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Aerobics. Seriously.

September 25, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

“The Word Aerobics comes from two Greek words: aero, meaning ‘ability to,’ and bics, meaning ‘withstand tremendous boredom.’ This is the difference between a world-class marathon runner and a normal person: a world-class marathon runner has undergone sufficient aerobic conditioning that he can run for nearly three hours without falling […]

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Pure Gold scammery – scammees fight back

September 24, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

It’s not a new concept to fight the scammers, but it’s something I’d forgotten about. Sites devoted to the wonder of the 419 style scam are plentiful, but there’s none better than 419 Eater. Chock full of scammers getting a spoonful of their own, you could spend weeks and weeks […]

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I like simple humour

September 23, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

Who says jokes have to be long and complicated to be really funny?* Genius. * Nobody, actually. Not that I’m aware of, anyway. In fact, it seems, judging by the response of the people I have showed this to, I’m an idiot. Ho-hum.

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We are the mushrooms.

September 22, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

So remember I mentioned the CI Cup? Well, we won. That’s right. Oh yes. Writeups: here and here. And yet more coverage in the Guernsey Press, where I somehow found my ugly mug (albeit in fortunately low-resolution) on both the front and back pages. Awesome. P.S. Fcking get in there!

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Famous. Again.

September 15, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

Ahh, the pressures of being a cricketing supergod. Perhaps not. But still, it’s always nice to get written up in the paper. ESPECIALLY when they get your name right. (Third time lucky.)

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Why being a grammar Nazi is a good thing

September 12, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

I frequently annoy the shit out of people for correcting their use of their English language. Spelling, grammar, your vs you’re etc. etc. ad infinitum. Heck, I even set up a website for it! Most people ignore me when I do it, which is fine. But I present for you […]

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Persist, and you might get free stuff: Lovefilm

September 11, 2008 Matt Thornton 3

I was a long time user of the Blockbuster mail order DVD service. For me, in Guernsey, it worked well enough, DVDs arrived promptly and I was pretty happy. Around the same time, I trialled the Lovefilm service (mainly, I think, due to a friend of mine doing one of […]