Monthly Archives: May 2014


“If chess were being invented today, it would never get past the test stage,” my brother said at Christmas, in one of those comedy riffs of his that could be original or borrowed from the classics and I’ll never know. … Continue reading

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rip the things we forgot to save

An emerging list of lost Internet value: Television Without Pity, where the best posts ever were Stee’s reviews of the original Temptation Island Fametracker‘s “Two Stars One Slot” feature. Where are we now supposed to go for verification that Leo … Continue reading

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my other bus is a volvo

I used to laugh at Jonathan Richmond‘s passionate advocacy of buses as more flexible and cost-effective than trains. If you put in a train line, it stays, I thought, while bus lines are easy to cut in times of austerity, … Continue reading

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