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It's over there, between the land and the sky.

Last night and so far today are those strange times where I don't listen to solely U2. I've been listening to Pink Floyd, Metallica, REM, Crowded House, Dire Straits ... and U2. The video of Popmart in Poland is awesome. I'm just annoyed it's a documentary only 26 minutes long that contains only partial footage of some songs. But it proves that full footage does exist and someone has to have it. If the proshot Warsaw concert were to leak ... oooh, that'd be amazing. It would flog the reportedly unlistenable audience bootleg that's out there.

What Sort of Hat Are You? I am a Halo.I am a Halo.

I believe I am perfect. Others may not think so, but those others are wrong. What Sort of Hat Are You?

Now, some poor souls on my friends list are not familiar with the greatest comedy and television show of all time, the immortal Fawlty Towers (it's NOT Faulty, it's Fawlty, so named because it's based around the hotel run by Basil Fawlty, played by John Cleese). Only two series' of six episodes were ever made, one in 1975, one in 1979, but it's defined comedy and specifically farce through its sheer brilliance. Took them seven weeks to make a single episode. And now I bring you quotes from one of my favourite episodes, Communication Problems, where the hearing-impaired Mrs Richards comes to stay.

Basil and Mrs Richards are up in the room she booked, arguing because she's dissatisfied.

Mrs Richards: And another thing, I asked for a room with a view

Basil: Deaf, mad, and blind. This is the view as far as I can remember, madam ... yes, yes, this is the view.

R: I expected something more interesting than that.

B: That is Torquay, madam.

R: That's not good enough.

B: Well may I ask what you were expecting to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House, perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically -

R: Don't be silly. I expected to be able to see the sea.

B: You can see the sea. It's over there between the land and the sky.

R: I'd need a telescope to see that.

B: Well may I suggest that you consider moving to a hotel closer to the sea or preferably in it.

R: Now listen to me. I'm not satisfied, but I've decided to stay here. However, I shall expect a reduction.

B: Why? Because Krakatoa's not erupting at the moment?


A short while later, still in the room.

Basil: May I ask, do you by any chance have a hearing aid?

Mrs Richards: A what?

B: A hearing aid!

R: Yes I do have a hearing aid.

B: Would you like me to get it mended?

R: Mended? It's working perfectly alright.

B: No it isn't.

R: I haven't got it turned on at the moment. The battery runs down.

How I love that show. I watched Communication Problems last night for the first time in a little while and had tears pouring down my cheeks. It's so bloody funny. Hm, speaking of funny, this is from earlier in the week;

Burns happened to have brought exactly the same thing for lunch as me.
Me: You're just trying to be an Axver clone, aren't you? But you're not smart enough, white enough -
Sam: Or hairy or ugly enough.

I couldn't help but burst out laughing. So it's official, Burns is a wannabe Axver clone.

Jobs for the weekend;
- Work on my little project-majig.
- Rewrite speech.
- Do Maths B assignment.
- Do some of Geography assignment.
- Work on my story.

'Jobs' that will get done this weekend;
- The first and last of the previous list, potentially the third.
- U2 downloading.
- Too much time online.
- Watching Fawlty Towers.
- Reading MacBeth and Dante's Divine Comedy, both of which I'm enjoying muchly. I got told Dante's Inferno was boring. What the zark? It's really good if you ask me. Not quite what I'd term 'boring'. Boring is more like Maths B. Calculus has long since lost its charm. And someone told me Dante's Inferno is torture, which I do not understand. Today's pop music is torture. Remind me never to listen to the radio in the car. Why doesn't the Gold Coast have any good radio stations? At university, I must get a job working for the radio station there and hijack the airwaves. "This is Axver On Air, all U2, all the time."

I have a need to start a bit torrent. Despite the fact my friend's requested that I download some stuff for him. Hmm. Ethical dilemma - do I do my own torrent, or his one? Why not both? Yes, I shall do both and kill my computer. Woohoo! 20 August 1983, St. Goarshaussen DVD, here I come!

By the way, hooray for rainy days!

