- Did you notice that the Soccer World Cup 2018 just kicked off in Moscow? With good timing in the politcal poke stakes, the BBC has identified a Russian teacher sacked for Instagramming her body in a swimsuit. The implication being that Russia is a desperate retro thought-police state and that will be the reason England didn't win the soccer series.
- Ireland was doing that sort of thing in the 1960s & 1980s
- in 1982 Eileen Flynn sacked for living in sin as if that was worse than living in New Ross the most depressing small town in Ireland
- in 1965 John McGahern was sacked for writing his dark-brilliant novel The Dark and shamefully abandonned by his trade union.
- The Dark? Turns out the Phil Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment [tl;dr: we're all Nazis] was a stitch-up.
- I've found some happier stuff on the interweb this week
- The Lost Brothers [who?] - Echoes on the Wind
- The Boss
- Reina del Cid [who?]
- Dave Brubeck - Blue Rondo a la Turk
- Tony Hawkes hitched round Ireland with a Fridge
- Processed 'food' is often cheaper than real food. Recursive recipes.
- Tune into your pheromones.
- And it's Bloomsday!
Saturday, 16 June 2018
Saturday Morning Post
I'm clearing the social chit-chat, commentary decks from tomorrow Sunday in favour of Cake. Here is your Something For The Weekend: