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Post-Loll: Obama Girl and Charlton Lido’s “This Is A Company Town”
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For those of you who want more on some of last nights subjects, first from the website Barely Political comes the video for I’ve Got A Crush On Obama by Obama Girl.

Its OK, we appear to be about six months behind the curve on that one. Also ch[…]

Freaky Trigger and the Lollards of Pop – Series 2, Week 8
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Campaign Themes. Mark Wills “Nineteen Something”. Glastonbury Twitter from the future. Fiery Furnaces “Benton Harbour Blues (reprise)”. Some Pub History (much of it true). A bit of Charles Title “The Eight Seasons of Chromalox” and a splash of Charlton Lido. The midweek #1 is… Obama Girl “Got a Crush on Obama”

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I Was A Cretan (Cretin?)
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As heard on last weeks FTLoP, amongst the fantasy gamebook boom of the mid eighties, was an unusual threesome known as the Cretan Chronicles. Not the first linked set of gamebooks, it nevertheless followed quite swiftly on the heels of Steve Jackson&[…]

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The Fast Bob Dylan Show
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Thinking about how to write about I’m Not There has been almost as entertaining as watching the admittedly already very entertaining film. First I considered taking a director heavy view. No huge fan of Todd Haynes, I was toying with comparing […]

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Wither Marmite Grand Cru?
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As loathe as I am to suggest I and my fellow food scientist at Freaky Trigger has started a trend, yet another Marmite Special Edition has reminded me of an experiment we did a few years ago. So yes yes, to Valentine’s Day themed Champagne Marm[…]

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Spoiling Halva
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Halva is an acquired taste – I’ve never successfully convinced anyone who’s not had it before that it is nice, despite my efforts. I think it’s the uneasy marriage of bitter and slightly sickly. Last night I was wandering abou[…]

JBOF Watch: NZ Racism Undermined By Photo Research
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Those of you following the current cricket controversy in Australia will be aware of the basic facts. During the recent test Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh allegedly called black Australian player Andrew Symonds a “monkey”. Now this may[…]

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Elephants Not Suitable As Pets: SHOCKER
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In proper old Web 1.0 fashion*, I thought it worthwhile to bring to your attention that the UK Government is ignoring a petition of 650 signatories and outlawing Elephants as pets. WELL 650 PEOPLE IS HARDLY GOING TO SWAY THEM IF THE IGNORED TWO MILL[…]

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If you’re havin’ tent problems, I feel bad for you son…
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following the actually not great time i had last year (PLEASE, someone take forward the supporters trust idea with my blessing), i have comprehensively and unequivically sworn off going to glastonbury this year (it will be the first one i’ve mi[…]

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TV Maths 1: HONEST
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I could spend some time describing the set-up of ITV’s new series Honest, and then spend a another paragraph telling you some of its stylistic quirks. But why bother when we have TV Maths at hand:
HONEST = SHAMELESS + ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT
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