October 24th, 2006

gq british

Blimey. It's like I never stop talking...

Once again, see how I have not updated in a while. Helas. I shall do so now. Obviously. (Apologies for giant post.)

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Incidentally, on that theme, does anyone remember a TV series from the very late 90s (or maybe very early 00s): a courtroom drama type thing that was an American import (aren’t they all?). I think it only ran for about one season, and was very cynical about the justice system. I seem to recall one plotline about a woman who was divorcing her husband and there was contention over the pre-nuptial agreement, which was resolved when it was proved that she had been lying about her age for years and had in fact been under 18 when she signed the agreement, so it was unvalid. Or was it the children? And she got the children, only it was completely the wrong decision because she was a complete bitch and they were heartbroken at having to leave their father. Is this ringing bells for anyone?

And on a comedy note, has anyone seen the new poster ads for Virgin trains in the tube (or anywhere else, for that matter)? The general idea seems to be “Virgin trains: give you time to think”. I love how they’re trying to make being chronically unpunctual into a positive. Bless them.

I did the prize enigma thing in this month’s Prospect. Get me. I usually look at it and go pah, but this time it was straightforward algebra: the trick is always formulating the right equations with the information given. Nice bit of quadratic equation followed by simple substitution – you’ve got to love it. Have actually emailed answer in. Feel accomplished.

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