Monthly Archives: June 2018

Small little boy

In scuffed shoes, baggy and unkempt Grey flannel trousers passed on as ‘hand me down’ A shirt and jumper, much the same, School jacket, too big to fit. The boy was considered, frail With weak eyesight and limited learning He … Continue reading

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A Statue meets the good fairy

Good fairy: “I’ll give you one wish.” Statue: “I’d like to stretch my legs, runabout, shout and scream.” Good fairy: “Your wish is my command.” And the statue immediately starts running around. Then he ran into the bushes and the … Continue reading

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Women of the French Resistance 1940-45

After France was crushed, resistance to the German conquerors came from two principal sources: Communists and the Gaullist Free French. French women were critical to the entire resistance movement as they exploited their femininity. Women moved messages and small arms … Continue reading

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America’s school shootings

“This year, going to school has involved more fatalities than serving in the US military.” Chris

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Film Review: Performance (James Fox and Mick Jagger) (1970)

An archive film from 1970 might not seem interesting, especially as it’s a pathetic attempt to cash in on Jagger’s fame and notoriety. Jagger was presumably intended to emulate the cute Beatles. Performance absolutely isn’t Help! What the producers got … Continue reading

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Logic hard at work


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Borrowing a bus at 2 a.m.

Two drunks walk into an unguarded bus depot at 2 a.m. to borrow a bus so that they can get home. Jim: Let’s have this one. Fred: That’s a 265. It doesn’t go anywhere near our street. Chris

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Yobbish behaviour

Living on a council estate in the east end of London, we are quite used to seeing wrong doing. It is fair to say, the police know this estate well. They know some of our residents very well. One or … Continue reading

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Why the poor have bad diets

When we walked through the door at midnight at the end of a shift, we kicked off our boots and collapsed onto our beds with a bag of McDonalds and a can of beer. We did not – and nor … Continue reading

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