Monthly Archives: February 2011

In passing

I’m still haunted by the colour of the Barcelona away kit from the other night at the Highbury Emirates Stadium; the last time I saw anything like it it was number 748b on the late-eighties Dulux ‘Spectrum’ colour ‘book’ that … Continue reading

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Born Slippy by JR Hartley

I saw this commercial the other night whereby JR Hartley of the (1983) original Yellow Pages ‘Fly Fishing by JR Hartley’ ad has been modernised. This updated version sees former DJ ‘Day V Lately’ on the hunt for his lost … Continue reading

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But O the Banality!

On Wednesdays now I get the bus home. Today I was eavesdropping this young good looking pair, him in sportswear, her in fancy, I don’t think they actually were a couple (they were sitting across the aisle from each other) … Continue reading

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How Does A Poem Mean?

This below is the beginning of a famous essay by Canadian critic, John Ciardi. George Szirtes distributed a copy of it to the class when I was a new bug undergrad in what seems like yesterday but was actually 1994. … Continue reading

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O Gordo

This apparently means ‘the fat one’ and is what Corinthian’s supporters graffitied after the team were humiliatingly knocked out of a Cup Competition and it was this that led to Ronaldo, (O Gordo himself) retiring his boots. You never see … Continue reading

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Blurred out future Superstar

Jack popped in with this excellent young man, Dot Rotten, tonight. He is going to be massive and one day this picture is going to be like when Kanye West came round before he was famous. Pity the flash never … Continue reading

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A Mogul Talks

p00dc86n The boy himself comes in soon after the start of the video and thereafter occasionally. It’s either him or Matt Damon anyway. ‘O God I hated doing that,’ he said when our walkingollie.wordpress correspondent caught up with him for … Continue reading

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