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C-19 Who’s laughing now?

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Microchipping humans in Russia

“I taught myself biohacking,” 28 year old Vladislav Zaitsev told reporters in Moscow, “because I like the idea of expanding the capabilities of the human body. I estimate that about a thousand Russians are already microchipped, mostly with work passes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nigel Williams ~ The Wimbledon Poisoner (1990)

Williams, The Wimbledon Poisoner, is a black comedy, which is, of course, tasteless in the extreme. The focus is Henry’s desire to kill his wife Elinor. After some thought he decides that the only method he can do is poisoning. … Continue reading

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A Lester Piggot* joke

Lester Piggot was discussing race tactics with his horse’s trainer. The trainer said that this is his absolutely worst horse. It had lost 23 races in a row. After the race began Lester was 30 lengths behind after a furlong. … Continue reading

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Thornhill Road School: my first day in 1949

My first day in infant school in 1949 wasn’t the best. I wasn’t used to being bullied by adults. My two older brothers had told me horror stories in our shared bedroom. “You have to obey orders straight away… if … Continue reading

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Remember when cigarettes were good for you?

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Book Review: Thomas Penn ~ The Brothers York: An English Tragedy (2019)

Thomas Penn’s day has come! Who’d have thought an academic work on the York brothers would be of the moment? Well he has Hilary Mantel to thank. She’s turbo-charged medieval history into a central position with her Thomas Cromwell trilogy. … Continue reading

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