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March 11, 2006

Legal problems: approximation of a playlist §9

Legal issues in song:

I fought the law – The Clash
Oswald defence lawyer – The Fall
The Hives are law – The Hives
It's a crime – The Magnetic Fields
Caught by the fuzz – Supergrass
GBH - Death in Vegas
A boy named Sue – Johnny Cash
Hazy shade of criminal – Public Enemy
Judge Fudge – Happy Mondays
Police & Thieves – Junior Mervin
Bankrobber – The Clash
New York City Cops – The Strokes

Choosing a university: thankfully, students aren't this shallow

Writing about web page

Reading this report, you would be forgiven for thinking that prospective students were facile, image-conscious individuals who don't give a stuff about the academic quality of courses and universities. Fortunately, the third time I looked at this I realised that the authors had simply excluded academic factors from their consideration.

Makes sense though, doesn't it?! To heck with standards, what are the catering facilities like? And, by the way, are they provided by a nice external operator like, say, Sodexho, or, in error, by the university itself?

Here and there and back again

3 out of 5 stars

Man is accidental time traveller, catapulted back and forward. Wife isn't. But they first meet when she is young and he is rather older and continue to meet throughout her chronologically normal life until they eventually get it together for real but then, of course, it ain't quite that straightforward.

Nice proposiition, well-worked through and kind of hangs together despite the changes in time, ages and setting (which I gave up trying to track). A very easy and light read and pretty enjoyable really as a fun thriller. There is a love story between the protagonists at the heart of it which gives it its main thread but I'm too hard to comment on that.

So, top Richard and Judy fayre but no worse for that!

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