Monthly Archives: August 2018

A north Korean joke

I asked my North Korean friend how it was there, he said he couldn’t complain. Chris R. Advertisements

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The Times obituary of Lord Carrington says:

More commonly, he found himself sleeping in a hole beneath his tank with his four crew who came from poor backgrounds and had suffered hardship during the pre-war years. The experience shaped his politics, he said later. “You could not … Continue reading

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Britain’s incoherent drug laws

The British government’s rhetoric about drug use is facile. Heroically misplaced aspirations are paraded with the premise that positive action will be decisive. A so-called Drug Tsar was appointed as long ago as 1998. Why, one wonders, would a British … Continue reading

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An adroit soldier

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Red neck humour

The owner of a golf course in Georgia asked his secretary for some mathematical help. He called her into his office and said, “Y’all graduated from the University of Georgia and I need some help. If I wuz to give … Continue reading

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Book Review: Geoff Dyer ~ Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi

This book is actually two books linked by the narrator, Jeff. The first half is of Jeff as a degenerate freelance journalist who hates both his job ‘writing shit articles’ and himself. He reflects on lost talent and an inability … Continue reading

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Who’d have thought it?

The IQ scores of young people have begun to fall after rising steadily since the Second World War, according to the first authoritative study of the phenomenon. The decline, which is equivalent to at least seven points per generation, is … Continue reading

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