Category Archives: Culture

Information Reinforcement

Tuesday evening, just hooked myself up to the day’s third dose of IV antibiotic. It’s all routine now. The hand washing and the sterilising beforehand, the pressure required to flush the line with saline, the check to make sure the … Continue reading

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Ik Den Holi Gralen

More sunshine, less anxiety. Such is Monday so far. I prefer it to Sunday when anxiety became the all and everything of the day quite swiftly. Today I can at least square up to anxiety and say “Fuck yourself in … Continue reading

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You Eyeing Up My Pint?

Men cannot speak to other men in pubs if they don’t know them. That’s the law. If a man speaks to another man, whom he does not know, in a pub, it will either result in a fight or in … Continue reading

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Or Lit On Fire

I know that many people have had worse Fridays than mine. Top of the list (or bottom of all Fridays ever, depending on how you scale it) is Jesus, who can’t have enjoyed his so-called ‘Good’ Friday much, even if … Continue reading

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Middle-Age Kicks

In a subterranean world of coffee, cool and chips I soak up the new wave/post-punk sounds of my youth: songs of anger, energy, invention; the manifesto of self-definition through self-expression. There is little sign of this formative influence on my … Continue reading

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State Of The Nation

A social media site which generates influence and income akin to the world’s multinational conglomerate businesses harvesting and selling off data which can be used to sway decisions during key elections? The very thought. How dare we imagine that some … Continue reading

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Snow Is A Wanker. We Know This.

Monday has limped in like a drunken three-legged gazelle with gout. It’s by far from being in the reckoning to become one of my favourite Mondays ever. It’s not the worst – that Monday when I accidentally decapitated myself with … Continue reading

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