--- 1:10pm ---

Height::Apparently I'm now more than 5'6".
Hair Color::White-blonde.
Eye Color::Blue.
School Life
What's your school's mascot?:We have none.
School color(s)?:I wish it was black, blue, and yellow.
Who is your favorite teacher?:Johnno.
What do they teach?:Study Of Religion.
Is this your favorite class?:Any class with Johnno is my favourite.
Do you use any instant messengers?:Yes.
If so, which ones?:AIM, MSN.
About how many hours a day do you spend online?:25.
Do you have a digital camera?:No.
If so, do you post pictures of yourself online?:One does not need a digital camera to post pictures online.
Do you play any instruments?:Yes.
If so, what one(s)?:Guitar, air guitar, any other air instrument.
3 Favorite Genres Of Music::U2, U2, U2.
3 Favorite Bands::U2, U2, U2.
Do you go to concerts and/or shows?:U2 concerts, when they happen next year.
What is the most you've ever spent on a concert/show?:Nothing.
What is the least you've ever spent?:Nothing.
Do you think buying merch at a concert then wearing it there is corny?:No.
Do you listen to any bands that you'd be ashamed to admit to listening to?:Not any more.
Did you notice the grammatical error in question 29?:You don't number your questions so I don't know which you mean. Plus, I'm not really paying attention. Eeee, bit torrent!
Word Association
Blue::Your Blue Room.
Camera::Like Edge needs a handicam.
Boy::U2's first album, 1980.
God::... is God.
Live Journal::Has U2 content.
MTV::Is shit and needs to be revolutionised into U2TV.
Do you think labels are dumb?:They seem to come in handy on shirts for some reason.
Why or why not?:Oh, THOSE labels.
What do people label you as?:Zooropa.
How/Why did you get this label?:I just arbitrarily gave it to myself.
Which Is Worse?
Physical Pain/Emotional Pain?:Physical.
Blink-182/Good Charlotte?:Should both die.
Being Deaf/Being Blind?:Blind. Literacy is good.
Being Bored/Rushing around because you have too much to do?:Rushing around, because that means I'm doing things.
Losing your dominant leg/Losing your dominant arm?:Arm. I sit at my computer all day so I won't miss a leg. I don't have a dominant leg anyway. Who does?
Do you believe theres a difference between "love" and "in love"?:Yes. For starters, 'in love' has more letters.
Is it better to have loved and lossed than to have never loved at all?:It's 'lost', you twit.
Are you romantic?:Deep down. Very, very, very deep down. I've been caught out before.
Are you in a relationship now?:No.
If so, for how long?:I'm not.
If not, how long have you been single?:All my life, thankfully.
Are you a virgin?:Of course.
What song describes your love life right now?:Um ... none?
War: Good or Bad?:Wow, as if the answer to this isn't obvious.
What do you think of designer labels?:Stupid.
Who's skankier: Britney Spears or Paris Hilton?:Both.
What is it with guys and cars?:I don't know.
Do you sing?:I try.
If so, what part (Soprano 1,Alto 2, et cetera)?:The horrible part in which people die.
Kiss or hug?:I should have a sarcastic reply to this but I don't.
What color is your room?:White or cream, I can't tell the difference half the time.
How old is your mom?:Older than me.
Black and white or color photos?:Colour.
Who cuts your hair?:The hairdresser.
What color is your toothbrush?:White and blue.
What color is your hair brush?:I don't have one.
What kind of hair products do you use?:I'm a guy.
Is K-Mart just the poor man's Wal-Mart?:Do I care?
Are you sXe?:Do you speak English?
Are you sexy?:Do I give a toss?
What color to people tells you looks nice on you?:How often do you get told not to make typos?
What color do you think looks nice on you?:Black.
Clothes shopping or grocery shopping?:Book shopping.
Who do you sit with at lunch?
Do you like the sound of your own voice when you hear it played back?:It's not bad.
Who has the nicest speaking voice that you know?:Never really formed an opinion.
What is the website for one of your favorite bands?
Do you prefer to date people younger, older, or the same age as you?:I prefer not to waste my time.
Do you listen to songs on repeat often?:Occasionally.
Who was the last person you hung out with?:Myself.
What did you and that person do?:Listened to U2 and watched Fawlty Towers.
Do you use internet shorthand (i.e. "lol", "brb", "jk", et cetera)?:Of course not. I'm not stupid.
How often do you bathe?:Whenever I need to.
Are you a people-pleaser?:Ha, no.
Do you dye your hair regularly?:No.
What about your eyebrows?:No ...
Do you wear makeup?:'Course not.
If you answered "yes", to #96, are you female?:If I answered 'no', what can I do?
Do you buy CDs edited or unedited?:... what? Edited CDs? Buying? I trade for bootlegs for free.
Can you beatbox?:Can I what now?
Does your mom like the song "Hey Ya" by OutKast?:I hope no-one likes that fucking shit. I should stop swearing every time Outkast is mentioned.

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