Monthly Archives: January 2013

Attila the Stockbroker

Another visit to the Rising Sun Arts Centre to see Attila the Stockbroker play and rant. This venue is on the room-above-the-pub scale so about the capacity of MacDevitts Bar at South Street Arts Centre just down the road. It’s … Continue reading

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Mark Thomas

Tonight, Mark Thomas had a warm-up gig at South Street to help him shrug off the Christmas-induced stupor – apart from Crawley on Monday, he hasn’t had a gig since the beginning of December. Mark will be recording his Radio … Continue reading

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Stupid packaging

I like the current trend for colourful and/or amusing packaging used by niche food producers such as Innocent (drinks) and Higgidy (pies). It adds personality to the brand and gives you something to read. The text on the packaging, though, … Continue reading

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Science and Weather

It’s a new term so a fresh set of science presentations from Reading’s Café Scientifique at Monroe’s Rock Cafe. I enjoy these forays into learning although only partly for the education as it is rare for there to be a … Continue reading

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Room 101 – second series

I heard Frank Skinner hawking his wares on the radio the other day so made sure I caught the start of the second series of Room 101. I like the programme as you see famous people getting emotional about things … Continue reading

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When is a scanner like a shredder?

I expect most of you will have heard some amusing anecdote about somebody at work confusing the scanner (or fax machine, depending on story vintage) with the shredder with amusing consequences. For about a year and a half we’ve been … Continue reading

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