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2020
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June 30th; Tuesday. Thought-provoking suggestion that British TV classic 'The Prisoner' is in fact the dystopia that best captures our times.
June 29th; Monday. Thanks to Maya, fascinating article about 19th-century Russian literature's interest in The Superfluous Man.

June 28th; Sunday. So the next campaign seems to be one to normalise polyamory, that old obsession of Robert Heinlein back in the 1940s.
June 27th; Saturday. Interesting piece with graphics suggests that "lockdowns" (ie. curfews) made no major difference to COVID-19 fatality figures.

June 26th; Friday. Perkiness from high-energy Confidence Man ("Confident music for confident people"). Boyfriend (Repeat) / Out The Window / C.O.O.L. Party / Fascination / Try Your Luck.
June 26th; Thursday. Poppiness! Gorgeous by Yuksek & Confidence Man.

June 25th; Wednesday. Dean Martin sings along to some Bossa Nova.
June 24th; Tuesday. Our Man in Bucharest discusses current shenanigans in the UK: Black Lives Matter is a Revolution / What is Going On in England?

June 23rd; Monday. Slaughterhouse 1.79. Is COVID-19 returning to Germany?
June 22nd; Sunday. Good article about Adam Smith's views on slavery. Plus some responses from the 'Grievance Studies' hoaxers.

June 21st; Saturday. An Aeon piece tries a theory that consciousness is surprise-avoidance, and can be reduced to inference & updating.

June 20th; Friday. Polo & Pan present almost an hour of soothing, sonorous sounds: the Home Sweet Home mixtape.
June 19th; Thursday. Intriguing interview with Britain's increasingly confused left-wing journalist Nick Cohen.

June 18th; Wednesday. Out of town to Paty to visit hospitable Tim & Erika. Stay up late with Tim discussing writing project. Beirut's own DJ Tala again, this time in some apartment with a DJ chum called Jade.
June 17th; Tuesday. Kind Andras admiringly says he cannot find the right words, but that my taste in music is "trashy in a good way". Jimi Tenor says My Mind Will Travel / Alice Phoebe Lou performs She / Pokey LaFarge sings Fuck Me Up / Bob Moses, and Too Close For Comfort. .

June 16th; Monday. A 2015 interview with Jean Raspail, author of 1972 migration-apocalypse novel 'Camp of the Saints'. Seems he died three days ago.
June 15th; Sunday. Giant owl chicks watch Belgian man's television.

June 14th; Saturday. Tight club set from Beirut's DJ Mortada Tala. Quite a lot of red.
June 13th; Friday. Sober-sounding but extraordinary video allegation that 'The Great Reset' might be how COVID-19 helps the Davos plans of Klaus Schwab et al.

June 12th; Thursday. The forces of chaos & dishonesty begin their assault on the hard sciences. What Allan Bloom warned us against half a century ago.
June 11th; Wednesday. Guido points out that the ever-woke Guardian were on the wrong side during the US Civil War. Will their offices be torn down by the BLM/Antifa party-harders?

June 10th; Tuesday. Fresh Finnish funk from the ever-fertile Jimi Tenor: Frozen Blue / Dawn of the Sky Train / The Flat Roundabout.
June 9th; Monday. Retired spook Dearlove speaks up for theory the COVID-19 virus was indeed tweaked in the Wuhan lab.

June 8th; Sunday. Back at The Register ("Biting the hand that feeds IT") the industry busies on: mortal wombat (vicious furry non-friend attacks Australian women) / Singapore considers compulsory tagging / Singapore again - this time forcing businesses off cash / Australians get small payments with abuse & threats in the transaction description.
June 7th; Saturday. "I fly with my UFO over your city!" Four tunes involving the Subs: Music Is The New Religion / UFO ft. Yves Paquet / Mitsubitchi / Flesh & Bones.

June 6th; Friday. Nifty filmette explains appeal of parallel worlds for physicists.
June 5th; Thursday. Men are sexually attracted to mentally-ill women, if they're already good-looking.

June 4th; Wednesday. "You were right. The reaper's going to come." Some old sounds from Sumoi songster Jimi Tenor: Tesla / Hypnotic Drugstore / Caravan.
June 3rd; Tuesday. Porn star who sells phallus-shaped candles arrested by Spanish police after hosting ritual where a fashion photographer died inhaling toad venom.

June 2nd; Monday. Riots "break out" in several countries because police officers restraining a black man in a US city kneel on his neck and his heart stops. Another black man, a retired police officer of 77, is not long after killed by looters attacking his friend's shop as he tries to defend it.
June 1st; Sunday. Campaigners claiming hydroxochloroquine is dangerous, and not a cheap, well-understood drug highly effective against COVID-19, seem to have cut a few corners. Just because El Trumpo recommended it?


Mark Griffith, site administrator / markgriffith at yahoo.com