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Star Wars Toys Spending? Invest for the Future

Star Wars merch is going on sale all over the world in the lead up to the release of The Force Awakens, the next episode (or first one, who knows?) in the massively successful Saturday morning, B-Movie franchise. But how much are these beloved merch? And how could you save money on your buying decision? Easy…

There is no evil - 3 Wise Monkeys by marschl-arts

Stop Showing Me Pictures of Your Children

I woke up yesterday morning, as I do most September mornings, thinking about my daughter Zuzu’s birthday which is this month on the 23rd in fact. This year it’s her 19th. 19 years old! Where does time go? So, I got up, took out the photos of her that I keep in my wallet, and looked at them, thinking again, “19 years old, crikey.” Then I saw the pictures of the dead toddler on the beach in Bodrum.

Voting is haaaaard

Voting is Haaaaard

It’s not just the Labour Party that is currently going super-nova as it appears to swallow itself in its own singularity, I’ll stop that right there. A simple thing like voting has lead to ritualistic self-examination, recrimination and rebuilding within the Labour Party here in the UK. But we need to not point the nose of mirth at politics and politicians getting “one person/one vote” wrong. The world(s?) of Science Ficion has recently tripped over its own referendum.


Applebaum vs Corbyn – Spinning History

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by award-winning historian, Anne Applebaum of being a ‘useful idiot’ and swallowing the information (or mis or disinformation) put into play by the heavily Kremlin influenced Russia Today broadcaster. Applebaum has produced some truly excellent history with books such as Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps but in this case, her politics are smothering her objectivity and producing Spin

The Killing Season Documentary Banner

Making a Brilliant Political Documentary is Possible – just not in the UK

Now I live in the UK, and I’m working on a dissertation about UK Labour. While we have seen insipid dramas about New Labour leadership problems and the bromance gone bad of Brown and Blair, all soaked in the aggrandisement or faux mea culpas of their acolytes and enablers, we’ve yet to see anything of the gravitas, production elegance, political rawness or basic bloody insight and entertainment of The Killing Season. Even if you know nothing about Australian politics, you should watch this and appreciate the importance of a decent public service broadcaster to its audience.

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