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Archive for October 5th, 2017

Calm Before The Storm

This afternoon I had my inaugural visit to a hospice, when I dropping in on a close family member. Obviously, like anyone of sound mind, these end of life care facilities aren’t residences I’ve ever had the remotest desire to visit; either as a patient or visitor. It is taken as read that these establishments will exude calm for it’s stricken patients and desolate families. After all these domains are ordinarily a metaphorical departure lounge for love ones. Calming environments that bequeath […]

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The Spanish Inquisition

The first episode of Monty Pythons Flying Circus aired on this day in 1969. The ground breaking sketch based comedy, written and performed by Oxbridge graduates John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam, went onto gain worldwide popularity and cult status. Unable to categorise the zany sketches, sight gags and Terry Gilliam’s animations, the term Pythonesque was coined to describe their genre of surreal […]

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