Category Archives: Media

😨 about Facebook? You should be, but for the right reasons!

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The Ericle, in both his personal & political personae, is a keen user of social media in general and Facebook in particular. I think it is not unfair to say that I spend at least 30 minutes of every day … Read more...

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Why Trump’s victory isn’t like Brexit

[The Ericle recently posted a piece (see here) on this subject. This week, the leader in The Spectator was exactly on this theme. I am re-publishing it here for my reader, who may not be a subscriber.]Read more...

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An hour well spent.

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The subject of my blog piece today will not be ‘news’ to my younger reader; though, the fact that I’ve become an avid fan of This American Life may be. This American Life is an hour-long radio show, originating out … Read more...

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We are living in ‘Interesting Times’

My Reader kindly commented on my most recent post – Tempus Fugit. Again. (here) – with the famous quote: “Those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it”. You may recall that my post, referring to … Read more...

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And in today’s Times …..

 

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The song ‘Overs’, from Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Waters LP, contains the following lyrics

No good times, no bad times
There’s no times at all
Just the New York Times

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The Interview

(Managed to catch an early viewing of The Interview thanks to the efforts of Kim Jong-Sam.)

 

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Besides being a very silly and a very funny movie, The Interview is very much a film of its time and, as such, … Read more...

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Death of an Advertising Man

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I was very sad to learn of the recent death of David Abbott.

I was very fortunate to work within British advertising during its heyday when in 1979 I joined CDP/Aspect, a subsidiary of Collett Dickinson & Pearce.  As … Read more...

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Auntie.

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The term ‘National Treasure’ is much (over)used these days but in the case of the BBC this term is not a platitude, rather an expression of its unique qualities –  in every sense of the word ‘quality’. The Ericle is … Read more...

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