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in the weeds

One of the things I want to do before I die is visit the annual Iowa State Fair to see the life-sized cow made of butter because why would you not want to see that? A century-old tradition, the cow … Continue reading

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The Republican Party: dead or still twitching?

Less than three in ten Americans view the Republican Party in a favourable light, a CNN poll found this week. And in other breaking news, I’m still flat-chested. Timed to coincide with the publication of the GOP’s 2012 election ‘autopsy‘ … Continue reading

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You just put your lips together and blow, Joe

The trombone. It is not, on first sight, the sexiest of instruments. It is played by making the air inside the instrument vibrate, and has a sliding mechanism to change the pitch. Typically positioned towards the back of an orchestra, the trombone is … Continue reading

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i approve this message

I am bereft. No more debates, polls, rallies, speeches, commercials, interviews, reports, documentaries, photo-calls, in-depth articles, out-of-their-depth articles, profile pieces, diary pieces, speculative pieces, twitter-spats, commentators and talking heads. Goddamn it. But oh man, what a year. Every moment of … Continue reading

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those they left behind

As Romney and Obama battle it out tonight in one of the most heated and sterile environments known to anyone who’s not a lab technician, spare a thought for those good folks for whom the words ‘it coulda been me’ never … Continue reading

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sledging in denver

What do Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State, and Chris Broderick, guitarist with thrash metal band Megadeth, have in common? Do they favour the same brand of breakfast cereal? It’s possible. Are they aficionados of the 1983 sci-fi television … Continue reading

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frankly

“Did you know you have a freckle down there? It’s kinda cute!” said the girl in the salon, peering down at me. Why no, no I didn’t. But thank you very much. And I immediately thought of the Republicans which, frankly, … Continue reading

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