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She destroyed our communities, she destroyed our villages, she has destroyed our pits and she tried to destroy our dignity,” - David Hopper, General Secretary, Durham Miners Association.
Today was Margaret Thatcher’s funeral at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Code-name Operation True Blue, the event was the biggest Prime Ministerial send-off since Winston Churchill in 1965. Her Majesty the Queen was in attendance, as she was at Churchill’s. You’d think that, with a... [Read more]
Today marks the start of Easter Weekend, when Christians around the globe celebrate Jesus Christ being nailed to a cross and coming back to life three days later. Millions of Christians will pay their respects by attending Catholic masses and enjoying hearty meals.
The connection between Easter and the Easter Bunny is a mystery to both young and old alike
Easter celebrations vary across the globe. In Bermuda they fly kites on Easter, in the United Kingdom they bake and eat Hot Cross buns to re... [Read more]
We’ve all been there, setting lofty goals and falling short year after year. However, positive change is within reach, it’s all about the frame of mind. Seriously! Try following these few [relatively] simple steps to bend your perception and you may just conquer those New Year's resolutions. [Read more]
The game's up, suckas!
Before you pretend not to read this article, don't worry; I've got you covered. I know; you don't suffer fools, you're a go-getter, no time for frivolity from the tinfoil hat brigade. Which is kind of weird, 'cos you are sitting there reading this, aren't you? Never mind. You're in now, so you might as well embrace your inner idiot. Those who enjoy late nights on the computer watching endless YouTubes of crashed UFOs and grassy knolls know what I'm talking about. As Agen... [Read more]
Football and finance have become uneasy bedfellows.
Monday signalled a grim new twist in the Glazer family's Manchester United saga. It's been a terrible two weeks. United supporters have stood by helplessly as their club, once the wealthiest in the world, was largely ignored when the Glazers made an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) a fortnight ago. The Glazers, who also own Tampa Bay Bucs, seemed headed for a major FAIL with the two-tiered IPO of "Class A" a... [Read more]
As an Englishman living in the Land of the Freaks, I feel honour-bound to give my account of the upcoming Independence Day holiday. First, let's get one thing straight from the get-go: In 1776 there was no such thing as a country called America and therefore no such thing as as an American, be it a person, revolution, or whatever. Second, the initital 13 colonies weren't formed or recognised until 11 years later in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The so-called "American Revolution" was in... [Read more]
The 7 Coolest Boozing Setups from Film and TV
The glamor and glitz of TV and film ain't what it used to be. We'll never return to those heady days of leaded gasoline, sharing an in-flight cigarette with Boeing 707 "air hostesses", cufflinks and cool boozing. Well, maybe not the cufflinks and the in-flight cigarettes, but booze is stylish, despite the current message to the contrary from our Puritan Overlords. But they used to do booze a lot better than they do today. Ahh, when men were men. No... [Read more]
Throughout history there has been an unspoken war taking place in peoples' heads. Every human brain is divided into two hemispheres; left and right, with each hemisphere possessing its own characteristic qualities. It is generally believed that a person is either left or right brained. For generations there has been an uneasy relationship between these two personality types, and a distinctly asymmetric set of "symptoms" associated with each.
Left Brain: The left brain tends to be concerned wi... [Read more]
Thursday, April 26, 2012 is Yom Ha'atzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day. I visited Israel three times between the mid-80s and early 90s and have many fond memories of places like Mitzpe Ramon, the Negev, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Israel has changed a lot since then but it still mesmerizes visitors and natives alike with an array of cultural, religious and geological wonders. Since its formation in 1948, the Jewish state has made many contributions to human progress. Here are 18 awesome reasons... [Read more]