- Apr 14, 2019
What we are being subjected to now pales into insignificance compared to that time, which was like a never-ending brainwashing nightmare - didn't have many alternatives viewing or listening choices either.It never has been, really, just it's harder to see peoples' responses of the past, as the surviving records are driven by the elite.
Mass Observation is a wonderful archive btw. A bit younger than your examples, but Diana was more complex response than you'd maybe think seeing the portrayal at the time.
Are they expecting everyone to attend his bloody funeral, then? Why have his funeral on a bloody Saturday at 3pm? Jeez! It gets more and more crazy!"As a mark of respect, EFL matches scheduled for 3pm on Saturday 17 April will be moved to avoid a clash with the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh"; Premier League also liaising with the Palace, Government and relevant authorities about next weekend's fixtureswww.skysports.com
Spike Milligan has the words on his grave written in Gaelic: " See I Told You I Was ILL. " That's the way to go !
I think Saturday has always been the day of the week chosen for such funerals to take place. For obvious reasons.
Sorry your mum is no longer around. Was it okay to laugh at that last bit?Strangely enough, Saturdays are also the most common weekday upon which to die.
Additionally, more people die on their birthday than on any other day. My Mum was one. When she arrived in hospital for the last time, the nurse, knowing that it was her birthday the following Wednesday, asked my mother what she wanted for her birthday. "To die", was the response, which she did, that following Wednesday.
I worked with a guy who lived in a town near the Scottish Borders. He asked have I been there. I said yes I went to visit my mum. He said did you like it - I said not really she died on holiday there and I had to arrange To bring her homeSorry your mum is no longer around. Was it okay to laugh at that last bit?
Yes it was fine! Especially given that I just knew what my Mum was going to say when the nurse asked, and so had my wincing smile prepared (she said it in a real deadpan way as if to say "Well, what do you think?" )Sorry your mum is no longer around. Was it okay to laugh at that last bit?
Williams destruction of the grammar system while at the same time ensuring she moved boundaries to make sure her daughter attended one is the sort of thing Mr Cummings would have been proud of - one rule for the masses and another for meNah, it was already bust. She tried to improve it by streaming post entry, as was required, but it was applied throughout the sector in ad hoc fashion and never universal.
I believe it varied from school to school. Certainly, the crap school by my brother and I attended (he joined in 66 and I in 70) did not stream on entry. Rather you got streamed in the fourth year onwards only, according to whether you were taking CSEs and GSCEs. It was a great system for leveling down, and Shirley looked to change that - instead, all schools were to be based on grammar schools.I never realised streaming was not a thing through the sixties and seventies ?