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Going through a box of VHSs last night, I found a tattered copy of the 1994 film, Princess Caraboo with Phoebe Cates in the title role. The background is that in the summer of 1817, a mysterious/exotic/oriental-like/attractive woman was found wandering dazed and confused in the Gloucestershire countryside.
Initially thought to be a common vagrant [...]
Posted: April 24th, 2013 under Espresso.
Perhaps it is a good thing that BtL comments on HP are archived after seven days. Considering the bun-fights which ensue on a regular basis, there could be endless material to embarrass authors years later; especially if they were applying for public sector work, such as Adrian Smith whose casual comments on gay marriage [...]
On the first anniversary of his death, who was Václav Havel to you? Poet? Dissident? Hero? Western icon saint?
Short trouser’d philantropist?
Posted: December 18th, 2012 under Espresso.
Taking Joseph W’s point about conspiracy theorists’ being preferable to those who exalt the vilest of men, conspiracy theorists still really annoy me.
What other secret desires do Saucers entertain?
The second earliest HP piece (the oldest being a welcome message) discussed Osama bin Laden’s ‘Letter to the American People’, sent a year after the invasion of Afghanistan.
I understand he also had inspiring views on the environment.
What have Saucers done over the past 10 years?
Gene adds: I’d like to expand Alec’s question to ask how [...]
Posted: September 5th, 2012 under Espresso.
Photoshop’d or otherwise, it has to be this one:
The best picture on the Internet is, of course, this one:
What would Saucers suggest for the second best picture on the Internet?
Posted: August 8th, 2012 under Espresso.
I spent the day away from the Internet and on the allotment getting to grips with the weeds which have demonstrated the irritating tendency to continue growing during the incessant rain which has kept me away. Long after suburban viewers imagined rolling about in the mud with Felicity Kendal, a raft of celebrity gardeners [...]
Watching yet-another repeat of the original Upstairs, Downstairs (currently the early 1920s), I heard a young boy declaring a book to be “absolutely wizard”.
As with the surprise I felt at seeing “simples” mentioned by James Joyce, it left me wondering what other so-called recent coinages favoured by hoi polloi are much older.
Posted: May 16th, 2012 under Espresso.
I’m channelling Michael Ezra, here.
(hat tip: Adam Barnett)
Alec adds: as practiced on hilltop yeshivot for three thousand years.
Like krav maga. Only funnier.
Posted: April 5th, 2012 under Espresso.