…the Swedes and their Nordic friends seem to be taking over. First of all, there are all those TV shows (that I haven’t actually seen) like The Bridge and Wallander, then there are all those crime novels (that I haven’t actually read) by Steig Larsson and Jo Nesbø and the filmmakers like Lars Von Trier […]
Entries from May 29th, 2014
May 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life
I recently read a book with the slightly underwhelming title of A Man Called Ove by a new author, Fredrick Backman which is by a long way the best book I have read so far this year, and with hindsight the title is exactly right. It is out in hardback (and probably e-book format) in […]
I have just been looking at the Wikipedia page for The Wombles (specifically the band rather than the books or TV shows) for no particular reason. I already knew that Chris Spedding was in the band so that was no great revelation, but several other things were news to me. Unfortunately some of the best […]
May 25th, 2014 · Comments Off on Caption competition · Politics
Not sure exactly why the Crawley News chose to illustrate a story about a Tory councillor sending a tweet with a picture of him being meerkatted, but surely it is crying out for a better caption than “CONCEDING DEFEAT: Duncan Crow” Any suggestions?
May 24th, 2014 · Comments Off on The morning after the day before · Politics
Today was the local election count in Crawley. Finally all that walking up and down knocking on doors and delivering leaflets was over, and to avoid withdrawal symptoms I found myself doing a lot more walking. I had a feeling it would be a good day. It was Friday and there was a long bank […]
May 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off on Dundeliverin · Politics
Polling day tomorrow, so that means no more delivering leaflets for a while, which is handy now that it has started tipping down outside.
May 21st, 2014 · Comments Off on Why do the Tories have to do it? · Politics
What is it with the Tories? They appear to be pathologically incapable of resisting the urge to lie, even when they don’t need to.
I received my letter today, the one that gets me into the local elections count on Friday, so it must be time for my traditional pre-election rant about that… Why can’t they just let anybody in? If anybody is really interested and engaged enough to want to go to the count and see democracy in […]
May 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Life, Technology
An interesting article on the BBC News site today about using Twitter to complain about things. Amongst other things it says: According to a poll of 2,000 people by the communications agency Fishburn Hedges and Echo Research in April 2012, 36% of people had used a social media platform to contact a big company and […]
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May 14th, 2014 · Comments Off on The end is in sight · Politics
Election day is nearly here. Just over a week to go now and I think a lot of local activists of all parties will be glad when it comes. You know how some people have an internal alarm clock that wakes them up at the right time? Well a lot of people involved in politics […]