Monthly Archives: July 2004
A lot has been made of Paul Foot’s contribution to British journalism. For people who aren’t in on the political columnist circuit, it’s often hard to explain why he was so effective. But his skill lay in the suppression of … Continue reading
The government’s po-faced Preparing For Emergencies website was almost immediately lampooned by a site which the civil service, displaying its usual lack of any sense of humour (a lack shared by most customs officers: a tip for you there) immediately … Continue reading
When you buy books at a charitable bookshop, some of the money will go straight to the charitable causes; some of it will go to the charity’s internal costs. Every single charity spends some of the donations on administrative fees: … Continue reading
This morning a workie, accelerating past the nursery (yes, really), gravelled himself to a halt at the pinch point that I was already passing through. He may have been doing double the speed limit—well, 150% anyway—but was he driving unsafely? … Continue reading
Getting my shopping to and from Sainsbury’s is made so much easier by either panniers or the elastics on my bike: but not both. Unfortunately I’d bought far too much on Sunday, and had to put some in the panniers … Continue reading
Case in point: I received some spam today with the subtitle: A.’mer-`ica Me`~ds & Next,^day Del`iver V’ ia-`gr~ a, anyone?