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Rewind: 2008

With 2009 just a few days away, now would be a good time to reflect on the year that was. Continue reading

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A dog is for life, not just for Christmas

“Dogs are not fashion accessories or disposable items that can be upgraded or discarded after just a few months. Having a dog is a long-term commitment,” said Dogs Trust chief executive Clarissa Baldwin, who coined the charity’s slogan 30 years ago this year. Continue reading

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Idiocracy is the way of the future

So there I was the other night, watching my old, worn 1991 copy of Mad Max when it occurred to me how stupid people “in the near future” are made out to be: filthy, illiterate, violent, and just plain dumb. Continue reading

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In other news, our redneck off-site, which averages around 200 hits a day, recently got overrun. Some of the comments weren’t exactly… erhmm, favourable either, mostly running the redneck article down on account of its age. Continue reading

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The bare necessities: Teddy vs. Bruno

Of hugely entertaining value to an English speaker living in Germany is the recent insistence by locals to spice up their vocabulary with modern English words and phrases — as if no equivalent or suitable German words were available! Advertising agencies and the media are particularly guilty of this malpractice. Continue reading

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Cyberia 13: Superstition

Why do we always assume that machines, however intelligent and efficient they may become, have some sort of hidden and nasty agenda? Continue reading

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Cyberia 12: Belief

A god came forth and attempted to corrupt our mind with ideas and concepts of purity, responsibility, cleanliness, honesty, and their version of a truth. This devil was cast out, for the truth lies within. A few months later the … Continue reading

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