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We're in the Netherlands. LOL!
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LOL indeed. I can do that. :)
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(cats + Japan) + Vintage + Shoreditch = This

Cat cafés are coming to the UK, apparently.  There's one in Devon already, but this one in London has a much better website.  

Quick primer on the Japanese version here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_caf%C3%A9 but basically it's a café with cats in it.  

It's been given the vintage treatment here, which, to my mind, makes the whole thing start to seem a bit like a brothel...
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I think this is +Anna-Lisa Durrant's friend's cat cafe 
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It's official:  my wife is outstanding in her field.

In her new job role at her College, she's in charge of bucking up the ideas of a handful of departments, and she's thrown herself into it with gusto.  Almost all the tutors under her wing have been getting improved lesson observation grades, with quite a few people getting Grade 1s consistently.  But this week came the real test:  her own lesson observation by none other than the Vice Principal.  

So she goes and gets herself a Grade 1, doesn't she.  It's a triumph.  Is it a ruddy triumph?  It's a ruddy triumph!

The picture, not my wife, but it does come from a good article here: http://elodieunderglass.com/2012/10/15/raise-up-good-science-women-finding-their-ways/
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"Oi, you!" said your wife hacking your account. "More about how I am fabulous and both less  of your spurious accusations towards English Lit. As I tell my students, all humanities subjects provide you with the valuable, transferable  skills of lying & blagging."
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My wife found this in the paper yesterday, and remarked on how parents seem to be becoming uncomfortable taking their kids to the cinema unless there is some sort of 'message'.  Apparently, spending some fun time together as family is not edifying enough.

And then I read the article and realised the Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind was 30 years ago:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087544/

Heck, Godzilla was 60 years ago...
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Friendship Town!
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Hi James. I apologise sincerely for contacting you here but Mr. Farquharson is ready to move ahead with the group. Can you contact him please? Thanks a million. (Sorry again.)
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Julian Rhind-Tutt FTW
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Yeah, looks good. Scientifically suspect but a decent enough romp.

It is Luc Besson too.
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Unleash the Micro-Manager!

Here is the awesome present for my wife for Mothers' Day. Thank you, eBay.

So of course we had to get the duplo out and build a reasonable approximation (also pictured) for the little Chap. He's been charging around all morning with his new 'velcro manager'. That's near enough
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We were practising our descriptive language in class the other day by doing book / film / music reviews, so of course I joined in and did one too.

The book I chose was The Scheme for Full Employment by Magnus Mills, and I was trying and failing to explain the sense of humour.  There's a snippet on the back of the book, so I passed it around for the students to sample.  Here's the snippet:

"According to this you did sixty-three miles on Wednesday the fourth, sixty-three miles on Thursday the fifth, and on Friday the sixth, one million, twelve thousand and twenty-two miles.  Where did you go that day?"
"That should say sixty-three miles," I said.  "Sorry, must have put it down wrong."

Some of my students laughed out loud and some of them just looked puzzled.  Amazon reviews of this and other Magnus Mills books seem to reflect that; some people get the joke, others don't.

For the record, that little snippet on its own has had me giggling since I shared it with my students.  If you also find it funny, then check out his books.  
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as the kitchen knife slides in and out of your abdomen, his screams of 'to me, to you' soon escalate into maniacal laughter...
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Too stupid to fail

More here:  http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/heavy-metal/popular
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