Monthly Archives: June 2006

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The Idiot’s Guide To The Intellectual’s World Cup

“There’s a lot of support for England, as you might imagine – Anglophilia being a big factor in intellectual circles.” So explained Bryan Curtis of Slate.com on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer...
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The New Palace Guard

Back around 1974, when I was ten years old, Crystal Palace Football Club launched something called the Palace Guard, a proper youth club that went beyond the obligatory page in...
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The meaning of life?

People often talk about the miracle of birth, and if you’ve witnessed one, chances are you’d agree. Even if, like me, you believe that God begins and ends with Mother...
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The View From The Colonies

On NPR’s All Songs Considered of June 10, critic Tom Moon was asked his highlights of the year so far. He answered this way: “I made a list of all...
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The Weekend Top 40

1. The woman – let’s call her Nona Hendrix – who gave me such a pleasant interview for my book in New York City on Friday. Sadly we had to...
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I Have A Headache

Having not watched TV at home for the best part of a year, I have now just watched four football matches in the space of 18 hours. (Make that 11...
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Thoughts for the Day

“Work through the troughs and there’ll be peaks. It’s better that way. A straight line is very boring. And life isn’t a sprint, it’s a cross-country marathon.” Eric Sykes, Uncut,...
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TVOD

Regular iJamming! readers will know that the Fletcher family has been living, somewhat proudly, without a television since moving Upstate last September. (To understand why, read this post.) Those same...
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