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a change of name for the blog

The original blog title of John’s Jottings was a bit ordinary, but I had not been able to think of anything better for some time. However, Continue reading

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another west country uprising, a parliamentary sketch

Once more, in the traditions of Trevelyan and Monmouth, the West has risen again and sent a tide of protest towards the seat of power in London. Continue reading

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so I haven’t been to the cinema in thirty years

A little exchange on Facebook the other day got me thinking about films. I had commented on reading of the demise of Philip Seymour Hoffman Continue reading

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don’t jump on the tracks mate

With apologies to Cy Coben, whose words I have adapted, the following came to me on the 2115 from Paddington last night, partly with regard to my own plight, this have been my second jumper in 8 days and the third in a few months, Continue reading

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the tide of immigration, a parliamentary sketch

In the House yesterday the Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Eric Millipede (Lab) demanded to know what the Government were doing to stop the tide of illegal immigration into the UK. Specifically he was referring to the invasion over the last 8 weeks or so of several billion water droplets from other, unspecified nations. “Could this tide of water not have been prevented?”  he wailed, Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor – thoughts on the inappropriate use of popular music

Sir

The power of advertising is unquestionable and people often cite my criticism of what I regard as a bad advert as being proof in point; “Are, but you remember it, so they did their job” will be crowed gleefully at me. Continue reading

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letters to the editor – am I bad or good in bed? they can’t all be right

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Am I in some form of late life male crisis? My email inbox suggests that I might be, and possibly even that I am leading a dual life, for I am bombarded by hotel and flight booking confirmations that I know nothing about, letters telling me that my sexual performance is wholly inadequate and that the equipment that I would deploy in said performance is too small and lacking in rigidity, but then there are those letters from ladies, mainly it seems in Moscow, that I have pleasured to such extreme that they want me to come back and rescue them from their dreary and unfulfilled lives without me and my bedroom skills. Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor – #levensoninquiry

Sir

Let me see if I have this right; I, as a taxpayer and someone who has had the good sense to change the PIN on my voicemail, an action helpfully suggested in the instructions for every mobile phone that I had had use of, am having to fund this appalling waste of money that we have in the Levenson Inquiry while various assorted public figures and so called celebreties who were stupid enough not to change their PIN are able to both waste my tax money and get compensated for their stupidity and negligence.

Somehow something seems badly wrong in this world.

Yours etc

Diusgusted of Dorcan

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Letters to the Editor – Canterbury Vacancy #archbishopofcanterbury

Sir

I have suffered from gout, don’t believe in God and talk complete nonsense from time to time. Does this qualify me for the Canterbury vacancy?

Also, under equal opportunities legislation, can that bloke with the hook apply?

I think we should be told.

Yours etc

Scandalsied of Swindon

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Alec Baldwin and the elegance of air travel

I wrote here the other week about falling standards in passenger appearance at airports. Since then we have seen Alec Baldwin respond to being taken off an American Airlines flight for failing to comply with the directions of the cabin crew. Continue reading

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