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The Journal That Never Was
by twelveplusone
Don’t take too long to think about it.
Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you.
First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.
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1. Gödel, Escher, Bach - Douglas Hofstadter
2. Riddley Walker - Russell Hoban
3. Alice in Wonderland and
4. Alice Through the Looking-glass - Lewis Carroll
5. Guns, Germs and Steel - Jared Diamond
6. The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
7. Chocky - John Wyndham
8. A Fatal Inversion - Barbara Vine
9. Marianne Dreams - Catherine Storr
10. The Mayor of Casterbridge - Thomas Hardy
11. 1984 - George Orwell
12. The Invincible - Stanislaw Lem
13. Mister God this is Anna - Flynn
14. The Owl Service - Alan Garner
15. A City Possessed - Lynley Hood
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Dalek Survival Guide pp70-71
Dalek Survival Guide pp70-71
Dalek Survival Guide pp72-73
Dalek Survival Guide pp72-73
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  1. talking to a lion that is hungry and eat you.
  2. eating to muhch junk food that you get so fat you explode.
  3. swiming in a hummunges swiming poll and you realise it's a shark infested sea
  4. pushing buttens on a flight deck and the plane crashes
  5. looking inside a canon and it go's of.
  6. eating worms
  7. standing on a electric wire
  8. spelling blu-tak blue-tak and get told of by the law.
  9. get infected by girl germs.
  10. lerning a driveing licince when your 5 years old
  11. playing with your friend and realises that he is not your freind
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Can I point everyone to beatonna's journal, wherein she posts her very fine comics.

Oh, I can?

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1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

ruudboy hit me with J.

1. Jesus Christ - Woody Guthrie. A paean to Jesus' working-class background & the story of his works and his undoing. "And a dirty little coward called Judas Iscariot is laid Jesus Christ in his grave".

2. Jig of Life - Kate Bush. A quirky, urgent jig from Kate Bush's finest hour, the Hounds of Love.

3. Jaytee - Human Chain. Written by Django Bates, who is well-known for being Britain's least well-known genius jazz composer and player of a mean keyboard & Eflat tenor horn. This is from their second album "Cashin' in", from around 1989. I swear the bass player is taking the piss out of Jaco Pastorius on this.

4. Jynweythek Ylow - Aphex Twin. From "Drukqs", one of the beautiful, quiet pieces for treated piano scattered amongst the noisy electronic stuff.

5. Jimmy Mo Mhíle Stór ("Jimmy, my thousand treasures") - The Chieftains (trad. arr. Paddy Moloney). From "Tears of Stone" and featuring the voices of The Rankins; a well-known song rendered here with care, love and exquisite musicianship.

All these pieces are here for a week from today.


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bowl madness, originally uploaded by reebob.

A ffffound photo. I've been ffffinding lots recently.

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There's a bit of a silly Stereolab poll going on over at Wired.
Here's a couple of scans of an album of theirs I like.
Complete with a very cool Flying Nun.
The sunlight fading is cool too. Yes it is.

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Melling Railway Station, originally uploaded by Tom and Viv.

I love the typeface. The closest I can match it too is Stone Sans - a modern (1988) humanist face inspired by the likes of Gill Sans.
But of course this sign is older. And whoever set it could have just used their own, made-up, face.

Melling railway station sign
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Can anyone identify this UKU? I thought it was a zester, but not so, apparently.

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