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60s

man on the moon A red painted wooden chair young girl get out of my mind space dust my uncle's ford capri my other uncle's yellow escort ice cream soda

The European Union – in or out?

The level of "debate" if you can call it that around the should I stay or should I go question of Britian's membership of the EU has been conducted at a supremely infantile level. It reminds me of the kind of things adults say to small children to scare them into...

Moaner Gherardini

I need to get some tomatoes from the market. All the best ones will be gone by the time he's finished with me. And he's not even painting it on a fresh canvas. God knows how much my idiot husband is paying for this, but it's too much I had more fun going in the back...

Arsenal

My brother is a lifelong Arsenal fan. 10 years ago he conducted a ruthless campaign of text-bombing me with Arsenal facts, thoughts and hopes until I capitulated. He knows how much I hate being in a conversation where I know nothing about the subject at hand, so he...

The '70s

Cheap aftershave and sickly perfume. Belted knitted jackets - starsky. Crocheted waistcoats Lumberjack checked shirts The warm oily smell of teenage boy The hot sweet scent of teenage girl What game do we have to play to get her to   ******* me Strongbow or woodpecker...

Nighthawks

It was some time after 2 that we left the club, making our way slightly drunk and boisterous, through the empty streets and back home. We came upon a cafe that was still open - the only shopfront where the lights were on for good reason. Chris made her way to the...

As Barbara Streisand intimated…

Biographical memory is like jpegs - it is degraded every time it is accessed. Thinking about a lived past is like string theory made manifest. Each visit to an autobiographical past is a variation. Can we ever know the objective reality of the lives we have lived?...

Election

My mother watched the 7-way leader debate last night, so we dont have to. She was enthusiastic for the first 10 minutes, comitted for the first half, and thereafter too bored to watch. She has, however found it very useful. She now knows she wants to vote for Nicola...

Treyvon murderer acquited

Treyvon Martins was a young black american returning from the shops with a pack of skittles and some iced tea; his mistake was to make his way home through white suburbia;his murderer has been acquited. Apparently it is self defence to hunt down and shoot a black kid...

Soundbite of the year…

It's not much of a competition, but political soundbite of the year has to be the hapless Mitt Romney's "Binders full of women". I thank you Mr Romney for bringing the joy back to...

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