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"May I tie my shoes?" That was funny!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2021 on Live, Its Saturday Day! at JustOneMinute
Miss M, I am a patreon of Michael Yon and he sends two or three emails a day. He says Border patrol is down there trying to figure things out, given that Joe Biden has thrown down the welcome mat. He also says some kind of American public response is inevitable, from April, definitely by June. My meditation teacher sent us all an Indian astrologer's take on the next year which says American is going to be in turmoil.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2021 on Live, Its Saturday Day! at JustOneMinute
The reason anyone discusses Harry and Megan is due to Netflix and spotify working with Oprah to market them. She had 9 million and reportedly 6 hours of on film interviewing and what's come out is dull, duller, dulles (to quote Winston Churchill). I wonder why nothing has been said about the Rose Hanbury rumours (she and William allegedly had a thing possibly when Kate was pregnant with child number 3). I heard that got out because Megan passed it on. The thing is, Harry allegedly is sexually incontinent, so when lockdown ends, Megan will be in the same boat. I distract myself from the really quite awful news with soap opera rubbish like this.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2021 on Live, Its Saturday Day! at JustOneMinute
New Thread I don't have a cute cat photo to put up, sorry!
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2021 on Metaphor Alert! at JustOneMinute
Michael Yon is posting a lot about the serious border problem heading to Texas. He thinks 2 million this year and up to 3 million next year.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2021 on Live, Its Saturday Day! at JustOneMinute
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Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2021 on Live, Its Saturday Day! at JustOneMinute
Diana's antics were interesting from the moment she appeared on the scene. Harry and Megan will fail in their netflix/spotify ventures because they're boring. Jib, I was by The Goat pub. I remember the sunlight glinting on the soldiers' gold braid. Dave and Gus, thanks for the laughs. Clarice, people try to convince me that Charles is an intellectual all the time. Diana failed her 'O' levels, which is like failing 10th grade. That should have been a red flag for anyone thinking about marrying her. Miss M, that's a lot of kittens! CCGirl, I too feel powerless and also sad. My husband has decided to read every book on the American Revolution and it seems to me there's a good chance history will repeat itself. Sir Henry Neville was Shakespeare.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2021 on Metaphor Alert! at JustOneMinute
Hi Everybody, sorry to have been away so long. To make a long story short, I thought it best to leave the internet for a while and just read books. I haven't finished Laura's book but will! Also, I always read Clarice's Pieces which sum up beautifully how I feel about politics these days. I've enjoyed discussing the car crash that is the Harry and Megan show with friends here, including those who were there at the start of Diana's incredible run. Diana didn't want privacy, she wanted to control what got out and how'd that work out in the end? Harry and Meghan have sold their souls to Netflix and Spotify, who require them to market themselves, hence a blockbuster launch via Oprah. I haven't watched it because both the clips and all the feedback say they are duller than dishwater. Not good for their long term plans to be the new Kardashians.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2021 on Metaphor Alert! at JustOneMinute
Today there's news of Florida financial institutions cancelling Trump's accounts. At breakfast my husband told me I ought to stop doing anything that related to the past US election. He cares about me and he's very wise. I am one teeny person who can get chewed up and spit out without anyone being able to do anything to help. So, there you have it. There's a Netflix movie that looks great, called "The Dig". I'll watch it and report back.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
Jack, we watch it on Tuesdays! Jeremy Paxman is fab! I need to be respectful of the time so bye.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
Henry, that looks wonderful. I'd like to ask those guys, "if you could give Joe Biden one book, what would it be and why?" I'd hope for some serious answers as well as the funny ones.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
Tom Bowler, Miss Marple, Tom R, Jack and anyone else who is interested - We should all be in the pub drinking whisky macs. Or sharing a bottle of the house champagne. You choose. We don't know our target market. We don't know what we want them to think and feel. We don't know the competitive framework. We don't know the most compelling message we want to put out. We don't know the conventions used when others have communicated aspects we're considering. We're at the most interesting part of the project. Literally everything in our lives and in the culture can feed our brains. The first thing I always did, back in the day, was call my sister, tell her a bit about what my project entailed and then let her riff with her first reactions. She's both a genius and articulate. Go have a great chat with someone you like who isn't a political junkie. Ask them, what should democrats do to prove they don't support fraud and ballot stuffing. Say soothing things like "cheating probably occurred, but not enough to change the outcome. Wonder what should be done going forward? Should democrats throw the republicans a bone?" Thank you for all the encouragement. Seriously getting tempted. Quarter to eleven so I'm off.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
IG, you know that part in the Lord's prayer "as we forgive those who trespass against us"? I always pause at that part, as I recognise that is a huge work in progress for me.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
I think lots of the meme makers at thedonald.win are young and full of beans. Wasn't Winston Churchill sounding the alarm about the German military build-up from the early 1930s onwards? No one wanted to suit up and stop them. Now we recognise nazi ways and still, few of us have the guts to "cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war". My husband has just said "are you writing on your Trump site again? What happens when they (the powers that be) come after you?"
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
I was watching RSBN and the number watching Trump live was over 350,000. Was Biden on yesterday? Darn, I missed that!
