RT @justmckeat: I work hard to not think of the Tories as evil but, y’know, why fight it? http://bit.ly/eZCE8E
Why soup kitchen ban is only first skirmish in... →
The richest Tory-run Council in the country is seeking to ban soup kitchens for the homeless from an area around Westminster Cathedral. Labour Uncut has provided the documents to prove that they really hadn’t made up
Why the welfare cuts will cost more than they save →
contribution by Richard Shrubb I have a friend with a son in receipt of nearly £500,000 a year for his 24-hour a day care. Andy has Canner’s Autism. He also has very low intelligence and gets…
kings place →
Last Thursday, NRB associate and hecklr co-host Scott and I took the train up to London (I’m steadfastly refusing to refer to it by a stupid nickname) to watch Peacock and Gamble‘s Emergency…
Conservatives created the NHS ‘bureaucracy’ they... →
contribution by Jon Taylor The Tories talk a lot about how the public sector has become bloated, according to them, it has become ‘weighed down by bureaucracy’. But is Tory policy not…
New post: kings place: Last Thursday, NRB associate and hecklr co-host Scott and I took the train up to London (… http://bit.ly/eZ5Phw
a statesman apologises →
Nelson Mandela apologised today after pictures emerged of him consorting with a notorious warlord responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. Speaking from his home in…
Time to do some more CHEMISTRY!
How security can be more theatre than reality |... →
Drug-detecting dogs and hi-tech brain scans to spot liars – examples of how we are still buying into the placebo effect Science is about disproving hypotheses, and no matter what the armchair…
Is there any way Youtube would consider NOT auto-upscaling video quality when I select full screen?
Japan Airlines' CEO pays himself less than the... →
When Japan Airlines hit hard times in 2009 and began to lay off its staff, JAL CEO Haruka Nishimatsu cut his own pay to less than that of his pilots and eliminated all his perks. He now…
RT @botherer: Sorry to pester, @DonFosterMP, but have you yet signed http://saveournhs.org ? If it helps, you could think of it as a pledge.
Hark, a Vagrant: Bess at Tilbury →
buy this print! Gonna get to the comic in a sec, but first, say, would you guys do me a favor? Just a vote, a moment of your time if you like! Two good friends of…
In the theater, about to watch Peacock and Gamble’s Emergency Broadcast!
UK rescue attempt convinces Brits to stay in Libya →
UK attempts to rescue British citizens trapped in Libya have convinced most of them to dig a big hole in the sand and live in it.
Here come the appetizers. →
Here come the appetizers.
Dragon Age 2 demo impressions. Combat much improved. Feels far more immidiate. UI improvements pretty good. Difficult to tell much else.
Opinion: Let’s Not Celebrate DRM Just Yet →
Don’t be fooled, I say. Ubisoft, amongst others, have been getting a lot of good press lately, including from this very site, for the apparent backtracking on the DRM that had crippled a…
Downloading Total War: Shogun 2 and Dragon Age 2 demos. Tomorrow will be fun.
David Cameron: Gun Slut →
Strange to think that if Hosni Mubarak hadn’t been given the elbow the other week, there’s a good chance David Cameron would have been selling him more tools to help continue his shooting, torturing…
The key to the revolution →
Please make this happen, somebody. If we ever want to see fat greedy bankers hanging from lamp-posts, as surely we all do, this is the surefire route to success and thereby to a better world. (And…
http://bit.ly/eH6ktQ : this is awesome.
Thousands of public health experts could disappear →
THOUSANDS of public health experts could disappear over the next two weeks if they don’t shut it, according to a new study.
trying to resist the urge to buy stuff. Thankfully, Seesaw has provided series 1&2 of The Thick Of It for free.
Almost a Decade Later →
I’ve been putting off writing this post since what more, realistically, needs to be said about the slapstick career of Christopher Hitchens? There seems to be a consensus emerging that Hitch has…
Gaming Made Me: Age Of Empires II →
Hello! Gaming Made Me is a new weekendly series that continues the theme of our previous Gaming Made Me excursions, which is a theme about the games that made people who they are today. In…
reading Fables, listening to the Brandenburg Concerti, thinking of ideas.
In case of overdose, consult a lifeguard | Ben... →
The authorities have just finished a lengthy consultation to decide how homeopathy pills should be labelled. How amusing For the last two weeks we’ve followed the government’s misuse of…
RT @RedRector: “They’ll turn it into a cemetery over my dead body!” Campaigner against expansion of Camberwell New into Honor Oak Rec on …
Astonishing X-Men commission →
I was given the rather daunting but fun task of drawing a page from Astonishing X-Men in my style. I had a lot of fun with this but my work just doesn’t compare to John Cassadays!
The Blackadder documentary goes a bit Garth Marenghi again, doesn’t it?
RT @uponnothing: Richard Littlejohn arguing that @bbcqt be scrapped because he always spots non-white, non-Tories in the audience. Serio …
Yeah, I’m working on the roof today. →
Yeah, I’m working on the roof today.
My father and I have decided that Grand Designs would be improved immeasurably by the addition of elephants.
Calvin and Hobbes Nintendo Video Game →
Jeff Wysaski of Pleated-Jeans took it into his own hands to create a mockup of a NES box featuring Calvin and Hobbes. Like most guys my age, I grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes…
How are you breathing? →
How are you breathing?
http://bit.ly/hJiINo : Malcom Gladwell Book Generator. Sublime.
NHS forcing old people into bare-knuckle boxing →
THE National Health Service is now little more than a front for illegal boxing matches between frail pensioners, according to a new report.
"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated,... →
“By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.” - - Oscar Wilde I enjoy how relevant this quote is now. (via thecynicscorner)
How does one ensure they are aware when someone is... →
Learn the taxonomy of fallacies and make a sport of spotting them. And keep a handy “citation needed” sign up your sleeve.
a brief experiment
New post: Sorry…: …for not posting yesterday, I’ve been editing a podcast! It should be released tomorrow, for m… http://bit.ly/exp1zl
…for not posting yesterday, I’ve been editing a podcast! It should be released tomorrow, for more details etc, please visit here for reading material, try this.
Fight to save forests has only just begun →
David Babbs is the executive director of 38 Degrees Defra officials announced their plans to postpone the sell-off of 15 per cent of our forests yesterday morning. In a concession to…
Sebastian Faulks looks like a thinner, better-spoken Rory McGrath.
How Fast Should Stuff Unlock? →
The game Magicka unlocks eight different elements in its ten minute playable intro, giving you access to 16,384 spell combinations. And later, an M60. Half-Life 1 and 2 don’t give you …
http://bit.ly/gflyuV : “If we were to strip politics of substance free, bullshit assertions, there would be no such thing as politics.”
Neil Gaiman explains why he doesn't sweat "piracy" →
In this video from the UK Open Rights Group’s excellent ORGzine, Neil Gaiman explains how he came to understand that “Internet piracy” of his books is good for sales and good for readers…
BRAAAP! BRAAAAAAP! BRAAAAAAAAAP! Inception over! Probably the best film of last year, wasn’t it?
When will David Cameron's souffle of spin... →
David Cameron is leading Britain through a huge and unpredictable experiment. I’m not talking about his decision to impose massive cuts in the middle of a recession. That’s not an experiment at all….