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Thursday 7 July 2011

Rewriting history to promote the gay village and Manchester Pride

You may have heard about the notorious raid on a drag ball at a temperance hall in Manchester in 1880? An article in The Guardian (Village People, 7 August 2004) refers to the incident, but it begins with the scene just over one hundred years later.

In 1988 “Canal Street in Manchester city centre was still a red-light district,” writes the author. Going on to describe how police officers patrolled its “dank alleys”.

“This kind of surveillance was nothing new in the area,” she continues. (more…)

Filed under: Gay,General,History,LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 2:10 am
Sunday 29 November 2009

How a vinyl record is made / Mike Read’s record collection sold

This BBC News report shows how a 7 inch vinyl record is made. It’s quite a process and involves a one-hundred-ton weight.

Plus sad scenes as Radio One DJ Mike Read’s £1m record collection is sold following his bankruptcy.

Filed under: General — GS @ 7:17 pm
Tuesday 19 February 2008

Sudden Mother’s Day email barrage

Two days ago it was the fourth anniversary of the death of my mum.

Tonight, four emails within thirty minutes:

Tesco: ‘spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day’

Kodak: ‘remember Mother’s Day’

Asda: ‘treat your Mum this Mother’s day’

Ancestry.co.uk: ‘don’t keep mum about our great family history gifts’

One or two is fine but by the fourth one I began feeling a bit annoyed. Is there some central place sending these out? Mother’s Day isn’t until 2nd March, so it seems a bit of a coincidence these all arriving at the same time. Not a pleasant effect.

Filed under: General,Personal — GS @ 9:19 pm
Friday 16 November 2007

Busy busy

Not much time to do anything on here at the moment due to lots of new work in motion pictures!

I think some of the video files on the site are missing after I changed servers, but don’t have the time to go through and check everything.

Filed under: General — GS @ 10:57 am
Thursday 20 September 2007

Not enough time to pay as required

I keep getting letters that arrive many days after the date of writing stated on the letter. Sometimes the letter asks me to pay by a certain date and to allow a number of days for payment to reach them.


Filed under: General — GS @ 5:58 pm
Tuesday 12 June 2007

Tony Blair appears on Big Brother

A Rory Bremner sketch on YouTube.

Davina: You’ve been in there a long time.

Blair: Ten years, yeah.

Davina: So have you any idea what’s been going on in the outside world?

Filed under: General — GS @ 12:35 am
Monday 11 June 2007

Kentucky Fried Cruelty (video)

Pamela Anderson introduces this shocking video. Some chickens raised for Kentucky Fried Chicken face cruelty from birth to painful death. More info here.

Contains upsetting scenes.

The Sunday Mirror wrote this article about the hideous conditions in Britain.

A growing number of people are boycotting chains such as KFC until they improve animal welfare.

Filed under: General — GS @ 4:43 am
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