Tag: Personal Freedom

What the Righteous do after sex

Earlier today Mrs Exile and I were in the toiletries and medicines aisle of one of the main supermarkets where we noticed something that gave us one of our periodic public fits of hysterical giggles. In this particular supermarket the…

11/11/11 11:00

While today’s time and date offer the potential for some light hearted fun with binary I’m more inclined to stick with the altered background theme of my own blog this week and go for something a bit more reflective. In…

Food For Thought?

Shelagh McKinlay (who blogs at ‘The Absurdist’) on the latest useless piece of ‘research’ on diet: I once ordered a cheese roll at a cafe in Fife and was astonished to hear the waitress cry: “Once through the hot fat…

Fantasy drugs policy

When blogging I’ve occasionally quoted from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books since they’ve always been less a fantasy series and more a series of parodies of parts of the world we actually live in, and there are often bits here…

Do You Fear Choice?

John Middleton (or as Tim describes him, this ‘scumbag idiot Marxist’ ) on the awful consequences of choice: A crowded train is delayed for hours; when it finally arrives the public address announces: “Thank you for choosing Virgin trains.” An…

Helping reduce Islamaphobia….. not

I’d never, ever suggest that they should be banned from doing this or that free speech should be ‘lightly restrained’ in order to make that possible (though Christ knows speech in the UK is not free anyway), but what the…

Who said that? Oh. Well, OK, then.

The Telegraph’s Alexis Dormany is suspicious of people like your humble servant who are anonymous on the web, behind noms de plume. Very… unsettling. He is torn between castigating megacorps for wanting to know everything about their customers and damning the…

You Will Follow The Party Line Or Else!

A city councillor could be censured by Labour Party colleagues after backing the restoration of the death penalty. For having an opinion that differs from the party line? How very Soviet… … party officials said they were concerned that she…

Welcome to The Asylum

In So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, the late Douglas Adams introduced us to a minor character by the name of John Watson or, as he preferred to be called, Wonko the Sane. Those who’ve read it will…