Category Archives: narcissism

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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White People Myth#94. Nature wants to help us dominate

Saw a few minutes of a mesmerisingly bad television show yesterday.  It appeared to involve some young Australian women who were … mermaids.  Neighbours meets Flipper. [Found it.] Anyhow, it got me riffing on Skippy (“the Bush Kangaroo” – sort … Continue reading

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Vicious verbal attack on Jon Bon Jovi #manchestereveningnews #libel?

From today’s Manchester Evening Nuisance. “They are good when they get gritty and hard, with pounding bass lines, but too much of it is froth rock, laced with superficialities like ‘living my life’ and ‘dying for you.’ And JBJ is … Continue reading

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Disasturbation, aka “apocalypse machismo” #pendingecologicaldebacle

From “The Archdruid Report“ “In the early days of the peak oil movement, similarly, the same insistence on imminent extinction popped up tolerably often. I was convinced at the time, and remain convinced today, that this was largely a product … Continue reading

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Of futility: allotments, hoses, and leakage

At the allotment yesterday* I got a strong whiff of the futility of it all.  This stuff actually happened, pretty much as I recount it below, with merely a soupcon of poetic license. There was a visitor just checking out … Continue reading

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My Nice Guy (TM) card will get me laid?! Cool bananas!!

This, from a series of 13 illustrations/cartoons/snarks on buzzfeed, is awesome, imho. It’s by this artist. NB JFYI, Dwight Towers is loved up to the eyeballs and beyond with his totally amazing wife.

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How I got this way? I’m glad you asked

@smokinghotgerman asked me this last night. I have some stock answers to that, but they shift as I hear myself say them, and something occurred to me… An “outsider” (despite my class, gender, sexual orientation, skin colour) because of accidents … Continue reading

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Growing up in shadows: nuclear apocalypse segues to the pending ecological debacle

What does it mean to be young now?  I have been thinking about this quite a lot of late, in the context of our species seeming to have thrown even its short-term survival in the “too hard” basket.  In the … Continue reading

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IQ tests in “not much use” shocker

For 25 years I have been following the continuing and often tawdry saga of misplaced concreteness that is “IQ” testing. Every so often some big meta-study like this one below (reported by Medical News Today) tells you what is actually … Continue reading

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Hint: it’s not what is going on inside your skull, among *your* synapses, that matters…

Friday puzzle: Four Men in Hats from Boing Boing by Mark Frauenfelder A fine puzzle from Mycoted. Shown above are four men buried up to their necks in the ground. They cannot move, so they can only look forward. Between … Continue reading

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