Category Archives: Short Thoughts

The Seven Elements of a Creative Personality (Lifehacker)

I’ve been reading an article on Lifehacker about the personality traits normally exhibited by creative people. These include hunger for originality, volatile personal relationships and “being a pain in the ass.” In other news, bears have begun their protest at … Continue reading

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Why are there no right wing comedians?

Not really a post as such, but read this little article in the New Statesman and wanted to share a quote by one of my favourite comedians, Mr Stewart Lee: The African-American stand-up Chris Rock maintained that stand-up comedy should … Continue reading

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For Gil

I first discovered Gil, as most people do, while serving time in a left-wing political party. Making regular appearances at parties and sound systems, Gil’s music was an ample part of my political soundtrack, right up there with Frank Turner, … Continue reading

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Dear Mr Potter…

So I discovered this little joy of a book and thought I’d tell the world about it, cause that’s what I do. Consider me a filter for all of the knowledge on the internet: if I don’t talk about it, … Continue reading

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Teeny Tiny Tony and Teeny Tiny (via Sushi)

Me: I smell a Pulitzer in the making Sushi: A Pulitzer? For Teeny Tiny Village? Will it be a Teeny Tiny Pulitzer? 😉 Me: Is that not the best kind? Sushi: Of course it is! Via sushimustwrite I wrote this story when I … Continue reading

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So Many Bugs: Initial thoughts on “A Scanner Darkly”

The first scene opens with a man covered in a swarm of insects. He tries in vain to get them off, even spraying himself with a generic bug spray, but to no avail. He even discovers the green menace on … Continue reading

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Oh, you’re such a tease!

So, first the Foo Fighters come out with the 30 second teaser for their forthcoming album, and we’re all plenty tickled. Now, I gather Panic At The Disco have done the same for their new release, Vices and Virtues (Out … Continue reading

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