Tracks & Traces

Yesterday I went down to Norwood High Street and saw that the cafe I visit most weeks has now removed its QR code notice, because “we had Freedom Day”. Today I went in to my office in central London to work there for the day, as I have done for one day each of the […]

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Public Safety

I’ve watched the whole 1964 ABC series The Protectors. This is quite different from The Protectors, the Gerry Anderson series from 1972-4. To start with, it’s in black & white, but more importantly it’s also set in that world where even ITV viewers were expected to sit up and pay attention to lengthy scenes in […]

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Plague City Symbols

Tomorrow is officially the end of the lockdown. No one knows what this will mean. This morning was long enough to include a farcical cycle of announcements and reversals. So we went across south London to be befuddled by obscure symbols and uninterpreted messages. First of all we went to Bold Tendencies. The restless city: […]

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Eruptions

After the England team lost, we had a day in which the awful people said awful things. Someone finally got their career cancelled, surprising everyone who thought it had happened years ago. The weather in London became symbolically terrible, and I had to walk through streets of overflowing drains in order to finally reach the […]

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Fables Of Aggression

I watched some new and new-ish sci-fi. The Tomorrow War is a 2.5 hour epic now available on Amazon Prime. You may have seen it advertised on buses. Despite the similarity in titles, it is nothing to do with Joe Haldeman’s Vietnam-in-space work The Forever War from the early 70s. It commences with some nervous, […]

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Walking With Sargon

I watched the YouTube video Munted, Random, about the world of Mens Rights Activism, centred on the life of Michael Stephenson. The first third of this documentary is about Michael’s attempts to become an on-line celebrity, as an escape from his day job as a postman. Starting around 2012, we see him beginning an on-line […]

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Georgians

I got a car and drove across the country. I saw lots of flags. Travelling across London I saw quite a few defunct shops as well as demolitions and new building sites. I drove up the motorway. I stopped at Beaconsfield services. The processes of checking in, distancing and masking were still enforced. I saw […]

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