Category Archives: television

Sometimes You Bite The Bear…

Dear Michael Bond, You lived quite a long life and hopefully a happy one given that your funny little bear brought the happy to millions. Even a fairly awful Hollywood adaptation of Paddington’s stories couldn’t ruin his reputation or yours. … Continue reading

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Fate Holds The Key

A long, long time ago, I can still remember how that soap opera used to make me puke…Nick Berry of television pointlessness said that every loser wins. In fact he sang it, ladies and gentlemen. Sang it like an alley … Continue reading

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Stay In Bed, Float Up Stream

Tiredness. It’s a thing. Normal people get it when they’ve slept too little or overstretched themselves. I get it too, it just takes less stretch to become an overstretch, eats into me even when I’ve managed a few hours of … Continue reading

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The Not Quite Ides Of June

So this is awkward. The United Kingdom becomes an even greater laughing stock around the world as Theresa ‘not at all strong or stable’ Maybot clings desperately to the last vestiges of power and pretends that her party didn’t take … Continue reading

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Spinning Around

As an active member of the Sunday Is A Bourgeois Myth Society I have been ignoring Sunday all day. I’ve even called it Extra Saturday just to undermine its authority as a day in its own right. That’ll teach it … Continue reading

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The Personal Is Political

Today’s general election strikes me as one of the most important of my life. The rise of personality politics masks the old certainties about ideological bias from various parties while a plethora of right-leaning media moguls (most of whom are … Continue reading

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You’re Not Fooling Me Cos I Can See The Way You Shake And Shiver

I’m in my own version of purgatory as mind, emotions and body unite to batter and berate me. On top of the usual aches and pains of my physical conditions and to fully complement the mental malaise of latter days, … Continue reading

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