Monthly Archives: December 2012

Resolute about resolutions: xkcd nails it (again)

Oh, the curse of a little self-knowledge (and I have very little indeed).

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“Cyanide and Happiness” in pungacious mood.

One of the rare Explosms that I can share with Mrs Towers without her giving me one of her disapproving death-stares… Oh, and btw; Insular cortex Temporal lobe Dopamine Amygdala Broca’s Area Wernicke’s Area Sucker punch oh, and Puns and … Continue reading

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Foofighters – “Walk” – that’s pretty damn good, imho

The video is fun, but the lyrics can be, if you want, far darker…

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Neologism needed : “Mansplaining” for the “rescue prostitutes” industry. My effort is “knoblesse oblige”

So, “mansplaining” is, according to urban dictionary “To explain in a patronizing manner, assuming total ignorance on the part of those listening. The mansplainer is often shocked and hurt when their mansplanation is not taken as absolute fact, criticized or … Continue reading

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Edward Luce, the new normal and the death of the 1980s

“It’s not just the fiscal cliff – there’s a whole series of crises coming” – so (sort of) said Edward Luce, the FT’s man in Washington when being interviewed by some BBC radio hack yesterday. He had a deliciously mixed … Continue reading

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The past is always knocking incessant, trying to break through into the present*

The retellings – the relentless revisions the ratcheted raconteuring – ramify. Wrangling, angling for reasons, rationales reaching for redemption re-assembly, relief. We rectify randomness, right wrongs Even if only in our own skins. Paris/Manchester December 2012 * The title is … Continue reading

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Movement-building: Insulin and unlocking energy

Not quite sure this metaphor* is going to be much use to anyone but myself, but here goes nuffink. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas. It helps sugar in the blood get into the body’s cells, where the … Continue reading

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