Tweets for January 2022

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  • Sun Jan 02 00:00 Historia de Barcelona, 2/1: #otd * 1602: Los Conselleres quieren ser marqueses de Flix (19) * 1808: Establécese la Escuela de Mecánica (11) * 1848: Ser abogado está de moda (236+9) * 1919: Pla: Fa fred * 1929: Se constituye la empresa…
  • Mon Jan 03 00:08 Historia de Barcelona, 3/1: #otd * 1844: Empieza construcción del Museo de Antigüedades de Barcelona (16/i) * 1848: Las rifas semanales (430) * 1904: Primer número de la revista infantil En Patufet (186/i) * 1919: Pla: Calella, hivern * ☼…
  • Mon Jan 03 09:31 Having your cake & eating it: beneficiaries of this government's Covid corruption acknowledging privately that it is also a bad government
  • Mon Jan 03 09:50 Comment: @WensleydaleRail Happy New Year, & greatly anticipating your new timetables!
  • Mon Jan 03 21:54 Bird organ
  • Mon Jan 03 21:59 The only way I could get through The Power of the Dog was to take it as a parody Western & imagine that some scraggy mongrel was playing the piano
  • Tue Jan 04 00:18 Historia de Barcelona, 4/1: #otd * 1454: Revaluación oficial del cruzado y del florín aragonés (26+15) * 1458: Juan II huye de la peste (29) * 1698: Tras el Tratado de Ryswich, las tropas españolas reemplazan a las francesas entre alegría popular…
  • Tue Jan 04 07:29 The notion that the street organ business arrived in Mexico in 1884 with two immigrants
  • Tue Jan 04 07:34 Those in govt etc who say that Net Zero will not drive millions into appalling poverty "because govt has created market conditions for entrepreneurs to create tech solutions" are surely guilty of the same wishful thinking as Elizabeth Holmes, but who will convict them?
  • Tue Jan 04 12:45 Comment: @tombcn I had that the other night with Jane Campion's latest, but then the fans replying, "It's not just the message, it's a technically good film," & head explosion
  • Tue Jan 04 19:38 If the toddler decides to give another impromptu 6AM tech presentation on the workings of steam engines (no mistakes) she's going on pay per view & good luck to her
  • Tue Jan 04 20:45 "Never think about flat-earthism. Instead think about when AGI will happen, if inflation will stabilize... where there are smart people on both sides. That way you learn to solve hard questions, the only type you ever struggle to solve in the 1st place."
  • Tue Jan 04 20:49 Comment: The Lewis Carroll is great too
  • Tue Jan 04 21:44 Home organ
  • Wed Jan 05 00:23 Historia de Barcelona, 5/1: #otd * 1387: Muere Pedro IV de Aragón en el palacio (20+24) * 1848: Llegada y cabalgata de los Reyes Magos (460/i) * 1919: Pla: Diumenge * 1978: El ejército y els Joglars (118) * ☼ 08:15-17:37, 09:21 horas; ☾ luna…
  • Wed Jan 05 17:54 Is Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions actually about toddler development?
  • Wed Jan 05 19:40 Playing the Robert Herrick / Candlemas gambit in an effort to hang onto the Christmas tree for another few weeks
  • Wed Jan 05 23:00 Gloomy Sunday
  • Wed Jan 05 23:01 Comment: Cf Утомлённое солнце (Weary sun)/To ostatnia niedziela (This is the last Sunday)
  • Thu Jan 06 00:31 Historia de Barcelona, 6/1: #otd * 1569: Lucha de fieras cobardes (22/i) * 1640: Salses se rinde a los españoles (421+27) * 1703: Un terremoto protesta contra la situación política (40+53) * 1823: Ntra. Sra. de Monserrat vs. la fiebre amarilla…
  • Thu Jan 06 06:45 Struggling to articulate (without recourse to history or etymology) why enumerative bibliographic conventions for textual sources don't apply to visual ones
  • Thu Jan 06 06:56 RT @MusicalChaotic: Choose your fighter (DM submission)
  • Thu Jan 06 09:15 The sins of youth Surely before 89, because MD, ballgown & victorious arrangements aren't there
  • Thu Jan 06 09:23 Building a steam locomotive Bottom line: how difficult & expensive engineering projects like this (bridges etc etc) have become - loss of skills/manufacturing, regulatory costs etc etc
  • Thu Jan 06 11:02 Comment: @ibexsalad WWIII question: If Serbia declares war on Australia, where does that leave the European powers?
