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Diving Under The Sea

The sun was shining bright and clean, which was part of it. The warming day felt like memories, not so cold you’d flinch, not so hot you’d ever slow down. Just right, and you squinted as you checked the sky was still blue, and you were a kid so the blue went up and up […]

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Chilcot

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Me in 2004: “But that’s what he deserves: to fall from grace, spectacularly, hugely, humiliatingly, with all his self-delusions laid bare.” We knew all this years ago of course. Again, me in 2004: how come no-one has pointed out the most damning fact to come to […]

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Infrequent linky

So regular linky readers will have noticed my frequency of posting has decreased. I’ve decided not to fight this tendency, so for the time being linky will be coming only on an occasional basis. Several reasons: Declining readership: I threw in some basic stat counters when I did my Buffy series, and readership here is […]

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Rapper’s De-Linky

Lots going on but I’ll quickly share some linky goodness: Via Pearce – an excellent ten-minute breakdown on how rappers execute rhyme and wordplay. Great for anyone interested in words and rhythm – poets & English teachers will like this! And related: Hamilton and the glory of language “America’s economic illness has a name: financialization. […]

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Stone Junk Linky

Why are the penises on ancient statues so small? Via Aaron, credits to Empire Strikes Back in the style of a James Bond movie. Star Wars – Episode V "The Empire Strikes Back" Homage (Title Sequence) from KROFL on Vimeo. Can someone explain to me how the heck this is possible? Elaborate 3D animations the […]

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Teen Linky

via Evie: Stop telling me our relationship with our teens should suck. Our culture really loves to talk about how awful teens are. This is a necessary corrective. Nonverbal autistic woman Carly Fleischmann launches her talk show interviewing a very game, and very lovely, Channing Tatum. You’ve watched that Radiohead music vid that does a […]

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Plastic Linky

I loved this edition of Manfeels Park. Hee hee! (Remember that all the dialogue is drawn from real exchanges online, with source link below the comic!) Via Gareth: the voices of Pinky & the Brain read… Pulp Fiction. (Just one scene!) (and via Cyrus, a highly entertaining script reading of The Matrix) Great personal story: […]

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Remaking ANZAC Day

Every year on April 25, New Zealand (and Australia but I’m talking NZ here) marks ANZAC Day, which commemorates soldiers who fell in wars great and small. Particularly it remembers the horrific slaughter at Gallipoli in World War I, which is often seen as the moment where NZ became a nation. It is always a […]

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Dangerous Linky

Dangerous Treasures: A story of Lovecraftian horror, frantic action, and deepweb forum culture, by the lovely folks at Strange Company. (9 minute short film.) My friend Kitty is featured in Woman builds herself new career… with Lego via d3vo, the many forgotten benefits of segmented sleep Via Alastair, four games that tell great stories, and […]

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The problem with men

This has been an unpleasant week; by which I mean I have been reminded many times that for women, every week is an unpleasant week. All this came across my screen. The dark side of Guardian comments “New research into our own comment threads provides the first quantitative evidence for what female journalists have long […]

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