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Tedium Schnippet

The referee in any sport has traditionally been seen as the pantomime villain, the bad guy. Match-going supporters boo, catcall and sometimes abuse the ‘bastard in black’, but this was usually confined to the 90 minutes in the ground, plus a few more on the walk home.

Somewhere along the line, things changed. The refereeing witch hunt has become Saturday and Sunday night entertainment show, every decision replayed and dissected in the search for precious incompetence…

Daniel Storey more »


Poetry Schnippet

and still, among it all, snatches of lovely oblivion, and
snatches of renewal
odd, wintry flowers upon the withered stem, yet new,
strange flowers
such as my life has not brought forth before, new
blossoms of me

D.H. Lawrence more »

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Never Said ‘Bout The Real Thing Schnippet

… all this sugar free diet artificial sweetener nonsense is exactly that, nonsense

Drinks containing artificial sweetener make you thirsty so you drink more of the stuff because that’s how these chemicals work so more sales for the drinks company who are probably in league with the chocolate companies who reduce their nice natural sugar causing you to consume even more chocolate in the hope that your craving for sugar forces you to want even more

When this garbage all started they advertised it as *reduce your weight as part of a calorie controlled diet* so all the fat folk jumped right in and started drinking the shit and forced themselves to go around saying they preferred the taste all in the hope of losing weight

They didnae and they won’t because obesity isn’t caused by sugar it’s only caused by the over consumption of sugar and sitting on yer Arse too much whereas the now super duper chemical additives they’ve created to fool your brain it’s tasty tasty very very tasty taste like shit and nobody will tell us what these chemicals are going to do to us are they more »

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Today/Forever Schnippet

Hanging on in quiet desperation is a terrible lifestyle choice but as the mighty Pink Floyd once said it is the English way.

Michael Tremarco more »

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Maybe Next Year Schnippets

I firmly believe tabloid papers make Britain more unhappy and cynical. Their ceaseless need to fill website and pages has led to oceans of vacuity and columns of cheap vulgarity and creepy voyeurism smothered in covert racism and sexism, which at times strays into outright misogyny…

Little else impacts so negatively and so consistently on British life.

John Nicholson more »

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A Behind The Scenes Schnippet

… simultaneously, seems to know exactly what he wants and is just equally as open to something happening that he wasn’t planning on, and so he sets the whole thing up to go down that way.

John Pirruccello on David Lynch in an interview with Cameron Cloutier. more »

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Mary Anne Hobbs Schnippets

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.

Francis Bacon more »

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