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Are pubs the anesthesia by which we endure the operating table of life?

Are pubs the anesthesia by which we endure the operating table of life?

I only used to go to the pub once every two or three months, to meet up with my old university friends, so it’s danged strange how much I’ve missed not being able to go so far this year. However, by the end of next week, that should change in the southern quarters of the […]

June 28, 2020 | By | Reply More
Yesterday all my Tribbles seemed so far away?

Yesterday all my Tribbles seemed so far away?

So, the delayed movie pipeline is slowly rumbling again, with trailers gurgling through the media u-bend once more … The King’s Men, the next James Bond flick, the Wonder Woman 1984 film, etc, etc. But will people head back into cinemas with (a) the memory of current events, and (b) substantial home-body habits formed and reinforced?  It can take anywhere […]

June 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Towards the future?

Towards the future?

As well as writing, I’ve also been using my extra time at home to think and reflect. I reckon there’s a lot of that going on at the moment. I’ve often thought in years past how little winning a million or more quid on the National Lottery would change my life. I’m already doing what […]

May 24, 2020 | By | Reply More
One More Conspiracy Theory?

One More Conspiracy Theory?

I have a theory, and some might call it a conspiracy theory, although since it’s private to me, don’t expect to find it floating around any of those tinfoil hat web sites next door to ‘Elvis is alive and hiding in a Fort Knox sub-level’ or ‘JFK faked his assassination to retire and become a […]

April 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent Indian takeaway.

I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent Indian takeaway.

I’m writing this on Sunday, but let’s face it, doesn’t every day feel a little like Sunday, now, for the obvious reasons? As Douglas Adams once realised, we are all entering The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul together. Oddly, and against expectations, I find it a lot easier to re-read favourite old books and […]

April 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
What I looked like back in the 18th century?

What I looked like back in the 18th century?

You can tell quarantine is starting to bite down on the Hunt work ethic and the loose threads of my already tenuous sanity … so, here’s what the Japanese artificial intelligence at https://AI-art.tokyo/en/ thinks I look like as a Renaissance oil painting. As anyone who has met me knows, I ain’t no oil painting!

April 2, 2020 | By | Reply More
Coronavirus: it’s just the flu, right – so why has China shut down their country?

Coronavirus: it’s just the flu, right – so why has China shut down their country?

I re-posted the informative ‘What we know now about Coronavirus‘ summary article from SFcrowsnest on my Facebook page, recently, and subsequently got snowed by comments along the lines of “Pah, it’s just like the flu/cold, right? Nobody worries about that.” Which rather begs the questions, then why has China more or less shut down their […]

January 30, 2020 | By | Reply More
Ve’ll be back?

Ve’ll be back?

I just returned from seeing Terminator Dark Fate at the cinema with one of the junior members of the clan who has never seen any of the previous films in the series. I don’t think it’s as bad as a lot of critics have been saying, but then it did use the old ‘but this […]

November 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Man Who Watched Netflix and then Amazon Prime.

The Man Who Watched Netflix and then Amazon Prime.

Just started watching the movie ‘The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then BigFoot‘ which has finally ended up on Netflix (currently sitting high in their trending films charts, too). In plot terms, the film does pretty much what it says on the tin, indeed following an old codger who killed Hitler and then goes on […]

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
To The Stars?

To The Stars?

I caught the movie ‘Ad Astra’ this weekend at the newly refurbished Leicester Square Odeon Luxe … upgraded sound systems and every seat an expensive LZ-Boy-style armchair with electronic footrests and reclining spine system. In the movie, U.S. Space Command scientist and astronaut Clifford McBride (played by Tommy Lee Jones) heads off on a deep […]

September 22, 2019 | By | Reply More