From the daily archives:

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cine-East Film Club Presents #19: 1982, This Is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner)

August 18, 2013

David St Hubbins (to Ian Faith): ‘you’re not paid to be as confused as Nigel’ Friday was the 36th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.   Graceland had a live video feed to his graveside (which Jackie and I visited in 2007), according to a tweet by the NME.   It brought to mind the greatest […]

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Week 33: Villain – General Sisi of Egypt

August 18, 2013

The head of the Egyptian security forces, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, receives our award for greatest villain of the last week This week, the bloodshed accelerated in Egypt. As supporters of deposed President Morsi held a ‘day of rage’ on Friday to protest (peacefully, in the main) the military coup led by Sisi in early […]

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Week 33: Prat – Yelena Isinbayeva

August 18, 2013

This Week’s Prat of the Week is a Russian Pole Vaulter, Yelena Isinbayeva. Strange thing, the pole vault – I mean, you can see how people naturally want to run faster or jump higher, or throw stuff further, but propelling yourself up in the air on a stick, well, I wonder who thought of that […]

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Week 33: Hero – Mo Farah

August 18, 2013

This Week’s Hero of the Week is double Olympic and double World champion and all round good bloke, Mo Farah There’s been some debate in the press this weekend about whether Mo Farah is now the greatest British athlete of all time.  He is now the reigning world and Olympic champion in both 5,000m and […]

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#741: 1971, Rod Stewart, Maggie May

August 18, 2013

By Charlie East-West As we continue our rather contentious theme week of great Scottish music, and an ongoing debate about what constitutes ‘being Scottish’ – in terms of musicianship, I would like to point out the following – Anyone who is a) born, b) raised, c) parental nationality – has the criteria of a particular […]

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UKIP targets #5 & #6: The Thanets

August 18, 2013

We have reached the halfway point in our examination of constituencies that UKIP notionally won in the May 2013 county council results UKIP were seen as doing well in May’s county council elections along the east coast. As we have seen, they notionally won three constituencies in Lincolnshire and the East of England. But they […]

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