Monthly Archives: December 2022

Cooking for Slackers: The Vegan Option

Working definition: A slacker is a person who will only cook if cornered by hunger. Slacker cooking: As few ingredients as possible. Minimal preparation. NB: Alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs don’t count as food. Recipe One: Baked beans on bread Ingredients: … Continue reading

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That’s My Girl!

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Football Review: England vs France, 10th December 2022

I blame British insularity, and Brexit in particular, when England lose matches they should have won. This match, 2-1 to France, is no exception. The principal English striker, Harry Kane, is a Spurs1, ‘lifer who’s never played in foreign leagues. … Continue reading

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An all-time great complaint

“My fiancée and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king-sized bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would … Continue reading

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Britain’s Fantasy Economics 1530-2016: a short history

British governments from Henry VIII to David Cameron funded unaffordable aspirations by using other people’s money. This tactic is increasingly difficult to achieve as time passes. British politicians, nonetheless, are addicted to sources of revenue which are unconventional. They believe … Continue reading

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Putin frightens a Drunk

A drunk fell down into a St Petersburg gutter. Looking up he saw a gigantic floodlit poster of Putin towering above him. A policeman on patrol heard him say; Drunk: “I’ll never drink again. I’ll never touch another drop.”Policeman: “Why … Continue reading

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A modern Girl Guide

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Book Review: Patrick Radden Keefe ~ Empire of Pain: The secret history of the Sackler Dynasty (2021)

The concept of legal drug-pushing has been a feature of USA medicine for at least thirty years. Prescription drugs are allegedly tightly controlled but Keefe demonstrates the system was perverted. The corruption was orchestrated by the Sackler Family but other … Continue reading

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