  • Thu Jan 06 16:16 I believe the toddler this afternoon made her public debut in Baa Baa, Black Sheep in the café at Leeds Art Gallery - standing between my legs on the piano stool facing the waitresses at the bar, my woolly hat preventing me hearing whether she was singing properly
  • Thu Jan 06 16:18 Comment: I'm guessing it's because of a brilliant Russian waitress, who'd been really nice to her
  • Thu Jan 06 16:55 Me eight years ago. Interesting times. It hasn't fallen off yet.
  • Fri Jan 07 00:33 Historia de Barcelona, 7/1: #otd * 1466: El Consejo de Ciento guarda la fiesta de S. Sebastián por causa de las epidemias (48) * 1637: Nevada (0) * 1789: Gran nevada (38) * 1848: Purificación de Ntra. Sra., degeneración del pesebrisme (885) *…
  • Fri Jan 07 12:51 Driver on phone (6 points, min. £200 fine) makes illegal turn (3 points, fine?) at a junction with @LeedsCC_Help CCTV for corroboration. @WestYorksPolice: We do not make CCTV enquiries for this type of incident. @alison_4life
  • Fri Jan 07 12:52 Comment: @FrPeterAnthony @britishlibrary I was dying to take the sprog to see it before we left London, but Covid...
  • Fri Jan 07 12:56 Comment: Kneejerk conclusions: apart an evident lack of systems integration, Leeds Council & West Yorks Police are uninterested in pedestrians and/or keen not to annoy drivers, perhaps because of relatively high car ownership in Leeds
  • Fri Jan 07 20:14 Comment: @ThreatNotation Do these excerpts all belong to the class known as real?
  • Sat Jan 08 00:38 Historia de Barcelona, 8/1: #otd * 1025: Berenguer Ramón I reconoce los derechos locales de Barcelona (16) * 1561: Funerales de Jaime Cassador, obispo de Barcelona (13) * ☼ 08:15-17:40, 09:24 horas; ☾ luna menguante, iluminación 49,38%,…
  • Sun Jan 09 00:43 Historia de Barcelona, 9/1: #otd * 1495: Cese una epidemia de peste (13) * 1875: Regocijos al llegar el nuevo rey, Alfonso XII (337+43/i) * 1919: Pla: Al matí, marxem a Barcelona gairebé tota la família: la meva mare, les meves germanes, el meu…
  • Mon Jan 10 00:48 Historia de Barcelona, 10/1: #otd * 1401: A pesar de oposición municipal a todo lo académico, Martín I funda una facultad de medicina (0+424) * 1848: La matanza del cerdo, entre el 1 y el 20 de enero (1080/i) * 1899: Los soldados regresan…
  • Mon Jan 10 20:40 The scandalous 18th century Town & Country used to publish its rejection slips
  • Mon Jan 10 20:42 Little Smeaton bridge infill
  • Mon Jan 10 21:22 Never too late
  • Mon Jan 10 22:28 Essex: - Mum, you're getting on now, & I've seen this Oprah thing where she says to do whatever you want while you're still here. Tell me anything you've always wanted to do & we'll do it together - Move to Brontë country. - OK! And there they are.
  • Tue Jan 11 01:36 Historia de Barcelona, 11/1: #otd * 1284: El Consejo de Ciento obtiene de Pedro el Grande el Recognoverunt proceres, consolidando su poder (24+17) * 1849: Disolución via real decreto de una empresa metalúrgica fraudulente (634) * 1919: Pla: Ara…
  • Tue Jan 11 12:27 The delusion that a day that begins at some godless hour with "Daddy, make more mince pies today!" will consist of anything but making mince pies. The toddler approves of preparing & marinating the fruit because more opportunities for pillage.
