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Football Review: Manchester City vs Real Madrid 17th May 2023

Expectations were sky high. Two giants of European football playing in the semi-finals of the Champions League. What could possibly go wrong? Real Madrid froze. The anticipated titanic match between “galácticos” became a mismatch. Real relied on their world class … Continue reading

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An engineer makes a decision

An engineer saw a colleague riding on a new bike and asked where he got it. “I was walking in the park when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She stopped, took all her clothes off and said, ‘Take … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald

In 1955, Marilyn Monroe learned the Mocambo, a popular Hollywood nightclub, would not book Ella Fitzgerald because she was black. Monroe phoned the manager and told him she would reserve a front row table every night Ella performed there, knowing … Continue reading

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An early Bob Dylan review

Apr. 13, 1963 – Bob Dylan, a folk musician, gave a well-received program of his own compositions at New York’s Town Hall last night. Mr. Dylan is 21 years old, hails from Hibbing, Minn., and looks like a cross between … Continue reading

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Atheism Explained

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Are Whole Life Sentences Inhumane?

…..when a judge passes a ‘whole life order’. This sentence means that the offender must spend the rest of their life in prison.1 Malcolm Green received a whole life order in 1989 because, it was decided that he would likely … Continue reading

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Two Social Workers Change A Light Bulb

Why does it take two social workers to change a light bulb? The first one counsels the light bulb to make sure it wants to change. The second one changes the bulb.

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Muhammad Ali’s a humane man: A great man

“I’ll tell you how I would like to be remembered: As a black man who won the heavyweight title – Who was humorous and never looked down on those who looked up to him – A man who stood for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Percival Everett ~ The Trees (2022)

Background The 1955 depraved murder of Emmett Till, aged 14, by racists in Mississippi was shocking but not freakishly so.1 What was unique was his mother allowing mourners to see his mutilated body in an open casket. The outrage became … Continue reading

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