Archive for June, 2008

RIP Carlin


The planet is fine. The people are f*cked. –George Carlin ( 1937-2008 ) Advertisements

Greatest Hits


Eleven years ago, after mercilessly tormenting our father, we had our monolithic 386 PC replaced by a Pentium II ‘multimedia’ machine. Needless to say, at the time it was a pretty big deal for my brother and myself. We’d finally gotten a CD ROM drive and there was this one CD; presumably a freebie thrown […]

As I write this, I’m listening to the new Coldplay album and still can’t make up my mind as to whether it’s a masterpiece or a tad underwhelming (like Narrow Stairs, the latest Death Cab album). Coldplay’s success in many ways has been a curse of sorts; critics, elitist as they are tend to distance […]

But to put something in context is a step towards saying it can be understood and that it can be explained. And if it can be explained then it can be explained away. The above lines are uttered by a somewhat socially inept homosexual Jew student when the Holocaust is discussed in class. The History […]

Tag. Book Tag.


Since this tag requires minimal intellectual/physical exertion and because the tagger Rads is one of those truly incredible people, this tagee shall oblige. Pick up the nearest book. Open to page 123. Find the fifth sentence. Post the next three sentences. Tag five people, and acknowledge the person who tagged you Page 123 of Atomised […]

Talk about religion and you’re bound to get me all worked up; not that I don’t appreciate a good argument, just that a good argument is non existent when it comes to backing faith or the the existence of an omniscient and benevolent creator who has time to answer your petty prayers but blithely ignores starving children in […]