Category Archives: lies

Authorship, once gazed upon, can never be erased

One of my reasons for moving this blog to wordpress.com was that I wanted to largely dissociate it from myself: that is, my public self, my employer, my real-life friends. This wasn’t just to be able to make sarcastic remarks … Continue reading

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Unavoidable bollards

The worst driver I know was explaining a few days ago that it was just bad luck that he had managed to write off every car he ever owned. The incident he chose to illustrate this relentless misfortune took place … 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

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Here comes everybody, voting how they want

The dust has yet to settle; yet any election blogpost is already out of date. Other more savvy political commentators than me (and probably ones with more time on their hands) like Obsolete and Anton Vowl have already digested much … Continue reading

Posted in belief, body, class_warfare, cliques, diary, election, enmity, entertainment, establishment, experience, fatigue, housing, lies, opinion, people, person, philosophy, politics, pragmatism, responsibility, society, understanding | 2 Comments

From gardens where we feel insecure

Our garden share has fallen through, unfortunately. The circumstances are quite complicated to relate, but a précis would go something like this. Our sharer—the elderly woman with a garden—turned out to be simultaneously unwilling to keep in touch and also … Continue reading

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When they turn up, it's time to leave

Bad journalism should not be mistaken for bad research. For example, via Brennig comes an instance of the BBC casually and cavalierly cutting and pasting from the inaugural speech. This is pretty low, but hardly a surprise. It’s certainly no … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, climate, commenting, dickheads, environment, journalism, lies, location, media, nu-media, opinion, publishing, rants, research, truth, understanding | 10 Comments

Passion is not belief

I’ve been accused recently of harbouring a religious zeal about climate change: in fact, it’s been suggested by my attendance at a lecture given by Monbiot in the Sheldonian back in late 2006 formed the basis of a conversion narrative. … Continue reading

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