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Off Topic / brave new world on radio 3
« on: 05 December, 2007, 01:39:11 PM »

Is this the Brave New World?
Wednesday 5 December 2007 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Matthew Sweet introduces a special edition of Night Waves' Landmarks monthly exploration of a classic work of culture, recorded in front of an audience as part of BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking festival of ideas in Liverpool.

Aldous Huxley's famous 1930s novel Brave New World foresaw a disturbing future society where unhappiness has been eliminated by technology. Set in London in 2540, it anticipates developments in reproductive technology and biological engineering that change society. Humanity is carefree, healthy and technologically advanced.

So now, 70 years later, have we finally surpassed Huxley's predictions? Matthew is joined in Liverpool by a roundtable of guests to argue over the book's continuing relevance.

45 minutes

Prog / Re: Prog 1563 - Flame on
« on: 12 November, 2007, 08:13:13 PM »

Off Topic / Re: Postal strike
« on: 09 October, 2007, 02:29:17 PM »
no monday delivery of my prog :(

General / Re: Pic of my first bound books......
« on: 09 October, 2007, 02:32:01 PM »

Off Topic / Re: Dirk Gently On Radio 4 :)...
« on: 08 October, 2007, 12:19:55 PM »
well,i liked it !

Off Topic / Dirk Gently On Radio 4 :)
« on: 05 October, 2007, 06:24:55 PM »

Film & TV / Re: bbc 4 comics night
« on: 10 September, 2007, 10:32:36 PM »
ahhh,glad it was picked up, i rarely watch tv these days and was at the bbc website when noticed it

Film & TV / bbc 4 comics night
« on: 10 September, 2007, 06:53:26 PM »
I thought I would see a post about this, but did not... here is a link


The new three-part documentary Comics Britannia is the centrepiece of a whole season on BBC Four celebrating UK comics and US artists' influence upon them. Find out now what's on TV - and watch out for extra interview clips here on the BBC Four website after Comics Britannia's first episode has aired.

Off Topic / Re: Alternative Housing
« on: 13 September, 2007, 07:51:40 PM »
log cabin :)

Film & TV / Re: Comics Britannia
« on: 10 September, 2007, 11:39:49 PM »
I missed most of it but sure i saw a comic strip that i have read, how freaky, to think, shelves of comics for kids, oh, how times change !

General / Re: We're witnessing the death of ...
« on: 19 July, 2007, 12:26:49 PM »
he is not going on a mutie freedom t-shirt march,he is out arresting law breakers, and the 'no air conditioning' rad vans is within the idea of treating people fairly,muties,citz,perps etc.

i see no real conflict of interest, in many ways he is doing what a 'judge' should do, using his 'judgement' , a judge is not a mere law enforcer, he is, indeed, a 'judge'

the cj was willing to give the mutie relatives 'ambassador' status which i think was a good idea, he should have gone for that

mm,reminds me of that speech in 'merchant of venice' about how justice ( or is it law? ) must be tempered with mercy

...cut and paste time....

The importance of the arduous task Portia had engaged in gave this tender lady courage, and she boldly proceeded in the duty she had undertaken to perform: and first of all she addressed herself to Shylock; and allowing that he had a right by the Venetian law to have the forfeit expressed in the bond, she spoke so sweetly of the noble quality of mercy, as would have softened any heart but the unfeeling Shylock's; saying, that it dropped as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath; and how mercy was a double blessing, it blessed him that gave, and him that received it; and how it became monarchs better than their crowns, being an attribute of God Himself; and that earthly power came nearest to God's, in proportion as mercy tempered justice; and she bid Shylock remember that as we all pray for mercy, that same prayer should teach us to show mercy. Shylock only answered her by desiring to have the penalty forfeited in the bond. 'Is he not able to pay the money?' asked Portia. Bassanio then offered the Jew the payment of the three thousand ducats as many times over as he should desire; which Shylock refusing, and still insisting upon having a pound of Antonio's flesh, Bassanio begged the learned young counsellor would endeavour to wrest the law a little, to save Antonio's life. But Portia gravely answered, that laws once established must never be altered. Shylock hearing Portia say that the law might not be altered, it seemed to him that she was pleading in his favour, and he said: 'A Daniel is come to judgement! O wise young judge, how I do honour you! How much elder are you than your looks!'

so anyways,there you goes, my argument rests before learned council

the lawwww

General / Re: We're witnessing the death of ...
« on: 18 July, 2007, 10:48:42 PM »
things change

Off Topic / Re: The Volgans are coming...........
« on: 19 July, 2007, 01:40:06 PM »
no evidence to suggest a link apart from common sense eh

hope the raf aint all over iraq and afghanistan while we need em here

"hey,ruskies, bit too late ?, is it like eastern europe in eec/nato now eh eh eh, lost yer power base, can not accept it eh eh"


Off Topic / Re: aliens chat on radio 3......
« on: 18 July, 2007, 10:44:48 PM »
2/3. Writer Andrew Crumey delves into our literary past to discover a fascination with alien life dating back to the middle ages and beyond.

tonight.... sci-fi tastic :)

Off Topic / aliens chat on radio 3
« on: 16 July, 2007, 11:06:19 PM »
The Essay
Life, But Not As We Know It
Monday 16 July 2007 23:00-23:15 (Radio 3)

A biologist, a writer and a philosopher each explore their fascination with the notion of extraterrestrial intelligence and what such a discovery could mean for the future of humanity.

15 minutes

1/3. Biologist Jack Cohen on why the discovery of aliens would change our view of biology, evolution and organised religion.

you can listen online for 7 days


nerdy fact, lots of classical music fans love sci-fi


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