Its World AIDS Day tomorrow. We all have our ribbon badges from Kidzpositive of course – with Jayne now working for an HIV charity we don’t have much of a choice, but we tend to mark the event anyway.
Entries from November 30th, 2005
November 30th, 2005 · Comments Off on World AIDS Day · Life
November 30th, 2005 · Comments Off on Bah Humbug · Life
Already there are some houses which have displays of Christmas lights to rival a Jean-Michel Jarre concert lightshow. I have one word for them – November!! Even some houses in Broadfield are doing it. I think it is already established that I do not really like Christmas much, except as a chance to have a […]
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November 30th, 2005 · Comments Off on Whiteboards · Work
Today I actually regretted my antipathy towards the phrase ‘political correctness gone mad’ as it seemed almost appropriate.
November 29th, 2005 · Comments Off on Zen poetry · Life
I just received an e-mail with the title “Your dick is too small. Bigger it now!” (Now thats what I call targetted spam. I don’t know whether to be impressed or offended by the thoroughness of their market research) Anyway the body of the email is this: fascinate evening suddenly. parents raise hard anybody? shining […]
The media seemed to be terribly disappointed to not find examples of full-scale, booze-fuelled rioting Friday night. They were out there with camera crews waiting for the trouble, but the police said that it was quieter than normal. Of course it was. Everyone was still in the pub! I was half-expecting to see crowds of […]
Now the weather has got a bit wintry it is time for the annual battle of the sexes. The venue is just about every office in the country, where some people (mainly men) have the air conditioning turned on and others (mainly women) have space heaters plugged in under the desk.
November 24th, 2005 · Comments Off on The bald truth · Life
Life imitates art as I find myself inhabiting an episode of Seinfeld. I have had my head shaved for ages, and recently decided to let my hair grow. So I stopped shaving and now find that it is not all growing back the way it used to be. In short, I am going thin on […]
November 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Thatcher and the nukes · Politics
For such a provocative headline, it was strange to see the story Thatcher ‘threatened to nuke Argentina’ tucked away on page 17 of the Guardian. Perhaps the Editor’s opinion was that, being in a political biography of Mitterand, it might all be a bit exagerrated to make the book appear more interesting.
November 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off on Islam, race and British identity · Life
The current series of stories in The Guardian is interesting reading. One thing which is mentioned in passing in this story is the matter of Islam and alcohol: …non-Muslim Britain hasn’t begun to grasp how big an obstacle alcohol is to Muslims’ participation. As alcohol consumption has soared in the past two decades, Muslims have […]