Archive for May, 2012

Studs Terkel Would Be 100 Years Old This Week

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 14:08

  (In trademark red-checked shirt and red socks, Terkel sips a Quad Club martini during Alumni Weekend 2004)  One of my heroes is Studs Terkel. And this year it is his centenary. Terkel died in 2008 at 96. He’s my hero because of the way he interviewed people and did oral history. In a lovely […]






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The Return of “Silk” (Series 2)

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 at 22:46

(BBC “Silk”) Horace Rumpole relied on the South London crime family, the Timsons, to keep him supplied with adequate draughts of Chateau Embankment, a claret designed to curl your toes. The return of “Silk” on BBC1 (series 2) introduces us to a new London criminal family, the Farrs, on which Billy, the senior clerk, hopes […]






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Make Love Not War?

Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 17:06

While Sacha Baron Cohen assumed the role of Dictator at the Festival Hall yesterday, a group of legal regulators were slugging it out next door. Lord knows what would have happened if both sides met… Russell-Cooke, a big London law firm, organized a ‘debate-seminar-symposium’ on Enforcing Regulatory Standards in a Liberalised Market with Lord Neuberger […]






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Happy 7th Birthday, Blog!

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 at 09:00

I created my blog 7 years ago today so I’d just like to say thank you to some who made it possible for me to inflict my views on you in this fashion. These are the blog’s inventors–slightly weird looking as you’d expect…   Beardy, here, is Jorn Barger, credited with creating the term “weblog” […]






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How to Let Off Steam!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at 17:27

You whip a tornado ball around very fast and very hard….. With thanks to @katytrainer at @londonfieldsfit.






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