Posted in September 2012

Flowers in Dustbins

Flowers in Dustbins

  I have at last finished reading the epic tome on the rise and demise of England’s Punk Movement, ‘England’s Dreaming’ by Jon Savage. There is so much to take in, but as Savage repeatedly states, there are so many versions of everything that happened, so it is hard to find the truth though it … Continue reading

What’s The Collective Noun For Bankers?

This is one of my favourite jokes, in part because it is so subtle. The answer is ‘a wunch’. Bankers have been getting some really bad press lately – and far enough toobut there is a false impression that their greedy unscrupulous behaviour is something new. Of course it is not. Here is another quote … Continue reading

Punks and The Bomb

The hallmark of the Punk generation seems to be its contempt for , well everything. In England it is usuall blamed on the disastrous state of the economy, with no jobs for the young,  and as Mr Lydon sang, there was no future for them. I am currently reading a brilliant book, ‘England’s Dreaming’ by Jon … Continue reading

More Gloom For The Wussies That Are Men

A while back I posted that men are not able to live as long as women, and there is now evidence why, and that nothing can be done to change that. Well, more bad news for future generations of men: there is now new research that can reduce or eliminate female linked inherited disease. It … Continue reading

A Pilgrimage

A Pilgrimage

This is going to make me seem like such a pathetically boring person, but I love bridges. No, it’s more than that, I am pretty much obsessed with them, their structure, who built them and why, how they bring people together, the metaphors… there’s no end to it. Probably my favourite book ever is The … Continue reading