Typewriters and secretaries

Sunday 24 May 2015, 12.01am HKT


M E N T A L   I M P R E S S I O N S   R E V I V E D

SOMEONE once told me:—

“When you’re in anger, you should sit down and start writing something. That usually calms a person down.”

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I don’t think so.

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Time of My Life: School in the Disco Era

Sunday 17 May 2015, 12.01am HKT


T I M E   O F   M Y   L I F E

6.33am local time, Fri 15 May 2015, air conditioner on (20°C, 68°F)

LET’S go into the Time Tunnel for a bit today.

At the Temple of Apollo (actually northwest London), we replied in our good old English tongue merely to convince ourselves that none of us could understand each other; but I noticed that when I smiled slightly on concluding, others did likewise. This fact, and the similar occurrences of our lives, made us unable to resist the temptation to leave. The crisp, freshly polluted air of the town air outside the cave acted as an immediate tonic, and I felt a new life and new courage coursing through me.

thenakedlistener school 1970s

School, London, 1970s (Photo: Michael Arthy)

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Happiness is…

Thursday 5 February 2015, 5.00am HKT


R E M I N I S C E N C E S

4am local time, 14°C (57°F), nice and cool and dry and wonderful

ANYONE who’s as old as I am will (or should) remember this line from the 1970s and ’80s:

“Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet.”

That was one of the best remembered British advertising campaigns on TV, radio, cinema, print and billboards. It was also the longest-running ad campaign in the UK and lasted until all tobacco advertising was banned on British TV in 1991.

(via Privar a la cultura “auténtica” de su función crítica)

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