What the hell is this even trying to say, and what the hell does the music have to do with the subject matter? It's not even the shallow clichés ("ooh, Gordon is the puppet of fat cats, and that's why he didn't let Northern Rock go bust". Not because, y'know, that would have made ordinary … Continue reading Worst political Flash cartoon *ever*
A BBC article on alcohol consumption statistics features a stupid comment: The figures also suggest that alcohol consumption is increasingly a problem among the middle classes. Men and women in "managerial and professional" households drank an average of 15.1 units a week. The same study also shows that men drink, on average, twice as much … Continue reading BBC channels Anti-Saloon League
A very long time ago, I had a blog whose software platform I wrote myself. It was pretty ropey by the standards of WordPress and Moveable Type, although it beat Blogger's offer in those days (for really dull reasons, the only server I had access to ran Windows and Access; no existing blog software supported … Continue reading Spam filters and paranoia
Article: O2 (UK) has shifted 190,000 iPhones in its first two months of sales, just short of its target of 200,000. From the comments: "190,000 surprised me at first - given that we and the Europeans understand mobiles far too well to buy an outdated overpriced paperweight like the iPhone, I thought the number sold … Continue reading Entertaining iPhone theory
I've got a new piece up at the Sharpener on the myth that London is a crime-ridden wasteland that anyone in their right mind would do well to flee before they get their throat slit. Enjoy... Also, Burning Our Money has a slightly silly piece on the Cheap Booze Menace - it highlights that you … Continue reading Sharp-ish
Is this piece very heavy irony, or very scary neo-Soviet loonery?
As a patriotic Brit, I'd find it hard to deny that Samuel Adams was a terrorist. However, it's slightly surprising that the US Department of Transportation agrees with me... [off to the States in two weeks... wish me luck]