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Say cheese!

November 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Life

Watching the news tonight I saw the familiar sight of prisoners being transported into a police station in those vans with the little heavily-tinted windows and the odd photographer breaking loose from the pack to hold their camera up to the heavily-tinted window at arm’s length to try and snap a photo or two. With […]

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So

November 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Life

The last few months have seen the regular annual influx of new graduate joiners at work, which means two things: a temporary tendency for the building to smell of Lynx and a permanent increase in the number of people who start every answer to a question with the word “so”. This habit used to be […]

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Commoners Knave

November 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Life

I think I stumbled across an infinite source of potential band names – crosswords. You don’t even have to solve them, just look at the answers for the previous day. All you do is look for a pair of answers on the same row that just sound right together. You do get some brilliant pairs. […]

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Cast the net wider

November 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Life, Politics

To adapt Oscar Wilde a little: To lose one chair of an inquiry into historical child abuse, Mr. Cameron, may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose two looks like carelessness. People have been asking whether the failure of the government to find somebody to chair this inquiry who doesn’t have some sort of personal […]

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Britain is a miserable sight

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Life

I came aacross an eye-catching quote this evening: Britain is a miserable sight. A society of failures, full of apathy, and aroused only by envy at the success of others. This is why we will continue to decline. Not because of our economic or industrial problems. They are soluble. But because the psychology of our […]

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Ouch

September 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

The Crawley News has a story about a man having to be cut out of a wheelie bin, which really gives you nothing about the incident except that “it is unclear why he was in the bin”, but the article starts spectacularly. It says: THE life of a firefighter is never dull. At the weekend […]

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If I could live anywhere

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

If I could live anywhere, I think I would like to live on whatever planet they use to film the many TV adverts for bathroom supplies. Actually, there may only be two companies advertising bathrooms on TV, and they may only have one advert each, but they are shown so often that it feels like […]

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Not such grand designs

August 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Life

On the way home from having lunch in town on Friday we popped into B&Q for a new toilet seat and came out with more than we expected because they were getting rid of some firesat ridiculous prices. I think it was old stock of a discontinued product line. When we got home I decided […]

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Overthinking the Hunger Games

August 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life

Over the weekend I finally got round to watching the two Hunger Games films. I should have enjoyed them more, and if only I had remembered to do what I was told to at school I probably would have done. All the way through the films I kept wondering how on Earth actors of the […]

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My favourite Robin Williams line

August 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Life, Politics

One reason why I like comedy is the way that a comedian can often manage to sum up a whole social issue in a one-liner that makes its point better than a politician could in an entire speech, and still make you laugh  When politicians try humour it is cringeworthy at best, but when comedians […]

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