Tag Archives: Twitter

How HBO’s Chernobyl successfully mixes dramatisation and science.

Representing a non-fiction period piece set in the Soviet Union with English dialogue seems ridiculous. In fact, it is. The question is whether the narrative and performance is capable of sufficiently wrestling your attention away from the elephant’s ginormous arse. … Continue reading

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Fuck Brexit, play Yakuza 0

For the last two years the hard line Leavers were defiantly ignorant of Britain’s weak hand, the technical complexities of withdrawal agreements and the true logistic and economic costs of importing and exporting with the your largest trading partner after … Continue reading

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We blew it.

Leonard Cohen once prophesied ‘Democracy is coming, to the USA’. But despite its lyrical brilliance I highly doubt he would have pictured Donald Trump ever becoming America’s president when ‘Democracy’ was penned twenty-five years ago. I recognise there’s something macabre … Continue reading

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Associations

DEPRESSION Is a song with no ending HAPPINESS Means not pretending RELAX Stop looking at the clock AUSTERITY Is just a load of poppycock GREEKS Arm themselves with facts DYLAN Blood On The Tracks SLEEPING Or am I really awake? … Continue reading

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Scaling back from Twitter.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. I’d just started the blogging thing, but I didn’t do Facebook (and never will), so maybe Twitter would be a salubrious method of attaining an audience? Okay, so I didn’t know … Continue reading

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