Depression. A shit that needs wiping up.

You have, at some point in your life, been affected by depression, or its little brother anxiety.  If you haven’t suffered from it directly, you have no doubt known a family member or loved one who has.  In fact, around 20% of people in the UK will experience symptoms of …

People believe some proper shite.

Have you ever heard of James Randy?  For those of you who haven’t, James Randi used to work as a magician, escapologist, mind reader and the like.  He claimed no special abilities, but used a series of tricks and techniques with nothing more in mind than providing entertainment for his …

All inclusive

It is a wonder of our modern and enlightened civilisation that every member of society has the opportunity to grow and shine.  As the playing field becomes increasingly level, it becomes less and less important to be privileged or even able in order to be propelled to the top of …

Are people really getting more stupid?

It can’t just be me that gets the impression that people are getting increasingly stupid.  The dimwit to functioning human ratio seems to increase by the week, and there is no knowing where it is going to end.  Even the traditional halfwit is on the decline, giving way to the …

Small Talk

One of life’s great skills, I am told, is the ability to make small talk.  That is the ability to make conversation at times when there is little of importance to be said.  Or to look at it another way, the ability to seem enthusiastic when discussing things of no …

Who makes this shite?

I was meandering around a shopping centre last week, with no particular purpose other than to enjoy the air con and wile away half an hour or so.  Shopping close to my house is not a particularly fulfilling experience, but as we are in Asia, occasionally leads to some great …

The Rise of the Machines

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if we were taken over by machines? The men in white coats keep promising us that it will happen, so if you haven’t given the idea the benefit of your thought, perhaps now would be the best time to start. …

Eat Well for Less

Living outside the UK, I don’t tend to see a great deal of my homeland’s TV anymore.  That is to say that I don’t see a huge variety of the programmes on offer.  I can get the things that I want over the internet, but gone are the days of …

The failure of success

Type the word fail into YouTube, and you will be treated to a plethora of videos in which some poor unfortunate gets hurt or humiliated by doing something that goes horribly wrong. Through either their own stupidity/carelessness or some force outside their control, you can watch somebody get injured or …