August 3rd, 2004

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I'm getting e-mail from LJ from way back - so if I reply to something you forgot you'd even posted then that's why :)

Early morning, just arrived at work.
The day is dull and only half of the lights are on in our section of open-plan hell.
I walk over to the bank of light switches and hit the one that usually turns on the extra lights - they flicker on.
Chris, a coworker: "Hissss, it hurts us." and covers his eyes and cringes down behind his screen.
Me: Giggles.

Well it brightened my day :)

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Quotes of the Day

What can I say? Number one is just plain cynical ... so I agree with it completely :) Number two is fun - you always have to find their secret weakness and exploit that but mere bullets .... nah, far too easy. Number three is a universal truth (and no, I don't mean the film studio). Number four ... a sad reflection on the "values" presented by the most ubiquitous of modern media. Eat, drink, buy our things and have white teeth for tomorrow the politicians are going to f*** up the World. *sigh*


It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - )

Just once, I wish we would encounter an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets.
Unknown, Brigader Lethbridge-Stewart in "Dr. Who"

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), "Technology and the Future"

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
Dave Barry (1947 - ), "Kids Today: They Don't Know Dum Diddly Do"
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The news

From the BBC, flying to other planets and flying to Salisbury Plain.

Space probe blasts off to Mercury
The Mercury Messenger probe, which will conduct a detailed investigation of the first planet from the Sun, launches successfully.

Great bustard jets into Britain
The extinct great bustard is back in Britain after 30 chicks arrived from the Russian steppes on Monday.