Tuesday, July 10, 2018

• The countdown has begun to the Grumpster holiday.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

• Those of you more than slightly acquainted with my weekly meanderings will be aware that late last year, in partnership with Doris, neighbour Andy and our dear PM, Mother Theresa May, I was able to secure the venerable Prince Andrew, Duke of Golf and Air-miles, a role as “Director of Ideas Management, Buckingham House Office” (DIMBHO).

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

• This week, I will be ruminating on change and where in my humble opinion, the passing of time has not improved our lot. Here are just a few examples:

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

• This week’s meanderings centre on public speaking. Trigger for this was the BBC Radio 4 replay of Enoch Powell’s 1968 infamous “rivers of blood” rant. It makes one appreciate that powerful speakers can be a force for bad as well as good. Churchill, JFK, King: inspirational. The great Shakespearean soliloquies – Henry V, Julius Caesar (I wonder if he ever gave those ears back)? Flip-side? Hitler, the aforementioned Powell, Mosley (with his pathetic moustache and girlie voice), disgraced American evangelists pleading with gullible fools to dig deep “as the Roller needs replaying”.

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