Posts Tagged ‘ culture ’

What Do They Want? OUTRAGE! When Will They Get It? Every Day!

March 24, 2015 5 Comments
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Grace Dent on l’affaire de Elton: Online fury at D&G has snowballed. Lots of people who would never have bought D&G, hadn’t read the Panorama interview, didn’t particularly care one way or another about Elton John, and didn’t need IVF or a womb surrogacy, spent all of Sunday in a rage because someone, somewhere, said something they didn’t agree with. I cannot “judge” people for this, having been swept away…

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West Mercia Police Seem To Have More Resources Than They Need…

March 18, 2015 5 Comments
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…so let’s ignore any demands they make for more, or any complaints about ‘Tory cuts’, shall we? The petition, set up yesterday by local Ceri Ransome, reads: “We the undersigned request that West Mercia Police take immediate action to find, arrest and charge the people who encouraged a man to jump to his death from a multi storey building in Telford on Saturday 14th March 2015. “The family deserve this…

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Performance Art, Folks! Give It A Big Hand…

March 16, 2015 4 Comments
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“I’m going to tie a string to an object outside of the museum and anchor it to an object inside to indicate a route that’s significant to me,” says Carmen Papalia, an artist-in-residence at the V&A museum in London. He calls himself a non-visual learner – though others would say he’s blind. When finding his way around, he doesn’t like using a white cane – he thinks it is too…

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Simple: Because It’s Their Money To Give…

February 18, 2015 2 Comments
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Alex watched the money pouring in, with a mixture of awe and despair, wondering how people can give so generously to animal charities, when research which could lead to a cure for boys like Harrison fails to attract funds. ‘‘I really wondered why anyone would suddenly donate to a dog’s home when children are dying,’’ he says. That’s the real answer. And that’s as it should be, in a free…

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I, For One, Welcome Our New ‘Different Thinker’ Overlords…

December 20, 2014 23 Comments
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Carrie Grant (Ed: Really..?) is a modern martyr, people, so listen up when she opines! We have four children with additional needs: our eldest, Olivia, 20, has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyspraxia and is studying drama at university; Talia, 13, has Asperger’s and dyscalculia; Imogen, 8, has autism including Tourette’s; while our adopted son, who is five years old, has attachment difficulties. I can only wonder why they…

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Like there’s no tomorrow

January 1, 2014 21 Comments
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Like there’s no tomorrow

I work for the underclass. I also work for a bunch of other people who are in the financial mire – temporarily or permanently – and from which I suspect no amount of health insurance and voluntary pension saving could ever have diverted them; pace my purist libertarian former comrades. Basically, a major part of my job is to help the unemployed or over-parented to understand and sometimes to do…

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You’re ‘Offended’, Eh…?

December 18, 2012 18 Comments
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A pub has apologised after a “misguided” advertising campaign that seemed to condone rape. And you won’t believe how… The Hobgoblin pub in London Road had put up posters in the pub and online advertising its “Festive Frape” promotion.Customers were invited to use the pub’s name in the status section of their Facebook pages and encourage friends to “like” the comment in exchange for a free shot. The promotion was…

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I Guess They Have To Be The Right Sort Of ‘Philanthropists’..?

December 12, 2012 4 Comments
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The University of Sussex has become embroiled in a debate over private donors after it created a new chair in “modern Israeli studies” . The position was established by Lord Weidenfeld, who admitted on a BBC radio show he put up the cash to fight the “anti-Semitism” he believes is on campus. Gosh! Why would he think that? It’s not like they have prominent Islamists on campus, is it? Oh.…

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Truth In Advertising..?

August 6, 2012 4 Comments
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Truth In Advertising..?

West Mercia police has apologised for a poster campaign which an anti-rape charity called “inappropriate.” Good lord! What did it say?   Oh. Well, who could object to that? Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre claimed the Safe Night Out campaign blamed victims who had been drinking for sexual assault. Ah. I see. Anyone not blinded by their single-minded desire to blame only men would welcome safety advice, but…

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A Country Of Emotional Incontinents..?

July 19, 2012 7 Comments
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The ‘Guardian’ gets philosophical: If your train journey proves a little trying beware letting go of your emotions lest the live-tweeter in seat 34A reveals your misery to millions.This is what, in effect, happened to a couple who were having a fairly lively argument on board a northbound Virgin train recently. It was their misfortune to be sitting close to comedian Janey Godley, who tweeted the whole thing to several…

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Colluding In Their Own Destruction…

April 4, 2012 10 Comments
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Police are teaming up with pubs in Hucknall town centre to refuse entry to anyone found to have traces of drugs on their hands. So, better not handle any money, shake hands with any dodgy people, push open any shop doors…well, not if you want a drink, anyway! The testing works by swabbing the palm of the hand with a piece of card which is placed into a machine and…

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First they came for the language…

March 5, 2012 1 Comment
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Charles Crawford has turned his fire on the Left’s attack on ‘elitist, bourgeois’ teaching of grammar. His bull’s-eye of the day is Michael Rosen. Good. I have added my pen’orth to Crawford’s blog, more or less thuswise: Michael Rosen? Would that be the ageing grammar school boy, Oxford-educated Socialist Worker polemicist and Respect Party candidate? The comrade of the Israel-hating apologist for Islamist mass murder and friend of Saddam Hussein,…

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You Can’t Buck The Market…

February 6, 2012 28 Comments
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When Liz Haughton opened The Park Café in Knowle West, Bristol, her vision was to create a community eatery serving wholesome and organic foods. Chips, coke and sweets were off the Daventry Road menu and replaced with dishes such as butternut squash soup and homemade bread. Wot, no chips? Why, no! If customers want chips, they can clearly go elsewhere. And…it seems that’s just what they did! But after just…

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More Free Lunches Demanded…

January 26, 2012 9 Comments
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All children under five in care in London should be sent a free book a month to boost their reading and prospects later in life, the Commons was being told today. Well, that’ll get rid of a few more unsold Olympics tie-ins, I suppose… Senior Labour MP John Healey urged Mayor Boris Johnson and his Labour challenger Ken Livingstone to back the Imagination Library scheme,already running in some parts of…

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”There is no denying the cultural legitimacy of hip-hop.”

December 20, 2011 8 Comments
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So says Mychal Denzel Smith, a freelance writer and social commentator, in CiF. Presumably, only because ‘Private Eye’ no longer does ‘Pseuds Corner’: Judging by the amount of fuss he caused, one would think Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson had floated the idea of abolishing child labor laws. In reality, all he had done was announce that this semester he would be teaching a course entitled “Sociology of Hip-Hop…

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