Articles Index

Ten Things That Irk Me

A list of the small things that annoy me daily

#Bitterness
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…

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Why I Married a Geek

survival of the nerdiest

#Computers
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…

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Why I do not occupy Wall Street

#Events
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…

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Learning to Drive Standard

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

#Culture
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…

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Rational? I Think Not

#Culture
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…

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

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

#Childhood
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,…

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

#Literature
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…

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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

#Future
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…

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Sustainable Anything?

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

#Money
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…

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Things Your Mother Should Have Told You As A Child

#Bitterness
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…

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Things My Father Should Have Told Me As A Child

#Culture
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'…

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A Million Lies

#Beauty
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…

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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

#Culture
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…

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Basil Baxter writes to Santa

#Death
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…

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LARP, the true story

An event from the perspective of a participant

#Events
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…

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

#Internet
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…

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

#Art
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…

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Sidewalk Rider

#Games
Wed, July 28th, 2010 00:18 by Leo N.

I'm a man of few pleasures. One of those pleasures is riding my bicycle. I tend to go for a bike ride almost every night,…

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Futureperfect

#Fiction
Thu, July 1st, 2010 15:47 by David Dylan

Lyrics quoted: Fearless ? VNV NationThe view from their flat was great. The building itself the epitome of Sowjet-inspired ugliness, but as they had told…

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Why I Do Not Vote

Why Other People Think I Should, And Why They Are Wrong

#GeorgeOrwell
Tue, June 8th, 2010 16:41 by David Dylan

Elections are coming up here in the Netherlands, Europe. Because of this I have been subjected to just about every clich? there is about the…

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