Category: Unscientific Generalisations

New For 2018: The Only Blog Diet You’ll Ever Need

It’s January, and therefore time to slim down. I intend to trim the fat from this blog, starting with humour and other dangerous threats to society, such as adjectives. Who’s with me?

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I Realised Something And Now You Might Suffer For It

The Trans-Siberian Railway, Or What Not To Write About Russia

Sometimes a little bit of space can give you more perspective than a Renaissance painting. This is a pretty way of saying that I’ve been travelling, I’ve been thinking a lot, and the implications of that may cause more harm than good. For starters, I’m being prolific. And I think we can agree that nothing good can come of me having lots to say.

10 Exciting New Ways To Get Offended Which Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

10 Exciting New Ways To Get Offended Which Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

Ten years ago, we had woefully little to get truly offended about. There was little pleasure to be had in face-to-face confrontation, given its general ickiness and constant threat of physical violence. But now we have LOADS to get offended about, every day of the week! Whoever says that things aren’t better nowadays obviously just doesn’t have enough friends online.

Why You Should Never Live With A Woman From A Historical Period TV Drama

Why You Should Never Live With A Woman From A Historical TV Drama

We can’t get enough of these modern historical TV dramas! Such feisty heroines! Such swashbuckling storylines! Such bosoms! Seriously, there are bosoms everywhere! Wouldn’t it be fabulous to have such excitement in real life?

But hold on a second… what would this mean for your olfactory well-being? Your ultra-modern duplex? Your HONOUR?

5 Booky And Bloggy Things I Need To Tell You, Sloppily Slapped Together

5 Booky And Bloggy Things I Need To Tell You, Sloppily Grouped Together

I have some things to tell you. They might even be interesting. However, none of these things would warrant a full post on their own, so I’m employing a cunning and never-before-seen trick of grouping them together. Today’s post concerns political tactics and vote-bashing; the Dublin Writer’s Conference; the fiction of literary fiction, and why it’s SO difficult to be right all the time.