I’m a white privileged male, so I will shut up and let this woman speak:
This morning I read this article in the Guardian about Justin Trudeau taking the knee at an anti-racism rally. The sentence that literally made me stop reading and think, was this: “Far too many Canadians feel fear and anxiety at the sight of law enforcement officers,” Trudeau told reporters. How do I feel when I […]
No. No thanks. Normal means going back to: too much traffic pollution too much traffic noise too many flights [looks pointedly/guiltily at self] hedge funds evicting poeple from their homes because they’re not paying “market value” rent companies firing people because the alternative is giving them a permanent contract not talking about a Universal Basic […]
So I was in the UK earlier this year and it never ceases to amaze me the sheer quantity of products available in the supermarkets, in Tesco especially. There is usually an entire (really long) aisle dedicated to just sweets and chocolates. Another for cakes and biscuits. There is also an astonishing amount of “TV […]
So, Wizz Air now give you an option to purchase a “guarantee” on the flight’s punctuality. WTF?! A guarantee means something is guaranteed to work or they replace it with something that does. A bet is when you place money on something happening and get more money back if it does. This is not a […]
I recently read the excellent book “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” by William L. Shirer, and as I read, I started to have some extremely disturbing sensations. There were quite a few moments when the behaviour of the Nazi party, and Adolf Hitler in particular, reminded me of the behaviour of Donald […]
About 17 years ago I got into a fight. It was partly my fault because I reacted badly to a stupid childish provocation, but I definitely came off worst – I literally got my head kicked in – well, kicked anyway. It’s the kind of thing that happens in the dilapidated run-down East Midlands town […]
In 2005, humans covered at least 43% of land surface. So if the population then was 6.5 billion then when we hit about 15 billion people, the Earth will be full. At a conservative estimate of the current growth rate, i.e. 1% per year, in about 84 years there’ll be nothing but people, towns, cities […]
It’s chock full of preservatives, but still they put it in two plastic bags. Thanks Bimbo, you arseholes. We do all have freezers these days, you know?
It feels like the first entry should be about something important, so here goes. Is there anything in this life less satisfying than folding a freshly washed fitted sheet? You might as well just screw the bloody thing up in a ball and stuff it in the sock drawer.