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Confusion grows as time goes by

In terms of the fundamental conflict between what has made the human race tick since pre-history (not least naked common sense) on the one hand – and the fashionable crackpot ‘woke’ concerns increasingly being taken up by campaigning members of what is known as ‘Generation Z’ [...]

May 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

The art of serendipity

Like I suspect many Rusters I follow my colleague Algy Belville’s posts on the wine trade avidly and – though certainly I would never claim to be an expert – I should estimate that over the past six decades I have drunk very nearly my share of wines of every variety that any sane [...]

May 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Then And Now

A few weeks ago a fellow Rust columnist name-checked a British television channel called Talking Pictures TV, founded in 2015, which broadcasts free-to-air vintage films and television programmes and – as I understand it – can be seen via Freeview, Sky and Virgin Media (though I may be [...]

April 30, 2021 // 0 Comments

Women and Sport (continued)

As regular Rusters will be aware, despite being an old-fashioned Neanderthal born in the 1950s, I like to demonstrate my continuing relevance to younger generations by monitoring and occasionally featuring on this organ bulletins from the brave new “woke” world as the “Monstrous [...]

April 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

Back in the real world

Yesterday, for the first time since Monday’s Great Emergence From Lockdown (or “GEFL”), I waddled into my local town high street in the bright sunshine and accompanying still ice-edged bracing wind gusts for little more than just the hell of it. Well, not quite just the hell of it. I needed [...]

April 15, 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

John le Carre

Although espionage is one of my favourite genres, I cannot list John le Carre’s novels amongst my favourites as the smoke and mirrors often left me confused. I preferred the dramatisations and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy remains one of the best productions I have seen on television. I can however [...]

December 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

On Women And Sport

I’m risking the wrath of female Rusters everywhere – never mind our esteemed lady columnists who, it may be said here without fear of  contradiction, are more than capable of looking after themselves in matters of opinion – but my theme for today is a push-back against the fashionable modern [...]

November 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Zooming in to the 21st Century

Although by nature I am distrustful and sceptical about anything new or technological, I can admit to the 360 million daily visitors to this organ that, since the commencement of 2020, I have now taken part in no fewer than five “Zoom” gatherings. My prior experience of anything similar was the [...]

November 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

Better than I could say it, perhaps – or better from her than me?

I’m not proud – I’m always happy to admit inferiority when I see and accept it! From time to time on the pages of this organ I have waxed lyrical about the ridiculous aspects of  the “womens’ equal pay” campaign as exhibited inside organisations such at the [...]

November 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

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