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Books are useless! I only ever read one book, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds!


You're supposed to clock them over the head with the book. That's what I did.


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that is how they kill haggis

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rick a. wrote:
chump wrote:
Books are useless! I only ever read one book, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” and it gave me absolutely no insight on how to kill mockingbirds!


You're supposed to clock them over the head with the book. That's what I did.


Thought you killed Mocking birds by taking the piss ouit of them :? :? :?


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BBC History magazine.

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Hardest crosswords I've ever attempted - never really succeeded


Finished this month's (vol 11, no. 2, Feb 21010).

Weirdly enough, one of the answers was Akhenaton (see Kevin's Egypt posts). Seeing as this month's prize looks Ok, I think I'll send off for a crack at it. LMK if you want any answers. :wink:

Mick (in smart-arsed mode) 8)

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Mick, what was the question? Ugliest Pharoh?


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"Pharaoh who introduced, with his wife Nefertiti, a monotheist cult to Egypt."

So two clues really. :wink:

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Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:52 am
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Excellent article in this month's Vanity Fair on the relationship between Johnny Cash and Rick Rubin, who produced the 5 American series albums that Cash ended his career with. Hard to imagine the Man in Black teaming up with the co-founder of Def Jam Records and the producer of acts like Jay-Z, but the albums speak for themselves. Looking forward to American V.

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I just picked up Jack Bruce's biography, "composing jack bruce". Nice discography and live show list in the back. I just realized how many times I missed his bands in Boston. Damn. Now I should start from the begining and find out all about the little Scotsman who started out playing cello because he was too small to tackle the double bass!


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Willie Mays - The Life, The Legend.

The first authorized bio on the greatest ballplayer ever.


Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:54 pm
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Andy wrote:
Willie Mays - The Life, The Legend.

The first authorized bio on the greatest ballplayer ever.

'Willie Mays' is my favourite song on the latest Terry Anderson & The Olympic Ass Kickin' Team album - I think it is about some baseball drug taking cheat being compared to a legend called Willie Mays but didn't know if it was about a real person.

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Richard West's book on Chaucer. Not bad at all.

Instead of a straightforward biography there's plenty of scene-setting, covering the background, recent history, his influences, etc. as well as where he went and what he got up to. Haven't read much about him before, and i didn't know he was accused of rape (charges later dropped).

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think it is about some baseball drug taking cheat being compared to a legend called Willie Mays but didn't know if it was about a real person.


Mays is real and between 1951 and 1973 entertained American sports fans with his strength, speed and daring play on the basepaths and in the field. The book is currently No. 8 on the New York Times bestseller list, so I'm not the only old guy reading it. 8)


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The latest issue of Uncut.The free cd has "Up And Running" by Ian,plus tracks by Dan Baird,Chuck Prophet and Deadstring Brothers,so I'm looking forward to listening to that later

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The latest issue of Uncut.The free cd has "Up And Running" by Ian,plus tracks by Dan Baird,Chuck Prophet and Deadstring Brothers,so I'm looking forward to listening to that later

I've not seen Uncut for ages - I thought they must have stopped issuing it but I guess I'm just not looking well enough. Which Dan Baird track is on the cd ?

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Damn Thing To Be Done

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