Which circle of hell is reserved for You?

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Extreme
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Very High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)High

Take the Dante's Inferno Test

The perfect cup of tea: According to George Orwell

This is a 1946 newspaper article by George Orwell on the *right* way to make a cup of tea. He had fairly fixed ideas about it by the sound of it "Here are my own eleven rules, every one of which I regard as golden...".

Does anyone else have any strong views on Tea making?

I realise that, as someone who uses teabags instead of loose tea in a pot, I'm not speaking from a position of strength, but I shudder every time I see people put sugar or milk in the cup before removing the teabag. Every has to draw a line in the sand, and that's where mine is.

My Roleplaying shame.

Ultimate Roleplaying Purity Score
CategoryYour ScoreAverage
Will kill for XP
Sensitive Roleplaying74.68%
Will talk after everyone important's been killed
GM Experience90.58%
"Um... You guys are in a 10'x10' room..."
Systems Knowledge91.95%
Played in a couple of campaigns
Livin' La Vida Dorka57.47%
Has interesting conversations in public
You are 74.96% pure
Average Score: 67.4%

Subversive newspaper vendors?

On my way home through central London last night I saw two sandwich-boards advertising the Evening Standard (a London newspaper). The headlines, conveniently next to one another, read:

"Latest on Big Brother", "Tony Blair flies to the Gulf".

For non-British readers, Big Brother is an inexpicably popular tv series here.

Zelda has stolen my weekend.

I should have realised before I bought it, but I've lost an entire weekend to Zelda (on the Gamecube). Is there a Zelda Anonymous community? I think I'm going to have to go "cold-turkey" if I'm going to get anything done in the next week or so.

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In a followup to alfhild's post about the current gun amnesty over here (in which one woman handed in 72 guns), someone has handed in a rocket launcher.

Ok. I know it's an amnesty and all that, but try and imagine someone cheerily wandering into the police station with a rocket launcher under his arm. If I were a policeman I don't think I would have been able to resist dragging him off and locking him up until he told me where he'd got it from.

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I heard a darkly funny but true story today about a charity for the blind that was forced to close in the '80s due to"financial irregularities". It turned out that the entire board of trustees were completely blind, except for the treasurer. You can imagine the rest, I am sure.

I keep saying this, I know but you couldn't make it up, could you?

Test your geography knowledge

This is an excellent online geography quiz. Shamefully, I only got 78 out of 111 points on Europe (don't worry, there's only 37 questions). I blame the new Russian republics myself. It was easy when they were all just "Russia" (mutter, mutter...).