Despite not being overly fond of teeming masses of humanity, I am still a big advocate of public transport. I am all for banning cars from cities entirely. The benefits for the environment and for people's health (including stress levels) are obvious. The number of cars in the world should be restricted, but of course … Continue reading Filthy, Rancid Humans
On my latest trip to my local Lidl*, I noticed some superficial changes to the supermarket. Firstly that they had placed separate bins by the door for different recyclable materials, so that people who haven't a clue can randomly dump the wrong type of packaging into each bin, along with organic waste and contaminate the … Continue reading More than a Lidl Wasteful
Would you go see a band called Alien Weaponry, purely out of curiosity regarding their name alone? The band in question are playing Dublin next week, and I have been contemplating going. They have been getting a lot of attention recently, despite the awful name. They are a three-piece metal outfit from New Zealand, comprising … Continue reading The Importance of Being Earnestly Named
In case you were unaware, last Saturday saw the final of association football's most prestigious club tournament, the European Cup. Before anyone feels the need to point it our, I am aware that the competition was 'rebranded' in 1992 and is now known as the Champions League. But I'll stick with the old name, for … Continue reading Attention for Attention’s Sake
While I was committing my recent anxieties to print yesterday, I did mention that I would have something positive to focus on today, and so to try to offset my general bleak negativity just a fraction, here's something that warmed the quadcameral pumping mechanism in my thoracic cavity. A few months before I actually travelled … Continue reading Imagine taking holidays when there’s money to be made?
As some of you may well have noticed, it's been a few weeks since I've posted anything. This can be partially excused by the fact that I was away and largely off-grid for a while, but have been back for over two weeks now, and have not got round, until the last couple of days, … Continue reading Escape from Planet Earth
Coming up to a year of writing, I have yet to comment much on anything in current pop culture. My reason for not doing so is that there are so many articles and blogs out there that are, so I thought it would be superfluous to do the same. However, I felt it was time … Continue reading A Slog of Ice and Fire
Happy May Day to you and all your comrades! I've spoken before about other holidays and celebrations, and how most of them are either festivals of crass consumerism, are based on something not worthy of commemoration, or are a combination of both. May Day, or International Workers Day, is notable for not being either of … Continue reading Infamy, infamy, they all have it infamy
"...the review of the hotel complained about the dive-bar close to the bedrooms, from which noise eminated all through the night, and that it was impossible to get any sleep. That's the kind of hotel that I WANT to stay in." I'm paraphrasing part of Doug Stanhope's routine about online reviews that I had the … Continue reading How was your Horrible Experience Today?
What's your favourite US talk show? I rate them all on the same level - equally unwatchable. I was only reminded of this recently when I was sent a clip of an interview conducted on one such show. An interview which may well have been interesting. However, I only got a few seconds beyond the … Continue reading Screaming idiots