Monthly Archives: January 2009

24 hours a-twitter

First thanks to Tim Difford for patient coaxing above andbeyond the call of duty to get me close enough to Twitterso that Chi-Chi Ekweozor could deliver the coup de graceat the Social Media event last night.I came home and got … Continue reading

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Sigmund Freud, the FT, and parapraxis

Siggie Freud is known for a lot of things, which shan’t detain us here. [Funniest Freud thing I ever read was a play called “Le Visiteur” by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, set in 1938 Vienna. The Nazis are there, Anna’s trying to … Continue reading

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Enoch Powell, the FT and parapolitics

Enoch Powell was a High Tory as well as a racist. There’s his infamous and career-ending “Rivers of Blood” speech but there’s also the sharp understanding that Great Britain had, really, lost World War Two to the Americans, with the … Continue reading

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Social Media and Manchester

Went to an event (more on that word later) last night about “Social Media”, at the Northern pub, just off Oldham St. Six workshops over two sessions on all different aspects of “social media” (internet technologies that enable better communication … Continue reading

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Green Capitalism: Images and ‘Hidden’ Realities

“Of course, the more familiar image of green capitalism is one of small grassroots enterprises offering local services, solar housing, organic food markets, etc. It is true—and promising—that as ecological awareness spreads, the space for such activities will grow. We … Continue reading

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Weight of the World 2: Early days

Jan 9thThere’s always low hanging fruit, not that I get my five portions a day. The first week has gone well- down from 130.4 to 128.6 kilos. Weighed on the same (zeroed and accurate) scales at same time of day … Continue reading

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Western Buddhism and the menage-a-moi

“The problem of the uncritical acceptance of acontextual enlightenment should not be underestimated. As Slavoj Zizek often points out, what he calls “Western Buddhism” can function as the highest form of adaptation to late capitalism, allowing members of the most … Continue reading

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