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Enrico Fermi

March 31, 2005

Doctor Who

Yes, the Doctor is back! I have seen very little about the new series, so I was intrigued as to how it would come out. It came out fine. The tune was not much changed from the last version so that was a good sign.

Christopher Eccleston is perfect as the Doctor, a little crazy and impulsive as ever, but different enough from the others. Billie Piper is good as Rose.

The Autons are good. Definitely something to be worried about. I like the TARDIS....very funky, yet believable as the box of old, especially with the dematerialise / rematerialise. That sound still sounds eerie after all these years. I reckon this is going to be a good series. I guess Ant and Dec will be missing a few viewers for the next 12 weeks.

Verdict : Excellent!

UPDATE: Christopher Eccleston has quit after the first series...fears being typecast. Pardon? Oh, and not David Tennant to replace him.....appears to have the acting skills of a blank sheet of paper. Why not someone else? *ponders Bill Nighy* Funky. How will they explain that regeneration then? Short for a TimeLord. How many lives does he have left now?

Outpost Gallifrey ok...if you can find working links.

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March 24, 2005

Different stuff

13 Things That Do Not Make Sense from New

Why? Well why not? This is quite a cool article. I like the Pioneer anomaly.

Anyhow, I will be updating some of my stuff and discussing some weird and wonderful things shortly.

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March 22, 2005

100th Visit

I'm vaguely interesting!! Yes, sometime yesterday I had my 100th visit to my site. Thank you whoever you are / were!

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March 18, 2005

Random Stuff

Empire Online - Films! Also the Empire Film Awards 2005 or is it 2004?
Bloggies 2005 - best ones!

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Vague Holidays it was St Patrick's Day yesterday.....and a lot of people celebrate it...including a lot of people who aren't Irish. So, why can't English people celebrate St George's Day on April 23rd?

Is it me?

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March 15, 2005


Hmmm...random moments.

I'm bored. Oh well, like that makes a change at the moment. Here we are, it's almost Mid-March and I suppose I should be looking forward to summer. Anyhow, this weekend is the Malaysian GP, and then the Bahrain GP 2 weeks after that. A bit of Sunday afternoon viewing to look forward to. Best bit is that Ferrari may bring the new car to Bahrain. Would be interesting to see how they do, and whether Renault wipe the floor with everyone else again.

Hey, I watched that Supervolcano programme on BBC1 and BBC2 on Sunday / Monday. Interesting yes? Basically we're stuffed if we get a super eruption. Remind me to find somewhere warm to move to.

At some point I suppose I will get interested in the election, as and when we start getting informative statements, rather than the usual political spinning., although having said that, the Conservatives appear to be looking good for the first time in a while. Is there a vague chance they might win the election?

Doctor Who is back a week on Saturday!!
Who is your Who? I prefer Tom Baker because he was the most 'alien' of all the Doctors. Colin Baker wasn't bad either. So, will Christopher Eccleston be a good Doctor? We shall see.

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March 11, 2005

Red Nose Day

Ok...that's enough..go home.

Yes, it's that time of year again. Red Nose Day is upon there is nothing to watch on BBC 1 tonight. I know, I know, its for charity, but do I have to be bored silly while it happens? Oh I forgot, I must sit through it. I don't think I've seen it for the past few years. I didn't see it last year because I was working like a thing possessed, besides I have better programmes to West Wing on Channel 4, and the Bond film on ITV1.

I have already done my bit this year with a donation to the DEC, so this time you're out of luck.

No, I am not knocking it, a huge amount of money is always raised, which is a good thing. I just don't like having to watch it. Oh well, doomed I am yes?

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Politics Part 2

Well the little disagreement between the House of Commons and the House of Lords appears to be turning into a bit of a major argument.

Fun? Oh yes. Also necessary. It is basically about checks and balances. The House of Lords is effectively a check on the actions of the House of Commons. It is there to make sure that the measures and laws made are appropriate for the country, and not excessive.

