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Monthly Archives: February, 2017

The man at the back

In a small moment that describes our friendship, Jem tweeted me about not realizing ever that Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell could be seen, by some, as a parody of … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Nazis and Nazagul

The aim of this post is to discuss the lessons we can learn about resistance to fascism from the Lord of the Rings. Even before I start I know there … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fellatio and Far Right Leaders

This post could have been called Milo and the Big Pink Microphone. However, I wanted it to be a little more serious than a post purely about Milo Yiannapoulos’s downfall … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

Short thoughts on Tony Blair’s racism

In a speech issued today Blair has addressed Brexit in strident tones. Apparently it should be resisted. Quelle surprise, as you might say. The troublesome passage for all those who’ve … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Darker reflections

The news that the second episode of the Fifty Shades of Shite franchise has made it to the cinema screens prompted me to think about what’s wrong with it. One … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Pop up brothels and pissed off cyclists

Stories about pop up brothels have been around for a while. They’re a staple of the modern breed of lazy journalist who sits in the office pretending that sending off … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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