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Month: April 2011

Calling at Superin Junction, Gagging Order Halt…

Calling at Superin Junction, Gagging Order Halt…

Forget your Twitters. Cheeseford is the home of the real news about this ‘superinjunction’ shizzle that’s going down in the high courts, with the A-listers all enlisting their learned friends to keep uncomfortable details of their private lives out of the red-top blatts. As I have an exemption from prosecution for defamation that I bought out of the back pages of Health and Efficiency for a tenner, I can blow the lid off. That’s enough about my flatulence, though. Here’s…

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Bright and not so beautiful

Bright and not so beautiful

The existence of the BrightHouse chain of stores goes some way to explaining why we’re in so much trouble as a nation. The company describes itself as “the leading UK rent-to-own retailer, providing quality branded household goods on affordable weekly payments”. What this means is that you can have your consumer durables now as long as you don’t mind spending the next few years of your life paying through the nose for them. Let’s take as our example a mid-range…

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Herring Fishery Score

Herring Fishery Score

Good news, Richard Herring’s Christ on a Bike is coming to the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, on 28 April. Having been in a cocoon of Dawsonage for the last few months, I failed to notice this in the list of upcoming attractions, so I am grateful to Reverend Kyle Paisley of Oulton Broad Free Presbyterian Church for bringing the “infantile” and apparently blasphemous production to my attention. The Rev Paisley (now there’s a name that cries tolerance and understanding, dontchathink?) plans…

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AV in Colour

AV in Colour

I can’t fault a word of Beetwaste’s analysis of the AV debate. I’m in favour and will be voting accordingly. AV isn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s an improvement on what we have. Also, a win for the no side of things will kill the debate on electoral form for a generation or more, as the victors present rejection of AV as a comprehensive rejection of any sort of change.

Michael Jackson – Up the Wall

Michael Jackson – Up the Wall

There is a recording studio in London called The Premises. Until a couple of weeks ago, it was best known for its commitment to renewable energy and the recordings that have been made there. Right now, though, it’s best known as ‘that place with the statue of Michael Jackson dangling the baby out of the hotel window’, and the studio website has been deluged with messages from Jackson fans condemning both the statue and The Premises for displaying it. The…

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