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Archive of posts published in the category: Random thoughts

Cosy catastrophes

There’s something about the way the volcanic ash story is developing that makes me feel we’re in the opening chapters of one of John Wyndham or John Christopher‘s world-ending novels of the mid-20th century. Not that I’m claiming the eruption of an Icelandic…

A marriage made in a very restrictive view of heaven

According to her website, Jan Moir has a partner referred to only as ‘S’. Our old friends at Christian Voice have a press release echoing her comments that Stephen Gateley’s death was linked to his being gay. Christian Voice is run by (and…

Sign of the times

When I was out on a walk the other day (more details on Sunday), I noticed this sign: At first glance, I thought it was just another variant on the same sort of sign you see a lot of when you’re walking –…

Bank Holiday Classic Gold Blogging

I remembered the Straw Man Institute the other day. Reproduced here, just in case the Sharpener site finally goes blunt and falls off the web. One of the problems of modern newspaper publishing is the question of how to fill the blank pages…

A flaw in the Golden Dozen?

Not sure if anyone’s mentioned this before, but a thought occurred to me that there might be a flaw in the way the Lib Dem Voice Golden Dozen, specifically the seven most popular links, is compiled. Those top seven are based on the…

But are you liberal with your bets?

Can’t remember if I’ve ever suggested this before back in the mists of blogtime, but I was playing poker online last night and wondering how many other of my readers and fellow bloggers play, and whether there’d be interest in setting up some…

Trading Standards in the age of the internet

A thought occurs to me: if you have a phone capable of sending messages by SMS, what’s to stop you branding it as ‘Twitter-compatible’? An addition to this is the thought that someone – possibly inspired by the Amstrad Emailer – is currently…

Nostalgia Tours

Having just got back into the habit of regular blogging, I’ve been rediscovering the habits that go along with it such as the occasional perusing of my Sitemeter pages (and I’m still Old Skool enough to be using them, not your newfangled Google…

Playground football

As the controls for regular football games on consoles become increasingly complex, and the games become harder and harder to play in the ridiculously high-scoring manner they used to be, why has no one yet created a playground football game? You could have…

C’est magnifique, mais ce n’est pas…

“If you have to ask whether or not its art, then please adjust your definition of art.” With my hour on the plinth now just nine days away, I found this an interesting read. Related PostsAndy Warhol times four P Minus 395 minutes…

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