Monthly Archives: March 2018

A male fairy story

Once upon a time, a prince asked a beautiful princess, “Will you marry me?” The princess immediately said, “No!” And the prince lived happily ever after.

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Going to check if it’s right?

111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 Pete

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Family fun days at Easter

My parents were alive in the 1970s. At this time of year Dad would devote a considerable amount of his time in devising, what he called, his grand-children’s ‘grand Easter Egg hunt’.  There were my four youngsters and my brother’s … Continue reading

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Avoid cheap hip replacements

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Film Review ~ Red Sparrow (Jennifer Lawrence)

Red Sparrow is a tour de force for Jennifer Lawrence. Red Sparrow is set in a Russia which hasn’t acknowledged that the Cold War has ended. All the familiar tropes are hard at work. There are assassins (Yes- pre-Salisbury), and … Continue reading

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Brexit

As fragile as a nearly whispered thought Almost composed, but lost, more assumed Like a fragrance mixed into a tornado Singed, unsure of destiny. Doubt, multiplied existentially Not yet the catastrophic tragedy Airy, immature comfortless Ignorance, of the designed effect. … Continue reading

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Yes- That’s my wife

The police came to my front door last night holding a picture of my wife. They said, “Is this your wife, sir?” Shocked, I answered, ” Yes.” They said, “I’m afraid it looks like she’s been hit by a bus.” … Continue reading

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Why are class-A drugs illegal?

The British government prohibits class-A drugs1. The reasoning appears to be that such drugs can cause premature death. The government claims responsibility for protecting citizens from known causes of harm. They exercise their responsibility by inform the public via advertising … Continue reading

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Conservative economics and delusions

For the last 30 years, the right has gotten most of what it wanted – lower taxes, weaker unions and less regulation. And yet macroeconomic performance – as measured by GDP growth per head – hasn’t improved. Their response to … Continue reading

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Book Review : Paul Murray ~ The Mark and the Void

Paul Murray has written a beautiful satire on the 2008 financial crash. He sets his book in Dublin, which was a ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy, which seemed to reinvent banking and economics. Another example of millenial insanity was Iceland, which has … Continue reading

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