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A HISTORY OF MY WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS #3: Red Volvo V50 Estate. For years the Volvo estate was viewed by drivers with a mixture of disdain, mockery and fear. Disdain and mockery because it was the car of choice for safe, ...
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FROM RUSSIA WITH BLOG

Part 2 of my meta-textural and overly indulgent review of the James Bond movies. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE There are those who maintain that “From Russia With Love” is the best James Bond film of them all.  The reasons usual...
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Blog v Country

Hello. Take a seat. Now, what did you want to see me about? You don’t want to play for England and can I give Roy Hodgson a call saying you’re injured or there’s a family crisis you have to deal with? W...
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Extreme Blogging

A HISTORY OF MY WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS A SILVER MUG WITH “PIKE’S PEAK: 14,110 feet” ENSCRIBED ON IT. This mug has special significance for me in many ways. I’ve never drunk out of it and it’s ...
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THE NAME’S BLOG, JAMES BLOG

Those of you who know me know that I’m a huge fan of James Bond:  The movies, the books and the icon that the character is.  In fan culture, it’s the sci-fi/fantasy crowd that hog the attention.  Is Star Wars better than...
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5-0 Blogwash

So you’re in charge of a sports team that’s just lost a match or isn’t doing well in general.  What do you do?  Well, here are my top 5 tips: 1.  IGNORE THE PRESS Sports journalists are not the kind of ...
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Communist Blog

July 16th 1937, 3 ships set off from Murmansk in the Baltic Sea; their official mission is to deliver agricultural machinery to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The real reason for this voyage is known only by 3 men, one of them Jo...
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Blog Beauty

Women, eh? Women, eh? What do you do about them? What doooooooooo you do about them? Wifey is on at me these days about my hand gestures. What’s that about? Apparently, she objects to me doing “camp handsR...
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Blog’s Your Uncle

Ugh, still got a cold but at least I’m not claiming it’s flu, unlike 90% of men in my position. Anyway, last night I took some flu capsules (what? What? You can still take flu capsules even with a cold, you k...