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hutch0
Date: 2008-09-05 23:02
Subject: mp's gunpoint coffee mate ordeal
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:calmcalm
Music:david bowie
We don't seem to hear much about Tory MP Michael Fabricant these days, which is a shame because he's always good for a laugh, even if it's just about his astounding hair. But Michael has been on holiday to Colombia, where he had a bit of a run-in with the Army.
My favourite bit about this story (although let's face it, there is much to love about it) is the quote: "They started to speak to us in Spanish and unfortunately I don't really speak any Spanish at all." Which is why I decided to go trekking in a Spanish-speaking country.
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hutch0
Date: 2008-09-05 23:11
Subject: the best commercial, ever - remixed
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:calmcalm
Music:david bowie
A little while ago I posted the Cadbury's `Gorilla' advert, which apparently notched up ten million viewings on YouTube.
It's now been remixed to Bonnie Tyler's `Total Eclipse Of The Heart.' Enjoy.


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hutch0
Date: 2008-09-05 23:16
Subject: argyria
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:calmcalm
Music:david sylvian and robert fripp
I'd never heard of this before, but argyria is caused by taking colloidal silver. Why would anyone do this? Rosemary Jacobs had it prescribed by her doctor in nasal drops back in the 1950s. She took it for four years, by which time she had turned silver. Argyria is rare, thank god, but a number of medications available over the internet apparently contain colloidal silver, which is why Ms Jacobs has rather bravely stood up and spoken up.
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hutch0
Date: 2008-09-05 23:30
Subject: haz anthology
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:calmcalm
Music:doll by doll
I spent much of yesterday lunchtime in a Fleet Street pub in the company of Ian Whates, Pat Cadigan and John Meaney - and very good company they all were, too - signing the sign-in sheets for the limited edition of Subterfuge. Two hundred and fifty sheets, and not one signature the same as the last.
Anyway, Ian sent me the cover art today and I know you're all really keen to see it, so here it is.



'Nuff said.
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hutch0
Date: 2008-09-05 23:43
Subject: living with crazy buttocks
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:calmcalm
Music:warren zevon
I'm not sure whether pds_lit managed to see this before it was tucked away into the depths of the BBC website, but every year since 1978 The Bookseller magazine has been awarding a prize to the oddest book title it comes across. Down the years, the Diagram Prize has been won by such august tomes as Oral Sadism And The Vegetarian Personality, The Big Book Of Lesbian Horse Stories, and How To Avoid Huge Ships. This year's prize has just been awarded to Derek Willans's 1996 book Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers.
More here. And surely to god there's room in the Vortex Of WeirdTM for at least a couple of these...?
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