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Mar 2018
24

‘We are made to love, not to fall in love’

I was listening to a programme about Debussey called ‘Perfect Husband, Pitiable Artist’ on Radio 4 the other day.  It was exploring whether he loved anyone except himself, his genius - eventually com..

Apr 2012
29

The Bankers

There possibly is no dirtier word in Britain at the moment than ‘banker’.  They have become villains of almost pantomime proportions, with people practically hissing whenever anyone mentions ‘the bankers’ on the BBC’s Question Time.

Aug 2011
7

The Pope vs The Ball

This was in our church notice sheet last week.. The Pope was cruising along the beach in the Pope-mobile when there was a frantic commotion just off-shore. A helpless man, wearing an England rugby shirt, was struggling frantically to free himself from the jaws of a 25-foot long shark.
Categories Culture Random
Tags joke pope rugby

Mar 2010
10

Movie Reviews

I use a couple of movie review sites to get a flavour for a particular film, and I’m starting to think they are actually quite pointless. Most of them allow you to rate a film out of..
Category Culture

May 2009
3

Amazing Art

Now often I find art stupid, rubbish, pretentious, etc etc - I’m sure it’s because I don’t understand it. This this is stupendously good - I genuinely couldn’t believe my eyes the first time I s..
Categories *Starred Culture
Tag art

Jan 2009
2

‘Africa Needs God’

I nearly fell off my chair when I read this article by Matthew Parris.  This is how he ends his article: To the rural African mind, this is an explanation of why one would not climb the mount..

Aug 2008
28

Living in the North

So according to this report two weeks ago, all the people who live in the North should move to the South, because regeneration efforts are failing.  To avoid become ‘trapped’ in poverty, people sho..

Mar 2008
15

Films vs. Games

I was disappointed to see today that the ban on Manhunt 2 has been overturned: Ban on ‘sadistic’ video game overturned The game publisher’s argument is that the violence is no worse than, say..

Feb 2008
26

Materialism

On the BBC website today I read this article : Children ‘damaged’ by materialism.  It is particularly aimed at advertisers who specifically target children. The Children’s Society said adults..

Feb 2008
21

Lawyer of the Rings?

My favourite movie trilogy of all time has been involved in lawsuits pretty much since it was finished - or rather, the company that made it (New Line) has been. The twists and turns are followed ..