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Fifty Shades of Life on Mars, part four

We are in the interview room. Christian looks flustered. Next to him is a small, crumpled looking man in a battered hat, who accepts a light for his small cigar … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Monday media and wind problems

We’re often critical of local media here, so hat’s off to the Northumberland Gazette for this exquisite piece of data mining. What the Gazette have done is take a look … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Sunday Sermon

We don’t have a policy line on what we will or wont write about here, for one thing Carter knows it would feed my service sub tendencies. We are however … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fifty Shades of LIfe on Mars, part three

We are in flashback mode again. The style is Helmut Newton meets fairground mirror. We see Alex Drake, Ana and Vera Stanhope. We see Vera speaking, but can’t hear her, … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of Life on Mars, part two

We are in the canteen of the police station. A large, sombrely suited man is eating a sandwich that looks as if it will deposit its contents on his tie … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fifty Shades of Life on Mars (Part One)

The film opens with a series of shots. They are done in a super realistic style, stark and sharp like a Helmut Newton portfolio. We see Christian and Ana’s wedding. … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

The saviour complex

You cannot spend anytime in the trenches of the battle for sex workers rights without quickly realizing that those who would save ¬†us cause immense damage. From Kristoff to Bindel … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 7 Comments

The Fred and Ched show

The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony passed off with barely a flutter of interest outside the narrow world of people with nothing better to do on a Wednesday night. Missing from … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Man gardening

We had a neighbourly barbecue the other night. Or rather, my neighbours had a barbecue and invited me. Over beer and burned sausages, I fell to talking with a young … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

A statistic for a statistic

This post is being re-tweeted into my Twitter timeline. As an example of the fatuous, idiotic, eye for an eye partisanship that inspires the supporters of both sides in the … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 7 Comments

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