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What would you do for your faith?

November 30, 2011


I am, by and large, a lapsed Catholic. But because I’m an interested and engaged reader – and perhaps because of my semi-religious past – I was intrigued to read this blogpost at the Smithsonian website about the trend throughout the ages of stigmata. I’d heard before of stigmata, but only in the metaphorical sense. […]

Tom Macmaster sets back the Arab Spring decades

June 13, 2011


I’m busy contemplating adding a major new chapter to The Revolution Will Be Tweeted? (which is out now) thanks to this, as well as updating other events  and releasing an expanded second edition soon. That won’t be for a while, though, so if you’re interested in seeing how the now-named Arab Spring came about (and […]

Kim Jong-Il looking at things

December 4, 2010


I’m busy writing lots of things at the minute and so need a way to be distracted when I take a break and do nothing for a bit. I’ve found the perfect solution: Kim Jong-Il looking at things. There’s really not a lot you can say about the site (it’s all pretty much summed up […]

Why we should all learn Latin

August 11, 2010


I was watching Domesday last night on BBC2, a programme about the massive state-of-the-nation census commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1086 in order to (depending on your viewpoint) create a great national database for the 11th century equivalent of the Inland Revenue or to assert his kingly power in a landgrab backed up by […]

What happens when you get the wrong email address…

July 14, 2010


A week and a half ago I began getting some strange emails. They were sent from what I presume is a Turkish man (or woman) who owns an iPhone. I know that only because each email ends with ‘iPhone’umdan gönderildi’ – which I presume is the Turkish for the annoying commonplace phrase ‘sent from my […]

Shane Lee, YouTube Phenomenon

June 25, 2010


Shane Edward Lee is a YouTube phenomenon. No-one quite knows what to make of him. He is a military veteran. He is a Christian. He is possibly, according to confessions made on his own videos, a paedophile. He is all of these things and (very possibly) none of these things. And, God help me, I […]