Monthly Archives: January 2012

Brands: Value for Money, Even in a Recession

Now I have never been a fan of people wearing clothes with brands stamped all over them: T Shirts with the word ‘Armani’ across the chest, or underwear with ‘Calvin Klein’ on the waist band – basically plain and ordinary … Continue reading

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The Odeon: A Glorified Sweet Shop

The Odeon cinema chain is essentially nothing more than a glorified sweet shop. Going to the cinema, I like to feel like I am being sold an experience, rather than an overpriced, mass-produced product. The Odeon, and other large chains, … Continue reading

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The Grey *

Who would have thought that Liam Neeson would be the last man standing? Predictable from the very beginning, this film lacks plot, action and character development. The main problem with this movie is that it is trying to be something … Continue reading

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Violence Begets Violence: A Comment on ‘Battle for Haditha’, ‘Jarhead’ and ‘The Hurt Locker’

Violence begets violence. This sounds like a profound statement but it really rather simple. Watching some excellent movies recently about the Iraq war, or the ‘War on Terror’ provoked me to consider all over again just how ridiculous the war … Continue reading

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My Horror at Reading This: “Lazy useless fat economy draining fuckers”

I am still shaking with anger. As I write this post, I am shocked and horrified that people of my age, people who I considered friends, have such outrageously close-minded, Tory views on the issue of benefits. This morning I … Continue reading

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Welcome to Tory Britain

Just today I saw this image on Facebook, and was instantly prompted to make a post about it. I realise that this is old news, but the principle still matters. Yesterday I was having a conversation with someone about how … Continue reading

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A Thought on University Life

This is a response to an article I read in The Guardian:  Drink, not fees, is the biggest problem at Universities by Simon Murphy, 18 January 2012 I wholeheartedly agree with the points put forward by Murphy in this article. University … Continue reading

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