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Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Martin Amis interview – http://bit.ly/5CAjDb # Powered by Twitter Tools.

An Ad for a Bank

Monday, December 7th, 2009

At first I put it down to my intoxicated state as I looked at the ad on the TV screen over the bar. Also, the sound was turned off. But I saw the ad again in a friend’s house and it really does go like this: a well-dressed man gets into a taxi where he […]

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Sunday, December 6th, 2009

A French university brings Stendhal’s manuscripts into the digital age. -IC http://bit.ly/6j34pf RT @bookbench # Tales in a time of turmoil – the Irish Times books of 2009 list http://bit.ly/78l1Wq # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Damn – would love to see Geoff Dyer and Talvin Singh tomorrow. If you’re in London check it out: http://bit.ly/1tBn3V # How Thomas Hardy Expressed His Doubt – http://bit.ly/8PEmwM # Powered by Twitter Tools.

EU News

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Newspaper editors everywhere are gnashing their teeth to find that two politicians have been put in charge of being called president and minister (or special envoy or whatever) for foreign affairs of the EU. This Herman Van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton – can they even be googled? What’s to cut and paste here? Has either […]

Public Health – Private Profit

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The (TV) media in Poland has been getting very exercised about the A1HN1 flu lately. It’s running wild in Ukraine. The government here hasn’t bought enough vaccination shots. Somebody died in Poznań but we’re not exactly sure of what. The human rights ombudsman is threatening to take the government to court if jabs are not […]

Hey Kidz! Here’s Fun!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

You know you’re getting old when something like this not only fails to move you but leaves you baffled, wondering why on earth anyone would want to subject themselves to it. Today’s Gazeta Wyborcza carries an ad for a night of advertisements in the cinema. That’s right: you go to the cinema and watch ads […]

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Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Stumbled upon a great interview with @mj_hyland over at vulpes libris http://bit.ly/Qoks6 # Julian Barnes on Guy de Maupassant (in the LRB) http://bit.ly/deapz # rt @serpentstail giving away 5 copies of “The Sexual Life of Catherine M” & “Jealousy” once they reach 500 followers… RT to enter # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Julian Barnes on John Updikes Rabbit Quartet http://ow.ly/vasr Now re-published by Everyman http://ow.ly/vasT RT @blhupdates # Amos Oz’s ‘Rhyming Life and death’ reviewed as part of Canongate’s literature world tour – http://bit.ly/2FyOob # Powered by Twitter Tools.

I Fell For It In Battle

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

It looks like I took a bullet for the team. That quarter-page ad for a college that guaranteed an MA degree in two years was a cunning Gazeta Wyborcza hoax. They say the interest generated by the ad was enormous, with people from all corners of Poland. I’m not exactly sure what GW thinks this […]

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