The Art Of The Self Shot
Mar11

The Art Of The Self Shot

Browse the web long enough – about six minutes should do the job – and you’ll stumble upon a self-photograph taken by a partially-dressed, young girl in a room in her house. Well, you do if you browse the sites I browse. I don’t know why young girls feel the need to strip naked or as near-nude as makes no difference but it’s clear that there’s either peer pressure or herd instinct at play here. As...

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Professor Brian Cox, Drunk in Borneo
Jan27

Professor Brian Cox, Drunk in Borneo

Professor Brian Cox‘s latest programme for the BBC starts tonight. Wonders of Life follows the programme formula showcased in Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe taking Brian across the globe in a bid to explain the complexity, simplicity, and beauty of the evolutionary process and the way in which life came into being on the planet. It will be shown in HD so for those couple of people recently searching to...

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Being Polite
Jul24

Being Polite

I still haven’t given up on my dream of becoming an hilarious web-based comic strip writer! Behold! The Cyclops Toast and Jonathan Livingston Flashunit in “Being Polite!” Okay, now I’ve given up on my dream of becoming an hilarious web-based comic strip...

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American Motels
Jul05

American Motels

Not only would I like to live forever, I’d like to have lived forever. I want to see everything that ever was, is, and will be. Sadly, stupid mortality will get in the way and my experience of the universe will be incredibly limited. I’ve seen some impressive things (and a lot of crap too) but not enough for my liking, and every time I look back at historical photos or writings or consider the various scientific...

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Portsmouth Skeptics In The Pub
Apr16

Portsmouth Skeptics In The Pub

At the risk of treading on the toes of Strong Island which does a sterling job of talking about and promoting local endeavours in and around Portsmouth, and at the risk of talking about and promoting local endeavours in and around Portsmouth (something really quite alien to these particular interweb shores), and at the risk of linking the upcoming royal wedding with critical thinking and pubs I thought I’d just promote a local...

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Richard Madeley’s Ghost Cat!
Apr05

Richard Madeley’s Ghost Cat!

I was lucky enough to listen to everyone’s favourite Madeley, Richard, on the radio on the way into work today. This experience came about through a combination of me always listening to the radio while commuting, choosing to tune into Radio 2, and the time being a little after eight in the morning during a period when Richard Madeley is sitting in for Chris Evans in his regular slot. You will note that these matter-of-fact...

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