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CD Review: Alabama 3 ~ Exit on Coldharbour Lane (1997)

People of a certain age tend to have fixed musical tastes. And I’m no exception. Therefore when I heard this cd it came as a surprise. How did this Acid House cd end up on my deck? (Quaint word heh!) … Continue reading

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A publicity seeking judge in Hancock’s Half Hour

Lord Chief Justice Fleming: Well now, you wish to build a road through Mr Hancock’s garden? Sid James: That’s it. Lord Chief Justice Fleming: And he won’t let you because he’s got a marrow growing there. Sid James: That’s right. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rocketman (Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell)

Unlike the review cited below1 I consider this biopic in terms of what we’re missing today. Obviously Rocketman is trite depending on a sing-a-long narrative. The recurring thread is Elton in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting coupled with flash backs. This … Continue reading

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Donald Trump meets British public opinion June 2019

…..he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor … Continue reading

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Basic humour

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A failed pricing system

This photograph illustrates a failed pricing system for a scarce resource. Nepal currently charges $9,000 for a licence, which is clearly too little. Nepal is desperately poor and all the people (apart from the Sherpas) in this photograph are rich. … Continue reading

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The professor and the young female student

A student comes to a young professor’s office hours. She glances down the hall, closes his door and kneels pleadingly. “I would do anything to pass this exam.” She leans closer to him, flips back her hair, gazes meaningfully into … Continue reading

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