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09 March 2015 @ 08:39 pm
I had a most enjoyable afternoon yesterday at the Wellcome Collection’s Forensics exhibition* (followed by afternoon tea). Much mention of famous early C20 cases, including hilariously naff broadside ballads to accompany the execution of Dr Crippen. There was a good deal of poison involved, which lead us to note how much it appears to have dropped off as the subtle murder weapon of choice these days. It’s not that my house doesn’t contain things that I could kill someone with by pouring them down a person's throat, but it wouldn’t exactly be subtle, or in the least bit mistakeable for natural causes.

There is nothing I can say about the abject performance of the England cricket team. In a way, I’m glad. It is shameful. It is pitiful, or would be if I could still feel pity. The problems cannot be ignored, and that's good, because they shouldn't be ignored. But the ECB will no doubt continue to ignore them nonetheless.

*Before arriving I was feeling slightly disappointed that I hadn’t realised that this was the last-weekend-but-one of the V&A’s Wedding Dresses exhibition – until I realised that friend in the midst of divorce would probably not have fancied that. Fortunately the thing itself dispelled such concerns.

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