Monthly Archives: July 2019

Book Review: John Carreyrou ~ Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup (2018)

Without trivialising this wonderful book I was reminded of a joke as I followed the career of Elizabeth Holmes: Q. What’s a gold mine? A. A hole in the ground owned by a liar Elizabeth worshipped Steve Jobs and Bill … Continue reading

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Blackadder: series one- the medieval period

King: Chiswick, remind me to send flowers to the king of France in sympathy for the death of his son. Chiswick: The one you had murdered, my lord? King: Yes, that’s the fellow. Chris

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Woefully Inadequate

Woefully inadequate. A fool can pretend,to hold wisdom Bamboozle the masses, aping charm Sucker the brainless, he’ll do no harm Relying on clichéd aphorism. A lazy fool,is even worse Refusing advice well given Always judging what’s perverse When his reason … Continue reading

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“I want my cake and I want to eat it.” Boris Johnson 2019

    Peggy

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Slavery, the Bible and the Word of God

“[Our] belief is that the Bible is inerrant. It was without error in all of its claims about the nature of the world and the nature of God.”1 The Bible, for many Christians, is the Word of God. It’s God … Continue reading

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The sea captain and the punk rocker

An old sea captain was sitting on a bench near the wharf when a young man walked up and sat down. The young man had spiked hair and each spike was a different colour … green, red, orange, blue, and … Continue reading

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Film Review: Yesterday (Himesh Patel and Lily James)

This was advertised on the side of buses as ‘The feel good film of the summer’. This normally means that you should park your brains in a foyer locker on the way in. And that would be a good tactic … Continue reading

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Heroic Drinking in Tanganyika

One of Hosking’s jobs in Tanganyika was to buy the drinks for the dinner parties held by the mining community – the rations consisted of a crate of beer or a bottle of whisky per person. ‘It sounds more than … Continue reading

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Japanese Koi Carp

    Anything strike you as special about this fish here? Well, it’s worth 1.8 million dollars. It won grand champion at the All Japan Koi Show in 2017, and is the most expensive koi fish ever sold. https://www.businessinsider.com/koi-fish-worth-millions-expensive-japan-2018-12?r=US&IR=T

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A start a middle and an end

I’ll start this story in a tenants association hall in Myrtle Road, Harold Hill. I used the small bar for a pint or two in the 1980s when I heard that the chair had decided to resign. I put my … Continue reading

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