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March 14th, 2003

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05:44 pm - More reasons to be cheerful
Surely the most desirable web job in the world: watch sport, publish a couple of sentences about the ongoing match every few minutes, swapping jokes, banter and other repartee with the masses in approximately the style of a disc jockey on Highbrow Geeky FM? Maybe not as much fun as it sounds. Possibly the best way to follow cricket, of all the things. The same sort of approach probably would work for golf and might for baseball, but there are few other sports gentle enough where it might.

Another Red Nose Day spoof? Probably to some extent, but the other recent match reports are in a similar vein. Very entertaining writing.

Forthcoming trips:
  • Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd March, Abingdon for board games
  • Thursday 21st - Monday 31st March, St. Andrews for Mac200bage
  • Slight superset of 3rd - 5th May, Cambridge for MSO Cambridge
  • Slight superset of 17th - 20th July, Orlando for Nimbus - 2003
Specifically, I will be arriving in Oxford on the way to Abingdon at about 5:10 on Thursday 20th March. I'll be coming by coach, so it's subject to traffic, of course, but past experience leads me to believe it's likely to be earlier rather than later. It would be nice to see Oxford folk while I was there for some time, but only if it would fit into your schedules. (If not, I can go straight to Abingdon instead.) I'd quite like to grab some tea from Pepper's of Walton Street, the world's best burger bar, but there's nothing else on the agenda at all. Would this fit into anyone else's plans?

Edit: credit where it's due, the Guardian link was yoinked from sbisson whose LJ is possibly the single most frequent source for links that I mindlessly propagate. Oh, and leiabelle has turned my nose on in this new icon which advertises www.nasalley.org rather more clearly. Make your donation to Comic Relief via Nas Alley and enjoy the power of double counting - why inflate just one total when you can increment two at once?
Current Mood: trying to convince myself
Current Music: "Beat The Clock is brought to you by Sylvania"

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Date:March 14th, 2003 12:41 pm (UTC)
July = Nimbus! Wahey! Will see you in Orlando! :D
Yeah yeah, old news, but still something to squee about!

leiabelle has turned my nose on

*beams innocently* O:)
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Date:March 14th, 2003 01:43 pm (UTC)

Poor journalists

It's fun watching things travel around. I posted the cricket link in my journal earlier today at lunch time from a completely different source.
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Date:March 14th, 2003 07:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Poor journalists

The one thing I've noticed is that I'm convinced they've edited parts of it; specifically, in the Indian reply, they mentioned "Grrr techies and their Dungeons & Dragons playing ways!" - or, specifically, some mispunctuation thereof - before changing it to "Grrr techies and their War Hammer playing ways!"

The fact that I spotted this probably ought to be worrying, oughtn't it?
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Date:March 14th, 2003 02:05 pm (UTC)

Clepsydra made me do it!

For starters, there's Google Images. V. disappointing. They're not even all of manb00bs. Randomly, dreamplum owns the hand-chair, in blue.

If you look for manboobs on Google Web, it appears that the most popular one, is actually manboobs.com (slogan: "Men have boobs too!"). The term is defined on urbandictionary.com. None of the rest of the links are attention-worthy, IMHO. Google for "manb00bs" and the fandom finally shines, with the second result being cygnusfap's Which MacT00b Are You? quiz, and the second being a cached version of ali_wildgoose's Friends page, including an entry by tromboneborges from February that contains some lyrical t00bery. Otherwise, some asshat has "manboobs" as his LJ name, though, perhaps not surprisingly, no one has the name "manb00bs". And while 15 LJ users are interested in manboobs, it appears that no one cares about them in their zero'ed form.

That is all. Spammy enough for ya? :p

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Date:March 14th, 2003 02:24 pm (UTC)

*displaying t00bishness*

Ahem. *facepalm* Part of that should read, "with the second result being cygnusfap's Which MacT00b Are You? quiz, and the third being a cached version of ali_wildgoose's Friends page..."

Oh, and if you want femb00bs... you're on your own. :p
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Date:March 14th, 2003 02:54 pm (UTC)

Re: *displaying t00bishness*

Good effort. :-)


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