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Father’s Day – Bladerunner, Summer Holidays and Suicidal Sheep

 

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So, it’s Father’s Day once again. That’s a photo of me and my dad back in the day. Yeah, yeah, I know. He’s smoking a cigarette right next to me. You have to bear in mind that this photo was taken in 1977. Only vegans and yoga teachers gave a fuck about that sort of thing back then. He did look after me, I promise. Read More…

The Magic Cooking Pot – How To Make Happy Memories With Lots Of Time But Very Little Money

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 When I was a kid, around about this time of year, there was one little treat I used to look forward to more than anything else. I always knew this treat was coming because my mum would wash out The Big Black Cooking Pot. It looked a bit like the one in that picture, but a lot less fancy and a hell of a lot more battered. It must have held a good couple of gallons and you had to put it across two gas rings to use it. And The Big Black Cooking Pot being washed out could mean only one thing. Home-made soup. Read More…

Namers Gonna Name – Why New Parents Shouldn’t Deliberate Too Much About What To Call Their Children

 

Back in the 1970s, Billy Connolly wrote a song called “Talkin’ Blues (What’s In A Name?)” Here it is in its entirety: Read More…

Whacketty Whack (Don’t Talk Back) – Is It A Good Idea For Parents To Smack Their Children?

Corporal punishment teaches kids a lesson, there’s no doubt about that. Read More…