Lost in the Supermarket (again)

A quick observation I made on a trip to the supermarket┬átoday: The supermarket in question, a massive international chain, have just installed doors on all their fridges. Presumably they are rolling this out across all their branches. Now, it has been commonplace since time immemorial for shops to have open fridges, which use more energy … Continue reading Lost in the Supermarket (again)

Somebody please, think of the children!

Picture the scene. You are running along a pathway in a park, with loads of green, open space all around. It's a sunny afternoon, with a light breeze rustling through the trees and bushes, coupled with the sound of the gently flowing river off to your right. About 20 metres ahead of you, there's a … Continue reading Somebody please, think of the children!

Time for Disaster Capitalism

Yesterday I mentioned the concept of The Shock Doctrine, a philosophy of taking advantage of disasters - wars, hurricanes, recessions, or pandemics - to further enrich the sliver of the population at the top of the class pyramid at the expense of everybody else. Naomi Klein, in her unrivaled brilliance, covered this in meticulously researched … Continue reading Time for Disaster Capitalism

Week inside my Head

Welcome to a recap of what's been going on inside my head this last week. Don't worry, you won't need to bring a flashlight on this excursion, as we are not venturing into the inner darker regions. I started the week with an observation of city architecture, and how it is largely designed with motorists … Continue reading Week inside my Head

Patronising – that means talking down to you

It is more than a little worrying that our Minister for Health Simon Harris, the wretched leering gremlin pictured above, has a similar level of understanding of the current pandemic to that of noted intellectual Kellyanne Conway, one of President Dump's advisors. The esteemed Minister Harris in a radio interview yesterday stated that the '19' … Continue reading Patronising – that means talking down to you