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Judging by today's lack of pranks, I'm guessing that as traditions go, April Fool's can be said to be moribund.

Which seems to be the same state the Pope is in at the moment. Poor man. Why, when he created the possibility for future incumbents of Peter's see to step down from the office if it became too much, did he not avail himself of it before now?

And Terri Schiavo has shucked her moribund status, and still her relatives keep arguing and her country's politicians keep spouting rhetoric; and I read that in the States, there may be up to 32,000 people languishing in hospital in a vegetative state like hers, who all seem to be at the mercy of the bible bashers and grandstanders now.

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It was a quiet day today, and so I spent a considerable part of it catching up with the The Case Of The Person Who Commissioned The Wrong Someone To Write Her Paper For Her, Meant To Defraud Him, And Got Exposed On Internet, shaking my head in wonder at how many people had actually sprung to her defense. There is no excuse for plagiarism, or taking credit for work not your own, in academia; and that's exactly how it should be. What progress could we ever hope to make in any field if all we (know how to) do is just copy one another? I hope the stupid bint gets exactly what she deserves.

I'm on Day 3 of my 'diet': basically, just salad and soup for the next 2 weeks. I've not had a choccie in 72 hours and I'm wondering when withdrawal will kick in.

And finally, to bring this to a close, a meme I gakked from poisoninjest, which may or may not interest you:

1. Post the names of 20 of your favorite musicians.
2. See who can guess which is your favorite song by each.
3. Once someone guesses right, bold that row and include the song.



01. New Order, Blue Monday -- bogwitch
02. The Cure, A Forest -- freakspawn
03. David Bowie
04. Common Rotation, Pawn
05. David Sylvian/Japan
06. Iggy Pop, The Passenger -- bogwitch
07. U2, A Sort of Homecoming
08. Garbage
09. The Stone Roses, Love Spreads -- bogwitch
10. Prefab Sprout, When Love Breaks Down -- bogwitch
11. Björk
12. Depeche Mode, Enjoy The Silence -- bogwitch
13. The Rolling Stones
14. Mercury Rev
15. Oasis, Champagne Supernova -- sarcasticbitca
16. Paul Weller/The Style Council, Shout To The Top! -- bogwitch / The Paris Match -- deadsoul820
17. Talking Heads
18. Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, Perfect Skin -- bogwitch
19. Keane, Somewhere Only We Know -- sarcasticbitca
20. Massive Attack, Teardrop -- bogwitch

ETA: Kind of hard, huh? Not so: since my favourite songs change from day to day, almost any title you can think of may hit the jackpot. Anyway, have fun!

Comments

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meko00
Apr. 1st, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
Couldn't possibly guess, but I'd be very interested in the proper answers. :-)
bogwitch
Apr. 1st, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
Wild stabs in the dark:

01. Blue Monday
02. Catch
03. Starman
04. Um.
05. Adolesent Sex! No, hang on, that's mine. Red Guitar?
06. The Passenger
07. Pride
08. Milk
09. Waterfall
10. When Love Breaks Down
11. Violently Happy
12. Stripped
13. black eyed Girl
14. Can't name a song my them
15. Wonderwall
16. Shout to the top
17. Road to Nowhere (the only one I could think of)
18. Perfect Skin (ditto)
19. Er...
20. Teardrop

I think That list is complete random.
gamiila
Apr. 1st, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
Wowie! You got 5 absolutely right -- and I'm in two minds about Red Guitar...but, no. And Adolescent Sex? Fun, but not as hauntingly beautiful and atmospheric as...

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bogwitch
Apr. 1st, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
02. Friday I'm in Love
03. Ashes to Ashes
05. Taking the Veil
07. With or Without You
08. Only Happy When It Rains
09. I wanna be adored
11. Bachelorette
12. Enjoy the Silence
13. Sympathy for the devil
15. Live Forever
gamiila
Apr. 1st, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yay! You got my favourite Depeche Mode song, too!
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desdemonaspace
Apr. 1st, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm in LOVE with your icon!
gamiila
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:30 am (UTC)
Says it all, really, doesn't it? ;-)

It's by crackers4jenn, and shareable. There's so many gorgeous icons out there though, and only room for 50 in our accounts...
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deadsoul820
Apr. 2nd, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
I have no idea what your favorite songs might be, but I love most of these artists so I'm gonna just list my favorite songs by some of them:

01. New Order, Blue Monday
02. The Cure, Fascination Street
03. David Bowie, Candidate/Sweet Thing/Candidate (today, anyway, sometimes it's the Bewlay Brothers, others it's Joe the Lion, others...)
06. Iggy Pop, The Passenger
07. U2, Mysterious Ways
08. Garbage, Stupid Girl
10. Prefab Sprout, Appetite
11. Björk, Army of Me
12. Depeche Mode, Enjoy The Silence, the entire Ultra album
13. The Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil
16. Paul Weller/The Style Council, The Match that Started My Fire
17. Talking Heads, Take Me to the River

This was fun, thanks!
gamiila
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
What a fantastic list of songs you have there! And I can only concur with your choices for 12 (I adore both the Violator and Ultra-albums) and 16 (The Match that Started My Fire, which I recognise as The Paris Match ft. Tracey Thorn, from Café Bleu; which I believe to be their most beautiful song of all -- but I've opted for Shout To The Top!) as my favourite because it's so uobeat and it always cheers me up when I hear it).
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phendog
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
I've no clue so I'll guess one of MY favorites.

Common Rotation - Indie Rockin'
gamiila
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:25 am (UTC)
Including Common Rotation in the list was a bit cheeky of me, because all their songs have something that makes them special and they're all my favourites in a way....but at the same time, I must admit that there are some more favourite than others, and no, Indie Rockin' isn't one of those.
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freakspawn
Apr. 3rd, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
02. am gonna go for Lovesong....just because:p
gamiila
Apr. 4th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
Nope. Though it's a very sweet and moving song, it's not the one that grabbed me, and turned me into a fan...
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sarcasticbitca
Apr. 4th, 2005 03:20 am (UTC)
Ok, here goes some of my guesses...

02. Boys Don't Cry, Just Like Heaven or Burn (my 3 favs)
03. Let's Dance
07. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
08. I Think I'm Paranoid
11. There's More to Life than This
13. Ruby Tuesday or Your Can't Always Get What You Want
15. Don't Look Back in Anger
19. Somewhere Only We Know or Everybody's Changing
gamiila
Apr. 4th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)
19. Somewhere Only We Know or Everybody's Changing

Congratulations, it's SOWK!
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freakspawn
Apr. 4th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
U2 - One
gamiila
Apr. 4th, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
No -- but I thought it might be yours...
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