Thank God It’s Friday

Belle’s Last Walk

BELLE, our beautiful big tan pothound, made her last walk last Sunday, Emancipation Eve. She limped from her home of ten years to the spot on the hill where I had already dug the one sure thing that awaits us all. Whatever is left of Belle lies there now, on the edge of eternity and her favourite cane field. She was a fine specimen of canine pulchritude and a natural athlete. Let off the leash on a walk, Belle streaked away like a tracer bullet.She hasn’t run like that this year. In a matter of weeks, severe bone cancer speedily reduced the scourge of the postman’s motorbike to an invalid forced to take a standing rest every half-dozen steps. Once, she was like a cat with the old couch on which she liked to sleep: she only had to look at it and she would BE on it. For the last week of her life, she couldn’t pull herself up laboriously on read more...

Trini to d Bone

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At My Stage of Life

Photos courtesy Mark LyndersayPicture courtesy Mark LyndersayMy name is Wayne Lee-Sing and I am a jamette for theatre. I was actually born in Kingsbury Maternity Hospital, Wembley, London. My mother, who was in England then but was from Moruga, had not married my father. She brought me back to Trinidad when I was one year old in 1966. And I’ve been here since, apart from trips away and some jobs. I met my dad when I went back to England when I was 25. He told me I was conceived on Friday November 23 1963 because, the next morning, he heard John F Kennedy had been assassinated. If you check nine months back from my birthday, it’s totally reasonable. So I always tell people I’m quite possibly the reincarnation of JFK. My mom is the original feminist. She went up to England with her (girl) cousin alone and Trinidad was still a colony. She Read more...
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BC Pires

is a barrister by qualification (class of 1984) but, for the last 28 years, has done nothing but write to earn a living. His flagship column, Thank God It’s Friday, has appeared in either the Trinidad Guardian or the Trinidad Express since Ash Friday, 1988. He has written about film from an informed lay perspective for the same period and is as close as the cricket-playing West Indies gets to a film critic (though he refuses that label). He has written for many publications, including the London Sunday Observer and the London & Manchester Guardian. Since 2010, his personality-based feature, “Trini/’Bago to D Bone” has been appearing in the Trinidad Guardian. Since 2002, he has been the editor of Cré Olé, the Trinidad & Tobago annual restaurant guide.

The Secret Diary of Donald J Trump, aged 71 ¾

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Tragic Loss of Life but Guns Don’t Kill, Democrats Do!

29 October 2018 Deer Dairy How many times do I have to warn America about Fake News? How could they say I, who do SO MUCH FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD, ALMOST GOT THE NOBLE PEACE PRIZE FOR TAKING OUT LITTLE ROCKETMAN’S NUKES but do they give me a parade? HOW MANY GOT KILLED WHEN BABOON OBAMA WAS IN CHARGE? THOUSANDS!!!! But Fake News says those kikes got killed because I won’t say white nationalism is a badly thing! HOW COULD IT BE A BADLY THING WHEN I AM WHITE AND I AM A NATIONALIST???? I read more

White Nationalist Blowing Up All Over America

25 October 2018 Deerest Dairy Things couldn’t be going more goodly! I ALL WAYS WIN AND ALL WAYS BIGGGGGGGLY! Of course, Fake News tries to make me look bad, like all ways, but DO THEY HAVE ANYONE BOMBING ME FOR THEM???? What a grate leader, to impulsify people to ACTUALLY BOMB CNN FOR ME!!!! Baboon Obama would kill for ratings like that!!!! NOW WE HAVE A MOVEMENT. Give me time, Dairy, and I will turn it into REAL TROOP MOVEMENTS!!!! It’s my bestliest idea, maybe ever, maybe even a read more

BC on TV

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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box for Sunday 11 November 2018

On what might be the best day for film choice on cable/DirecTV, ever, all but one of the Also Rans categories have a bolded film – and there’s a Western – one of the best – in the top three! And each of the three choices could legitimately be called BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Today’s Number One Film:*No Country for Old Men, 7.30pm Paramount Channel.Watch this if you liked Apocalypse Now,The Three Burials of Melquiades Estradaor any film by Sam Peckinpah. Part thriller, part Western, as upsetting as it is intriguing, this modern-day drug money heist flick is Cormac McCarthy’s bleak 2005 novel brought to life. It was a natural fit for the Coen Bros’ dark humour and deadpan violence, but it is so overwhelmingly hopeless, it discourages anyone from declaring it Read more...
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