Monthly Archives: February 2023

P G Wodehouse at his most masterful

Honoria, you see, is one of those robust, dynamic girls with the muscles of a welterweight and a laugh like a squadron of cavalry charging over a tin bridge. A beastly thing to have to face over the breakfast table. … Continue reading

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Selected Quotes

On Paid Holidays and other employment benefits TUC’s Nicola Smith: “Paid holiday, paid rest breaks, rights for time off if you’ve got kids and your kids are unwell, protection from discrimination when you’re pregnant”….  “I [Rees-Mogg] don’t support all these … Continue reading

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Stupid question: Great answer

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Eh Up Lad

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The Beatles weren’t a band of brothers: Who’d have thought it?

If you want a book sympathizing with Paul McCartney as the guy who made the Beatles tick, and portraying George Harrison as a suspicious, less than grateful whiner, this is for you.  Geoff Emerick, Here, There, and Everywhere: My Life Spent … Continue reading

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Empty threats gone wrong

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Anything for a laugh

50 Ridiculous Construction Fails That Actually Happened (

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Billie Holiday: a genius that got lucky

“One day, we were so hungry we could barely breathe,” she told Downbeat magazine in 1939. “I started out the door. It was cold as all hell and I walked from 145th to 133rd down Seventh Avenue, going in every … Continue reading

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Jose Mourinho’s wisdom

“Pressure? What pressure? Pressure is poor people in the world trying to feed their families. There is no pressure in football.”

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Book Review: Richard Russo ~ Nobody’s Fool (1993)

Ordinary people are fascinating. That insight led to decades of success for Coronation Street and EastEnders. Likewise, Anthony Trollope’s 19th century Palliser series and John Updike’s Rabbit quartet of stunning novels.1 Russo taps into that truth. There’s virtually no sex, … Continue reading

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