Plain Spotting

"From ancient Greek amphitheatres to the pageant wagons from which mystery and miracle plays were performed from the 10th through to the 16th century, actors have historically been used to contending with the elements. In Elizabethan times, courtyards and inn-yard theatres gave way to purpose-built, open-roofed playhouses. The indoor theatre is a relatively new development."

"Having been starved of live performance for so long, it feels apt that, in many places, theatre is returning in the way it originally began. A few hailstones aren’t going to be a deterrent. But bring a jumper and a spare plastic bag, just in case."




'Take the Escalator'

"I’ve watched them – because really, what else is the internet for? – but they didn’t give me the same sense of wonder or excitement that I used to have as a kid. If the truth is out there, I’m not sure I’m all that bothered about hearing it."

"In meteorology, haar or sea fret is a cold sea fog."

"Hilariously, it seems that these ladies may have stumbled upon a massive gay fancy dress party."

'Men in Grey Suits'

""One of the biggest event agencies in the UK, Ticketmaster, said that 83% of fans are choosing to keep hold of their tickets for rescheduled shows.

"Fans are entitled to a refund for any cancelled event and for any rescheduled show if they cannot make the new date," said Andrew Parsons, Ticketmaster UK managing director.

"But it is great to see an incredibly high amount of fans holding onto their tickets. It just goes to show the unwavering demand from fans to get back to live.""

"The job of chairman of their representative body, the 1922 Committee, is being contested, and the 11-year incumbent Sir Graham Brady looked fairly comfortable when he faced challenges from two rivals, former ministers Heather Wheeler and Robert Goodwill.

But now it's a two horse race, with Mr Goodwill pulling out, to allow a single challenger to Sir Graham, in a first-past-the-post election."

"The term "men in suits" or "men in grey suits", meaning a delegation of Conservative MPs who tell a party leader that it is time for them to step down without forcing an open challenge."

Enjoy :

"The UK Space Agency said hydrogen peroxide and liquid oxygen were "more environmentally friendly in sourcing, storage and combustion" than alternatives."

Hmmm ..



A Publishing Policy

"Downing Street under Boris Johnson is “a branch of the entertainment industry” and nothing will get done in terms of serious policy focus until he leaves, Dominis Cummings has said in his latest blast at his former boss..."

"On Monday, answering a question on the potential cybersecurity threat to the UK if another country develops human-level artificial general intelligence, or AGI, Cummings wrote that this would be huge, potentially giving those with AGI “the power to subdue everyone – and destroy us all”."

"He wrote: “When you watch the apex of power you feel like, ‘If this were broadcast, everyone would sell everything and head for the bunker in the hills’."...

"“Hancock just says nonsense things all the time, I would not infer there is some complex moral reasoning going on!”""

"Publishing may produce private, club, commons or public goods and may be conducted as a commercial, public, social or community activity... To publish a book or newspaper means to produce and distribute it for sale to the public."

Mind Mapping.