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Subject:Fitzpatrick / Chomsky face-off as scholar calls him ‘absolute balls’
Time:07:45 pm

Harsh words were flying once again in the world of academia when Joanne Fitzpatrick, English student and fan of seeing both sides of the story, dismissed Avram Noam Chomsky’s theories on generative grammar as ‘absolute, complete rubbish’.

‘He talks absolute balls,’ Fitzpatrick thundered down the phone to me when I contacted her to defend her accusations. ‘He uses evolution as an argument and it’s just no, no, no, no, no.’

 Joanne and Mr Chomsky discussing their views

When asked what she would say to the aging 81-year-old professor, her answer was to bellow: ‘You have no data! No studies! Balls!’

This latest frackas comes hot on the heels of the latest spat between acclaimed historian David Starkey and every female historian currently writing, particularly ones unfortunate enough to have names beginning and ending with the letter ‘A’. He complained that female historians are ‘usually quite pretty’ and keen to show off their good looks on their book covers. One well-known author hit back by calling him a ‘cross owl’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265171/David-Starkey-attacks-female-historians-pretty-girl-history.html


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Subject:Free!
Time:07:17 pm

Yes! I'm free!! No more work for the next three weeks, I can sit around on my backside eating Doritos and bacon sandwiches and watching terrible sequals (From Dusk Till Dawn II - don't do it) until the cows come home. Most awesome find of the week has to be this remix of Christian Bale's rant on the Terminator set: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/feb/04/christian-bale-remix Also checked out a bit of Nigella Lawson gearing up for Christmas and lying through her teeth as she went. Bollocks she's making all of her friends and family homemade gifts, and what's with the bobbing around outside her living room window peering in as she 'writes her present labels', do some pigging cooking!!

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Subject:A crime against cooking...complant letter to Virgin
Time:01:47 pm

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/blog/editors_corner/article/11975/

'It appears to be in an evidence bag from the scene of a crime. A CRIME AGAINST BLOODY COOKING. Either that or some sort of back-street underground cookie, purchased off a gun-toting maniac high on his own supply of yeast.'

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Subject:Frustration
Time:02:54 pm

I'm having a long and extremely tiresome week. My life is in a box. A literal box, well, 14 literal boxes, I'm not trying to be metaphorical here, and it's getting on my nerves. My diary's in one of them somewhere so I'm reduced to seething and writing myself notes on pieces of paper at work such as 'Pay the money!!' I rang the council to notify them of the change of address and one of the options was 'If it regards a bailiff, please press 3', so I suppose it could be a lot worse.

Watched Hard Rock Zombies. For a start, there was no hard rock involved, it was soft hair rock which relied on lyrics about holding hands and a girl called Cassy. In fact, there was some doubt about the zombies as well as there was a lengthly debate about frightening away the ghouls using heads because 'heads represent intelligence'. Luckily there was a range of large cardboard images of faces, including Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon, to hand which the unfortunate survivors for some unexplained reason proceeded to attach bits of wool to for hair before running at the hoard of ghouls/zombies lurching/bopping down the street.

Yes. Bopping. The band, who are all murdered in various horrific ways including having their heart knifed out by a woman whose face turns into a werewolf's, and a lawn strimmer, come back to life through the power of music one of them 'found in a book'. And they proceed to bop, not lurch, bop. And the drummer's acquired a hard hat between dying psycho-style in a shower and being buried.

Hitler is apparently behind it all, he's been waiting for 40 years in a backwater of America just so he can rise again.

It's fair to say that logic has no place in a film like this, but perms definitely do.
 

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Subject:Food review
Time:01:10 pm
'A fillet steak was cooked perfectly, which was remarkable given the amount of time it spent being fannied about with tableside...'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2009/jul/28/cruise-ship-food-restaurant 
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Subject:review for Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Time:01:38 pm
'For starters, that same token blind guy narrated intro is accompanied by a badass fantasy metal track that could have only been made cooler by including replica swords to bang against your computer desk as you are wowed by its coolness.'

http://www.gameplayer.com.au/gp_documents/081027Sacred2.aspx 
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Time:01:33 pm

Isn't this amazing? It's so cute!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2008/nov/07/baby-hippo
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Time:01:46 pm
The Mail was so incensed, it printed a full transcript of the answerphone prankery under the heading "Lest We Forget" - and helpfully included outtakes that weren't even broadcast, so its readers could be enraged by things no one had heard in the first place. This was like making a point about the cruelty of fox-hunting by ripping a live fox apart with your bare hands, then poking a rabbit's eye out with a pen for good measure.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/nov/03/jonathan-ross-russell-brand
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Time:02:16 pm
But Kabir's plan is complicated after he gawps at Sonia's trashily displayed cleavage and falls in love with her, and also after Raina hires a top-notch private detective to help catch him. The detective fits a few cameras in the garden, and tells him he's also had caller ID installed on the phone. Raina nods with satisfaction knowing that India's best security expert has kitted him out with a standard BT home package. When the phone loudly rings, the words "Incoming Call" duly flash on a laptop and the detective excitedly informs Raina that "We have an incoming call". But Kabir thwarts their cunning by deviously switching to an office line. The laptop flashes "Restricted Number" and the detective gnashes his teeth, conceding to Raina that "It's a restricted number".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/oct/23/bollywood-kidnap-imran-khan
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Subject:New products
Time:01:40 pm

'No potassium permanganate required – use the oxidant of your choice.'
Oh you spoil me, you really do.
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