Thursday, October 21, 2010

Charlie Chaplin and Richard Herring

I’ve discovered Richard Herring over the last two weeks. He’s currently presenting a series on Radio 4 about objects we’ve grown to hate, like Hitler moustaches and, this evening, hoodies. Last week he talked about the BNP getting seats in the European parliament because people didn’t bother to vote, like happened in France with Mr Le Penn. He talks a lot of sense and he sent me looking for the speech from the end of The dictator by Charlie Chaplin (so that’s where Hitler got his moustache from). Here is the text.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Dom emailed Rob and I simultaneously asking us what the word self-ascription means. I couldn’t find self-ascription, only ascription in the dictionaries and I must admit to not being sure at all as to what self-ascription means. I presume it’s from a psychology paper she’s reading at the moment.

Any ideas?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Forever Autumn

I was waking up one morning as this song was being played on the radio. It was the first time I heard it and now it always reminds me of that special time half way between sleep and waking.

I hope that your autumn is as beautiful as this one.