ANY SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED ARGUMENT IS INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM BULLSHIT

Warning: What follows contains cynicism. It is opinionated, probably inaccurate, possibly libellous, inconsistent in tone and somewhat rambling. If you are of fragile political sensibility you might be offended and your tea may well exit through your nose.  The point of politicians is increasingly lost on everyone except politicians. There was a time when we … Continue reading ANY SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED ARGUMENT IS INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM BULLSHIT

THE EXPLICABLE PERSISTENCE OF MINI METROS IN THE MIND OF SOMEONE LOOKING OUT FOR THEM

The first house I ever lived in was number 25 Poplar Avenue. It was nothing special, a fifties suburban semi, but I loved it. Primary school was at the top of the hill and as a shy child the walk home was always more about the destination than the journey. Our front gate had 25 … Continue reading THE EXPLICABLE PERSISTENCE OF MINI METROS IN THE MIND OF SOMEONE LOOKING OUT FOR THEM

BUILT-IN OBSOLESCENCE VS. BUILT-IN REDUNDANCY

When I was a boy if my father was ever in error or had a misadventure he would always somehow manage to give the impression that whatever it was hadn’t actually happened. This gave rise to the notion that my father was unerring, which he was, except he wasn’t. It’s just that I have absolutely … Continue reading BUILT-IN OBSOLESCENCE VS. BUILT-IN REDUNDANCY