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  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 1691
Views: 223794

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 2:49 pm   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Last week I bought some hamburger buns but forgot to buy the hamburgers. This week I bought some hot dog rolls and forgot to buy the hot dogs. Why can't they just put them together in one cabinet? Nob ...
  Topic: Forgery: Modus operandi
Mick Harper

Replies: 395
Views: 74680

PostForum: British History   Posted: 8:02 am   Subject: Forgery: Modus operandi
Remarkable manuscripts, books and maps from the IXth to ...
Remarkable manuscripts, books and maps from the IXth to the XVIIIth century including many first descriptions of hitherto unknown items re ...
  Topic: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
Mick Harper

Replies: 1318
Views: 266540

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 1:18 pm   Subject: Did The Dark Ages Exist?
Dare I even watch with my manifold duties? I hate being outflanked by the even-crazier crazies. Oh. well, just keep truckin', I suppose. Will join in when I've watched.
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2597
Views: 270666

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:18 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Further to my breathless account of the departure of Notre Dame's head coach, they have just announced he is being replaced by the 'offensive co-coordinator'. This is a bit like Real Madrid appointing ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2597
Views: 270666

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:18 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Did You Spot It? (2)

After a hundred and fifty years someone has finally spotted that swinging corners into the box produces one goal every blue moon. Southampton didn't do it twice and scored two ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2597
Views: 270666

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:03 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Did You Spot It?

1. Watford vs Chelsea, game held up because of a medical emergency in the crowd
2. Southampton vs Leicester, game held up because of a medical emergency in the crowd.

That's r ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2597
Views: 270666

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:18 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Did you ever watch your varsity team playing rugger? Not unless you are an Oxbridge type and a habitué of Twickers, I expect. But would even Oxford offer Cambridge's coach ninety-five million dollar ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Mick Harper

Replies: 2363
Views: 351353

PostForum: British History   Posted: 8:54 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
One should always be alert for phrases like ‘historical similarities’ when on the hunt for bogus history

Historical similarities between Cerdic of Wessex and Commius of the Atrebates William Pu ...
  Topic: AE on Telly News
Mick Harper

Replies: 1380
Views: 194555

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 5:23 am   Subject: AE on Telly News
My battles against my digibox are reaching some kind of climax. I thought I had won the war when CNN went subscription and I was saved two hours a day but CNN-deficit (it's a known condition) led me i ...
  Topic: The Flu
Mick Harper

Replies: 1058
Views: 126302

PostForum: Health   Posted: 4:56 am   Subject: The Flu
I have to say Omicronomania is a puzzle. It is agreed not to be specially virulent, it is agreed not to be specially contagious, its only claim to fame is to be specially variant and thus potentially ...
  Topic: AE on Telly News
Mick Harper

Replies: 1380
Views: 194555

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 2:21 pm   Subject: AE on Telly News
Amazing Animal Friends Sky Showcase

My favourite programme at the moment. Heart-warming stories of porcupines buddying up with hyenas and motherless lambs being adopted by giant African rabbits. A ...
  Topic: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Mick Harper

Replies: 448
Views: 108424

PostForum: APPLIED EPISTEMOLOGY   Posted: 1:56 pm   Subject: Principles of Applied Epistemology
Universities are supposed to do two thing with the intellectual fabric of the nation:

1. Expound it. To students via lectures, seminars, tutorials, text books etc and to the nation via general book ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2597
Views: 270666

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 11:11 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
A parable for our times from o'er the sea. There was a football team called the New England Patriots who, the wiseacres agreed, were the 'team of the millennium' on account of their coach Bill Bellich ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2597
Views: 270666

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 8:26 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Chelsea 1 Man Utd 1

The word penalty is etymologically linked to penalise and conveys the sense of someone doing wrong, being punished for it with the intention that the miscreant (and others) may ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Mick Harper

Replies: 2363
Views: 351353

PostForum: British History   Posted: 7:51 am   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Scholars claim Beowulf was written in Anglo-Saxon times and has been (sort of, kind of) available for scholarly critique from then on. I say it was written by John Milton in the mid seventeenth centur ...
 
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