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Welcome to yet another Community Column; your guide to the Deputy Community Editor's favourite places on h2g2!
What are you doing this weekend? If you are around h2g2, why not join in the h2g2 Easter Egg Hunt? The idea is to follow the clues to various places on h2g2, solve the puzzles and find the eggs! Why not hop over and join in the fun?
If you are wondering about forthcoming virtual events on h2g2, then visit the Virtual Events page. The page has links to some of the best things happening on site. If you are organising an event on h2g2 and would like some publicity or would like to suggest one for some one else to run, then visit the Virtual Event Suggestion page.
My 5 Favourite Edited Entries
I particularly enjoyed these new editions to the Edited Guide:
The Overcoming Writer's Block entry was inspired by an Ask h2g2 thread I highlighted in this column, so it was good to see it make the Front Page this week. Congratulations to all who contributed to this entry.
My brother and I have always had a fairly rocky relationship and living together over the last five months has shown that growing older doesn't neccessarily equate with growing wiser. If only we had read the article on Dealing with Sibling Rivalry.
My favourite piece of music is Sing, Sing, Sing performed by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. It never fails to make me want to grab Sam or Ashley and dance all over the office. What I would give to have heard him play Carnegie Hall.
I have a family connection with bodysnatching, so I was particularly pleased to see Dastardly dispel many of the myths that persist about Burke and Hare, two of Edinburgh's most notorious residents. Read about the case that scandalised Victorian Britain and resulted in a change in the law.
With summer coming, it is time to find long, smooth and chilled drinks to cool you down. How about a Perfect Italian Cream Soda?
Here are some of the conversations on Ask h2g2 that have kept me amused this week:
Did you watch the Oscars? What did you think of results? Can Gwynneth Paltrow rest easy now that Halle Berry has made an even more tearful speech? Was Dame Judy robbed? Should the Lord of the Rings have received more awards? Tell the Community your views on the Academy Awards.
Can you sum up your prevailing mood in just one word? I can. It is normally hungry!
Do you shop over the internet? Ever wondered how to tell if the site you are using is secure or not? Ask h2g2 has the answer.
Classifying music is always difficult, particularly when it breaks down into a large number of subcategories. If you have ever wanted to know the difference between Ska and Reggae, now is your chance to find out.
The Virtual Supporter's Club is h2g2 premier place for footy fans! They are looking for a twentieth squad member, so if you fancy pulling on your tracksuit and taking your place on the bench, then join up!
There are times when you need to relax and let the stresses of the world just wash over you. Why not visit the Utopia Cafebar? The staff are friendly and they serve tea, toast and optimism.
If you have any suggestions for items to be included in this column or to be featured in Abi's Activities, do let me know.