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One line thoughts of the day.

As we remember the fallen on the anniversary of the end of World War One, the best memorial is to avoid sleepwalking into another entirely avoidable global war.

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Oh dear. Labour’s candidate for the Richmond by-election has been deleting tweets from a few months back calling on Jeremy Corbyn to resign as leader. Oops.

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Oasis snubbed Trainspotting soundtrack thinking film ‘was about trainspotters’. Yes, I know it’s just a throwaway filler piece in The Guardian. But you’ve got to laugh.

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There are a lot of parallels between the Trump Tapes and The Mixon Report on Requires Hate. Both had the effect of removing plausible deniability from those who had been supporting and encouraging an obvious malevolent sociopath.

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The hilarious How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016 reads like an Abbott and Costello sketch. Software development should not be like this.

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Those who moan that “There’s no good music any more” forget that in their “golden age” you wouldn’t hear a note of the good stuff on TV or daytime radio. When Yes and King Crimson were putting out “Relayer” and “Red”, Radio One was full of dreck like “Seasons in the Sun”. That was the Ed Sheeran of 1974.

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The ongoing Great British Bake Off meltdown makes it look as though Channel 4 are going to end up with the reality TV equivalent of The Oliver Dawson Saxon.

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So we have a government in disarray because it can’t reconcile the ill-informed vote from a recklessly misjudged referendum with economic reality. Meanwhile the leader of the opposition is more interested in declaring that after-work drinks are sexist. You wonder why I despair…

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X Factor is the musical equivalent of the burning of the library of Alexandria.

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When you realise a record is really wall-to-wall neo-prog clichés, but it’s all done so well you love it anyway.

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