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January 5th, 2008

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03:19 pm - Schott's, 2008
Two favourite finds from the 60 pages of Schott's Almanac 2008 that I've managed so far:
Children who are dressed in sexually inappropriate clothing.

     —"Words of the Year" section, p. 12

…and, in the completely-squicking-me-out category:
In an attempt to break the world record, Brazilian Claudio Paulo Pinto stretched his eyeballs 0.3" out of their sockets (sadly, he failed; the world record is 0.43").

     —"Significa · 2007" section, p. 15

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Date:January 5th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, I *so* wish I hadn't followed that second link...
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Date:January 5th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Date:January 7th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
I'd just like to note that following the similar-products links at Amazon UK eventually led me to a book entitled Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? With absolutely no regard to its content whatsoever, I am obligated to love this book just for its title and the bold, plain-font way it is presented on the cover.
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Date:January 7th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
I actually have that book: it's not quite as entertaining as its title suggests, but it's pretty entertaining all the same.

There's also a sequel and a rebuttal volume (the Amazon UK page for which has a link to another charming title).
Date:January 12th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)


Muffy was here. l a

Yes, it was I, I!, ce who pinched your VISA y number way back when, and no, that gr wee bit wasn't ou enuf to take the tarnish off my p black-feathered soul.


As Nietzsche and a bloody Canuk once said: "Supe is dead."


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