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A good old fashioned book-burning Book burning
Sunday afternoon. British summer time, 2016 Thirty miles from the nearest city, over fifty from the nearest city of interest, lies the sleepy village of Loppington. At the heart of this relic of 1950s rural English society resides a building that has stood in its position for centuries. The Dickin Arms free house. Presumably, it...
Rave Dave Dave rave
The Van As the doors to the transit are slammed shut, a gleeful cry of “you’re mine now, boys” comes from the up curled lips of the driver. He turns the keys in the ignition and speeds off. Over the sound of the engine rises the muffled harmonies of B.B. King and Eric Clapton, resonating...
“I was a chef for the Beatles”
Writer: I’m going to write the story of that fella in the pub telling me he was a chef for the Beatles. Writer’s friend: Don’t nearly all your stories involve the pub? Writer: What are you trying to say? Writer’s friend: Nothing. Just, don’t you think you could try doing something else? Writer: Well I’m...
Top 5 most bonkable male snooker players Snooker
The sexualisation, objectification and exploitation of women in a plethora of big industries has, in the past couple of years, come to the fore of public consciousness. The Harvey Weinstein Scandal shone a bright and somewhat jarring light upon an unpleasant underbelly of big industry. Various political scandals either side of the Atlantic similarly exposed...
Bilbao Live… “Ethereal with a slice of apple pie”
We arrived at the festival camp site around 11 AM. We were beaten there by the rest of group. They won the prize of setting up the tent. Tom and I took great satisfaction from that, until three days later, sunburnt and hungover, it fell on us to dismantle the bitch. But, back to the...
At Harrow, they taught us not to piss on our hands
The weather has been really good recently. Uncharacteristically. Surprisingly. Worryingly – something bad has got to be just around the corner for sunny Britain. Brexit. Trump. Putin. Trump and Putin’s love child. Kim Jong Un. Trump and Kim Jong Un’s love child. But, they say ‘make hay while the sun is shining.’ Since it’s not...
Tour de Shropshire
Stage 12 of the Tour de France has just been completed. A Welshman, described as a ‘Briton’ on a BBC Sport article, has just won the Alp d’Huez. With that he’s secured himself back to back stage wins. In tribute to Geraint Thomas, what follows is a tale about a Pole, and man of Jamaican...
Fire and Fury dementia-1750965_1280.jpg
Fire and fury. Fire and fury like the world has never seen. Ironic, to hear that from Trump on behalf of America. Because you could so easily imagine Kim Jong-il’s puppet from Team America coming out with such a bogus aggressive rhetoric. To give an idea of the general public's response, here is an illustration...