From the daily archives:

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mr East Goes To The Movies 2013: Caeser Must Die

March 31, 2013

At the 2012 Berlin Film Festival the hotly tipped favourite for the competition’s top prize and the third most prestigious award in the film festival calendar, The Golden Bear, was Christian Petzold’s Barbara.  Instead the Mike Leigh-chaired jury surprised everyone by choosing this film which had barely registered during the course of the festival itself. […]

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Special Election Special: South Carolina’s First District

March 31, 2013

This week, we learnt that there is to be a by-election in South Shields, following the resignation of David Miliband.  I’ll be posting on that election in the near future, but at the moment, it seems highly probable to be a safe hold for Labour. But across the pond, there are also two outstanding ‘special […]

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Week 13: Prat – George Carey

March 31, 2013

This week’s Easter winner of our Prat of the Week Award is former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey for his Daily Mail article yesterday in which he accused David Cameron of making Christians ‘feel like a persecuted minority’ Someone once said that Archbishops of Canterbury alternate between intellectual atheists and thick evangelicals.   It is not […]

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Back of the Net Special – ‘The Greatest British Football XI Of All-Time’

March 31, 2013

Last week, once again, the Home Nations all struggled in their World Cup Qualifiers. Scotland lost to Serbia, Wales lost to Croatia, Northern Ireland were beaten by Israel and England limped to a draw against that mighty footballing nation – Montenegro. Sadly, few of us are surprised by these results, because, let’s face it, we […]

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Week 13: Villain – President of North Korea, Kim Jong-un

March 31, 2013

This Week’s Villain of the Week is the First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army – Kim Jong-un. There is something distinctly comical about Kim Jong-un. He looks like […]

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#656: 1970, Odetta, Hit or Miss

March 31, 2013

The advertising industry is a fickle mistress. Having worked in and around this industry for the best part of 10 years, I have seen enough fluff and guff to have aged by 20 years. Call me an old cynic, but most of what is produced in the name of ‘creativity’ does not cut the mustard […]

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Week 13: Hero – Eddie Mair

March 31, 2013

This Week’s Hero of the Week Award goes to the BBC journalist, Eddie Mair. Boris Johnson is everyone’s loveable political rogue. He is the Teflon coated self styled blustering maverick of British politics. For far too long we have witnessed a certain amount of toadying up to Boris within our media. On the Andrew Marr […]

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Religion is like a giant Easter egg

March 31, 2013

“What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.” Christopher Hitchens Happy Easter. As we all hunker down and stuff our gluttonous faces full of Easter eggs, let us not forget why we are all having a long weekend holiday. It is thanks to Jesus Christ Superstar. He was most brilliant self publicist […]

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