Tag: United States

  • A is for Amazon – Google sells the alphabet

    Those google predictions while you type are often frighteningly prescient but what happens when they’ve only got the first letter to go on? Well, it seems to me that rather than returning the most frequent queries (B is for Britney, P is for porn, etc.) they have sold most of the alphabet to US corporations.…

  • Similar and dissimilar others

    We just had our weekly journal club discussing: Mitchell, J.P., Macrae, C.N., & Banaji, M.R. (2006) Dissociable Medial Prefrontal Contributions to Judgments of Similar and Dissimilar Others, Neuron 50, 655-663 It’s a moderately neat scanning study that purports to show different neural mechanisms for making judgments about those who are similar to us compared to…

  • Bodidharma’s Eyelids – Chapter 2

    Chapter 2 London, Tuesday 17th December Doctor Whittard, the chief Librarian, was not a happy man. The biggest problem when running a government department that does not officially exist is the filling in of forms. Government runs on paperwork and in order to get anything done, the appropriate forms have to be filled in. Fully…

  • KOKO NIPPLES FETISH

    You might not remember this Koko’s responses to self-identity questions ‘Who are you?’ 1a. ME GORILLA NIPPLES TICKLE 1b.NIPPLES GORILLA 2a. POLITE-KOKO KoKo NUT NUT POLITE DEVIL HAIR 2b. HEAD KoKo POLITE SWEET BAD 3a. KOKO POLITE ME 3b. THIRSTY GORILLA ME 4a. POLITE ME THIRSTY FEEL KOKO- POLITE 4b. POLITE-KOKO KoKo FEEL LOVE THIRSTY…

  • insincere and dishonest

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    Compare this article on Guardian online today ‘He’s just sleeping, I kept telling myself’ On Sunday, 13 Iraqis were killed and dozens injured in Baghdad when US helicopters fired on a crowd of unarmed civilians. G2 columnist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who was injured in the attack, describes the scene of carnage – and reveals just how…

  • April Reading List

    Damsel in Distress – P G Wodehouse Another seemingly effortless piece of Wodehouse brilliance. It is reassuring to know that he actually spent ages rewriting drafts, refining his lines and polishing his sparkling wit. Dreaming War – Gore VidalA collection of essays about American Imperialism, blood for oil, other US outrages from WWII onwards.. Including…

  • follow the money

    a few more primates needlessly killed for pointless research that generates even more confusion.. the furore over the muffed up ‘monkeys on e’ trials is good news http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,60328,00.html or it would be if it drew attention to how bias gets introduced into the supposedly ‘objective’ scientific process. little chance of that happening. one shouldn’t blame…

  • anti war march this saturday & we’re making a placard and have been trying to think up some decent slogans. Here are my efforts: military expenditure US…………..$280 Billion Iraq………….$1.3 Billion who is more dangerous? reverend Blair says: Love thy transatlantic neighbour bomb the shit out of the arabs. (& just don’t mention the french) –…

  • God knows I’m not a Christian (God knows this better than most – or he would were he not dead) But, at the eleventh hour before this latest war, I am forced to admit that there is a lot of merit in St. Augustine’s definition of a just war. His formulation lays out seven principles…