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The Cat Came Back

Posted by Tim Grimley on August 20th, 2011

It’s strange how things never seem to work out entirely as you anticipate. After my last tirade about the social inadequacy of the proletariat I was expecting to be the recipient of at least a Read More

Book MySpace On The FaceBus

Posted by Tim Grimley on August 11th, 2011

Before going any further, I must start this article by thanking Ruth and Brian, the incredibly pleasant and kindly couple who came and purchased my recently retired BMW on Tuesday night. Despite – for reasons Read More

Breaking China

Posted by Tim Grimley on August 5th, 2011

Gunpowder. The compass. Paper. The gas cylinder. The kite. Tea. The fork. Fireworks. This seemingly randomly assembled list of everyday items can actually all trace their roots back to one common starting point. China. A Read More

The Final Countdown?

Posted by Tim Grimley on July 31st, 2011

Since last putting fingers to keyboard, my world has been rocked by a sudden death. A seriously flawed yet fabulous flame flickered out of existence, taking with it just a little brightness from this world. Did I Read More

Shed Aotea For My Bathroom

Posted by Tim Grimley on July 25th, 2011

American writer P.J O’Rourke, whose wisdom regular readers (should there be such a thing) will note has been borrowed before for the purpose of getting this column finished, once observed that “There’s a part of Read More

Mitsubishi Hyundai Evolution

Posted by Tim Grimley on July 15th, 2011

For a large part of the 20th century the good folk at Hyundai were quite content to occupy themselves by knocking out buildings, ships and heavy industrial equipment. They merrily toiled away until one day Read More