Monthly Archives: May 2008

Why today is Oak Apple (or Pinch-Bum) Day

Posted by Laura Don’t be surprised if those in the know have neglected to tell you that today, May 29, is in fact Pinch-Bum Day.¬† It’s unlikely to be pre-printed in your diary. Oak Apple Day, to use its proper … Continue reading

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Everything’s blue now, oh lucky you

Posted by Ian Are you ready for this man as your Prime Minister? It could happen at any point during the next two years. The way things are going, it could even happen before Christmas. We’re all agreed the country’s … Continue reading

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The world’s worst poet

Posted by Paul Dubbed the City of Discovery (after Captain Scott of the¬†Antarctic’s exploration vessel), Dundee is famous for many things. Towards the end of the Victorian era, the city was renowned for its three Js – Jute, Jam and … Continue reading

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Sour times

Posted by Ian On Adam and Joe’s superb 6 Music show the other week, the pair observed slyly just how well-timed is the release of Portishead’s new album. It’s the group’s first LP for 11 years – the first since … Continue reading

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