Desert Island Discs

One of my favourite indulgences at the moment is a podcast of the very long-running BBC Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs. The concept is a simple one: Each week a distinguished guest (“castaway“) is asked to choose eight pieces of music, a book and a luxury item that they would take if they were to be […]

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Comedy and Christianity

An interesting article on the BBC website about the interplay between comedy and religion, and Christianity in particular. Some stuff said by the Christian, Paul Kerensa, I can’t sign up to; this was quite troubling: I never seek to prove my faith – it’s a leap of faith that has got me where I am. I studied […]

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Engelbert Humperdinck

The BBC have chosen Engelbert to be their next representative at the Eurovision Song Contest! I know. That’s what I thought. There is much excitement because, let’s face it, this is pure genius… Still, for the life of me, all I can think of is this… image BBC

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Christchurch

Here, from USGS, is the list of shocks today in Christchurch,   Here is a list of the earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks for the 10-degree Map Centered at 45°S, 170°E. Most recent events are at the top. (Some early events may be obscured by later ones on the map.) Click on the date portion […]

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