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The history of History – Part 1 – The Past

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2011/mar/29/history-school-crisis-disconnected-events When Lifeslittleironies was about 4 years old and frequently bored, one would alight on a Victorian glass-fronted oak bookcase. Within those rows of fake Morocco leather straight-grain green tomes would be titles of a historical outlook. “Middle School History” … Continue reading

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Sinking into an abyss of a new Dark Age – A Darker Irony Part Two

Those doltish gun control advocates are crawling out of the woodwork! So some madman cuts down some unknown journo’s (well, I don’t know them) in rural Virginia and all of a sudden it’s “Bye-bye Bereta”,  “Au-Revoir Remmington” and “So Long! Smith and … Continue reading

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“By the lights of perverted science” – A Darker Irony Part One

“Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark” Dante’s Inferno Oh for Spring! The cool fresh air of a clear sunlit morning. Cool yes, yet the warmth of the sun kisses my face. As I squint … Continue reading

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The Watercress file meets Fridgegate

Given the apparent heightened interest in the contents of my fridge and pantry by certain circles within the  Country Club enclave Lifes Little Ironies thought it would provide selected highlights of some of the delicious tuck and vittles on display. Milk, bread butter and cereals … Continue reading

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A Sermon on the Mount – A GOP Interpretation

Life’s Little Ironies was absent-mindedly watching the TV the other night when I heard a preacher extoll to his flock “Blessed are the wealth creators, for they will inherit a tax free earth” The congregation purred their approval. I looked … Continue reading

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The Travails of Irony

The quandary with writing irony is a little like giving to charity. When you channel squillions to deserving causes anonymously you will do an awful lot of good for mankind but no one will share your evident satisfaction in the … Continue reading

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The Paddle and the Greasy Pole

Life’s Little Ironies thought that a little bit of light entertainment was in order to help digest the sticky-toffee pudding of political discourse we have been having recently. So here are two clips from Yes, Minister and The Thick of … Continue reading

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Cameron Gaffe Watch

Life’s Little Ironies is getting a sense that David Cameron is more gaffe-prone than his recent predecessors. Going back in history, Margaret Thatcher was always so well prepared and on top of the facts that a ‘mis-statement’, rarely if ever stumbled from her lips. I do … Continue reading

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US Government Shutdown. Why it does not add up!

Life’s Little Ironies has been thinking that with another looming US Government Shutdown it is worth asking why the UK does not have the threat of Government Shutdown’s when its finances are arguably worse that the US? Firstly, the threat … Continue reading

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