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by Modern Antiquarian
Thu Oct 23, 2008 23:46
Forum: glamorak
Topic: clothes
Replies: 811
Views: 183303

Re: clothes

I have a pretty specific need for a shortish winter jacket that I can cycle in. My other coats are too long and would get in the way, and probably spattered with mud. I found this one which I quite like, but it's £110. http://debenhams.scene7.com/is/image/Debenhams/20080919_094010772360?$ProdCatMed...
by Modern Antiquarian
Mon Oct 13, 2008 18:10
Forum: glamorak
Topic: clothes
Replies: 811
Views: 183303

Re: clothes

Has anyone got experience of dyeing their clothes at home? I was going to use one of those washing machine dyeing products like Dylon to dye a pair of trousers that have faded quite badly back to their original black. Is it worth it? Will it mess up my washing machine in any way? I used some dylon ...
by Modern Antiquarian
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:59
Forum: sporty anorak
Topic: Fantasy Football League
Replies: 254
Views: 65359

Re: Fantasy Football League

Wow! I'm up in third!

Maybe not having the internet for a couple of weeks and not tinkering is the way to go...
by Modern Antiquarian
Fri Sep 12, 2008 21:20
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Belle and Sebastian
Replies: 1127
Views: 173261

Re: Belle and Sebastian

Ooh, I like the look of that too. Yow indeed! I remember listening to that Mark Radcliffe graveyard session. *sniff, nostalgia* I remember listening to Nicky Cambell 'goes into the night' before Radcliffe took over. Thank god he did and not too late. The idea of an alternate reality where NIcky Cam...
by Modern Antiquarian
Fri Sep 12, 2008 21:13
Forum: uk and ireland
Topic: Leicester
Replies: 225
Views: 61305

Re: Leicester

Has everyone visited the new Highcross yet? It's a shopping centre, but slightly more futuristic than ones you've been to before, with slightly larger versions of the shops you know and loathe already. It's currently full of gaping idiots wandering about that aren't actually buying anything. Maybe ...
by Modern Antiquarian
Wed Sep 10, 2008 18:41
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: Mad Men
Replies: 46
Views: 28873

Re: Mad Men

When's mad men coming to the UK? Is it something I should get a tv for? I'm impressed by the dapperness of the gent in the first lot of pics. Very skinny tie and I've never seen so discreet a pocket hankie! When is it set?
by Modern Antiquarian
Wed Sep 10, 2008 18:33
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: It's the Large Hadron Collider Thread, yo!
Replies: 50
Views: 29706

Re: It's the Large Hadron Collider Thread, yo!

I still want to know when they start the colliding... And I'm sure the proper physicists have a better explanation, but I still don't see the likelyhood of a model where all unknowns = x. Surely its more feasible to say all unknowns may equal a, b,c,d e,f, or g etc, or maybe load of symbols we've no...
by Modern Antiquarian
Tue Sep 09, 2008 23:48
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: It's the Large Hadron Collider Thread, yo!
Replies: 50
Views: 29706

Re: It's the Large Hadron Collider Thread, yo!

Anyone know what time they're pushing the button? I may have access to a secure vault...
by Modern Antiquarian
Tue Sep 09, 2008 23:05
Forum: indiepop
Topic: Belle and Sebastian
Replies: 1127
Views: 173261

Re: Belle and Sebastian

Yes, 'if she wants me' is great. Its one of Stuarts 1995 songs I think I heard somewhere.
by Modern Antiquarian
Sat Sep 06, 2008 09:34
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: Radio 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Re: Radio 2

I do quite like it, I just wish they would allow us to digital radio on the internet at work so I could listen to radio 6!
by Modern Antiquarian
Fri Sep 05, 2008 21:26
Forum: cinema, tv and radio
Topic: Radio 2
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Radio 2

I was encouraged by a recent discussion with some younger friends who shared my opinions of this network, mainly that it is by far the best national music station. My more specific opinions are set out below: I love Terry Wogan - he always makes me smile, plays a surprisingly high proportion of enjo...
by Modern Antiquarian
Fri Sep 05, 2008 21:10
Forum: anorak boffins
Topic: It's the Large Hadron Collider Thread, yo!
Replies: 50
Views: 29706

Re: It's the Large Hadron Collider Thread, yo!

Has Brian Cox never seen star trek?? He calls himself a geek and he seems blissfully unaware of the principle outlined in too many star trek episodes to reference that when matter and anti -matter collide there'll be a whole lot of exploding! Call me a twat but I'm not sure they know what they're do...
by Modern Antiquarian
Sat Aug 30, 2008 00:36
Forum: glamorak
Topic: shoes!
Replies: 239
Views: 230107

Re: shoes!

I was hoping they might go on half price sale at some point, all that's happened is they've gone up by £50 :( They've gone up another £10! What am I to do? How much is it ethically possible to justify spending on a pair of shoes? What on earth do they cost? That sounds really strange, to put them u...
by Modern Antiquarian
Fri Aug 29, 2008 22:33
Forum: glamorak
Topic: shoes!
Replies: 239
Views: 230107

Re: shoes!

I've had my eye on these old fashioned balmoral boots for coming up to a year now: http://www.thenaturalshoestore.com/images/prod/t/3189_balmoral_black.jpg I was hoping they might go on half price sale at some point, all that's happened is they've gone up by £50 :( I've had a look at them in person...
by Modern Antiquarian
Fri Aug 29, 2008 22:28
Forum: Festivals
Topic: End of the Road Festival
Replies: 119
Views: 50457

Re: End of the Road Festival

sweepingthenation wrote:Judging by various forums and the EOTR Facebook group, since the Sold Out signs went up everybody in the world has suddenly realised they'd quite like to try this one.
Me too!
by Modern Antiquarian
Tue Aug 26, 2008 17:54
Forum: Festivals
Topic: End of the Road Festival
Replies: 119
Views: 50457

Re: End of the Road Festival

FactCheckinCuz wrote:The official site says this is sold out now.
I knew this would happen - I still hadn't decided, but I guess my minds been made up for me now :(
by Modern Antiquarian
Mon Aug 11, 2008 22:32
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241951

Re: what book are you reading?

With the Ender saga, it was really bizarre to find out how religious Orson Scott Card is because I completely hadn't noticed the religious overtones before - in fact, in many ways I kept seeing critiques of religion in the books! Death of the author, and all that - I suppose you impose your own rea...
by Modern Antiquarian
Mon Aug 11, 2008 19:27
Forum: animal anorak
Topic: Cephalopods
Replies: 13
Views: 12876

Re: Cephalopods

Wow - that pic probably only makes the thing to be about 30 feet which scientists have known examples of, and its still pretty impressive - looks more like the body proportions of a colossal squid too. My squid love has been rekindled! I believe one day soon a true giant will be discovered! I bet al...
by Modern Antiquarian
Mon Aug 11, 2008 19:20
Forum: book talk
Topic: what book are you reading?
Replies: 1589
Views: 241951

Re: what book are you reading?

I'd be interested in pastwatch opinions too. I read the first 3 (or 4?) Ender books and thought Ender's game was a great childrens / teens book. The later ones were readable, and unless I missed something really obvious he seemed to give a pretty balanced view of humanist and more spiritual beliefs....
by Modern Antiquarian
Mon Aug 11, 2008 17:22
Forum: animal anorak
Topic: Cephalopods
Replies: 13
Views: 12876

Re: Cephalopods

I used to be really into squid, particularly giant squid. There seemed to be a bit of a giant squid overload in the last few years including the historic photography of a living specimin. I'll only get excited in them again if someone catches a truly ginormous one - the stories of sizes of beaks and...