30 years of hurt

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It’s 30 years since the miners’ strike. It’s such a long time ago, I was only in primary school at the time. Despite not knowing what trade unions did, I knew I supported Arthur Scargill and not Mrs Thatcher. Maybe I’d been brought up on too many fairy tales and so favoured the underdog. Or maybe the miners coal caked faces resonated with me because of my complexion. Or maybe as a child I instinctively knew the economical and social implications of destroying an industry, communities and tearing families apart.

Anyway I digress, I only mention the miners’ strike because 30 years on and whilst I still don’t know that much more about the inner workings of trade unions, I instinctively liked Bob Crow. He struck me as someone who stood up for his members, normal working people.

Whilst Boris Johnson, for example, was basking in the glory of London hosting the Olympics, Bob Crow was making sure the tube workers would get paid for the extra work they’d be doing. Perhaps this should be the true legacy of the games.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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A poem for Lent

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As I’m sure you’re all aware we have entered the period known as Lent. The school I work at have done a number of events around Lent. I even learnt that the word derives from the word lengthen as in the days lengthen at this time of year. Ironically the word has subsequently been shortened to Lent.

With all this talk about Lent, I ended up writing a poem. I’m reluctant to post poems I write, I’ve only ever done it once before and on that occasion my mate at work criticised it for being an acrostic poem and both he and ‘Her With One Part-time Job’ weren’t happy that I’d used ‘iccle instead of little.

Anyway despite this, here’s my poem about Lent.

Sacrifices and Everyday Vices.

For this year’s Lent,
I’m giving up,
paying rent.

Don’t tell my landlady,
Cos she’ll go crazy
and kick me out
when she sees no money,
in her account.

So on second thoughts,
I won’t give up,
paying rent
for Lent

And will come up with something else instead,
as I’ve become quite accustomed
To a roof over my head.

Written by Julian Daniel

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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Airbed or sleeping bag?

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The in-laws visited recently, as a consequence I ended up sleeping on our airbed. Our airbed is in no way near the top of the range (it’s one of the cheapest) and maybe because of this, sleeping on it is not very comfortable.

After one night of disrupted sleep, I woke with the thought that I might have had a better nights sleep if I’d slept in a sleeping bag on the floor.

With this in mind, let me know which you prefer, an airbed or sleeping bag. You can let me know via the comments button or on Twitter @anunknowncomic

Til next time, stay safe!

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