Probably all my favourite bookshops on earth are very poorly managed. The best booksellers are aware that the best books; by definition;..
It took me several days to work out why I felt annoyance at some of the offsite commentary on the ebola piece. Idiots say dumb shit on..
The last thing I have time for at the moment is seasonal flu. Which is why, obviously, I have it now on my first weekend to myself -and..
It might be the confusing accretion of jet lag from way too many time zones but I was beginning to feel like the grinch of Halloween...
Wellington International is apparently among the least popular airports for commercial pilots due to its preposterously short runway...
With apologies to Mr Worf.
Both botanicas I visited in Little Havana the other week had staff that either only spoke Spanish or at least..
I am reading aloud a telegram written in Klingon to a room of more than one hundred people as the last rays of the sun turn the shiraz..
In a few hours it is back off to the airport for country number four in the last two weeks.
When magic works I can’t help but return to..
The English are complaining about the weather because it is raining in Miami but I am complaining about their complaints.
Above is the..
Hey do you like Australian accents so much you are prepared to turn them up loud enough to compensate for some recording challenges so..
Do you know what a skeuomorph is?
It is a new object that retains functionally redundant design features. The general idea is to make new..
RO dropped a ‘blink and you missed it’ truth bomb the other day. He said that if a spirit working doesn’t result in what you asked for,..
The bartender I am probably falling in love with hands me a copy of the first issue of an independent cinema newspaper. How long has it..
Sometimes it seems like you would be more right than you are wrong if you considered everything a cargo cult.
Today is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, a Catholic festival marking the day -decided two millennia after events that never..
You know, like what all the kids are talking about. The kids and Madonna.
Possibly with less wacko numerology than Christine Lagarde’s..
Wheat was one of the worst performing commodities over the first half of 2014.
This is hugely surprising as much of North America is in..
How much would it surprise you to learn that Gordon Ramsay is a herald of the end of empire?
This is according to a famous British..
What else could one expect when replicating the Fiji experience in France? Certainly nothing so relaxing as a much-needed holiday.
Sparked by a recent discussion with Jake about the Necronomicon-ish nature of the rise of St Cyprian this year among the..
I suppose we could also call this ‘bong rip Thursday’. But I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to amplify the signal around a book..
“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.”
Let us look at precisely what is ‘expanding’, shall we?..
None of you need to be told the significance of St John’s Day or St John’s Eve. The Masonic/Templar connections, the curious status of..
In lieu of pointing out some of the more obvious financial and political origins of terrorism’s ‘New Coke’, let us have a history lesson..
Anybody else remember the heady days of dial-up IRC? It was an absolute lifeline for teenage Gordon to realise there were other weirdos..
There is a Coursera course on Cuanderismo starting in August. Details below:
Found via the ever-informed Fr AIT.
Looks very tempting,..
RO can do personal posts really well and I can’t and that also annoys me.
So I think..
Thunder rolls across central London like a pyroclastic flow, sending everyone scurrying from the sudden dark and even more sudden..
Chris Knowles and I have been having some sustained discussions regarding the aforementioned UFO Tarot.
It has probably the worst case of..
A few nights ago, the lovely Peter and the lovelier Alkistis from..
In my line of work, I deal regularly with raw and aggregated audience data.
Raw data would be the number of likes or shares a particular..
Except this time people actually celebrated it. Gone were the weak discussions about whether we should..
It would actually pull the full feed from a site you followed.
This was extremely useful..