Tweets for April 2021

Hackney dawn and sunset.

Hackney dawn and sunset.

SingingOrganGrinder
@elorganillero
  • Thu Apr 01 12:59 Comment: @menysnoweballes The richest people I know are also those most prone to plead poverty
  • Thu Apr 01 13:00 What do you call a Russian gigolo with bronchitis? Rasputum
  • Thu Apr 01 22:48 Historia de Barcelona, 2/4: #otd * Viernes Santo/Viernes Bueno es el 02 de abril este año; en 1847 fue el 2 de abril * ... y en 1848 fue el 21 de abril * 1448: Alfonso V entrega los Usatjes de Marquilles al Consejo de Ciento (17+22) * 1847: Una llegada… http://dlvr.it/RwrBwP
  • Fri Apr 02 06:30 The Old Codger has a natural immunity to viruses, poxes, modesty, logic, and reason https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/102033
  • Fri Apr 02 06:43 How can a nature-loving boy be locked up for a swan-off shotgun? Parts of lovely Loidis have much in common with Hackney, but at least Imran Khan (a busy man) appears regularly in the crown court. Wiggypedia doesn't record Viv Richards prosecuting in full regalia at Taunton
  • Fri Apr 02 12:43 At 17 months the toddler is already more articulate than some far older male relatives, & vocabulary size at 24 is said to be an excellent predictor of GCSE success, so it's a shame they're abolishing the bludy things
  • Fri Apr 02 12:46 We called this morning on an elderly Catholic couple in Bethnal Green to say our goodbyes, but Mr was out the back on his knees thanking God for sparing him this past year while Mrs hadn't got her teeth in yet
  • Fri Apr 02 16:26 Wholemeal pasta is the worst outrage of the whole joyless food revolution
  • Fri Apr 02 19:33 Comment: Sourdough is Instagram bread: full of holes, so everything you put on it falls through & you have to eat a massive loaf to assuage your hunger, horrible chewy crust, price of one artisan loaf is the same as what I spend on bread-making materials in a month
  • Fri Apr 02 20:11 Comment: @WeirdBristol @lordbonkers Have you got chapter & verse for that? It sounds less like private laundry than the drying which follows fulling and dyeing in woollen clothmaking, which was a major industry in late medieval Bristol
  • Fri Apr 02 20:23 The notion that govt promotes hate crime legislation, not because they want to undo the damage done by Tom Lehrer's "National brotherhood week", but because it gives them unfettered access to our data
  • Fri Apr 02 22:44 Historia de Barcelona, 3/4: #otd * Sábado Santo es el 03 de abril este año; en 1847 fue el 3 de abril * ... y en 1847 fue el 3 de abril * ... y en 1847 fue el 3 de abril * ... y en 1848 fue el 22 de abril * ~0801: Los francos toman Barcelona (1165+98) *… http://dlvr.it/RwvTJj
  • Sat Apr 03 04:34 Walter White (A Month in Yorkshire etc) on the electric telegraph: Flash till Power shall learn the Right, Flash till Reason conquer Might; Flash resolve to every mind, Manhood flash to all mankind. Sing who will of Orphean lyre. Ours the wonder-working wire! #DoggerelOfTheDay
  • Sat Apr 03 08:16 RT @vizcomic: http://subscribe.viz.co.uk
  • Sat Apr 03 22:41 Historia de Barcelona, 4/4: #otd * Domingo de Resurrección es el 04 de abril este año; en 1847 fue el 4 de abril * ... y en 1848 fue el 23 de abril * ... y en 1842 fue el 27 de marzo * 1152: Nace Alfonso, despu?s II de Arag?n (38) * 1847: Misa en la… http://dlvr.it/Rwy7WM
  • Sun Apr 04 09:48 Comment: @petersymon @Calthalas @EnglishHeritage I know the Dutch area in question. The entire article is nonsense, based on misunderstanding of a little-known book by a 19th-century-style historical fantasist
  • Sun Apr 04 10:17 How musicians die. I've been trying for years to remember the name the Isham Jones band's trombonist, Carroll Martin, who in 1940 was impaled on his trombone in a car accident https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/an-irishman-s-diary-1.86848
  • Sun Apr 04 22:41 Historia de Barcelona, 5/4: #otd * Lunes de Pascua es el 05 de abril este año; en 1848 fue el 24 de abril * ... y en 1452 fue el 10 de abril * 1628: Terremoto (12) * 1688: Nace el jurista Jos? Finestres (6) * 1709: Los ingleses dejan de ayudar a los… http://dlvr.it/Rx0bvV
  • Mon Apr 05 06:35 #DoggerelOfTheDay https://twitter.com/megsergio/status/1378768852276903937
  • Mon Apr 05 13:04 The only thing that is typically British about getting both hayfever and frostbite during a trip to the park is the belief that it is typically British. I suspect that Remainers are particularly prone to this localist tic.