  • Tue Jan 11 12:34 Gove strikes me as integrous (within the realms of the possible) & intelligent, so struggling to understand how he would have filled the cabinet table from the rogues & nitwits around him had he won in 2019
  • Tue Jan 11 13:24 A bank website that allows me to change my sex but not my nationality
  • Wed Jan 12 01:39 Historia de Barcelona, 12/1: #otd * 1554: Consejo de Ciento: ¿qué hacer para Felipe II? (19/i) * ~1872: Llega el general estadounidense Sherman, con muchos ojos puestos en Cuba (31+517) * 1919: Pla: Em donen d’alta a l’Ateneu Barcelonès –soci…
  • Thu Jan 13 01:43 Historia de Barcelona, 13/1: #otd * 1566: Inauguración de la iglesia de los Angeles (19) * 1945: 5 centímetros de nieve (19) * 1991: Los Boixos Nois matan a un francés de las Brigadas Blanquiazules; la vida posterior de un asesino (183+25) * ☼…
  • Thu Jan 13 12:20 Comment: @jennitpk I've gone off grilled bread now it always reminds me of Johnson
  • Thu Jan 13 12:34 I thought that saying "question mark" came from a need amongst high-rising-terminal speakers (e.g. California/Australia) needing to clarify to nons (e.g. UK) when they were actually asking a question
  • Thu Jan 13 22:03 Leeds City Council in the 70s had a stratigraphy strategy. What was the precise genesis of their "motorway city of the seventies" slogan?
  • Thu Jan 13 22:05 Comment: @modernistsocLDS Do you happen to know the precise circumstances of the slogan's genesis?
  • Fri Jan 14 01:50 Historia de Barcelona, 14/1: #otd * 1466: La suerte del mossen Sort: decapitado con 70 años por la malversación de caudales públicos (22+31) * 1640: Vuelve el diputado militar, Francisco de Tamarite, tras la toma de Salses (24) * 1907: …
  • Fri Jan 14 18:10 Comment: @tombcn a) ah, of course! b) who knows any more? c) I just suddenly remembered the Billy Connolly air quotes segment - what a divine man
  • Fri Jan 14 20:38 Toddler up 1/2 night with dodgy tum, tiring 3-hour morning outing, @12: "A lovely lady is coming to see us" (30-month review, due April), cue casual display of tough speech, singing, gymnastics, construction... stuff one wouldn't even attempt drunk
  • Sat Jan 15 01:51 Comment:
  • Sat Jan 15 01:54 Historia de Barcelona, 15/1: #otd * 1258: Jaime I perdona la multa impuesta a la ciudad por la lapidación de Bernat Marquet; la reorganización del barrio de la Ribera (102+340) * 1475: Con la Concordia de Segovia, la Corona de Aragón se une…
  • Sat Jan 15 23:39 Historia de Barcelona, 16/1: #otd * 1716: Decreto de Nueva Planta de Cataluña (1206+1577) * 1848: Antonio, abogado de los asnos (103) * 1892: Ejecutado el infanticidio Isidro Mompart y Prats (1165/i) * 1912: El mar causa destrozos en las…
  • Sat Jan 15 23:42 13-year-olds with a RightMove plan to sort out drifting adults
  • Sun Jan 16 00:04 I believe this to be an old Russian (Soviet) joke
  • Sun Jan 16 20:41 Comment: But all grist to the Drunk Old Duke of Pork's mill - the Katie Price of politics
  • Sun Jan 16 20:48 Quite unprepared for how dull and petty Thomas the Tank Engine is
  • Sun Jan 16 23:46 Historia de Barcelona, 17/1: #otd * 1503: Regocijos públicos por la entrada de Felipe I de Castilla (19) * 1641: Pau Claris declara una república catalana (0+274) * 1833: Instálase el colegio de abogados de Barcelona (0) * 1842: Fiesta de San…
  • Mon Jan 17 11:03 Comment: @ibexsalad Would the EU be in a better place if tennis players from all joining member states had been excluded?
  • Mon Jan 17 21:38 I tend to think of values as nouns
  • Mon Jan 17 22:30 A really good Brahms 3
  • Mon Jan 17 22:41 One's Ulster Presbyterian great great grandad pulls roughly the same face that one does for passport photos
  • Tue Jan 18 01:04 Historia de Barcelona, 18/1: #otd * 1665: Gran nevada (0) * 1764: Fundación de la Conferencia Physycomatemática Experimental (21+360) * 1912: La lluvia causa grandes destrozos en el barrio de Pekín (38) * 1919: Pla: M’agrada –a la tarda– de…
  • Tue Jan 18 13:17 #DryJanuary : temperance & the nation
  • Tue Jan 18 20:13 Comment: @tombcn Complete psycho - happy as long as people are talking about him - all news is good news - ensuring his demise is sensational to optimise fee on Celebrity Big Brother
  • Wed Jan 19 01:10 Historia de Barcelona, 19/1: #otd * 1479: Muere Juan II de Aragón, padre de Fernando II, víctima de una orgía litúrgico-musical en Nochebuena (14+130) * 1492: La carta de Fernando el Católico sobre la toma de Granada inicia diez días de fiestas…
  • Wed Jan 19 08:25 "retail-friendly" in politico-speak = "aimed at pleasing the punter" i.e. B2C & newish, but haven't yet heard "wholesale-friendly", which is how the buggers fill their pockets
  • Wed Jan 19 08:30 phonics as the new tonic solfa
  • Wed Jan 19 15:21 Toddler very chuffed at climbing unaided the slide bit of an 8 foot big kids slide. Now teaching her to chant, "Hubris, nemesis!"
