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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 11 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

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

  • My views might very well have changed in the 11 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

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

As promised… Happy Birthday Coire! Hope you have a really good day!

And, in other news, apologies for the fact that the site ‘went a bit weird’ for the last twelve hours or so. I’d love to say it was someone else’s fault, but it wasn’t. It was mine. Entirely. Wrong button you see.

I always told you people like me shouldn’t have their finger on the button. Any button. Oops.

I know I claim that this is a topical blog, and the biggest (and most predictable) story of the year has just broken… Apparently, some very ill and frail (some say moribund) 69 year-old pensioner is to be hanged in a country that is claimed to be free, fair, and modern.

But, meh, it’s my blog and I’ll post crap if I want to… And anyway, it’s not like it’s the first time this guy has been sentenced to death – and it didn’t seem to do much in the 1950s. Everyone complains that ‘life’ doesn’t mean ‘life’ – it seems ‘death’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘death’, either. 😉

This 990th post was filed under: Headliner, News and Comment.

More posts worth reading

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What I’ve been reading this month (published 1st September 2018)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 2nd August 2018)

Photo-a-day 99: The Swan Inn (published 8th April 2012)

Desktop app of the week: Delibar (published 27th June 2012)

Margaret Thatcher not dead yet (published 5th March 2007)

Photo-a-day 303: Liquorice selection box (published 29th October 2012)


Comments and responses

Comment from Coire


by Coire

Comment posted at 21:45 on 8th November 2006.

Yeay!Thankyou! :o) Had a lovely day, but our WendyWu can tel you all! xx


Comment from Coire


by Coire

Comment posted at 21:46 on 8th November 2006.

grrr… I don’t get your smilies!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 21:49 on 8th November 2006.

Hehe… I will make sure I find out all about it! The smilies are a bit unusual… They’re mainly two characters, eg : plus ) equals 🙂 – I didn’t design them, blame the WordPress software!


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