  • Mon Apr 05 13:40 Comment: @charlottelevene We went down the Olympian big boys & girls' slide a few times to cheer her up. You get a really fast start with the north wind behind you. There was this couple there & the woman refused to slide till the guy had bid her up to 200£
  • Mon Apr 05 22:36 Historia de Barcelona, 6/4: #otd * 1530: Llega Andrea Doria para buscar a Carlos I (13+16) * 1918: Pla: Si algun dia decideixo escriure uns retrats familiars, potser es podran aprofitar els detalls següents * 1919: Pla: Diumenge * ☼ 06:24-19:23, 12:59… http://dlvr.it/Rx3thN
  • Tue Apr 06 18:53 I know a stonemason called Peter #NominativeDeterminism
  • Tue Apr 06 19:04 The rubber keyboard in the main Victoria Park playground when stamped on plays the following notes (possibly transposed - I haven't got perfect pitch), here also numbered: F(1) D(2) D(3) A(4) G(5) F(6) E(7) D(8) C(9)
  • Tue Apr 06 19:05 Comment: Stamping as follows plays the first line of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen: 23445678987654. Any other tunes? Missing out a note is a pretty difficult jump, but not impossible.
  • Tue Apr 06 20:41 Comment: @charlottelevene I wonder whether they chose & laid the notes at random, or whether there is a conspiracy
  • Tue Apr 06 21:07 Comment: @steve_guy @charlottelevene Someone very athletic could do Pop Goes the Weasel, where line 4 is Olympic standard: 97867579 978679 97867579 48679
  • Tue Apr 06 22:36 Historia de Barcelona, 7/4: #otd * 1249: Principio del sistema de gobierno municipal (55) * 1573: Entran las cabezas de 23 bandoleros (34/i) * 1847: Una salida en barco para Valencia (681) * 1919: Pla: La Societat Sportiva Pompeia * ☼ 06:22-19:24, 13:01… http://dlvr.it/Rx7cYQ
  • Wed Apr 07 20:34 Concluding conversations with various, including the Windian garage guy re his vibrant & diverse career, leading to extensive pleasuring of Her Majesty: The thing about doing time is all you've got is time.
