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    Their magazine division aggressively sought to...

    Their magazine division aggressively sought to put a magazine I edited out of business, eventually succeeding. Then they recruited me. I had a family to support, so I bit my lip and worked for them...
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    I suppose I am slightly unusual, insofar as...

    I suppose I am slightly unusual, insofar as having never owned a TV, and consequently never having paid a penny to the BBC (increasingly a badge of honour). I can only really speak about Radio 4....
  3. I rejoined the Labour Party yesterday after a...

    I rejoined the Labour Party yesterday after a hiatus of nearly 40 years. I am hoping this heralds some sort of political colonic irrigation whereby objectionable Blairite waste matter will be flushed...
  4. The latest official emblem looks a little like a...

    The latest official emblem looks a little like a nuclear strike, with humanity being sucked up into the stratosphere. And, off topic, what exactly is that spectacular ordnance going off in Yemen...
  5. Sticky: Jack White (formerly of this parish) might have...

    Jack White (formerly of this parish) might have had something to say about one of these issues. As would Dave McGowan (apropos of another thread).
  6. David, thank you for your typically gracious...

    David, thank you for your typically gracious reply. The incident I referred to occurs in the first thirty or so pages of 'M,D, R' but my copy is 200 miles away unfortunately. Anyway, it was just a...
  7. I have as much respect for CGJ as I have contempt...

    I have as much respect for CGJ as I have contempt for his erstwhile mate Sickmind Fraud. But something jarred for me in the aforementioned 'Memories, Dreams, Reflections'. Early on in the book I'm...
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    And don't forget England's very own 'Smiley...

    And don't forget England's very own 'Smiley Culture' who stabbed himself to death with a kitchen knife in the presence of several police officers. As you do of course...
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    After 40 plus years of buying 'The Observer' and...

    After 40 plus years of buying 'The Observer' and 'The Guardian' my wife and I have recently given it up as a (very) bad job. Now we do the cryptic crosswords on her tablet and simply print out the...
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    One of Brixton's best kept secrets in the 80s was...

    One of Brixton's best kept secrets in the 80s was the Hamilton Arms in Railton Road (now alas another lumpen mini-supermarket). I first met my wife in there 30 years ago and we are still together....
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    The Duchess of malfeasance with her Bosola: "I...

    The Duchess of malfeasance with her Bosola:

    "I am your creature."
  12. Peter: Have you seen these? ...

    Peter:

    Have you seen these?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRV1e5_tB6Y&list=PLwOAYhBuU3UfvhvcT1lZA6KbSdh0K2EpH&index=3

    The third documentary posits some intriguing ideas about comets. All...
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    "Nah....its some unknown deep-sea fish that send...

    "Nah....its some unknown deep-sea fish that send out signals at precise intervals at that unique frequency..."

    How big can a red herring get? Big enough to swallow a flight recorder and mooch off...
  14. An early Christmas present...

    With thanks to all you good people at DPF.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jec_RinDtyA
  15. Groats head soup

    Jagger was always about money. Couldn't be arsed to attend the 'Godstar's' funeral. With a gofor trailing behind carrying his spliffs. Rip that joint. What exactly were those satanic majesties...
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    I can just imagine what CD (controlled...

    I can just imagine what CD (controlled demolition..?) would think of this thread...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OaO81kL6EM
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    I am an admirer...

    ...of Idries Shah. He was a wonderful humanitarian writer. I particularly enjoyed The Magic Monastery and his illuminating book on the English. Incidentally, he was a friend of Abdul Haq, brutally...
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    Isn't that Lovelady with his shirt buttoned in the first 15 seconds of this film?

    If so, how soon after the shooting was it filmed? I hope it's a serious question (I can't help my surname).
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    How soon...

    ... after the event were the opening 15 seconds of this sequence filmed? There is no escaping the shirt.
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