the baggy trousered misanthropist

missives issued from the lair

I’m putting this here. I don’t want anyone who knows me – whether in real life, via social media or even just as a distant shape in cyberspace – to say they haven’t heard about this or haven’t had the opportunity to watch it. If you choose not to watch it, that’s fine. That choice is part …

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So Jeremy Clarkson is in trouble again. The BBC’s swaggering, denim disturbing cash cow has been suspended from Top Gear, pending an inquiry into allegations that he “punched a producer”. Clarkson, whose list of offences during his tenure on the show is almost  as long as the Lap Time leaderboard, was on his last warning after …

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You’ve probably got an opinion on this, whether you’ve seen it or not. Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, American Sniper is a Clint Eastwood directed, unapologetic tribute to the heroism of war. It tells the (true) story of Chris Kyle, a sniper who, with 160 confirmed kills, is generally considered to be the …

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