Monthly Archives: April 2015

SHEDNOTES 107: Add Filofacts on Tiling

For the Filofacts – HOUSE & HOME – TILING Jeff Howell offered the following advice in the Telegraph 4.4.15 : “The way to minimise cracking is to have more and wider joints, rather than fewer and thinner ones. This principle … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 106: On corporate bollocks

For the Filofacts of handy QUOTES – Benji Wilson in the Sunday Telegraph 25.4.15 on MEETINGS and, possibly, MANAGEMENT and BBC … W1A is a very funny show, and clever too. The writer, John Morton, is on a one-man mission, … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 105: The Mourinho factor in the election

As noted before, The Shed has especially enjoyed Marina Hyde on the election and we hope nobody missed her comments at http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/24/jose-mourinho-election-cameron-miliband-unscreened-voters-empty-barns/ She observed among other things: “Neither of the main parties in this election really wants to win – … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 104: Another lie they told us

The Shed’s admitted Guardian habit was rewarded by a great report by Ed Pilkington at http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/21/fbi-jail-hair-mass-disaster-false-conviction/ on the “dirty bomb” which is about to go off concerning men serving life sentences for murder and rape on the strength of what … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 103: Cammo gets caught out

The Shed’s election watch team had a good larf along with everyone else at the story outlined at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32463038 David Cameron, who has posed as an Aston Villa fan, got them mixed up with West Ham on a chat show. … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 102 : A Filofacts on POTATOES

The Shed has acquired an allotment and needs a few new pages for the Filofacts, starting with this useful list of potatoes suitable for home growing, offered by John Hiorns in Teleg 18.1.14 … Casablanca: A new, multi-purpose, early potato … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 101: Billi on Mili and the rise of the pseudo-event

Bill Bailey had a good line about Ed Miliband … “Like a plastic bag stuck in a tree. No-one knows how he got up there and no-one can be bothered to get him down.” The Shed has also enjoyed Marina … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 100: Rescuing a smartphone

The Shed clipped a letter from Dominic Fahr to Computeractive magazine 1-14.4.2015: I’ve travelled almost everywhere and I have dropped phones in the sea, in rivers, into a fish tank and down the loo. Each time I have just removed … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 99: Some of Churchill’s last advice

The Shed has voted to file Ann Treneman in The Times, reporting Peter Tapsell, 85, the last serving MP to have sat in the Commons with Winston Churchill … Churchill would go to the smoking room, where young Tory MPs … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 98: Some truth about work

Paul Mason, economics editor of Channel 4 News, got a salute in The Shed for his comments in the Money section of the Guardian, April 2015, short version below: In this election it has become obligatory for politicians to appear … Continue reading

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