Monthly Archives: May 2018

A scene from The Peep Show [a British TV show of two dysfunctional men with wildly different lifestyles]

A new boiler. Surely the least enjoyable way to spend a thousand pounds. At least throwing the money out of the window you’d see the scrabbling mass, the hate-filled faces. I have spent a cool grand on acquiring the resumption … Continue reading

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Surveillance made easy: a wordless poem

    Chris

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Concert Review: The Rolling Stones- 22 May 2018 London

Former rock royalty Liam Gallagher was the backing artist. He had a terrific backing band who were badly let down by their front man. He didn’t understand what he had to do. A Rolling Stones audience knows what they like … Continue reading

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A Chance Encounter

I met this old man in Dagnam Park in the London Borough of Havering in the winter of about 1973. He had an old push chair, for transporting his logs, a bow saw to separate them into reasonable sized chunks … Continue reading

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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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