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Entries from October 31st, 2009

If at first you don’t succeed, get up early

October 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on If at first you don’t succeed, get up early · Politics

Following my failed previous efforts to support the striking Royal Mail workers I took the rather drastic and extreme step of getting up before 6am on a Saturday. This ludicrous tactic worked and I met with the workers who were manning the picket line.  They did mention how several other members of Horsham Labour Party […]

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Like a pear cider made from 100% pear

October 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Like a pear cider made from 100% pear · Life

Had a good evening out in Horsham today, seeing Stewart Lee in his show “If you prefer a milder comedian please ask for one”.   I needed cheering up after a frankly disappointing Chinese meal. Very surprised to find that there was a support act.  Even more surprised to find that it was a German stand-up.  […]

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Supporting the postal workers

October 31st, 2009 · Comments Off on Supporting the postal workers · Politics

It is proving to be harder than I had expected to support the striking postal workers. I should rephrase  that… It is proving to be harder than I expected to show my support for the striking postal workers. Having a full-time job myself with a lot going on there, and more limited access to transport […]

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Blogger 1 – Council 0

October 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Politics

Let me see if I have got this right: somebody writes a blog with posts that criticise the performance and bahaviour of his local council, and the majority of councillors resign.  Sounds a bit unlikely and too good to be true.

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Dirty Jokes

October 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Life

This evening I watched a DVD called Dirty Jokes – a standup comedy DVD by American comedian Gilbert Gottfried.  This was another of my Amazon Vine freebies.  I am finally getting through them all now. Any regular visitors here will know that I do enjoy comedy, but I didn’t really enjoy this one much.  For […]

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Less than super freakonomics

October 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Life

After getting past the mental stumbling block of Snark I whipped through Superfreakonomics in no time at all. This was another book I received through Amazon’s Vine programme free in return for a review.  I had read the authors’ first book, Freakonomics, and greatly enjoyed it, so I was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately […]

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Stewart Lee: Three days to go

October 27th, 2009 · Comments Off on Stewart Lee: Three days to go · Life

Going to see this chap in Horsham on Friday night.  Really looking forward to it.  Here is an old routine to keep me going. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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Crime and punishment

October 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Crime and punishment · Life

I don’t know how American law works, hell I don’t even know how British law works, but I’ll be surprised if the victim of a child sex case can ask for charges to be dropped, even if the accused is an Oscar-winning film director.

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Krautrock playlist

October 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Music

I really enjoyed the Krautrock documentary on BBC Four the other day, although it was extremely frustrating at times.    You would get a little clip of footage of Can or Neu! playing in a club and be left wanting to see more.  You know that nobody would have just filmed 10 seconds, and there must […]

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Snark

October 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life

I have finished the book Snark by David Denby; another freebie from Amazon’s Vine programme.  It is a short book, just over 120 pages, but not a great page-turner for me I’m afraid.  The bits about Archilochus, Hipponax and Juvenal were interesting, but only a small part of the book.  Anyway, here is what I […]

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