Category Archives: a little self-knowledge

Charity shop goons

Went out for a lovely lunch with the lovely Mrs Towers. Haloumi fish and chips! Charity shop people are getting more and more vicious. As we were innocently walking past they would leap out and force us at gunpoint to … Continue reading

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Not agnostic about agnatology – ignorance as a weapon in the never-ending class war

Don’t let your slaves learn to read. Not even the Bible, and the bits about the sons of Ham. Who knows what else they might do with that tool you have put in their hands. The field ones, definitely not. … Continue reading

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Nobody likes a know-it-all

At work yesterday someone said words to the effect  “You know something about everything, don’t you?” I demurred, pointing out that she only remembered the times that I had something useful to add. [I see you at the back there … Continue reading

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The White Flag of Surrender

It’s over. And beneath the self-contempt for having quit, there’s the rueful reckoning that it is the right thing, for me at least. For the last 16 months I’ve tried, alongside two people whom I have a lot of respect … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New… nudist colony

Let’s get over the idea that our lords and masters are shame-able. The little boy calls it out and a) is denounced as a communist/terrorist-sympathiser and gets his skinny ass rendered to Gitmo and/or b) is derided as “unrealistic” and … Continue reading

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The opposite of synergy…

Recently a friend reported that someone he knew was surprised that not everyone loved [group x, removed on lawyer's advice], and wondered if there was a DT post I could recommend on this particular subject. Probably there is, but my … Continue reading

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Policing women – how the #patriarchy works, #94,000,243 #mansplaining

My work colleague is not skinny, but she ain’t fat, and her BMI is nowhere near mine (I am overweight). Yesterday we had a conversation that went like this. Her: I was two people behind you in the lunch queue … Continue reading

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