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When One Is Cleaning Windows™

It was recently revealed, in an attempt to distract the British from more serious matters, no doubt, that one Elizabeth Windsor is a huge fan of Lancashire comic legend… 358 more words


What do you want to be when you grow up?

As a child this question made me feel empowered, as though I could be anything I wanted (which at the time was a window cleaner, thanks to George Formby. 211 more words

EU vote: Blowing hot and cold on Europe

Why should we be dragged through the lengthy, costly, difficult and ultimately destructive process of parting company with the EU, just to keep one slightly deranged businessman happy that he’s making a shedload of money?

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Alter Egomaniac

I was planning a masterclass (or opinionated-amateurclass, anyway) on the subject of parody today. But before I could finish it, an incident occurred that has given me pause, preoccupied me, and all that sort of rot. 39 more words


May 26 in history

451   Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.

113 5 Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as… 892 more words


30 in 30 Day 30 - Windows

Do you get phone calls from people with Indian accents asking about your windows? I do, several times a week. I would love some help with my circa 1945 windows. 90 more words