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Thursday, 8 June 2017



THE GUARDIAN subscriptions department emails me and urges me to make sure my voice is heard. I'll do so but wish my voice was noisier, more like a trumpet (which I used to play), more like Joshua:

Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, Jericho,
Ditto, ditto
And the walls came tumbling down.

A QUESTION I should have put to Theresa May: "When you're asked a question on telly and you either answer another much softer question or utter Tory Central Office boiler-plate, don't your evasions worry you? Do you imagine you've fooled me?"

VR NOTES we need ice cream but we can get it tomorrow. But will we be in the mood to eat ice cream tomorrow?


  1. Ice cream's role need not be limited to a celebratory one. It is commonly consumed as comfort food, in the manner of Quaaludes.

  2. MikeM: For me comfort food can never be sweet, only savoury. A meat pie, a pile of mashed potatoes, chilli, pasta. In extremis, a cake would turn to ashes in my guzzard, ice cream would simply melt.