The worst thing about being cynical is being right.
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...
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
An open letter to Aer Lingus on the occasion of their quite dreadful service.
Dear Sir or Madam, I was unfortunate enough to be on your delayed flight EI937 from Heathrow to Belfast City on 19/7/19, so am writing to ...
Thursday, 9 May 2019
Fear and loathing and the mob.
I haven't blogged in a very long time. I've had plenty of things to say, but can't face writing them in public. The reason, quit...
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
What's wrong with Black Panther.
[There are a few mild spoilers in this. They were all either in their respective films' trailers or in their first few minutes or are fr...
Friday, 29 September 2017
On punching Nazis.
The problem with Fascism is not political. There's been a lot of debate (well, "debate") lately about whether it's OK to...
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