Playing culture volleyball
with Jim Robbins

I hate the army an’ I hate the R.A.F.
I don’t wanna go fighting in the tropical heat
I hate the civil service rules
And I won’t open letter bombs for you
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NRO’s Jim Robbins writes:


Someone detained in London for singing along to “London Calling” by the Clash? It’s a good time to recall the words of the late Joe Strummer from November 2001:

“I think you have to grow up and realize that we’re facing religious fanatics who would kill everyone in the world who doesn’t do what they say. The more time you give them the more bombs they’ll get.”

Okay. I’ve got this one.
Joe Strummer once wrote:

‘N’ every gimmick hungry yob digging gold from rock ‘n’ roll
Grabs the mike to tell us he’ll die before he’s sold
But i believe in this-and it’s been tested by research
That he who fucks nuns will later join the church

Back to you, Jim.

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