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On Elmore characters, Giles from Gogglebox and redneck rap …

Catchaser is an Elmore story, published 1982 – one of his potboilers on the whole but it has its moments. The first chapter has a great line thought by the hero, an ex-Marine, busted by divorce and running a motel, … Continue reading

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JAMBOREE BAG 9

ONLINE & OFF – ROCKABILLY ROOTS One of my favourite ideas for other people is Powerpoint TV – little essays pulling in YouTube and other resources to make fillers for late-night tv. I here resolve to learn enough to try … Continue reading

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VIVA GOGGLEBOX

The semi-retirement of Jeremy Paxman leaves a vacancy, of course, but it has already been filled, to some extent, by Gogglebox, the Channel 4 series which offers a Friday night commentary on current events and entertainments, edited down from a … Continue reading

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JAMBOREE BAG 7

 JEREMY CLARKSON AND ALL THAT Nodded my way through Marina Hyde’s comment on the latest “Clarkson affair” in Guardian of 3.4.14.  Full piece, plus 1500-plus comments, at   http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/02/revulsion-jeremy-clarkson-progressives-bigots/ Extracts: “Maybe race rows are cheaper by the dozen, in which … Continue reading

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