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So a bunch of gamers are celebrating the release of the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons by burning their 4th Edition books. It seems the D&D Edition Warriors now make Yes lineup purists look like rank amateurs. Accusing me of being the president of their record company for writing a three-star review of their new album just can’t compete.

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Today’s new word, courtesty of a thread on RMWeb, is “Crayonista”. It’s a derogatory term for those groups or individuals who propose reopenings of railways lines that make absolutely no economic sense, but look pretty when drawn across a map in crayon. The proposal for a north-south railway across central Wales, linking Cardiff to Rhyl via Brecon, Llanidloes and Corwen is an example of the work of Crayonistas.

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There is so much rejoicing from teachers and parents over the removal of the appalling Michael Gove from education that you’re sure it’s being used to bury bad news. So presumably David Cameron wants to bury the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill so badly he’s willing to sacrifice one of the most hated cabinet members to do so.

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Exciting news from Luna Rossa! They’ve just stated on Twitter that they’re well into recording their second album, with a release scheduled for Autumn, with an accompanying tour.

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So Wonga have been caught chasing debt using fake law firms. This bunch of malevolent sharks are the epitome of everything that’s wrong with David Cameron’s Britain. They deserve to have Russian soldiers planting their flag atop the ruins of Wonga HQ, while their CEO commits suicide in the bunker beneath. After which the surviving board members flee to the jungles of Paraguay, only to be hunted down and put on trial for their crimes.

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How to improve the British music scene, part 117. Feed Jools Holland and everyone responsible for booking bands on “Later” to the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal.

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I see Tony Blair is bloviating about Iraq again. I don’t really care about what he has to say. I don’t remember any media pundits going to Spandau prison in Berlin in 1956 and asking any of the inmates what to do about the Suez crisis.

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Football would be a far more interesting game if you added tigers.

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So Richard Dawkins claims fairy tales are harmful to children because reasons. He’ll be coming after music next, after all, it’s made-up stuff that engages emotion rather than reason. His “Ian Paisley of Atheism” schtick is getting increasingly tiresome now. It makes me wonder if he’s really a deep-cover Anglican, on a mission to make Atheism look silly.

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As reported by diamond geezer, London Undergound’s C69 trains bow out today after 44 years service on the Circle, Hammersmith and City, and the Edgware Road branch of the District Line. Makes me feel old that I can remember the COP stock they replaced.

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