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I WAS going to write about the article on Jacqueline Gold and discuss whether her Ann Summers shops were adding to the objectification of women, or whether they were helping women become more confident, empowered and… something else that fits the feminist checklist. I WAS going to write about whether being normal was a good…Continue reading BBC News


The attack of the ‘just back from a break and lost will to blog’ has just hit me. Sort of (obviously can’t to be too bad as I’m typing this aren’t I? Or am I really plumbing the depths here…). So instead of witty social commentary on a current news item like this one, I’ll…Continue reading Aarrgh


I’ve not commented at all on the current ‘disturbances’ (war?) in the Middle East. Suffice to say it shocks, confuses, and angers me. Same emotions as you, I would imagine dear reader, underlined with the same question – WHY?


Nephew is doing well, sense of humour has survived, mind you it looks like he has gone 13 rounds with Tyson. Tidy house, no film watching but a productive weekend nevertheless. Slightly disturbing news – the Queen Mother stumbled (stumbled, she didn’t fall) coming out of somewhere. She then, later, made it into her car…Continue reading Newsworthyless


Mass hysteria, mobs prowling the street with banners, wrongfully targetting lawful citizens. Where am I? The Middle East? Try Florida, U.S. of A. Personally I’m taking two approaches. 1. Agreeing with American friends that the whole situation is awful, and must be concluded (as long as [insert candidate] wins). 2. Quietly, smugly enjoying those damn…Continue reading Farcical