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(void) summary hurty claw 2001-10-05 Pizza, peeking and pulses

(void) summary hurty knee 2001-09-28 Sex, death, busyness, speeches, fragments

(void) summary hurty shoe 2001-09-21 Music (old, grey and bad), more politics

(void) summary hurty buns 2001-09-14 That cultural event and foreshadowing

(void) summary wordy 2001-09-07 Feeling cultured, Macintosh passions, hi-tech stats

(void) summary in the summertime 2001-08-31 Books, hypnosis, falling Romans and uptime

(void) summary nathan-hate 2001-08-24 Dick size wars, window managers and oddball scientists

(void) summary smutty heaven 2001-08-17 Commercials, wild cheese, bouncy and layering

(void) summary bent? he fix 2001-08-10 Gay test, Nethack, babies and exposure

(void) summary when arrive 2001-08-03 Rough notes, controversy and lateness

(void) summary plentyful 2001-07-27 Tomorrow's World, porn and prostitution

(void) summary plenty free 2001-07-20 Number stations, more guns and scaffolding

(void) summary hentai teeth 2001-07-13 Everybody cracks, stats attack and we rap

(void) summary bendy fun 2001-07-06 Currency, driving, bedbugs and scopeware

(void) summary plenty 2001-06-29 Script tamers, schools, crap after and zero

(void) summary sign stream 2001-06-22 it come with it every day at Oven

(void) summary time cube 2001-06-15 Daynal vs the world, candidates and explosions

(void) summary severed dreams 2001-06-08 Daily format, subs and unsubs, fireworks and drinking

(void) summary thick teens 2001-06-01 Platoon, imaging, guerrillas and funny money

(void) summary pit fiend 2001-05-25 too short! nuclear war, lileks and YALT

(void) summary tureen 2001-05-18 t-shirts, chippies and PG-13 films

(void) summary hurting 2001-05-11 Summaries, veal and hinternets too

(void) summary delve 2001-05-04 Facts, links and guest lists

(void) summary unleavened 2001-04-27 Razors, magick, Rand and drugs

(void) summary den 2001-04-20 Eighties music, speedy cars and food

(void) summary lime 2001-04-13 Instructions, beeps and monkeys

(void) summary eats 2001-04-06 File sharing, burnout and beauty

(void) summary serpents 2001-03-26 Earthlights, tees and OS X

(void) summary sicks 2001-03-19 Memes, lizards, walks and rips

(void) summary fife 2001-03-12 Rudeness, art and creation

for summary in (void) 2001-03-05 Coupons, novels and digests

(void) summary three of some 2001-02-26 Spices, jobs and ads

(void) summary returns 2001-02-19 Ridley, youth and photos

(void) weekly summary, february 2001-02-12 Games, plates and gadgets

Here we are again. Late again too, but hopefully this just brightens up
your weekend/ Monday morning. Something like that.

The UKNM-crossover thread contined from last week, with Todd Larason
and Chris Heathcode discussing the conspiracy theory of marketing and
coupons, and Celia retorting to Arp's point that the ecommerce boom got
a lot of us where we are today; as did Matt Jones, with slightly more
venom. Mike Moran leapt through advertising to CDs and LSD in breakfast


Harl mentioned the new novel Thinks... which became thread of the week
by a large margin. Mike Moran was unconvinced by the original premise,
but Dave Cross was excited by a new novel, and mentioned the problems
of being a fan of unprolific authors, as opposed to, say, Terry
Pratchett, whose prolificness was dissected by a bored Simon Wistow.
Arp's reading habits started a meandering post.


Dave Cross, replying to Aaron, moved the thread into dead authors and
sci-fi, and asked for reccomendations. Celia passed on a book she was
reading by Russell Hoban, which led Todd to discuss phonetic books
generally, as he'd already written one. Arp tied off this one too.


Meanwhile on the sci-fi portion of this thread, Matt lambasted the
Asimovian doubters and praised Iain M Banks, which was explained by
respondents as disliking plot at the expense of character development.
Arp and Replicant shifted to films, by talking about the 60s new wave,
drugs and Philip K Dick.


Robert Shiels ran with a mention of Heinlein's books and also mentioned
the Guardian's digested reads, which Robin supplied a URL of. This led
to the argument of the week, where Daynal, Dave Cross and others argued
about misogony, dating of attiudes, and generated far too many URLs to
put in here. Sorry.


Arp talked about Maclean, Dr Who and childrens books; Simon responded
with memory and exams; Alex Robinson spewed info into the (void) aobut
other adventure novelists.


It feels like it's been a busy week, and I've only scratched the
surface of Thinks... let alone the pants, piccies, parmesan dogshit,
potential confusion of keys and cards, problems of scientific accuracy
in scifi, page building on the Web, practical fusion, passing on
handedness, positions (sexual) and religion or any other things that
have been going on. But then, now you know where the archives are,

Links o' the week from Steve, Alaric, void@vacant.co.uk and Victoria



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