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Another fine modern mess

Recently I had an extraordinary brush with the way the digital world works – so remarkable that it invites the comment “You couldn’t make it up!” It ran as follows (and here I will add that I am avoiding identifying any of the parties in order to protect both the innocent and the less [...]

February 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

Keeping in touch with modern life (up to a point)

I suspect in common with many Rusters from time to time as an oldie I find myself engaged in an unequal and often unsuccessful struggle with the inevitable onward march of developments in modern technology. My contributor colleague Michael Stuart has blogged in the past about his watershed moment [...]

February 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

Robert Maxwell

I neither knew nor had any dealings with Bob Maxwell but I knew well two he did. A recent biography by John Preston called The Fall has received good reviews but I do not really want to spend the time reading it. However the BBC serialised it over 5 episodes and it was read by actor Henry Goodman. [...]

February 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

A sporting life

The news of Tiger Wood’s serious car accident in California yesterday has been dominating the world’s news media outlets since it happened and will have saddened many – and not just golfing and sports fans. At this stage – before the investigations are completed and the facts established [...]

February 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sport as it was may be back on the horizon

Amidst the details of the Prime Minister’s cautious, once and for all, “road map” out of Lockdown 3 announced yesterday, UK sports fans, clubs and players/athletes will have taken particular interest in the 17th May and 21st June milestones within it applying to the potential return of crowds [...]

February 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

Another milestone on the road back to where we were?

This is an important day. At some point the Prime Minister is going to formally announce his heavily-leaked “road map” by which the UK will gradually emerge from Covid-19 Lockdown 3 and ascend to the sunny uplands of its post-Brexit prosperity and world domination. Or possible not. Overnight I [...]

February 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

This far in it’s boring to listen to nonsense

Maybe the travails of Lockdown 3 are getting to me, or maybe my senility rate is accelerating, but recently I’ve begun to notice that my ability to tolerate Covid-idiocy in any form – not least rent-a-mouth “so called experts” being invited on the national media programmes to spout lunacy [...]

February 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Covid – my part in its downfall.

On Saturday I received notification from the NHS that I was eligible for the Covid vaccination and yesterday I booked an appointment this Thursday at a local racecourse. I refrained from following the Covid information from the first lockdown as I preferred to listen to an expert I trusted, Grania, [...]

February 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

On sleep duration issues

As the Rust’s editorial team ‘pound their daily beat’ by touring the world’s news websites in search of interesting, diverting or bizarre developments with which to amuse and/or entertain our adherents around the globe, occasionally we come across items which seem to fly in the face of [...]

February 13, 2021 // 0 Comments

When “equality for all” hits the iceberg

It may be fundamentally inappropriate and/or facile to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic in quasi-wartime terms so I apologise in advance to any Ruster who may be offended by me doing so today. However, it seems to me that with the benefit of hindsight – amidst the snowstorm of incoming competing [...]

February 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

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