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    Poster faces prepare for the Big Day

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 10/03/2019

    » In recent weeks PostScript has studiously avoided reference to the upcoming Great Event on March 24, concentrating instead on more pressing issues like the delights of eating insects, men wearing earrings, and tattoos in unusual places.

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    Possibly time to look on the bright side

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 07/01/2018

    » Having just about scraped through the Year of the Chicken, here we are seven days into 2018 and wondering what's in store during the Year of the Dog. It probably won't be all that great, but we'll leave the gloom and doom to the experts. Let's just hope it's a least a bit more enjoyable than the past couple of years which have really been quite awful, and almost of an annus horribilis nature.

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    Are you sure you're in the right job?

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 14/05/2017

    » Following last week's column on the perils of picking mushrooms, I received an email from a professional mushroomologist. I thought he might embark on heroic tales from the forests and how to avoid poisonous varieties of fungi. However, his advice was quite blunt. He admitted the mushrooms he consumes "have to come wrapped in cling film in an environmentally unfriendly polystyrene carton and from an air-conditioned establishment with a name like Sainsbury's, Tesco's, Waitrose etc".

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    Which street is the Gettysburg Address?

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 30/10/2016

    » Most Americans are aware of the Gettysburg Address, one of the most famous speeches ever given in American history, delivered by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 at the height of the civil war.

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    The day I realised Thailand was different

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 17/04/2016

    » I trust everyone has survived the Songkran Festival, suffering little more than a few damp clothes, and maybe stuck with a hint of a fixed grin. The festival brings special memories for me because when I first arrived in April 1969, it coincided with the start of Songkran, although I was unaware of it.

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    A missing piece sinks the boating party

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 14/12/2014

    » If you want to briefly escape into a world blissfully free of smartphones, tweets, corruption and crooked cops, you can always try tackling a jigsaw. It's very old fashioned, of course, but can be quite therapeutic.

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    Thailand celebrates its Groundhog Day

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 02/02/2014

    » When the Thai authorities selected today for the ''Big Event'', one wonders if they were aware that Feb 2 is better known in the US as Groundhog Day, when what is basically a giant rodent emerges from its burrow and predicts the weather for the next few months. Following the success of the 1993 film by the same name, in which a day keeps repeating itself, the expression ''Groundhog Day'' has come to be understood as ''an unpleasant situation that continually repeats, or seems to''. As that seems to just about sum up the current state of play in Thailand, the election could not be held on a more appropriate day.

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