Monthly Archives: May 2009


is coming out in paperback in America on Tuesday and is finessing his poses in advance of the press call.

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Unbowed, if not a score lighter. Diversity were tremendous, but we all know who should of* won.

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Vote Flatley!

This blog is caught up in the hype, is making the shape of a phone with its hand, and is saying Stavros Flatley must win tonight. You tube are disabling the links in a deliberate effort to make my blog … Continue reading

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In the old days

this was Britain’s Got Talent, Jeux Sans Frontiers version. I’ll have a lot to say about BGT later in a full cultural critique: it’s a genius show which Stavros Flatley must win, but at the moment my mind is in … Continue reading

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Buy Salt

a good independent publisher in trouble. The below is lifted straight from George Szirtes’ blog: Salt Needs help Some readers (and writers) will already know that Salt, the publisher of a great many beautiful books of new poetry by a … Continue reading

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¡Viva Catalunya!

that is all. Hold on, there is more from Mam’s Comment below. I do hope this is true: Did you all see the news item about the Manure fans who programed their tom tom to avoid M6 toll forgot to … Continue reading

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Extract from the work in progress

…Pulis has his own version of this: whoever can hurl the thing the furthest is a certainty for the starting eleven, and that man is Rory Delap. There is something of Desperate Dan about Rory, he is big, he is … Continue reading

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