Monthly Archives: November 2014

SHEDNOTES 28: THE KOWALSKI TOOLKIT

On behalf of the shed world, Walt Kowalski, strong silent politically dodgy hero cast by Clint Eastwood, in Gran Torino, guess who got the part, tells a young fella: “You can have this. WD-40, vise grips, and some duct tape. … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 27: A Filofacts on … Apples.

Raymond Blanc’s guide to good apples, Teleg 19.10.2014 … Best for tarts: Captain Kidd Best for tatins: Devonshire Quarrenden Best for baked: Chivers Delight Best for juicing: Egremont Russet Best for puree: Queen’s Cox Best for everything: Cox’s Orange Pippin … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 26: A GOOD STRIPPER

Under Any Other Business: Pin-ups Etc.,  The Shed was pleased to be informed that good old Ursula Martinez has profited, to some extent, from the free viral circulation of an early clip of her burlesque act, in which she makes … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 25: A Filofacts on Vintage Shops

The Shed’s Filofacts project will include a number of travel/holiday pages which has already taken in some good work by the Telegraph’s Stella Magazine, one of the most eclectic and readable of the weekend supplements. Thanks to its reporter Ellen … Continue reading

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Shednotes24: ON WATCHING ROCHESTER, CHEWING GUM AND FIXING DRAINS

THE SHED SAYS The Shed does not fly the flag of St George but many like it do, of course, and ours took a close interest in the comedy of Rochester and Strood, where Emily Thornberry, a nice cyclist from … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 23: SOME OPINIONS APPROVED BY THE SHED

SEX, UKIP, CHED EVANS, NICK CONRAD, BILL COSBY AND JANICE DICKINSON The Shed notes a survey of UKIP supporters which shows that they generally believe the country is going to hell in a handcart, to the extent of regarding our … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 22: BIT OF FILING

Some cuttings to be filed, under … SHED LIBRARY: MILITARY SLANG For source, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29757988 Condensed version … Most wars can be identified by their own slang, and Afghanistan was no exception. As British combat operations come to an end, … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 21: On 1066 and all that

The Shed’s library includes a section called Reading For Kids and the Telegraph ran a nice piece by Dominic Selwood on the significance of the Battle of Hastings which needs to go in there. Full at http://tinyurl.com/ocba2q5/ Condensed version: “We … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 20: AN EPISODE OF RADIO SHED

On Radio Shed, there would be a programme on the Eras of Elvis which would propose, in order of importance: the Memphis rockabilly as discovered by Sun; the Nashville cat picking up a few tricks from Chet Atkins at RCA; … Continue reading

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