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A star is born

The cliche goes “It’s all about getting bums on seats”. I disagree. It’s about getting bums off seats. It’s about those sportsmen and women that enthrall with their talent. Off the top of my head, I think of Pele, George Best, Viv Richards, Shane Warne and Barry John. See here – [...]

January 9, 2022 // 0 Comments

A visit and then a disagreement

A couple of days ago, three weeks into the occupation of our new house on the south coast, we received our first (semi-formal) visit from friends rather than family. In typing “(semi-formal)” and “friends” in the above context I was referring obliquely to the fact that, having never [...]

October 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sweet memories

The other night I could not get to sleep. Rather than count sheep I tried to recall the great Warwickshire side of the late sixties. Most of the team came back to me this side of consciousness: Bob Barber, Billy Ibadulla, John Jameson, the two Smiths (A.C. and M.J.K.), Tom Cartwright, David Brown, [...]

January 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Rich List

My colleague yesterday jokingly referred to his absence from The Sunday Times Rich List but in so doing revealed one of its flaws – namely the reluctance to exposure of some of the very rich. Other flaws in its compilation are the absence of debt and the unreliability of valuations. I think [...]

May 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

Table talk

…. And now here’s a list to keep Ruster movie fans everywhere reflecting over their bacon and eggs this morning: Tim Robey and Robbie Collin – film critics for The Daily Telegraph – make their selection of the 100 best British movies of all time – see here, courtesy of [...]

March 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

Disney ditties

Adding to another of our regular themes, here’s another list to add to our … er … list. Spotted today upon the website of – THE [...]

July 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

“You’re only supposed …”

No doubt Rusters will have their own favourite candidates, but today I found a piece by Brian Viner detailing a list of his “Best movie one-liners” which I thought worthy of a recommendation – see here, on the website of the – DAILY [...]

May 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

A selection of stuff

As the festive season gathers pace – I don’t know about you – but it seems to me that external events increasingly begin flying in to disrupt our attention from things that we really ought – or want – to be doing. (And I’m not referring to Christmas shopping). In [...]

December 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Still Standing

When self-posting our blogs to the Rust via the administrative website and – thereby ticking the ‘category’ boxes to tag our occasional offerings to ensure that regular readers and others become aware of them – we have one designated to ‘Lists’. Here’s a [...]

September 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

How it all works

Years and years ago – in the early 1970s – I once interviewed Tony Elliott, sometime husband of Janet Street-Porter, who is best known for having founded and being the original editor of Time Out magazine, the alternative ‘entertainment’ guide to what was on in London. Being [...]

September 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

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