Monthly Archives: January 2009

Web Forms Gone Wild

Mr. Eugenides discovers that the Royal Opera House is rather particular on making sure that you choose the correct title for yourself on their web form.

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Seeing It Again

Do you re-read books, or re-visit places? Some people do, and some don’t. I’m in the former category, as is Eve Garrard. Her essay In Praise Of Again gets to the heart of it for me. I pass the same … Continue reading

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It’s A Different World

When I was growing up, first as a young boy and then as a rather confused and frustrated teenager, it was clear to me that while the female body was sexualised as a matter of course in the society around … Continue reading

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The Hospital’s Ghost

We’re not even out of January, and already the first "Silly Season" story is upon us: a senior manager at Derby’s new City Hospital is calling in an exorcist to rid the hospital of a ghost. Oh deary me (to … Continue reading

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Special Rights

Jesus and Mo demonstrate that they are just as obtuse as many of their followers. If I had a penny for every time I heard this particular argument, I’d be a rich man.

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Biomechanics

Carl Zimmer is an excellent writer on science subjects. Here’s a good example: The Flesh of Physics.

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Now You See It…

… and now you don’t. This is a tale about technology, about the little things that don’t quite work and hence irritate me out of all proportion, rhyme or reason. Unless you’re a technology nerd, this probably won’t interest you, … Continue reading

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