Category Archives: intuition

Top Dog always gets the treats he wants

I went to a conference a few years ago where they let people pick a “dietary option” beforehand. Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that 50% of people responded, 20% of whom (or 10% of the attendees) said they were vegetarian. … Continue reading

Posted in body, consumption, discomfort, experience, food, intuition, mind, organisations, past, people, person, privilege, psychology, society, time, understanding | 2 Comments

Nobody owns a cat

We’re trying to get a cat. It’s harder than you think, especially if (a) you accept that buying kittens from breeders is simply worsening an existing problem of animal welfare, and (b) you baulk at tempting them away from neighbours’ … Continue reading

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If you want to get ahead, get a helmet. Or don't.

To the editor of Cycle, the CTC magazine: Sir, It’s always a shame to see factions of CTC cyclists still arguing with each other over whether one “ought” to either wear, or be forced to wear, a helmet. The argument … Continue reading

Posted in belief, cars, cliques, correspondence, cycles, enmity, friends, individual, intuition, lies, mind, morality, opinion, person, psychology, research, safety, society, transport, truth, understanding | 2 Comments

Brittany Ferries accept vegetarians exist, just about

In the most recent LRB, Stephen Shapin reviews Michael Steinberger’s book about the fall of French cuisine. While Steinberger’s frankly bizarre neoliberal, uncontrollable-market afterwords can probably be discarded, the basic premise—that French cuisine is ossified and tedious—is one with which … Continue reading

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Chewing up the walls

Brennig seems to have had a lovely weekend, the bastard. In comparison, I’ve had a couple of days of traipsing around getting and then using a carpet cleaner, fixing my brakes, and working out strategies to get rid of mice … Continue reading

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Wife and two home-made chocolate oranges to support

Over on Sick Days, alantru complains about sponsorship blagging at work. I do feel his pain, rather. I was full of flu the last time that the Meander for Life was taking place, and was fuzzyheadedly watching people run round … Continue reading

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I'm not a lawyer, but I play one in photo opportunities

My dad says he never uses indicators while in a car park, because legally you don’t have to. This comment was made a few weeks after he came back to his car, parked in a branch of Carrefour, to find … Continue reading

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