Death Threats are a compliment

If the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about and you accept that usually the best sportsmen get booed because of petty jealousy, then can there be anything more flaterring than being recipient of a death threat? A death threat sounds like a very scary thing to get.  I’ve seen […]

[Movie Review] The Watch

Starring: Clea DuVall, Elizabeth Whitmere, James A. Woods, Victoria Sanchez, Morgan Kelly Director: Jim Donovan Genre: Thriller Cert: 12 Released: 2008 Cassie (Clea DuVall) is struggling to finish her psychology thesis on post-traumatic stress disorder in children and is relieved when Professor Bateman (Matthew Kabwe) grants a one month extension to his students. Finding it […]

Words I like to use a lot: Part 1

Tedious I love this one….teeeedious.  You are sooo teeeedious. It’s a great way to illustrate disregard for someone or something. Teeeedious. “Did you hear that new Oasis single?” “Oh, God.  Oasis *heavy sigh*  Oasis are sooo teeedious.  The cursing, the drinking, the repetitive chords.  I mean, why?” “How did your date go last night?” “Not […]

The social stigma of reading

I’ve just bought my third copy of “The God Delusion“.  Not because I feel the need to boost Richard Dawkins coffers, but rather because I left one copy on a plane and gave a second copy to a friend who I had, ironically, flown to see on the plane in which I left the first […]

It don’t matter if you’re black or white

I got a bit of a fright today when I realised that I might actually be racist. I was sitting on the stationary bike (un-moving as opposed to made of office supplies) at the gym, a little TV screen 12 inches from my face, broadcasting music video after music video.  About 95% of them featured […]

Unloved guitarist

I saw an acoustic guitarist busking away at the top of Grafton Street this evening.  A small crowd – maybe a half-dozen people – gathered to listen to his musical prose.  He played some hippy-style seventies tune (probably Wings or something) and received a smattering of applause from the handful of passers-by. As he started […]