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I know, it’s an easy post, but I’m up against it at the moment. Here’s today’s top word:
stekelvarken – porcupine (in Dutch)
Closely followed in second place by:
schnupfen – cold/runny nose/sneezing without the wheezing! (in German)
So if you come across a dual-nationality, bilingual porcupine breeder with a poorly animal, you’ll have the necessary lingo to get by.
Don’t say I’ve never helped!
A while back I mentioned I wanted to be an astronaut. Here’s why:
How to get rid of rubbish in space
How much fun would that be?
We’re up against it now, time is slipping through our fingers like sand and we have to make the most of what we have left.
In other words the Digital TV recorder and TV are going next week! We got the letter in the post with the return address for the digital recorder and it has to be returned before the end of the month.
Of course this means that this weekend is potentially the last time we’ll have the joy of watching complete and utter, time sucking, mind melting, life absorbing crap on the box. I can’t say I’ll miss the 95% of the stuff I watch but there’ll be a few things I’m going to pine after.
Top Gear for instance, a new series of Spooks has just started, Heroes is reaching the climatic end of the first series, Later with Jools Holland has just started up again and of course Christmas would not be complete without The Sound of Music and Indiana Jones.
So this weekend is going to be frantic for numerous reasons. We’ve got dinner plans every evening, I’ve got to work for a few hours over the two days and so I plan to record as much as possible and watch everything I can before we post off the box.
As an aside, if anyone has any tips for
hacking acquiring material from a Digital recorder so we can download what we’ve got stored on it(numerous films and the like) onto an Apple MacBook, for arguments sake (cough), then I’d appreciate the advice!
Posted in Entertainment
Tagged Apple MacBook, Christmas TV, Digital TV, Hack, Heroes, Indiana Jones, Later with Jools Holland, Recorder, The Sound of Music, Top Gear, TV
I’ve just been perusing my blogroll and reading today’s posts. I nearly choked on my mandarin segment when I saw this story on The Newish Journalism blog.
The Basel based Welfare Group for Disability and Sexuality has started recruiting “volunteers” to have sex with disabled people? My image of Basel has suddenly changed! Can a welfare group recruit people to have sex with other people? If that’s legal then where’s the line between that and everything that goes on in the red light district?
So many questions!
This guy must be included in this year’s Darwin Awards.
Man hurt using gun to change tyre
As a scientist it’s good to see evolution at work!