Tag Archives: blood and treasure

Worth Reading 88: Like a rocket

The ‘scrounger’ myth is causing real suffering to many in society – New research reported by the LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog. Let’s call it failure – If you haven’t yet seen John Lanchester’s LRB piece on austerity, here’s your chance. Happy Christmas! Here is a flame war in a can – Charles Stross […]

Worth Reading 77: Whatever happened to Bill Grundy?

Hitchcult – Jamie at Blood and Treasure on the proposal to build a statue of Christopher Hitchens. Remember Who You Are – A report from a David Icke talk. At points, it sounds like Icke is stealing lines from Bill Hicks, though I don’t recall Bill ever having dance routines. I’m not ashamed of being […]

Worth Reading 69: What four emperors do

So what… [fill in blank here] – Fleet Street Fox compares the media coverage of two stories involving fifteen year old girls. The Wormhole Water Wheel – I’m simultaneously amused and scared by the idea of Lawrence Miles inventing a perpetual motion machine. Clegg’s Cornish pasty conference speech – Very good critique by Dan Falchikov. […]

Worth Reading 58: Severe thunderstorms start here

Kurt Vonnegut to weasels in five easy steps. ‘I Was There’: On Kurt Vonnegut – A long piece in The Nation looks back over Vonnegut’s novels from Player Piano to Breakfast of Champions. 10 Pilots With Light Turbulence – The Fan Can looks at the very early stages of some TV classics. The Unbearable Stasis […]