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June 24th, 2009

03:51 am - G'bye x
Remember I said ages ago that I was going to irradicate this journal and get a new one? Well, the time has come! This is my last proper post as _stripysox_ and as soon as I have copied a few of my favourite entries I will be deleting this journal. It's not a reinvention thing so much. I need to do a bit of a flist chop down and I think also there is a bit too much personal information here.

My new name is stroopfaced. The will be less chat about me and more chat about everything else. Not that anyone wants my views on anything but REALLY what else is the internet for.

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June 18th, 2009

01:45 am - American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile
Do you like BAD FILMS, MIDGETS AND BOOBS? This in an awesome film. It's infinatly more stupid and offensive than the other ones and it is just... bad. The characters are all twats, the plot has holes big enough to suck in the earth, the jokes arn't funny and the soundtrack is ridiculouse. There is however a lot of quotably bad diologue and more bouncing boobs than I have I ever seen in one place before. Ever. Boobs!

It's brilliant and I could watch it over and over.

See it. With beer.

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June 15th, 2009

04:30 am - *yawn*
Here are the problems with audiobooks in mp3 form:

- They get lost.
- Most players/organisers are not designed for books, even if they have an audiobook tag. They don't have the tools for organising 'albums' with 25 10min tracks. So far the only decent programme I have found is some media thing that runs on Linux.
- If you have a disorganised player - say, because you couldn't be arsed to name every fucking file and just stuck numbers in there - then things can get wierd. I keep dosing off to one book and waking up in another. It's ok if you wake up to Arthur Dent wanting tea but not so great if it's trollocks attacking Tam Al'Thor's farm.

The worst one ever was when I fell asleap with 1984. That fucked me up for hours after.

I am assuming here that most people don't pay for thier audiobooks. You should pay for some though. If it stops being profitable they just won't get made and then where will we be? Back with shit abridged large print and braile books. No thank you! They just don't work. Nah, I must pay for about 1 in 20 audiobooks. Thats what I can afford.

Right to access literature for cheap should be in the law somewhere.

Sleep now.

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June 13th, 2009

11:47 pm

I don't know why this exists but it is fun. This album does have a lot of words. My favourite powerlessnesslessness.

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May 27th, 2009

09:06 am - "Gold spectacles. Truth seeking spectacles. He pulls from his pocket some kind of aparattes."
Kings Road charity shop haul:

A 1960s copy of An Introduction to Technical Linguistics from Goldsmiths library. Totally useless but for 2 quid I just had to.

A copy of Greenmantle that matches the copy of Prester John I found in Scotland.

Two trashy novels of the type awarded to schoolboys to promote hard work and good Christian values. They both have beautiful 3 colour covers and very ornate Sunday School certificates on the inside of the cover. One is 1900s and has some wonderful colour illastrations and one is slightly earlyer with a black and white woodcut. Owen got very excited about how they were printed - I think his dad has quite a collection of old books. I am more interested in the language. This is very much my genre.

One of the things I am looking forward too in Edinburgh is the sheer number of second hand shops of all variaties.
Current Mood: geekygeeky

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May 25th, 2009

10:19 am
May 25th: Happy Towel Day feelow Douglas Adams enthusiasts.

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May 21st, 2009

02:26 am - Saw Star Trek again today. It was fuuun
But speaking of poor adaptions.

Original good version:

I can't take your perpetual whining
And you can't sing
Yeah, oh yeah

Now see that goes from the wonderfully deep and smooth to both Merrit and Gonson just yelling. It is quite delightful.

The Score! cover version changes it to a load of quite tuneful nananas. It's a shame, you could do very interesting things with that song.

Papa Was a Rhodio gets the pretty much the same treatment and I cannot begin to describe what Times New Viking have done to Arcade Fire's Nieghbourhood #1. Dear god.

There are a few interesting ones but overall not a good album. Bit pointless. (sorry)

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May 18th, 2009

07:29 am - Star trek star trek yay
If you think you might want to see this film then make sure you catch it in the cinema. I am really not an action fan but that was cooool.

No comment on the story except to say that it broke our brains so much that we lost the car for 25mins afterwoulds. What. The. Fuck.


Def the most entertaining since First Contact. I loved that we finally got some Trek with a modern feel to it..

Simon Pegg was pretty good. You can imagine him trying not to cum in his pants talking to Leonard. Always wanted to see him in a washing machine...

Basically, I loved it but I don't know if I can deal with the sequils that are clearly going to be made. It fails on the hardcore Trekkie level but unlike Enterprise and the last few films it has the guts to admit that and go on to be pretty good. Nemesis for me failed on all levels.

Yeah, and it did feel good to see the Enterprise actually kick some arse.

I have to go now because a small child is poking my leg and saying something unintelligable but urgent sounding. Spiders? Pork pies? Move you fuck, I wana watch cbeebies? Who knows.


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May 16th, 2009

09:48 am
The Riddle of the Sands is basically my perfect book because it combines spying, maps, upper class Englishmen being daft, and intimate descriptions of how a sail boat works. I have no interest in sailing but old fasioned technical stuff appeals to me on so many levels.

It was also a fairly daring political book. I can't actually remember whether it was written before the war or not (must have been) but either way there are a lot of upfront statments about the way we were dealing with Germany.

Also the first book to outline what we would now call the spy genre and a fuck off good one at that.

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09:31 am - "..., a pair of rigging screws and a pound of Raven mixture."
I'm going to see Star Trek tomorrow!

Anyway, I had two things confirmed for me last night:

Some people will prob'ly never change.

My body no longer wants me to drink. It may be time to exsperiment with being tee totall.

Good night otherwise though. I ended it with a lovely long walk through the west end. Well OK, the West End isn't that lovely at 2am. I am convinced they keep it grotty deliberatly to help with the atmospere. It was interesting though. I got lost trying to find my favourite late night food spot and found a street of sailing shops; from modern and plastic to antique. All the complicated brass diales and funny looking screws made me think of Riddle of the Sands. Does anyone else find the idea of buying rope quite fun? I would just quite like to own some rope.

I am really not an outdoorsy person but I would love to own that kind of shop. So many fun, fiddly acutriments.

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