The worst thing about being cynical is being right.
Saturday, 26 February 2022
“Missile by missile, warhead by warhead, shell by shell, we’re putting a bygone era behind us. Inspired by Sam Nunn and Dick Lugar, we’re m...
Saturday, 29 January 2022
When all you have is a hammer....
Excitable conspiracy theorists are triumphantly distributing this "revelation" that only 6000 people in the UK have EVER died of ...
Thursday, 13 January 2022
Prince Andrew's defence in full.
"I went to lots of parties at the houses of my close friend the convicted paedophile pimp. While I was there, there were always young b...
Monday, 10 January 2022
There's more to conspiracy theories than just theories about conspiracies.
Leonid Brezhnev set up a department within the KGB tasked with finding out who was really running Capitalism. He was, of course, perfe...
Sunday, 8 November 2020
You are gaslighting yourself.
I am a mathematician. Not professionally, but mentally. I'm one of those people who had an affinity with numbers and logic from a very e...
Monday, 6 April 2020
On the occasion of Boris Johnson entering intensive care.
If you are so dedicated to the grand cause of tribalist politics that you are welcoming the prospect of a child being born to its father'...
Wednesday, 18 March 2020
Covid-19, lightning strikes, and the nature of risk.
There's this way of measuring risk that's so popular it's a cliche: "You're more likely to be struck by lightning than ...
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
They're just spitting in our faces now.
This is Labour's video about how they support minority groups. They've got quite a lot of racial and religious groups in there. But...
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
The gathering storm.
It is not possible to be more assimilated than me. My father was sent to Catholic school during the War in case the Gestapo made it to Londo...
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Another open letter to Aer Lingus on the occasion of their laughable reply to my earlier one.
A while ago, I complained to Aer Lingus about their impressively atrocious service. They replied impressively atrociously: Thank you for...
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