  • Wed Apr 07 20:55 Comment: The Romanian knitting mum in the playground has promised to start doing patterns, like my Donegal hat, & to send me pictures
  • Wed Apr 07 22:33 Historia de Barcelona, 8/4: #otd * 1569: Entra el archiduque Carlos de Habsburgo (5+20) * 1573: Exhibici?n de cabezas de bandoleros (27/i) * 1702: Felipe V embarca hacia N?poles (54) * 1919: Pla: Passo una gran part de la nit en una saleta de l’Ateneu… http://dlvr.it/RxCNj2
  • Thu Apr 08 23:05 Historia de Barcelona, 9/4: #otd * 1626: Felipe IV celebra su 21? cumplea?os lavando y besando los pies de 13 pobres (641) * 1631: Llevan a San Severo al convento de Santa Clara para pedir lluvia y as? poder comer (146) * 1637: Llevan a San Severo de… http://dlvr.it/RxH8yN
  • Fri Apr 09 23:34 Historia de Barcelona, 10/4: #otd * 1452: Men? al monasterio de santa Ana el lunes de Pascua (38) * 1624: Gran alboroto contra los genoveses; ahorcan a dos de los responsables; los conflictos pol?ticos (531) * 1919: Pla: El meu pare –fresc, roig,… http://dlvr.it/RxLxjg
  • Sat Apr 10 23:34 Historia de Barcelona, 11/4: #otd * 1278: Privilegio por Pedro el Grande a la ciudad de Barcelona sobre el puente-peaje del Llobregat; construcci?n en madera a partir de 1301; significado para Barcelona y viajeros (0+398) * 1562: Santa Madrona vs la… http://dlvr.it/RxPrGK
  • Sun Apr 11 22:08 Historia de Barcelona, 12/4: #otd * 1402: La universidad de L?rida se muda a Barcelona (17+6) * 1904: Atentado del anarquista Joaqu?n Miguel Artal contra Antonio Maura, presidente del Consejo de Ministros (0+93) * 1918: Pla: El meu pare, que em veu donar… http://dlvr.it/RxSPmp
  • Mon Apr 12 17:03 The offline version at UCL was always brilliant https://twitter.com/the1Stefania/status/1381594281773826057
  • Mon Apr 12 22:08 Historia de Barcelona, 13/4: #otd * 1716: Son quemados por el verdugo los privilegios de la ciudad (25) * 1848: Fiesta de la conversi?n de Mar?a Magdalena (56) * 1919: Pla: Diumenge de Rams * ☼ 06:12-19:30, 13:17 horas; ☾ luna menguante, iluminación… http://dlvr.it/RxX7NS
  • Tue Apr 13 20:33 #DoggerelOfTheDay is a Dutch poem about toad migration by Gerard Eskes: Ik heb niks met de olifant Of de Bengaalse tijger Ik vind de pandabeer maar duf Laat staan een purperreiger. Héél anders is het met de pad! Ik was meteen gewonnen, etc https://hengelo.groenlinks.nl/nieuws/uitreiking-groene-lintje-aan-adri-schols
  • Tue Apr 13 20:35 Coming over the Pennines from Manchester in two separate furniture vans, we both caught our first glimpse of Leeds, nestling in the Aire valley, & thought, Jesus, we're actually moving there
  • Tue Apr 13 20:38 Comment: This was near the first services on the Yorkshire side, where, some years ago, Alan, I and Tony, our guest drummer, stopped after a late gig. Tony looked like a whippet with a Hitler moustache & was clad in thin jeans, a white shirt, & a pimp leather jacket
  • Tue Apr 13 20:40 Comment: It was snowing heavily, & Tony had been incredibly annoying all evening. Mobile phones were still uncommon, & virtually everything had already closed. In the toilets Alan said to me, "Trev, we're going." "But Tony?" "Let him die." His grave is probably unmarked.
  • Tue Apr 13 20:53 Lots of new names, so mnemonics. Mary lives to the right of Christine - confusing to students of C19th Spanish liberal elite politics. Stuart is married to Norma, skipping several English dynasties. Yasir & Hamza span the block (& modern Arab terrorism, says Didar the omniscient)
  • Tue Apr 13 22:11 Historia de Barcelona, 14/4: #otd * 1481: En Calatayud Fernando II designa a Isabel de Castilla como corregente, gobernadora y administradora en los reinos de la Corona de Arag?n (0+51) * 1716: Establecimiento de la real Audiencia (15) * 1848: Fiesta de… http://dlvr.it/Rxc5y2
  • Wed Apr 14 18:39 Comment: @petersymon I'll need to pluck up courage. Today a bunch of ar$eholed lads outside the Taps: - Hey, baldie, want a beer?! - Want a haircut, hippies?
  • Wed Apr 14 19:34 So is this Yorkshire humour?
