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Digesta Plaga #10

Isn’t it always the way? You wait over a year for a Stroke Digest post, then two come along at once.  Last week’s Apoplexy Tiny Letter – accompanying the post Muppets – featured Loretta Lynn performing her 1971 #1 Country hit One’s on the Way with the Henson crew. And that’s how we find ourselves at Digesta Plaga #10

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Digesta Plaga #9

It’s been over two years since the last stroke news digest on apoplectic.me. Which must mean something, I suppose. But yesterday, I was revisiting some old posts from the January immediately following Strokefest 2012, and strokes have been all over the news during the past week. So I thought today might be a good time to reclaim my Stroke Bloke identity.

Oh. Fair enough.
Hold on, that’s not Strokefest 2012. Isn’t that…?

[For The Stroke News That’s Unfit To Print, check out the Apoplexy newsletter.] Continue reading Digesta Plaga #9

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On Vacation

apoplectic.me is on vacation this week.

You’ve got to help me. I’ve gone on holiday by mistake.

I’ll look forward to writing to you next week. But in the meantime, please do take the opportunity to catch up with these recent scribblings by a bloke three years removed from a catastrophic haemorrhagic stroke:

  1. The Hofstadter-Moebius Loop – on writing Nerd Bait’s latest short form rock opera.
  2. Will This Do? – on Boris Johnson, in the style of a lazy, research shy, moron.
  3. Will This Do, Too? – more #EUreferendum: why are these lying bastards lying to me?
  4. Stroke Digest #8 – On The Revenant, Richard Dawkins, and a junior doctors’ strike update.
  5. Survival – On The James Plays, lies, damned lies, and statistics.

All from a uniquely stroke-y angle.

Till next week…

CheeriOats!
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Digesta Plaga #8

Hello, and welcome to apoplectic.me’s occasional round-up of strokes in the news. It’s been quite a week….

Awards Pour In!

[More stroke blog inanity and whimsy here.] Continue reading Digesta Plaga #8

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Digesta Plaga #7

Longsufferinggirlfriendoftheblogbeth mentioned the other day that it’s been over a year since we’ve had a Digesta Plaga/Stroke Digest. And with uncanny timing, here’s the latest round-up of all the stroke news that’s fit to print. Get to the end, and we’ve got strokebots!

“Alda news that’s fit to print” (with apologies to Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland).

[For an extra portion of apoplexy each week, please sign up for my Tiny Letter distributions here. Thanks!] Continue reading Digesta Plaga #7

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Digesta Plaga #6, Part One — Thermal Death Point

As we pass the winter solstice and Big Ben prepares to stroke 2013 out (GEDDIT??!!!), it’s time to fit in a last stroke news digest for this year.

No! The blood will gum up the workings!

[Y’know, if you haven’t signed up for apoplectic tiny letter email alerts,
you’ve missed Stroke Bloke’s Saturnalia Sending to the Apopostles.
Don’t miss another one. Sign up here: https://tinyletter.com/apoplectic_me]

As is the tradition over the festive period, I’m going to blow the budget of the sixth Digesta Plaga; it’s going to be such a blockbuster that I’m going to have to split it into two parts. Five bucks quid says you can’t guess how it’s gonna finish when we get to the end of part one…. Continue reading Digesta Plaga #6, Part One — Thermal Death Point

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StrokeFest 2013

Hi.

Regular readers may be aware that I often refer to my stroke and its aftermath as “StrokeFest 2012”. Now, notwithstanding the title above, let me assure you that I have no intention of repeating this as an annual event. In fact, my doctors have advised me that this would be a terrible idea. But “StrokeFest” does seem an appropriate descriptor. There were tears, laughter, love, and death-defying feats.

You’ve spelled “stroke” wrong

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End Of An Error

[Serious caveat this week: moving to the States and living in Brooklyn were not errors. It’s a pun!]

Big news this week…. I’ve formally surrendered my US permanent residency!

There are all sorts of technical reasons why this is a good idea. But, as the saying goes: “You can take the boy out of America, but you can’t take American out of the boy.” After all, my girlfriend and daughter are both Yanks. And, notwithstanding last week’s observations on queuing and artifice in popular music, there is other evidence of a strong link between Scotland and the States.

“The most instantly recognisable Scot in the world.” Groundskeeper Willie, of Kirkwall, Orkney

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Digesta Plaga #4 — I Was Orwell’s Heir

NIN Fan In There’s No Point In Going On Shock

It’s been  about a month since I last made a hollow threat to quit the blog. But if there’s no post, then the funny and interesting stuff below the comment line disappears, too. Last week, Jen mentioned…

… I really wish you had worked in a Nine Inch Nails reference, especially with a new album called “Hesitation Marks” coming out in September. But live and learn I say.

After that, I had to see what Trent was up to. I’ve never been a huge fan, but he’s done some interesting stuff, and he cleaned up nicely for the Oscars.

Bloody goths, always dressed in black.

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