A Long Awaited Reply

Some of you may recall that in April I formally approached my landlord (pictured) about my salary being cut and petitioned for a rent reduction. I wasn't anticipating anything of great substance from them, but I did expect some sort of reply. Well, after following up with them no fewer than 13 times, and finally … Continue reading A Long Awaited Reply

The Great Unveiling

So it's finally happened. After almost a century of bickering, Ireland's two largest political parties have coalesced into a single, stomach-turning, putrid mass. It is not before time. Though their stalwart supporters may argue, both parties essentially espouse the same ideals. On pretty much every major policy in recent years, they have fallen in line … Continue reading The Great Unveiling

Penneys For Your Thoughtlessness

So last week most retail outlets in Ireland reopened. There was more wailing and gnashing of teeth as droves of consumer-zombies queued around the block to get into Penneys [sic]. Images and videos of this spread across mainstream and unsocial media, as people complained about the irresponsibility of those gathering in large numbers. That's not … Continue reading Penneys For Your Thoughtlessness

Virgin on the Ridiculous

The myth that perpetuates capitalism is that 'anybody can be fabulously rich if they work hard enough'. This is often known as The American Dream - seeing that the US is the flagship of the rampaging capitalist fleet. This myth falls down upon the even most cursory of examination, as it is evidence that the … Continue reading Virgin on the Ridiculous

Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Fortnight is a funny word isn't it? While the words we use in English to refer to periods of a single Earth rotation all end in 'day', a period of two weeks derives from a phrase meaning 'fourteen nights'. Still, not as odd as in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, which refer to the same periods … Continue reading Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Prepare for the Shockwave

The latest rumblings to emerge from Washington this week revolve around the administration's consideration of proposals, following suggestions from right-wing think-tanks the Hoover Institute and the American Enterprise Institute, that those facing poverty due to the pandemic be given a once-off cash injection, but at the cost of sacrificing social security protections and benefits in … Continue reading Prepare for the Shockwave