Attention for Attention’s Sake

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

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Imagine taking holidays when there’s money to be made?

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?

Christ has Risen! Let’s Celebrate with Some Slavery and Environmental Destruction

The silly holiday weekend has now come to an end. Not that public holidays* themselves are silly, but the reason for this one is a based on a load of mythological claptrap, starting with the death of a Middle-Eastern magician, and ending with his resurrection a couple of days later. At some point after this … Continue reading Christ has Risen! Let’s Celebrate with Some Slavery and Environmental Destruction

Coke Adds Life Where There isn’t Any

"I get my advice from the advertising world Treat me nice says the party girl Coke adds life where there isn't any So freeze." Thus wrote the late great Joe Strummer in 1979 as part of The Clash's magnum opus London Calling, which I am revisiting now as I write this piece. Certainly a Desert … Continue reading Coke Adds Life Where There isn’t Any

Not currently recycled – nor cared about

Shopping in supermarkets is a minefield. Not only do we have to dodge around vacillating idiots dragging their baskets as if heaving a bodybag behind them, but then trying to actually shop ethically is another palaver. Having a long list of criteria to which I try to adhere puts strain on this weekly endeavour, and … Continue reading Not currently recycled – nor cared about