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The demonically themed horrors of the late '60s, '70s, and '80s--the Omen films, The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby--as unpalatably occult as they might be for most Christians, definitely operate within a dualistic version of Judeo-Christian theology.
In such circumstances, without some kind of change - possibly by scrapping A-levels in favour of a version of the international baccalaureate, currently being piloted in Wales - we could face a situation where patronage resumes its unpalatably predominant role in deciding who gets a job, giving fresh meaning to the old adage, 'It's not what you know, it's who you know'.
But should Arsene Wenger find a striker to take the weight from Thierry Henry's shoulders, and coax one last hurrah from Tony Adams and Martin Keown, it's odds on the grapes will remain unpalatably sour in Manchester.
Neither especially inspired nor unpalatably saccharine, this tale of a white girl trying to fit into black life on Chicago's South Side while recovering her passion for ballet is grounded in bedrock formula and earnestness.
They knew their protest would disrupt the activities of a religious congregation it no doubt views as unpalatably "middle class".
But when one of the invaders, a square-jawed marine (Luke Wilson), is shot down and rescued by a young alien (Evan Rachel Wood), the full extent of the Earthlings' genocidal mission becomes unpalatably clear, prompting him to swap sides.
While some critics were offended by what they saw as racist stereotyping of Albanians and Arabs, I saw this more as a reflection of a grim reality rather than anything bigoted or unpalatably wrong.
They looked the business, but it was soon clear that some were unpalatably hard of coat, an odd condition I only find occasionally.
The general trend has edged down in recent years, but it is still unpalatably high.