Flicks? I love out-of-date slang. I also know that “film” is pronounced “filmmm”. Not the way I say it, i.e., “filim”. However, leaving out the second spoken ‘i’ turns you into a ponty-mouthed prck. My top 10 pieces of music runs into hundreds. It’s a never-ending minor personal clusterfuck of rampant musical infidelities. By contrast,Continue reading “Flicks”

A jolly day out

“In the late 1970s and 80s rock concerts were almost still exclusively youth events – anyone over 30 would have been regarded as a “weirdo” – and violence was commonplace. “There were riots all the time at gigs,” recalls Peter Hook, former bass player with New Order and before that Joy Division.” (From <article>.)  IContinue reading “A jolly day out”

Are you over-qualified, sorry 40 / 50?

In Britain, young employees lack basic literacy and numeracy: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57499286 In Britain, there is also a shorage of employees, and they want the (numerate, literate) over-50s back into employment: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62471260 Good luck with that, when the reality is that, all over the world, over-50s are well-nigh unemployable (sorry, “over-qualified” lol). It’s the discrimination that nobodyContinue reading “Are you over-qualified, sorry 40 / 50?”

They hadn’t invented self-pity yet:

Interviewer, in 1981, asks bloke with polio what barriers and problems his condition created for him. Were it someone similar being interviewed today, there’d be an avalanche of self-important self-pity, a litany of micro-aggressions and a diatribe about able-bodied privilege. Listen to Ian: