A better future in this?

As the number of cases of the corona virus around the world continues to grow, more and more countries are starting to see immense pressure on their health systems. This is no more evident than in Italy and Spain, where the number of deaths are horrifying. It is worth noting here why these two countries … Continue reading A better future in this?

Comrade Boris?

Perhaps the end times are near. I have just heard that the Tories, the fucking Tories, have just announced a raft of socialist policies to deal with the economic and social effects on the pandemic on the UK. This is easily the most unexpected aspect of the whole affair so far. I mean, I was … Continue reading Comrade Boris?

Carbon-belching Ghosts

Another upshot of this virus hysteria that has come to light is the last few days is revelation that many carriers are flying empty planes in and out of Europe, since people have cancelled travel plans due to paranoia about what should be an easily-contained pathogen. So instead of grounding the planes that have no … Continue reading Carbon-belching Ghosts

It’s got Nothing to do with Vorsprung Durch Technique, you Know

Having only had a car for a short time living in Dublin, before getting rid of it because driving in the city is utterly pointless, I never really paid any heed to the many signs (such as the one pictured) on the approaches to the city indicating how many spaces there are in various car … Continue reading It’s got Nothing to do with Vorsprung Durch Technique, you Know

Jumpstarting my Road to Damnation

The trail of cookie crumbs my browsing history has been leaving recently has seen some curious advertising stalkers creeping after me. One particularly persistent ad is trying to convince me to attend a 2-day property investment workshop, entitled Jumpstart. This targeted ad is obviously because I have been looking at property online. However, I'm simply … Continue reading Jumpstarting my Road to Damnation

Do you know Brendan Meehan?

For a number of years, a more youthful version of myself worked as a bookseller. It was a job I thoroughly enjoyed, spending the days surrounded by books, and conversing with learned, intelligent people for the most part. Apart from the swamp-dwellers that would surface during December's consumerist frenzy, bookshop clientele are generally pleasant to … Continue reading Do you know Brendan Meehan?

Able I was ere I … didn’t care

I've recently been inundated with ads (on free apps that I use) for a company providing a delivery service for their 'healthy' snack food. Food delivery services are not something I am in the habit of availing of. While they are convenient, they are incredibly wasteful; they generate a whole lot of unnecessary packaging to … Continue reading Able I was ere I … didn’t care