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( Jan. 15th, 2010 09:35 pm)
Knowing they'd never get a conviction for file sharing, the CPS decided they'd do the Oink guy for fraud for his music sharing website (it had a five pound membership fee)

He was found not guilty today.

You'd think there wasn't any rapist and murderers and terrorists and ASBO hoodies in Britain. People aren't setting themselves and their children on fire because the police won't do anything about the harrassment from the feral teenage shit putting bricks through their window and yelling at mentally disabled adults with the mental age of a child to suck their dicks and show them her fanny (pussy in US English)

Get it up ye, CPS!!!

I have to do my Braveheart training at the weekend. Getting up at stupid o clock on weekend! It's inhumane!

did my gym, and 20 minutes of yoga. chest press still a problem, shoulder press the same and bicep exercises easy. I need to make an appt to see a trainer and get my programme looked at again.

Did you all see the story about the Swedish Weight Watchers who broke the floor during the meeting? Apparently they aren't all leggy blondes.

Stewart couldn't find his buff (some scarf thing) and arrived home wearing bubble wrap over his nose and mouth.

Y'know, some times he bowls me over with his wisdom. Others, I'm sure he's retarted.
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( Jul. 4th, 2008 12:09 pm)
One week down of the hols. Stewart is driving me nuts. He's worse than a three year old with the constant attention he demands. I'm trying to clean and for some reason it's taking 60 mins instead of an hour, because he won't keep out of stuff.

Mother is driving me nuts also, because she was almost jubilant at officially having arthritis. She's twenty three stone and expects everyone to run round after her fat ass. I said to her yesterday that now she really will have to do something about her diet and her weight. "Aye, it's amazing what you can do with food," as she sat down to another grossly oversized dinner.

"You'll have to do something about it, because you think Barry will run round after you?"

"A'll hey you n the bairn to help me."

"Naw you'll no. The bairn will be 18 in five years an he'll be aff daeing his thing and I'll be off daeing mine."

"Ah saw a hing aboot Canada and how these laddies where gettin sponsored er there."

"Canada's dropped all its entry requirements for Europeans."

"Oh, so when you go, me and your Dad can come too?"

"Nope."

"You're no takin ma grandson away."

"I'll no be. he'll be 18 and go where he wants."

"But what about me? Move in here and I'll sign over the house to you."

"I'm gaun tae India tae work in a call centre."

"A'm no gaun tae India."

"I am."

"Yer stupit if you wan tae luv in India."

And so the conversation was over, but I think it was the first time she understood that things will change and she's going to have to be responsible for herself. She's always used stuff to keep people close, money, her health, but we're here because we love her, not for what we can get off her.

But at the same time, we can't be expected to give up our lives for her. She needs to go out and find her life - one thing I'm glad she's found through crafting, but she needs to do more before she can truly live free. She's talking about going to a crafting retreat for a holiday. Brilliant!, but her weight is so bad, she can't walk very far. How's she going to go on holiday without us, like that?
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( Dec. 17th, 2007 06:02 pm)
I hate the attitude that TV is inferior to books. I don't know why or how it came about.

So I got a little urked in the latest writerunboxed article on the writers' strike" at these comments


3 Responses to “WGA strike update”
on 17 Dec 2007 at 10:52 am theamcginnis
what if the whole world realized that when there wasn’t anything to watch anymore, tv would cease to be the indispensible form of entertainment? imagine all those people filling up their time spending it with their families, reading books, talking more, exercising or just enjoying the sound of silence? imagine all the unintended consequences to this strike?????

on 17 Dec 2007 at 11:33 am Kathleen Bolton
No kidding, Thea! Maybe around May, everyone would realize their lives were more productive without t.v., and they’d never go back. That really would be something.

on 17 Dec 2007 at 12:59 pm astrothsknot
But why is life more productive without TV?

I’m sick of seeing TV denigrated. It’s a brilliant medium for getting information to the world at large, uniting people around the water cooler at work or just sparking discussion.

No other medium allows writers to develop intricate plots and characters, allows viewers to get drawn into a world for weeks on on end and for years on end.

Not even books.

I can multi-task watching the TV. I can’t do that with a book. In a time-starved world, that’s of increasing importance.

I dispute that TV must be “good for you” or “educational”. At best that’s patronising - if I can chose my government, I chose what I want to watch on TV - and at worst, it’s hypocritical. Is every book out there “Good For Me”?

Of course not.

And how dare someone else presume to tell me what I should and shouldn’t like? No one would think of doing it in any other form of entertainment, so why do it for TV?

I don’t always want to think, sometimes I want to watch crap. Sometimes I want to watch who’ll be the next Pussycat Doll, just like sometimes I want to watch something about the evolution of pyramids.

And if I want to sit and watch wall to wall reality, that’s my right. You don’t have to agree, you can even tell me you don’t agree, but you are not allowed to belittle my choices because you don’t agree.

That works both ways.

But the people who don’t spend time with their families or doing things as alternatives to TV, are not going to be amazingly cured of these faults by lack of TV. They’ll just find other ways to avoid what really matters.

TV is not the problem and I wish people woould stop blaming it for societies’ ills.

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( Aug. 18th, 2006 01:22 am)

I seem to be ranting again. I'm sick of watching critics rip apart TV and those who watch it.

 

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( Aug. 2nd, 2006 02:08 am)
Godamn, but I miss Doctor Who. The awful scripts really pissed me off this year to the extent that i dropped out of the fandom a bit, but now. Oh, god, I miss it.

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( Jul. 31st, 2006 01:31 am)
I thought Jensen Ackles wore glasses. I do too, it's like some weird club where you just know.

I'd like to go back to contacts, now my son is older, but I don't know. Any recs?

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( Jul. 29th, 2006 02:04 pm)
I fucking hate my neighbours.

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( Jul. 18th, 2006 02:41 am)

Superman Returns was - Mum! This is boring! -Superman was on - Mum? I want a drink. We went to see Superma - Mum? Can I have a cake? - Yeah, Superman - Mum! I want a drink!

Me too, son. Me too.

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( Jul. 16th, 2006 08:33 pm)

A wee bitty rant on award shows, and why they are all bullshit

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( Jul. 11th, 2006 04:20 am)

On the subject of SN spoilers

 

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( Jul. 10th, 2006 10:15 pm)

Saw POTC tonight. Oh man, It. Was. Hot.



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( Apr. 9th, 2006 11:08 pm)
I love my new shaver. LOVE IT. I have legs so smooth kids could slide down them. Skiers could ski down them. No longer will I be tormented by children swinging off the hairs on my legs. 

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( Mar. 31st, 2006 11:51 am)
I’m going to have to keep something by the bed, so I can write my dreams for later. I found my dreams tremendously inspiring, until the past couple of years when I had had any that recalled. 



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( Feb. 22nd, 2006 11:56 pm)
Damn, it’s funny how doing nothing can take up your life. That and the winter Olympics. 



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( Feb. 8th, 2006 11:23 am)
I caught some of the Pianist the other day. It got me thinking - how did the world come to that? 



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Oh, kill me now.

Once again, I’m expected to drop everything, and go running when mammy calls. 



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( Nov. 30th, 2005 02:00 am)
Join the Marines! See the World! Don't wear Clothes!
posted 11/30/05 (edited Wednesday, Nov 30, 2005 02:04) 



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