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Laughing at funerals?

Laughing at funerals?

"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair," writer W Somerset Maugham once said, before advising people to "have nothing whatever to do with it". But he never met the Welsh funeral directors doing their best to make people laugh, smile and feel ... BBC, 1 month ago
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Do Bad Things Really Happen to Bad People?

Ive always liked this Somerset Maugham quote: I do not believe myself to be a vindictive man; but when the immortal gods take a hand in the matter it is pardonable to view the results with complacency. My father once said: Ive never wished for ...
 Point Blank News1 month ago

Portrait drama

“Maugham, the subject of more than fifty portraits, was probably painted, drawn and sculpted more than any other writer in history,” observed Jeffrey Meyers in his biography on the famous short-story writer, novelist and playwright ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago

Using entrepreneurs relief? Sell up fast

George Osborne: has entrepreneurs relief in his sights There's an interesting blog by tax lawyer Jolyon Maugham . In it, he points out that while we pay a huge amount of attention to whether or not we are getting value from taxpayer-funded public ...
 Money Week1 week ago

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2015 with 35 to follow. This is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. ...
 UPI3 days ago Adds War Film Collection Free Streaming Movie Site Adds Over 20 Films  BizWire Express3 weeks ago

22:35 Cougar town - Episode 12

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Tax Assist Accountants

IT contractors to 'bear the brunt' of Chan...

One-man band technology professionals are expected to suffer some of the heaviest financial cuts by Chancellor, George Osborne, who is set to launch a range of fresh cuts to tech and enterprise in his upcoming Autumn Statement. Cash from the ...
 Tax Assist Accountants4 days ago Tech one-man bands to 'bear brunt' of Osborne's cuts  Contractor UK5 days ago

Poem of the Day: Wish for my mother by Lesley Glaister

THE mother in Lesley Glaister's word portrait has obviously been supremely creative in her domestic sphere. The piece comes from Visiting the Animal, the first poetry collection from the novelist and dramatist, winner of both Somerset Maugham and ...
 MyInforms6 days ago

A very personal journey

Art historian Dr Michael Paraskos is about to release a novel which was unconsciously inspired when he sat and watched his father dying in hospital in 2014. The post appeared first on… Art historian Dr Michael Paraskos is about to release a ...
 MyInforms1 week ago

Olivia Munn slimed by the Jessica Jinx effect: Wed rather blame the girlfriend for a football losing streak than the players on the field

After winning their first six games, the Green Bay Packers are on a three-game losing streak. Your opinion on why that may be likely differs: If youre a reasonable person, you may consider that it's a simple casualty of the law of averages. Even the ...
 Salon1 week ago
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