morally bankrupt

From The Independent
If you go there with your eyes open – as I did earlier this year – the truth is hidden in plain view. The tour books and the bragging Emiratis will tell you the city was built by Sheikh Mohammed, the country’s hereditary ruler.
It is untrue. The people who really built the [...]

The American dating site,  OK Cupid’s blog is one of the most interesting places on the web.  This week, they have a story on the correlation in males and females between messaging and attractiveness.  If you take the time to study the graphs below, you’ll see a number of very interesting things.  Firstly, men are [...]

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From: Simon Edhouse
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 2.19pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Logo Design
Hello David,

I would like to catch up as I am working on a really exciting project at the moment and need a logo designed. Basically something representing peer to peer networking. I have to have something to show prospective clients this week so would [...]

die hip hop die

The team and I have written in these pages before about our visceral response to hip hop music.  Not all of it, but the great majority, appears to be nothing but the glamorised subjugation of the sisterhood, compressed into rhyming coulpets and then recited over beats, some of which are mildly inventive.  There is no [...]


Given that Sarah Palin is back out on the hustings doing her very best to become planetary president in 2012 (and they say the world isn’t about to end) it would be remiss of me not devote at least one story to the fearsome phenomenon known as “Going Rogue,”  and who could be better than [...]

queen of the opera

if the earth had rings


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From Newsminer
FAIRBANKS — Ravens have feelings, too, at least judging from an eerie scene Tuesday morning on Minnie Street in east Fairbanks.
After two ravens roosting on top of a power transformer were electrocuted, hundreds of ravens showed up within a minute or two and started silently circling overhead and perching in nearby trees.
Rod Stephens, owner [...]

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