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This post was published more than 16 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 16 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 16 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Lots of good stuff around to read at the moment, but most of it doesn’t feel deserving of a full post – mainly because there’s nothing more I can say about it. So I’m putting it all in this post instead.

Andrew Brown wonders, quite rightly, what’s happened to Terry Schiavo’s autopsy results, which we were promised very quickly after her death. Where have they got to, and why haven’t we heard anything about them?

Hopping back just over a week, Sarah Left is amusing herself about the fact that bloggers are always asking for straight answers to straight questions, and now they’ve got a straight ‘Nee’ from the Dutch, they’re not entirely sure what to make of it. She links to Edward at A Fist full of Euros, who send us over to The FT for a list of twenty reasons why ‘Nee’ doesn’t really mean ‘No’. Good grief.

Also on the Newsblog, Jane Perrone reports about a shocking discovery by NASA, who discovered space suits for space spies in a room that no-one had opened. And to think NASA say they’re underfunded – they have rooms that haven’t even been opened for years, let alone used.

Nothing to Declare tell us that the Daily Express have finally lost patience with their readership, after their front page announcement that “94% of you believe Diana was murdered”. NTD always makes me smile.

And finally, b3ta have announced the winners in their Phallic Logo Awards (via Onlineblog). As they say:

The game designers across the nation are playing is; can they design a logo and get it approved without the client realising it’s a big spurting penis?

From the results, at least, it appears they can.

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