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April 16, 2006

Britblog Roundup # 61

Looks like something of a short one this week, it being Easter n’all. But welcome once again to the Britblog Roundup, your nominations for the posts we should all see. You can make your additions to next week’s by emailing the URL to britblog AT gmail DOT com.

First up has to be Laban Tall. Yes, controversial, a subject where views are usually fixed on one side of the fence or another but then isn’t this what blogging is supposed to be about? Saying what you really think?

Marcia Adair bet on the Grand National. No, she didn’t but she did have one of the nine horses that actually finished. Better than I’ve done for years.

Liberal England reveals a truth about the childhood of one of our most revered columnists. I also rather liked this at the same place. If he’s doing nothing wrong then he’s got nothing to hide. Heh.

Jonny Void has uncovered the original of the Euston Manifesto...the one before the re-edit by MI5.

Civilization is obviously on its last legs. The Filter offers a review of the Pet Shop Boys. Thankfully, little mention of the music as such.

Snigger. Dies Irae on Brokeback Mountain:

In other news, Director Ang Lee finally reveals the inspiration behind the film’s name. “It’s broody obvious, innit?” he explained to puzzled reporters, “It’s about these two brokes…”

Adloyada catches at least one Tory local elections candidate playing for the BNP vote.

Suzblog has been watching Charlie Dimmock. Jeez guys, take a shower...shed building and gardening, nothing else.

Suz also suggests that all bloggers should add their own entry to Wikablog. She’s right, you should.

Something of a find, The Blogging Pigeon. Yes, very well done. Do read.

Philobiblion reveals the Roman practise of infanticide of female children...yes they did bring it to Britain with them. Natalie also reviews Breakfast With Mugabe.

I’m told that male readers might find this article disturbing. Not sure, the premise of the piece is that it is women who, at least at first, go eeek!

Oh, very good indeed, bit geeky from alun but very good:

For instance I’ve been told far too many times by different people that a person is a fractal of society. Now there are many responses to that, but my first is always that I’d like to ask “How have you calculated the Hausdorff dimension?”

No, I don’t know either.

In the same talk she also informed us that ‘chaos’ and ‘surprise’ were synonyms – which came as an amazing chaos to the mathematicians in the audience.

Tee Hee. Do read.

The Purple Pen on psycopaths. Yes, they exist and they’re much more common than you would think.

RatLab meets the chavs at the Jobcentreplus. Not a happy occasion.

Some blogging fiction at the Blog of Funk. Part Two of the story is the next entry.

Diamond Geezer goes to Harmondsworth and looks at what will be destroyed to make the third runway at Heathrow.

The Parking Attendant bypasses (sorry) the bureaucracy to good intent.

Diagnosis NFI on the blithering incompetence (and vile bureaucracy) that is the TV Licencing twits.

And that’s it, our (short) Easter roundup, until the next weekend:

Toodle Pip!


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One from the Sunday Telegraph for you, Tim. You'll remember that a few years ago Standard Life massively sold equities at the bottom of the market. Does it blame its regulator, the FSA? No; Sandy Crombie the chief exec says "It's not the FSA's fault, they were responding to Brussels". One more triumph for the Sproutmeisters, then.

Posted by: dearieme | Apr 16, 2006 7:01:54 PM

Some months late but... your kind link to my blog is wrong: you've linked to


and the page is actually


Posted by: Deek Deekster | Jul 25, 2006 5:58:34 PM