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Before leaving get to the bar No one round here makes you pay Never very good at goodbyes So gentle shoulder charge Love you mate Love you mate Salford skyline gloom Always you Could fly round any corner But until you do Love you mate Hat tip to Sweetpea
Charles Cowling
      “Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.”     Writer Cormac McCarthy   
Charles Cowling
  Unlike most countries, cigarettes are sold in singles in India and most shops that sell them have electric lighters attached to the wall for their customers to use. An anti-smoking campaigner fitted the lighters with a device which plays the Indian death chant every time someone lights a cigarette.
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  After washing his eyes reddened by a heavy dose of marijuana, Sadhu Premdas steps into the Bagmati river, looking for some half-burnt logs of wood to light a fire at his place. Belonging to the Aghori sect of sages, Premdas does not accept fresh firewood distributed by the Pashupati
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  Posted by Richard Rawlinson   Two topics that have inspired lively debate here recently are ritual and business. Comments about the latter reveal many civil funeral celebrants feel their service is undervalued in monetary terms. The going rate, between £120 and £180 a funeral, is deemed inadequate as a