Monthly Archives: July 2010


On the end wall as you walked in there was a huge rectangular abstract painting that dripped thick with red, white and green pigment and which had pieces of bark and other salvaged timber as well as metal piping and … Continue reading

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of nothing. That’s really the only usage of apropos one ever hears, isn’t it? But this apropos is apropos of a link I was just looking at on makemeadiva’s blog, to a cultural reportage site called Flavourwire. The link reported … Continue reading

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T always complains that the original of this song packs too many syllables into a line; now it’s found its natural linguistic home.

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Seven degrees of separation

Follow the odd sequence of visual/cultural connections on this link then buy a t-shirt to rep in on your summer hols, or not, the choice is yours. This one is my favourite for Thursday 5-a-side wear

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Try this gizmo

Drop in a sample of your writing and see which famous writer you write like Answers on the comments below. Mine was supremely disappointing but perhaps one of my dear blog visitors will be Shakespeare. If anyone may wonder about … Continue reading

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My untalent

Give me one of these and I will make the telly go wrong in a way that most people would not think possible. Otherwise I will sometimes carry it about mistaking it for a telephone handset on a call I … Continue reading

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Tweet tweet tweet

I’ve just picked this up from the Mogul’s feed, he was responding to this Madbury person saying how very much a link to this song had improved his day. I may not have Bieber Fever, but at least I’ve heard … Continue reading

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