Archive for November, 2006

Shakespeare and Eugenics

Thursday, November 23, 2006 7:18 24 Comments

Tom Shakespeare, that is. I was reading an article by Tom Shakespeare on the BBC Disability Blog “Ouch!” where he talks about a disturbing new development — or removal of it — from America. This cunning plan which emerged from an endocrinologist and a bioethicist in Seattle, suggests that it may be possible, and in [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Politics, Science

I thought I’d shit myself!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 18:16 No Comments

Well, actually I didn’t either think it or do it, but that was certainly the implication I read into it when one of those ambulance-chasing annoying people who stand in the middle of the street harassing innocent passers by accosted me and asked: Have you had an accident?Ambulance Chaser I mean, normally they add “or [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Oddities

Ongoing discussions

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 8:08 29 Comments

If there are any of you who read articles on my site as they are posted, think about them at the time and then wander away, then I’m not surprised. It’s how I tend to read the blogs I read. But what you’re missing out on by doing this can be some wonderfully entertaining and [...]

This was posted under category: Blogging, The Pickards

Sci-Fi Meme

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 8:35 37 Comments

Okay, I’ve taken this from a Very True Place but am going to bend the rules slightly. Well, not so much bend them as break them, to be honest. The meme lists what are considered to be the 50 most significant SF & F books (by either Time Magazine or the Science Fiction Book Club [...]

This was posted under category: Books, Memes

The Dismissive and Closed-Minded Scientists

Monday, November 20, 2006 22:04 19 Comments

A while ago, I posted an “atheists are bigots” post, reflecting my feelings on comments on the BBC’s website suggesting that religious people were backward and religions shouldn’t be allowed. Of course, the post should really have been entitled “atheists are just as capable of being bigots as anyone else” but that would have been [...]

This was posted under category: Articles, Faith & Forteana, Oddities, Science

The Police, Abusive Messages, and settling down

Monday, November 20, 2006 8:23 3 Comments

Now if someone is sticking abusive messages through your front door, what should you do about it? Well, going to the police sounds like a reasonable option, doesn’t it? But what if it’s the police that are putting the abusive messages through your door in the first place? Okay, so as abusive messages go, it’s [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Local Interest, Oddities, Scams & Spams

That Luzar And Jim Time Of The Year

Sunday, November 19, 2006 12:48 6 Comments

Yes, it’s heading towards that time of the year again, as a number of things have brought home to me this last week, so I decided to bring them together and launch a Do You Know It’s Christmas? meme. So here you have it: a selection of questions about Christmas. It’s time for you to [...]

This was posted under category: Faith & Forteana, Life, Memes, The Pickards

The Obligatory Blonde Joke

Friday, November 17, 2006 8:09 1 Comment

Thanks to MattieK for this one: and yes, it really is about time he got round to sorting out his website… A businessman on a plane has finished reading his newspaper, is feeling a little bored and decides to try and pass the time by indulging in a little carefree conversation, and decides to attract [...]

This was posted under category: Funnies, Language

Early Reading Meme (Doing The Rounds)

Thursday, November 16, 2006 21:53 31 Comments

This I got this from Stephen Lang, who got it from Kate’s Book Blog. It’s, well, it’s about early reading… If you’re not into the book memes, you might as well stop here…

This was posted under category: Books, Memes

Bigotry In The UK

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 18:51 7 Comments

Originally posted on State Of The Game, the independent football website to visit. It was almost thirty years ago (December 1976) that The Sex Pistols burst onto the scene, declaring that they were anarchists. Let’s just stop for a moment to reflect on that: the punk movement is thirty years old. It probably has two [...]

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