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Semper Cavete Quod Idibus Martiis

Today is the Ides of March so I thought I’d keep up the little tradition I’ve established of posting this  priceless bit of British cultural history relevant to such a fateful day. 87 more words

History

Beyond that which is known to man...

The Twilight Zone episode Nightmare at 20,000 Feet is one I felt I knew really well, except I don’t know that I’d ever watched it all — I’d seen clips and I’d seen George Miller’s reworking of it in TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE, but had I actually watched the whole thing? 741 more words

FILM

Kenneth Willliams and Jimmy Reid discuss politics on Parkinson in 1973

Political debate in the 21st century is a series of shouting soundbites by a series of arseholes on all sides of whatever debate you’d care to discuss from Brexit to Scottish independence and so on and on. 170 more words

Politics

Round the Horne: A blast from the past

Oh how bona to varda your dolly old eek!

Some people might know what that says, some might not, but it honestly is a sentence. Way back in the days when your grandparents were the age you are now there used to be a funny show on the radio called Round the Horne. 531 more words

Theatre

Throwback Thursday: 'Carry On... Follow that Camel' (1967)

2017 marks 50 years since the release of Carry On… Follow that Camel, the 14th of 31 Carry On films. 25 more words

Film

February 22 in history

1495 King Charles VIII of France entered Naples to claim the city’s throne.

1632 Galileo‘s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was published.

1732… 569 more words

History

Death of a Giant

At the age of 87, Alan Simpson, one half of one of the greatest comedy-writing partnerships of all time, has died of a lung disease. In a way, that’s hardly surprising, for his partnership with his fellow giant and partner, Ray Galton, was forged when the two men met in a tuberculosis clinic. 1,094 more words

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