What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-07

Trying to find things to do in Siem Reap that don't involve drinking or going to Angkor Wat is surprisingly tricky... # #ebz yup, more of the same http://fallenlondon.com/c/14140 # Angkor Wat is an amazing feat of art and engineering. However, I now entirely understand the meaning of the phrase "templed out" # Waiting for … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-07

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-31

Saigon seems clean and orderly. I think I've spent too much time in India. # Comedically, Facebook is blocked in Vietnam (for Subversive Activity reasons), but Twitter isn't # So I can incite the toiling masses to twevolution, but I can't post my holiday snaps for my mates to see # Current trending topics include … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-31

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-24

#ebz The snow that falls in the Neath every December is something of a mystery. Condensation from the ... http://fallenlondon.com/c/7853 # Bombay wins awards for excellence. Enjoying life far too much to be inspired to poli-blog/tweet... # One exception - the cops involved in this, and anyone who defends them, need their skin removed by … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-24

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-17

#ebz What we have instead of moonlight, down in the Neath: the uncertain glow from phosphorescent thin... http://fallenlondon.com/c/4939 # #ebz The Masters of the Bazaar - Mr Wines, Mr Spices, Mr Veils and the rest - speak in high-pitched wh... http://fallenlondon.com/c/5342 # #ebz In a city where death can be temporary, lunatic murderers are not … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-17

Reversion to the mean

The BBC has an article based on an interesting House of Commons report on alcohol consumption... well, more accurately, it's a very bad report on alcohol consumption with some interesting data. The data shows that, before the global descent into miserable puritanism around World War I that led to prohibition in the US and draconian … Continue reading Reversion to the mean

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-10

Certain of the Masters of the Bazaar - Mr Stones, Mr Apples and Mr Wines, and possibly others - s... http://fallenlondon.com/c/3522 # Longrider is good on Anjem Choudary: http://bit.ly/5CiYsj # Icelandic president bottles out, bows to public demand to steal our money: http://bit.ly/4F06ax # Remind me not to go on Twitter between 10pm and 11pm … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-10

I’ll drink to that

An excellent piece on CiF on the neo-puritans and their efforts to wage class war on the poor through banning and taxing booze. Killer quote: The 19th-century temperance movement was defeated by an alliance of liberals and the working class, and it looks like a repeat performance might be required. A prohibition bill was squashed … Continue reading I’ll drink to that