Monthly Archives: February 2005

Fair tirade

Ekow Eshun points out the hypocrisy of middle-class drug takers claiming to be ethical (and—a lovely twist—likens them to speeders and tax-dodgers, two Fagins of the responsibly organic), but I’m not sure what he’s talking about with Pete Doherty: “It’s … Continue reading

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It could be EU

I can’t help feel that the “No” campaigners are, either by rhetorical intent or by muddle-headedness, confusing powers with abilities. Regardless of whether or not the first page of the constitution says it doesn’t replace national law (which it says) … Continue reading

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Whole sale

Gosh. The company I left just before Christmas has been sold lock, stock and barrel to a much larger semi-rival. I don’t think me leaving had any effect in itself, mind you. Well, it might have done, had they not … Continue reading

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Cyclecrafty

The Hat writes: I fear I might be wading into dangerous waters myself here but—notwithstanding the beauties of the canal route—when you go up Woodstock Road, why *don’t* you use the cycle path? Right. I wasn’t going to; I really … Continue reading

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“It isn’t actually illegal to kill a builder”

The workies that plagued us in late summer/autumn have returned. Yesterday they were up at the arse-crack of dawn, having loud, raucous, resident-waking conversations in that carefree manner that comes from being such antisocial cunts. I wouldn’t mind them taking … Continue reading

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Death by misrepresentation

The R7 repeats of The News Quiz reminded me today that opiates suppress breathing. And that in turn reminded me of the last days of Dylan Thomas. The authors of Dylan Remembered 1935–1953 (and the BBC Website) suggest that his … Continue reading

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Wolmar (Re: publication)

I bought The Subterranean Railway this weekend. I’ve yet to read it as I’m still grappling with three doses of Blake, but it’s such a pretty addition to the bookshelves. It’s been a while since I bought a brand new … Continue reading

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