Friday, July 20, 2007

Bummer of a summer

It's hard to believe that in July last year Britain was basking in record-breaking heat as temperatures soared above 35C. I know, I know - summertime in England is supposed to be drab and rainy, but not this drab and rainy, and certainly not for this long.

At least we seem to have avoided another hosepipe ban. But, what ever happened to global warming doing what it says? You can say what you like about his foreign policy, but the weather was much better under Blair. Brown needs to get a grip.

But enough condemning our so-called "summer", it's time for the 35th edition of City Slicker's "Week's Action, Weekend Reaction":

1) Has today's news about how much we are spending on illicit affairs left you shocked and awed? React with a cheaper "pass the butter"(and I am not talking toast) moment of your own with a Last Tango in Paris. Various times, check BFI website.

2) Has the recent demise of cold war diplomacy left you feeling part of a mutual spitting competition? React by hiding out at the exhibit Paper Baglady and Other Stories. It's the perfect disguised art show for a rainy summer in a jittery country. Timothy Taylor Gallery, Dering Street W1, Sat 10AM-1PM, to Aug 31.

3) Does the reopening of the "shoot to kill inquiry" remind you of the blindness of sectarianism? React with a comedic take on the Troubles and catch Mojo Mickybo, a tale of two boys growing up in 1970s Belfast who fancy themselves as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Trafalgar Studios, Fri 6:30 & 9PM, Sat (last day) 2:30PM & 7:30PM. From £10.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post CS! This summer is in shambles. What is it like out there?

5:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post CS! This summer is in shambles. What is it like out there?

5:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there City Slick just a word out to agree on Mojo Mickybo tip. Those two lads were legendary
what a great performance!

10:29 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marlon Brando cannot be exceeded. What a knock out film.

7:44 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The flooding must be a consequence of climate change though right? Water water everywhere but not a drop to drink anywhere!

7:45 am  
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