This is what the crux of the debate between the Houses is about, and the consideration needed for the Bill being debated was not deemed appropriate for the seriousness of the changes proposed.

It will be interesting to see how long it lasts. For further information, check out
BBC News,SKY News and The United Kingdom Parliament.

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March 10, 2005

Random Disclaimer

What you see and read is an opinion of mine, based on factual information or irrational thoughts. In no way do I intend to annoy or antagonise anyone intentionally or otherwise, as I don't have the energy to argue.

If you have a problem with any of my ravings, then find someone elses point of view or alternatively you could just ignore this site completely. Having said that, if you want facts then check out the appropriate websites in the link list...e.g. Sky News, BBC News, CNN International, ITN, etc. and any others that I can put on the list, or indeed refer to in any post I have here, then you can argue with the source.

Is this an excuse? No, should it be? I can always remove my posts or apologise and correct, ok?

On another note : Don't copy without referencing. It's not polite. You want to use stuff off here, you email me. What's the address? Well either click on the link on the side...or read this - muppetlord at gmail dot com.

Understand? Good. Now, if I say no, I mean NO. If I agree to anything, I want to see the final draft so I can tell you if it's wrong. Don't think I won't take notes.

See the Creative Commons licence on the side for extra thoughts.

Remember....I can respond on here...

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March 06, 2005

Tommy Vance RIP

Just heard the news that Tommy Vance has died after suffering from a stroke 3 days ago. For those of you that don't know, Tommy Vance was for many years the voice of the Radio 1 Friday Rock Show. He also did some of the MTV Headbangers Ball related stuff I think.

A man that championed rock music and metal in the UK despite it's apparent love of dance music. He will be missed.

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March 04, 2005


This is going to be a bit of a long post that will probably take ages to finish.

So, aliens, do they exist, or are they a figment of the imagination?

There are a number of views regarding aliens and UFO's and I'll try to cover as much as I can from what I think.

Shall we start with UFO's? Ok then...

'Flying Saucers' is a term that was coined by the press to describe the reports by Kenneth Arnold. The funny thing is, he didn't say they were like saucers, in fact that they flew like stones or saucers skipping across a pond. He even drew a diagram of them....and they look a little like crescent moons with a peak in the rear curve.

So, the fact is, that these aren't the only types of flying objects in the sky. It should be noted at this point that the military has this habit of flying top secret projects at night....because it's dark...and people say they are flying saucers. UFO's is what they are...Unidentified Flying Objects.

Apart from these, there are the usual sightings of saucers, black triangles, lights in the sky, and the weird shaped ones like cylinders, balls etc. that have the tendency to show up on film during major public events (Mexico as an example).

Here in the UK, I know that the Rossendale Valley is known to spotters as UFO Valley...apparently they get a lot of sightings there. Another place is along the Fylde coast. I have seen a black triangle there.

Now before you roll your eyes and say 'yeah, sure', I can clarify a bit. The best bit about the Fylde Coast is that we are under the main flightpath from Manchester to cross to the US etc., so we get a lot of civilian traffic. Blackpool has it's own airport, which explains a lot of smaller craft floating around. There is also the odd military aircraft flying around from Warton, most prominently the Typhoon, although Hawks, Tornados etc make their appearance.

Now, with all that you would expect that you get used to all sorts of engine noises. That black triangle was low level, because it was under the clouds, and I didn't hear any noise at all. That's noise whatsoever. Make of that what you will.

Have you heard of these? These are only showing up on cameras that have their playback on slowmo. There have been a few instances of this, namely the guys that were basejumping into some stupidly deep cavern. They were filming it for a tape, and when they were reviewing it, these flying things appeared to be darting around them. Apparently from the footage that has been seen, they range from a few inches, to a few hundred feet in size. Strange yes? There are obviously perks of being able to move incredibly fast.


Now....hands up, who's seen an alien? I will finish this off in a couple of days I wait patiently....thank you.

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