  • Wed Jan 19 20:45 Hushed conversation between a new and an old Babylon employee: - I don't think you've fully understood the holiday allowance. - What do you mean?! - It doesn't include bank holidays etc., which are also doubled up. Shocked silence. - So why are there trade unions?
  • Wed Jan 19 22:31 NHS: not very good, but cheap
  • Thu Jan 20 01:16 Historia de Barcelona, 20/1: #otd * 1401: La taula de canvi, la primera tabla de cambios en Europa (80+48) * 1492: Fiesta con confits en la casa del infante Enrique para celebrar la toma de Granada (33+5) * 1640: Vuelve el conseller en cap tras…
  • Thu Jan 20 08:39 Pointless marching song this morning, replacing The Grand Old Duke of Pork: {The bear went over the mountain}*3 and what d'you think he saw? {The other side of the mountain}*3 so what d'you think he did? {He went back over the mountain}*3 and what d'you think he saw? etc etc.
  • Thu Jan 20 08:41 Comment: A progressive version at : {The bear went over the mountain}*3 to see what he could see. {He saw another mountain}*3 and what do you think he did? {He climbed the other mountain}*3 and what do you think he saw?
  • Thu Jan 20 08:44 Comment: I used to think that pointlessness & confusion in folksong was all down to the meeting of demented nursemaids & semiconscious toddlers (currently hilarious versions of classics: Old McDonald Had A Digger etc), but reasonable to classify these two as military (> business) satire
  • Thu Jan 20 08:47 Comment: Just as good sight-singers are often subsequently forced to learn/feign solfa when they go to college, so children who can already read have to go along with the phonics pharce - one of Gove's big mistakes
  • Thu Jan 20 08:50 Comment: When Mudcat lost its way: e.g. Azizi getting prescriptive
  • Thu Jan 20 09:02 Post the great cuniculicide Babylon once more overrun by rabbits. One has a pot just the right size, but they are very nippy. Getting up to speed probably impossible, getting down to their level in time certainly so. Toddler learning about knives, so probably a mission for her
  • Thu Jan 20 11:51 Comment: @benmckenna @tombcn Disagree: everything's tepid (H&S) and tastes like shite. Wetherspoons on the other hand: good beer, great buildings, & plenty of chubby middle-aged folks to entertain the toddler
  • Fri Jan 21 01:21 Historia de Barcelona, 21/1: #otd * 1362: Peste negra (74) * 1464: Desembarca Pedro de Avis para luchar por parte de la oligarquía contra Juan II (25) * 1937: La Consejería de Abastos anuncia la Oficina del Huevo (262) * ☼ 08:10-17:55, 09:44…
  • Fri Jan 21 05:34 RT @archaeologyart: The floor of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence. Santa Maria del Fiore, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is…
  • Fri Jan 21 05:35 What's the biological point of small children talking endlessly about peers when absent & then ignoring them when present?
