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What would Jesus do?

I found £20 in a carpark and felt really pleased. But also, a little bit guilty as I picked it up. So, as I always do when I have a problem, I asked myself, “What would Jesus do?” So, I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Top Gun: Maverick (Tom Cruise) (2022)

This film is absolutely tremendous if and only if, you park your brains in a locker and put your critical faculties into neutral. Luckily that’s exactly what I did and unimpaired by either of those inconveniences I wallowed in a … Continue reading

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A Heat-wave Cartoon

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Black Lives Matter: Billie Holiday’s song ‘Strange Fruit’

Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” is now recognized as one of the greatest recordings of all time, being named to the Songs of the Century list by the National Endowment of the Arts. But this powerfully mournful song was almost never … Continue reading

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A Conservative economic triumph: a new Food Bank

Source https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/11/kent-dartford-tory-council-leader-tucks-into-buffet-at-food-bank-16627415/

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Lady Chatterley’s maid demands a raise

Maid: “I’d like a raise.” Lady Chatterley: “Why do you deserve a raise? Maid: “Two reasons. I’m a better cook than you.” Lady Chatterley: “Who told you?” Maid: “Your husband. And I’m better in bed than you are as well.” … Continue reading

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Song Review: Blowin’ in the Wind (Dylan) 60th Anniversary (1962-2022)

Blowin’ in the wind is an iconic anthem of the 1960s, which has been covered by many artists. Purists shudder at the implications. They believe that only the 1962 Dylan recording is perfection. I too thought this way, until like … Continue reading

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Energy Conservation in Hell

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OAP Blues song

Woke up this morning andGot myself a beerWashed down my pillsSwilled down eagerly.  Woke up this morning andGot myself some toastBuried it in jamFinished off in a cloud of crumbs Woke up this morning andOpened my eyesPinched my arm hardSmiled … Continue reading

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Book Review: William Ryan ~ The Holy Thief (2010)

The death of Phillip Kerr left a hole in my reading of historical novels. His principal character, Bernie Gunther,1 a Berlin policeman becomes embedded in the Nazi regime whilst maintaining his integrity (sort of). Ryan’s Moscow Noir novels are set … Continue reading

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