  • Wed Apr 14 22:16 Historia de Barcelona, 15/4: #otd * 1134: San Olegario y la entrada de los Templarios en la Corona de Arag?n (339) * 1493: Una visi?n rom?ntica de la recepci?n de Col?n por los Reyes Cat?licos (775) * 1507: Empezada la capilla de san Sebasti?n por voto… http://dlvr.it/Rxh61J
  • Thu Apr 15 08:57 Comment: I read all the lit but can't remember whether María Cristina de Borbón was bad or whether she had no good options. With Yasser Arafat & Abu Hamza it's not so complicated. Anyway, now they all pop out like cuckoos in a clock: "How ARE you today?!"
  • Thu Apr 15 19:37 The Establishment https://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=50821&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=semantic-drift#comment-1584277
  • Thu Apr 15 22:25 Historia de Barcelona, 16/4: #otd * 1549: Carlos I de Espa?a jura los fueros (14) * 1843: Apertura del Teatro Nuevo (7) * 1848: Domingo de Ramos (324/i) * 1918: Pla: De vegades em passejo pels carrers amb l’exclusiu objecte de mirar la cara dels homes i… http://dlvr.it/Rxm7mG
  • Fri Apr 16 19:11 I don't think I'd heard of Georgism https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/your-book-review-progress-and-poverty
  • Fri Apr 16 19:18 What happens when you tick "access to online services" on your NHS GP registration form. How about building one service that works?
  • Fri Apr 16 19:23 Comment: Ah, the NHS did build one service that may or may not work, NHS App, but NHS GP surgeries don't tell you about it
  • Fri Apr 16 19:49 #DoggerelOfTheDay is from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake & fire: "If, as they say, God spanked the town For being over frisky, Why did He burn the churches down And save Hotaling's whiskey?" https://twitter.com/miquelroig/status/1383144573745106945
  • Fri Apr 16 22:27 Historia de Barcelona, 17/4: #otd * 1456: El d?a de San Jorge es declarado fiesta oficial (55+25) * 1919: Pla: Trobo Hermós, mudat com un senyor * ☼ 06:06-19:35, 13:28 horas; ☾ luna menguante, iluminación 49,38%, antigüedad 22 días * ✞ Acacio de… http://dlvr.it/Rxqvhb
  • Sat Apr 17 12:57 Comment: @petersymon I've been going round for ages saying, "It's all about land innit," but I take it you're further
  • Sat Apr 17 16:33 Comment: @petersymon So which other of your friends can you introduce me to?
  • Sat Apr 17 22:33 Historia de Barcelona, 18/4: #otd * 1807: Frutos, g?neros y efectos admitidos libres de aranceles aduaneros a la ciudad (132+383) * 1809: Un polic?a en cada casa de juego (204) * 1937: Batalla de Torre Bar? (105) * 1938: Llegan 10 aviones de Stalin (80)… http://dlvr.it/RxtmgW
  • Sun Apr 18 13:27 RT @C20Society: From Rackhams in Birmingham to Debenhams in Taunton, we’re battling to protect a swathe of C20 department stores from damag…
  • Sun Apr 18 13:32 Vocab count at 24 months is a good predictor of GCSE results, so one's been teaching her Dr Johnson's dictionary, but now they're going to abolish GCSEs, so what's the point?! Jeez
  • Sun Apr 18 13:38 How could someone do this to an arch? St Matt's at Chapel Allerton
  • Sun Apr 18 17:32 Hairy Maclary From Donaldson's Dairy is clearly derived from our #DoggerelOfTheDay: Philip and Mary went down to the dairy, Philip got out his hairy canary, Mary said, "Wow, what a wopper, Let's get down & do it right proper."
  • Sun Apr 18 17:33 Comment: Sorry, whopper. Wopper is racist.
  • Sun Apr 18 22:37 Historia de Barcelona, 19/4: #otd * 1848: Mi?rcoles Santo, 1848 (1393) * 1919: Pla: Dissabte Sant * ☼ 06:03-19:37, 13:33 horas; ☾ luna menguante, iluminación 49,38%, antigüedad 22 días * ✞ Elfego, León IX * Tiempo: 00-06: despejado, 12⁰C; 06-12:… http://dlvr.it/RxxXyZ
  • Mon Apr 19 16:19 Comment: @charlottelevene How's the monster's literary career coming on?!
