Monthly Archives: April 2011

Separate but equal

The DLR went to one of the Secret Cinemas last night: large-scale events that take over disused London sites, and create live versions of films, which they subsequently screen (on video projection). This one had French soldiers processing tickets — … Continue reading

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More nautical misunderstanding

To say ‘it floats my boat’ suggests only that something does the minimum. Of course a boat should float, otherwise it’s not a boat, it’s a wreck. The answer to ‘does this float your boat?’ should be: ‘No, it revs … Continue reading

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Reformendum

This is it, team. This is the big one. The vote we’ve all been waiting for. Should the UK move from a first-past-the-post (FPTP) system to an alternative vote (AV) system? Wake up there at the back! This is important! … Continue reading

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As old as you feel

If you live in Dalston, and are reading this blog, when was the last time you were in a pub with someone A) Over 35 B) Under 25? We are wondering if Dalston might need to branch out. Specifically, the … Continue reading

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Dominant subs

Sub-editing is a delicate art. Tasked with ensuring the readability and correctness of an article, the sub is essentially a filter for the text that passes through the publication house to the reader. Headline writing is a key aspect of … Continue reading

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Word of the rings

Building on the popularity of Palining — a word meaning ‘seeing one country while being in another’, and coined after Sarah Palin’s disastrous TV interview with Katie Couric, in which Palin alleged knowledge of Russian affairs because she could see … Continue reading

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Jesus wept

Sex and religion are not easy bedfellows. Think of Catholic paedophilic priests, for instance, or Sodom and Gomorrah. Or even that godawful album by Steve Vai. So, imagine the DLR’s pleasant surprise when a reader sent us this link, providing … Continue reading

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