Reporting from a war zone? Well that’s no excuse not to look dapper in...– It’s time to collar the BBC scruffs | Imogen Fox | The Guardian Most inane and idiotic article ever (well, at least today). I couldn’t give a damn what the reporter’s wearing - especially considering the dangerous locations some of them are currently reporting from - just as long...
How Talk Talk spoke to today's artists →
That’s the wonderful ’80s band Talk Talk, rather than the current phone and internet company. Obviously.
Origamibiro: Quad Time This is delicately, rhythmically beautiful. And it features a musical typewriter. That’s all you really need to know.
What would you do? That’s the challenge for all critics of the cuts. The...– April will indeed be cruel, but we don’t have to take it | Polly Toynbee | The Guardian This article almost made me weep. Really. Polly Toynbee is right - despite all the talk, we don’t really know the awful effect of the cuts that are about to hit us. I loathe and utterly despise this...
Photographs of Loved Ones Can Be Effective... →
In my continuing love/hate relationship with Lifehacker - which, in truth, is mostly hate mixed with a kind of sick fascination - this is undoubtedly their most terrifying headline. Ever. (“This invasive surgical procedure won’t hurt a bit. Here’s a photo of your father to numb the pain. Why are you screaming even more than you were before?”)
Yeah, I suppose I am [running the country]. I forgot about that … I’m...– Nick Clegg, with the above statement, had hardly managed to reassure the population that he was in charge of the UK while David Cameron is in the Middle East before his boss, displaying zero faith in his deputy prime minister, quickly stepped in to deny it. As no one seems to be sure who exactly is...
Liars? Or just clueless? →
The state of the British government is such that we now have editorials asking whether the Coalition (i.e. predominantly Tory) government are a bunch of evil liars or a bunch of hapless incompetents. This is not reassuring.
What publishing can learn from Radiohead →
Me. I wrote this. Guest posting on We Who Are About To Die. Remember, the future is nothing to be scared of. Well, unless we all burn into ash in a nuclear conflagration (and believe me, I live in hope).
While the younger generation is losing interest in blogging, people approaching...– Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter - NYTimes.com So my aging blog (mostly neglected due to lack of inspiration) is emblematic of my own aging self (also mostly neglected due to lack of inspiration). That’s cheered me up immensely. Now, where did I put those cyanide capsules?
Monkeys 'display self-doubt' like humans →
Fascinating. But rest assured, in a self-doubt contest between me and cute Macaque monkey, we all know who would emerge victorious.
Barclays bank forced to admit it paid just £113m... →
Or to put it another way, just 1% of its profits. Frankly, this just makes me sick. I wonder how Barclays would react if I became a customer, ran up a huge overdraft, and then offered to pay only 1% of my overdraft charges?
Beat Milk Jugs: She Likes Black
Things move fast
ukuncut.org.uk falseeconomy.org.uk marchforthealternative.org.uk resist26.org cantstopanidea.com 38degrees.org.uk And it’s going international: usuncut.org
When a political idea becomes a shared national joke, it is probably beyond...– Polly Toynbee on David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ idea
Eating a clementine in a lascivious manner. Wondering why God and/or Richard Dawkins decided we needed so many types of small orange fruit.