  • Mon Apr 19 18:43 Peachy Keens Live BBQ on Millennium Square, Leeds, is closing. Apparently this is not about animal welfare but merely reflects the difficulty of getting a live cow through the front door.
  • Mon Apr 19 19:05 The C17th Sir John Savile's owls - prudence & vigilance - are everywhere in Leeds, but the pigeons are very large & numerous, & their poo is a sight to behold


  • Mon Apr 19 19:07 Marks in Time @Transblawg
  • Mon Apr 19 19:11 More powerful airco should be installed at Leeds University's Stoner building
  • Mon Apr 19 20:53 Welte was the manufacturer, but why this organ is called Wotan I do not know - didn't do Wagner afaik
  • Mon Apr 19 22:37 Historia de Barcelona, 20/4: #otd * 1439: Una oveja es indebidamente embargada bajo concepto de derecho de lezda (359) * 1632: Borrasca en el mar y p?rdida de bajeles (875) * 1848: Jueves Santo, 1848 (838) * 1897: Pi y Margall: el Real Decreto que… http://dlvr.it/Ry1KJj
  • Tue Apr 20 10:39 RT @LiamSpender: 1/7 A Tale of Two Scandals. Today the government has announced it will change the law to refund investors who lost money i…
  • Tue Apr 20 13:40 #DoggerelOfTheDay by Dorothy Parker: "I'd rather flunk my Wassermann test Than read a poem by Edgar Guest" A sample: "Only a dad with a tired face, Coming home from the daily race, Bringing little of gold or fame, To show how well he has played the game," Oops, ran out of space
  • Tue Apr 20 13:49 Diego Maradona lives forever in Italian post-it notes at the James Baillie Park student residence in Headingley
  • Tue Apr 20 13:54 Although there is apparently a translation centre just round the corner, the boulangerie/pâtisserie van on the Leeds University main drag doesn't appear to sell either bread or buns, but it sounds good - rather like 'bun' for 'pastry'
  • Tue Apr 20 14:00 Met a little man with huge bushy moustache who feeds the foxes in the nuns' alley off N G Road. "They sit in a row & I throw Sainsbury's chicken drumsticks for them to catch. It's very important not to cook them first, or the bones get brittle & snap in their mouths."
  • Tue Apr 20 14:06 Comment: Also a senior military wife, en route from the Highlands to the Marches & hoping for less troubled politics. "At parties I say, I've got to go, the brigadier awaits." Brigadier is her dog. "Here I've got swollen feet from the heat, while up there it was 9 months of thermals."
  • Tue Apr 20 21:26 Joined Leeds Libraries, logged in, & this was the first page
  • Tue Apr 20 21:29 Work-related Zoom including a few ultra-orthodox Jewish women, one of whom didn't realise that she had turned on her video, & that everyone was admiring her adjusting her humungous wig, pouting, & lasciviously licking her lips in the screen reflection
  • Tue Apr 20 22:42 Historia de Barcelona, 21/4: #otd * 1486: Desde Castilla, Fernando II dicta sentencia arbitral acabando con algunos de los peores abusos de la oligarqu?a catalana y abriendo camino a la emancipaci?n de los siervos (698+77) * 1555: Noticia de la muerte de… http://dlvr.it/Ry5Jfk
  • Wed Apr 21 08:50 A very strange state within a state https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/no-really-why-are-so-many-christians
  • Wed Apr 21 08:57 In the early years learning journal market @Tapestry_FSF is way better than @capture_ed , which has got into some kind of GDPR psychosis & tries to make it very difficult to download your kid's photos
  • Wed Apr 21 18:59 Umbrella man James Smith & his cat https://twitter.com/yarnsniffer/status/1384758241050173441
  • Wed Apr 21 19:03 Toddler in tears because of leaving the ponies at the allotments, so the fool is making other barnyard noises to distract. Up runs a little girl: "Look at my new silver shoes! Was that you? I thought it was a real cow. My daddy has left my mummy, so will you marry her?"
