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I don't have a wordpress account and icba to make one, but could someone please submit for me? Some guy has reproduced online a 1972 book by Geoffrey Hoyle (son of the late great saint Sir Fred Hoyle) of his predictions of what life in 2010 would be like. Absolutely marvellous. He got much more spot-on than he missed. As soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for Neatorama.
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In the world of art, this is a non-issue. It is only non-artists who think using reference photographs is somehow cheating. There is SO much more to art than freehand drawing, it is ignorant to conflate them. It is a bit like thinking that it is not proper science unless the scientist is wearing a lab coat and mixing coloured liquids in test-tubes.
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Last Christmas my sister made home-made chocolate bars for each member of the family with different chocolate bases and toppings. She didn't have a mould so she just poured them onto greaseproof paper and let them set in whatever shape they formed. They looked like cowpats. Tasted nice, though.
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When we were expecting our first child people kept asking us what we planned to name the baby. Sir Handbasket always told them "Gil-Galad if it is a boy, and Galadriel if it is a girl". I would nod in agreement. In the event we named him Tom. Winding people up is always funny.
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What a stupid principle. All the students have to do is invent a new nonsense word, or repurpose a real word (Belgium!). He can't ban every sound, and even if he tries they can invent gestures, or written symbols, and declare them to mean whatever they want. He has started a battle he can't possibly win. Seriously, he should be fired because he will now never be able to enforce discipline in the school, and more seriously he should have realised that.
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I've aways liked "Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers" and "In that Quiet Earth" from the Genesis album "Wind and Wuthering" which refer to the final line of Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights". And still on a Genesis theme, the whole album "A Curious Feeling" by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks is more or less a re-telling of "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes.
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One of our cats once got nailed up under the floorboards. I could hear her mewing and I walked all over Handbasket House trying to figure out where she was. I couldn't understand how I could hear her voice in every room until I figured it out, lifted a board and let her out.
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