New year’s resolutions are normally cast aside, guiltily or joyously depending on their owner’s sincerity, by the 15th of January. The one I made for this year, to do a “Stephen Fry” and loose weight, lasted a couple of month’s longer, until my holiday to the west country in March.
The produce of the Somerset [...]
A points and actual victory to Hitch.
CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much to the Munk family, great philanthropists for making this possible. Seven minutes, ladies and gentlemen, for the foundational argument between religion and philosophy leaves me hardly time to praise my distinguished opponent, in fact I might have [...]
As regular readers will appreciate, this year’s Death List has not been a stunning success. With less than two weeks of the year remaining, I’ve carved a paltry four notches on the gravestone of foresight. Those on the list have been particularly recalcitrant in making that final Stygian crossing.
So in a twist to the [...]
So Blake Edwards has gone to the great director’s chair in the sky. Thanks for the point and the Pink Panther films.
I like the way that Google change their logos to reflect special days throughout the year.
Today’s celebrates the 235th birthday of Jane Austen. I didn’t realise that the 235th anniversary was marked for special celebration but why not when the subject is Miss Austen.
While out on my walk tonight, these lines from Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood kept repeating in my mind’s ear. Richard Burton’s marvellous delivery replayed several times. Come now, drift up the dark, come up the drifting sea-dark street now in the dark night seesawing like the sea, to the bible-black airless attic over Jack [...]
At last the thaw has started – this is a relief for health reasons but the ice and snow did provide many excellent photographic opportunities. Here’s one I took with my new Leica.
I love this shot.
Clearly not the first time that Camilla’s had her mouth wide open with Charles in the back seat of a car. Follow that link, if you can bear to read it and then think of any remaining deference you may have towards these fucking parasites, and cast it aside. That [...]