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Whilst out for my constitutional (sic) this morning I spotted this building:

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Nothing remarkable eh? A bit of a dump in fact. The chiropractor who operates from there could do with giving the place a lick of paint and obviously there’s trouble underground.

If you look above the shop sign however there is a discreet plaque:

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As I say, it’s a bit of a dump.

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6 Responses

  1. I’m surprised they did not start a tour business there!

  2. Presumably you made a proper gesture of respect?

  3. I respectfully broke wind…..

  4. Someone in another blog brought my attention to this piece about ol’ whatsername: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/apr/09/russell-brand-margaret-thatcher

    I don’t know much about Russell Brand (I know, I really should get out more), so I don’t know if this is an anomoly or what, but I found this rather thoughtful for a guy who seems to specialize in “shock” humor:

    “If you behave like there’s no such thing as society, in the end there isn’t. Her death must be sad for the handful of people she was nice to and the rich people who got richer under her stewardship. It isn’t sad for anyone else. There are pangs of nostalgia, yes, because for me she’s all tied up with Hi-De-Hi and Speak and Spell and Blockbusters and “follow the bear”. What is more troubling is my inability to ascertain where my own selfishness ends and her neo-liberal inculcation begins. All of us that grew up under Thatcher were taught that it is good to be selfish, that other people’s pain is not your problem, that pain is in fact a weakness and suffering is deserved and shameful. Perhaps there is resentment because the clemency and respect that are being mawkishly displayed now by some and haughtily demanded of the rest of us at the impending, solemn ceremonial funeral, are values that her government and policies sought to annihilate.”

  5. I’m not a big Russell Brand fan Jeni but that is a good quote.

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