Monthly Archives: May 2020

Bartender Joke

A priest, a rabbi, and a Baptist minister walk into a bar. The bartender looked at them and says, “Tell me the joke. If it’s any good the first drink is on the house.”

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Tower Cumulus in the USA

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A visit to Aunty Hilda’s, 1949

In 1949 I lived in the stark secure world of north London. Being five years old I didn’t realise that differences in living conditions could be enormous. My two brothers and I lived in a large ten room house in … Continue reading

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Designer wine drinking

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Book Review: Michael Bollen ~ Earth Inc. (2008)

When I first read this in 2008 I hugged myself with delight, took careful note of the author’s name and waited for the next display of brilliance. I’m still waiting. He’s a one hit wonder like Procol Harum’s A Whiter … Continue reading

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Please take care of our trees

No-one seems to care What tree, stand here or there Elm, Willow, Ash or Oak Care can’t be said for city folk.  Urban sprawl, shows development blight Green gives way, – concrete sweeps unrelenting Grey tentacles of concrete, mocks the … Continue reading

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Robin Williams on divorce

“Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.” Ray H.

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Hitler’s nightmare: Henry Morganthau’s plan

Henry Morgenthau was Roosevelt’s Secretary of the Treasury from 1934. To Hitler he epitomised ‘World Jewry’. He was Jewish Wall Street royalty, a close friend and colleague of Roosevelt. He rescued the US economy by ‘Keynesian’ financing of the New … Continue reading

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The lunatic in charge of the asylum

A Gerald Scarfe cartoon

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Film Review: American Factory (Netflix) (2019)

This brilliant documentary won the 2020 Oscar. Unfortunately it’s only on Netflix. If you want to see it sign up for a months free trial and then cancel. The 2008 banking crisis consumed GM’s factory in Ohio. A few years … Continue reading

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