After renewed fighting between Bad Science’s Ben Goldacre and make-believe scientist Gillian McKeith, the skeptical blogosphere has been taking a look at itself and wondering whether it’s being a bit too mean, and putting people off. My contribution at Lay Science says ‘no’: there is value in making fun of […]
Last week, a quick dig at crap websites trying to promote discounts for the Rube Goldberg railfares system. And a review of a crap cycle path through Southwark Park. And from the weekend, an exclusive exposure of the leftist conspiracy behind the War On The Motorist, at Tolpuddle Festival in […]
As the “democracy village” are turfed out of their camp in the scorched and smelly square outside the home of democracy, I take the opportunity to review one of central London’s least impressive locations, an isolated and inaccessible grass and concrete traffic island — Parliament Square. Read it here.
This is another archival repost of something posted on the old blog in 2007. What is it with Channel 4 and the examination of excretions? During How Toxic Are Your Kids (C4, Thurs 8pm) I had to check the television guide to make sure that Armando Iannucci (The Day Today, […]
With Section 44 stop-and-search found to be in contravention of the declaration of human rights this week, the people of Photographer Not A Terrorist organised a victory flashmob at New Scotland Yard. For pictures, and to find out what it was all about, go over to cotch dot net.
London’s authorities are to be fined £300 million for failing to prevent the serious air pollution that we’re experiencing. More importantly, an estimated 4-5,000 people will die prematurely this year because of the city’s polluted air. But nobody seems quite able to name the source of the problem. At At […]
I done a Critical Mass. Critical Mass provokes some interesting responses from people who are sure they know what it’s all about, and sure they disagree with that. But when you bring the best part of a thousand people together whose only common interest is their mode of transport, it […]
This is another repost from the old blog, for archival purposes. I’m watching Peter Owen Jones’ Around The World In Eighty Faiths. You might recall Owen Jones as the public school hippy ex-ad man anglican vicar from Extreme Pilgrimage. This time ’round, Owen Jones is on a world tour, looking […]