As an Australian, it kinda sorta gives me a small amount of pleasure to write the following sentence “England lost the Ashes in a record time of 12 days.” To those in the know, these are (mildly) surprising words. To normal people (i.e. not “cricket tragics”) they will ask two pertinent questions - “what are... Continue Reading →
Magpie 34 online!
Had a super-useful meeting today with various people. One of the outcomes was that I am going to put the rest of The Magpie online (with permission of its editor, Ian Brown). Here's a link to the pdf of issue 34, Spring 1995. The rest will follow, two a day, until they're all done... You... Continue Reading →
Brilliant 1991 book about sterility of left culture and what to do instead…
We've all been there (or been it) - the tinpot little dictator who wants to enforce the One True Way of Thinking about issue x or y or z, and the dictator's followers and enablers enthusiastically enforcing that OTWOT in order to a) prove their reliability and b) suppress any doubts they may have c)... Continue Reading →