednesday of the Month Pub Meeting is upon us.

Date: Wednesday 2nd March
Venue: The Tally Ho, North Finchley
Time: 8/8.30 onwards

All welcome ao please come along as I don't want to be drinking alone! (I can do that at home!)
  • Current Music
    Nine Inch Nails; Garbage; Bjork
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Doom and gloom :(

(Sorry, rare football post)

Norwich 2 - 3 Manchetser City

AND WE WERE WINNING 2 - 0 AT ONE POINT!!! And Manchester City scored the winning goal on the 90th minute!

I think I am now about to concede that we will be playing our football in the Championship and not the Premiership next season. Up until this game I had a slver of hope left (actually the 3-0 thrashing at Blackburn dented that sliver quite a bit).

...and Ipswich will probably be promoted to the Premiership next year which means my Uncle will be really rubbing it in next time I see him :(