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What are the odds of THAT?

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Crikey. Right after I write about families of awesome people I discover quite how amazing the Coppola family tree is… I knew Francis Ford Coppola was related to Sofia and to Nicholas Cage, but I didn’t realise that Jason Schwartzman is also part of the clan. And they are one of two families to have 3 generations of academy award winners. (No idea who the other family is…) So that’s pretty cool. And Roman Coppola is credited as writer for The Darjeeling Limited! (A film I really want to see!) I thought all that was pretty cool.

I’m halfway through reading this. Interesting stuff about the record industry and music piracy and so on. But I should really get back to reading this. Which isn’t as intersting. But possibly more relevant for my putative essay about Probability in Quantum Mechanics…

Written by Seamus

November 18, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Posted in film, music, philosophy

Genius skips a generation…

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  • Erasmus and Charles Darwin
  • Thomas and Aldous Huxley
  • Max Born and Olivia Newton-John

This trinity of grandparent/grandchild relations is unimpeachable proof that clever people have clever grandchildren. And there’s no shortage of evidence that rock legends have crap children; Peaches Geldof, Kelly Osbourne… Evidence that great people do not beget great children.

But what of Hugh Everett who was the father of the Many Worlds interpretation of Quantum Mechanics? Father to Mark Oliver Everett, the frontman of the Eels. An anomaly perhaps? A beautiful freak,if you’ll excuse the muso-pun.

Just watched Smokin Aces. It’s not very good. Entertaining enough I suppose. But pretty much everyone dies. And that doesn’t really spoil the story or anything, because the famous faces start dropping like flies pretty early on… Jason Bateman as a pathetic lawyer stole the show. Well, the two scenes he is in, at least.

Saw Mr Scruff on Thursday. Very good. Ug was a highlight for me. Although I did find myself enjoying ‘lovecats’ as well. Wasn’t expecting to hear any Cure that night… Had some rather tasty mint and chilli tea at the gig. An odd but generally enjoyable experience. Mr Scruff is from Stockport. That makes him the second best thing to come out of Stockport. After the Hat Museum, obviously.

Also saw some other band who were similar to the arctic monkeys. They were friends at school or somesuch. Highlight was Will almost stealing someone’s pig mask. But he gave it back.

Written by Seamus

November 17, 2007 at 8:42 pm

Posted in film, music, science

The area of Luxembourg…

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…is about the same as 320664 football pitches. Interesting.

Since I’ve got home to my CD collection I’ve been listening to lots of CDs that I couldn’t listen to at uni. Well, I’ve been listening to Showbiz and Pinkerton lots… But I intend to listen to lots of fun stuff I haven’t managed to for a long time…

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June 26, 2007 at 12:20 pm

Posted in internet, music

So it’s been a while…

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I have been too busy for any blogging nonsense recently, what with going to Cambridge to see the ladyfriend and exams and… what was that other thing I did? Oh yeah. I only went and saw freaking muse play in freaking wembley freaking stadium! Yeah it was pretty special. But I now owe my friend loads of money because my bank card was being an arse.

In other news, there is no other news. I’m going to enjoy having nothing to do for a week and then go home and party til I’m purple!

Written by Seamus

June 18, 2007 at 2:50 pm

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I bought the new Travis album recently. It’s rather good. Other than that I’ve been up to my usual displacement activities. Not achieving nearly enough of anything… Exams will be over soon and then I can relax and not find all sorts of ways to avoid evil revision.

My mint plant, Hendrix, is not looking as well as he could be. I think he needs a bigger pot. I will buy one for him one of these days…

For now, I must get back to learning to juggle with four balls…

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June 9, 2007 at 8:47 pm

Posted in horticulture, music

Topos, Topology and quite possibly Tapas

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Came across this in New Scentist which I thought was interesting. Haven’t actually read it yet (just the bit in NS) but it sounds like Reichenbach’s “relativity of geometry” was just the tip of the iceberg. Interesting to look into for my Philosophy of Science essay…

Bought some CDs yesterday; Pantera, Led Zeppelin and Dub Pistols. Happy with Pantera, Very pleased with Led Zep but massively disappointed by the new Dub Pistols. It’s got nothing on Point Blank.

Finished Illium. Interesting and I kind of want to read the sequel, but its no revelation space… Now reading the new Umberto Eco novel…

Studying for my topology exam next Tuesday. Not really looking forward to it that much, but its measure theory the day after, so that puts things in perspective. There’s a new section on covering spaces that hasn’t been in previous years so there are no past exam papers. That makes it harder to revise. I’m quietly confident that I can be ready by the time of the exam. Though it does depend somewhat on how much time measure theory takes up…

I got my Hegel essay back and got 68 which I’m pretty pleased with. Would be nice to get a first for the finished product. I also got an old essay back that I’d forgotten about. I thought it was a terrible essay. Far too short and a bit rambling. Also I had fitted in the words “badger” and “aubergine” into it at the suggestion of my housemate. But I got 64 for that, which is twice what I was expecting.

Also… Tapas. mmm. Damn. I missed the simpsons.

Written by Seamus

April 18, 2007 at 6:29 pm