Monthly Archives: May 2018

Tedious Rubbish

I don’t care to watch weddings More especially, Royal weddings I couldn’t care less, about her dress Who made or what’s on her head. Gushing commentators, fawning Pageantry, of the rich, leaves me sick Dreary precious precocious drivel Inflicted on … Continue reading

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Private Eye cartoon May 2018

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A scene from ‘Cheers’ [an American sitcom set in a pub]

Sam: What’ll you have Norm? Norm: Well, I’m in a gambling mood Sam. I’ll take a glass of whatever comes out of that tap. Sam: Looks like beer, Norm. Norm: Call me Mr Lucky. Chris

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A young diplomat

A man walked into the green grocery section of a supermarket and asked to buy half a head of lettuce. Even when told they only sold entire heads he still argued with the boy who was working there. Eventually the … Continue reading

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Every Immigrant is Undesirable: British policy 1905-2018

British immigration policy isn’t driven by humanitarian principles. Anti-immigrant legislation began in 1905 with the Aliens Act. Mass immigration from Eastern Europe was halted in 1905 because most were destitute and wealth was the sole criterion used for desirability. Nazi … Continue reading

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A scene from ‘One foot in the grave’ [two elderly people who constantly bicker: Margaret is the wife]

Sales Assistant: We can have it delivered to you first thing Monday morning. Margaret Meldrew: Not until then? Sales Assistant: Isn’t that alright? Margaret Meldrew: All right? I’ve just spent the most unutterably miserable week of my entire life coping … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lean on Pete – Charlie Plummer and Steve Buscemi

Lean on Pete is a charming film about a fifteen year old boy who’s living a ‘trailer trash’ life. His father is a feckless, irresponsible man who’s fallen out with Charlie’s (Yes! Charlie Plummer and the principal character are both … Continue reading

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