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August 30th, 2005

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08:22 pm - Chris Dickson is the third
I'm sorry, that should read "Chris Dickson is ill". The MSO was busier, more successful and more fun than I had feared it would be, but while I was there, I picked up some sort of viral infection. I have had a very sore throat for the last 40 hours or so and a malfunctioning nose, which has more recently developed into a headache giving me an extremely restricted attention span, so this will be a very short post. Am sleeping lots, drinking lots of orange juice and had some chicken soup a while back. Will eat chocolate, too. (More prosaically, am taking paracetamol-plus-codeine, and am wondering whether you can safely mix it with ibuprofen.)

Current fascination: World cities. Brussels ahead of Amsterdam? Really?

Latest thing going around LJ is the "snaps cup" meme - post your name and people anonymously compliment you, because random compliments are good. The question I ask - anonymous replies, please, with IPs unlogged - which compliment or compliments would you like to have received as a result of this but have not yet done? Be as vain and as insecure as you feel comfortable with being behind the veil of anonymity.
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Date:September 3rd, 2005 08:51 am (UTC)
Ah, a little bit of Cross-Purpose Talk here, I fear. I'm referring to the Loughborough study, which is interested only in the following criteria:

* Accountancy
* Advertising
* Banking
* Legal services

And, er, that's it.

As for a cultural aspect to include in that measurement, one might consider:

* Museum (as measured by aggregate patronage per annum as a ratio to inhabitants of the city)
* Live music events (similar ratio, perhaps number of concerts to inhabitants)
* Theatre (ditto)
* Presence of internationally-known university (with a slightly higher mark for having two or more.)
* Presence of internationally-known, or long-established, cultural festival (ditto)
* Sports played professionally in the city.
* Presence of airport offering flights to at least three other continents per week.
* Significant media centre.

I leave the details fairly sketchy, particularly for uni, culture, and media. Maybe I'll come back to this one rainy day...
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Date:September 3rd, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)
Ah, you've evidently been reading things more carefully than I have. Thank you.

The worldliest city is the one with the best underground trains. Oh no, that'd probably be Moscow.

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