From the daily archives:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Week 11: Hero(es) – The Fukashima 50

March 20, 2011

This Week’s Heroes of The Week Award goes to….The Fukashima 50 On 6 August 1945 a USAAF B29 Superfortress Bomber called the Enola Gay took off from an airbase in the Northern Marianas Islands carrying an atomic bomb nicknamed Little Boy.   In Hiroshima on that day the government had ordered the clearing of fire breaks […]

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#122: 1990, The Sundays, Here’s Where The Story Ends

March 20, 2011

The Summer of 1990. Term finished at the beginning of June – in front of us were long hot weeks devoid of anything more meaningful than having fun. I remember London bus journeys and getting pissed at the Notting Hill Carnival and lying in parks playing cricket stoned and stupid conversations about nothing and no […]

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Week 11: Prat – Saif Gaddafi

March 20, 2011

This week’s prat of the week award goes to ………………. Saif Gaddafi. There you are: your father’s a genocidal maniac with a very odd barnet; some of your family have fucked off to Malta because they don’t want any part of his brutality; your Arab neighbours want to topple Dad’s regime; the UN have passed […]

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Week 11: Villain – King of Bahrain

March 20, 2011

This week’s Villain of the Week Award goes to….King Hamad of Bahrain When Stephen Byers political adviser Jo Moore suggested to her department on 11 September 2001 that the events of the day made it “a very good day to get out anything we want to bury”, the statement was roundly condemned for its cynicism. No-one […]

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Ray North’s Six Nations Round Up

March 20, 2011

Well, it’s all over – the highs, the lows, the interminable scrums another six nations slips effortlessly into the annals of history. Before it started I predicted that the final table would look like this: 1. England 2. Ireland 3. France 4. Scotland 5. Wales 6. Italy After final rounds it looks like this: 1. […]

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#121: 1979, The Slits, Typical Girls

March 20, 2011

I’m in Switzerland for the weekend, a place I’ve never got round to visiting before. Once you get out of Zurich and into the country it is exactly how I imagined it – absurdly clean, obviously wealthy and very beautiful. But a bit like HG Wells’ The Time Machine, what you see on the surface […]

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