  • Fri Jan 21 13:03 Stamp duty (aka variable commission) formula for Google Sheets, to help all the innumerate financial advisors out there: =0%*MAX(A1-0,0) + 2%*MAX(A1-125000,0) + 3%*MAX(A1-250000,0) + 4%*MAX(A1-925000,0) + 3%*MAX(A1-1500000,0) Change to =3% etc etc for 2nd home
  • Fri Jan 21 18:29 Leeds vs Marseille. Car/sprawl is a bit chicken/egg. Also English planners/developers' obsession with retarded neo-traditionalism, into which, as soon as poss, people build sub-modernist cuboid loft extensions so they've got decent windows Via @Transblawg
  • Sat Jan 22 01:31 Historia de Barcelona, 22/1: #otd * 1628: Mucha lluvia y nieve (13) * 1899: Inscripciones felinas para un certamen en els Quatre Gats (269/i) * 1919: Pla: A primera hora del matí, quan vaig a la Universitat, trobo de vegades, senyoretes amb…
  • Sat Jan 22 21:11 Comment: Not only did the Germans bomb our pre-war clusters, they clearly put agents in post-war planning departments to destroy society by urban sprawl & ensure we'd never again present an economic threat
  • Sat Jan 22 21:53 @northernassist Thanks to the driveress at Saltaire today at 14.44 on the Leeds-bound train who gave a big wave & smile to our daughter track-side, who's aged 2 & obsessed by trains. I supposed it's out of the question to ask if she can drive one. Did well on a JCB before Xmas
  • Sun Jan 23 01:37 Historia de Barcelona, 23/1: #otd * 1641: Tras una semana de república catalana y antes de llegar el ejército de Felipe IV, Pau Claris se corrige y proclama Luis XIII Conde de Barcelona, pasando Cataluña a soberania francesa (0+97) * 1775: Se abre…
  • Sun Jan 23 11:38 Comment: @Ravilious1942 @lordbonkers @LeedsArtGallery I'm so fond of Leeds Art Gallery that I with they'd fill their walls with stuff like this - a lot of white space at the moment
  • Sun Jan 23 19:43 Why doesn't e.g. Oxfam manufacture Advent calendars so they are easily reusable?
  • Sun Jan 23 21:57 For the record: when colleague Martin B took the ears off a horse with his glider
  • Mon Jan 24 01:41 Historia de Barcelona, 24/1: #otd * 1336: Muere en Barcelona Alfonso IV de Aragón (13/i) * 1809: Decreto proteccionista a favor de los fabricantes barceloneses (189) * 1848: Víspera de la conversión de San Pablo (23) * 1919: Pla: En passar…
  • Mon Jan 24 08:29 Comment: De Telegraaf - 24 juni 1998 - I thought that, like a good bullfighter, he'd been awarded both ears, but the story says just the right
  • Mon Jan 24 19:55 Johnson is a drinker & liar, & believes that the only think separating his reputation from Churchill's is the lack of a real war, so wouldn't he be a shoe-in for Ukrainian PM?
  • Mon Jan 24 20:51 Periodic efforts to get interested in the Bloomsbury Group are generally defeated by their sheer repulsiveness. Here's Vita Sackville-West
  • Mon Jan 24 21:31 This Schreker is tremendous
  • Mon Jan 24 22:44 New to me: Winifred Renshaw ( says the barrel-/street-organ was called a tingalary in between-wars Doncaster
  • Mon Jan 24 22:51 Comment: Tingalary isn't in the OED, Mary Melwood's Tingalary Bird doesn't include a street organ, where's it from? "Have you seen our Mary Ann? She's off with the Tingalary Man, Tingalary, tingalary, tingalary man * 2."
  • Tue Jan 25 01:54 Historia de Barcelona, 25/1: #otd * 1464: El anti-rey Pedro jura los fueros (15) * 1848: San Pablo y sus gitanos, chuchería y dentistas, niños epilépticos y barbas (448) * 1919: Pla: Ateneu, de quatre a set de la tarda * 1937: Batalla del Huevo…
  • Tue Jan 25 13:42 The notion that Johnson's ratings would be up 5 points if he'd simply remain true to his deepest convictions and move on to a different blonde
  • Wed Jan 26 02:04 Historia de Barcelona, 26/1: #otd * 1460: Juan II de Aragón es obligado a reconocer a su hijo Carlos como gobernador de Cataluña (30) * 1641: La batalla de Montjuic, primera victoria para la Cataluña borbónico-francesa contra las fuerzas de Felipe…
  • Wed Jan 26 18:02 Comment: @thestrayferret I've liked your post, invoice by DM
  • Wed Jan 26 21:15 I wonder whether it would be possible to ban laptops from the café at @HeadingleyHEART : this afternoon the one-coffee-for-the-afternoon wifi pirates were taking up 6 tables, hitting revenues & killing the atmosphere
  • Wed Jan 26 21:17 Comment: On the other hand, the shared workplace upstairs seems pretty underused
  • Wed Jan 26 22:12 Comment: @StewForsyth Saw it fleetingly over Headingley - thought it was a C1, but looks like a C17
  • Wed Jan 26 23:07 Quite surprised by the number of Ukrainians I encountered in Bradford. Kind person who let me into the Ukrainian Autocephalic Church @ the old Wesleyan chapel, Eccleshill before Xmas explained the schism in the Eastern Orthodox churches - worse than British nonconformism
  • Wed Jan 26 23:13 Historia de Barcelona, 27/1: #otd * 1641: Destrozado el ejército habsburgo en la Batalla de Montjuic (1093) * 1899: Nieva (25) * 1939: Dionisio Ridruejo: alivio y alegría al entrar los nacionales (325) * ☼ 08:05-18:02, 09:56 horas; ☾ luna…
  • Thu Jan 27 20:19 Did Marx know Horace?
