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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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    Steady now, just 'keep calm and carry on'

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 03/07/2016

    » For something that sounds a bit like a second-rate breakfast cereal, Brexit has created the most monumental commotion in Britain since David Beckham damaged his precious metatarsal.

  • OPINION

    'Boaty McBoatface' just wouldn't float

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 08/05/2016

    » Earlier this year, Britain's National Environment Research Council (NERC) decided it would be a good idea for the public to choose the name of their new polar scientific research ship. What better example of democracy in action?

  • OPINION

    Now Trump really gets what he wants

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 13/11/2016

    » As Americans went to the polls on Tuesday, the <i>Miami Herald</i> ran what must have been its shortest-ever editorial which simply read: "Her, Not Him, Enough Said."

  • OPINION

    Fond memories of Brazil's coffee culture

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 07/08/2016

    » With the Rio Olympics finally under way, I can't get out of my head the old Frank Sinatra song that starts: "Way down among Brazilians/Coffee beans grow by the billions …" It was entitled The Coffee Song and a big hit when I was a kid back in the Stone Age. In fact, that song just about summed up my knowledge of Brazil in those days.

  • OPINION

    Reaching the finish line in Rio's Games

    Oped, Roger Crutchley, Published on 21/08/2016

    » Because of the 10-hour time difference, it's been quite gruelling following that sporting event down in the land where "coffee beans grow by the billions" -- I still can't get that song out of my head. I can safely claim to have dozed off while watching swimming, boxing, badminton, golf (sorry Ariya) and missing far too many gold medal performances.

  • OPINION

    Boris battling Binface and Buckethead

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 08/12/2019

    » It is hard to get too excited by this week's UK election as it seems to have come down to a question of who is the least unpopular. This is not as simple as it sounds because they are all unpopular, so it could turn into quite an entertaining scrap.

  • OPINION

    From Lord Buckethead to 'Bus Pass Elvis'

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 18/06/2017

    » One of the few entertaining aspects of the recent British election is the variety of characters that run for office, invariably representing parties with daft names. It serves as a reminder that politics doesn't have to be a total bore. These eccentrics were particularly noticeable in the constituencies in which the "big names" were running. It was enough for BBC television anchor David Dimbleby to sniff that the election "seems to attract every, Tom, Dick and Harry".

  • OPINION

    All joking aside, it's not easy being funny

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 28/08/2016

    » It is customary at this time of the year for PostScript to lighten up proceedings with what have been voted as the best jokes from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which wraps up in Scotland this weekend. Unfortunately, this year's offerings are rather underwhelming, or maybe I'm simply getting too ancient to appreciate modern wit.

  • OPINION

    Did you hear the one about the fat badger?

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 24/08/2014

    » The news has been so depressing this week we are desperately in need of some light relief. What better than to check out the jokes which were voted the funniest at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe which concludes this weekend in Scotland.

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