Month: May 2005

  • Everyone’s favourite astronaut

    http://thrdgll.tripod.com/buzz.htm I’ve said it before and it seems I’m not alone in thinking that Buzz Aldrin is first amoung astronauts. via Pharyngula

  • Return to Berlin £33.31

    Ryanair are a wildly successful and profitable company who have the generosity to send me to Berlin and back for £33.31. Exclusive of taxes that is £7.98 for their trouble. I will spend more than that on an over-priced sandwich and soft drink in the departure lounge. My journey home to Yorkshire next month is…

  • Psychoanalysis as Attribution Effect

    in the midst of a rant about how easily people misunderstand each other when discussing things on bulletin boards I had occasion to make mention of the Attribution Effect (aka Attribution Theory aka Misattribution Effect) and found a pithy paragraph that summed it up quite well: As a tendency, we attribute our own failures or…

  • asynchronistas

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    the first two entries my aggregator aggregated this morning.. People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy…

  • Sie liebt dich

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rammstein “German language suits heavy metal music. French might be the language of love, but German is the language of anger.” — Oliver Riedel – Bassist, Rammstein (Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia), October 24, 2004)

  • plans for the next four years

    http://onemonkey.org/psycho/CJMAProposal.pdf After four years of planning, I now know what I am doing for the next four (and hopefully more); I have just heard that I’ve been accepted for the Birkbeck Psychology PhD. I started their part-time BSc back in 2001 with this vague target that I’d like to get into academic psychology. The degree…