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Nothing to It

Art by Hiroko SakaiWORLD CUP going great, the both of Argentina and England in the second rounds, and Y’Boy amaze at how good life could be. One child back from England, next one ent leave yet and, as he look up from he computer, Y’Boy see the Madam radiant in a yoga pose and Y’Boy know he coulda lime with whichever yogi did invent downward dog.

Moments like that, most people just let out one of them “involuntary sigh of pleasure” you does read ‘bout in beauty spa advertisement and soft porn chick lit, and Y’Boy own sigh come out long and sweet.

Most people who get one-them little moments of perception does snuggle down and enjoy the sweetness; Y’Boy problem is, how Y’Boy stop, the sweetest delight does invariably sour into a nagging worry ‘bout when it will end.

Not the sweetness, eh, but the ability to contemplate it at all.

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 1 July 2018

Today’s Number One Film: *Hell or High Water, 11.30am & 9pm MaxPrime BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked No Country for Old Men, Sicario or the German crime thriller The Silence. The Scottish director of Starred Up’s Western crime drama was nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar, BAFTA & Golden Globe and Best Picture and Actor Oscar & Golden Globe – and the only wonder is why BAFTA limited it so severely.Jeff Bridges in the lead may never have had – or played – a better part. The story is perhaps not the most original but its near-perfect screenplay,

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 24 June 2018

This is 40 – Unrated, 9pm HBO Plus. Watch this if you liked There’s Something about Mary, Hall Pass or We’re the Millers. In its 2013 year-end roundup, BC on TV rated This Is 40 the best comedy DVD release of 2013.Five years later, This Is 40 probably just retains the title ahead of We’re the Millers, because of its sharp script, superb performances – even the kids are perfect – and the magnificent comic timing of director Judd Apatow. The unrated version is only three or four minutes longer than the theatrical release and doesn’t change the story at all

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​My World Cup Runneth Over

LIKE “business acumen”, “street smarts” or “nous”, there’s a special world for the kind of intelligence I have; it’s called, “stupidity” and nothing brings it out more than the World Cup.

For me, the World Cup beats every other athletic event hands-down; if all of sport were a 100-metres dash, the World Cup would win gold in a millisecond, the Olympics would take 15 seconds to win silver and the eventual bronze, Test cricket, would still be lacing up its shoes; put another, far better way, the World Cup would put the kind of cut-arse on the Olympics that Germany put on Brasil four years ago.

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A Trifecta of What’s Best on the Box for Sunday 17 June 2018

Today’s Number One Film: *Field of Dreams, 10.10am HBO Family. Watch this if you liked Millions, Dances With Wolves or E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial. By far and away Kevin Costner’s best film, this wonderful little fantasy of a man bringing legendary baseball players to life in his Iowa cornfield is not at all corny and, more important, avoids entirely the sentimentality of its chief competitor, Dances With Wolves (even though the aficionado would expect its subject matter, the relationship of fathers and sons, to give rise to the most cloying of Costner’s excesses). Beautifully shot

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