Tag Archives: culture

The Spirit Of Place

I was quite impressed with Gloucester service station on Thursday. I was impressed with it as a piece of unpretentious architecture. It merged into the landscape. It was another low hill in a landscape of low hills. And grass grew … Continue reading

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Grid Girl Gone

Following on from the walk-on girls a couple of days back, F1 grid girls are being eliminated too: Formula One grid girl Giorgia Davies has hit back at the so-called feminists who lobbied the motorsports industry to scrap her job, telling them … Continue reading

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Cooking With Lard

I notice these things. I was watching Infowars live broascast yesterday, and they were showing a spoof  black-and-white Twilight Zone that they’d put together. Compere Owen Shroyer played a big role in it. He seems to be quite a good … Continue reading

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Cultural Degradation

From Nisaki:man: The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation,” writes European affairs website euractiv.com. … Continue reading

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Somebody Else’s Country

I was reading a week or two back that, over 2000 years since the event, archaeologists had discovered the site of Julius Caesar’s Roman invasion of Britain, at Ebbsfleet on the Isle of Thanet in 55 BC. Caesar didn’t stay … Continue reading

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Who Are They?

I was thinking this morning about the NYC HUD smoking ban I mentioned yesterday. Smoking will be prohibited in public housing residences nationwide under a federal rule announced on Wednesday. I don’t think anyone who lives in public housing has … Continue reading

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The Culture Of Place

The recent EU referendum in Britain, and the current US election, have set me thinking seriously about national identity. Why is it that people in one place so persistently regard themselves as in some way different  from geographically adjacent peoples? … Continue reading

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