Monthly Archives: May 2019

Arctic – a review

Arctic received a 10-minute standing ovation at its premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, which is to say, actor Mads Mikkelsen won the ovation, the film’s first-time writer-director Joe Penna relying entirely on his outstanding acting skills. Moreover, Mikkelsen … Continue reading

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Car News: Driving Angry

A weekly look at what sucks in the world of automobiles, plus some good stuff Driving in a temper is not a good thing to do. I apologise for stating the bloody obvious. That confrontation with another driver, that argument … Continue reading

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Suckering the SNP

How gullible can you be and still expect respect? There are two ways to treat the electorate: intelligent people, a few uninformed, or badly behaved infants wanting constant discipline. The SNP chose the latter. There’s a certain kind of naivety … Continue reading

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Car News: Holiday Hires

A weekly guide to all that sucks in the auto industry, plus some good bits Readers will have their horror story of hiring a car when abroad. You find a long line at the airport desk waiting to fill in … Continue reading

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The Long Walk

The organisers called it a march for democracy but it was more a walk, not a leisurely stroll by any means, more a determined hike through the centre of Glasgow, past its great ornate buildings of empire loyalty, the not … Continue reading

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Car News: Wearing Seat Belts

A weekly look at all that sucks in the auto industry, plus some good bits   There’s a statistic going around, believable until opposing evidence appears, that one in every four car deaths on UK roads are due to the … Continue reading

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