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43. Prince Image

In 1981 Prince supported the Rolling Stone’s tour for two nights. His ambivalent sexuality compared to the rock hetrosexuaity of the Stones didn’t go down well, and he was booed off stage. He was coaxed back for a second night, and … Continue reading

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42. Gary Rhodes 1960-2019

 Gary Rhodes chef, restauranteur, and the first to champion British Food in the modern era, when Brtiish Food had little reputation. Gastro pubs, Jamie, Heston, & Gordon all owe a debt to him and wouldn’t have flourished without him. Gary was … Continue reading

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41. Creepy Men

Women are more likely than men to experience sexual threat or violence, so are more likely to make  judgements like creepy men. We are told to trust ourselves but our intuition is more likely to keep us safe in terms … Continue reading

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40. Tidy Bedrooms

Conservatives have tidy bedrooms with laundry baskets. Liberals have world music cds and books on travel. Like Mud Rooms Is there a link between personality and political leanings? Apparently openess is the biggest indicator. More openess to new experiences means you … Continue reading

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39. How to Fire Your Daughter

Kyle is a Texan Father who runs his own insurance company. He wants to retire and sell the business. But his daughter works in the company. Kyle thinks that she isn’t capable. She is good at selling insurance but is … Continue reading

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38. Silo Parenting

Silo Parenting captures the idea that nuclear families take all the stress of parenting without any kind of help and support. The product of Weird  (Western Economic Industrial Rich Democratic) Countries where families move around for work breaking the bonds of … Continue reading

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37. Laziness

Make Laziness work for you! Neo Liberalism would have us believe that Laziness produces failure and poverty. In effect if you are poor you are lazy. Christianity encourages busyness & industry to keep society going.     Yet to be lazy … Continue reading

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36. Ginger Baker 1939-2019

Another musician dies. Ginger Baker drummer with Cream created a new style of drumming most famous in the super group Cream. Ginger became a keen cyclist in his teens growing strong leg muscles which gave him the ability to play … Continue reading

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35. Ric Ocasek 1944-2019

Ric Ocasek of the band The Cars merged new wave guitars and synthesiser to brilliant effect.   Rythm guitarist and songwriter for the band he created songs of love and yearning. Having 3 wives with two sons each – he must have … Continue reading

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34. Cum-ex Scandal

While Brexit transfixes the UK, the “cum ex” scandal is creating an equally powerful vision of the UK in Europe. A group of men in the City of London defrauded 60bn euros from EU Nation states. The name cum-ex apparently describes … Continue reading

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