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An Advent Triptych of Atheism (I did me some book readin’): intro
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What links these books is their atheistic viewpoint – a sceptical approach to our own beliefs and an awareness of the shortcomings of human psychology and thinking – but coming from three very different perspectives. A very American “ground[…]

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THE ADVERT CALENDAR OF ADVENT: 22: Boots The Chemist
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I get it. Dave LaChappelle’s (one assumes) hideously expensive Christmas ads for Boots The Chemist are very pretty to look at. And the bestockingly lady in the bath peeling sprouts is an amusing and attractive image. And I know that the UK is one o[…]

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Retired Pop Star Watch: Dave Stewart, comics writer.[…]

The Annual Freaky Trigger Between Xmas and New Year Pub Crawl 2006
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Christmas: yes. New Year’s Eve. Of course. Even Boxing Day if you will. But where is the love for the lowly 29th December, a day which in the highs of the festive period lolls between two big drinkfests unloved, lonely and unwanted.
At least that w[…]

Poptimism – Lesson Twenty Two
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Ring The Alarm – Beyoncé (electropop remix)
I Think We’re Alone Now – Girls Aloud
Real Gone Kid – Deacon Blue (some bosh remix or another)
Skinny – Lo Rider (Extended Mix)
Kon naruk mai mee fan – Dong (from School Bus)
Chae – B[…]

Tickle Me Emo
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EVERYONE has made this joke by now – it just so happens that some are in a position to make it into a sketch on the telly. Well done them[…]

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Wahey! Top Ten Most Dangerous Toys EVER! My favourite is the Atomic Energy Lab…[…]

The PIE-LOT Episode of Freaky Trigger & Lollards Of Pop
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pie-lot: Host Eli, Guests, Tim, Kat, Mark. Spanish Pop, ghost stories, I love this bar, dr pub, bosh of the week (never gonna give you up), pop forecast, Adumsson, Smoking, Beth Ditto Karaoke.

Lollard extra!
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Due to time constraints my Nansen-eulogising on Tuesday’s radio show was cruelly cut short, so I thought I would expand upon the story here. The BBC4 documentary Voyages of Discovery I saw last week centred largely on Nansen’s adventures in the […]

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THE ADVERT CALENDAR OF ADVENT: 10: ARGOS
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Out go Julia Sawalha and Richard E.Grant’s PA and Sleb. A relatively successful and memorable campaign which nevertheless somehow seemed to place the emphasis on all that was cheap about the catalogue store. But in its place is one of the most […]

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