  • Wed Apr 21 20:20 Music's not what it was I dishonestly point to long periods spent abroad as an excuse for my ignorance https://diamondgeezer.blogspot.com/2021/04/musics-not-what-it-was.html
  • Wed Apr 21 22:47 Historia de Barcelona, 22/4: #otd * 1919: Pla: Retorn a Barcelona * ☼ 05:59-19:40, 13:41 horas; ☾ luna menguante, iluminación 49,38%, antigüedad 22 días * ✞ María Virgen, Madre de la Compañía de Jesús, Acépsimas, Agapito, Cayo papa, Epipodio, Leónidas… http://dlvr.it/Ry9L3Q
  • Thu Apr 22 18:52 RT @izakaminska: I'm coming to the conclusion that the financial system as it stands can only evolve in two directions: 1) into a myth-base…
  • Thu Apr 22 19:37 Sometimes the Times realises my personal fantasies
  • Thu Apr 22 22:16 Balzac in Lily of the Valley explains through the mouth of Arabella why sensible women prefer Yorkshire: "I was born in Lancashire, a country where women die for love."
  • Fri Apr 23 09:05 Comment: @heritagepilgrim @DrFrancisYoung Hence the outrage of the Antiquarian Society in Ivor the Engine when the dragons assault the bronze of St George slaying an ancestor
  • Fri Apr 23 09:08 I understand that officialdom is not interested in my proposal to relocate the (BLM-vandalised) statue of Queen Victoria from Leeds's Hyde Park to the adjacent Victorian Woodhouse cemetery, now called St. George's Field, & call the resulting artwork George and the Dragon
  • Fri Apr 23 09:10 Comment: Receiving texts & calls from David Cameron telling me I'm due a refund from HMRC
  • Fri Apr 23 12:57 Test of whether leftie SNP politicos care about foreign workers https://twitter.com/AntoniaBonello/status/1385507418021535747
  • Fri Apr 23 19:38 Comment: @AndrewHammel1 You haven't heard my version for barrel organ. The cliché was always that Bruckner orchestrated like an organist, so...
  • Fri Apr 23 22:53 Historia de Barcelona, 24/4: #otd * 1829: Ábrese la Real Fábrica de Cigarros (48+529) * 1848: Lunes de Pascua, 1848 (849) * 1918: Pla: Quan en una casa hi ha un boig explícit, gairebé tots els qui formen part de la família ho són una mica * 1919: Pla:… http://dlvr.it/RyKD1f
  • Sat Apr 24 05:25 Mistranslation - technique employed by Anglo intellectuals to sell you cat dressed as hare. Eg Robert Macfarlane, The Old Ways. If you wanted translations 2 & 3, you use Denkwege, cf Marie Luise Knott's book on Hannah Arendt. Denkbewegungen take you down Denkwege, wuzzock
  • Sat Apr 24 05:28 There was this fear that, compared to Hackney, Leeds would not have enough wayside characters, but now I know the egg man, emperor of a vast poultry empire, lord of nocturnal ditch fishing, electrician
  • Sat Apr 24 05:31 Comment: Most of the ducks come from a care home, which couldn't cope during the pandemic. The rabbits are long gone, in large numbers. Pigs were too mucky. His cockerels are kept inside till 9, but Danny's down the way starts at dawn, and that sets them off.
  • Sat Apr 24 06:13 Envegetablement is a good neologism. I'm surprised psyclist isn't used more.
