Monthly Archives: July 2017

Car News: Banning Dirty Engines

A weekly look at all that’s rotten in the automotive industry plus some good bits Clean air cleans up Harassed readers occupied with surviving corporate-run DUP Britain might have noticed media chatter discussing the ultimate banning of the combustion engine, that … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation | 19 Comments

Lost in LaLa Land 2

Arriving I blinked hard at the blinding light, felt the slap of heat hit my face, and noticed everyone in a hurry to go nowhere. It was my first time in Los Angeles. I had barely got out of Customs when a tall African-American … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Film review | 11 Comments

Despicable Me 3 – a review

Pixar animations – we’re not able to call them cartoons these days, though they are – Pixar animations are invariably excellent to outstanding, those from other studios less so. Spielberg’s stable, bought by Disney, tends to pick winning stories aimed at … Continue reading

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I got caught up in a mild spat on Twitter with an individual who voted No to Scotland re-joining the rest of the world, and Remain for the UK staying with the rest of the world. A psychotic contradiction if every there … Continue reading

Posted in Scottish Independence Referendum, Scottish Politics | 9 Comments

Dunkirk – a review

This is a film promoting the myth of English Exceptionalism, and by default, the efficacy of splendid isolationism. The people languishing on beaches are not refugees fleeing from wars we started – there’s no armada of rescue ships for them – the people … Continue reading

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The Mummy – a review

Readers will spot this is a very late film review. To be candid, I saw the film was a turkey by just seeing the trailer, which is a lot better than the film. I duly delegated my notes to the … Continue reading

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A Belly Full

If not mixing metaphors, this has been one of those jam packed, bullshit weeks. Andy Murray limped onto Court 1 at Wimbledon from a hip ailment, the great white hope of Brits United and, beaten by a serial American lobber of … Continue reading

Posted in General, Scottish Politics | 5 Comments