How Punk Won

Saturday, 12 May 2007

[Picture of caruso]THE music business is all but dead.

It didn’t really last all that long either — but it lasted a lot longer than anyone thought it would.

Although few will shed tears at its passing, as far as I can ascertain, the global music recording business began with a man crying! Read the rest of this entry »

Why The Car is Best

Thursday, 8 March 2007

[Picture of off road car]THE car is not perfect, but it is still the best. It really is — and to deny this simple truth can only lead to unhappiness. Facts are facts, and facts have to be faced. What I shall attempt to do here is explain for the record why the car is best (as completely as I possibly can). Read the rest of this entry »

Why Christmas is Important

Friday, 22 December 2006

IS IT CHRISTMAS trees, gifts, snow, decorations, Santa Claus, Reindeer…

Or, three magicians on camels (with gold, frankincense and myrrh) follow a star to a stable where a virgin gives birth leaning against a column amidst straw and animals.

  • Is Christmas too commercial? Has it lost its meaning? What is the real meaning of Christmas? Has it any value — and has it any value for non-Christians?

These are good and important questions — and they need answered once and for all!

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How To Get To Heaven Part 3

Saturday, 11 November 2006

[Picture of ad for TV show: “My Name is Earl”]Some years ago I published a long essay called ‘How To Get To Heaven’ on the web, but when I migrated it to this blog, I split it into two posts, fiddled with the formatting, did some light editing, added pictures and generally tried to make it less daunting to the reader. I also promised to write a third post. This is it.

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Why We Smoked

Tuesday, 1 November 2005

[Picture of Santa Claus Smoking (Lucky Strike Ad)]IMAGINE everyone smoked. Even Santa Claus.

Once upon a time, and not all that long ago, that was the case: you could smoke cigarettes openly and indoors. Heck, I can remember visiting my GP — I sat in the surgery waiting room reading a magazine and smoking (like everyone else) — and when I was called in, the doctor lit-up and offered me a cigarette from a lovely cigarette box he kept on his desk. Hard to imagine today!

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Why Girls Want to be Stick Thin

Tuesday, 10 February 2004

[Picture of Twiggy]THE reason why girls are bulimic and anorexic in the Western World today is down to one person: Twiggy.

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