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This News Requires A Happy Dance

In Film on April 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm

No link today. I’m just gloating.

You see, America may get all the new music and movies first most of the time, but the U.K. will be getting X-Men Origins: Wolverine before they do.

This makes me immensely happy. I will be pre-booking my ticket and racing to the cinema as soon as school is over on Wednesday.

I’ll tell you all about it.

Rioting? OF COURSE IT WILL WORK!

In People, World News on April 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Protesters get stupid at the G20 summit. The pictures have been around for a long time, I wasn’t really bothered with it but everyone has a limit.

I understand standing up and being vocal about your point of view, I understand trying to encourage change in a system that is not working. They’re all respectful things to do.

But rioting? That just degrades everything you stand for- it takes you down from being an activist to being a damn fool.

Personally, I feel sorry for the policemen and all the people on crowd control. They don’t need to be attacked like that! It’s not like the police officers make the rules- there’s no need to take out your anger on someone who can’t do anything about your problems!

And do they even consider what they’re doing to their group’s image? Nobody is going to respect that sort of behaviour and I personally find it disgusting. Someone died because the rioters wouldn’t let the police and paramedics do their job and help someone who’d collapsed!

Protesting something is all well and good- but you don’t need to get stupid about it.

Here, Have Some Immature Name Humour

In People on March 30, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Britain sees decline of Cocks, Balls and Death. They’re all surnames of course, but a cookie for you if you giggled inanely for a second like I did.

GCSE Science Fails

In Education on March 28, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Multiple choice questions on GCSE science exam papers are fucking ridiculous. All the examples are from 2006, mostly from the Edexcel board of examinations, there’s only one from AQA. The examples are so freaking easy. Like, ridiculously so- I learned the answers to those before Year 8. You take your GCSEs in Year 10 and 11. Children are failing to correctly answer these simple questions. There is something inherently wrong with that statement.

I’d just like to say: I took my GCSEs in 2007, on the OCR exam board, all on the Higher Tier. I would like you all to know that I got an A in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. I worked hard, dammit!

Also, for random lols, an example question:

GCSE Science (Edexcel, 2006)

Our moon seems to disappear during an eclipse. Some people say this is because an old lady covers the moon with her cloak. She does this so that thieves cannot steal the shiny coins on the surface. Which of these would help scientists to prove or disprove this idea?

A) Collect evidence from people who believe the lady sees the thieves

B) Shout to the lady that the thieves are coming

C) Send a probe to the moon to search for coins

D) Look for fingerprints

Everyone Loves A Man In Uniform

In Men, World News on March 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Especially me. But I think it’s more about the uniform than anything else. Anyway. Some Royal Marine saved his troop in Afghanistan. Very heroic, had gotten shot in the helmet earlier. The corporal had gotten shot in the groin. Which makes me laugh.

Anyway, I don’t really care. I only mention it because it’s about soldiers. And I love soldiers.  And we’re back to the title. Seriously, check out the link, there’s a picture- hero of the day is reasonably hot.