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Thank God It’s Friday

Plight of the Living Brain-Dead

A Trini covid-19 screenplay with apologies to George A Romero’s seminal zombie movie, Night of the Living DeadSCENE ONE. INT. CABINET MEETING. DAY. Prime Minister taps bald head distractedly. Finance Minister jumps up from chair, rushes to blow hot breath on PM’s head. Rubs it vigorously with jacket elbow. PM: I tell you we shoulda take the firetrucking Sabga vaccines! But you say people will talk about the “wan-pasent”! Is 80 per cent herd immunity I want! [Bats Finance Minister’s elbow away.] And stop shining my firetrucking head! You ever see a bald head need a shine? Now I have to put on new head makeup for the cameras. Finance Minister [looking at makeup smudge on jacket regretfully]: Keithos, we couldn’t-a tell people they was getting Astra-Zeneca and then gi’ them read more...

Trini to d Bone

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Jamaica Farewell, Trinidad Wh'appen?

My name is Kashka Hemans and, after a real love affair with it, I have a real tabanca for Trinidad.I lived in Trinidad in two stints, 2007-09, at Hugh Wooding Law School, and 2010-16. But my love affair with Trinidad started as a child. I read a lot and loved Trinidad because of I loved it’s literature most. VS Naipaul is my favourite author. I loved Earl Lovelace’s descriptions of landscape, Manzanilla and all kinda places. My Trinidadian wife Tonni Brodber and I have two sons Eli, three, and Noel, one-and-a-half. My eldest son, Tunde Jamil is in his 20s and lives in Tobago now because I had him, with a Trinidadian woman student at Mona, when I was 19.Jamaican men love the Trinidad accent. On a woman. They can’t take it seriously on a man. No man should speak in such a flowery way. Every Read more...
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BC Pires

is a barrister by qualification (class of 1984) but, for the last 28 years, has done nothing but write to earn a living. His flagship column, Thank God It’s Friday, has appeared in either the Trinidad Guardian or the Trinidad Express since Ash Friday, 1988. He has written about film from an informed lay perspective for the same period and is as close as the cricket-playing West Indies gets to a film critic (though he refuses that label). He has written for many publications, including the London Sunday Observer and the London & Manchester Guardian. Since 2010, his personality-based feature, “Trini/’Bago to D Bone” has been appearing in the Trinidad Guardian. Since 2002, he has been the editor of Cré Olé, the Trinidad & Tobago annual restaurant guide.

The Secret Diary of Donald J Trump, aged 71 ¾

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Tragic Loss of Life but Guns Don’t Kill, Democrats Do!

29 October 2018 Deer Dairy How many times do I have to warn America about Fake News? How could they say I, who do SO MUCH FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD, ALMOST GOT THE NOBLE PEACE PRIZE FOR TAKING OUT LITTLE ROCKETMAN’S NUKES but do they give me a parade? HOW MANY GOT KILLED WHEN BABOON OBAMA WAS IN CHARGE? THOUSANDS!!!! But Fake News says those kikes got killed because I won’t say white nationalism is a badly thing! HOW COULD IT BE A BADLY THING WHEN I AM WHITE AND I AM A NATIONALIST???? I read more

White Nationalist Blowing Up All Over America

25 October 2018 Deerest Dairy Things couldn’t be going more goodly! I ALL WAYS WIN AND ALL WAYS BIGGGGGGGLY! Of course, Fake News tries to make me look bad, like all ways, but DO THEY HAVE ANYONE BOMBING ME FOR THEM???? What a grate leader, to impulsify people to ACTUALLY BOMB CNN FOR ME!!!! Baboon Obama would kill for ratings like that!!!! NOW WE HAVE A MOVEMENT. Give me time, Dairy, and I will turn it into REAL TROOP MOVEMENTS!!!! It’s my bestliest idea, maybe ever, maybe even a read more

BC on TV

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A Trifecta of What's Best on the Box for Sunday 11 November 2018

On what might be the best day for film choice on cable/DirecTV, ever, all but one of the Also Rans categories have a bolded film – and there’s a Western – one of the best – in the top three! And each of the three choices could legitimately be called BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Today’s Number One Film:*No Country for Old Men, 7.30pm Paramount Channel.Watch this if you liked Apocalypse Now,The Three Burials of Melquiades Estradaor any film by Sam Peckinpah. Part thriller, part Western, as upsetting as it is intriguing, this modern-day drug money heist flick is Cormac McCarthy’s bleak 2005 novel brought to life. It was a natural fit for the Coen Bros’ dark humour and deadpan violence, but it is so overwhelmingly hopeless, it discourages anyone from declaring it Read more...
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