September 4th, 2006

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Steve Irwin

'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin killed

"Stingrays only sting in defence, they're not aggressive animals so the animal must have felt threatened. It didn't sting out of aggression, it stung out of fear," Dr Bryan Fry, Deputy Director of the Australian Venom Research Unit at the University of Melbourne said.


OK, it's sad that he's dead, but what's he doing going around provoking animals like that in the first place?

What's this obsession with showing animals as dangerous in the name of entertainment?
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Wallingford Bunkfest

So, this weekend thethirdvoice and I went up to Wallingford for the Bunkfest with Gogs and the Hunt.

Spent the weekend dancing with both teams, which meant a few quick changes and rushing from spot to spot, but was fun all the same.

Got to learn Oompa Loompa in full and display it, which was nice too.

...and the tent didn't blow down, so all in all a good day
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Train Delays

Someone felt ill in the carriage I was in on the train home. It was at the other end of the carriage from me, so I don't really know what happened.

However, we got to Sydenham and the driver called for an ambulence and obviously we waited until it arrived and the paramedics took her off the train before going on. She walked off with them, so I assume she was fairly ok in the end.

So, we were 20 minutes late, but obviously it was perfectly understandable to call the ambulence and wait for it.

However, our train sitting in the station for 20 minutes makes the trains behind us late and has an effect on all the passengers behind us. I wonder if I would have been quite so understanding if I was on one of them or just annoyed at being delayed again*

Makes you think...


* - haven't had much luck with trains lately engineering works last night meant our 2 hour return journey from Wallingford actually took 4 and left us a bus ride away from home (rather than at the station right by home which we were planning to go to) and then the train to work this morning was cancelled to, so was a little frustrated with the rail network by that point.
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