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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

Hi. Last of my summaries for a while. Behind-the-scenes plans for
summarisers for the next two weeks are sadly lacking in solidity, but at
least I got the summary archive (http://husk.org/void/summ/) ready.

A week of long running mutating threads, as ever perhaps. Robert Jones
started Music Trivia by searching for a Letter to Cleo; Chris Devers found
the answer. Easter Bunny moved it on by complaining about the 'whiney' B52s,
which crossed threads and spurred a large Steve Mynott post about 80s and
90s pop, something of a theme this week.


John McDonnell was moving the Nonweb thread from minor status to thread of
the week by questioning pronunciation, which Robin Houston compounded. Simon
Wistow added location (changes thereof) to the mix, and there were lots of
attempts to replicate phonetics in ASCII.


alex@lurk.org posted a list of questions, provoking little discussion, but
some interesting answers; I was struck by how often OSes were described as
prison like (as by Robert Jones), although John McDonnell saw it more as
obstacles, and John Melesky found something to love in all of them. The
description of code as art went largely unchallenged, which is perhaps a
(void) specific response. One of the few points of discussion was Jo Walsh's
somewhat dismissive mention of TCL, taken up by Thomas Fini Hansen and
Randal L. Schwartz.


The Mens Rooms thread is best summed up for me by Clive Murray, but it can't
be ignored as it spurred huge discussion on fast food (spurred by Victoria
McDonnell); comparisons across the Atlantic of pizza chains and kebabs, with
Steve Mynott describing the culinary and sociological aspects of the latter.
Chris Devers 'gyrating column o' mystery meat' gets a mention too, as I
liked the phrase. (That also goes for Alex Robinson's description of, um, a
toilet somewhere. And I wasn't going to mention the lav thread. Sigh.)


Going back to music, Ashley Pomeroy mentioned Kraftwerk on the pronunciation
thread, and also spurred a thread on speed limits, again with transatlantic
differences being explored- Chris Devers mentioned Montana and Simon Wistow
provided anecdotes about on-motorway speed tests. Randal talked about odd
Oregon legislation.


In other bits that have caught my eye scanning the archives; more music-
Claire Grogan, of Altered Image(s?) was talked about by Dave Cross; New
Romantics were dismissed amusingly by Simon Kinahan. (Oops, seem to have
missed the whole Blondie/ early rap thread. Ah well.) Ashley parodied the
Telegraph, and Alex Robinson ranted at the Spectator.


Discussion of web stuff popped up; unstealable graphics (as posted by Chris
Devers and dismissed by Replicant); Daynal asked about favourites icons
(first reply prize goes to duncan) and Alex Robinson grappled with


Links of the week: from alex@slab.org (according to prophecy), Lee Maguire,
Alex Robinson and Robert Jones.