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Word of the Day: Glemanuilt

Posted in Of the Day with tags , , , , , on 11 October, 2008 by Ally

Tonight I dug out my dog-eared copy of The Meaning of Liff; “a dictionary of things that there aren’t any words for yet” by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd. All the words are in fact place names to which they assigned appropriate (or inappropriate) definitions. I must have had it for at least ten years, the inside cover has my name and form group written on in pencil – Alastair Craig 8CD.

Anyway, one that particularly struck me today was…

Glemanuilt (n.)

The kind of guilt which you’d completely forgotten about which comes roaring back on discovering an old letter in a cupboard.

Unnecessary Sequels

Posted in Nothing Really with tags , , , , , , on 1 October, 2008 by Ally

It was recently announced that Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer is writing a sixth book in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, entitled And Another Thing… Also, my friend Den just linked me to an article regarding a potential sequel to Blade Runner. The rumours on that one have thankfully been debunked, but it got me thinking about other potential unwelcome sequels:

Citizen Kane II: Raising Kane
After being raised from the dead by a Voodoo priest, Charles Foster Kane goes on a murderous rampage in a desperate attempt to find Rosebud. He still won’t tell anyone what exactly Rosebud is though.

To Kill Another Mockingbird
Scout, who has grown up to be a lawyer, defends a man accused of killing a mockingbird.

Kiss Me Deadly II: Hammer and Tongs
Hardboiled private eye Mike Hammer undergoes extensive surgery to remove a pair of barbecue tongs from his digestive system.

Duck Soup: A Second Helping
Freedonia is under strain from the “Credit Crunch”, after Harpo spreads the economy on a cracker and eats it. There’s only one thing to do; 75% of the population must be culled. Will Zeppo be first against the wall?

On another note, the new Ben Folds album is deeply disappointing.