  • Thu Jan 27 20:19 Beer tastes better chilled outside than in the fridge
  • Thu Jan 27 20:28 I thought the toddler was being random, mashing several songs into 1, but she chuckles knowingly when the same technique is applied to stories, eg the Ninjabread Man being eaten by the duck & mouse in the stomach of Barnett & Klassen's wolf (a superb book)
  • Thu Jan 27 23:51 Historia de Barcelona, 28/1: #otd * 1530: Alianza entre Carlos I y las repúblicas italianas (14) * 1534: Plantan naranjos en el Palacio de la Generalidad (16) * 1627: Gran nevada (10+7) * ~1629: Pasquín contra Barcelona con respuesta contra…
  • Fri Jan 28 19:56 RT @Transblawg: Pub
  • Fri Jan 28 20:25 Google tells me this is 10 years ago in Logroño, which can't all be true, but it's still nice
  • Fri Jan 28 20:31 Comment: The gypsy swagger stick (Bon Pastor, Barcelona) is on the other hand correctly dated (2013)
  • Fri Jan 28 20:35 Recalling Jenkins' Ear, can we call any post-Soviet conflict this spring the War of Johnson's Dick?
  • Fri Jan 28 20:37 The toddler has mastered English as she is spoke: "It's not raining. Yet."
  • Sat Jan 29 00:31 Historia de Barcelona, 29/1: #otd * 1640: Procesión general para dar gracias por la victoria de Salses (33) * 1680: Abre la Casa de Convalecencia en el Hospital de la Santa Cruz (9+308) * 1939: Pla publica su "lección terrible" (544+27) * ☼…
  • Sat Jan 29 22:13 Our 3.1 kg marrow has lost 700 g but still generates enough friction to hold the fire door open
  • Sun Jan 30 00:31 Historia de Barcelona, 30/1: #otd * 1466: El concejo de 32 manda fabricar una imagen del ángel custodio para proteger la ciudad de la peste; la leyenda de la Puerta del Angel (49+844) * 1563: Conducta disoluta del conseller en cap (35+22) * 1784: …
  • Sun Jan 30 11:55 Taking the toddler out in the buggy is just as destructive of her walking skills as taking her out in a car, but not as unpleasant for other bipeds. (Does someone who drives to the newsagent still count as a biped?)
  • Sun Jan 30 11:58 Comment: Memory indistinct, but I think the Dutch gutter press went through this particular psychosis in around 1990
  • Sun Jan 30 13:42 For the Otley Run we have to thank Leeds's notoriously miserable Nonconformists: the eradication of popular feasts in the 17th/18th century has led to drunken mayhem all year round, instead of a few days of pre-Lenten (Catholic) carnival
  • Sun Jan 30 15:32 Nature studies are taking off: "Darling, we're a bit tired, so shall we all sit down and watch the Jungle Book?" "No, I want to watch froggies eating flies on YouTube."
  • Sun Jan 30 20:06 The notion that the Grand Old Duke of Pork has given the greatest exhibition of spin in modern times by convincing the entire population that a civil servant who works for him is prepared to destroy both him and her colleagues
  • Sun Jan 30 20:08 That the toddler can sing the @NHS_Shetland toothbrushing song from memory seems to have convinced her that she no longer actually needs to brush her teeth. Nice metaphor for something or other.
  • Sun Jan 30 20:09 Comment: @jennitpk Youngish, single, well-off?
  • Sun Jan 30 20:34 Comment: @jennitpk Perhaps they were all secretly vaccinated 3 years ago & are trying to kill off us & the waster-in-chief
  • Mon Jan 31 00:34 Historia de Barcelona, 31/1: #otd * 1628: Conmemoración de los 26 cristianos crucificados en Japón en 1597 (670+3/i) * 1785: Empieza construcción del edificio de la aduana (9) * 1809: Prohibido el paso de caballos y carruajes por la Rambla (128) …

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