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
E was really depressing. We weren't really cubicle sitters. You put your winter coat over your chair, took your wallet out of your handbag, left the bag by the chair, then ran out the door and flagged a black cab down for Soho.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
I wish I could say yes but I don't know Vivien Chandler. William Morris is a talent agency. She was probably dealing with movie and tv people. We were more grubby, but some of our great creative people moved into film from advertising. Drinking with clients was important. When I became a consultant I could track every client back to a drink in a pub at some point.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
I'm loathe to indicate my age with stories from my misspent youth. However, at one point in the 80s, I worked in London in a top advertising agency and learned firsthand how to conduct honest research that aided the creative process. I made friends with rock star copywriters and art directors who found my desire to sit beside them while they noodled with a creative brief funny. An important work skill was being able to drink in the agency's local pub from 6:30 to closing time at 11:00 pm and I excelled. The press and tv advertising I watched from spark to ad break was persuasive and has strongly positioned some brands for decades now. I have to admit I am sorely tempted to pick up where I left off. There is a propaganda game to be played and the left are second rate players. That's why ballot stuffing was resorted to. Most American ad agencies implemented "Account Planning" without the elements that made that discipline so helpful in the UK. America always threw money at the problem. In the UK, we'd be lucky to have a couple of thousand for the research, so every bit of it had to be inspirational. There was no money for big campaigns so the ad had to be incredible. Remember the 1984 Apple ad? A British account planner came up with the 'blockbuster during ad break' idea. She was trying to figure out a foreign culture, which included all eyes on some weird sports game that happened the end of January. Aaron Burr/Got Milk? Great story about that in British account planner Jon Steel's book "Truth, Lies & Advertising". I need to get to the point here. Great creative minds can communicate simple truths without a ton of money. You just have to think harder.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
Words relevant to yesterday that also start with an "i": Irreducible, irregular, irremediable, irremissible, irreplaceable, irrepressible, irresistible, irresponsible, irritable, irruption...all in the first column, p 214, Roget's Thesaurus of English Words Volume Two, 1934. I've been searching for Volume One for a year now.
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2021 on Is There A Doctor In The House? at JustOneMinute
"As acts of violence by occupying troops increased, the people of New Jersey took up their weapons and began to fight back. Small bands of armed men ambushed mounted British couriers on the road..."The rascal peasants meet our men alone or in small unarmed groups. They have their rifles hidden in the bushes or ditches and the like. When they believe they are sure of success and they see one or several men belonging to our army, they shoot them in the head, then quickly hide their rifles and pretend they know nothing"." p179 Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer I read this to my husband and he said "In WW2, if an act of resistance took place near a village, the villagers would be executed and the place flattened with bulldozers."
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2021 on Two More Days at JustOneMinute
I'm reading a child's book from 1921, titled "Some Famous Bonfires". "In spite of all his preaching, Tunstal found that the more he scolded the people and told them they must not read Tyndale's New Testament, the more they read it...the bishop...went to St. Paul's Cross (NE of St. Paul's London) and there, with a deal of ado, made a huge bonfire of the books...making the good folk of England more and more inquisitive as to what there possibly could be inside this book which the Bishop hated so heartily." (1527)
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2021 on Two More Days at JustOneMinute
Mrs DrJ, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. God bless DrJ. Sometimes I find it helpful to read poetry to ease my mind. Have you ever read In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson? It's a really long poem but there's lots of mental comfort there: I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel For words, like Nature, half reveal And half conceal the Soul within But for the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured language lies; The sad mechanic exercise, Like dull narcotics, numbing pain. In words, like weeds, I'll wrap me o'er Like coarsest clothes against the cold; But that large grief which these enfold Is given in outline and no more.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2021 on Two More Days at JustOneMinute
https://www.msn.com/en-in/money/topstories/a-leadership-skill-that-i-saw-in-a-thief/ar-BB1cB8u2 Quick read that includes an analysis of a thief getting away with it and how Nelson Mandela operated.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2021 on Two More Days at JustOneMinute
My favourite bits from Kurt Schlichter's article, but the whole thing is fun: "The best part of Dementiafest 2021 is that it will be a sullen, sad affair installing the manifestly senile old pervert at the head of the ricketiest administration in memory while surrounded by at least two divisions of soldiers lest a gigantic army of dudes in Viking drag decide to show up." "The impeachment that moved faster than Brian Stelter...toward a chocolate doughnut will land with a thud in the Senate and then die there. I doubt there will even be a trial, not just because you can’t impeach someone who is no longer in the job you are impeaching him from but because a trial allows a discussion of contrary evidence, and the narrative can’t take that." https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/01/18/no-thanks-ill-be-skipping-the-inauguration-n2583248
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2021 on Two More Days at JustOneMinute
My husband woke me on the morning of Jan 6 by saying "they doubled down, they stole the Georgia election too". What a horrible way to wake up. The timeline for the Irish War of Independence is interesting. In 1914 the Brits put any kind of legislative and fiscal autonomy on hold because of the first world war so Irish nationalists started cooking up more revolutionary plans. The Easter Rising was meant to be a publicity stunt and in that regard it worked very well. The destruction the Brits wrought and the fifteen executions played into the revolutionaries' hands. Michael Collins was a pasty-faced civil servant who got a head of steam because of the executions. He became a brilliant networker from prison days in Frongoch right through to working productively with his new friends, Winston Churchill and Lord Birkenhead. All told it took from 1914 to 1922 to obtain any kind of change and that's what we're looking at here. I figure we're at the Christmas 1916 stage.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2021 on Two More Days at JustOneMinute