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Fact: 255 British soldiers were killed in the Falklands War. 264 soldiers later committed suicide.
Great blast from the past: the first ever internet marketing conference. The introductory speaker, Ken McCarthy, explains why the ‘internet business’ is better than the ‘CD-ROM business’ to a sceptical audience. Features a young Marc Andreessen.
Saturday afternoon. Raining, which suits my mood. Just ate 2 sticky toffee puddings. Now wretching. Which also suits my mood.
Was supposed to be going to Paris today, but just couldn’t face the journey. But have tackled the situation head-on…by not answering the calls of the person I was supposed to meet there.
Seth Roberts thinks that seeing life-sized faces in the morning improves mood. Taking this as inspiration, alongside the desperate need to decorate my apartment after living there for over a year, I’ve decided to buy some photographic portraits. Here’s my list of faces. All are inspiring and some are, erm, stimulating, if you get what I mean.
- Bill Clinton
- Robert Kennedy
- Bill Shankly
- Kenny Dalglish
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- John Lennon
- Stanley Kubrick
- Stephen Fry
- Mia Farrow
- Burt Lancaster
- Chuck D
- Virginie Ledoyen
With a drunk in Shepherds Bush tube station:
Him: Does this train go North?
Me: No, East
Him: What’s East?
Me [struggling to properly define ‘East’]: Errrrr, opposite of West
Him: That’s the same as North isn’t it?
Me: Yeah, the same as North
Then he walked happily away.
I saw the Queen today, in Bank (London). Big entourage (3 cars behind, 3 cars in front and several motorbikes), big hassle (all the joining roads were blocked off as she sped through Moorgate), big car (gorgeous Bentley) and big hat (silly green thing).
I won’t go on about Liverpool’s victory last night, except to talk about a bet I placed. This screenshot portrays the best possible scenario for a punter, a bet you can’t lose.
I placed a bet on Liverpool to win the Champions League at 28. I knew that Liverpool were under-valued and Barcelona over-valued, therefore if Liverpool got anything out of last night’s game the price would tumble. I was right. After we won the price fell from 28 to 13! This screenshot shows that through hedging it’s impossible for me to lose. God, this sounds really boring, but actually is quite interesting. Sorry. Never again.
Fascinating article from the LA Times. In short, certain psychological conditions may serve an evolutionary purpose, even suicidal tendencies.
Aaaaaaannnndd: brain diseases I wish I had. Upon reflection, I might already have a few of them: Tertiary Neurosyphilis seems likely and PSAS (Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome) is guaranteed.
Back in my freezing cold London apartment, Samaritans card in one hand, can of Stella in the other.
It’s finally time to say goodbye to my passport. It’s 2.5 years old and the pages are finally full with stamps, and it now gets comments everytime I go through a passport control office. I’ve been to, in approximate order of frequency:
- Hong Kong
- United States
Plus the European countries that don’t stamp your passport anymore: Spain, France, Ireland, Germany and Austria. That’s 18 countries in 30 months, a new country every 1.6 months for those, like me, that prefer things expressed in that way.