  • Sat Apr 24 13:02 S & N's inability to shut up about where to get cut-price shoes in Headingley is our only evidence so far for a Scottish lady's observation, that Yorkies are like Scots with the generosity squeezed out
  • Sat Apr 24 20:19 Lovely thing by John Elwyn. A house overflowing with colour https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/24592/lot/135/
  • Sat Apr 24 22:56 Historia de Barcelona, 25/4: #otd * 1333: Hambre grandísima y subida de precios, peste (101+5) * 1533: Carlos I ofrece pagar las tarifas aduaneras sobre su ropa (47) * 1706: Cae Montjuic a los borbónicos, muriendo su ingeniero en jefe (40+162) * 1970:… http://dlvr.it/RyN7v7
  • Sun Apr 25 05:08 Unusual AZ deaths: a Greek politico smothered by hats showered on him by vaxed citizens at a theatre; a Persian judge, flayed alive by his vaxed ruler, his skin used to cover the bench inherited by his son; a Greek playwright, brained by a tortoise dropped by a vaxed eagle
  • Sun Apr 25 13:56 All the West Yorks mayoral candidates look like crooks, feels like home already
  • Sun Apr 25 17:12 Comment: @Mr_D_W_R So is the anatomy female or male?
  • Sun Apr 25 19:12 Comment: @LNS_MissJ @Mr_D_W_R That'll be the London Naughty-cal School, then
  • Sun Apr 25 19:19 Just read John Buchan's 39 Steps for the 1st time & think I have the source for a George MacDonald Fraser once-a-novel (parody) trope. Grabs are Buchan, Flashman on the March, Flashman at the Charge, but can dig out a dozen more if required


  • Sun Apr 25 19:24 Comment: But Buchan wastes his trick ca. a 1/3rd of the way in, while GMF uses his memorably at the climax - basically a far better novelist. Still can't really believe that Buchan wasn't having a massive giggle at the dime genre
  • Sun Apr 25 22:59 Historia de Barcelona, 26/4: #otd * 0911: Muere el conde Wifredo II de Barcelona (15) * 1556: Justas en el Born (4/i) * 1814: Alegria y peleas al firmarse la retirada francesa (217) * 1918: Pla: A certes hores del dia, a l’hora baixa, per exemple, el… http://dlvr.it/RyQt4T
  • Mon Apr 26 10:10 Amazon metadata
  • Mon Apr 26 10:40 Hackney views


  • Mon Apr 26 18:51 Toddler hates potatoes & eggs, but falls for the Spanish omelette (also favourite of the Spanish dubber of the giraffe in Madagascar II). Next up in Iberian cuisine: garlic & chilli prawns
  • Mon Apr 26 23:03 Historia de Barcelona, 27/4: #otd * 1460: Bacanal en el Consejo de Ciento (31) * 1706: Las tropas aliadas entran en la ciudad, supuestamente desembarcando en barcas de pescadores (533/i) * 1919: Pla: La primavera, tan aèria, té, sobre el cos, un pes… http://dlvr.it/RyVdX6
  • Tue Apr 27 04:20 Cat & mouse https://www.instagram.com/p/CNIGjhWsWUZ/
  • Tue Apr 27 18:45 #DoggerelOfTheDay Lock down, lock down New variants are near Lock down, lock down You'll always live in fear https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/verses-written-on-the-occasion-of
  • Tue Apr 27 18:51 The toddler's new nocturnal commotions & fear of strangers correlate with moving house but also with the loss of tea-time Bagpuss & Ivor - benign, socialising screen-time. (I reckon the science on the subject often says more about the researchers than their victims.)
