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Issue 31

We have an array of book recommendations for you this week. But the real question is, what would you do with £5 billion?

Heavy Thinking

If you are keen to follow up on the great feature in our in-house publication, L&N, or you're simply a concrete enthusiast, there are a number of fascinating books out currently with Brutalism as their subject matter.

Our friends at Modern House are big fans of Barnabas Calder's Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism.

An interesting global perspective is given by Christopher Beanland over 200 pages in Concrete Concept. This book has by far the most Brutal cover design.

This Brutal World by Peter Chadwick is very scholarly and hugely comprehensive but always enlightening.

Pub Quiz section:

Did you know that concrete was invented by the….Romans. Et tu Brute!

The term Brutalism was actually coined by the Swedes in 1950 (Not so long ago in Architectural terms…)

£5 Billion

£5 billion is a lot of money. Difficult to conceptualise even. To put this sum into context it is the equivalent value of three Manchester Uniteds or nine olympic size swimming pools. The most expensive yacht in the world- eclipse, is estimated to cost somewhere in the region of £1.2 billion leaving considerable pocket change for several private planes and an island of your choosing.

So that being said can TV rights to host football for the next three years really be worth this amount and how can this be justified? There are some 27 million households in the UK. This would require us all to spend £185 over the next three years on watching football which is a lot. But not all of us watch football, some of us spend our weekends gardening or pursuing some strange outdoor activities. So where does this leave us? Footballers remain grossly overpaid, tv subscription costs may go up and broadcasters margins are increasingly squeezed leading to cost cutting. And Im ok with all of this so long as Sky Atlantic continue to show Game Of Thrones.

Grumpy Goat

Sometimes when you wake up, don't have time for your morning coffee, its raining outside and you miss your morning bus you feel like the world is against you. Well spare a thought for these villagers who were physically molested, psychologically abused and basically emasculated by billy the goat. Although we at Londonewcastle are proud humanitarians we can't help but wander if the goat is in fact the re-incarnation of Ivan The Terrible, Stalin or perhaps Genghis Khan himself such is his verocity and hunger for pure destruction.

The video which has gone viral on YouTube shows a man being repeatedly headbutted in the groin after coming to a ladies aid after she was bowled over by the same animal. the goat then proceeds to chase several villagers into hiding up a tree.


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