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Brave New World

Imagine that you worked for a County Council as a receptionist/telephonist, one of a dwindling number of such staff — the result of cost cutting measures — charged with answering and redirecting all inbound calls for the whole Council. Suppose that, … Continue reading

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The Only Way Is Ethics

  The much-loved board game Monopoly contains a lesson for all capitalists, one that seems especially relevant given the news this week that Tesco has serially screwed its suppliers with cynically late payments, complicated clawback scams and barely-veiled threats to … Continue reading

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Feeling Low

Monday morning head fog, Dead dog telling me to stay down “Lay down your dreams, boy, ‘Cause nothing good is in your stars.” Reach out and turn the TV on Something’s wrong, The news is playing ‘Life on Mars’? * … Continue reading

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Tributes to a Starman

The sad death of David Bowie has brought with it the usual, generally poignant, host of Twitter tributes. Among these are some posts that are reactions to David Cameron’s own tribute. These range from the splenetic (e.g. surely he’s too … Continue reading

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Third Degree Burns

Originally posted on Kind of Lime:
It’s New Year’s Eve and later, after a few snifters, we’ll no doubt be singing Auld Lang Syne. But what on Earth does it all mean? Fear not, my faithful friends! I studied Burns at…

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A Conversation With God

Originally posted on Kind of Lime:
“Well,” I say, somewhat hesitantly. “This is awkward.” God raises an enquiring eyebrow: “How so?” “Well, what with me being an atheist and all…” God throws up a self-deprecatory hand. “Oh that!” He says.…

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Lest We Forget

Originally posted on Kind of Lime:
Twelve years ago today, Mrs. Limey and I were aboard a charter flight to Crete. The journey had been largely uneventful until around an hour from landing, when the cabin crew grew suddenly and…

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Move Over, Stanley Kubrick…

Just over a year ago I put together an amateurish little music video and posted it on You Tube. So far it has had exactly ten views. Not exactly viral, I fear. It certainly won’t be knocking Grumpy Cat and his ilk off their virtual perches, … Continue reading

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Red in Tooth and Claw

RIP #CecilTheLion Breaking News July 29th 2035 One of the last remaining dentists in the world was hunted down and killed last night in an act that was described by Save Our Dentists’ Skins (SODS) as “unmitigated savagery”. Dentists have … Continue reading

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Seek The Answer Within

Over the years, popular music has posed several enduring questions, but few have ever been approached using the scientific method. “Rigour” is my middle name. Well to be strictly factual, it is my fifth middle name from the right, just … Continue reading

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