It has been a bad week for disco: Robin Gibb, one of the Bee Gees, and ‘disco queen’ Donna Summer passed away.
Reluctantly, I have to admit I was neither punk nor disco, yet more into John Travolta than Johnny Rotten from the Sex Pistols. At the same time I nursed a secret love for Blondie (Deborah Harry).
So there I am on the dance floor impersonating John Travolta, dressed, typically, in black corduroy trousers with front pleats, a shirt with a long pointed collar. With…
Added by Bernadette Jansen op de Haar on May 24, 2012 at 1:15pm — No Comments
David Cameron sometimes signed his emails to Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World tabloid, with LOL. According to David Cameron LOL stands for Lots of Love, maybe because he was allowed to ride Rebekah’s retired police horse.
Still, it is a form of flirting. Was his wife Sam aware of this?
That’s one of the topics of the Leveson inquiry: the relationship between the press and politicians. It’s rather a strange inquiry: there are always close connections…
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Interpreting inanimate objects isn’t confined to clouds. There was once a woman in Florida who saw the image of the Virgin Mary on a piece of toast, and Jesus has been spotted on a cheese pizza.
It’s very human to attribute emotions to inanimate objects. I remember my Aunt Jeanne saying that Uncle Wim had taken ‘Betsy to the bathroom’. Betsy was a detergent, but even so.
Well, I can even become attached to Mr Soapy. I have to explain this so that you don’t get the wrong end…
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During the past few weeks I’ve frequently been reminded of the 1634–1637 tulip mania. In the early seventeenth century, French ladies at court would pay hundreds of guilders for a tulip flower, which they wore in their décolleté at gala evenings.
The tulip market in Haarlem collapsed on a dark February evening in 1637. Suddenly people became aware they were dealing with a scam. It was the first well reported boom and bust; they called it tulip mania.
I had two dreams last…
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