  • Tue Apr 27 23:06 Historia de Barcelona, 28/4: #otd * 1770: Traslado del archivo de la corona de Aragón del palacio real al archivo de la Audiencia (17) * 1848: Fiesta de san Prudencio (27) * 1901: Hasta 8 de mayo, graves disturbios promovidos por los catalanistas (0) *… http://dlvr.it/RyZQnD
  • Wed Apr 28 05:28 The Duke of Wellington, knee-deep in French blood (patriotic vandals, surely), in Hyde Park/Woodhouse Moor, Leeds. I pass him & Sir Robert Peel, two great reforming Tories, 3 times a week but still haven't visited Henry Rowland Marsden, Victorian inventor & mayor, to the north
  • Wed Apr 28 08:09 Hackney says that "Inside every woman is a powerful orisha," but "Belisha (beacon)" is generally truer

  • Wed Apr 28 08:19 German interface (NUMMER DURCH SUCHEN 🔔 RUFEN) on the door entry intercom at Archer House, Berger Road, Homerton. It's actually in English, French, German & Italian, recalling multilingual signage in N European trains a long time ago - French, German, Italian, Russian, if think
  • Wed Apr 28 08:22 Comment: Catmouse outside the toyshop at the bottom of Well Street, Hackney
  • Wed Apr 28 08:33 "Joel Jumble, a tale for fathers," of which only Chap. 1 survives, was to be a late Gothic/early ghost tale of Yorkshire, starting between Woodhouse & Leeds. From the singleton volume of the National Magazine and Republican Review, pub. 1839 Washington DC https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=UegcAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA338
  • Wed Apr 28 08:52 Finch singing competitions in the USA & the smugglers https://nypost.com/2021/04/27/man-busted-at-jfk-airport-with-35-live-finches-stuffed-inside-hair-curlers/
  • Wed Apr 28 09:49 RT @MarkValencia: Two words that have made me love Twitter this week... #Cronyvirus and #CarrieAntoinette Carry on.
  • Wed Apr 28 23:10 Historia de Barcelona, 29/4: #otd * 1462: Es sacada la bandera municipal en los ventanales de la casa de la ciudad durante la guerra civil (49) * 1842: Romería a la ermita de san Pedro Mártir, 1842 (48) * 1848: Romería a la ermita de san Pedro Mártir,… http://dlvr.it/RyfQ6S
  • Thu Apr 29 03:07 Not exactly a secret after passage of the Fire Safety Bill & this & everything that we're governed by the mafia, but where are the funerals? Dom, look under your car https://twitter.com/PickardJE/status/1386212039476056065
  • Thu Apr 29 03:46 But surely the biomass of dogs in England is already greater than that of cattle, & it is time to start eating those (& their owners) who die natural deaths https://twitter.com/SteveStuWill/status/1387179017275465728
  • Thu Apr 29 04:32 First impression: if you want to use public transport in West Yorkshire, fill your wallet with cards, hunt for corner shops that will charge them, & spend a couple of years figuring out tariffs available & appropriate for each journey. The Residential MetroCard is quite mad
  • Thu Apr 29 04:34 Comment: I'm sure the planners mean well, but you can see why people block the pavements with the various bins they're required to keep & Uber everywhere
  • Thu Apr 29 04:54 Looks like thermal inversion in the Plana de Vic in Osona https://twitter.com/yorkshire_dales/status/1387628979209768961
  • Thu Apr 29 16:12 RT @SocialHistoryOx: In 1641, the poet John Taylor engaged in a literary spat with the preacher Henry Walker. Keeping things classy, Tayl…
  • Thu Apr 29 16:23 RT @LKPleasehold: We failed to stop the Fire Safety Bill. So, what happens next? This superb article by @LiamSpender offers some thoughts @…
  • Thu Apr 29 18:31 Leeds has been badly hit by the housing crisis
  • Thu Apr 29 23:42 Historia de Barcelona, 30/4: #otd * 1529: Entrada solemne de Carlos I de España para celebrar cortes (12) * 1599: El sobrino nieto de Andrea Doria dispara contra la ciudad por no recibirle como persona real (98) * 1848: Fundación de la Asociacion… http://dlvr.it/RykRlr
  • Fri Apr 30 20:06 When you ask someone whether the Pope is Catholic & they reply in the affirmative
  • Fri Apr 30 23:52 Historia de Barcelona, 1/5: #otd * ~1115: Masacre de Almorávides cerca de Castelldefels (246+247) * 1493: Carta de Pedro Mártir sobre Colón (74) * 1535: Carlos I come en la calle Ancha par ver entrar las galeras de Andrea Doria antes de la expedición a… http://dlvr.it/RypHNc

Bizarrely, Twitter data downloads don't include others' comments on your tweets, or tweets on which you comment, e.g.:

/ I say something
// Someone replies
/// I reply to them
... and so it's impossible to show tweet trees involving third parties correctly.

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