31
May
2021

The Bees

For the first time since the 1940s Brentford FC have been promoted to play in the Premier League. I’ve been a Brentford supporter since being taken to the games as a 5 year old by my father, and I was even the team mascot one weekend. The club’s former ground Griffin Park, where I watched...
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5
Apr
2021

Greek (names) bearing gifts

Like most people, before last weekend, I’d never heard of Bill Hwang or Archegos. The name of his hedge fund that is now making headlines for spectacularly blowing up just doesn’t make much sense to me. Names are not just names, they come with an explanation or a story. For instance David Einhorn’s Greenlight  (because...
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7
Feb
2021

The original Q

I’ve been reading Bellingcat’s timeline analysis of QAnon and I was reminded that before QAnon, there was Q – standing for Quelle (source in German). Q is a source of sayings that appear in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, but not in Mark. From this 19th century Theologians deduced that there was another source...
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