Category Archives: Ramblings

Backing the Blue

I won’t pretend I’ve never had trouble with the police and some lingering resentment as a result of that. In my first few years of driving I ended up with a number of small fines and a loss of license. … Continue reading

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Our Empty Overlords

“We know of periods in the history of many nations in which profound upheavals in cultural processes led to a surge of the merely talented into leading position in communities, schools, academies, and governments. Highly talented people sat in all … Continue reading

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E3 is pointless and has been for years

Just over two years ago I wrote a diatribe called ‘The Absolute State of Video Games’ that covered various aspects of the gaming industry. One that I covered towards the end was the increasing irrelevance of gaming media as publishers … Continue reading

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There is no Scooby-Doo Ending

Whatever the animation company, almost every cartoon on television I watched as a child had the same formula. The bad guys would hatch some convoluted and ridiculous plot and the good guys would put an end to it just after … Continue reading

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Financial Success versus Cultural Legacy

Though I can’t now remember where I read it, I  read somewhere that the 2009 film Avatar, despite it’s immense financial success has not left any sort of cultural legacy. When thinking about it, it is hard not to agree. … Continue reading

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Intelligence and the Appearance of It

I like books. I read quite a lot of them and I have never been without a significant backlog of books to read since I was a teenager. Not everyone is like this though and there is nothing necessarily wrong … Continue reading

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Filling in the ice tray

I have a problem every summer in my house when I go to get ice and find trays completely empty because nobody has bothered to refill it. I have a set habit of refilling the trays every time I use … Continue reading

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The Results of the Election

As I write there are questions surrounding the outcome of the election which could go on for many weeks if not into next year. I was going to hold off writing because of this but I did say this: Speaking … Continue reading

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The Trumpslide Cometh – I know, I even bought the t-shirt!

As I write, the mainstream polls seem to be “tightening” or adjusting to reality and I want to make it clear before election day that I think the polls were always wrong. Trump is going to win a massive and … Continue reading

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Health and Skin in the Game

At the time of writing this I have no serious medical or psychological conditions. Apart from attention deficit disorder in primary school, I have never been diagnosed with or suspected of having a mental condition. I take no medication regularly … Continue reading

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