Monthly Archives: September 2011

Wrong direction

The DLR has been taken away and enclosed in a room full of men wearing white. But fear not, we have not (yet) been sectioned. The men in white are in fact naval officers (we’re in the Middle East, hence … Continue reading

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Comings & goings

The DLR thought it might take a trip down south to E2 to see what all the art kids were doing in Bethnal Green. It’s good we did because all the galleries are trading places and we wound up so … Continue reading

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The distant future, the year 2000

Futurists often get things wrong. Remember the chap who earlier this year claimed Judgement Day would start at 6 o’clock on 21 May? Or the Flight of the Conchords, source of the title of this post, predicting our robotic futures? … Continue reading

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Westfields is neither west, nor fields: discuss

The largely one-way entertainment exchange between the UK and its slightly larger neighbour to the left has given rise to a common misapprehension that all US culture is automatically blown eastward, sucked up in some entertaino-vacuum and immediately spirited to … Continue reading

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Weak-enders

Famous weak-enders (two): – the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men, whose ending monologue Tommy Lee Jones delivers in the international language of mumble – Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (not with a bang but a whimper [right around minute … Continue reading

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Sic ’em

Like a Storm Shadow cruise missile raining down on the Bab al-Azizya, the [sic] is a deadly weapon and one best wielded with precision. The DLR, even with its handy anonymity, has never dared to [sic] anyone, and hopes it … Continue reading

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Rebels with a pause

The DLR pattered along the corridors of power yesterday, giddy as a foal, to talk to some people about Libya. We can’t tell you what was said – not because it’s terribly secret, but only because it’s terribly boring in … Continue reading

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