Monthly Archives: April 2011

We cannot run. We cannot fight. All we can do is await our fate.

Hugh Bonneville appears in next week’s Doctor Who. http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/dw/videos/p00gmybn “We cannot run. We cannot fight. All we can do is await our fate.” Looking forward to it.

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Simenon estate sue Blaine for plagiarism

Today I learned a new thing about the wonderful Georges Simenon “Perhaps the most astonishing P.R. stunt — one that must inspire awe among authors today — was plotted in Paris in 1927 by Georges Simenon, the Belgian-born author of … Continue reading

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Superinjunction latest: Big Ears speaks exclusively to the Toy Town Mail

Big Ears can today be revealed as one of the Toy Town celebrities with a gagging order to hush up a relationship with an unnamed pink feline from the Toy Town area who cannot be identified for legal reasons. The 51-year-old gnome becomes … Continue reading

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Fearless as ever I reveal all about those superinjunctions

Like many of you there is nothing I like more than finding out from my daily quality newspaper that a tabloid newspaper has – the day previous – published some tedious gossip about people I’ve never heard of. But this … Continue reading

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“scone”: is it “scone” or “scone” or “Scone”? – the great referendum debate

Like many people during the referendum campaign when I am confronted by someone asking for my view on the great issue of the day I say, “It’s pronounced scone” and wander off in the opposite direction. However, it appears that … Continue reading

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Official statement: I am not a monomaniac fruitcake

OFFICIAL STATEMENT IN RELATION TO ON-LINE ALLEGATIONS My carefully reasoned analysis of the No to AV poster has attracted comment elsewhere on-line. Stepney, an anonymous poster on the Vote-2007 forum – but almost certainly not Alex Stepney the former Manchester … Continue reading

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Vere and Baroness Whoshe: experts in grammar and visual metaphor war #yes2Av #no2AV #franklyidontcarewhatdoyouthinktoAV

Having been lulled into a state of torpor by the two inept unfunny broadcasts  on the alternative vote system (I’m not sure which tickled my fancy more: the No to AV campaign idea that people are too stupid to count … Continue reading

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