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It’s one or the other

It’s no secret that contributors this particular media organ tend to reflect, describe or report upon events and occurrences – if not modern life itself – from the perspective of people who are rather older than “that the average bear” (as Yogi Bear might have said, not that many [...]

May 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Health and relationships

It’s an open secret that the editorial board of the Rust rarely meets in person, conducting as it does most of its business via the modern technological marvel of the internet. However, it is also metaphorically true that – at our editorial ‘gatherings’ over the ether – nothing invites [...]

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Much ado about nothing (possibly)

The recent furore attending upon Sunderland football manager David Moyes’ inappropriate end-of-interview remark to female BBC sports reporter Vicki Sparks has not only highlighted several issues but launched a thousand newspaper columns and caused innumerable rent-a-mouths to bestride the [...]

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Aspects of political correctness

Here’s an early bid to win a nomination for the shortlist of the 2017 version of the internal Rusters’ competition to find the most incongruous link between two media stories. My starting point is that familiar old bugbear of the editorial team – the wonderful world of Political Correctness. [...]

March 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dearie me

No apologies for this one! On the Rust we all mock ourselves for ‘cheating’ whenever we spot a silly piece in the media covering some whacky survey or published research, off which we can make some hopefully amusing comment and/or comparison with one’s own life. Here’s a [...]

March 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rubbing it in …

Yesterday I was flicking through The Times newspaper and gave myself a bit of a fright. Well, Doctor Mark Porter – who is either their medical correspondent and/or a regular columnist on medical matters – did. In a piece entitled Paternal age could be an important factor in the health of your [...]

February 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Why can’t I be left alone to be ancient and normal?

Every time the subject of sex is raised I know before I begin airing my opinions that I’m going to cop flak for coming across like an old fuddy-duddy. I’m therefore torn between resignedly just bowing to the inevitable, trying to deflect the incoming by admitting the charges before the [...]

February 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

What men don’t understand

Inevitably upon a daily basis there is a ton of stuff in the media of doubtful use to anyone, but just occasionally something comes along and makes me laugh (nearly out loud). Which is why I’m sharing it with Rust readers today – DAILY [...]

February 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

A Lott to talk about

Sometimes one comes across a piece in the media that is so deep-felt and searingly honest, so potentially self-lacerating and ‘out there’, that you cannot help but feel sympathy for both the author and the other parties involved. Here’s one I came across today on the website of [...]

February 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

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