You’re never too old to learn. And I’m worried that I may have to cast aside one of the touchstones by which I live my live.
Not that I’ve got anything against dragons, you understand. Just everything they stand for.
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It occurred to me this morning that, maybe, this blog is about
. death A near death experience will do that to a person.
Or maybe, I just haven’t recovered from
watching . Or maybe Mrs Stroke Bloke and I just went a little hard on our binge watching of The Thing last week The Good Place.
Off: Middle-aged Scotsman tries to figure out how to pull off his new jam
Except of course,
The Good Place isn’t about death, really. It’s about life.
And the tsunami of famous deaths since
Bowie kicked off the craze in early 2016 just keeps rolling with the death last week of Mark E Smith of The Fall…
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In 2006, a psychologist at Cardiff University identified today as the most depressing day of the year. Cliff Arnall suggested that this was due to the confluence of a number of factors, including debts from Christmas overspending, the abandoning of New Year’s resolutions, and low levels of motivation.
So if you were already been super-depressed about having to go through Blue Monday on 15 January, now you must feel
I’m quite sure that you’ll tell me / Just how I should feel today
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Having brain aneurysms is weird.
“Now, Stroke Bloke. The bad news is, I’ve put a bomb inside your body.”
Yeah. It’s a bit like that. And an associated problem is, if an expert goes in there to defuse the bomb with a
mesh implant or a tiny titanium clothes peg, they might just set the whole thing off.
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We’re just over a week into 2018, and already it seems like
2018 : 2017 : : 2017 : 2016
1 Jan 2018: Racist, misogynist fan of eugenics appointed eno new universities regulator
Maybe things look more upbeat in the United States, where instead of Weak And Wobbly Theresa, there’s a
VERY in charge. S TABLE GENIUS!!!
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Phew! Between a dose of the
Dreaded Lurgy, travel, and the end-of-year festivities, things got away from me a bit for a couple of weeks there.
“Started well, that year.”
So it’s thank goodness for the New Year.
Or, is it? Alongside the usual end-of-year reviews and goals for 2018 that I’ve been seeing on my soshul meeds, there’s also been a bit of sniffiness about New Year and New Year’s resolutions. But perhaps nothing quite as scornful as
this 1916 column from Marxist theorist Antonio Gramsci:
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Bet then you knew that already, didn’t you?
Looking a bit peaky, Stroke Bloke
Nothing serious, though. See you next week!
I’ve been thinking a lot about Muriel Spark this week. More specifically,
a Miss Jean Brodie in her prime.
I think that you’ll find I’m *currently* in my prime, Mr Stroke Bloke. Five points from Ravenclaw!
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Have trouble focussing?
Obsess over bunting?
If so, you might have
ROYAL WEDDING FEVER!!!
Ordinary working person experiences Royal Wedding Fever
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Last week’s post was kinda prescient, wasn’t it?
It turns out Moz really is a bit of a monster.
“It takes guts to be gentle and kind”
I should have known he’d have something unhelpful to say on the subject.
Devious, truculent, and unreliable, right enough.
We don’t need to talk about Moz. Let’s career off in a different direction…] Continue reading Kicking Boys