From the daily archives:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mr East Goes To The Movies 2013: Lincoln

March 25, 2013

I have some difficulty with Steven Spielberg.  His films tend to be emotionally manipulative, saccharine and simplistic.   Even his films about big subjects tend towards this undermining their own seriousness – Schindler’s List, for example,  with its picking out in a dash of colour, in the stark black and white , of a pretty young […]

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#652: 1979, The Sugarhill Gang, Rapper’s Delight

March 25, 2013

One of the many wonderful things about music is that every single song in the history of everything forms a potentially differing opinion in eye of the beholder. It is eminently feasible to enjoy the music produced by critically acclaimed artists, as well as loving songs that make other people’s ears bleed. Everyone has a […]

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What should the Lib-Dems have done in May 2010?

March 25, 2013

I recently met a man who enjoys the role of Nick Clegg’s Special Economic Advisor. I met him in a social setting, and as such tried desperately to keep my sceptical view about his Leader’s performance (and in particular on all issues concerning economic policy), under my own hat. But, inevitably, the coalition was discussed […]

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Ant & Dec – The Kings of Saturday Night

March 25, 2013

What a person gets up to on a Saturday night is largely indicative of what stage of life they are at. In my teens, it involved getting few sharpeners down my throat at the local rugby club. In my student years, every night was a Saturday night. In my twenties, the choice of bar and […]

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The Future of Formula 1 – Wacky Races

March 25, 2013

Formula 1 is back. I used to be a big fan of F1, but I have not been a dedicated follower since round about the time Nigel Mansell decided to shave off his moustache. As I have never been a petrol head and do not care a jot for choosing a car that gives off […]

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Eddie Mair boxes Boris Johnson into a corner

March 25, 2013

It is Sunday Morning. It is a time to play happy families, read the Sunday papers, smell the coffee or nurse a hangover. Yesterday was different. It was time to witness a one-sided boxing match of truly epic proportions. The fight took place on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show. The stand-in host of the show, […]

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