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Ten Things You Are Not Entitled To

(And your parents should have told you about)

Sun, February 3rd, 2013 01:00 by David Dylan

When I wrote Things My Father ShouldHave Told Me As A Child and Things Your Mother Should HaveTold You As A Child the fit did,…


Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal “What the Fuck” Quetzal

Fri, November 2nd, 2012 10:00 by Lord Lansdowne

When I complain about Windows or OSX, I feel somewhat justified: I opened up my wallet and paid some pretty hefty cash for an operating…


Online Dating -- Yay or Nay?

People lie, misrepresent, take advantage of the Internet's anonymity, and don't look within to think about what they really want

Mon, October 1st, 2012 11:00 by Chandrasana Ardha

Let me start by saying that there are almost no pros in online dating! It seems like SO much work for no promise of gain.…


Ten Things That Irk Me

A list of the small things that annoy me daily

Wed, April 18th, 2012 18:07 by David Dylan

There are many small things that annoy me daily. I'm sure it's the same for you. If not, well, consider yourself lucky. Unless, of course…


Why I Married a Geek

survival of the nerdiest

Thu, February 23rd, 2012 12:00 by Le Brunette Smurfette

I wrote this little ditty at the encouragement of my husband, a nerd, who primarily wanted to hear about how great he is in a…


Why I do not occupy Wall Street

Mon, October 17th, 2011 10:29 by David Dylan

If you are prepared to define 'all over the world' as 'the rich few countries' then 'all over the world' protesters have gathered at Wall…


Learning to Drive Standard

That symbolic boundary separating those who know and those who don't

Sun, September 11th, 2011 22:00 by Le Brunette Smurfette

I don't know what I'm thinking when I plop myself into the driver side of a tiny Toyota Tercel, my fiancée sitting in the passenger…


Rational? I Think Not

Sun, July 10th, 2011 13:46 by David Dylan

In elementary school, and unfortunatelyoften later too, children are subjected to a very simplistic view ofhistory. There is the time before the middle ages (or…


Pat the Zombie: A Cruel Adult Spoof of 'Pat the Bunny'

Your children will learn precociously about texture, smells and undead biology

Sun, May 15th, 2011 23:21 by Leo N.

I'm a sucker for well-done parodies because while they mock the original creation, they also show a deep knowledge of it. And that very knowledge,…


Really Boring Books (You Have to Read Anyway): Dead Aid, Dambisa Moyo.

Sun, April 3rd, 2011 19:37 by David Dylan

This is quite a thin book. I picked it up in an airport bookshop confident that two weeks in rural France (near Vesoul - a…


Peak Oil is All About Peak Food Production

The whole middle east uprising isn't about freedom or democracy at all, it's about food

Wed, March 30th, 2011 21:00 by Tim King

You can't feed six billion people without it. I'm reading The End Of Food right now. The level of societal change we would have to…


Sustainable Anything?

We're so isolated from the necessities of life that virtually all of us never give them a second thought

Tue, March 15th, 2011 21:00 by Tim King

My on going reading has led me through Coupland's Player One, Saul's The Collapse of Globalism, and Wright's A Brief History of Progress. I'm currently…


Things Your Mother Should Have Told You As A Child

Sun, February 20th, 2011 22:54 by David Dylan

After writing 'Things My Father Should Have Told Me As a Child' I was ostracised from the dating community. Gangs of irate feminist protesters throw…


Things My Father Should Have Told Me As A Child

Fri, February 18th, 2011 19:50 by David Dylan

You know the stories, songs, books and blog-posts that start with "My father took me aside one day and ..."? Well, the concept of 'fathers'…


A Million Lies

Wed, February 16th, 2011 21:39 by David Dylan

Lyrics quoted: "Chrome" -VNV Nation-Winter was coming to an end, as it so often does, with a stutter and a sigh. Snow had given way…


Don't Judge a Story by the Gender of Its Author

Equality is about treating others the same way we want to be treated, not to get even

Sun, January 30th, 2011 19:00 by Anonymous

For the second time this week I've read a "Letter to the Editor" where a female reader complained that a magazine in question had too…


Basil Baxter writes to Santa

Thu, December 23rd, 2010 15:09 by Basil Baxter

Dear Santa, or San Tec L'Aus, as some seem to call you,Basil Baxter Loves You.It has come to Basil Baxter's (who Loves You) attention that…


LARP, the true story

An event from the perspective of a participant

Mon, September 20th, 2010 16:58 by David Dylan

LARP (Live Action Role Playing) is an often misunderstood hobby. People see pictures or movies online, often at semi-humorous websites that make a living ridiculing…


The Secretclub: A quirky and fun way to meet new people on social networking sites

Mon, August 30th, 2010 15:02 by David Dylan

There are many reasons why you can get to feel a bit lonely, or maybe just in need of some fresh new people to talk…


Really boring books (you have to read anyway): Ayn Rand's 'We, the living'.

Tue, August 10th, 2010 21:00 by David Dylan

One drunken night we were sitting around in our best clothes. Me in a Kimono, with my faux leather Samurai armour next to me on…