Monthly Archives: February 2009

Three white men

A few weeks back I went to the “Congress of the non-right” (I’ve disguised the name, to protect the innocent) here in sunny Manchester. I had a really really fantastic time. Everyone kept their contributions short and to the point. … Continue reading

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Who’s Next?, as Tom Lehrer sang

OK, so the name should have been a give-away, but I am slightly obtuse. Gideon Rachman, one of the most worthwhile reads in the FT (which is going some) is, almost certainly, of the Hebraic persuasion, as the ol’ anti-Semite … Continue reading

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Let the brain take the strain?

Robert Reich wrote this book a long time ago (early 90s) called “The Work of Nations”- [the title an allusion to Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations."] One of the most remembered ideas Reich threw out was that the future … Continue reading

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Newspapers and their Meaning(s)

What does your reading of a particular newspaper say about you? Reading ANY newspaper (and here I exclude the Commuter McNuggets of the Metro) says that you’re part of a dying breed- young hip folks get what infotainment they need … Continue reading

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Fourth World Reviewed (issue 149)

Latest “Fourth World Review” slaps onto the doormat. (Last issue reviewed here) Highlights include; a provocative list of actions for re-imagining society by Will Sutherland, “It is such a shame we cannot use the brains that evolution has given us. … Continue reading

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Open and Shut up case…

After the Convention of Modern Liberty debacle, I stomped off to my “local Wetherspoon’s” (I’m aware of the contradiction, but the only ‘greasy spoon’ cafe nearby is awful) for a veggie breakfast. Bumped into a guy I know tangentially, and … Continue reading

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Weight of the World 7: Oh gooder griefer

Absolutely static. 127.7kiloes Exercising lots. Obviously eating too much good food. Obviously the wife’s fault for being such a good cook. Nothing to do with a total lack of impulse control or moral fibre on my part. Couldn’t be.

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Anarchy in the FT!

Ok ok, the title is a little disingenuous. But on the stepper at t’gym, I encountered in the space of 10 minutes (or 200 calories), two snippets of interest to armchair beardies (ABs) like me. In the FT Magazine for … Continue reading

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Viz 183

One of my not-so-guilty pleasures forced its way through my letter box yesterday; viz, the latest issue of Viz (this link apparently takes you to a “less shit viz website”) I read most of it on the stepper at the … Continue reading

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Weight of the World 6: Oh good grief

Good thing I am actually changing shape, or I’d be extremely fed up. Am continuing to shift lard from belly etc, to the point where folks are commenting. Am I shifting it off the scales? Am I heck. 127.7, as … Continue reading

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