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A single act of carelessness leads to the eternal loss of beauty. Below are 10 entries, after skipping 10 most recent ones in the "Arthur Bullard" journal:

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June 8th, 2010
03:24 pm

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Fun Ways to Die : Lawnmower Land Speed Record
Lawnmower land speed record.

Yes, it cuts grass too.

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May 21st, 2010
10:51 pm

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Hello Cambridge!
I know there are quite a few Cambridge-based people on my f'list, some of whom might be interested in this. It's run by a friend (hi evath). Interesting looking meetings, but sadly I am too far away. Go!:

Cambridge 'Skeptics in the Pub'

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May 13th, 2010
03:19 pm

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Fun Ways to Die : Drive in Pakistan
Pakistan's official driving safety guide

Highlights:

Things you'll need: vehicle, confidence
Drive the speed limit or above.
Quit stepping on those brakes for NO REASON!

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May 12th, 2010
09:54 pm

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Oh, the vanity! [Poll]
SC51 ART

The plate above:

I don't get it.
0(0.0%)
I get it.
1(5.9%)
Eh, mildly amusing, I guess.
4(23.5%)
Awesome!
0(0.0%)
Buy it!
1(5.9%)
Buy it? It's a vanity plate. Vanity plates are lame!
4(23.5%)

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April 12th, 2010
01:57 pm

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Poll #1550206 If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it

Without looking it up or otherwise checking, I think wedding/engagement rings go on:

the right hand
2(3.0%)
the left hand
57(86.4%)
dunno
3(4.5%)
My fiancé(e) was killed in a freak accident while distracted by listening to a Beyoncé song, you insensitive clod!
0(0.0%)


ETA for the purposes of this poll, I mean the UK, as karohemd points out below, other countries may differ. :-)

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March 29th, 2010
11:27 pm

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Can He Fix It?
This is not a new development, but the noises my plumbing makes have been bugging me for some time.

Problem 1: downstairs loo. When the cistern refills, the plumbing makes a sort of low resonant "hummmmmmm" noise, which varies in intensity but can be heard throughout the house. Upstairs loo does not do this.

Unfortunately it was in a quiet mood when I tried to record it this evening, but you can hear it here [.WAV file]. You might just be able to hear the humming if you're using decent headphones or speakers.

Problem 2: this is the really annoying one. When the hot water is run (e.g. for a bath), the header tank has to refill. And it does this *noisily*, again clearly audible throughout the house [.WAV file] - and occasionally by the neighbours!

Problem 3: Turning off the cold taps suddenly causes a "thunk!" to go back through the pipes. I believe this is called water hammer and can be alleviated by some kind of relief device?

Is there a way to fix any of these?

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March 27th, 2010
01:26 am

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Time Passes
It seems 7 years have passed since my first ever LJ entry, so in the spirit of boredom, I thought I'd try posting it again:


What better way to inaugurate a LJ...
Than a meme?

I ____ Art.
Art is ____.
If I were alone in a room with Art, I would _______.
I think Art should _____.
Art needs ______.
I want to ____________ Art.

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March 22nd, 2010
04:54 pm

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Fun Ways to Die - WRC
This is totally mad. Man enters a $500 1991 BMW 318i (rear wheel drive, obv), found on Craigslist, in the Mexico round of the 2010 World Rally Championships.

A choice highlight:


Some kids threw boulders in the road on a transit and I punctured my gas tank losing nearly a half tank in 24 km on the next stage. Best part, the officials pointed out our leak and showed a handful of gas to us when we asked how big it was — I knew we were screwed, but they said we could start the stage so we did. I patched it with just stuff in the trunk — RTV and balls of duct tape

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March 19th, 2010
06:25 pm

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Home

Home from work,
I look for Ceefer
waiting at the door.
She is not there.

Some days I really miss her.

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Current Location: United Kingdom, England, Oxfordshire
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March 17th, 2010
09:35 am

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Theories?
This has appeared on the bollard outside work:

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Theories on a postcard comment please!

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