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Friday, April 03, 2020

Les (Non-)Miserables - "One Day More"

"A family from Kent who shared a video of their living room performance of a lockdown-themed adaptation of a Les Misérables song have become a sensation online. Ben and Danielle Marsh and their four children changed the lyrics of One Day More to reflect common complaints during the Covid-19 lockdown. They say the video, which has gone viral, was intended to give friends and family a laugh during this stressful time" (Guardian News - YouTube)

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Test, test, test - explanation and plea (Jeremy Hunt)

Covid-19: We can't move forward till we can see where we are.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

COVID19: How can we control it if we don't know where it is? Test everyone. (Jeremy Hunt)

Vision, having sight of the problem, is vital in order to solve it. Jeremy Hunt cites other countries who have got control of their outbreaks with intensive testing and contact tracing. Let's hope the government understands this message and acts on it.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Self-isolating? Follow Roo's adventures - therapeutic

This is Roo the pig's interpretation of Christopher Isherwood's "I Am a Camera". It's quite fantastic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Overheard on a Bus #n

Daffodils are ugly, egomaniacs
Blowing their own trumpets,
Playing silly buglers, monotonous
"Does my bulb look big in this" bimbos.
Oh but we love them, we love them senseless
Because we know they're better than us.


For avoidance of all doubt,
daffodils are lovely, hapless
horse-like, handsome flowers.
I apologise to daffodils,
they cannot help themselves,
it's the way they're brought up.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hard times in the East End, London 1970s - photo gallery

Saturday, March 14, 2020

"If I ever met Jurgen Klopp" by Laura Lexx - hilarious

This is a sort of avant garde short story or flash fiction in a Twitter thread. Follow the link to read to the end.