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Tom makes some good points
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Tom makes some good points below about the Quizzer and its role in pubs. I think my main problem with them is that the amount of aggro they cause is far more than the amount of aggro from a typical Bar Billiards game (unless you’re in the Glass[…]

Last night at the VMA’s
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Last night at the VMA’s
Watching Michael Jackson receiving the ‘Artist Of The Millennium’ award felt like watching a public execution. Or maybe an ambush. “Here’s the award our intern won on open mic-night last week. Say[…]

Tot of the pops
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Tot of the pops: also from the low-on-puns Guardian is this creepy article about dressing your sprogs in band t-shirts. ” “Usually, it’s someone who’s been a little bit cool in the past,” says Susan Haire of Baby Munchki[…]

Blogging the Guardian’s pop pages
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Blogging the Guardian’s pop pages used to be the easiest thing in the world, back when T.Cox was in charge. Modern music was unforgiveably awful and our only hopes were the Wondermints, Cox said every week before leaving to write a book about g[…]

VMA’S PRE-SHOW
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VMA’S PRE-SHOW
How come Christina Aguilera can make herself uglier every time?![…]

It strikes me
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It strikes me that the presence of the bust invites two conjectures, one or both of which may be correct.
1. Jeremy Bentham, renowned philosopher of utilitarianism, looked very like Tim Rice.
2. There is a benighted pub somewhere called The Tim Rice […]

Dumb Or Bust?
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Dumb Or Bust? The dumbwaiter is a work of genius, but since we’re on the subject of the Jeremy Bentham, it should be noted that the (waxwork?) bust of JB in that selfsame upstairs bar bears an unnecessary resemblance to Tim Rice. This is surely[…]

FANTASTIC PUB INNOVATIONS: 1 (in a series of 1 probably)
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FANTASTIC PUB INNOVATIONS: 1 (in a series of 1 probably)
The pub dumbwaiter in the Jeremy Bentham. Just how marvellous is this? The bar is downstairs, we are upstairs. Being such popular people there were too many of us to carry a round single handed[…]

BREAKFAST OF BANALITY 10: TOAST – Streetband f/ Paul Young
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It’s 1978 and Paul Young is the Toast of the town; that is, he’s a square and his music is crumby. “Toast” is an unholy slice of inarticulate spoken nonsense, put to a sub-Stray Cats accompaniment. It describes the young Mr […]

Joy Division: An Ideal for Listening
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Joy Division: An Ideal for Listening: an overview of Joy Division by Chris Ott, which as is the way of these things doesn’t amount to much more than a retelling of the story and assertions of quality. That’s not meant to be critical &#821[…]

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