Category: History & Culture

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Which country or city or city/country: 1. Is ruled by a family of clowns? 2. Has Timbuktu in it? 3. Is the world’s youngest country? 4. Has the fewest trees? 5. Is co-ruled by a bishop and a president? 7.…

Hi Fi

Seriously, what’s the point of a blog unless it’s to look at things, learn, see perspectives? The CCR evenings were about that whole era but it wasn’t just Americana, it was part of our culture too. Don’t know why but…

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Will Big Ben bong or not bong, that is hardly the question. Whether tis wiser in the mind to still be thinking Brexit or thinking of what horrors are actually planned – that is the question. The PTB, Them, are…

Dirk Gently

Dirk Gently, for the non au fait, was one of Douglas Adams’s characters, noted for his expression “the fundamental interconnectedness of all things”. To make sense in a blogpost in the face of huge swathes of those interconnected things coming…

South Africa and corruption

In South Africa, it’s not hard to ferret around and find evidence of gross corruption and incompetence: https://thewalrus.ca/corruption-why-corruption-killed-dreams-of-a-better-south-africa/ In the fall of 2017, former antiapartheid activist and current British politician Peter Hain criticized HSBC in the British House of Lords…