Monthly Archives: August 2011

Carnival of Evolution #39

Not content with hosting endless tribute bands and seaside-postcard revues, the End of the Pier Show goes all upmarket by hosting the latest Carnival of Evolution. So, roll up! Roll up! Get yer tickets ‘ere for a plethoric phantasmagoria of … Continue reading

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What I Read On My Summer Holidays

Having just returned from a short break in La France Profonde I am compelled as if by the urugations of my fundament to tell you about the two books I read while sleeping off yet another repast cooked in goose … Continue reading

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As you both no doubt know, part of my job as an editor at Your Favourite Weekly Etcetera is to travel round the place doing my stand up routine talk about how we editors handle papers, demystifying the editorial life … Continue reading

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It might come as a surprise to you both that I have a page on Wikipedia. I didn’t create this page. Nobody told me it was being created, nor did they ask me for any input. They could have had … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice #92

I have been all but submerged by this contribution from a Mr P. R. of Westminster. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. There is something elegiac, almost melancholic here – a statement of frustration, futility and even impotent … Continue reading

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It Has not Escaped Our Notice #267

Norfolk Yoof – 1 Freudian Psychoanalysts – 0

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The Maison Des Girrafes Caption Competition #7

I have now been assaulted with this brutal contribution from Dr R. P. G. of Rotherhithe (what is it with Rotherhithe?) I shall start you off: “aagh … gasp … gurgle …. I just wanted to say … I’ve always … Continue reading

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The Maison Des Girrafes Caption Competition #169

I have been deluged by this item from a Dr J. L. R. of Rotherhithe, to whom we proffer our thanks in the customary fashion. Orders of the Unicycling Girrafe generously bestowed … well, you know what to do.

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Arab Spring, English Summer

In no Arab country today is there democracy, freedom of expression or security guaranteed by law impartially applied. Despite the immense wealth conferred by oil, poverty is endemic and violence systematic and customary. So says David Pryce-Jones in The Closed … Continue reading

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No wonder Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac look pensive. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, looking pensive. Recently.

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