Category = ‘culture’

Mar 2018

‘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 co..

Apr 2012

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

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

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

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

‘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 moun..

Aug 2008

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 sh..

Mar 2008

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


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 adult..

Feb 2008

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 ..