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I am a gamer who doesn’t game.

July 8, 2013

I am a gamer who doesn’t game. I own a Master System, Mega Drive, Playstation, N64, Playstation 2, Wii, and a Gameboy Colour (I only really got it to play Pokemon). I play games on my PC, phone and tablet. But I don’t really *play* any of them. There’s no time. I only finished Portal […]

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Some Changes to this Blog

June 12, 2013

When I started writing this blog three years ago, the internet landscape and my place in it was very different. Facebook wasn’t trying to imitate Twitter, Twitter wouldn’t let you post images or videos, and I had the time and the inclination to post 1,600 word comment pieces every Monday for the viewing pleasure of […]

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The Audacity of Hope

March 10, 2013

I was very struck, when I read Barack Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope by the total inaccuracy at criticisms levelled by the American and global left that he has been a disappointment as a President because he sold out on his ideals. Actually, if you read his pre-Presidency book, he outlined all of the […]

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My Tribute to XKCD Or, How I Learned to Appreciate Randall Monroe Even More After Ten Hours of Drawing

October 29, 2012

So, I had a friend, whom here I shall name Emerson Dakota IX, because it’s my blog and I can. In the summer of 2009, I was in Ireland, learning Ancient Greek (get me), and Emerson was in Sweden, being kinda miserable. To cheer them up, I decided to send them a birthday present. After […]

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Man’s Head Explodes in Barber’s Chair – the Story Behind the Headline

October 22, 2012

  I subscribed to Copyblogger the other day, and their first article, “Man’s head explodes in barber’s chair” is on writing killer headlines. It’s pretty standard stuff (Ask questions, be provocative, answer problems people didn’t know they had etc.), so my attention was immediately piqued by the fact that this was alluded to as a […]

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Making Amends for all that Crap You Pulled this Year

October 2, 2012

As some of you know, it was Yom Kippur recently, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.  It’s a day you spend sitting in synagogue at one of the five continuous services reflecting on your actions over the past year and trying to ignore the desire to go eat something, or go do anything […]

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Tesco Mobile ask you for your Password (and are Rubbish)

September 11, 2012

Let me tell you a story about Tesco Mobile. I recently bought myself a iPhone to mark my graduation into the worst job market in decades, and changed my network to GiffGaff, as my previous provider Tesco Mobile didn’t do unlimited mobile internet, without which there would be little point in having an iPhone. So, […]

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Can Cannabis Cure Peter Reynolds?

August 26, 2012

So last week, NORML UK published a testimonial from someone who had been using cannabis oil to treat his cancer, which had suddenly gone into remission. Our contributor had titled it “Cannabis Cures Cancer!”, which proved very controversial among our membership. To avoid confusion, the title was changed to “Cannabis Cured My Cancer”. That worked […]

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When It’s OK to Oppose Same Sex Marriage

July 9, 2012

Orthodox Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks found himself on the front page of the Jewish Chronicle this week for, unsurprisingly, being against gay marriage. Or actually, having put his name to a response to the government consultation on same sex marriage by the London Beth Din, the Orthodox religious law court. In response, the Jewish Chronicle […]

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Letter to Lloyd Shepherd re pirate downloading

May 15, 2012

I don’t have any images in this letter because I really wanted to post this cartoon, but it was insanely long. So you should just look at it there. Hi Lloyd, I read your article about the chap who tried to pirate your book with interest. As someone who downloads a lot of pirated stuff, […]

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