Down the Docks

January 15, 2007

More Reading

Filed under: Books — ealing @ 1:00 am

Here’s some of what’s been keeping me busy over the last few weeks. More to come.

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January 14, 2007

Hurray for The Times

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 4:29 pm

Not something I ever thought I’d write, but then I never expected to find any sense in its pages. Their food critic recently went to town on the stupidity of mineral water. I’ve always thought it was a terrible waste of money and effort, but I never expected to see it condemned in the pages of a paper so in love with conspicuous consumption.

Even more oddly, their reviewer is related to that chap from the deeply boring Call My Bluff. Who would ever have thought that something good could come from that?

January 8, 2007

Moving Flat pt II: The Job

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 1:38 pm

I still hate moving. Now I actually have to do it.

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January 3, 2007

Why the Police Don’t Make the Law

Filed under: Uncategorized — ealing @ 12:32 pm

They have terrible ideas.

January 1, 2007

Laughing at Yourself

Filed under: Current Affairs — ealing @ 9:00 pm

Over dinner a few days ago, I expressed a sneaky admiration for the French. They simply don’t care what people think of them, and will test nukes, burn sheep, block roads, sink ships belonging to charities, make their own search engines, &c. &c. A lot of this is very objectionable, but there’s something likable about France’s persistent, hotheaded refusal to see what the rest of the world sees.

BBC News has an item on a demonstration on New Year’s Eve in Paris, parodying this same refusenik tendancy.

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