Monthly Archives: July 2021

A Woody Allen Quip

Interviewer: What do you think people will say about you in a hundred years? Woody Allen: He looks very good for his age.

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Immigration: Conservative Hypocrisy 1903, 1938, 2021

1903 IMMIGRATION OF DESTITUTE ALIENS. HC Deb 26 February 1903 vol 118 cc938-77 Sir Howard Vincent (Conservative)1 In the first place, I should like to say most emphatically that this motion has nothing whatever to do with any religious question. … Continue reading

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Why exercise when you can photoshop?

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Coco Chanel: Nazi Collaborator

Chanel1 had always had a series of influential lovers of various nationalities, so it was natural that during the German occupation the lover should be German: Baron Hans Günther von Dincklage, a diplomat with intelligence connections. After the war, Chanel, … Continue reading

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Dying like Jesus

As a preacher lay dying he thought he’d like to die like Jesus. He sent for his accountant and lawyer. When they came he held out his hands and motioned them to sit on either side of his bed. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Curtis Sittenfeld ~ American Wife (2008)

This book is 635 pages long and a long read. Is it worth it? Unfortunately as I began this review I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t. This makes me feel stupid. The book isn’t a novel it’s a … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan in 1965

Dylan won an Oscar in 2001 for the song ‘Things Have Changed’ The YouTube film is here “Things Have Changed” Wins Original Song: 2001 Oscars – Bing video He also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. His speech … Continue reading

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Assassination as policy: a few examples

“In the thousand years the Roman empire survived in Constantinople, 65 out of its 107 emperors were assassinated. In Venice in the 15th and 16th centuries 200 assassinations were plotted for foreign policy reasons…Other than probably the CIA, Israel’s intelligence … Continue reading

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A Goldfish which enjoyed being dumped in a lake

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It’s the obvious question

Honey: I’ve just had an accident and Tina took me to the hospital. The x-rays show the head injury might be serious and I’ve also got cracked ribs and a broken arm. Wife: Who’s Tina?

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