I Still Love You, Auntie

So the BBC… What’s that all about? Obviously they are in a spot of bother at the moment. This is a short post to say shut up and leave them alone. I love auntie. I have always loved auntie. I will always love auntie. For all it’s flaws (Jonathan Ross, Chris Moyles, Snog, Marry, Avoid, … Continue reading

Puff, Puff, Pass

Smoking’s been in the news a bit recently. Well, it’s never really far from the news for the most part, but shut up and let me make my point before putting your hand up and end up being the annoying kid in class. Anyway. Two sets of colonial cousins are doing fancy pants things with … Continue reading

Convenient Social Responsibility

There was an article in last week’s Economist that got me thinking about corporate social responsibility. If you’re curious about the article you can read it here, but the gist of it is HSBC are touting their amazing amounts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in terms of anti-deforestation, while at the same time they are … Continue reading

Who’s Behind The Curtain

So any guesses? Come on? Know any famous Asians these days? Who? Hu? Who?!? No. Not Hu. It’s Xi. Xi Jinping. Xi who will soon be obeyed… (it’s pronounced like ‘she’ if you’re wondering). OK, that was a terrible joke. So after all the excitement and collective exhalation, not to mention the relief, of Barry’s … Continue reading

The Challenge and The Will

Take a look here, for our brief explanation of today’s (Tuesday 6th November) posts. For a time in my youth I was neighbours with a Cuban American lady and her family. During my university days as a politics student, when I was home visiting my own family, we would chat about the world’s ills and how … Continue reading

And The Loser Is

The American elections are today, if you weren’t aware (or tomorrow, depending when you read this…). It is being suggested that it is a battle of good versus evil. A pitched battle for the soul of America. The most important election ever. Right. Weirdly they say that about every election. And every election they admit … Continue reading

Is There A Disney on Alderaan?

“It feels like I’ve finally escaped from George Lucas’ basement, after 15 years of abuse, I get out into the garden, over the fence, knock on next door and to find Mickey Mouse with a massive erection just laughing at me.”                                                        … Continue reading

Textbooks As Manipulation (Part Two)

I am just going to jump right in to what I was talking about yesterday, so if you didn’t read Part One, go take a step back. So what is this American exceptionalism you ask? Well the term itself is probably less than one hundred years old, but the concept is much older, like Alexis … Continue reading

Textbooks As Manipulation (Part One)

The first real instances of educational literature we come across, by and large, come from our school textbooks. This is kind of obvious if you think about it; if you consider that most people are in school around the ages of five or six (lets not haggle over the large sections of the global population … Continue reading

To Be Remembered

There are various reasons to be remembered in death, as there are reasons to be remembered in life. Two deaths made me think of this: Jimmy Savile and George McGovern. Now I am not saying these two have anything in common, but I have a point I will get to down random path. I actually … Continue reading