I Was Here First
An angry man, scaling the cliffs of coherence and only rarely reaching the top.

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Pour On Water

August 8, 2011

It’s 22:30 on the eighth of August, 2011 and I, like everyone else in Britain, am glued to my computer, scouring Twitter, the newspapers and the BBC for any information on the riots that are flaring up across the country. And more than the riots themselves, what’s making me sick is the rampant politico-point-scoring that’s […]

This Week I Have Mostly Been Believing In…

April 22, 2011

Existentialists believe that the glass is half empty, so if we want a drink we’d better fill it up our damn selves. Nihilists believe that the glass has shattered into a thousand tiny pieces, each of which has scattered across the floor like confetti, coming to rest alone and lonely and useless and this whole […]

This Week I Have Been Mostly Angry At…

November 30, 2010

X-Factor. (Oh c’mon; you knew this was coming). I have been getting very angry at X-Factor, Pop Idol and any other show that is marketed on this desperate desire for celebrity that seems to have gripped us in the past decade. I’ve been especially vocal about my distaste at X-Factor over the past couple of […]

This Week I Have Been Mostly Angry At…

November 30, 2010

Two schools in India. Scenario: You’re a headmaster of a school. You’re there to promote open-mindedness, rationality and acceptance. You just happen to be headmaster of a school based in one of the most superstition-reliant societies in the 21st Century. You encounter a child with a medical condition that is highly visible to people, but […]