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keep calm and carry on

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A Gallup poll of Londoners early in 1941 found that the weather depressed them more than the bombing.

-Robert Tombs in The English and Their History

The Germans kill them with bombs every night, and the next morning one hears Schubert in German on the BBC.

-Ibid.

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14/01/2016 at 2:26 am

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iggy on bowie’s death

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Mr. Bowie made a point of visiting Mr. Pop’s parents in Detroit, where they were living in a trailer. “He came to my parents’ trailer, and the neighbors were so frightened of the car and the bodyguard they called the police,” Mr. Pop said. “My father’s a very wonderful man, and he said, ‘Thank you for what you’re doing for my son.’ I thought: Shut up, Dad. You’re making me look uncool.”

-NYT

Written by geek

14/01/2016 at 2:21 am

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