It doesn't follow, of course, but fascinating that many people think it does.
September 24th; Tuesday. Retired PM Blair's post-1999 euro-style Supreme Court justices in Somerset House ruled today at 10.30am. They found unanimously, all eleven of them, that PM Johnson acted illegally by proroguing Parliament for five days (they cited it as five weeks, conflating recess and prorogation). The fact that retired PM John Major prorogued for a longer period with far less justification in 1997 made it quite strange that he stuck his neck out in recent months so publicly as to even address the court in this case, demanding this prorogation be declared wrong. Until now - it can only be that Mr Major knew in advance, or was instructed in advance, how this script must be performed. That's why he was so unworried.
September 23rd; Monday. Comparing the Russian girl DJ's "radio" show, some years back: #262, versus more recently:
#547. Studio slicker now.
September 22nd; Sunday. More claims (this spring) that humans have a weak magnetic sense.
September 21st; Saturday. Also by Zero 7: Distractions. Were 'horse' & 'divorce' ever rhymed before?
September 20th; Friday. Several songs from studio duo Zero 7. Seem to be a 1990s English version of Air.
When It Falls /
Look Up /
In The Waiting Line /
Out Of Town.
September 19th; Thursday. Ay shows me a tune whose combination of cover photo and Latino wistfulness immediately suggests High Postwar Spy Movie Theme. His slight squint in the photo really adds the final touch.
September 18th; Wednesday. Background to European democracy's bad role model.
September 17th; Tuesday. Swedish researcher says that global warming is so serious we should consider eating human flesh.
September 16th; Monday. Yes! Captain Euro is still aiming pro-tariff-bloc propaganda at children. Or are these for adults?
September 15th; Sunday. It seems one of Iran's proxies has disabled roughly half of Saudi oil production with some drone strikes.
Saturday. Andras sends me a tune whose name appeals to him, not realising what memories it sets off. It used to be the theme tune to a late-night BBC film-review show (familiar bit starts at 45 seconds). I had no idea about the song itself, especially that it had such a bittersweet title as 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'.
Friday. One of Facebook's founders criticises social media.
Thursday. President Honey Monster (El Trumpo) seems to be winning in the trade-rules poker game against China.
Wednesday. Book on Senator McCarthy looks worth a glance.
Tuesday. Pick up Michael at airport back from Greek island.
Monday. Spiegel article calls Germany 20th-century's worst debtor.
Sunday. Article about Theresa May's dangerous surrender document.
Saturday. Commons Speaker Bercow told to go home at long last.
Friday. Help Michael A.'s friend Art Dealer Tony carry a man-sized wooden pelican a few blocks through the town centre.
Thursday. Another of my pieces up on Salisbury Review: original title 'Phasing in Cash' all about the gorgeous sunlit uplands of our cashless future.
Wednesday. Interesting documentary about an American archeologist/scholar of Islam who thinks that the city Mohammad is claimed to have referred to as Mecca was in fact Petra in today's Jordan. He argues that mosques never pointed to Jerusalem (as is generally claimed), and that Islam rewrote its own history to hide the reality that it was originally a religion based in the ancient city of Petra. Today's Mecca appears to be a kind of late-8th-century or early-9th-century Milton Keynes, built on fresh ground.
Tuesday. Warm and sunny again - hooray! Constitutional excitement in Britain. Some distressed MPs with scared (or angry)
vote for a law to stop Britain leaving the EU on October 31st with no deal, although no-deal was set out in the other law they passed. This is an odd thing to do behind the back of a negotiating executive: it seems to be a demand the government submit themselves utterly to the wise, benevolent rule of their Brussels masters. Hard not to wonder if the euro-weasels have kompromat on some of these people.
Monday. And as if by magic, it gets cool & rainy. I can remember from school how sometimes there was something like a definitive end to the summer round about September 3rd or 4th. Weirdly often, literally the first day back at school or college seemed to switch the weather from summer to autumn.
Sunday. Another wild-eyed psychedelic band in their "garage": 13th Floor Elevators and
Thru the Rhythm /
You're Gonna Miss Me.
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