Monthly Archives: March 2010

I Have to Smile

The architecture of the new Inntel Hotel in Zandaam deserves nothing less. It’s the best form of kitsch. 

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All Kinds of Minds

Temple Grandin, illustrating why we need to open our perspectives.    

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The Jolley Gang

Victoria Coren has a justly sharp piece in today’s Observer about the grisly Jolley Gang, and has a dignified sideswipe on Alan Macdonald, who choked to death on a canapé served at an occasion where he had no right to … Continue reading

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Peter Sinclair, doing his best to fight against the tide of misinformation on climate change:       Good luck to him. I’m beginning to think that it’s a lost cause. Hat tip to Francis Sedgemore.

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Blame The Gays

John Sheehan – doesn’t it just make you proud that he was a senior figure in the US military?

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Tell It To The Judge

Johann Hari hits the nail on the head, as usual…

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The Baker’s Wife

We had a bit of a shock last week. On Thursday evening, we saw that there were two ambulances with flashing lights at Bennie the baker on the corner. The following morning we learned that his wife, Ineke, had collapsed. … Continue reading

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A Plug for a Plug

Bloody brilliant. One of those "why didn’t I think of that?" moments. I hope Min-Kyu Choi makes a fortune.

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Massimo Pigliucci has a post over at Rationally Speaking that reminds me how easily I get irritated by pseudo-scientific waffle with a metaphysical slant. And I really get irate when it’s uttered by people who should know better. Pigliucci quotes the … Continue reading

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Sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog entry here. It’s partly out of being distracted with other things, and partly because I really have no wish to release a stream of bile on the things that have … Continue reading

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