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Choose Wisely

Walls and Bridges (1975) John Lennon’s fifth studio album featured songs that he’d written, recorded and released during the 18-month separation from his wife, Yoko Ono. The title says it all. Whatever Gets You Thru The Night   Nobody Loves … Continue reading

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Peace Symbol: Misappropriated or…

Marginalized? We’ve all seen the Peace Symbol. Did you know that it will be 61 years old on February 21 this year? It was first used by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) on a peace march from Trafalgar Square … Continue reading

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What’s the Best a Man Can Be?

Gillette: The Best a Man Can Get It’s a subtle, and yet not-so-subtle, change. They alter one word, do an advertising campaign about ‘toxic masculinity’ and let the rest of the world (via social media) do their advertising for them. … Continue reading

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AGT: Superfans? What Superfans?

America’s Got Talent: The Champions For most people, this will not be an issue, but AGT has a new voting system for this six-week special run of the show. In the first show, last week, ten ‘champion’ acts were brought … Continue reading

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Some of the Rest of Canadian Greats

Made in Canada I am partial to music and videos from Canada. Even when I lived in the UK for 22 years, I followed Canadian artists where I could. The following is not an exhaustive listing of my favourites, nor … Continue reading

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The Best of Pals: Comedy Acts

Stan & Ollie In advance of the new Laurel and Hardy biopic coming out this year, I should like to point out some other comedy pairs that have been embedded into our memories on TV. Laurel & Hardy Black and … Continue reading

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But, It’s Christmas Eve!

Scrooged (1988) Francis Xavier Cross is a cynical, mean spirited television executive, he treats his loyal assistant with contempt. He just sacked a member of staff on Christmas Eve for simply disagreeing with him, and he’s alienated himself from his … Continue reading

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