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First recorded example of hip-hop

From Sumeria.

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Also Imelda May and Theresa May.

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Entartage

Some people might say this is an unprovoked assault on an old man. Other people might say that when you enter public life, you give up your right not to be hit in the face with a custard pie.

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Schrei nach Liebe

Now, the TUC and Unite Against Fascism are planning a countermarch against the EDF. I don’t mean the EDF, they’re an electricity company. Anyway, I was wondering whether a more effective countermarch to neo-Nazis might not be a Sealed Knot-style … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein in Sri Lanka

—If a lion could speak, we would be unable to understand him. —Even though many of us speak Sinhala?

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Doing introspection properly

If you had asked me before yesterday, I’d have said that the ending -herd, as in shepherd or goatherd, was no longer productive in English. But today I see that a Girl Aloud wrote “BOTHERD!” on an item of clothing. … Continue reading

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H A T M U S E U M

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This is the letter I didn’t get around to sending to the Guardian Review section before Tuesday

See here (Giles Fraser spoils perfectly reasonable book review with weird rightwing digression at the beginning in which he misunderstands his native language and tries to make a point about relativism). When his daughter says “It’s, like, raining” she is … Continue reading

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From the engineers who brought you the cogs on the two pound coin

I see the visual identity for the 2011 census is an origami bus with octagonal wheels.

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