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Psychic commentators

You have to admire CiF hacks like Holly Baxter. The IPPR report on young people and internet porn won;t even be published for another week but she’s managed to conjure … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Does your wife like photography?

Long term readers will be aware that photography plays its own, very special place in this thing that we do. Carter received my very first nervously taken selfie. He taught … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Picking the low hanging fruit

On the day when Ian Botham’s testicles, or someone else’s testicles misrepresented as Ian Botham’s, featured on Twitter it’s too good an opportunity not to make a joke about low … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

A victory for Daily Mail Feminism

The petition to add the mothers names to birth certificates has already been well critiqued, by Carter here among others. Feminism that refuses to consider those who dont want to … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Sunday Sermon; Physician heal thyself

Many sayings from the bible have entered the collective pool of wisdom, to be trotted out when words or emotions fail to come up with a more novel response. This … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quack medicine and British politics

There is a running joke in this household that there are a number of secular texts that I hold to be almost sacred. One is Bad Medicine by Ben Goldacre. … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Going up Snowdon in flip flops

As we are fond of saying her at cigar, we dont write a how to guide on anything, much less BDSM, this is what works for us, that’s all. CN sexual content/sadomasochism We … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of Life on Mars, part ten

Ana is being interviewed by Kellogg and Vera. Brook and Siobhan Clarke are watching through a mirror. KELLOGG: So, just to be clear Ana. Christian told you he’d got you … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

All surface, no substance

Jem sent me the link to this article by Sarah Ditum because she thought I’d find the reference to boxing as a ‘notably not-that-woman-friendly business’ funny. She was right, and … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Traffic wardens and the Tricycle Theatre

Traffic wardens? What, you may well ask, have they got to do with the Tricycle Theatre? Here on the interweb it’s common to describe a particular style of debate as … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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