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

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

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

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

Of Might and Right

There is a film I think people should watch called Puncture. It stars Captain America, or Human Torch if you prefer, the bad CIA guy from The Bourne Identity and some other people I recognise but can’t recall from where. It’s based on a true story about single-use safety needles that a guy invented but … Continue reading

A Masterpiece You Say?

So art is a fickle thing. Recently you may have heard that a painting sold for £21,000,000 (if you didn’t, then yes, twenty-one million pounds), a rather large a mount of money. It was a painting by a chap named Gerhard Richter called Abstraktes Bild. There are certain words that spring to mind when I … Continue reading

The Thing About Facts

So I was watching The Newsroom this summer. It’s good entertaining tv. Particularly if you agree with everything it pretty much goes on about (but that’s not why I like it); it’s a bit preachy. It’s very preachy. But it’s tv. It’s American tv, which usually has some bent on it. Anyway. This isn’t an … Continue reading

Wisdom

“I don’t mean to sound cold or cruel or vicious, but I am, so that’s the way it comes out”. – Bill Hicks.