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Alas, Mary, 'there is nothing so divides us as our common language', or something like that! Actually, I did use the word 'ploughing' in my draft but thought it might not be understood 'over there'. Even writing it now I see that it has been underlined in red to indicate a spelling error! Even so, I think you must know me well enough by now to realise that I never seek kudos from anyone anywhere - least of all here! Oh hell, now the mysterious 'teacher in the ethos' has underlined "realise" and threatened me with extra homework if I don't spell it as "realize"!
A cheerful start - for a change! Until this morning I had never heard of 'The Windermere Children' but apparently it is the subject of a programme on BBC2 tomorrow night. It tells the story of 300 or so Jewish children rescued from German concentration camps at the end of the war and relocated to a new camp near Windermere... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
In the unlikely event, Peter, that you should discover something that, at my age, gives me "a stiffy", I will cover you in kisses by way of thanks! Also, in my ignorance, I would be very grateful if you could explain the meaning of your question to me: "Btw, have you personally perfected any Jews lately?" To say that I am puzzled is an understatement!
I think, Freesia, you are confusing 'words' with 'opinions'. The latter may well be detestable but that is no reason to use ugly words to describe them. The immediate result of doing so is that people with no formed conclusion will simply avoid reading them. That, of course, is why I, personally, deserve a medal for plowing through our host's daily, er, 'stream of unconsciousness'!
You may remember that I expressed some slight nervousness, following their 'yuuuuuuuuuge' victory, that the 'Boris 'n' Dom Show' might provide such an exciting 'opening night' that the show might crash and burn! Actually, not much has happened. In fact, I am beginning to sense a certain amount of lethargy! Nothing much is happening. I mean, how long does it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
No, I thought not! In this day and age it is a ludicrous - and dangerous - idea that one particular broadcaster should be supported by legally-enforced taxation on the population as a whole. Or, to put it another way, I absolutely and definitely do NOT wish to pay the salary of that egregious, 'Greenie' propogandist, Roger Harrabin, let alone... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Yes, indeed, I am proud to declare myself a "Coultergeist" fan! Not the least of her attractions is that she is able to express herself in plain English without the burden of several tons of expletives and other 'Shlock-Horror' expressions!
Yes, indeed, I am not looking forward to next week. It will be the 75th anniversary of the capture of Auschwitz, forever a bleak symbol of 'Man's inhumanity to Man'. It will, of course and quite properly, be the subject of 'meeja' attention but I will have to grit my teeth to take it on. Not that it is the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at DUFF & NONSENSE!
That's the problem for spies, no-one quite believes them! Thus it was for the late Kilsoo Kenneth Haan (1900-1976). I must confess I had never heard of him before I read a review in The Spectator of his biography, "Action Likely in Pacific: Secret Agent Kilsoo Haan, Pearl Harbor and the Creation of North Korea" by John Koster. Kilsoo Haan... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Language matters - not that you would think so from this blog!
The death of a 'clown' is always extra melancholy but that of Terry Jones is especially so. He was the epitome of English silliness! And, of course, 'silliness' is a vein of humour that runs through English humour for over a century. Nothing could have been 'sillier' than the Monty Python crew led by Terry Jones which was summed up... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
But don't blame me! What follows is a reprint of a comment to a post down below left by my e-pal, Malcolm Pollack, on the subject of the possible/probable likelihood of an American civil war. It is a thoughtful contribution and I decided to reprint it as a post in it's own right. Blue and Red have, at this point,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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I'll believe that survey when - or rather if - it ever happens!
All together now: Bang - Bang! Bang -Bang! And another one bites the dust! I was a bit grumpy on this cold, dismal day until I came up here to my 'eyrie in the sky' and checked my computer for news - well, I wouldn't trust the BBC! And lo, there was a report that another 'beardie-weirdie', murderous Muslim has... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Incredible news which, I regret to say, caused me to giggle! Apparently, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D), a contender for the Democratic nomination for President, has issued legal proceedings against 'HillBilly' claiming the 'wannabe First Lady' accused her of "being a Russian asset". I have no idea who Tulsi Gabbard is but she is far, far more attractive than 'HillBilly' -... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
I will be enormously grateful if my American friends tell me I'm an idiot and that there is absolutely no chance of America dissolving into a civil war. Even so, and in the meantime, I view with increasing anxiety the sight and sound of mounting political hysteria 'over there'. Needless to say, most of it arises from the political Left... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Only the other day I groaned at the fate of Russia under their current gangster-in-chief, Putin. In essence, I blamed the Russian people for their quiescent, hopeless apathy. In a review of a book in The Times last Saturday, I gather that the author, Joshua Yaffa, says much the same thing. The review is by Roger Boyes and the book... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Yet another reason, I suppose, why the 'Ginger Ninja' will win 'yuuuuugely' in the Autumn. We have a saying 'over here', "they couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery!" By the way, does anybody know what has happened to the 'Dark Avenger'? I rather miss him and his 'faux-Wodehousean' prose.
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I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked! Well, one doesn't expect to hear good sense delivered from the mouth of a 'luvvie', er, unless someone else wrote the words, but the splendid Laurence Fox has done just that - and impromptu words at that! First of all, he ripped into the 'woke-lot' on BBC Question Time, telling a particularly dim woman... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Of course, her political and economic opinions are dafter than a really daft thing but she has her good points, too. I like her frowning disapproval of our totally lax laws on abortion, of which Dominic Lawson writes approvingly in today's Daily Mail: He informs us that: She pointed out that while abortions could not be carried out beyond the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
And perhaps another question is, do I want it to last? The chances are that it will last because, in essence, it will be a fight between the dreaded 'Peeps' and the massed ranks and formations of politicians and bureaucrats all of whom have strong personal reasons to keep the racket rolling along. Do I want it to continue? Well,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
A particularly fine collection today - and that was my first joke! A Greek and an Irishman are sitting in a coffee shop one day comparing their two cultures. Over a double latte, the Greek mentions “Greeks built the Pantheon, you may recall, along with the Temple of Apollo.” “Well, it was the Irish that discovered the Summer and Winter... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
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Hey, schmuks, don't mess with Her Maj! I haven't read the details - life is short and getting shorter! - but from the commentary it looks as though H&M have been handed their arses on silver salver! Meghan will not care, she is, after all, a grovelling subject of the Hollywood dynasty - good luck with that one! Harry will... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at DUFF & NONSENSE!
Well, 'pm', be fair! Given your normal stratospheric level of hyperbole how am I supposed to spot when you move from rage to humour?
What a fascinating approach to, er, 'judicial procedure'. No witnesses required, just read - and trust(!) - the 'meeja'. You certainly do things differently 'over there'!