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

Carthago Delenda Est

Today we are featuring a guest article from a dear friend of ours, check out his ranting on Twitter @kennedy121. He also writes a blog called Kennedy’s Run. An old quote attributed to Dr Samuel Johnson is “A man [there were no women in those days] who is tired of London, is tired of life”. … Continue reading

Eye Contact and Other Misdemeanors

What is the line between a glimpse and a full on stare? Does it creep you out? Staring? What about reading something over the shoulder of someone? Or slurping? I’m presently on the metro (where I seem to do much of my writing these days; my phone autocorrects metro to meteor which makes for a … Continue reading

Fuck John Galt

To begin, I will quote Paul Krugman, because if you’re going to start an inevitable argument, you might as well start with a Nobel Prize winner: “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a … Continue reading

Picking Sides

Note: I wrote this on the train. Just so you could get your fix… Apparently there is an election going on in America. Well, according to some its been going on from anywhere between 3 months to almost 4 years. To be a technical little shit, it’s actually a campaign and elections are the actual … Continue reading

Here, There, and Everywhere

Hands up if you are, of some kind, or know of, a migrant? Oh, all of you? Fascinating. I’m a migrant. I am incredibly migrant-y, in fact. You know what migrants do? Expand the gene pool. So basically, we are saving you from all the problems associated with inbreeding (it’s not healthy you know), and … Continue reading

How Low Can You Go?

This is only a short article. I think it’s an issue where you need to look at all the different arguments, which I can’t paraphrase well here. I passed on a link to an article yesterday regarding Starbucks in the UK. If you didn’t read it, it was a story on how they have paid … Continue reading