Tag Archives: Weapon of Choice

Soylent Beige – First prize: a week’s supply. Second prize: two week’s supply.

The Great Global Food Fight part 2 – v1.01 You might have seen a recent viral video of a now famous behavioural experiment with Capuchin monkeys, where reproducible and spookily human behaviour is provoked in primates by treating them unequally. … Continue reading

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Soylent Beige – If you tolerate this, your Happy Meal will be next

The Great Global Food Fight part 1 v1.01 This blog post is about a subject close to my heart and I get very emotional about it, so those of you sensitive to cussing, look away now. Here goes… I am … Continue reading

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Let the games begone – lies, damned lies and legacy

I might be a little late to the party on this one, but seeing as the world is about to be set alight I thought I’d better stick my oar in before the the Middle East is razed to the … Continue reading

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Do you want fries with that?

This image was originally posted to Flickr as BK Stacker After an enforced hiatus from my musings on the state of British culture, you may or may not welcome my return to the keyboard. Either way, get used to it. I am … Continue reading

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Not In Your Backyard (if I can help it)

(Originally published in Now Then magazine in May 2010) I did not grow up within the city limits, but Sheffield has always been the big city in my life, and my memory of urban existence in the Sheffield of the … Continue reading

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The Customer Is Always Right – Suits You, Sir!

Dear readers, I hope your hearts will be gladdened by the imminent end to this marathon of spleen that has been my response to the 5 questions proposed by the Great British Art Debate. Here are some thoughts on the … Continue reading

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Pay no attention to that curator behind the curtain!

My ongoing response to The Great British Art Debate. Dear readers, have patience, the end is nigh. Does the art of the past have anything to say about the world of today? One of the most impressive shows I saw seen … Continue reading

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Naked and Ashamed (you should be) – or Take That and shove it

I don’t think you can possibly imagine how much I have longed to see the words “Beyoncé”, “lesbian” and “girlfight” appear in the same press-release. However, it’s a shame that they have been attached to one of most tedious and … Continue reading

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Clockwork Oranges Are Not The Only Forbidden Fruit

David: “How much did you pay for this?” Juiliet: “Five hundred pounds.” David: “Five hundred pounds? You paid five hundred pounds for this?” Juliet: “That’s what it cost, David.” David: “No, no, that’s what you paid for it. Five-hundred pounds … Continue reading

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BS sn n th tv – or – Wither Googlest thou?

My ongoing response to the Great British Art Debate. I apologize that these are getting longer. In fact, so long that I have had to split this one into two parts… Should the public have a say in what goes … Continue reading

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