Line(s) of the Day #TheTrial

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Someone must have been spreading lies about Josef K, for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one morning.

The opening lines of the novella The Trial by Czech-born German language writer Franz Kafka. Published posthumously in 1925, (but believed to be written around 1914 / 1915), it tells of an innocent man’s struggles to clear against a charge he is never made aware of.  I’ve long been a fan of his work and quoted my favourite of his short stories here,

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Gr8at: Fashion and Art at #TheChocolateShow

There was so much to include in my review of The Chocolate Show I just had to add another post. Especially as there was so much eye-catching (edible) fashion and artistic  expression, including a chocolate Banksy-inspired piece. Can you see yourself wearing any of these dresses, some of which are from Paris shows? How about the platform shoes?

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Line(s) of the Day #InTheAirTonight

In the Air Tonight cover

Well I remember, I remember, don’t worry, how could I ever forget
It’s the first time, the last time we ever met
But I know the reason why you keep your silence up, oh no you don’t fool me
Well the hurt doesn’t show, but the pain still grows
It’s no stranger to you and me.

Taken from the song In the Air Tonight by the English musician Phil Collins, from his debut solo album Face Value (1981). The brooding song, accompanied by an atmospheric video and featuring a fantastic drum solo, is still considered the former Genesis star’s definitive song.

Things to See: Wimbledon Tour

There was so much to see on the Wimbledon visit I had recently that I had to seperate it into two parts. This post will focus on the guided tour (you can find my experience of the shop here), which takes you around different courts and the overall area. As there was so much to see, I’ve reviewed the tour in a non-linear way so as to group the photographs better.

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Line(s) of the Day #FreaksandGeeks

Freaks and Geeks beers and weirs

All my new friends think I’m some goody two shoes and all my old friends think i’m throwing my life away.  What the hell am I supposed to do?

Lindsay Weir (Linda Cardellini) in the short-lived but highly acclaimed high school comedy drama series Freaks and Geeks (1999 – 2000). Relating to the show’s main character, the quote sums up the stuggles she faces trying to fit in, a regular theme.  You can find out more detail about the episode the line is taken from, and more context of the show overall, here.

Line(s) of the Day #WutheringHeights

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Heathcliff, it’s me, I’m Cathy
I’ve come home, I’m so cold
Let me in through your window

Just one of many quotable lines from the debut Kate Bush single Wuthering Heights (1978). Taken from her album The Kick Inside (1978), the song was a UK number one for 4 weeks and a smash hit around Europe. You might also be interested to see my favourite quote from the novel, a line from the 1939 film or a reference to the book in An American Werewolf in London.

Line(s) of the Day #HouseofCards

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Bob Birch: You want the convention to be a circus.
Francis Underwood: Oh, Bob, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed or not, but politics is no longer just theatre, it’s show business. So let’s put on the best show in town.

Larry Pine and Kevin Spacey in the political TV drama House of Cards (2013 – ). Set in the White House, it centres around the ruthlessly ambitious power couple of Francis and Claire Underwood. I’m currently on series 4 so no spoilers please if you’re ahead of me.