Innocence lost: what did you do before the internet?
Very interesting. As a member of the "last of the innocents" generation, I'm not sure I'd be so despairing about the scope for reflection, imagination and free thought in the future. But I wonder.
One of the many things that #marx got right was his analysis that governments and rulers come and go but the state remains in place, grows but never shrinks, waiting for the next guy/girl to get their hands on the controls.
Any damage done by Trump/Boris will likely heal quickly. Except #brexit obviously, that's a deeper wound.
Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson review – an inventive reanimation
So this sort of shit is up for the booker award (that generally awards insufferable shit). It's the reason books don't make the same impact they used to. Frankenstein is one of the greatest books ever written - get out of its way. (And yes, all I've read is a synopsis and I'm good with that - life is short.)
As an overworked perfectionist, ignoring wellness advice was the salve my soul needed
"We all want a life we don’t need regular health retreats and breaks from in order to withstand."
The surviving members of Apollo Mission Control White Team on console for the 50th anniversary of the landing https://twitter.com/BenFeist/status/1152681112659009537
The 10 ages of Boris Johnson: a guide to his road to power
One of the better, less shrill, accounts of Boris Johnson's development.
Survey shows crisis of confidence in vaccines in parts of Europe
Disgusting but funny
We Found a Piss Dungeon in a Pub
Don't ask how I came across this, but I find the mechanics of how a person comes to place their head in a urinal hilarious. For me, the real point is that it's almost impossible to get what you want in this world without compromising yourself. This is just an extreme case. :)
Paul Darrow obituary
Sad news. He was a legend in Blake's 7, a terrific sci-fi series, whose dated production values, sadly, would probably put off new generations of viewers. #blakes7
Almost everyone in sensible countries understand and believe in the threat of climate change and now ecosystems collapse. But well over 90% of people in Ireland, at least (and probably mostly everywhere), seem to always find a reason not to vote green.
There is no reason. Vote green even if the candidate is a penguin. Even if the party is a joke. Because it's the right button to be pressing (pronouns will die with us). If enough people press it something vaguely more world saving will happen.
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Waterford, recently London. 🇮
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