Monthly Archives: May 2008

Because Warren asked nicely…

…a quick pimp of Ellis’s excellent webcomic Freakangels, drawn by Paul Duffield. Six free pages of flooded-London-telepathic-apocalypse goodness every Friday. This one is in for the long haul and it’s well worth a look. (Not quite as amazing as Doktor … Continue reading

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What would you do with six trillion dollars?

Charlie Stross asks the best question I’ve seen in a long while: The direct cost to the US government of the war and occupation of Iraq — counting only funds appropriated by Congress — so far runs to roughly $523Bn. … Continue reading

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Past rants – On taking the veil

This is me wading in on the controversy about Muslem women wearing the hijab. From 8 October 2006. On taking the veil I’ve been mulling over this since Jack Straw’s recent pronouncement on the subject of veiled Moslem women There … Continue reading

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Past rants – Christianity is stupid

…and sometimes I just get downright pissed off. Please – if you are (as Stephen King put it in the Dark Tower series) ‘for the Jesus-man’, read the whole piece before throwing stones. (From 6 November 2006) Christianity is stupid … Continue reading

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Past rants – People of the Book, People of Books

This second rant, from 6 April 2006, is a good example of how I write, in that it’s got swearing and a certain degree of exasperation. But it comes from a good place, I hope… People of the Book, People … Continue reading

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Past rants – 'Stories'

Best way to give an idea of what sort of thing you’re likely to find here is to put up a few of my older LJ posts. This is first in a loose series where I am trying to get … Continue reading

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Introit

My first post here at WordPress… There’s plenty of my other ranty goodnesses on my old Livejournal and Insanejournal sites, some of which I may adapt here. Why the change? Frankly, because LJ sucked badly after the successive takeovers by … Continue reading

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